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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Andover Emergency Services Receives Thanks

Dear Firefighters of Andover and Neighboring towns: Thank you so much for your quick response and courageous job in fighting the fire at the Blackwater Junction Restaurant on July 16, 2017. We are so thankful that no one was hurt. As we watched those men and women perform an outstanding service in making sure that […]

State House Updates, July 2017

As I’m sure you are all aware, the State Budget did pass the House and Senate on Thursday, June 22. I want to make sure you are also aware that a significant number of Republican conservatives, including Representative Anne Copp and myself, worked to reduce the final numbers of the budget to the greatest extent […]

Clarification on HB 238

Representative Natalie Wells seemed to be confused when she answered my letter to the editor. While I wrote about HB238, and HB238 only, Ms. Wells went off on HB191. HB 238 seeks to establish a committee to study broadband. The reason Fairpoint, and other broadband providers, are so against even a simple study committee is […]

Town Truck Update

At the last town meeting the voters authorized the selectmen to pay $1 to the east Andover Fire Department for a 1989 Ford tanker that they were putting out of service. The fire department knew the town was looking at the truck to turn it into a six wheel dump truck for the town. The […]

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