Salem Community Patriot October 22, 2010 - 5
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both its social and economic ramifications and its effect on the people in my community. This approach was not always in line with the agenda of the House Republican Alliance, a group of ultra-conservative Republicans. Their false and misleading attacks on me just before the September primary made it clear that independent thinking and a moderate political philosophy were not in keeping with the trend toward a more radical, ultra-conservative Republican party. As a moderate Republican, working with other moderates within my party and with Democrats, I was instrumental in sponsoring and enacting legislation in support of civil, elderly, and working people’s rights. I was instrumental in stopping tolls on Interstate 93 and in ensuring that Windham and Salem remain receiver towns for state education funding. During my six-term tenure, I served on the Commerce Committee, Labor and Industries, and Judiciary. I was appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve on a special commission for Veterans’ Legal Services, as well as to a study of criminal annulments and abuse of the denial of entitlement benefits for our elderly citizens. I’ve lived in Windham for 29 years. I’m married and the proud father of four children and grandfather of five. I am the founder of DiFruscia Law Offices and actively practice law with my wife and law partner, Kathleen Sullivan DiFruscia. I received a B.A. from Emerson College and my law degree from New England School of Law. In 1975, I founded AD Management and Parkside, LLC, which owns and manages affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families, which has been cited as among the best-managed property of its kind in New England.
I remain opposed to a sales and income tax, supportive of the expansion of gaming at Rockingham Park, in support of responsible economic development to attract good jobs and good wages to New Hampshire, and will continue with efforts to protect and preserve our recreational and natural resources. During the 2009-2010 legislative term, we balanced the State’s budget and limited an increase in the State’s deficit. During my six-term tenure, New Hampshire has become one of the top seven states in which to own and operate a small business, the safest state to live in, among the eight best-run states in the country, the best state in which to raise a family, and the state with the highest percentage of high school graduates in the Northeast. I am proud to be one among many people in public service that has worked to achieve and maintain the New Hampshire Advantage. I ask you to give me the opportunity to return to public service as your Independent State Representative.
Representative Anthony R. DiFruscia - Windham
Vote for Carolyn Webber for State House of Representatives
Carolyn Webber understands and supports the long held values of southern New Hampshire while being able to balance new ideas that encourage growth without sacrificing our quality of life. She has a strong work ethic and treats the State House like a job. Her attendance during the 2010 NH legislative session is100 percent, and 98 percent for committee work. Check out the voting records for other candidates like Marilinda Garcia on www.gencourt.state.nh.us/
nhgcrollcalls/rollcallsbylegislator; Garcia missed over 140 votes. Would you keep your job if you only showed up half of the time? Carolyn understands that her district needs
to stay strong economically. She supported SB 489 that would have saved historic Rockingham Park, protected and increased local jobs, and provided Windham with over a half a million dollars annually. Carolyn understands the basic principles of our democracy and she represents “all” people in her district, not just those of one political ideology or church. She voted for HB 436, which established marriage equity and upheld New Hampshire’s live free or die tradition of individual liberties and religious freedom. Check out her voting record at: www.ge
. Carolyn Webber is a prudent woman and campaigns the old-school way by knocking on doors. She wants to understand your needs and will treat your tax dollars the same way she treats her retirement dollars; maturely and frugally. She is not financially beholding to any person, PAC, or political party. Carolyn has never spent a day anywhere that she doesn’t challenge herself and those around her to reach a little higher, work a little harder, and laugh a little longer. She retired after 31 years as a clinical microbiologist, with 29 years as a department manager. Her community commitment follows her work ethic. She was a Windham Selectman from 1996-2002, current Historic District/ Heritage commission member for 24 years, current Windham Depot Advisory Committee for four years, and Windham elected her to Library Trustee in 2007. Carolyn is also active in the restoration of Windham’s caboose, where she was the Project Manager, and is active in the restoration of the depot and freight building in the Depot Historic District. Think about whom are you sending to Concord to represent your interests? What out- of-town money is behind their campaign? What political payment is due for their very expensive, glossy flyer in your mailbox? Your neighbor, Carolyn Webber, works for
you, not someone who lives in Texas or Iowa. Don’t just vote the party. Vote for ethics, vote for local control, vote for Carolyn Webber.
Dianna Fallon - Windham
Gaming Bill HB 539 Vote in 2009
On March 4, 2009, a non-election year, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted on HB 539, a bill to legalize casino gaming in this state. Locally, this bill would have saved Rockingham Park. It would have brought jobs, revenue, lowered the tax rate, and provided a means for racing to continue at this historic site in Salem. Why was Representative Carolyn Webber, who thought it was an important issue for her district, the only one to actively work on and vote in favor of a gaming bill? Why did Representatives Dave Bates, D.J. Bettencourt, and Robert Ingram vote against it, and Representative Kolodziej not vote at all? Now in 2010, an election year, we find
ourselves dealing with a difficult economy, fewer jobs, and higher taxes. And this summer came to a close without racing at Rockingham Park, and all our local representatives are now in favor of a gaming bill. I don’t know about you, but I want a representative who takes a consistent and pro-active approach on how to resolve some of our state’s difficulties, whether or not an election outcome is on the line. This November 2, vote for Carolyn Webber.
Kick and Debbie Fallon - Salem Letters - continued to page 6 Charlie
NH Fish & Game Online Survey
If you had a New Hampshire hunting license in 2009, watch for a letter in the mail this November from New Hampshire Fish and Game on how to participate in an important online deer management survey. Fish and Game is conducting the survey to gather opinions from a wide range of hunters regarding their preferences as they pertain to buck age-structure management. Over the last few years, an increasing number of hunters
have asked Fish and Game to implement buck age-structure management regionally or throughout the state in an effort to increase the number of older-aged (i.e., large-antlered) bucks available to hunters. In order to identify the preferences and priorities of New Hampshire’s deer hunters, Fish and Game is conducting an unprecedented effort to survey every person who had a New Hampshire hunting license in 2009. Instructions on how to participate in the online survey will be mailed in November, and hunters will have two weeks to respond. The survey will be online only; due to cost and logistics, no paper copies of the survey will be issued.
Charlie Chalk can be reached at email@example.com
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Come meet our team and enjoy healthy treats, Sigrid Olsen gift shop, valuable offers & drawings and thanks to one of our clients, an established jeweler, you can bring your unwanted gold to receive cash on the spot! Start-up specials through Nov 1st:
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Maureen Seppa, Ann Newcomb, Nancy Conroy
Along with our wonderful community partners for Jazzercise, Yoga, Fitness, Holistic Nutrition, Simple Abundance, Feng Shui, Massage, Reiki and more.
ELECT: GARY AZARIAN
State Representative I WILL SPONSOR LEGISLATION TO:
REDUCE THE TAX AND FEES ON BUSINESS so that NH can retain existing jobs
SUPPORT HIRING INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESS to create new employment opportunities
LIMIT SPENDING: NH Has a Nearly Half a Billion Dollar Deficit.
REDUCE TAXES: NH Has Over 38 New Taxes and Fees.
BALANCE THE BUDGET: Return Concord to Fiscal Responsibility.
It is time to take back our state and let your voice be heard. Support Gary Azarian for state representative in the district 4 election. Together, we can preserve the NH advantage.
PAID FOR BY GARY AZARIAN. FISCAL AGENT, NICHOLAS AZARIAN
Fiscal Agent Nicholas Azarian
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