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Opinion

Keep Governor Hassan

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: As leader of the State senate, Maggie worked with Governor Lynch to produce good legislation and stop much but not all of the crazy agenda of the Tea Party. Too many people stayed home for the 2010 off year election. Bad idea! Many extreme candidates did get in and passed their ...

Scott Brown’s ‘world view’

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: Is it too much to ask that Scott Brown, a candidate for the United States Senate from New Hampshire, set forth his positions on major foreign policy issues? Before I vote I want to know whether candidate Brown believes that Congress should debate President Obama’s ...

Chris Pappas is clear choice for executive council

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: On Nov. 4th we will choose our Governor, Senators and House Reps (both State and Federal), and several other offices, including Executive Councilor. On that day we will put our political affiliations aside and choose the best candidate for the job. Sometimes, those choices are ...

Sanborn a candidate of good character

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: One Saturday my son and I were driving back from the Bedford Transfer Station and our truck broke down on Chubbuck Road. While we contemplated how we were going to get the truck back home, a man pulled over and offered his assistance. Obviously knowledgeable in car repair, he ...

Hassan the right choice for New Hampshire

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: I have been a resident of Bedford for over 50 years. My children were raised here, and my grandchildren are currently Bedford students. New Hampshire was a wonderful place to grow up, to raise a family, and I am happy to know that my family loves it and that they continue to ...

LaFrance ‘knowledgeable,’ ‘professional’

HB Letters

To the Editor: I recently watched the debate between the two candidates for county attorney. I was so impressed with Patti LaFrance. She came across as knowledgeable and professional. It was so blatantly obvious how far superior she is as compared to her opponent, who seemed more intent on ...

On Common Core, upcoming elections

HB Letters

To the Editor: All across this nation, an ever-increasing number of citizens, particularly parents and, increasingly, teachers, are fighting back against Common Core. The more people learn, the more they oppose it. It is a nationalized, mandated, one size fits all education system being ...

Enjoy Hollis trails? Grab your gloves

HB Letters

To the Editor: Do you walk, hike, dog walk, horseback ride, mountain bike, snowshoe, hunt, bird watch, cross-country ski, snowmobile or geo cache on the Hollis trails? Show you care about the trails you love to use. On one day a year, the Hollis Trails Committee holds its annual Trail Work ...

Representative: ‘It’s not about politics’

HB Letters

To the Editor: In Concord, we have accomplished a great deal for the people of New Hampshire. Among the accomplishments are pay equity, equal pay for equal work, which benefits women and men. It prevents employees from being reprimanded or fired for disclosing how much they earn. Medicaid ...

A clear choice for Granite Staters

Merrimack Letters

To the Editor: This election, voters in New Hampshire’s in the First Congressional District once again have a choice between two candidates that we know very well: Carol Shea-Porter and Frank Guinta. The two candidates have faced each other in the same race for the last three ...

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: At every turn, we are being bombarded with information for and against every candidate for office. I’m going to disregard the sound bites and look at what the two parties are doing right here in Amherst in order to make my decision. The Dems hold mostly private ...

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: I do not like any of the candidate for NH State Rep. for Hillsborough 23 for when we vote next month. I am not crazy about Shawn Sweeney or any of the Republicans on the ballot, and I do not feel good about Ruth Heden and the Democrats, especially not the two ladies that are ...

Writer supports Levesque, Taylor

HB Letters

To the Editor: It is election time again, and the importance of this midterm election cannot be overstated. We have seen the sharp contrast in Concord between the Legislature elected in 2010 and the current Legislature, elected in 2012. We have gone from radical partisan ideology, cuts in ...

Thanks for a successful Beaver Brook Fall Festival

HB Letters

To the Editor: Beaver Brook Association turned 50 this year, and we have just completed a very enjoyable 34th annual Fall Festival and Art Show weekend. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came along and supported this fabulous event. Special thanks go to our sponsors, ...

We can’t reclaim our democracy

Cabinet Editorials

In our story last week about Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig’s talk at the Amato Center, he was quoted as saying: “This is the moral question of our time: Can we reclaim our democracy?” No, we can’t. At least not as long as money is ...

Pumpkin Festival is this weekend

Cabinet Editorials

Ah, Pumpkin Festival weekend is upon us. It begins Friday and runs through Sunday and it is now a 25-year-old tradition that is one of the highlights of the autumn in southern New Hampshire. This is a three-day extravaganza that, to launch a cliche, really is fun for the whole family and if ...

Awareness is key to addiction aid

Cabinet Editorials

We called her Martha, but of course that wasn’t her real name. Sadly, though, her story was, the story of her son’s addiction to prescription pills and alcohol, perhaps even more sadly, the difficulty she had in finding a facility where her son could be treated. She wanted ...

Governor’s wife plants lilacs at local school

Cabinet Editorials

116 years ago, 1898 The Rev. F.L. Knapp, of the Milford Baptist Church, spoke against amusements like card-playing, dancing and theater-going. Charles B. Heald returned to Milford from a trip through Vermont and to Lake Champlain. At one point, his train was delayed by a washout on the ...

Hassan’s lack of qualifications

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: What does a Governor really do? 1. The governor is Chief Executive of the State. His/her role is primarily administrative, financial & leadership. 2. The governor uses his/her position to bolster the state’s standing in the world, to form partnerships with other ...