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He supports Lasky and Gilmour

On Oct. 16, I attended a candidates’ forum sponsored by BAE Systems and the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce. I was especially interested in hearing the state level candidate’s position on NH infrastructure and its link to the NH economy. As a decade’s long ...

LeBrun deserves to be returned to Concord

Re-elect Don LeBrun as Ward 5 state representative. LeBrun believes in less government and more prosperity, less taxes, fees and regulations so that the average family and small business can thrive. LeBrun is a retired small business owner who knows and understands what it takes to run a ...

Mangipudi deserves a full term in the House

Ward 8 State Representative Latha Mangipudi needs to keep representing Nashua. Being a speech language pathologist working with children and adults, she understands the need for affordable health care and good coverage. She’ll fight to maintain such services, along with Medicaid ...

Hohensee is an advocate for schools

Doris Hohensee is the clear choice for the New Hampshire Senate. She has been a tireless defender of our schools, teachers, and students for more than 20 years. She believes in local control of our schools, empowering teachers to use their professional skills to run their classrooms and reach ...

Where will he land next?

Here’s a question to ponder before heading to the polls. If Scott Brown loses his current senate bid, what will he do next? Will he wait for another chance to represent New Hampshire, or will he migrate once again – perhaps landing in Maine, Rhode Island or Vermont? His ...

Serving means showing up

When thinking about who I want to represent me in the Statehouse in Concord, one important aspect is their attendance record. Former representative Lisa Scontsas is running again for Ward 3 in Nashua. When she served several years ago, her attendance record was poor. In 2012, Ms. Scontsas was ...

She’s supporting Scott Brown for Senate

Whew! My head is spinning reading all the criticism flying at Scott Brown … a reject from the one-party state of Massachusetts? Hardly, more like a rejection of fresh air. Scott Brown offers New Hampshire voters a chance to reject president Obama’s failed policies ...

Havenstein will create jobs in NH

Walt Havenstein was a dynamic, energetic, inspiring leader at BAE Systems. He introduced significant changes at the company by building consensus, synonymous with “reaching across the aisle.” These are the very qualities that are missing in politics today. I know he will ...

Voting for the middle class

Choosing a candidate is a perplexing exercise – unless you vote for the “party” candidate. The political ads have been biased sound bites of half-true information and full of attacks – no wonder some people don’t vote. Our government has ...

Attack ads on Kevin Avard are dishonest

I don’t write letters to the editor, but I find myself upset about the attack ads on Kevin Avard. The bottom line of the ads I have received, which have been numerous, are dishonest to the voters. I am a neighbor of Kevin’s and know for a fact that the ads depicting him ...

Don’t be fooled by Brown’s candidacy

Surely, Scott Brown cannot believe he can so easily dupe New Hampshire residents after being rejected by Massachusetts. He cannot hide his true record, experience and beliefs. After living and working in Massachusetts all his life, how can he possibly think he knows New Hampshire just because ...

We live in a time when parties rule

I wish we lived in a time when voters would evaluate all candidates solely on their views, their plans, their records, their character and not pay their political parties. Then we would have the best Congress in the world. But that time is not today. I wish we lived in a time when our ...

Voter ID laws aim to disciminate

Well, there is at least one, a Republican that is not afraid of the truth. US Circuit Judge Richard Posner. A Republican appointed by President Reagan, he is considered the smartest jurist in the judiciary. When striking down Wisconsin’s voter ID law, he said, “The only ...

Should the blamed now get the credit?

During the summer, a mass mailing informed me that U.S. senators have great influence on gasoline prices. In particular, I was told that the high prices at that time were the result of Jeanne Shaheen’s votes in the Senate, and that she should be held to account for this. The ...

Why he’s sticking with Shaheen

“I vote for the person, not the party.” Sound familiar? But, what to do if both persons are decent and intelligent, as are Scott Brown and Jeanne Shaheen? That’s when the party becomes very important. I will stay with Shaheen, a proven public servant. If Brown is ...

Sanborn’s race-baiting disqualifies him

Politics gets dirty sometimes, we all know that. But there are some lines you just don’t cross. One of them is stoking racial fears for political gain. You just don’t do that. Unless you’re District 9 Sen. Andy Sanborn, apparently. A mailer Sanborn sent recently ...

Your vote does make a difference

I am writing this to express my 110 percent support for the letter by Barbara Amos, wherein she eloquently states how important your vote is in this key election on Nov.4. We are so fortunate to be living in a great country that promotes and enables us, the people, to determine who will ...

Disenchanted by Republican direction

As an independent voter, I’ve become increasingly disenchanted with the direction of the Repubican agenda. Scapegoating the government (now, especially, Obamacare), dismantling regulations and cutting taxes for the rich are failed policies. Dismantling existing government The Great ...

Shaheen is the clear choice

My name is David Osborn and I have been a resident of Milford since 1974. Looking at the U.S. Senate race this year, it is very clear who works for New Hampshire. We have Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a public servant who over the past 20 years has worked tirelessly to help small businesses and create ...

Walt Havenstein equals leadership

I know Walt Havenstein well. He showed me how to treat people with courtesy, dignity and respect. He showed me how to listen with the intent to be influenced. Walt listens and works extremely well with others to achieve results, not rhetoric (a rare skill in politics). Walt is a masterful ...