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Improving mental health, substance use treatment

Readers of this column will by now be aware that United Way focuses on fighting for the health, education and economic mobility of every person … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Right-to-Work will improve lives of Granite Staters

For the past half-decade, our state hasn't experienced the economic growth that we could have, leaving thousands of our friends, family, and neighbors behind. That's … Full story    
Updated yesterday

City’s public works pension program works

Most taxpayers are aware Nashua's current budget crisis is due to the state's mismanagement of the state retirement system and its refusal to keep its … Full story    
Updated yesterday

One week down, 51 to go

So, how do you like 2017, so far? One week down and only 51 to go on all your New Year resolutions, that is unless … Full story    
Published:  January 8, 2017

Getting past a tough year

Let's face it: 2016 was one tough year. In no particular order, there was Syria, Orlando, Dallas, San Bernardino, Charlotte, Nice, and Berlin. There was … Full story    
Published:  January 3, 2017

Technology makes holiday jobs harder to come by

Students looking to put some extra cash in their stocking this holiday season may end up with a lump of coal instead. Traditional youth holiday … Full story    
Published:  December 26, 2016

Building community leaders

Readers of my monthly column know that I use this opportunity each month to highlight something happening behind the scenes to move our city of … Full story    
Published:  December 24, 2016

Holding my breath, crossing my fingers with Russia

In less than a month Donald Trump will be sworn in as our next president. His loose language and irresponsible behavior are keeping a lot … Full story    
Published:  December 24, 2016

United Way is looking forward to a productive 2017

Let's all take a deep breath as we attempt to put the contentious year of 2016 firmly in our rear-view mirrors. This was a year … Full story    
Published:  December 18, 2016

In these challenging times

Semiquincentennial. Chew on that for a minute. I had never even heard of the word before reading The Telegraph's Nov. 17 editorial. Nor had I … Full story    
Published:  December 11, 2016

Resist Trump, stop Sununu

There is a powerful advice for how to bring change: "think globally, act locally." If you are worried by Donald Trump's deep corruption, his conflicts … Full story    
Published:  December 4, 2016

Looking at a movement from pro-birth to pro-life

If we can trust the polls, the people who identify themselves as Evangelicals swung the election for Donald J. Trump; he received 81 percent of … Full story    
Published:  December 4, 2016

Nashua’s Safe Stations work

Any of you who read my monthly column know that I use it to highlight positive things that are happening in Nashua, which aren't always … Full story    
Published:  November 27, 2016

An ‘all hands on deck’ approach to the opioid crisis

It has been almost a year since Mayor Donchess first convened the "Mayor's Opioid Task Force" to look into approaches to fighting the opioid crisis. … Full story    
Published:  November 20, 2016

Our day to thank veterans

Published:  November 13, 2016

Hiring veterans is essential

Veterans Day is a special day for me. I had the privilege of serving with the U.S. Air Force, and I have a deep appreciation … Full story    
Published:  November 11, 2016

Hassan is a good security fit

When hackers attacked Manchester based Internet provider giant Dyn Inc, last week it had profound ramifications around the world with outages affecting some of the … Full story    
Published:  November 7, 2016

Local races are critical

I learned from a former candidate for the New Hampshire House of Representatives that he just narrowly won his election despite the incredible turnout of … Full story    
Published:  November 7, 2016

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