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Local commentary

The ‘Right to Work’ debate

We hear a lot about the way New Hampshire is losing its young people, and we hear a lot about the need for the state … Full story    
Updated 14 hours ago

Granite State workers need more support, not less

Granite State workers need more support, not less When I read the Jan. 15 column from Greg Moore, two well-known cliches came to mind - … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

The NHRS pension fund must be restructured

The soundness of a retirement plan is measured in terms of its ability to pay the accrued benefits for its contributing members and retirees. The … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Yes, all politics is local

This last week has been an anxious one for a lot of people who read this paper, and throughout the rest of the country, as … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

The erosion of education

We are facing yet another educational budget crisis. Severe and dramatic cuts are imminent. I understand the desire to stay under the spending cap and … Full story    
Published:  January 21, 2017

‘Advance Care Planning’ is correct, no PC needed

In her Jan. 6 article "Deadly End of Life Myths," columnist Betsy McCaughey touts Medicare as a success in promoting the compression of morbidity, delaying … Full story    
Published:  January 18, 2017

Improving mental health, substance use treatment

Readers of this column will by now be aware that United Way focuses on fighting for the health, education and economic mobility of every person … Full story    
Published:  January 15, 2017

Right-to-Work will improve lives of Granite Staters

For the past half-decade, our state hasn't experienced the economic growth that we could have, leaving thousands of our friends, family, and neighbors behind. That's … Full story    
Published:  January 15, 2017

City’s public works pension program works

Most taxpayers are aware Nashua's current budget crisis is due to the state's mismanagement of the state retirement system and its refusal to keep its … Full story    
Published:  January 15, 2017

Getting fit in the new year is easier than expected

As I pulled into our work parking lot in early January, I couldn't help but to shake my head and do a few extra loops … Full story    
Published:  January 14, 2017

One week down, 51 to go

So, how do you like 2017, so far? One week down and only 51 to go on all your New Year resolutions, that is unless … Full story    
Published:  January 8, 2017

Getting past a tough year

Let's face it: 2016 was one tough year. In no particular order, there was Syria, Orlando, Dallas, San Bernardino, Charlotte, Nice, and Berlin. There was … Full story    
Published:  January 3, 2017

Technology makes holiday jobs harder to come by

Students looking to put some extra cash in their stocking this holiday season may end up with a lump of coal instead. Traditional youth holiday … Full story    
Published:  December 26, 2016

Building community leaders

Readers of my monthly column know that I use this opportunity each month to highlight something happening behind the scenes to move our city of … Full story    
Published:  December 24, 2016

Holding my breath, crossing my fingers with Russia

In less than a month Donald Trump will be sworn in as our next president. His loose language and irresponsible behavior are keeping a lot … Full story    
Published:  December 24, 2016

United Way is looking forward to a productive 2017

Let's all take a deep breath as we attempt to put the contentious year of 2016 firmly in our rear-view mirrors. This was a year … Full story    
Published:  December 18, 2016

In these challenging times

Semiquincentennial. Chew on that for a minute. I had never even heard of the word before reading The Telegraph's Nov. 17 editorial. Nor had I … Full story    
Published:  December 11, 2016

Resist Trump, stop Sununu

There is a powerful advice for how to bring change: "think globally, act locally." If you are worried by Donald Trump's deep corruption, his conflicts … Full story    
Published:  December 4, 2016

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