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Local commentary

Who can we trust with energy truth?

These days, we’ve been hearing a great deal about two power projects: Northern Pass and the natural gas pipeline. We hear a lot of conflicting … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

Live Free … with cavities

Until about a month ago, I don’t think I’d ever given much thought to the fluoride in – or missing from – my tap water. … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

Visit him in the Big House

It’s official. I’m now a law breaker. We’ve lowered the window shades at home, dimmed the lights and anticipate the “Bearcat” showing up in our … Full story    
Published:  November 16, 2014

A man who found a home in the Army

I remember waking up to the sound of work shoes being spit-shined in the hallway of our small home in the Pocono mountains. I can … Full story    
Published:  November 11, 2014

Sylvain: Tank crew had a special bond

By PAUL SYLVAIN

For anyone who hasn’t seen it, “Fury” is a movie about a tank crew fighting the Nazis in Germany in the waning days of World … Full story    
Published:  November 9, 2014

Don’t discount clean energy

Lately, I hear many concerns about the future of New Hampshire. As often as I hear those concerns focused on rising energy costs, I hear … Full story    
Published:  November 9, 2014

Voters told us what they want

New Hampshire’s elected officials had our annual performance review this past Tuesday. Our bosses – New Hampshire voters – gave us some clear feedback and … Full story    
Published:  November 9, 2014

Act now on energy, or else …

By JIM ROCHE

Three New Hampshire electric utilities recently announced substantial rate increases, which in some cases will double the cost of electricity for their customers. This should … Full story    
Published:  November 3, 2014

Sanborn | I’m a frugal senator who tries to spend less of  your hard-earned tax dollars

I want to thank each and everyone one of you for giving me the opportunity to represent you in Concord for the past two years. … Full story    
Published:  November 2, 2014

Nyquist | Promoting New Hampshire values, not those of tea party or Free Staters

Shortly before our wonderful 15-year old son, Cliff, died in a tragic drowning accident on Nov. 7, 2004, he had told me that he saw … Full story    
Published:  November 2, 2014

When fear plays a role in elections

Fear is a powerful motivator. In politics, campaigns and candidates along with less accountable political forces utilize fear to motivate their base, turn-off the opposition … Full story    
Published:  November 2, 2014

Polling in the old days

By JUNE LEMEN

The election is two days away. I can hardly wait for it to be over, because I am so tired of the incessant political advertising, … Full story    
Published:  November 2, 2014

Brown is not bipartisan

The Nashua Telegraph wrote an endorsement of Scott Brown on Sunday that needs a response. The editorial claims that Scott Brown will somehow be bipartisan … Full story    
Published:  October 29, 2014

Avard | We have to make cuts to budget while we take care of those who need our help

My name is Kevin Avard, and I am running for state Senate in District 12. I have lived here most of my life. In fact, … Full story    
Published:  October 26, 2014

Gilmour | We need to keep making smart investments and focus on right priorities

There are a few things in my life that I am especially proud of. One is building a team that brought hospice care to New … Full story    
Published:  October 26, 2014

For Brown, past may be indicator of future performance

Every election season brings with it all the so-called candidate talking points, but it seems this year has been breaking new ground in terms of … Full story    
Published:  October 26, 2014

Raise the limit on Everett Turnpike

I leave town for a few days, and when I return, I find the speed limit on the Everett Turnpike between Exits 1 and 8 … Full story    
Published:  October 26, 2014

The sky is not falling

Sept. 1 was the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II, the deadliest conflict to ever befall the planet and arguably the most … Full story    
Published:  October 26, 2014

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