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Hohensee | State needs to focus on bringing families and small businesses back to NH.

I’m running for State Senate in District 13 and hope to earn the support of voters in Nashua Wards 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Lasky | From schools to economic growth, a belief in the good government can do

On a bright, warm summer day, I waited in the Statehouse for the governor to come out to sign a bill that I sponsored. I … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Republican platform a disaster

It’s telling that the New Hampshire Republican Party continues to hide its extremist platform nearly a month since it passed – incredibly, it’s still not … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Shopping for political gain

The campaign worker for state Sen. Peggy Gilmour was shopping. She wanted to know if we had seen the story on WMUR’s website about Gilmour’s … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Getting at the truth

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The faint chill in the air and letters spilling out of the mailbox can only mean one … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Defending against energy price spikes

Is there any doubt that abandoning nuclear and coal plants will trigger a sharp increase in electricity prices? Utilities in New Hampshire and Massachusetts have … Full story    
Published:  October 18, 2014

Numbers favoring the GOP

Republicans will take control of the U.S. Senate. At least they better. If managing expectations is the goal, the GOP is failing miserably as media … Full story    
Published:  October 17, 2014

Spending cap is an issue any way you figure it

I am writing in response to a couple of columns that recently appeared in The Telegraph about proposed changes to the Nashua city charter spending … Full story    
Published:  October 16, 2014

Don’t wait for perfection to vote

The election is just about a month away. Candidates’ signs are massed along the roadsides. I groan and tune out. What’s to vote for? Congress … Full story    
Published:  October 12, 2014

The State and Daniel Webster

By PAUL SYLVAIN

My wife, Nola, and I recently started a new weekly tradition we call “Friday movie date night.” You’d think after 40-plus years of going steady … Full story    
Published:  October 12, 2014

GOP boss: Shaheen has failed the state

New Hampshire is a fiercely independent state with one of the most civically engaged citizenries in the nation. It’s a state that expects its elected … Full story    
Published:  October 12, 2014

Amendment to city charter would not alter the budgeting process

On Nov. 4, voters in Nashua will have an opportunity to vote on a charter amendment that would change the formula used to calculate the … Full story    
Published:  October 12, 2014

Don’t be fooled by spending-cap hoax

To the city of Nashua’s unions, excess knows no boundary. The city unions squeeze massive benefits into their cushy contacts. Double dipping is permitted. Boosting … Full story    
Published:  October 12, 2014

Finding gratitude in this summer’s Market Basket situation

In New England this summer, we experienced a period of economic disruption unlike anything that has happened in recent years. As we return to things … Full story    
Published:  October 11, 2014

You’ll never guess what she found in the wilderness

“There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot,” wrote Aldo Leopold in his foreward to “A Sand County Almanac.” I, … Full story    
Published:  October 5, 2014

Course crashed assumptions

By JUNE LEMEN

Last Wednesday night, the Citizens’ Police Academy in Nashua ended with a bang. A flash-bang, that is. In case you have never experienced a flash-bang, … Full story    
Published:  October 5, 2014

Kuster should meet her public

If you like President Obama’s performance and agenda for the country, you will certainly like our congresswoman, Ann McLane Kuster, and vice versa. Anyone unsure … Full story    
Published:  October 5, 2014

NH’s energy plan has a significant shortcoming

The New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning just published its 10-year energy strategy for New Hampshire, and it takes a giant step in the … Full story    
Published:  September 28, 2014

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