Candidate is Widely Admired for Non-Partisan Approach

By George Packard

Faith Minton of Warner is our choice for Representative to the New Hampshire House, District 25. We have known Faith and her family for nearly 40 years, and during that time she has been increasingly active locally and regionally to help people in our greater Warner community. She is widely admired for her non-partisan approach […]

By Definition, the Word Democracy is Not Exclusive to any One Party

By Louise Andrus Candidate for State Representative -- Merrimack 1

In most ads I read in last month’s Beacon placed by the Democrats, they used the word “democracy” frequently.  It felt like they were saying they were the only voters interested in democracy. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines, in one case, that  democracy is: a government by the people especially rule of the majority. The word […]

Faith Minton’s Son Speaks Out for his Mother’s Candidacy

By Jared Minton

The Granite State’s own Robert Frost once said, “There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.” There is a woman running for the District 25 House seat named Faith Minton who perfectly exemplifies this quote. She’s demonstrated it throughout her work within this community as well as […]

“The Rest of the Story” Concerning Legislative Impacts

By Mary Anne Broshek

The stated legislative impacts in the October Louise Andrus advertisement do not tell the whole story. I picked four of the items to show the rest of the story. Background: Beginning in 2010, when Republican Bill O’Brian was Speaker of the House, many State obligations, including promised State contributions for teacher/police retirement, water, and waste […]

Stories Often Have a Deeper Truth When Fully Investigated

By Faith Minton

During this important election we are very lucky to have area publications such as The Andover Beacon which serves as a vehicle to inform our communities. I have appreciated the opportunity to share some of my experiences and views with readers, especially now when it is challenging to meet in person with folks. As a […]

Dennis Brings Professionalism and Much More to Office of Sheriff

By George L. Fitts, III

I am writing to ask you to cast your vote for Dennis Crawford, who is running for Merrimack County Sheriff. Dennis will bring professionalism, integrity, honesty, transparency, and diversity to the Office of the Sheriff of Merrimack County. Dennis has been with the Office of the Sheriff for 35 years. He rose to the rank […]

Instead of the Usual Report From Concord – Voting Facts

By Ken Wells

As I write this, we are on the brink of what I’m sure will go down as one of the most-talked-about elections of our time. The United States of America, despite its struggles and faults, is arguably the oldest and most successful democracy on the planet today. A crucial feature has been our long tradition […]

The Democratic Party Still Prioritizes Helping All Citizens

By William Bardsley

My Aunt Hildur had to borrow two dollars to buy me a Christmas present in 1940.  She had worked all her life until a blood clot and leg amputation stopped her earlier that year. She lived with my family all the time in the 1930s I can remember. Think about that: A constructive member of […]

Candidate Calls for More Support for Public Schools

By Faith Minton

As a candidate for New Hampshire House District 25, I am aware that some people in our state have been advocating for more resources for school choice. While school choice is an option for New Hampshire families already, I do not support giving public money to private or religious schools. I support our public school […]

Re-elect Ken Wells – We Need Him on the Science and Technology Committee

By Susan  and Larry Chase

We Andover residents live in a beautiful place in a beautiful state — and as we cast our votes on November 3, we need to think about how we can keep it so for our children and grandchildren. We’ve been fortunate to have Ken Wells, one of our Andover neighbors, as our state representative for […]

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