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Taxes for disabled Veterans

By Daniel J Fredyma Sr.

Special post to the Governor. Hi Governor, it is an honor to address you. I would like to begin by saying that I think it is high time someone fought a little harder for veterans in NH. I know all the pat answers already like  each town gives their own vet discounts and disabled vets can get one free registration for a vehicle, or a free fishing license but what I'm after is complete relief of taxes for veterans who are rendered disabled and unable to work…


Added by Daniel J Fredyma Sr. on June 27, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

After Supreme Court decision, NH buffer zone law questioned

The constitutionality of a New Hampshire law allowing buffer zones around reproductive health facilities' entrances is being questioned after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a similar Massachusetts law.

Gov. Maggie Hassan signed the New Hampshire law earlier this month.

Read the full article from WMUR and learn more from the …


Added by LFDA Editor on June 26, 2014 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Should Sidewalks Be Silenced? (165 responses; 6/15/14)

By Rob Levey

At a time when digital technology is increasingly relied upon to disseminate messages of any kind, political groups have turned to sidewalk chalk drawings as a cheap and innovative way to communicate with the public. While critics call it graffiti, supporters argue it is a temporary and therefore harmless method of political expression. In Keene, an altercation over a sidewalk chalk drawing has left one man injured, which has led officials to consider…


Added by LFDA Editor on June 26, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments

Gov. Hassan: Trade mission to Turkey building contacts

Gov. Maggie Hassan is calling New Hampshire's trade mission to Turkey productive and informative after several days of meetings.

Hassan told reporters in a conference call Wednesday that she has helped open doors for the state and representatives of the seven businesses that traveled to Turkey to develop potential trading partners and markets.

Read the full article from Seacoast…


Added by LFDA Editor on June 25, 2014 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Environmental group: governors' natural gas proposal too expensive, rushed

An Environmental Group says regional energy policy makers and the natural gas industry have too cozy a relationship. To prove their case the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released a series of documents obtained by right to know requests. Those indicated therein say the claim is overblown.

The release highlights a growing unease in the environmental community toward bringing new natural gas pipeline into New England.…


Added by LFDA Editor on June 24, 2014 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Spanish explosives distributor to lease Alexandria land to wind farm developer

The Spanish explosives distribution company that has agreed to lease pieces of its approximately five square miles of land to a Portuguese wind-energy developer had once discussed conservation of its lands with the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.

But Maxam, which has agreed to lease acreage in Alexandria, Groton and Hebron to EDP Renewables of Portugal for its proposed $140 million, 60-megwawatt, 15- to 25-turbine Spruce Ridge wind-power project, was not able to…


Added by LFDA Editor on June 23, 2014 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Mass tax law change dips deeper into NH businesses' pockets

A change in Massachusetts' tax law will mean some New Hampshire businesses will be required to pay an 8 percent corporate income tax to the Bay State on that portion of their business devoted to Massachusetts customers.

"Our concern is a lot of businesses don't know that," said Kathryn Michaelis, an attorney in the tax practice group at the Rath, Young and Pignatelli law firm in Concord.…


Added by LFDA Editor on June 22, 2014 at 11:33pm — No Comments

June 21: From the governor’s desk

Gov. Maggie Hassan was busy this week with her pen, signing legislation into law:

HB 1555 makes it a crime to exploit elderly, disabled or impaired individuals, punishable by up to 15 years in jail. “Fully including all Granite Staters in our communities means standing up for the most vulnerable among us. This common-sense, bipartisan legislation takes an important step toward confronting…


Added by LFDA's Week in Review on June 21, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Gov. Hassan signs bill named for boy killed by father

Gov. Maggie Hassan signed a new law creating a domestic violence statute in a private ceremony Thursday with the mother of a 9-year-old boy who was killed by his father.

