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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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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Choose Schamberg, Mello

Friday, October 24, 2014

I am urging Wilmot voters to vote for Tom Schamberg for re-election to the New Hampshire House, and for Carolyn Mello for state Senate. Tom has distinguished himself for his commitment to our communities by attending meetings of boards and commissions, and by his attendance record at the …

Letter: Moffett deserves re-election

Friday, October 24, 2014

To my Canterbury and Loudon friends and neighbors: Election Day is upon us and I urge you take seriously the need to vote. Your vote matters. In that regard, I would urge you to support and vote for Howard Moffett for state representative. He has represented us well …

Letter: Fennessy for school board

Friday, October 24, 2014

I write in strong support of Nathan Fennessy, a candidate for the Concord School Board in Wards 5, 6 and 7. Nathan supports full-day kindergarten because of the academic benefits to our youngest students and because an abbreviated school day places a burden on working families. He also …

Letter: Let climate guide you

Friday, October 24, 2014

Rob Werner has done a public service in outlining the reasons that voters “must weigh climate change choices” (Monitor Forum, Oct. 12). In the days since his column appeared, we have reports that August and September were the hottest months ever recorded (that is a worldwide average, even …

My Turn: This is a season of celebration for Hindu Bhutanese

Friday, October 24, 2014

America has a heterogeneous society, with diverse cultures, people and traditions intertwined in a single strand. Our country respects and honors diversity, and holds freedom of religion as one of our highest values. People can practice, preserve and …

My Turn: There was a time when great craftsmanship was its own reward

Friday, October 24, 2014

We recently enjoyed a fall walk along the Merrimack River in Boscawen on a newly opened section of the Northern Rail Trail, following what was originally a Boston and Maine rail line. At one point, I stopped to …

My Turn: Brown offers little more than an artificial image

Friday, October 24, 2014

I remember with pleasure the 1996 Concord celebration when Jeanne Shaheen was first elected governor of New Hampshire, and admirers gathered at the Audi to celebrate her election. Many were happy again when she left the governorship after …

My Turn: Domestic violence victims harmed by Boutin’s vote

Friday, October 24, 2014

It is with great concern that I have learned that Republican state Sen. David Boutin has so blatantly run away from his vote against House Bill 1409, which if enacted into law would have expanded the law prohibiting …

Editorial: This time, Weare has to get it right

Friday, October 24, 2014

There are no simple fixes for the crisis at the Weare Police Department. Events of the last two years – the shooting death of an unarmed drug suspect, staff departures and potential returns, the ill-fated appointment of John Velleca – paint a disturbing picture. And those are only …

Letter: Moffett, Saunderson and Carey deserve your vote

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I am writing in support of three candidates to represent Loudon and Canterbury in the state House of Representatives: Howard Moffett and George Saunderson in Merrimack District 9, and Lorrie Carey in Merrimack District 26. Incumbents Lorrie and Howard have worked hard for all citizens on many bills …