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 […]

Deborah Aylward’s View from Concord, April 2023

By Deborah Aylward

On March 10, the Merrimack County Delegation met for a public hearing and to vote on the 2023 County Budget proposed in the amount of $103,061,963 that had been thoroughly reviewed by respective parties’ sub and executive committees over the past few months. During the public hearing, Administrator Ross L Cunningham reviewed a PowerPoint presentation, […]

Louise Andrus’s View from Concord – April, 2023

By Louise Andrus

In the past few months, House Committees have held public hearings on bills, and then voted on the bills in Executive Sessions. The bills then went to the full House Sessions to be voted on with the committee’s recommendation.  Some of the bills passed were designated with FN (financial), and then were sent to the […]

Deborah Aylward’s View from Concord – March, 2023

By Deborah Aylward

House Record, Feb. 17 Municipal and County Government Committee HB 123, relative to governing body members of the budget committee. Without recommendation. Statement in support of Ought to Pass: This bill amends RSA 32:15, I(b) to clarify the roles of budget committee members, which include representatives from the local governing body and school board (when […]

Louise Andrus’ View From Concord, March 2023

By Louise Andrus

With the arrival of April, I can start heating my greenhouse with my woodstove, and will be taking my starter plants from my house to the greenhouse to transplant. Even though Spring officially started on March 20, our true warmer weather is just around the corner. I would like to share an experience with you. […]

Andover Resident Thanks Garden Club for Beautification Efforts

By Janet Moore

A huge thank you goes to the Andover Garden Club for their beautification efforts in our community, from the flowers and bulbs planted and potted, to the spectacular town-wide display of evergreen swags on all of the road signs in town this winter.  Your efforts make my heart sing as an Andover resident! And while […]

Deborah Aylward’s View From Concord – February 2023

By Deborah Aylward, State Representative

These proposals passed the full House without opposition to Municipal and County Government Committee recommendations on February 2 and may be of interest. HB 72: Relative to the tenure of public librarians. Ought To Pass With Amendment.  This bill sought to amend RSA 202-A:15 by changing the wording in a way that would have allowed […]

Louise Andrus’s View From Concord – February 2023

By Louise Andrus

Happy March.  Maple syrup season is in full swing.  Hope everyone has a great season! We are in full swing in the House.  Committee meetings which are public hearings on bills; Committee Executive Sessions on bills which is a vote by the Committee members as to how the bill is going to be passed on […]

Healthcare CEO Urges Citizens to Address Practitioner Shortage

By Jim Culhane, President and CEO

Your healthcare will be getting worse…. The healthcare system, as we know it, is moving towards collapse. I know this sounds shocking – but to people in the industry, and to many people who have accessed healthcare systems in the last year, it shouldn’t be.  At nearly every meeting I attend, either within my organization, […]