Letter: Thank You For Four Years In Concord

By Jenn Coffey

I wish to congratulate Mr. Ratzki on his election to the New Hampshire House and wish him well. I would like to thank the people of Andover, Salisbury, Canterbury, Northfield, and Loudon for the honor of serving as their voice in the legislature. It has been my privilege to represent you all these last four […]

Letter: Recycling and Patriotism

By Ken Tripp

America can no longer afford to be complacent about conserving its wealth of resources. Competition for the world’s resources is increasing dramatically as “third world” countries march toward development. Conservation of resources includes recycling our waste and creating products that can be exported. The more we export these goods, the better our economy. Recycling is […]

Letter: Choose Gary Johnson

By Howard Wilson

Listening to the so-called “president” debates, so far, I have heard no solution from either Obama or Romney as to the causes and cures for the inflation this nation suffers from, nor any real solution for the deficit all the inflation causes. Obama, I can agree, has done a whole lot of damage to the […]

Letter: Single Stream Recycling

By Ken Tripp

Our trash co-op has finally decided to abandon its single stream business venture. This means that Andover is no longer committed to participate in a single steam recycling (SSR) program. The Andover Board of Selectmen still feel that single stream is the wave of the future for Andover. We would most likely have to pay […]

Letter: Thanks So Much

By Mario Ratzki

To voters in Andover, Danbury, and Salisbury who endorsed me in the last Beacon issue: I appreciate your support and your help.

Letter: Election Day

By Mario Ratzki

The time has come to make a choice. I am proud of the campaign I have run for State Representative for District 1: Andover, Danbury, and Salisbury. It has been conducted in a civil and respectful manner on both sides. I have embraced a common-sense approach based on balance and bi-partisanship in regard to public […]

Letter: Lack of Understanding

By Susan Chase

Jenn Coffey, Andover’s current state representative, wrote in the September Beacon about her concerns as she seeks re-election on November 6. She wrote particularly of the need to attract businesses to New Hampshire, yet her voting record indicates a lack of understanding of what is important to businesses considering locating here: 1) A strong education […]

The Free State Project

By Dean Barker

The Free State Project, an anti-government movement, was first proposed in 2001 by Jason Sorens, a professor from New York. From his manifesto: “What I propose is a Free State Project, in which freedom-minded people of all stripes … establish residence in a small state and take over the state government…. Once we’ve taken over […]

Andover Constitutional Freedom Alliance: Freedom Isn’t Free

By Sandra Williams, Andover Constitutional Freedom Alliance

Sandra Williams delivered this speech at the October 23 meeting of the newly-formed Andover Constitutional Freedom Alliance (ACFA) at the Masonic Hall in Potter Place. The ACFA plans to have another meeting there on Tuesday, November 27, at 7 PM. For more information, visit its page on Facebook, or contact Sandy at 735-5404 or LdyFlwr@nullmsn.com. […]

Jenn Coffey Works To Make A Difference

By Jennifer Coffey

People who read Larry Chase’s letter in the last issue of the Beacon might gather that I am an amateur author with a penchant for preserving our rights as parents, as individuals, and as a nation. Like the generations before us, I learned from my parents and grandparents that government is not here to meet […]