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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: Pick McConaha

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jim McConaha’s involvement and accomplishments in this community are well documented. That is why I am supporting Jim for state representative in District 27 (Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7). Jim has served as the director of the USDA’s Farm Service Agency and a faculty member …

Letter: A skilled leader

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I grew up in Bow and remember as a middle school student being assigned an ancient history project – to build a sarcophagus. We instantly sought the help of my friend’s stepdad, knowing how handy he could be. We assumed he would roll up his sleeves and put …

Letter: Enough is enough

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

To all politicians currently running for office: Please stop filling my shredder with your glossy print propaganda. I don’t even look at the mailings because most of what is printed on them is lies. Save your money and help out a homeless person. I have already decided who …

Letter: Georgevits is a solid leader

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ken Georgevits, candidate for county commissioner, has been a long-term member of the Concord Kiwanis. Ken has held leadership positions in Kiwanis, including club president, division lieutenant governor, and has served on multiple occasions as a board member. Through these roles, Ken has long been an active participant …

Editorial: Van Ostern, Pappas earned another term

Monday, October 20, 2014

If you’re looking for a high-profile job in politics, a seat on the Executive Council shouldn’t be high on your list. But as the group that approves or denies state contracts and gubernatorial appointments, the five-member board is crucial to making sure the state runs smoothly and efficiently. …

Letter: Waiting for a retraction

Monday, October 20, 2014

I’m choosing to believe that Scott Brown is not racist. I assume that he’s not unintelligent. That leaves naivete – not a good quality for a senator. He suggested that “the Ebola crisis underscores the need to secure our borders.” One way to fuel prejudice and discrimination is …

Letter: A worthy trio

Monday, October 20, 2014

On Nov. 4, the voters of Canterbury and Loudon have the chance to place an impressive trio in the next state Legislature: Rep. Howard Moffett (District 9), Rep. Lorrie Carey (District 26) and George Saunderson (District 9). These three candidates for state representative embody the spirit of cooperation …

Letter: Dawson knows education

Monday, October 20, 2014

One of Laconia’s candidates for state representative has seen how vital education is to making our state strong and has a record of walking the walk, not just talking the talk. Tom Dawson’s mother was a lifelong teacher; his father a teacher and a principal. Tom earned a …

Letter: Lengthy service

Monday, October 20, 2014

I am really impressed by how long these candidates have served New Hampshire. Dianne Schuett, who is serving as the Pembroke-Chichester representative, was also clerk of a committee that eliminated 60 boards and commissions. Richard DeBold, a lifelong resident of New Hampshire, served 12 years as a Chichester …

Letter: Moffett the moderate

Monday, October 20, 2014

I urge all thoughtful voters to mark your ballot for Howard Moffett, candidate for re-election as a state representative. Howard is a moderate Democrat with the unique ability to hear all sides of an issue and has demonstrated collaboration in reaching across the aisle. His background as an …