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NH should hop on rail expansion

If you were a business owner considering making a critical investment in your business that could deliver tremendous returns, would you do your due diligence … Full story    
Updated 12 hours ago

Money is there, but so is a waiting list

When deciding to run for New Hampshire state Senate, I outlined what I wanted to accomplish. My goals were pretty straightforward: to protect individual freedoms … Full story    
Updated 12 hours ago

Put NH back on (the) track

Sixty years ago, America embarked upon the "greatest public works project in the history of the world." The Interstate Highway System did not simply move … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Gender police force may soon be doing lots of hiring

I've decided to change careers: I'm going to give up writing and join the gender police. The force hasn't been officially created yet, but looking … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Rethinking the drug war, since it’s already failed

Since the early 1970s, the U.S. has spent $1 trillion in a war on drugs. Yet, illegal drugs are cheaper and more widely available than … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Climate change and kids’ health

As spring unfolds in New Hampshire, there's a predictable shift in the ailments that bring children into my office every day. Along­side the general excite­ment … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Higher wage will only help NH

As the movement for higher wages continues to gain mo­mentum in New Hampshire and throughout the nation - most recently bolstered by big $15 minimum … Full story    
Published:  April 28, 2016

We must give voice to victims of abuse in NH

They are our silent majority and they desperately need to be heard. One of the first victims I met was an eighth grade boy who … Full story    
Published:  April 24, 2016

Score one for the activists

We've all heard the news: Wednesday afternoon Kinder Morgan released a statement announcing that it and its subsidiary the Tennessee Gas Pipeline had suspended all … Full story    
Published:  April 24, 2016

Stewardship will keep Merrimack River clean

Contrary to the recent Telegraph headline, the Merrimack River water is not "dirty" On Wednesday, April 13, the front page of the Telegraph headline read … Full story    
Published:  April 24, 2016

Earth Day should be every day

There's no place quite like New Hampshire. We enjoy the very best of all seasons and scenery, from our picturesque mountains and forests to our … Full story    
Published:  April 20, 2016

The leadership of art

As most of you read this column this morning, you're likely sitting in your family room or kitchen enjoying a Sunday coffee before getting ready … Full story    
Published:  April 17, 2016

NH Hospital waiting list a moral failure for state

Imagine rushing an acutely ill friend or loved one to a local emergency room, having your worst fears confirmed by the doctor, and then being … Full story    
Published:  April 17, 2016

With billions at stake, no mystery why NE power producers resist projects

NEPGA: Pay no attention to the billions behind the curtain. When it comes to New England's energy market and the high cost of electricity, the … Full story    
Published:  April 17, 2016

A Tax Day even worse for NH

> When are Granite Staters done paying their taxes? No, the answer isn't April 18 - taxes are just due on that day. You finish … Full story    
Published:  April 14, 2016

The real start of spring

Spring officially begins tomorrow at 2:05 p.m., when the Red Sox throw the first pitch of the team's home opener at Fenway Park. Yeah, I … Full story    
Published:  April 10, 2016

Nashua could have this problem

Sitting at Norton's Diner this morning, working my way through breakfast and the several local publications that are usually available, I came across reference to … Full story    
Published:  April 10, 2016

Health care expansion a historic step forward

Two years ago, we came together across party lines to pass the most significant piece of health care legislation that the state of New Hampshire … Full story    
Published:  April 10, 2016

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