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Letter: Trouble at the jail

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Much discussion and controversy has surrounded the Belknap County jail in recent months. As a candidate for state representative from Laconia, I decided to visit this facility and tour the inside. The jail is made up of a hodgepodge of several additions constructed over the years. It was not designed for women but about two-dozen women are housed in the gymnasium. It was not designed for the mentally ill or … 0

Letter: Experience matters

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I’ve compared the two Democratic candidates for District 15 state Senate, and here is my conclusion. Dan Feltes and Kass Ardinger are both smart and caring candidates who are focused on the right issues. The difference, for me, is in their experience. Feltes has lived here for eight years, been employed as a lawyer and lobbyist for a fine organization, but he has … 0

Letter: The family picks Feltes

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

While we are politically aware, it takes a special candidate to get our family actively involved in a campaign. Dan Feltes is that candidate, and we proudly support and endorse him for state Senate. We recently held a house party for Dan, and his remarks reinforced our belief that he is the best candidate to represent all residents of Hopkinton, Warner, Henniker and … 0

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Letter: Feltes’s valuable background

Sunday, August 17, 2014

We are writing to express our support for Dan Feltes, candidate for New Hampshire Senate. We hope you will vote for him on Sept. 9. We appreciate Dan’s background and how it may affect his perspective. Amy was a legal assistance lawyer in East Tennessee. I taught and … 0

Letter: Why are they hiding?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

We in the Granite State used to be proud of our independence. We appreciated the fact that we had many opportunities to meet with our elected officials at town hall meetings and public forums. Whether we agreed or disagreed on an issue, we always knew that there was … 1

My Turn: State officials must accept that sex offenders can change

Sunday, August 17, 2014

People change. This is an incontrovertible truth in life. Yet, this concept seems to be lacking in the wonderful state that has become my home – at least it’s MIA in the New Hampshire state prison system. (Fortunately, it hasn’t hit our schools yet.) The money to be … 13

Editorial: Ice buckets and Connolly aiding cause

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Across the country, young and old alike are taking buckets of ice water to the head. The campaign has raised awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Originally, participants were given a choice: Make a donation or face a chilly … 0

My Turn: State House reporters are an endangered species

Sunday, August 17, 2014

In order to thrive, a pure democracy requires an educated and informed citizenry. In a representative democracy, an educated and informed citizenry is even more important. That is why, in addition to the three branches of government – legislative, executive and judicial – this nation has depended upon … 0

My Turn: Nature can help make sense of the world

Sunday, August 17, 2014

It was an interesting night. I watched the evening news and felt bad for the family of Robin Williams. Such a talented individual and such a tragic loss. My wife, Faith, was out for the night, so as I often do, I decided to sit on my boulder … 2

Katy Burns: Pam Smart murder case is revisited in a new HBO documentary

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Last month’s lurid murder trial over in Dover that seemed to transfix the WMUR news editors (if not the station’s long-suffering viewers) was really just incredibly sad, not memorable. On the other hand, the trial of O.J. Simpson … 7

Letter: Robin being Robin

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I, too, have a Robin Williams story to share. Years ago, I was presenting a seminar at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. At the same time, Robin was filming Patch Adams. Faculty colleagues insisted that we watch part of the takes regarding a farewell evening … 0

Letter: A talk with Ardinger, Feltes

Saturday, August 16, 2014

On Monday, Aug. 18, the League of Women Voters of the Greater Capital Area is holding a candidates forum for the state Senate District 15 Democratic primary election candidates, Kass Ardinger and Dan Feltes. The forum is on the NHTI campus in Sweeney Auditorium. Doors will open at … 0

Letter: Misplaced blame

Saturday, August 16, 2014

In Paula Tasker’s letter, “Penacook Deserves More,” she attempts to rile up the populace against our state representative, city councilor and those darn Democrats. She wants a complete change of all those rascals. Why? She would have us believe that by their failure to act, we have lost … 0