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Letter: Re-elect Ratzki and Karrick

Saturday, October 25, 2014

I live in Danbury, and I am very glad that Mario Ratzki (Merrimack District 1) and David Karrick (Merrimack District 25) have been our members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives for the past two years. Even though Danbury is the smallest town in their respective districts, they work together as a team to seek our views and pay attention to our concerns, to keep us updated about legislative …

Letter: Fraher cares

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Please vote for Nancy Brison Fraher for state Senate in District 17. I have known Nancy for many, many years. She is a retired school teacher who truly cares about her community. She will work to make New Hampshire colleges affordable. She will listen to what your thoughts and hopes are for New Hampshire. Vote for Nancy Brison Fraher on Nov. 4. MARY-JANE …

Letter: Walt has the goods

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Walt Havenstein should be our next governor of New Hampshire. He has New Hampshire’s problems first on his agenda of what is best for us and our country. The United States has gigantic problems that seem to get worse everyday. Walt is a strong leader, and his knowledge and background of strength and pride in serving our country has given him exactly what …

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Letter: Vote for Luneau

Saturday, October 25, 2014

We support David Luneau, an independent, for the state House of Representatives representing Hopkinton and Concord Ward 5. Having known David since he was a senior in Hopkinton High School when we transported him and our daughter to ski racing meets throughout New Hampshire, we are aware of …

Letter: Saunderson and Moffett will serve District 9 well

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Nov. 4 is fast approaching, the date for the important election of members of Merrimack County District 9 (Canterbury and Loudon) to the state House of Representatives. We will be casting our ballot for George Saunderson to join Howard Moffett, who is running for his second term. Moffett …

My Turn: State’s new way to assess student learning could reduce standardized testing

Saturday, October 25, 2014

We’ve been hearing a lot about testing in our schools. There were proposals in the last Legislature – unsuccessful in the end – to postpone the new Smarter Balanced annual assessment. Nashua teachers made news last winter saying that neither their schools nor their students were ready for …

My Turn: State can’t afford another O’Brien Legislature

Saturday, October 25, 2014

On Nov. 4, you have a clear, important choice to make. When you enter the voting booth on Election Day, your vote will decide whether our state continues to move in the right direction or gets pulled back into the past. We have faced this decision before. In …

My Turn: U.S. needs a strategy to combat Islamic State

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Last month, President Obama stood behind the podium in the White House briefing room and admitted to America – and the world – that he didn’t have a strategy to combat the threat from the terrorist group ISIS. …

My Turn: For the state’s women, November choice is clear

Saturday, October 25, 2014

As a former Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, former mayor of Concord and the current chairman of the nonpartisan NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire PAC, I know that women’s issues don’t always break along partisan …

Letter: Shurtleff a tireless worker

Friday, October 24, 2014

I ask Merrimack District 11 residents to re-elect Steve Shurtleff as their state representative. Steve is always honest, thoughtful and helpful. He sincerely cares about our community. He is tirelessly devoted to making Penacook a better place. More than a board member of the Penacook’s village association, community …

Letter: Gallagher always listens

Friday, October 24, 2014

I would like to encourage those residing in Belknap District 4 (Sanbornton and Tilton) to vote for Brian Gallagher on Nov. 4. We will all be well represented by Brian when he is elected to the House of Representatives. It’s about time we had a representative who is …

Letter: Not the only one

Friday, October 24, 2014

Having worked for the Executive Council for 30-plus years, I enjoyed your article regarding the Executive Council and the accompanying quiz (Monitor Forum, Oct. 16). However, I must correct your answer to the question regarding how many states other than New Hampshire have the Governor and Executive Council …

Letter: Meet Tom Dawson

Friday, October 24, 2014

I have only one political sign in my yard this year, unlike other election years when I have had up to 10, and it’s for Tom Dawson, who is running for the state House of Representatives. It is hard to elevate your voice over the cacophony of an …