Notes from Concord

By David Karrick

Once again I’ve been tracking some of the recent votes of our current State Representatives, Anne Copp and Natalie Wells, at the Statehouse in Concord: March 22 Session: House Bill 1313, Repeals prohibitions on carrying a loaded firearm on your OHRV or Snowmobile; Wells voted in favor, Copp was absent. Bill passed 181 to 148. […]

Vote for Neil Irvine (NHEC Board)

To the editor: I am writing to endorse the candidacy of Neil Irvine for a seat on the New Hampshire Electric Board of Directors. Neil has served the Coop Members on the nominating committee for several years and has the first hand knowledge of the challenges and responsibilities of being a director. Most importantly Neil […]

Support for Neil Irvine (NHEC Board)

To the Editor, As as NH Electric Co-op member, I am casting my vote for Neil Irvine in this year’s election for the Board of Directors. I have personally known Neil for almost 10 years and his dedication to the community he serves is well documented. He has shown he has the ability, the desire […]

Letter to Editor

By Stewart B Epstein

To The Editor: Politics in this country has reached the point where I would be shocked if any candidate for the US House or Senate  showed the courage to support a national-wealth tax of 25 percent on all individuals worth $10 million or more. Here’s what we could do with that revenue: 1. Eliminate the […]

The Purpose of Town Meeting

By Janet Moore

About the recent town meeting…it’s worth a reminder that the purpose of a town meeting is to conduct the town’s business for the coming year by addressing warrant articles put forth by the Board of Selectmen and the townspeople. All of the information contained in the town report is made available to the public through […]

Representative Ann Copp

Representative Anne Copp sent me the following email after she had berated me at the State House for wearing a pink hat from the National Women’s March. I was standing with a sign that read “Trust Women.” When I found out who she was, I emailed her to ask her what was going on, because […]

Comments from Representative Natalie Wells

By Representative Natalie Wells

This article was updated on March 21, 2018 From Representative Natalie Wells, Merrimack 25 (Andover, Danbury, Salisbury, Warner & Webster) To Our Veterans: Are you aware that you may possibly be entitled to receive a tax credit on your property taxes? A bill passed in 2017 that allows cities and towns in NH to vote […]

Senator French opposes raising car registration fees

Press Release

Concord, NH – Today, the New Hampshire Senate supported the Ways and Means Committee recommendation of inexpedient to legislate for SB 587-L, lowering the population requirement for a city or town to collect additional fees for motor vehicle registration. After the vote, Senator Harold French (R-Franklin) issued the following statement: “We saw this same legislation […]

More Notes From Concord

By David Karrick

David Karrick is a former state representative and has announced his candidacy for the next election. He is a regular contributor to the Beacon. Your State Representatives, Natalie Wells and Anne Copp, were at it again on February 15 in the NH Legislature. They both voted against HCR13 which condemns hate crimes and other forms […]

Thoughts on School Voucher Bills

By Marie Nardino/William Radzelovage

In 2012, New Hampshire established a Scholarship Voucher System to provide state support to qualified students wishing to leave the public school system.  It is funded by an 85% credit to corporations, on their NH Business Profits Tax, for donations to approved scholarship funds.  We have read that the corporate response has been minimal to […]

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