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Avard | We have to make cuts to budget while we take care of those who need our help

My name is Kevin Avard, and I am running for state Senate in District 12. I have lived here most of my life. In fact, … Full story    

Gilmour | We need to keep making smart investments and focus on right priorities

There are a few things in my life that I am especially proud of. One is building a team that brought hospice care to New … Full story    

For Brown, past may be indicator of future performance

Every election season brings with it all the so-called candidate talking points, but it seems this year has been breaking new ground in terms of … Full story    

Raise the limit on Everett Turnpike

I leave town for a few days, and when I return, I find the speed limit on the Everett Turnpike between Exits 1 and 8 … Full story    

The sky is not falling

Sept. 1 was the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II, the deadliest conflict to ever befall the planet and arguably the most … Full story    

Ayotte supports programs for veterans

The Telegraph’s recent Sunday editorial regarding the New Hampshire National Guard’s deployment support program was off-base and inaccurate – including its false suggestion that Sen. … Full story    
Published:  October 22, 2014

Hohensee | State needs to focus on bringing families and small businesses back to NH.

I’m running for State Senate in District 13 and hope to earn the support of voters in Nashua Wards 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and … Full story    
Published:  October 19, 2014

Lasky | From schools to economic growth, a belief in the good government can do

On a bright, warm summer day, I waited in the Statehouse for the governor to come out to sign a bill that I sponsored. I … Full story    
Published:  October 19, 2014

Republican platform a disaster

It’s telling that the New Hampshire Republican Party continues to hide its extremist platform nearly a month since it passed – incredibly, it’s still not … Full story    
Published:  October 19, 2014

Shopping for political gain

The campaign worker for state Sen. Peggy Gilmour was shopping. She wanted to know if we had seen the story on WMUR’s website about Gilmour’s … Full story    
Published:  October 19, 2014

Getting at the truth

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The faint chill in the air and letters spilling out of the mailbox can only mean one … Full story    
Published:  October 19, 2014

Defending against energy price spikes

Is there any doubt that abandoning nuclear and coal plants will trigger a sharp increase in electricity prices? Utilities in New Hampshire and Massachusetts have … Full story    
Published:  October 18, 2014

Numbers favoring the GOP

Republicans will take control of the U.S. Senate. At least they better. If managing expectations is the goal, the GOP is failing miserably as media … Full story    
Published:  October 17, 2014

Spending cap is an issue any way you figure it

I am writing in response to a couple of columns that recently appeared in The Telegraph about proposed changes to the Nashua city charter spending … Full story    
Published:  October 16, 2014

Don’t wait for perfection to vote

The election is just about a month away. Candidates’ signs are massed along the roadsides. I groan and tune out. What’s to vote for? Congress … Full story    
Published:  October 12, 2014

The State and Daniel Webster

By PAUL SYLVAIN

My wife, Nola, and I recently started a new weekly tradition we call “Friday movie date night.” You’d think after 40-plus years of going steady … Full story    
Published:  October 12, 2014

GOP boss: Shaheen has failed the state

New Hampshire is a fiercely independent state with one of the most civically engaged citizenries in the nation. It’s a state that expects its elected … Full story    
Published:  October 12, 2014

Amendment to city charter would not alter the budgeting process

On Nov. 4, voters in Nashua will have an opportunity to vote on a charter amendment that would change the formula used to calculate the … Full story    
Published:  October 12, 2014

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