Executive Councilor Chris Sununu, the man who angered abortion advocates by voting against a six hundred thousand dollar contract for Planned Parenthood, after undercover videos surfaced showing they were harvesting and selling parts from the dead children, yesterday announced he would be a candidate for governor of New Hampshire. Speaking at the Salem Republican Committee Labor Day Picnic, Sununu said he would be a problem solver and offer a new brand of leadership. Quote
“I’m running for governor, because we need to close the opportunity gap that Democratic governors have slid us into over the past two decades. We must end the expansive policies of government that are stifling economic growth in our state. As governor, I will work to reestablish an economic climate that will provide dependable, high-paying jobs, and develop pro-growth initiatives to stop the loss of skilled workers and young people to other states.”
Sununu was first elected to the Executive Council in 2010, and reelected by wide margins in 2012 and 2014.
An environmental engineer by trade and business owner with 700 employees in the North Country, Sununu said that strengthening education would be a priority and a necessary step toward closing the opportunity gap.
“I will veto a sales or income tax, but that pledge is not enough. Unlike the Democratic governors of the past, I will make sure that pledge is not used as an excuse to expand other taxes and fees.”
There was OOOHHH sooo much more in Sununu’s statement which we’ve published in full at Girard at Large dot com and linked to from this news read for your convenience.
In July, State Representative Frank Edelblut, Republican from Wilton, announced he was exploring a run for governor.
A fatal accident in Bedford on Saturday has claimed the life of a Manchester fire fighter. Forty nine year old Eric Palangas was killed when the nineteen seventy Chevy Chevelle driven by his fifty year old brother, Nicholas Palangas of Weare, rolled over on Kilton Road, just west of Sullivan Drive.
When police arrived, they found the car on its roof and Eric dead inside. Police believe speed and alcohol were factors in the accident as Nicholas lost control of the vehicle on a curve in the road. He was arrested and charged with Negligent Homicide and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated among others and was held on $50,000 cash bail. He will be arraigned this morning in Merrimack District Court.
The Bedford Police Department is continuing its investigation and asking anyone with information about this incident to call them at 4 7 2 5 1 1 3.
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The Bow Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Brennan Szanto. Szanto is wanted for resisting detention and is a person of interest in a recent prowling incident as well as a residential burglary, which took place in the Bow Bog Road area on August 30th. Szanto is five foot nine, 150 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. If you have seen Szanto, or know of his whereabouts, please call the Bow Police Department at 2 2 8 0 5 1 1 or the Concord Regional Crimeline at 2 2 6 3 1 0 0, you can submit information online at concord regional crimeline dot com.
Dale Barnett, the National Commander of the American Legion will visit Post 27 in Londonderry at 2:30 on the afternoon of September 12th. Post Commander Bob Stuart has issued an open invitation to all veterans to stop by to say hello. Stuart said veterans would be free to share their thoughts and questions with Barnett. Veterans need not be a member of Post 27 to participate. The post is located at 6 Sargent Rd in Londonderry. Stuart said those interested in more information may call him at 2 3 4 7 0 4 0.
Right to Know Requests are again flying in S A U Fifty Five, which employs Superintendent Earl F. Metzler, II and includes the Timberlane Regional and Hampstead school districts. After refusing to provide her with a copy of a photocopier lease singled out in the district’s independent financial audit, school board member Donna Green of Sandown filed the Right to Know Request and was subsequently charged five dollars and fifty cents for a copy of the contract. One would think elected officials would be entitled to the contracts entered into by their subordinates.
Anyway, the rather curious contract was incomplete, leading to yet another Right to Know Request, the results of which are still unknown. Green has requested a review of the audit by the school board, with the auditors present, to discuss what she believes are over expenditures in the SAU’s budget and a serious adverse opinion by the auditor. S A U School Board Chair Peter Bealo has yet to acknowledge the request.
Meanwhile, the Timberlane Regional School Board is threatening to sue Danville Selectman Josh Horns, who was appointed by the Danville Board of Selectmen to serve on the Timberlane Regional School District Budget Committee. Seems they think there’s a conflict of interest, though state law seems to disagree there’s a so called incompatibility of offices.
That might have something to do with why Board Chair Nancy Steenson had something of a meltdown at Thursday’s meeting, demanding Donna Green, among others, sit in a different chair. Green suggested she call the police if she didn’t like where she was sitting, which, of course, didn’t happen.
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