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, […]

Candidate’s Goals are to Serve the Public; Bring Citizens Back Together

By Dr. Richard Lobban
Candidate’s Goals are to Serve the Public; Bring Citizens Back Together

Sometimes I am asked why I am running for the New Hampshire Senate District 7. Certainly not for the $100 annual salary! And not for the huge cost in time, taking me away from my other professional responsibilities and my family.  Those come with the turf of running a political campaign. I am running because […]

Focus on the Next Generation, Not the Next Election

By Harvey Pine

In Louise Andrus’ advertisement in the August Beacon, she quoted James Freeman Clarke: “The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election, while the statesman thinks about the next generation.”  Sage words that I hope our representative reflects upon to put her term into context.   Lack of […]

Legislative Successes Indicative of Candidates’ Experience

By Deborah Aylward

As a voter (and candidate), I’d like to see other candidates disclose their independent legislative accomplishments, if any, which in my view, are an indicator of being the most qualified to fill the positions sought.  Of Districts 5 and 26 State House candidates, to my knowledge, only Alvin See and I have had bills sponsored […]

Louise Andrus’ View from Concord

By Louise Andrus

Thank you to every voter in Andover, Danbury, Hill, Salisbury, Webster for your votes in the Primary on September 13.  I do not take your votes for granted.   And now we are gearing up for the November 8 General Election.  Many candidates on the ballot are knocking on doors, making phone calls, and mailing flyers […]

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