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‘Doc’ Goyette: A life well lived

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Heroes and role models come in many forms. Some defend our country and ensure our many freedoms are preserved. Some – like firefighters and police officers – protect us from harm. Others – like sports figures, civic leaders and humanitarians are looked up to because of the overall ...

For sale: A really, really, really, really, really clean house

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I hate housecleaning. I never bother with spring cleaning. The concept is about as archaic as rotary phones and soap operas. So, why have we been cleaning our condo twice a week this summer? For the answer, we have to ask Barbara, a.k.a. Lady Baba. “I feel too confined in this condo,” she ...

It’s time for Sununu to do his job

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With the signing of Senate Bill 313, the Medicaid expansion reauthorization legislation, the health care of more than 50,000 Granite Staters is protected. It can be the single, most effective way to combat our opioid public health epidemic, if implemented. Recently, substance misuse treatment ...

Not Kavanaugh

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Brett Kavanaugh is being nominated for a lifetime appointment. The court must serve as a check on the executive branch – a check that’s more important now than ever, given Donald Trump’s extreme, misguided, unconstitutional executive actions. The Supreme Court must be filled with people ...

This is different?

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“The American people deserve the right to have a say in who becomes the next Supreme Court Justice” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in February of 2016, explaining his decision to delay consideration of any SCOTUS nominee until after the election of November of that year (a ...

Subjective

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It’s hard not to have political overload these days. There is so much on the line, and I think we are all just doing our best to keep up with the news. But then Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. This is different because this decision will effect us for years after Trump ...

Levasseur for state rep

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My name is Donna Levasseur, and I want to introduce myself to you. On June 15, I filed my candidacy papers to run for the office of State Representative – District 27 in Hollis. I believe that Hollis residents deserve full-time, conservative representation in Concord. I’m very excited to ...

We are sending the wrong message

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Daniel Webster wrote that our beloved Old Man of the Mountain (may he rest in peace) was God Almighty’s signal to others that in New Hampshire, “He makes men.” Which begs the question, what makes a man, and what is strength? We, as adults, have an obligation to teach our youth how to ...

Membership has many benefits

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When thinking about what a Chamber of Commerce does, most people associate a Chamber as a tourist-information center. The people who distribute colorful brochures about the region, advertise points of interest and answers questions for visitors. In regions where travel and tourism are the major ...

It’s time for homegrown, citizen-funded campaigns

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Fifteen years ago, we joined with other New Hampshire leaders in launching Americans for Campaign Reform in Concord. Our aim was simple: to end the corrupting influence of big money in politics by passing small donor citizen funding of elections. We were not campaign reformers first; we ...

It’s time for a decision

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It is time for the Milford selectmen to fish or cut bait on the issue of what to do with the sprawling industrial complex at 127 Elm St., a building that two of the five board members believe should be renovated and that a committee that issued a report two years ago believes should be torn ...

Andrews right for job

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We’ll have a Battle Royal in Congress from the first day of the next session in January. New Hampshire needs an experienced champion to reverse the harm this Administration has done. That person is Naomi Andrews. Experienced? As Carol Shea-Porter’s chief of staff, Naomi has 10 years’ ...

To the N.H. GOP

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You just don’t get it! If you had any records at all, you would know I am a conservative candidate for a sixth term, and that I have been threatened to be removed by the left wing New Hampshire Municipal Association for my exposing the “Tort of Conversion” now being perpetrated by all ...

Take action against Perdue

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While you were meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding the opioid crisis on July 12, I stood outside with many other New Hampshire citizens demonstrating our concern, anger and sadness for the lives being destroyed by addiction. One week before, I lost a family member, my ...

N.H. needs Andrews

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As a social worker, I only support political candidates who have the experience and courage to fight for the people. In New Hampshire’s first congressional district race, that candidate is Naomi Andrews. As U.S. Rep Carol Shea-Porter’s chief of staff and campaign manager, she served her ...

Upholding the Constitution

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In the last two years, there have been many times when I have gone to Concord to testify for citizens, especially in the area of Right to Know. Dick Hinch of Merrimack, acting as a team player, put having power over actually making sure citizens would keep their rights under the New Hampshire ...

Take action

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Some U.S. citizens have a plan for how to get about $1,600 more a year while saving the planet. We know we have to save the planet; climate scientists tell us that climate change is real, it’s us, it’s bad and we’re sure. See the Fourth National Climate Assessment for details, at ...

Questions

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Questions I would like to ask, but most likely will never get the opportunity. And even if I did, I doubt I would get an answer. But here goes. Sen. Bernie Sanders. How did it feel when you found out the DNC was conspiring against you, and there was no way you would get the nomination? ...

Fox News didn’t go along

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It is encouraging that, for once, Fox News didn’t go along with Trump. In his obsequious fawning over Putin and his disavowal of American intelligence agencies, Trump went too far even for Fox. Trump will no doubt walk back his sell-out. So the real question is whether his new-found critics ...

Wake up Trumpists

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Donald Trump’s recent performance in Helsinki once and for all exposed his incompetence, self-serving behavior and unashamed obsession with the possibility that he will be exposed for colluding with Russian meddling in his election. Not because it was illegal, but because it means he didn’t ...