Atkinson Police Chief Bully or Target?

February 3, 2009 Union Leader ATKINSON – Two residents who claim police Chief Philip V. Consentino bullied people into removing their names from a warrant article petition are preparing to sue the chief and the board of selectmen. In a notice sent to the town by...

Office of Economic Stimulus?

January 29, 2009 WCAX-TV CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch says he will name Deputy Attorney General Orville “Bud” Fitch to head a newly created Office of Economic Stimulus to coordinate the stimulus money New Hampshire could get...

Governor Lynch scores ‘D’

October 21, 2008 Drew Cline Gov. John Lynch gets a D in the latest Cato Institute Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors. Cato notes that Lynch was more frugal at first, but this year did not restrain spending. He’s relied heavily on cigarette tax hikes,...

Hodes and Porter not looking out for taxpayers

October 14, 2008 by Ed Naile As luck would have it, being involved with local taxpayer issues gives one a unique perspective of people who run for office in this small state. Case in point: Ashland, the year 2000, where the Town Manager, Rosie McNamara,...

Governor Lynch and his Democratic majority have made “mess”

October 13, 2008 Union Leader With the elections only weeks away and the economy reeling, voters nationally are looking for candidates they can trust to bring back some stability. Here in New Hampshire, voters ought to be looking for candidates who understand how the...

Shaheen supports loss of voting rights

October 7, 2008 Union Leader In New Hampshire politics, there are artful dodgers, and then there is Jeanne Shaheen, who is in a class by herself. For months, Shaheen has been going to extraordinary lengths to avoid answering questions about nuclear power, drilling for...