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 […]

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 […]

David Karrick’s Notes From Concord

Information on recent legislation

By David Karrick

David Karrick is a former state legislator and  a current candidate for state representative in Merrimack County District 25. Let’s take a look at how your current State Representatives in Concord voted on some important bills during the lengthy New Hampshire House Session of February 8, 2018: House Bill 628; Establishing a Family and Medical […]

Senator Harold French Critical of Northern Pass Decision

Press Release

Concord, NH- Senator Harold French (R-Franklin) issued the following statement after the Site Evaluation Committee’s decision to deny the Northern Pass application. “I am very disappointed that the SEC denied the current Northern Pass application, which was well-presented and directly addressed the increasing need for low cost, low emissions, base load power in our state […]

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

Assault took place during election recount

Press release

 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 […]

NH State Library

Your Family Tree

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 […]

Notes from Concord

Comments about New Hampshire Senate Bill 3

By David B. Karrick, Jr.

Earlier this week, Hillsborough County New Hampshire Judge Charles Temple finally introduced some sanity to a truly insane disruption of our state’s voting system by ruling that the penalties outlined in Senate Bill 3 “act as a very serious deterrent on the right to vote, and if there is indeed a ‘compelling’ need for them, […]

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