Addiction

“Once an addict, always an addict.” I know, because people close to me have fought substance abuse issues. They are addicts. I spent a fair number of years of my life with someone who was an alcoholic. He was a… Continue Reading →

Farm Bill & SNAP

My husband and I are not wealthy, but our bills get paid on time. It hasn’t always been that way for me. When I was a young mom, home with a toddler and a newborn, my first husband lost his… Continue Reading →

4th of July

  Kudos to the Town of Salem for another great Independence Day celebration! What a nice event they put on every year. The fireworks this year lasted for about 25 un-interrupted minutes, and had some unusual lights. I’m glad to be… Continue Reading →

Home Sweet Home

Confession time: I grew up in Massachusetts, spending the first 18 years of my life in Danvers. Haters are going to hate, but, like the Dreamers, I had no control over where my parents decided to raise me. Two weeks… Continue Reading →

Leadership Southern NH

  Photo by Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce This winter, the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce started a new program, Leadership Southern New Hampshire, modeled after their Leadership Greater Salem, which stopped 15 years ago. I was fortunate to be… Continue Reading →

Trade Wars

I’ll admit, I don’t know a great deal about tariffs, but, as a State Rep, it won’t be anything I would be expected to know. What I do know is that as a State Rep, I will have to take… Continue Reading →

Water Question #1

I was asked, “Just curious to know if you’re familiar with the seriousness of our water problem and what your idea for helping us correct that problem is.”   I believe we have two kinds of water concerns: 1. Quality… Continue Reading →

Gun Violence

REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE I believe that we can respect the Second Amendment rights of responsible gun owners and still reduce gun violence and keep our communities safe. Americans are 25 times more likely to be killed with a gun than… Continue Reading →

HB 1636

Today, House Bill 1636 went down in flames! This ends SB 193, the school voucher program, (at least for this year). Had HB 1636 passed, the experts I heard from say it had the potential to do more harm to… Continue Reading →

Municipal Elections 2018

Here’s almost everything you need to know about Tuesday’s Municipal elections! (You get to decide who you should vote for!) Election Details  March 13, 2018. Polls open from 7:00 AM-7:00 PM at 5 polling places: http://www.townofsalemnh.org/sites/salemnh/files/u496/voting_districts_2018.pdf Absentee Ballots Absentee Ballot Rules: http://www.townofsalemnh.org/sites/salemnh/files/file/file/absentee-voting-information.pdf… Continue Reading →

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