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Honor suffrage anniversary

On Aug. 26, 1920, the amendment guaranteeing the right to vote for women officially became part of the US Constitution. The anniversary of this historic … Full story    
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The wrong thing on trial

"In New Hampshire, people who engage in sexual activity with children under the age of consent (age 16) can be convicted of sexual assault. . … Full story    
Published:  August 23, 2015

NH backs Planned Parenthood 

New Hampshire has long been one of the most supportive states in the nation of a woman's ability to make her own health care decisions. … Full story    
Published:  August 20, 2015

Rethink our drug policy

Illegal drug overdose deaths have rocketed into a crisis policy challenge, claiming a staggering 325 New Hampshire lives last year, three times our traffic fatalities. … Full story    
Published:  August 19, 2015
2015 Nashua Mayor’s race

Dan Moriarty | To attract new businesses we need a cooperative city hall with fewer impediments

The best thing we can do to help downtown is to help the entire city. Jobs will be my focus as mayor. Jobs based on … Full story    
Published:  August 16, 2015
2015 Nashua Mayor’s race

Doug Carroll | Why change look and feel of downtown? We should  be proud of what we have.  

I see the identity of downtown Nashua as "the heart of the city." In all our years of growth, businesses have come and gone, yet … Full story    
Published:  August 16, 2015

Why I’m fighting for Planned Parenthood in Congress

Since its creation, Planned Parenthood has endured countless attacks from extremist, anti-choice activists who believe defunding the organization would further their cause. In reality, that's … Full story    
Published:  August 16, 2015

Finding stories in a cemetery

I've always had a fascination with old New England graveyards, if for no other reason than they are, well, old. Last week, while vacationing in … Full story    
Published:  August 16, 2015

Preserving choice important for NH health marketplace

Isn't it nice to hear when something is going right? Here in New Hampshire, we can be pleased that lower cost health plan choices are … Full story    
Published:  August 13, 2015

A debate on guns and mental health

As mass shootings by men with histories of mental problems continue to plague our com­munities, it appears the U.S. Senate is ready to debate measures … Full story    
Published:  August 10, 2015

Michael Broderick | There is money enough to pay for needed services and programs in Nashua. 

Nashua's revenues, with proper management, are enough to provide the city with the services it needs, while sustaining a constant tax rate. Our spending cap … Full story    
Published:  August 9, 2015

Jim Donchess | Budget cap helps city find the right balance between spending and tax burden.

Nashua's budget cap, a provision of the city charter, is a tool that helps resolve the annual question of how much the city can afford … Full story    
Published:  August 9, 2015

Lemen | Sculptures enhance Nashua

For a small city, Nashua has a lot of art. We're the only city in the U.S. that has the annual Inter­national Sculpture Symposium, which … Full story    
Published:  August 9, 2015

Fighting the New Hampshire heroin epidemic on all fronts

Our state is facing growing heroin and prescription opioid abuse epidemics, and some New Hampshire families will live with its effects for the rest of … Full story    
Published:  August 5, 2015
Budgeting challenges amid the spending cap

Doug Carroll | We should be saying ‘no’ to unnecessary spending in a range of areas

As mayor, I would follow the "tough love" rule by saying " no" to unnecessary spending, "no" to bor­rowing money to fund new projects and … Full story    
Published:  August 2, 2015
Budgeting challenges amid the spending cap

Chris Williams | Evolve city’s spending cap into a tax cap by promoting economic growth

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a series of Sunday col­umns written by the six announced candidates for mayor of Nashua. The series features two candidates per … Full story    
Published:  August 2, 2015

Budget veto was ill-considered

Over the last week, we have heard the word "compromise" used more times than we did during the entire 2015 legislative session, which lasted from … Full story    
Published:  August 2, 2015
2015 Nashua Mayor’s race | Budgeting challenges amid the spending cap

David Deane | I’ve never voted to override spending cap in 18 years as alderman

The spending cap regulates the increase in the fiscal year budget using a Gross Do­mestic Product Implicit Price Deflator. The spending cap was adopted by … Full story    
Published:  July 26, 2015

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