Letters

Kind gesture

As a candidate for office, I was prohibited from handling ballots in the recent election, which is normally part of my duties as a Ward 3 Selectwoman. So, after the polls closed, one of my tasks was to record write-in candidates that were on the Republican ballot. My fellow selectwoman read the ...

Real leadership

The always, “ever so humble” ex-President Barack Obama once again expressed his self-love by referring to himself 102 times during his diatribe in Illinois. True to form, he attempted to take credit for all of President Donald Trump’s successes as he had blamed President George W. Bush ...

True allegiance

There is much angst among the Trump Administration and some Republicans these days about the so-called “Deep State.” But who exactly are these people, and why do they matter? There are approximately 2.8 million full-time federal civilian employees as of June 2017, according to Bureau of ...

An open letter

Dear President Schriock, I know Emily’s List has supported some very progressive and capable female candidates from across our great country, and I applaud that. However, this election cycle, your organization really blew it by supporting and promoting the candidacy of political ...

Override veto

On behalf of the New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association and our hundreds of business and individual members, I call on the New Hampshire Legislature to override the vetoes of SB446 and SB365 on Thursday 9/13. We and our members support a strong economic future for the Granite State that ...

Being and doing

Educators (parents or teachers) sometimes show more appreciation for guys for who they do than for what they are. They praise them when they get excellent grades from college and reproach them when are low. However, we must value people by their human dignity, regardless of their academic or ...

A good start

The Hollis-Brookline Junior Cavaliers football season had a great start at ConVal when both teams beat the hosting team by crushing numbers. The arsity team won 24-8 and JV 28-0. The first touchdown was a high catch at the end zone just minutes into the game by No. 3 Amani Elfadil, followed ...

We must speak out

First, they’d come for the rapists and murderers (they claimed), and the crowds chanted and cheered. Then, they‘d come for the “bad hombres” (they promised), and the rallies went wild. Then, they came for asylum seekers at the borders and the children in their arms, and the true ...

Our energy future

Much has been written about Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of two renewable energy bills and the statewide grassroots campaign to persuade lawmakers to override these vetoes on Sept. 13. Largely overlooked in this debate is discussion about the starkly different futures that the governor and ...

Tilton seeks Senate seat

When Democrats and undeclareds go to the polls on Tuesday for our primary election, I suggest they vote for me, Roger Tilton for state Senate. I am the only true liberal in the race. I’m the only local candidate anywhere around here who actually put the word DEMOCRAT on a yard sign! I ...

Vote Steve Marchand

I would like to encourage all voters in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary on Tuesday to vote for Steve Marchand for governor. As a public-school teacher, I was impressed that Steve was the only candidate for governor to issue a statement in opposition to SB 193, an unconstitutional voucher ...

Shallow and self-centered

The death of Sen. John McCain, American hero, and the president’s handling of the simple symbol of respect by flying the flag at half staff, highlights how shallow and self-centered this man is. At this point, I am ashamed to admit that I voted for Mr. Trump. When he is up for re-election I ...

I’m voting for Sununu

I rarely vote for Republicans, but if Steve Marchand is the Democratic Party nominee for governor of New Hampshire, I’m voting for Chris Sununu.

Leadership we deserve

In advance of this coming Tuesday’s primary, it my pleasure to write in support of Paula Moran’s candidacy for New Hampshire State Representative from District 36. I have known Paula for quite some time, and have had the pleasure of working with her on multiple church and civic projects ...

Wayfair remedy

Instead of rushing into what could become a more serious problem, the Legislature attempted to establish a commission to study the Mayfair issue. It was brought out that, hopefully, Congress, who has sole jurisdiction over interstate commerce, will have completed their current work on enacting ...

You have a choice

On Tuesday, you will have the opportunity to choose a Republican Senate candidate for Senate District 12. I appreciate what the incumbent senator has tried but failed to do, but I believe he is missing key issues impacting District 12. In his recent letter to the editor, Sen. Avard talked ...

Taxpayer dollars

When the arts center was being pushed by city hall and the downtown crowd, we were told there will be no problem raising the $4 million in seed money. You folks remember that don’t you? Here we are, eight months later with no money raised. Now, the city hall crowd tells us that they spent ...

School ‘Demons’

I was talking with a young man about his seventh grade in central New Hampshire. He told me that the school often played “Demons” by Imagine Dragons. I looked up the lyrics: I wanna hide the truth I wanna to shelter you But with the beast inside There’s nowhere we can hide When ...

Jim Kelly running for state representative

I’m Jim Kelly, and I am a Republican running for state representative in Hollis. As of Aug. 21, I am home from three weeks of National Guard training and am beginning to meet face to face with the great people I hope to represent. With the Sept. 11 primary only a few days away, please read ...

National Arts in Education Week set

Each year, the cultural and education communities come together to celebrate the transformative power of the arts in education to transform our communities, schools, teaching and learning. As our young people and educators return to school, we take time to reflect on the role of arts education ...