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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 you've already broken yours. I used to tell people that, every year when the ball dropped in Times Square, that my New Year's resolution was to not make a resolution. It seemed ...

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 flooding, warming, droughts, Zika, and Flint. There was Bowie, Ali, Cohen, Michael, Fisher, Yelchin, Wiesel, and Prince. And yes, there was ...

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 job opportunities are increasingly being automated. Online shopping rates are expected to reach all-time highs this holiday season, growing 18 ...

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 of us up at night. While the jury is still assembling, the early signs on who he will be as the leader of the "Free World" are not ...

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 Nashua forward, and these things are typically very much "under the radar" to most of us. The point of this column therefore is to ...

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 dominated by the presidential campaign and punctuated by headlines at the top of which was the opioid crisis. Upon further reflection, however, we have much to be ...

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 ever given any thought to the fact our country will celebrate its 250th - or (you guessed it) semiquincentennial - anniversary as an independent nation ...

Looking at a movement from pro-birth to pro-life

If we can trust the polls, the people who identify themselves as Evangelicals swung the election for Donald J. Trump; he received 81 percent of their vote. For a few reasons, the evangelical vote for Trump is perplexing; Evangelicals are known as "values voters" and he ...

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 of interest with his family business, his extreme nominations, and his most recent false claims about voter fraud in New ...

Nashua’s Safe Stations work

Any of you who read my monthly column know that I use it to highlight positive things that are happening in Nashua, which aren't always known by many of us as we go about our busy daily lives. In that spirit, I am thrilled to highlight an important step in moving forward our city's effort to ...

An ‘all hands on deck’ approach to the opioid crisis

It has been almost a year since Mayor Donchess first convened the "Mayor's Opioid Task Force" to look into approaches to fighting the opioid crisis. During that time, many different conversations and projects have happened on this front. Therefore, it seems timely and ...

Hiring veterans is essential

Veterans Day is a special day for me. I had the privilege of serving with the U.S. Air Force, and I have a deep appreciation for those who have dedicated themselves to service for our country. That's why I'm proud to work for a company that has shown a long-standing commitment to supporting ...

Medicare enrollment has begun

Medicare Open Enrollment is here - and it's time for older adults to step up to the plate. From now until Dec. 7, they can sign up for Medicare coverage, switch out of their current health plan for a new one, or add prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D. Adding Part D coverage is ...

Local races are critical

I learned from a former candidate for the New Hampshire House of Representatives that he just narrowly won his election despite the incredible turnout of his party in the district. That was not a reflection of his leadership qualities; it was simply because once voters made their selection ...

Hassan is a good security fit

When hackers attacked Manchester based Internet provider giant Dyn Inc, last week it had profound ramifications around the world with outages affecting some of the most popular global websites such as Twitter, PayPal and Netflix. Cyber attacks such as these and, even more worryingly against ...

New Hampshire faces clear choice this election

I was drawn to public service as a mom, advocating for children like my son Ben, who experiences serious disabilities. Because of champions who came before us, Ben had opportunities - opportunities denied to previous generations - to attend public schools and be a full, vital participant in ...

New Hampshire needs an independent voice in DC

When I look for solutions to the problems we face, I don't start in Washington - I start here at home. The best ideas I get come from the hardworking families I see every weekend at Market Basket, the small-business owners I meet who want to grow and provide jobs, or from the dozens of town ...

Please don’t go back to sleep

Come Tuesday night, this historic and horrendous election will finally be over. I don't know what the result will be because I do not own a working crystal ball, but there is one prediction that I can make that I hope will turn out to be false: that the American populace will go back to ...

NH needs Hassan in Senate

I've known Gov. Maggie Hassan for almost 20 years and have watched her rise to every challenge she's taken on. In 1999, when I was governor, I appointed a citizens panel to help ensure equal educational opportunities in the state. I knew Maggie would be perfect for the job. As a mother of a ...