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Assisted is much appreciated

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Two weeks ago, the Humane Society for Greater Nashua was involved in the rescue and release of 105 dogs from a hoarding and breeding situation in Bradford. Due to the squalid conditions, the dogs were removed by personnel from the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, Pope Memorial SPCA, the ...

Efforts should not disqialify Biden

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When could anyone have expected that being a champion in the battle against cancer would be a political liability? It will be, if some of his opponents for the Democratic Party nomination for president have their way. While vice president, Joe Biden had called for more research into cancer. ...

Stop the abuse

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Get the demons out with all these animal abusers in America. The great flag took first place for animal abuse in the whole world, with Korea second. Of course, people in this country, but not all, should contact the ACLU to file lawsuits against all those responsible. You know, courts are ...

Sharpen your honorable pencils

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Two of the many amendments I read about this morning: a 3.1 increase to healthcare provider rates and a 45% increase to the minimum wage. This math does not work. Raising the minimum wage by 45% cannot be paid for with a 3.1% increase does not work. New Hampshire is experiencing a ...

Veto is discouraging

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The recent override of Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto on the death penalty repeal is extremely discouraging. By ignoring the voices of their constituents, our elected New Hampshire legislators are not only putting the lives of our brave police officers at risk, they are putting every citizen in New ...

Praise for Trump

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Trump supporters are constantly complaining that the press doesn’t give Trump enough credit, that they ignore the positive and focus on the negative. Here are some suggestions. Before there is a positive news story, Trump needs to do something positive! Putting children in cages or hiring ...

If scooters win, pedestrians lose

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In April, I visited Nashville for two days just before the NFL draft. The city was busy and in festive mood. It was my first experience with e-scooters, and only as a spectator. They were everywhere by many different manufacturers. Apparently, if you had a smart phone you could pick one up ...

Recycling needs to be updated

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In March of this year, the city approved the use $120,000 to keep the recycling program going. But this will only last until June 30 (today) of this year. The city needs to come up with an updated plan in order to ensure Nashua recycles. This issue with recycling isn’t just city-wide, but a ...

Statement is ridiculous

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Mr. (Fred) Teeboom’s statement that “Choose Love,” the social-emotional learning system that fosters a sense of respect and tolerance among students is “a deliberate program to feminize boys,” is ridiculous. What his words reflect is a knee-jerk reaction to an old-fashioned belief ...

Don’t blame immigrants

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Because the Pew Research Center reported that there was a drop of unauthorized immigrants into this country from 12.2 million to 10.5 million between 2007-17, it certainly does not mean that their reporting of an increase of about 60,000 immigrants into Massachusetts and New Hampshire in the ...

Of mice and mental health

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Building our state’s budget can feel a bit like Hasbro’s Mouse Trap. Somewhere in there the green plastic boot that is “spending targets” sets a roll on an efficiency budget. Then come multiple recommendations, hearings, and conference committees, all sliding, leveraging, leaping to ...

Learn Everywhere is latest step in redesigning New Hampshire education

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The State Board of Education recently approved rules implementing the Learn Everywhere program proposed by Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut and created by the Legislature last year. These rules are scheduled for a vote on final approval by the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative ...

Make the case

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Those representing the city of Nashua, as well as those who have concerns about the city’s Assessing Department, will get the opportunity to make their case to the New Hampshire of Board Tax and Land Appeals. The state board has agreed to investigate the “legality” of the city’s ...

E-scoot safely

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“If there’s problems, we will deal with those as they arise.” These are the words of Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess regarding the city’s new e-scooters, which are now on the streets. During Tuesday’s special Board of Aldermen meeting regarding the e-scooters, some board members raised ...

Nashua and renewable energy

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Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy stated that electricity generated from renewable sources – such as hydroelectric, solar and wind power – surpassed coal-fired wattage for the first time in April. Renewables supplied 23% of the nation’s electricity, while coal provided only 20% ...

A place to go

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Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter officials continue working to generate about $3 million needed to transform the Sacred Heart Elementary School at 35 Spring St. into a new facility to help the city’s growing homeless population. Last week, officials with the New Hampshire Community ...

Denny Claire more than a coach

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Denny Claire sure knows how to make an exit. His Wilton-Lyndeborough Warriors softball team ushered him into retirement with an amazing victory over undefeated Epping in the Class IV championship game at Plymouth State University, a game they really weren’t supposed to win and almost ...