Merrimack Letters

Thank you, Hillsborough County voters

To the editor, I thank the Hillsborough County voters for voting to allow me to continue as your commissioner. Hillsborough county continues to be the best managed county in New Hampshire. We have been able to provide services to our citizens at the lowest cost of any county. The net cost of ...

YMCA programs tackle childhood obesity

Every day we are confronted with news that is bad: Obesity, diabetes, death by drowning - the second leading cause of death in children under 12, the opioid epidemic. Here is news that is good: The YMCA of Greater Nashua's programs are evidence-based and proven to tackle these seemingly ...

Ayotte misguided in support of Pence

To the Editor: I would like to respond to the news that Kelly Ayotte is going to write in Mike Pence for president. She feels that this would signal to her daughter that Trump does not respect women and doesn't deserve her vote. Yet she's willing to vote for Pence, who doesn't approve of our ...

Outgoing rep thanks supporters

To the Editor: I would like to thank all those who voted for me in my recently failed primary election, and during past decades in my elections to the school board, MVD, trustee of trust funds and three previous re-elections to the NH House of Representatives. I enjoyed answering every email ...

Candidate seeks election as representative

To the Editor: Merrimack has eight seats in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. You may vote for eight candidates for state representative on Tuesday, Nov. 8. I would like to serve you again as your state representative, and ask for one of your votes. I am a New Hampshire native and ...

Support Clinton for president

If you support Mr. Trump, don't read this!As much as I would welcome his agents to ponder the points that I will make, I accept that it will not impact their vote. I believe this because Donald has proclaimed that he could walk out onto Main Street and shoot someone and would not lose one ...

Candidate favors lowering business taxes

To the Editor: I am running for state representative in the Republican primary on Sept. 13. In 2014, I ran for state Senate. Although I did not win that election, I was able to meet many voters by going door-to-door. I appreciate the support of those who support lower taxes and who encouraged ...

Notter supports electricity rebates

To the Editor: Rep. Jeanine Notter has been fighting for you at the Statehouse for three terms. Aware of the extremely high energy costs residents are now paying, she sponsored HB1374. This bill would rebate to all retail electric ratepayers excess monies paid into the renewable energy fund, ...

Republican candidate supports the ‘New Hampshire Advantage’

To the Editor: I am a candidate for the Republican nomination for state representative from the town of Merrimack. I have lived in Merrimack and practiced law locally for the last 15 years. During that time, I have seen the "New Hampshire Advantage" begin to slip away. In ...

Hassan is not an independent

To the Editor: If you ever needed more proof that Gov. Maggie Hassan was in this Senate race to support Washington Democrats, look no further than her recent interview with CNN. In that interview, she was asked if Hillary Clinton was honest or trustworthy, she spouted the same lines all ...

Rowe for county commissioner

To the Editor: I encourage readers to vote for Robert "Bob" Rowe for Hillsborough County Commissioner. The position of County Commissioner requires accountability to the taxpayers, attention to detail, and familiarity with county government. Bob superbly possesses all ...

Alternative treatment facility now open

To the Editor: I'm writing on behalf of Prime Alternative Treatment Centers, a Merrimack-based medical marijuana dispensary, to inform you that we have officially opened for business and as of last Thursday, and have started seeing patients. Prime ATC, located at 380 Daniel Webster Highway, ...

Speak up for state’s small businesses

To the Editor: Small businesses in New Hampshire are critical to economic success. But now, the Granite State's small businesses are facing a problem. A federal policy decided in Washington more than five years ago gave big-box stores an annual $6 billion to $8 billion handout at the expense ...

Can’t play politics with national security

To the Editor: Senator Kelly Ayotte makes national security a priority. She has served on the Senate Armed Services Committee, laid out a clear and comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS, and worked across the aisle to keep guns away from terrorists. She also opposed the Iran deal from the very ...

L’Heureux to run for 11th term in House

To the Editor: I am announcing my candidacy for re-election to my 11th term to the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Appointed by the House Speaker, I served 20 years on the Fish & Game Committee, and was appointed by the governor and council to a five-year term ...

Thankful for CARA bill

To the Editor: I saw in the news that the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) was signed into law and I could not be more thankful. The drug issue in New Hampshire, and all over the U.S., becomes more serious each year and is affecting families across the Granite State. I am ...

Ayotte worked to get CARA passed

To the Editor: The fight against the heroin epidemic got a major boost last week thanks to Senator Kelly Ayotte and her bill: the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Kelly helped write and introduce CARA as a multifaceted solution to the substance abuse crisis and the problem ...

Governor fails on national security

Governor fails on national security To the Editor: Yet again, Maggie Hassan has proven herself utterly incompetent in the area of national security. Does she think that tying herself to Hillary Clinton will actually help build her credibility on this issue? Hillary Clinton, who was described ...

NE Parkinson’s Ride a huge success

To the Editor: 2015 was another very exciting year for our New England Parkinson's Ride. We have very high hopes that some of the research that is going on will prove to be fruitful in the near future. There are several projects that have gone to human testing, which means something should ...

Garden Club Plant Sale a huge success

To the Editor: On behalf of the Merrimack Garden Club, we would like to thank all our members who contributed to our successful plant sale held June 11. The group worked many, many hours digging, potting, watering, setting up, preparing and selling all the plants we had available. Our new ...