Louise Andrus’s View From Concord — September

By Louise Andrus

The Legislature is fairly quiet at this time of year except for the filing period for the LSRs (Legislative Service Requests) made by Legislatures which will become bills and will go through a process in the Legislature. This link tells: How a Bill Becomes a Law in New Hampshire  www4.des.state.nh.us/blogs/rivers/wp-content/uploads/How-a-Bill-Becomes-a-Law.pdf.  I have filed a couple […]

Deborah Aylward’s View from Concord — September

By Deborah Aylward

Imagine being able to cook up a big batch of your award-winning, homemade chili, and selling it right from your residence, or having the ability to sell your signature cheesecakes or pumpkin pies! Further, imagine not being forced by law to submit acidified products (for example, pickles, relish) known to be shelf-stable to a food […]

Deborah Aylward’s View from Concord — August

By Deborah Aylward, State Representative

Attending several, always outstanding, events held in Andover over the summer has been a highlight of serving as a State Representative. From the Fourth of July to the Old Time Fair and the First Annual BeaconFest, I met scores of constituents having a great time, and who took the time to speak with me about […]

Louise Andrus’s View from Concord — August 

By Louise Andrus, State Representative

Happy September. Thank you to every volunteer and vendor that made BeaconFest a success.  It was a great day! I know each of you worked very hard to make it possible. The Merrimack County Republican Committee had a booth. I met and spoke with some great people that stopped at the booth.  Thank you to […]

Making Local Democracy Work Requires Participation


By Ken Wells

I think it’s important to realize that our local government in Andover works differently than it does in Concord or Washington, because the rules are different. In just a couple paragraphs, I will try to outline how democracy, “people’s rule,” is set up to work in Andover, focusing particularly on local lawmaking. If you want […]

Louise Andrus’s View From Concord — July

Louise Andrus’s View From Concord — July

Happy August. Let us hope that the forecast will be a long dry Fall. At this writing we have done no haying. Even though our haying is minute compared to others, we are behind like everyone. We had our last House Session for the fiscal year on June 29. It was a short eventful day […]

Deborah Aylward’s View From Concord — May

By Deborah Aylward

Proud to be a part of making history when the budget bill and trailer bills passed by an overwhelming majority, such brings about a raise for state employees, an end to the interest and dividend income tax, and provides $1.4 million to enhance security at the northern border. However, the governor will forfeit one of […]

Louise Andrus’s View From Concord — July

By Louise Andrus

Happy Fourth of July. Excited and looking forward to spending the day celebrating in Andover. Congratulations to all graduates of 2023. Remember — “Don’t ever let anyone steal your dreams.” The Judiciary Committee, of which I am a member, “retained” — this means the House Committee decided to hold a bill to give the committee […]

Constituent Expresses Frustration at Representatives’ Responses

By Donna Baker-Hartwell

On April 18, I attended the public hearing at the State House regarding Senate Bill 272, an act establishing a parents’ bill of rights in education. In addition to parental rights already granted, this bill proposes that school personnel be required by law (under the threat of possible lawsuits and/or employment termination) to inform parents […]

Response to Sununu Telling Fed to “Shove it” Quotes Gary Rayno

By Mary Anne Broshek

While testing out the waters for a presidential run, Chris Sununu was a featured speaker at the recent national convention for the National Rifle Association – held two days after mass shootings in Nashville and Louisville.  As part of his pitch, he boasted about his achievements in New Hampshire:   veto of “red flag” bill […]

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