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Paved, with what intentions?

Every morning I come out of my driveway extra slowly, because there's a 4-inch drop between the edge of my driveway and the surface of … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Rabbi admires pope’s leadership

As a rabbi, I admire the leadership that Pope Francis has offered on the issue of climate change. Even though we don't share religious beliefs, … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Nashua schools working on fitness

When it comes to wellness, somewhere along the line the pendulum has swung too far in the unhealthy direction. The conveniences of hopping in a … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Lower biz tax means growth; just ask Kansas

Summer is over and so is the budget standoff ... finally. It was always business tax reductions that divided the governor and legislative leaders. There … Full story    
Published:  September 27, 2015

Together, we can make a difference in #Spoontember

It is staggering to think that in New Hampshire alone, there are 144,290 people who simply do not know where their next meal is coming … Full story    
Published:  September 27, 2015

Charting a different course

New Hampshire's drug epidemic hits close to home for Cynthia, a 57-year-old New Hampshire native living in a dilapidated apartment building in downtown Nashua. When … Full story    
Published:  September 27, 2015

You can help in the fight against region’s addiction epidemic

The epidemic of opioid abuse is taking a terrible toll across New Hampshire: Granite Staters are dying from drug overdoses at three times the rate … Full story    
Published:  September 26, 2015

Nashua school custodians deserve better from board

The Nashua Board of Educa­tion has voted not to renew the collective bargaining agree­ment they have had with the school custodians for well over 30 … Full story    
Published:  September 24, 2015

Diversity key to kids’ success

New Hampshire spends a lot of money on education, as we should. For the 2014-15 school year, we spent $17,233.48 for every stu­dent in public … Full story    
Published:  September 24, 2015

So long to Gov. Scott Walker

Scott Walker, we hardly knew ye. So swiftly and decisively did the brash and overconfident young governor of Wisconsin flame out as a 2016 Republican … Full story    
Published:  September 23, 2015

Vote on terminating custodial union was budget-driven

I would like to take this opportunity to respond to some of the questions around the Board of Education's votes to "terminate its collective bargaining … Full story    
Published:  September 22, 2015

Is the gas pipeline regulatory system really on the level?

Recently a friend sent me an article titled "Hungry for Change at FERC" that appeared in "The Fight Back," a media site maintained by independent … Full story    
Published:  September 21, 2015
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Constitution Day essay addresses familiar issue

In a previous life, I spent some time digging through old newspaper archives while researching the history of my hometown. A book came out of … Full story    
Published:  September 20, 2015

Lessons learned about home

There's nothing quite like coming home, especially when you've been away for a while. But how do you define "home," exactly? My wife is from … Full story    
Published:  September 20, 2015

Kim Davis’ oath and choices

During the past few weeks, the news has been saturated with sto­ries about Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, Ky., who spent a few … Full story    
Published:  September 17, 2015

NH values sound energy solutions

With Labor Day behind us and summer taking its last bittersweet breaths, our Primary Season now moves from the beauty contest into the serious issues … Full story    
Published:  September 16, 2015

Eliminate drive-by voting

New Hampshire is well-known as a state whose citizens favor strong independence. This is evi­dent not only by the high number of undeclared registered voters, … Full story    
Published:  September 15, 2015

Making addiction our public priority

Our communities are being overwhelmed by heroin addiction and the related costs for preventive resources, law enforcement and drug treatment. We hear about it at … Full story    
Published:  September 13, 2015

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