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Candidates need less whining, more leading

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As we approach the time when we will choose the next leader of the free world, I have found myself quickly losing interest in the whiners running for president of the United States. Here is a word of advice to the candidates complaining of reporters playing the "Gotcha ...

Prisoner trying to improve his life

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This will be the third year since being in prison. Over the years, I've had a lot of time to think. My heart has driven me to open up and express not only my regret but also my remorse. One thing I've learned in here is that none of this time makes up for my actions. I understand I am unable ...

The 35 reasons to go to the polls

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Today is Election Day in Nashua, the culmination of months of door-knocking, spirited debates, meet-and-greets and campaign ads. City Clerk Patricia Piecuch said Friday she expects about 16,000 residents to turn out at the polls. If that happens, it would be the first time that many people ...

Forced vaccines bad for liberty, health

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If the movement to call for mandatory vaccines across the nation with 110 bills in 36 states with jail time for not complying isn't enough. Now comes The 21st Century Cures Act. In the wake of what was passed in California (SB 277), The Cures Act was passed by the US House and involves some ...

Custodians devoted to Nashua schools

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This is in response to the letter in today's (Nov. 1) paper from Mark O'Brien, the custodian of 28 years at Amherst Street School. I had the privilege of working in the library at the wonderful Amherst Street for many years, and I cannot begin to express what a valuable asset Mark is to that ...

Kleiner: Experience will benefit Ward 3

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My name is Kimberly Kleiner, candidate for Ward 3 Alderman. As a sixth generation member of this community, I was born and raised in Ward 3 and would now like to serve as a voice for you at City Hall. I am finishing my 4th year as a member of the Board of Education, of which the last two ...

Climbing back in off the precipice

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Brinksmanship can wait. The alarm bell can be placed into storage. There'll be no more talk of an imminent government shutdown. When the Senate, in the early hours of Friday morning, approved a two-year budget plan and boosted the debt ceiling, the risk of more foolishness, at least in the ...

Chris Williams is upside candidate

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Nashua is fortunate to have two outstanding candidates for mayor, when some cities are lucky if they have even one. For the better part of six months, Alderman-at-Large Jim Donchess and former chamber of commerce executive Chris Williams have laid out their visions for the city. One of them ...

Nashua teacher is backing Williams

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I am a teacher in Nashua, as well as an enthusiastic supporter of Chris Williams for mayor. I believe Chris' vision for the city will benefit the Nashua School District now and in the future. In the short-term, I believe Chris will use the relationships he built as president and CEO of the ...

Shame on board for not supporting staff

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Shame on the Nashua Board of Education. I work for the Nashua School District. I am honored and proud to be part of the amazing group of staff working for Nashua. We are a work family. "Shame on you" is intended to express strong feelings and deep disappointment toward a ...

Privatization has led to sleepless nights

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I have been Head Custodian at Amherst Street Elementary School for the past 28 years. Straight up, I love my job. It's something I look forward to every day for a few reasons: Seeing the kids and watching them grow to become the individuals that they are. Working with the truly dedicated ...

Former state senator supporting Donchess

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As a former officeholder, I value public leaders who are level-headed and willing to work with other leaders to get results. That is why I am supporting Jim Donchess for mayor. During Jim's previous terms as mayor and in his current work as an alderman-at-large, Jim has always worked hard for ...

Resident shares his recommendations

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As past president of the Nashua Taxpayers Association and longtime observer of local politics, I would like to recommend the following for local office. As a Ward 1 resident, I will vote for Sean McGuiness for alderman. Sean is a quiet, thoughtful and fiscally responsible alderman who has ...

Where was concern for residents in past?

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At the forum for the mayoral candidates at the Adult Learning Center, Chris Williams again mentioned the Bronstein Apartments as deplorable housing. Yet this issue was not addressed when he was ,the leader of chamber of commerce; nor, as far as I know, has he engaged the Nashua Housing ...

Choose wisely when picking candidates

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There have always been candidates for the Board of Education who decided to run because of a particular incident their child experienced, a program that was cut, etc., and that is reasonable. Different people with varied motivations coming together on the board provide different viewpoints ...

In support of Jim Donchess

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On Oct 28, Chris Williams' mayoral campaign's Facebook page, Move Nashua Forward, posted the a music video aimed at young voters who may go to the polls in Tuesday's mayoral election. At about the same time, a video billed as a get-out-the-vote effort showed up on the Facebook page of the ...

Lori Wilshire | Current member says experience on board is an asset.

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As a Nashua native, I would be honored to continue serving as your alderman-at-large. I believe there is more we can do to make our community a better place to live, work and raise a family. The heroin epidemic is on the minds of most Nashua residents. Our schools must remain a top priority ...

Michael O’Brien | Former Nashua deputy fire chief touts perspective.

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I'm Michael O'Brien, and I'm running for alderman-at-large, and I ask for your support Nov. 3. I made Nashua my home of over 35 years after seeking employment as a City Firefighter. For over 32 years I have been married the love of my life Diane, raised 3 children and proudly call myself a ...

Looking back at the week in news

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Player support of cause not fine with league's authorities October, while coming to a close today, is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease, presented by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, is supported by the National Football League, ...