FMLA Fee Equals Income Tax

By Steven Bowers, Andover-Danbury Republicans

The budget passed by this legislature veers dangerously away from historic New Hampshire budgetary restraint.  With alarm, I thought of personal lessons learned during a few short years away from New Hampshire, embodied in one example from this budget.   We left New Hampshire several years ago for North Carolina, and the income tax impact […]

An Invitation from The Andover Community Hub

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An Invitation from The Andover Community Hub

To our Andover friends and neighbors, Could your business or organization benefit from having a presence — either full-time or on an occasional basis — in an historic building in the center of Andover, fronting on State Route 11 and U.S. Route 4?  If yes, please read on. As you likely know, Andover’s old town […]

Live Free Or Die

By Louise Andrus

New Hampshire’s motto is “Live Free or Die.”  Do you know how it started?” It was from a toast written by New Hampshire’s General John Stark in the Revolutionary War in 1809.  General Stark was unable to attend an anniversary reunion of the Battle of Bennington due to poor health. He sent his toast by […]

Report from Concord

By Ken Wells

In April, all twenty-four House committees have been holding “public hearings” and “executive sessions” on Senate bills, while the Senate similarly scrutinizes passed House bills. Some bills have already passed both legislative bodies and been sent to the Governor’s desk for signature or veto, and legislators are already maneuvering to collect votes for overriding or […]

Steven Bowers

By Steven Bowers

Safety.  Privacy protection.  Fairness. Beautiful words disguising lies as works of art, and the deceptions passed by our House of Representatives are truly breathtaking in their grandeur.  None of these words contain truth. In voting to allow illegal immigrants to obtain state issued driver’s licenses, the Democratic majority made us less safe, undermined citizen’s privacy, […]

Thanks for the “Reports from Concord”

By Steven Darling

I would like to thank our representative, Ken Wells, for continuing the tradition of providing reports on the status of budgets, legislation, and activities of our state legislature in Concord.   We are fortunate to have both a representative motivated to make the effort, and a local newspaper that provides a means of reaching the people […]

Report from Concord

By Ken Wells

Things have continued to be very busy in the State House, and I’ve been in the thick of things. Starting on a personal note, I will admit it was a thrill (and a bit scary!) to make my first speech before 400 Representatives, media and gallery guests “from the well”, as the pulpits on the […]

Louise Andrus

By Louise Andrus

Upon reading the April issue of the Andover Beacon, I was disappointed  with the limited information on reporting of “bills” by State Rep Ken Wells (Andover, Danbury, Salisbury) and could not find a report from  State Rep David Karrick (Andover, Danbury, Salisbury, Webster, Warner). Obtained information of their voting on bills, and I don’t understand […]

Think White Water Park

By Judith Ackerson

I would like to clarify that the Whitewater Park is not a plastic slide, amusement park.  It is whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Winnipesaukee River that rapidly makes its way into downtown Franklin, and we are fortunate to have this resource. While families may be drawn to Franklin for the water park, they will […]

Andover Town Meeting – March 2019

By Janet Moore

I hope residents at Town Meeting noticed that the town budget passed easily, that the Select Board, Budget Committee, and Town Administrator answered every question easily, and that those two Boards and the Moderator facilitated the progress of the meeting and treated everyone’s questions fairly. It appeared that participants were happy to move along the […]

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