Carlisle Supports Rights, Health, Safety, and Social Support Programs

By Peg Boyles

 Lorna grew up in a large family in Webster, absorbing the rural virtues of hard work, frugality, and a love of nature. She’s lived in Salisbury for 18 years, operating a small farm and seasonal farm stand. After her partner Ray died last fall, Lorna continued farming on her own, having retired from a successful […]

Voter Praises Candidate Aylward for Dedication

By Charles Baer

Over the past few months I have spent time talking with Deborah Aylward, who is one of two Republicans seeking election to the two State Representative District Five positions, which includes Andover, Danbury, Salisbury, Hill, and Webster. Deborah Aylward is a former detective agency owner who specialized in the difficult cases of child abduction and […]

Governor Sununu’s Record Contradicts Moderate Stance

By Judith Ackerson

Governor Sununu pretends to be a moderate. He is anything but. Examples that contradict this stance are: his abortion plan attached to the budget, which interferes with a woman’s right to seek appropriate medical attention; his school voucher program which takes money away from our public schools (appointing a head of the Department of Education […]

Your Vote This November Helps to Determine New Hampshire’s Course

Informed voting requires researching facts

By Ken Wells

Over the past several years, we have been witnessing New Hampshire’s political system fracture into a three-party system, made confusing because two of the parties (the traditional GOP vs Free State/Liberty Alliance) claim the same “Republican” title. My grandfather was an Eisenhower Republican who founded an important national patriotic organization in Valley Forge. But grandfather’s […]

Possibility of Constitution Changes Raises Red Flags

By Karen Testerman

On the upcoming November ballot two Constitutional questions are proposed. The second question asks “Shall there be a convention to amend or revise the constitution?” This assumes that there is a problem with the founding documents. The problem is not the language or structure of the founding documents. Proponents of the Article V Constitutional Convention […]

Candidate Wants to Return to State Senate to Defend Live Free or Die

By Dan Innis

When I purchased the historic Battles Farm in Bradford a couple of years ago, I thought that running the farm would become my new full-time job. The farm had fallen into disrepair, but I saw opportunity. Generations of my family were farmers, and my background as a small businessman and professor at the University of […]

New Hampshire Republican Platform Moves Towards Libertarian Ideology

By Mary Anne Broshek

We have  a Republican Governor and Republican majorities in the New Hampshire Senate, House and Executive Council. The current Republicans in control of the state are nothing like the Republicans you voted for 20 or 30 years ago.  Their platform has moved towards a Libertarian ideology. Two of Andover’s candidates – Louise Andrus and Alvin […]

Louise Andrus’s View from Concord – October 2022

Please take the time to vote on November 8

By Louise Andrus

Have you ever thought about what it would be like if our “right to vote” was ever taken away from us?  Could that realistically ever happen?  I am not saying it would ever happen.  Rather the question is something to think about.  To me, voting is one of the most important rights of an American […]

Candidate Ken Wells Cares Deeply About Our Community 

By Mario Ratzki

My good friend and neighbor, Ken Wells, is running to be re-elected as our state representative for Merrimack District 5, which includes Hill, Danbury, Andover, Salisbury, and Webster. Ken has been involved in our town government on the planning board, attended School Board and Select Board meetings. A board member of the Andover Community Hub, […]

Voter Deems Deborah Aylward a Woman of Action

By Debi Langlais

I have had the privilege of getting to know Deborah Aylward personally and can say for a fact that she is not all talk, but a woman of action. Besides standing up for the citizens of Hill who were opposed to a proposed gravel pit, I am aware of her interacting with state agency personnel, […]