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Conservative Think-tanks

Dear Editor: The American people need to be made aware of the power and influence of right-wing-conservative-libertarian-Republican “think-tanks”/”policy institutes.”  Two examples would be “Americans for Prosperity” (which alone has 2.3 million members) and “The Heritage Foundation.” Conservative think-tanks are organizations that are primarily created and funded by large corporations, billionaires, and multi-millionaires whose purpose is […]

County Republican Chair Reacts to Sentencing of State Representative

 Merrimack County Republican Committee chair Karen Testerman has reacted to a recent plea deal involving Concord State Representative Katherine Rogers and a misdemeanor assault charge. “It’s appalling  that the  leadership of the Democrat Party,  namely Chairman Ray Buckley and House Minority  Leader Steve Shurtleff, would seemingly condone a party member assaulting a member of the […]

Karrick Responds to Rep. Wells on SB 193

I hope everyone is surviving the current deep freeze. I am writing in response to State Representative Natalie Wells’ recent letter in the Andover Beacon about Senate Bill 193 which would authorize individual Education Savings Accounts of $3,600 annually to help children from low income families attend private schools. This is adequacy aid that would […]

Thank You from Wilmot Community Association

More than 30 volunteers ensured that the Wilmot Community Association’s (WCA) annual Holiday Craft Fair held Saturday, Dec. 2 was a terrific success. Without volunteers’ able assistance, it would be impossible to organize and present this event. We extend special thanks to Kathy Neuberger, chairperson of the craft fair, for her tireless work and to […]

Colby-Sawyer College December Events

December 2017 Dance Ensemble ‘Encore’ Friday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Theater, Sawyer Fine Arts Center Directed by adjunct faculty member Laura Dunlop Shepherd, the one-act show features original choreography in genres ranging from classical ballet, jazz and contemporary to modern and hip hop. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children/students or […]

Representative Natalie Wells Reports  

From Representative Natalie Wells        District:  Merrimack 25 Ready or not, the winter season is upon us along with beautiful holidays to share with your family and friends. I have received emails from constituents in regards to a bill for Education Savings Accounts, also known as ESA’s. These would be used for families choosing to […]

NH State Library

Today’s ability to access information with just a few keystrokes can make you feel connected to any topic you can image. But access to everything can leave you feeling disconnected, too. Sometimes, learning more about yourself, your family and its history can help you get your feet back on the ground. Most of us have […]

Disappointed With Legislative Committee Hearing

Being relatively new to New Hampshire state issues, I decided to attend a NH Joint Legislative Committee hearing in Concord recently regarding the push to provide transgender reassignment surgeries to NH Medicaid recipients, both adult and children. I was both amazed and appalled at what I witnessed. Amazed at the amount of time allowed for […]

Representative Wells Responds to David Karrick Article

As your Representative for Merrimack 25, Andover, Danbury, Salisbury, Warner and Webster, I need to respond to an article that David Karrick posted last month in several local newspapers. His concern is over SB3, which will close the Domicile Loophole voting in NH. He states that the Hillsborough Court has “introduced some sanity” by ruling […]

State DOT Ten Year Plan

On August 23, the Department of Transportation presented the Ten Year Highway Improvement Plan to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT). The GACIT committee is made up of five New Hampshire Executive Councilors and the Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner. The Executive Council initially set up 19 public hearings which has now grown […]

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