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Strong moral compass

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The guest columnist in the Aug. 5 Sunday opinion page says those of us who object to the Trump regime tearing children away from their parents at our southern border should check our “moral compass.” Really? She argues that agents of the federal government kidnapping children is just ...

Do your homework

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Sept. 11, primary voting day, is only weeks away. With the primary vote, we choose our candidates for the November ballot. In a recent Margate Resort and Conference event held by the Democrats, we Laconia-area voters listened to Democratic party candidates for Carol Shea-Porter’s ...

Naomi Shines

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I was narrowing down my choices in the Democratic primary to replace Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter. Then I heard Naomi Andrews, Shea-Porter’s former Chief of Staff, was running. I’ve known Naomi for many years and I did not hesitate to choose her as my candidate. She not only worked on ...

Fernald right for job

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We support Mark Fernald for State Senate, New Hampshire District 9. Here’s why. Mark is willing to address the third rail of New Hampshire politics, New Hampshire’s tax system, and to explain why doing nothing is no longer an option. Over two-thirds of all state and local taxes raised ...

Not partisan issue

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Today, I read an article in the NYT “Globe rallies newspapers to protect free press.” The article described the Boston Globe’s call for newspapers across the country to respond in unison on Aug. 16 to the presidents unprecedented attack on the first amendment calling any news outlet that ...

The threat of 3D guns

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From the time of the Columbine shootings to the Parkland shootings in Florida, our legislators have made no progress in enacting common sense gun control. Over the past year NH Democrats have actively pushed for gun safety legislation including a ban on bump stocks and an amendment that would ...

Levesque get A+

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Melanie Levesque will get my vote for New Hampshire State Senate in the primary on Sept. 11 and the general election on Nov. 6. I’ll vote for her not only because I was her sixth-grade teacher and know how very smart she is, but because our Senate needs experienced, well-informed leaders who ...

Support Andrews

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This year’s primary and general elections for the New Hampshire 1st District Congressional seat are of great importance to the citizens of New Hampshire. Our country is clearly at a crossroads in 2018. Will we continue down a road fueled with hate, distrust, and finger pointing, or will we ...

Opioids are not political

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This week, Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, unveiled a plan for how he believes the state should spend nearly $46 million worth of federal grants to combat New Hampshire’s opioid epidemic. “This is a one-time opportunity to really get it right, and really set the state up with an ...

Stop rise of meth

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Tens of millions of dollars worth of federal money are on the way to New Hampshire to battle the ongoing opioid epidemic. Because the Granite State continues struggling to reduce addiction to heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, hydrocodone, oxycodone and other potentially deadly opioids, the urgency ...

Who is the mayor? What does he do?

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Public opinion in politics almost always deals with what citizens feel about national issues. Whether it be gun control, immigration or the Federal Reserve, the issue weighing on minds always seems to be one that has its heart in Washington, D.C. For a city as small as Nashua, it is difficult ...

Music and the brain: How does music play us?

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“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” – Victor Hugo How does music play us? As science and technology become intertwined with every aspect of our lives, we are learning more each day about the mysteries of our brain. Music is a ...

Free press imperative

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The frequent use of the term “fake news” has become reckless and damaging. It is treated as a catch-all phrase to discredit anything - including factual reporting - with which someone may not agree. Among those who continue to utilize and promote this “fake news” ideology is President ...

Fill teacher vacancies

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Nashua School District students will return to their classroom in less than two weeks. How many of them will not have permanent teachers to lead their studies by Aug. 28 remains to be seen. This week, the district’s website listed more than 70 vacant teaching positions, with the majority of ...

Fill teacher vacancies

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Nashua School District students will return to their classroom in less than two weeks. How many of them will not have permanent teachers to lead their studies by Aug. 28 remains to be seen. This week, the district’s website listed more than 70 vacant teaching positions, with the majority of ...

Stop the spending problem

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With a national debt of $21.3 trillion, keeping the federal government’s spending within the limit of what revenue is taken in has become critical. Yet, after decades of warnings that needs to be done, political leaders have not found the will to make it happen. Last week, it was reported ...

Stop the spending problem

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With a national debt of $21.3 trillion, keeping the federal government’s spending within the limit of what revenue is taken in has become critical. Yet, after decades of warnings that needs to be done, political leaders have not found the will to make it happen. Last week, it was reported ...

Warren owes us all an apology

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One popular dictionary defines a bigot as “one who regards or treats members of a group with hatred or intolerance.” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., fits right in. Warren wants badly to be president of the United States. During the weekend, she was in top form during a speech to a ...

Sununu allows the death penalty in New Hampshire

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On June 21, Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a bill that would have abolished the death penalty in the state of New Hampshire. Twice before in the Granite State has capital punishment come very close to its demise, with an abolishment bill making it to the governor’s office, only to be vetoed each ...

Warren owes us all an apology

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One popular dictionary defines a bigot as “one who regards or treats members of a group with hatred or intolerance.” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., fits right in. Warren wants badly to be president of the United States. During the weekend, she was in top form during a speech to a ...