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Report: The sooner the better

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As often is the case when special counsel investigations are launched in Washington, the one headed by Robert Mueller has become far more complex and wide-ranging than some observers expected. It was in May 2017 that Mueller was told by the Justice Department to form a team and investigate ...

Help needed at local food pantry

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In what for some is a booming economy, there are still many of our friends and neighbors who could use a little help. One of the local organizations that always stands ready to provide that help is the Share Food Pantry in Milford which, like the Open Cupboard Pantry in Wilton, sometimes finds ...

Can good men do bad things?

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It’s an absurd question, you say. Of course, some men who are called “good” have also been known to do bad things from time to time. Nobody’s perfect. We all make mistakes. But what if the man in question is someone we think is really good and the thing he stands accused of is really ...

CACR15 will be on Nov. 6 ballot

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CACR15 will appear as Question 1 on the ballot for November’s general election. The word “constitution” refers to the New Hampshire state constitution. It will read, “Are you in favor of amending Article 8 of the first part of the constitution to read as follows (addition in italics): ...

Buying a car today isn’t quite like it used to be

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Buying a car today can be as simple as click, click, click. Like a pack of gum, one can now even purchase a car from a vending machine! Let’s see, I’ll take the silver Ford Escape, swipe my card or insert A LOT of cash, find slot A1, push and done. I often wondered how much noise cars make ...

Sleeping in a box will not end poverty in Greater Nashua

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I just participated in United We Sleep to End Hunger and Homelessness, an effort of the United Way of Nashua to raise awareness of hunger and homeless in our community. In Nashua, as in many other cities throughout our nation, food and shelter have become expensive commodities, and a growing ...

The perils of online communication

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Forget the paper trail once relied upon by investigators. As the near-continual parade of politicians, celebrities and athletes accused of misbehavior – often long ago – reminds us, it’s the electronic trail that matters these days. And, in contrast to paper documents that can be ...

Disgusting and vile attack

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Like many Americans, I was glued to the television watching the Senate Judicial Committee hearing with Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, facing his accuser on allegations of sexual assault. I was deeply saddened at the grotesque witch hunt perpetrated by the Democrats on the ...

An open letter to Pope Francis

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Your Holiness, Pope Francis, I write today to humbly offer an idea for action I pray you may consider as you respond to the growing sexual abuse allegations arising in Catholic communities around the world today. Please know that while I do write, in particular, for all those still silent ...

Vote for change

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Hello, my name is Mark Linn, and I am running with he Libertarian Party, for New Hampshire state representative for Hillsborough County District 40, which includes the towns of Hollis, Milford, Mont Vernon and New Boston. Are you tired of the way both the Democrats and Republicans are running ...

Where’s Bart?

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The most basic expectation I have for my elected officials is a commitment to the job and attendance during legislative sessions. An elected official cannot represent his or her constituents if they don’t show up to vote on proposed bills. If you visited the New Hampshire State House in ...

Hard to believe

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In regards to Michael Frandzel letter regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the FBI: Michael seems to be missing a lot of the “facts.” The fact that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford does not remember when or where. I was attacked many years ago. I do not remember the man, but I can remember where ...

Camarota for state rep

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Bedford voters: Thank you for coming out Sept. 11 and voting. I won the primary, and you have made it possible for me to go forward in the Nov. 6 general election, and I thank you. The principles you found in me and my platform of limited government, adherence to the Constitutions, family ...

Vote for Rombeau

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We write to enthusiastically encourage our neighbors in Bedford to vote for Catherine Rombeau as a state representative for District 7 (Bedford). We were excited to support Catherine in her run for Bedford Town Council, and believe that she is now the best candidate in the upcoming state ...

Put pressure on Iran

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Even defenders of the deal former President Barack Obama’s administration negotiated with Iran admitted that it would delay Tehran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons only about 10 years. That was three years ago. Now, some are warning that President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the ...

Crossing the line

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As U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley pointed out Thursday morning, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford have one thing in common: Both are victims of the viciousness that has taken over our public discourse. Grassley, R-Iowa, was opening a ...

Reauthorize LWCF

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If you enjoy outdoor recreation, whether that means camping in a wilderness area or just taking the kids to the playground at a city park, there is an excellent chance you owe a debt of gratitude to a federal program of which you may never have heard. It is the Land and Water Conservation ...

Lasting Legacy: The Sarah Josepha Hale Award to Nathaniel Philbrick

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“Next to genius is the power of feeling where true genius lies.” – Sarah Josepha Hale Hale would no doubt agree that much of genius lies in books – the legacy of the wisdom of others left behind. Hail to libraries, bookstores, teachers, books. Hail to Sarah Josepha Hale, national ...

Program worth attending

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On Wednesday, there will be a discussion at the Amherst Town Library on women running for public office. It looks like it will be well worth attending, and not just by women. Men could learn a thing or two from hearing women talk about the need for more of them in the public sector. The ...