For Immediate Release: May 2, 2013
Contact: Matt Slater, (603) 225-9341

Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on the Senate Democrats’ Internet sales tax resolution:
“The resolution that Senate Democrats sought to introduce was a laughable attempt to distract from President Obama’s enthusiastic support for the Internet sales tax and their long history of inaction on this issue. Republicans in the state Senate have already protected New Hampshire small business owners by passing a law last year that prohibits the taxation of Internet access in the Granite State.
“If state Senate Democrats were actually serious about fighting the Internet sales tax they would call on Democrat House Speaker Terie Norelli to break her shameful silence and denounce it. Speaker Norelli serves as the president of the National Conference of State Legislatures, an organization that has launched a well-funded campaign designed to support the Internet sales tax and destroy the New Hampshire Advantage. Her unwillingness to stand up for the Granite State by publicly condemning this job killing legislation is disgraceful.” 

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 manchestercrimeline.org.