Downshifting & Local Control

Downshifting happens when legislators cut taxes in Concord, pushing costs back to towns. When legislators run on a platform to “reduce taxes” they are not talking about property taxes, they are talking about cutting state taxes. And when they reduce… Continue Reading →

Salem NH — Never Forget

The following email was sent to me, and a fairly small number of other people. I think it deserves to be seen, so I’m sharing it here. SALEM NEW HAMPSHIRE NEVER FORGET COMMITTEE Salem NH Never Forget Committeec/o Ernest W…. Continue Reading →

Poverty in Rockingham County

Rockingham County has the highest estimated annual median household income at approximately $85,600. In 2017, an individual less than 65 years old and earning less than $12,752 was in poverty, as was a family of three with one child earning… Continue Reading →

State Rep Commmitte​e Assignments

Today the NH House of Representatives announced the assignments to Standing Committees. NH State Reps from Salem were assigned to some of the key committees. Congratulations to them all. The nine Reps from Rockingham 8 (Salem) will be representing Salem… Continue Reading →

Final Stretch

Two years ago, this month, I announced that I was running for State Rep. It’s been a long two years — the longest job interview I’ve ever had, for a job that pays all of $100 per year. ($100! That… Continue Reading →

Put a Woman in Charge!

I had not heard this song until this evening, when a new friend sent it to me, and suggested that I make it mine. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Bonnie   [Verse 1: Keb’ Mo’]… Continue Reading →

Conversations with a Candidate

I believe public officials should be available to their constituents. If elected, I intend to have public meetings where my constituents can meet with me, and discuss their concerns. But to be elected as your Representative, I need your vote on… Continue Reading →

What’s happening to the bugs, fish, frogs and us?

Where are the bugs? Scientists are reporting that Insects around the world are in a crisis, as a number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in their population. Insect-eating animals are also in decline. Scientist Stephanie Seneff says, “Very grim news… Continue Reading →

Seniors, ServiceLink and the State Plan on Aging

NH has one of the oldest median age populations in the country, second only to Maine. At our current rate, we are expected to exceed Maine within the next five years. A little over two years ago, I wrote about… Continue Reading →

November 6 — Constitutional Amendments & Candidates

On Tuesday, November 6, Salem Residents will be asked to vote for a number of political candidates (see below), plus two Constitutional Amendment Questions. Here’s the non-partisan info you need to begin to be an informed voter:  Here are two… Continue Reading →

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