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Letters to the Editor

April 24, 2014

Aren’t There Any Worthy NH Republicans?

Aren’t There Any Worthy NH Republicans?

My fellow granite-staters: with a long tradition of New Hampshire statesmen and women serving on a national level, why do we have to settle for a name, and no state credentials, to represent us?

New Hampshire politicians have a long history of serving at the national level, not just in congress and once as president, but in senior advisor positions. And they were true granite-staters, raised here with New Hampshire values and roots. Examples are Josiah Bartlett (signer of the Declaration of Independence), Franklin Pierce, Salmon Chase, Daniel Webster (yes, Webster moved to Massachusetts and became a senator—but he was born, educated, and worked in New Hampshire and was a Representative before that move late in his life), Kelly Ayotte, David Souter, Judd Gregg, Sherman Adams…the list goes on. Republicans of national prominence dominate this list after the Civil War.

So why settle for an out-of-stater as a candidate for congress? Every one of the names above lived and worked most of their lives in New Hampshire. They know this state and what we stand for and what we need. Do you mean to tell me there isn’t a prominent Republican in this entire state that can’t measure up to the standards of the past?

Look past the glitz and glamor, and find a candidate for congress who can truly uphold New Hampshire’s proud tradition of statesmanship and service!

Pete McVay

Atkinson

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  • Marie Rose (Robidoux) Audy

    LAWRENCE — Marie Rose (Robidoux) Audy, passed away at her home surrounded by her family, after suffering a stroke in April. She was born in Lawrence and was the daughter of the late Rose A. (Betit) and Alfred Robidoux, originally of Quebec, Canada. She was predeceased by her husband of 28 years, Armand Joseph Audy, who passed away on June 28, 1976.

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  • Charles Anthony "Chuck" Carnival, 79

    Jackson, MS — Charles Anthony “Chuck” Carnival, 79, formerly of Raymond, N.H., passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.

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  • Francis M. Lurvey, 76

    Bar Harbor, ME — Francis M. Lurvey passed away Sunday, June 22, in Bar Harbor, Maine, after battling cancer. By his side were his sons, Edwin Lurvey and Steven Lurvey and his niece and husband, Debra and Richard Carey, as well as cousin, Marion McDonald. He was the son of Edwin R Lurvey (Bar Harbor) and Delia Amazeen (Dexter). He is survived by five children, a stepson, and their families. His sons, Edwin and wife April, Steven and wife, Pam, David and his daughter, Meghan, as well as his daughters, Lorraine and Ellen and her husband, Paul DiScipio with daughters, Katherine and Julia, and his stepson, Brian Faulkner and wife, Jody with children, Trevor, Rachel, and Keith. He is also survived by his sister, Sheryl, and many nieces and nephews including Frank Lurvey and Elaine Langer. Francis was predeceased by his twin brother, Frank, as well as his brothers, Edwin and Erwin. He was also predeceased by his longtime companion, Brian and Edwin’s mother, Maureen Faulkner and former wife, Roberta Lurvey Gilmore.

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  • Norman R. Cote

    Atkinson, NH — Norman R. Cote, of Atkinson, was called to his heavenly home on June 16, 2014, following a period of declining health.

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  • Frederick M. Hopper, 64

    Epping, NH — Frederick Michael Hopper, of Epping, N.H., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Predeceased by his wife, Alice Hopper, he is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Joann Peatfield; daughters, Shay Belair and Jayne Pond; sons-in-law, Adam Belair and James Pond; mother, Arlene Hopper; father and stepmother, Frederick S. and Barbara Hopper; siblings, Susan Hardy, Stephan Hopper, Scott Hopper, and Sherri Chagnon; grandsons, Benjamin Belair, Jonathan Belair and Jackson Pond; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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