Ellen Kolb, Author at Granite Grok

Ellen Kolb

Ellen is a writer, pro-life activist, and communications consultant. She blogs about life-issue politics in New Hampshire at Leaven for the Loaf.

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Nashua Municipal Election Results

Incumbents fared well in Nashua aldermanic elections Tuesday night. None lost, while incumbent mayor Jim Donchess was unopposed. The Nashua Board of Education results took another direction, with incumbents Doris Hohensee and Howard Coffman losing their seats.

Sullivan and Craig Advance to November Ballot for Manchester Mayor

Manchester voters in their municipal mayoral primary have chosen Victoria Sullivan and incumbent Joyce Craig to advance to November’s general election ballot. In her first citywide election, former State Rep. Sullivan earned 39% of the vote to Craig’s 57%. Candidate Glenn Ouellette was eliminated in the primary, with 4% of the vote. Speaking to supporters …

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NH State House

Update: Cornerstone’s Concord 101 Rescheduled

Update to Skip’s post from September 12: Cornerstone’s Concord 101 program scheduled for Dunbarton on September 18 has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. Email nhubacker@nhcornerstone.org for more information, and read more about Concord 101 at the Cornerstone web site. Other Concord 101 programs will take place at Harvest Christian …

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Gordon MacDonald

MacDonald’s N.H. Supreme Court Nomination Defeated

The Executive Council today rejected Governor Sununu’s nomination of Attorney General Gordon MacDonald to be Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. The vote was along party lines, with Councilors Russell Prescott and Ted Gatsas in favor, and Michael Cryans, Andru Volinsky, and Debora Pignatelli opposed. The vote follows Cryans’s announcement in a Valley …

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New Hampshire Supreme Court

Who’s Influencing State Supreme Court Nomination?

What follows is cross-posted from a Cornerstone alert sent out today, with fair warning about Executive Councilor(s) trying to inject abortion into the nomination of Gordon MacDonald to the state Supreme Court, and with due acknowledgment that I’m a Cornerstone consultant. Governor Sununu has nominated Attorney General Gordon MacDonald to be Chief Justice of the New Hampshire …

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Abortion funding comes to NH State House

Abortion Funding in State Budget: Reason Enough to Reject HB 2

The budget to be voted on by the New Hampshire House and Senate on Thursday, June 27, specifically HB 2, would coerce every New Hampshire taxpayer into paying for abortions directly. Any claim to the contrary comes from people who either haven’t read HB 2 or are deliberately lying about it. Two people have forwarded …

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