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 […]

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 […]

Respite Care a Blessing!

By Gail Matthews

We are truly blessed to have the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice Good Day Respite Program, which meets twice weekly in New London and once a week in Lebanon 10 to 3 PM.  Respite Care provides both the patient and the caregiver a change of pace, and is especially important if you are a […]

Looking for Democrats, Progressives and Independents

By Bill Bardsley

We are writing, first and foremost, to connect with all area voters who consider themselves Democrats, Progressives and Independents. The 2018 elections for NH governor, for the entire NH legislature, and for our two members of the House of Representatives are less than a year away.  There is much at stake and much to do. […]

Karrick Responds to Rep. Wells on SB 193

By David Karrick

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

By Liz Gabert, Bedford, NH

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

By Joseph D. Kenney, Executive Councilor

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 […]