Sen. Sanborn Statement on Committee Vote on HB370

The New Hampshire Senate
Majority Office
April 9, 2013
Tom Cronin
Sen. Sanborn Statement on Committee Vote on HB370
Concord, NH – Sen. Andy Sanborn, R-Bedford, issued the following statement today after the Senate Health, Education, and Human Services Committee recommended Inexpedient to Legislate on HB370, a bill to repeal the Education Opportunity Tax Credit Scholarship program established last session:
“The School Choice Scholarship program passed last year gives more options to students and parents, protects taxpayers, and encourages businesses to invest in the workforce of the future.  Since it was enacted, the program has garnered significant interest from students, parents, and business owners who applied to it based on their understanding of the law.  The Committee believes legislation repealing this innovative school choice program just months after it went into effect is premature, and we look forward to the full Senate affirming that decision when this bill is on the floor next week.”

Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at