The bill was introduced following the killing of the boy, Joshua Savyon, who was shot to death last year as he spent time with his father at a Manchester YWCA. His father, who also killed himself, had said he was upset over custody arrangements and had threatened to kill his mother or himself and the…


Added by LFDA Editor on June 19, 2014 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Disabled Veterans

By Daniel J Fredyma Sr.

As a disabled veteran I am writing this in total sincerity, not for my own personal gain, but for the benefit of all disabled veterans who are deemed "unemployable" by the Veterans Affairs Hospital and doctors, and the VA itself. There are many states in America that already do a lot more for veterans than NH does. Now, don't go getting all riled up but try to listen for a minute before you judge. As I said, many states have measures in place to assist…


Added by Daniel J Fredyma Sr. on June 19, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Is Obama a drag on Shaheen re-election?

By Paul Briand

President Barack Obama’s popularity, like it or not, will have a bearing on the re-election efforts of Democratic incumbents in 2014, including New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

Shaheen will and is trying to distance herself from Obama’s coattails by…


Added by Paul Briand on June 19, 2014 at 3:47pm — No Comments

State takes next step in monitoring prescription drug abuse

The Executive Council has picked an Alabama company to begin collecting data that will help physicians and pharmacists identify patients who may be abusing prescription medications.

The five-year contract awarded to Health Information Designs is the next step in the state’s effort to set up a prescription drug monitoring program, or PMP. Such programs are aimed at “doctor shopping,” in which patients visit multiple physicians for prescriptions that are then filled at different…


Added by LFDA Editor on June 18, 2014 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Reams agrees to resign immediately

Longtime Rockingham County Attorney James Reams has agreed to resign, county commissioners announced Tuesday afternoon.

Reams' resignation is effective immediately and he will be paid about $42,000 to leave — the remainder of his $85,000-a-year salary, Commissioner Kevin Coyle said.

Read the full article from the Eagle Tribune.

Added by LFDA Editor on June 17, 2014 at 9:59pm — No Comments



CONTACT: Kerry Bowers For President Committee




Added by Kerry Bowers on June 17, 2014 at 10:08am — No Comments

Low-income residents can apply for health coverage next month

Low-income New Hampshire residents will be able to apply for health insurance at the beginning of next month, state officials said.

With Medicaid expansion moving forward, coverage could begin for as many as 50,000 Granite Staters by mid-summer.

Read the full article from WMUR and learn more from the …


Added by LFDA Editor on June 16, 2014 at 10:01pm — No Comments




CONTACT: Kerry Bowers For President Committee




Added by Kerry Bowers on June 16, 2014 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Middle East

no more American's in Middle East!!! NO NO NO TROOPS, bring them home. Isis is not our problem.

Added by Judith Rounds Hummel on June 16, 2014 at 6:33pm — No Comments

I love america

By Gene A Miller

            I am from a bygone era. I am from the 70's. I campaigned and voted for president Obama. I feel for all that you are going through today and hope that the right decisions are made.I know that will be. My life is great but I am a product of the 70's. Music seems to reflect the mood of the country. Listen. May God be with you. I would love to buy you a beer.



Added by Gene A Miller on June 16, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Hand-held phone use in car could soon cost $100

Officials are considering traffic signs, radio announcements and brochures as ways to educate drivers that holding a cellphone up to the ear to talk while driving or sitting in traffic will be illegal a year from now in New Hampshire.

Gov. Maggie Hassan is expected to sign a bill that makes hand-held cellphone use punishable by a $100 fine for the first offense. The price rises to $250 for a second offense and $500 for subsequent offenses within a 24-month period.…


Added by LFDA Editor on June 15, 2014 at 9:38pm — No Comments

June 14: Filing period ends, political races set

The Republican and Democratic challengers for New Hampshire governor this week filed their election papers with the secretary of state.

The filing period to run for governor, U.S. senator, representative in Congress, Executive Councilor, state senator and state representative ended Friday. The Concord Monitor has a rundown of the various candidates who filed their papers…


Added by LFDA's Week in Review on June 14, 2014 at 7:45am — No Comments

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