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The Swamp

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I read your editorial “Drain the Swamp” with astonishment and dismay! Don’t count on rational and educated American citizens in Nashua as supporters of Trump’s politics and off the track ideas. In fact, he has “filled the swamp” with his appointments to cabinet posts that I hold ...

Least admired

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Our president continues to bellyache that TV stations are biased, newspapers are biased, colleges are biased, the courts are biased. The fact is, intelligent people ARE biased. How could they think highly of someone that wants to sell our national parks so he can buy more guns and bombs. He is ...

National security reality

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U.S. Supreme Court justices who upheld President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban this week made it clear they were not ruling on whether his policy is wise, only on its constitutionality. But, by a 5-4 vote, justices affirmed Trump’s national security responsibilities give him the ...

Cut costs

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Customers of Eversource, New Hampshire’s largest electricity provider, will see their bills spike 19 percent on Aug. 1. The state Public Utilities Commission approved the rate increase earlier this month. Eversource and New Hampshire officials said this rate increase will remain in place ...

N.H. schools need to arm against cyberattacks

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CONCORD – The public and the press have been rightfully focused on a myriad of issues concerning school safety in recent months with officials at the local, state, and federal level working on plans to protect the wellbeing of our children, teachers, and administrators while they are in ...

Illustrators light up the page, show may perspectives

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“There is a distance in them (turtles), a coldness, their eyes filled with stars…it must be in such eyes that the universe first discovered a way to look back on itself.” – David Carroll If poets teach us to see, illustrators demonstrate different ways of seeing. Through minuscule ...

Travel with the Souhegan Chamber to China

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The Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to offer to the community a unique opportunity to travel internationally with us to China. You do not need to be a Chamber member to participate in this exciting trip. The trip departs from Logan to Beijing on Oct 10, and returns Oct 18 from ...

There must be a better way

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The time for Americans to be honest about “recycling” may have arrived. Thank the Chinese for forcing us into a discussion we should have had years ago. Millions of Americans separate materials such as paper and plastic from their garbage, placing the items in recycling bins. Then, ...

Not dregs of society

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I would like to formally reply to Katherine Prudhomme O’Brien’s letter posted on June 17 in regards to Nashua Pride. I personally started attending the shows just a little over three years ago now. I can assure you I had no idea what to expect. I went to support someone that is a very ...

Diabolical disorientation

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Although saddened by the recent passing of the transgender therapy ban, and the bathroom bill, I can honestly say I am not surprised. Sadly, Americans, as well as many Catholics are blind to the truth, preferring to believe there is no hard “truth;” there is “your truth, my truth, ...

Year of the Book a big success

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On Wednesday, Dr. Crisp Elementary School concluded its Year of the Book program with a celebration that focused on reading and a visit from an author that taught students how to bellow like howler monkeys. The program was the result of a $25,000 grant that gave each student 10 free books to ...

New Hampshire nonprofits are on a mission to serve those in need

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On any ordinary day in New Hampshire, these things are happening: Volunteers at soup kitchens are serving meals to hundreds of men, women and children in need. At the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, sixth-graders are discovering and debating works of art. From Rochester to Concord to ...

‘Forest bathing:’ Could it really save your health?

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“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” – Martin Luther Today marks the summer solstice – how will you spend the longest day of the year? Why not try “forest bathing?” I first ...

Keep rental housing affordable

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During a conference this week at Saint Anselm College, officials with the New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau said an individual needs to make more than $22 per hour to afford an average two-bedroom apartment in the Granite State. The problem with that is, it was ...

Fix broken immigration system now

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The current crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border involving migrant children being separated from their parents is the manifestation of decades of failed immigration policies by both Democrats and Republicans. To say the problem is complex is quite the understatement. Those seeking a better life ...

Market move good for downtown

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On Sunday, downtown Nashua was abuzz, as thousands of residents and those from far and wide descended on the Farmers Market. This was the first week for the event – sponsored by Great American Downtown – at its new location. In previous years, the Farmers Market was located at Le Parc de ...

The border wall

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I, and many other Americans, believe that the only reason the left opposes Trump’s wall is because it’s a Trump thing. Let’s take a leaf from our homegrown New Hampshire poet, Robert Frost – “Good fences make good neighbors.”

Ashamed

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No matter what your views on immigration are, separation of children from their parents should be horrifying to everyone. Who is verifying these children are: 1. Fed adequately; 2. Receiving necessary medical care; 3. Have proper hygiene facilities; 4. Are safe from abuse by either the adult ...

Reform our broken system

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Today in New Hampshire, our county jails house many people who have not been convicted of crimes. They’ve lost their freedom and stand to lose much more – their jobs, homes and cars – simply because they cannot afford to pay bail. Making matters worse is that property taxpayers are ...

Not ‘family friendly?’

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I’m concerned about the performance being planned for June 30 hosted by a drag performer named Monique Toosoon and featuring other drag performers such as one named Mia E Z’Lay. I called the mayor’s office to express my concern that Ms. Toosoon is so overtly sexual that she posted a ...