As reported in national news media last November, a female candidate came within less than 400 votes of winning the contest for the 13th Congressional seat vacated by disgraced pedophile congressman Mark Foley. The candidate who nearly won was Christine Jennings, a native of New Boston.
How many millionaire bankers are Democrats? Very few, and yet Christine Jennings, though she may have flirted with Republicanism, is a New Boston-born-and-bred Democrat. She has not forgotten her New Boston roots or her parents, who were deeply involved in the Democratic Party of New Boston. Her father was a steel worker and union leader and her mother was president of the New Boston Democratic Club. “I think you have to pattern the traits and qualities, the things that you see in people you admire,” she once said. Presumably, her parents were her first role models.
Still going strong after all these years, Richard Noel, a candidate for Portsmouth City Council, worked with
The New Boston house where she grew up still stands, humbly but proudly, on
I suppose those votes would not have mattered if
How times have changed! I recall going into a recently renovated Portsmouth bank about ten years ago to open an account. Which bank? Who can keep straight which bank is which anymore, or what its name was ten years ago? Anyway, I looked at the lavish interior and the preening personnel, who were obviously proud to be working in such a plush place, especially since the rest of downtown
I doubt any of them are reusing napkins. Republicans were once the frugal ones. Now they run up budgets as high as the