On Friday, October 23, 2015, The Colebrook Chronicle pulished an editorial authored by New Hampshire State Representatives David Danielson (R-Bedford) and Ken Gidge (D-Nashua) touting the formidible economic impact of the arts in the Granite State and advocating for further public support for the creative industries.
Published under the "View From The 45th Parallel" section on page 4, Colebrook Chronicle editor-in-chief Charles J. Jordan introduced the Reps. Danielson and Gidge's piece by saying "[This article] said better than we can how important supporting the arts are to all of us. With arts opportunities in our region greater than ever, your support is important to keep these efforts going."
Danielson and Gidge begin by noting that October is National Arts and Humanitites Month, and just as it is a time to encourage all Americans to participate in the arts, so they believe they should do their part to advance the arts in New Hampshire. To that end, the state lawmakers are co-chairs of the bipartisan commission to study the economic impact of the arts and culture in New Hampshire and to recommend ways in which the state can enghance and expand this sector of the state economy.
NH Reps. David Danielson (Left) and Ken Gidg