Revitalization Begins on the Franklin Opera House

By Judith Ackerson

As a resident of Franklin since 1976, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Franklin Opera House for over 20 years, I thank the current City Council, Mayor Brown and, mostly, the citizens of Franklin, for being willing to tackle what former administrations have neglected. The revitalization of our beautiful City Hall/Franklin […]

Reader Shares Legislative News that Affects Andoverites

By Mary Anne Broshek

Here are a few Legislative items that have caught my attention this month that might be of interest to Andover citizens:  New Hampshire House Bill 101 would bar voters registered as independents from voting in a primary election unless they chose a party affiliation at least four months prior. Andover Republican representative Alvin See spoke […]

Deborah Aylward’s View from Concord for January 2023

By Deborah Aylward

I hope everyone had a peaceful holiday season. I’m excited to see what the new year will bring! As your State Representative providing constituent services, please feel free to contact me anytime at: or 603 217-7842. Did you know? House and Senate Standing Committee Meetings can be viewed online at House Journal No. […]

Louise Andrus’s View from Concord for January 2023

By Louise Andrus

Happy February!  Spring is just around the corner.  We have been very fortunate to have the mild winter to date.  It has definitely helped with the heating bills. Annual school meetings, annual town meetings, and public hearings will be coming up in February and March.  Meeting dates vary from town to town.  Go to your […]

Deborah Aylward’s View from Concord, November

By Deborah Aylward

Fellow Citizens: After a long, but seriously rewarding campaign (which for me included a nine-week transfer station appearance blitz), the people have spoken and the results are in: 1. The Governor, New Hampshire Senate, and Executive Council are status quo. 2. Republicans appear to have a majority in the House (pending recounts) 201-198. 3.  Mary […]

Louise Andrus’ View from Concord, November

By Louise Andrus

I won my re-election for one of the two seats for State Representative in District 5.  Thank you to every citizen in Andover, Danbury, Hill, Salisbury, and Webster for your vote in the General Election on November 8, and for your faith in me.  If it was not for your vote, I would not have […]

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 […]