Deborah Aylward’s View from Concord — January

By Deborah Aylward

What’s in a Name? Whereas the term “cottage foods” is used to describe regulated homemade food products in most states’ regulatory schemes, in New Hampshire, the term “homestead food products” is instead used, which, most likely unintentionally, skews the law in favor of farmers.  With all due respect to farmers who may be homesteading, (i.e., […]

Representative Calls Regulatory Schemes into Question

Confusion over homemade food regulations

By Deborah Aylward

Statutes relating to homemade food regulation, trade name registration when the term “farmers market” is used in the business or domestic nonprofit’s name, and conformance with the definition of farmers market do not align to support the interests of the regulated, and are fraught with a risk of a complaint and imposition of enforcement of […]

News from Concord

By Deborah Aylward

Encountering Congressional Candidate Lily Tang Williams at a recent fundraising event and after hearing her very compelling story of overcoming communism to arrive in our great country where she has the freedom to pursue representation of District 2 citizens in Congress, I found that despite her petite stature, she is a real spitfire dedicated to […]

Louise Andrus’s View from Concord – November

By Louise Andrus

May the Christmas Season bring only happiness and joy to you and your family. Let us look forward to a more prosperous 2024. On January 3 and January 4, 2024, the New Hampshire House will be in session, and we hold open the possibility of January 11, if needed. There were about 200 bills that […]

View: Louise Andrus’s View From Concord — October

By Louise Andrus

Veterans, thank you for your service defending our freedom. Families of Veterans thank you for the sacrifice of your loved ones to defend our freedom. Without all the sacrifices all of you have made, we would not be free!  There are many organizations that work with and help veterans. For example, the Tilton Veteran Home, […]

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 […]

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