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Letters to the Editor

Letters: Fairness in media coverage

However, despite possessing a background voters would likely view favorably, and demonstrating a nuanced understanding of the issues, Jon Kiper has struggled to obtain media attention. For example, his name is frequently omitted from lists of candidates, and when included, is often framed as an addendum: “Former Newmarket Town Councilor Jon Kiper is also in the race.” READ MORE

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Letters: Why wouldn’t all State Reps vote for public safety assessment on hotels?

On Thursday March 14, 2024, at our House Session, ALL Manchester Democrats did a good thing. We all voted against indefinitely postponing HB 1254-Local (as written, this bill would have enabled a municipality to collect a public safety assessment on hotel occupancies for the purpose of public safety associated with the increase in tourism and transient traffic.) READ MORE

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Letters: It’s hard to understand why some people hate coyotes with so much passion

Recently, our senators had an opportunity to end one of the vilest ways coyotes are killed. SB346 would have ended the barbaric practice of coyote hounding. We lobbied the senators at the statehouse in Concord on the day of the vote, giving them a postcard with a recent photo of a beautiful NH reddish coyote. One of the senators asked why we don’t use a photo of a coyote ravaging a cow. What does he think happens to the cow when she goes to the slaughterhouse? The coyote kills to survive. Another senator said coyotes are cruel. Coyotes kill to survive. The coyote hound hunter does it for fun. It’s easy to figure out who the cruel one is. The bill did not pass. READ MORE

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Letters to the Editor

Letters: Conflict or Corruption?

A real-life example is that of House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn). His 2023 financial disclosure does not mention that his wife, Sharon Osborne, serves as Chairman of the Board at Latitude Learning, a homeschool cooperative. Rep. Osborne is required to report this potential conflict in his disclosure. However, this oversight is not his only violation of the public trust. READ MORE