CarriageTowneNews.com, Kingston, NH

My Opinion

February 7, 2013

My Opinion: February 7, 2013

RAYMOND - Remembering back, I know I have talked at various times about a very busy committee I spent a lot of time on last year, the Redress of Grievances Committee. The former House Speaker started to address the numerous petitions that the House was receiving from various citizens of New Hampshire. The NH Constitution requires that these petitions be addressed by the legislature.

At the start of this session, our new House Speaker led the drive to repeal this committee. At our session on January 30th, six petitions were read into the House record. Of these, there was an attempt by the petitioners’ State Representatives to have them sent to a policy committee to be addressed. I was very disappointed that the Democrat leadership led the way to block these petitions from going to a committee, thus depriving the petition its just hearing, by roll call votes of RC 124-231, RC 90-246, and RC 93-243. The other three petitions were not acted on at this time. This is a pure disgrace to our State House.

The Session on January 30th was short; a few bills were passed and will move on to the Senate:

HB-111, relative to the acquisition of property at Akers pond dam in the town of Errol by the fish and game department.

HB-112-FN (fiscal note), relative to registration permit fees for special use vehicles.

HB-113, relative to lot access for erection of buildings.

HB-115, relative to the procedure for filling a vacancy on a cooperative school district budget committee.

HB-126-L (local), relative to use of revolving funds by towns for maintaining recycling programs.

HB-131-FN-L, relative to payment for medical services for county prisoners.

HB-159, requiring patriotic exercises in public schools on federal Constitution Day.

HB-160, relative to a school district’s transportation responsibility for pupils of divorced parents with joint decision making responsibility.

Text Only
My Opinion

US Politics
Obituaries
  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

    Continued ...
    The Carriage Towne News Thu, April 10
    6 days
  • Margaret F. (Harrington) Kinney, 107

    Atkinson, NH — Margaret F. (Harrington) Kinney, 107, a resident of Atkinson for eighty-two years, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family.

    Continued ...
    The Carriage Towne News Thu, April 03
    13 days 1 Photo
  • Laura L. Day, 79

    Newton, NH — Laura L. (Hartford) Day, 79, of Newton, NH, died Sunday evening, March 16, at Kindred Hospital, Peabody.

    Continued ...
    The Carriage Towne News Thu, March 27
    20 days
  • Norman Sansoucie, 77

    East Kingston, NH — Norman P. Sansoucie, 77, died on March 3, 2014, at the Clipper Harbor Nursing Home in Portsmouth, NH. He was born on May 29, 1936, in Haverhill, MA, son of William and Albertine (Beauparlant) Sansoucie.

    Continued ...
    The Carriage Towne News Thu, March 20
    27 days
  • John Colby, 76

    Brentwood, NH — John Ellsworth Colby, 76, formerly of Sandown, N.H., and Brownville, Maine, died on February 22, 2014, at the Rockingham County Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness. Born in Keene, N.H., Mr. Colby was the first son of the late Russell and Edythe Colby of Bradford, Mass. His brother, Dr. David R. Colby of Beaufort, N.C., predeceased him as well. Mr. Colby graduated in 1955 from Haverhill High School and attended Northeastern University and Wentworth Institute of Technology. He was a well known home designer and builder, and furniture craftsman, particularly known for his ability to create beautiful curved staircases. He was the founding production manager of both Westville Homes Corporation of Plaistow, N.H., and Xyloid Corporation of Greenville, Pa.,, pioneers in the modular home industry. He was also proprietor of the Westville Getty service station in Plaistow in the 1970s, and co-owner and occasional driver of the “1/5 Schenley Special” stock cars that raced, from 1968 to 1989, at Star in Epping, N.H., Lee, N.H., Hudson, N.H., and Westboro Mass., speedways.

    Continued ...
    The Carriage Towne News Thu, March 13
    34 days

Stocks