Cornerstone Commends NH Senate for Defeating a 67% Increase in Taxes

Press Release

Ashley Pratte, Executive Director, (603) 361-5057

Cornerstone Commends NH Senate for Defeating a 67% Increase in Taxes

(Concord, NH) Today the NH Senate voted with New Hampshire families in mind and voted 18-6 to indefinitely postpone HB617, the gas tax which would increase by 67% if passed.  

“I am thrilled that the NH Senate recognized the burden that this 67% increase would have on our families here in the Granite State who are already tightening their budgets,” said Pratte.  “By voting to defeat the gas tax, the NH Senate realized that it is wrong to balance our state budget on the backs of hard-working families.”

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