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Concerns raised early and often

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We doubt any reasonable person, regardless of beliefs on Americans’ Second Amendment rights, would argue about the significance of a single number involving Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who massacred 17 people at a Florida high school. The number is 39. It is the number of times Broward ...

Knowledge the key to prevention

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There are no easy answers to preventing massacres such as that carried out by Nikolas Cruz at a Florida high school. Unless that is recognized, it will be impossible to forestall mass killings. One thing about Cruz does appear clear, however. It is that had his mother, Lynda, not died last ...

Why cant’ we have gun control?

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The recent mass shooting at Parkland High School in Florida has once again brought the issue of gun control legislation to the forefront of our collective consciousness as it dominates the national news. But here’s a question that is rarely asked and never answered satisfactorily by any ...

Goulet right for job

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There are two people running for one opening on the Souhegan School Board. It is important for voters to understand what their choice will mean when it comes to getting things done as a member of the Souhegan School Board. The two candidates may have many things in common, but I can guarantee ...

Action is needed

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We have had far too many moments of silence since Sandy Hook. Our children and community deserve real action to stop the epidemic of gun violence in our country. We’re not alone, and we’re not helpless. There are many seemingly simple, yet powerful things we can do today! More and more of ...

Due process?

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Mr. Cruz, who’s confessed to the shooting, had a troubled family history and posted many comments about violence on social media before shooting at least 17 people. Some are saying that our authorities should have stopped him, but he had no criminal history. Should we lock people up because ...

A Marsy’s Law for New Hampshire

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Marsy’s Law, the proposed constitutional amendment regarding victims’ rights, has been receiving increasing attention in the legislature and in the news. The proposal, CACR 22, embodies a worthy goal – enshrining victims’ status in the criminal justice system in our constitution. The ...

Reducing harm and providing hope through syringe services

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For those of you who regularly read my monthly column in The Telegraph, you are aware that the subject matter has been wide ranging. We’ve touched upon topics as diverse as fundraising, mental health stigma, caring for homebound elderly and homelessness. This month, I’d like to take you in ...

League of Women voters a watchdog for voter issues

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No one will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves, and the only way they could do this is by not voting. – Franklin D. Roosevelt The vote is the basic currency of our democratic republic. It is the mechanism by which we exercise the ...

Protecting against the flu

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The flu has taken a toll on the contiguous United States. This year’s flu has been described as a particularly bad strain that has already claimed the lives of about 53 children nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Collectively, our hearts break for these families who ...

Government should take this to heart

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Inadvertently, former President Barack Obama has provided Americans with a reminder that the “you didn’t do that” private sector often does things much better than big government. Obama presided over severe cutbacks in the nation’s space exploration program. The meltdown was so severe ...

Trump should release memo

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A few days ago, a memorandum written by Republicans on the House of Representatives intelligence committee created waves in Washington. President Donald Trump insists it exonerates him and his campaign staff of claims they cooperated with the Russian government to influence the 2016 ...

Sununu on point on marriage issue

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Gov. Chris Sununu has come out in favor of raising the legal marriage age to 16 for teens living in the Granite State. A daily newspaper’s online poll last week indicated that 67 percent of its respondents favored raising that age to 18. A group of people who must be just trolling the poll ...

Improve infrastructure responsibly

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In terms of our everyday lives, the most important thing President Donald Trump said during his State of the Union speech Tuesday was to call on Congress to approve a campaign to restore and improve the nation’s infrastructure. We drive potholed roads and cross rusty bridges every day. We ...

Hysteria

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In the late 17th century mass hysteria hit New England, known today as the Salem Witch Trials. The period presents a cautionary tale about the dangers of false accusations and failure to follow due process. Today we see allegations, often anonymously, of sexual assault and rape. We see ...

Health program

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Nashua Representative Cindy Rosenwald is the prime sponsor of a bill to re-authorize the New Hampshire Health Protection Program, our version of Medicaid Expansion. I urge readers to contact her to support her efforts and let their own state representatives know they also should support NHHPP. ...

Pumpkin Fest

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From 2000 until 2016, the Milford Improvement Team coordinated the Milford Pumpkin Festival on behalf of the town of Milford and its citizens. When the Executive Director of MIT left the organization in June 2017, no replacement was hired. Not wanting to put the festival at risk for cancelation ...