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Getting property tax relief

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As we move forward to the general election, we must remember that state leaders can provide municipal property tax relief through their work on the next state biennium budget and I am asking that they make municipal property tax relief a priority. Local officials and others are well aware of ...

Impossible standard

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Who seeking federal office – whether it is a seat in the House of Representatives, the Senate, the White House or the Supreme Court – never did anything he or she should not have done during their teen years? From the moment President Donald Trump announced federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh ...

A food tale of two stadiums: Holman and Fenway Park

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If you would have told me 10 years ago that someday I’d be able to buy an empanada at Holman Stadium, I’d have asked you what you’re vaping. Historic Holman Stadium has been better known for its parade of minor league baseball teams, including hosting the first integrated baseball team ...

Abuse must stop

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Most cases of sexual harassment are handled quietly and privately. If they occur in a workplace, the perpetrators are disciplined, sometimes fired. Only rarely, when someone files a lawsuit, are harassment situations made public. Last week, yet another alleged instance of abuse by someone in ...

Food security: Where is my next meal coming from?

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Have you ever had to ask the question, “Where is my next meal coming from?” For most of us, fortunately, the answer is “no.” For too many in our community, however, this is a very real question and, unfortunately, for many it is a question which gets asked every day. These people are ...

The Remembrance Mural

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News reaches me from Nashua that a new mural taking shape in downtown Nashua is, unlike most if not all of its predecessors, causing a little controversy because of its subject matter. The mural, being painted on a wall facing the parking lot adjacent to the American Legion Hall on Court ...

Celebrating Deaf Awareness Month

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Throughout September, Deaf communities all over the world celebrate their rich culture while promoting awareness of sign language and their shared experiences living in a hearing world. The last week of September is International Week of the Deaf. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at ...

Remember pets in evacuations

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With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast, many people in the Carolinas and surrounding areas are evacuating. People in the path of the storm aren’t the only ones at risk. Animals at shelters, like one in Norfolk, Virginia, are being evacuated as well, according to Associated ...

Shaking in their boots

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Could The Telegraph pick a more unattractive picture of Brett Kavanaugh on Sept. 11 – placed right next to Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hasan announcing they will not vote for him? I’m shocked. I’m surprised the senators, with all due respect, didn’t insist The Telegraph add a ...

Wake-up call

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We’ve heard about the tragic gas explosions in Andover. Right now, Liberty Utilities is proposing a new gas line from Manchester to Stratham, with an associated large liquid natural (fracked) gas storage tank in Epping. This pipeline, which will run along 101, poses explosion risks. And ...

Is this the America we want?

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America is a nation of people from diverse backgrounds, working together for peace and prosperity, and welcoming others with the same goals. However, current immigration policy defies that notion. Prospective immigrants are deprived of human rights, to the horrendous extent of separating babies ...

Bigotry

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Your recent editorial “Hatred more common” failed to offer an answer to the question it raised: Why do more people today feel free to express their racial hatred? The answer is obvious, I believe, when one considers the continuous racist words and actions of the one person Americans are ...

Kind gesture

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As a candidate for office, I was prohibited from handling ballots in the recent election, which is normally part of my duties as a Ward 3 Selectwoman. So, after the polls closed, one of my tasks was to record write-in candidates that were on the Republican ballot. My fellow selectwoman read the ...

Real leadership

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The always, “ever so humble” ex-President Barack Obama once again expressed his self-love by referring to himself 102 times during his diatribe in Illinois. True to form, he attempted to take credit for all of President Donald Trump’s successes as he had blamed President George W. Bush ...

True allegiance

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There is much angst among the Trump Administration and some Republicans these days about the so-called “Deep State.” But who exactly are these people, and why do they matter? There are approximately 2.8 million full-time federal civilian employees as of June 2017, according to Bureau of ...

An open letter

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Dear President Schriock, I know Emily’s List has supported some very progressive and capable female candidates from across our great country, and I applaud that. However, this election cycle, your organization really blew it by supporting and promoting the candidacy of political ...

Determine cause of disaster

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Imagine sitting in your living room on a Thursday afternoon, casually watching TV or reading the newspaper. You just got home from work, and are waiting for your spouse to come home for a nice dinner. Boom! Bang! Blast! Boom! Suddenly, with no warning whatsoever, your house explodes. You ...

Stop the shenanigans

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Earlier in the summer, we urged Nashua Board of Education members to conduct their meetings in a more civil manner. We asked them to consider their purpose, in addition to the fact they should serve as quality role models for administrators, teachers and students. Apparently, some did not get ...

Hatred more common

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There’s weird, and then there is at least the appearance of dangerously weird, to wit: When JerriAnne Boggis’s name ended up on a list on the website of a white supremacist group, it was the follow-up to that listing that should have all of us concerned and appalled. Boggis, of Milford, ...

Telluride 2018: From Colorado to New Hampshire

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“Film matters because film is us…Film offers us a language to speak to each other across national, class, economic, and racial lines-film is a phenomenon that allows us to understand cultures and people.” – Lincoln Geraghty Unlikely connections often begin with vision. How did a film ...