, Derry, New Hampshire


August 30, 2012

Letters to the editor

Smith understands businesses’ challenges

To the editor:

As a small business owner, I very much appreciate the understanding shown by Republican candidate for governor Kevin Smith of the challenges facing our state. Kevin understands that New Hampshire businesses pay some of the highest business taxes in the country and he is seeking to change that.

As far as I’ve seen, Smith is the only candidate in this race who has put together a specific plan to improve our economy and foster a more friendly environment. Smith’s common sense reforms of reducing high taxes and regulatory burdens will change the way businesses inside and outside of New Hampshire think about our state and will lead us to a new era of prosperity creating new jobs across the state.

On Sept. 11, please cast your vote in the primary for Kevin Smith.

Faye H. Sell


Rausch gets job

done in Senate


To the editor:

Several weeks ago – in his quiet and unassuming way – Sen. Jim Rausch signed up for re-election to New Hampshire State Senate. I am delighted that Jim is running for re-election.

Sen. Rausch has been a hard-working and accessible public servant for the communities of Derry, Hampstead and Windham and has produced some significant results. Among his accomplishments was working with legislators from across the political spectrum and Gov. John Lynch to establish an education funding formula to stabilize school funding so our communities receive level funding. This is so important. Our local leaders who have had to scramble in years past because the state didn’t have its act together and didn’t know how much aid each community would receive. It isn’t easy writing your local school budget when the amount of state funding is a mystery.

Sen. Rausch also obtained $7.8 million dollars in renovation funds for the regional career technical education center at Pinkerton Academy. This means that the children of Derry and surrounding communities will be have a multitude of educational options and opportunities to attain a career and earn a good living.

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