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New Hampshire Desperately Needs Walt Havenstein

New Hampshire Desperately Needs Walt Havenstein

By: D.J. Bettencourt – August, 2014 Few states have endured a longer drought of electing a Republican governor than New Hampshire. In fact, that dry spell is unrivaled even in…

Don’t blame Massachusetts for New Hampshire’s Leftward Drift

Don’t blame Massachusetts for New Hampshire’s Leftward Drift

By: DJ Bettencourt – July, 2014 In New Hampshire politics there is a widely held but grossly inaccurate myth. For Republican believers in the myth, it is a source of…

In VA Scandal, Granite Staters Bear a Unique Culpability

In VA Scandal, Granite Staters Bear a Unique Culpability

By: D.J. Bettencourt – June, 2014 Those unfamiliar with the Veterans Administration (VA) scandal have undoubtedly still heard of the hullabaloo of political leaders and bureaucrats deflecting blame for the…

On World Stage, New Hampshire Delegation Should Look to Richard Nixon

On World Stage, New Hampshire  Delegation Should Look to Richard Nixon

By: DJ Bettencourt – May, 2014 Whatever may be said of Richard Nixon, he was a visionary and strategic genius on foreign policy. Indeed, Nixon’s most enduring and important legacy…

NH State Senators Should Strengthen NH Domestic Violence Laws and Further Protect our Beloved Four-Legged Friends

NH State Senators Should Strengthen NH Domestic Violence Laws and Further Protect our Beloved Four-Legged Friends

By D.J. Bettencourt – April, 2014 State Senators should strengthen New Hampshire’s domestic violence laws and further protect our beloved four-legged friends. This month, the New Hampshire State Senate has…

Bettencourt’s Retirement Marks the End of an Era on the Field and in The Classroom

Bettencourt’s Retirement Marks the End  of an Era on the Field and in The Classroom

D.J. Bettencourt While this special 10th Anniversary edition of The Valley Patriot represents a wonderful accomplishment for this publication, it also represents a personal milestone for the Bettencourt family. This…

New Hampshire’s Marijuana Law Betrays Small Government Principles

New Hampshire’s Marijuana Law  Betrays Small Government Principles

By: DJ Bettencourt – February, 2014 Granite Staters might assume that New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan’s pledge to veto legislation passed this month to legalize marijuana would end the discussion…

Now is the Time for the University of New Hampshire to Bring Back Baseball

Now is the Time for the University of New Hampshire to Bring Back Baseball

By: DJ Bettencourt – January, 2014 The founder of the modern Olympics, Pierre de Fredy, once observed that, “those who find themselves first in physical exercises are also first in…

New Hampshire School Choice Scholarship Act: Good for Students and Parents

New Hampshire School Choice Scholarship Act: Good for Students and Parents

By: DJ Bettencourt – December, 2013 The vast majority of Granite Staters know from experience that New Hampshire public schools offer an outstanding education for most students. But while many…

Free State Project: Friend or Foe to New Hampshire?

Free State Project: Friend or Foe to New Hampshire?

By: D.J. Bettencourt – October, 2013 Earlier this year, State Representative Cynthia Chase (D-Keene) opined on a fringe New Hampshire liberal blog: “Free Staters are the single biggest threat the…

NH’s voter ID Requirement Must be Protected from Baseless Attacks

NH’s voter ID Requirement Must be Protected from Baseless Attacks

By: D.J. Bettercourt – September, 2013 A vote is the ultimate equalizer in American politics. The idea that every citizen, regardless of race, gender or background, is awarded the same…

New Hampshire should be very wary of Gov. Paul LePage

New Hampshire should be very wary of Gov. Paul LePage

By: DJ Bettencourt – August, 2013 As a general rule, when liberals lash out with nasty hyperbole against a political leader you can be almost assured that they are doing…

American College of History and Legal Studies Becomes First Member of the Salem Animal Rescue League

American College of History and  Legal Studies Becomes First Member of the Salem Animal Rescue League

By: DJ Bettencourt – July, 2013 (Other Pet Stories) SALEM- The Salem Animal Rescue League (SARL) today announced that the American College of History and Legal Studies (ACHLS), a two…

NH’s New State Budget is Imperfect but Plenty Good Enough

By: D.J. Betterncourt – July 2013 One of the most intriguing questions for New Hampshire that emerged out of the 2012 elections that produced a Democrat controlled House of Representatives…

Keller Williams Dedicates RED Day to Salem Animal Rescue League

Keller Williams Dedicates RED Day to Salem Animal Rescue League

D.J. Bettencourt – June, 2013 SALEM, NH – Keller Williams Realty associates today donated their time to “Give Where They Live” as part of RED Day, one of the biggest…

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