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Why raise the tobacco age to 21?; saving our youth from addiction

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Doctors say that the younger a brain is the more susceptible it is to nicotine addiction. The younger a person is when they become addicted the more difficult it is for them to overcome the addiction. The tobacco age of 18 enables people who don’t know better to become addicted to a substance ...

Health care frustrations

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Some estimates show proposed “Medicare for All” or other universal health care plans would cost taxpayers trillions of dollars to implement, so we are not sure this is something U.S. taxpayers can afford. However, given the current state of the health care industry, it is of little wonder ...

Tlapa has made a strong point

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Regardless of the outcome of the recount of the Milford School Board election no one will be able to take away from Holleigh Tlapa the fact that more than 800 of her fellow residents took the time and the effort to write in her name. On the surface, that seems like a small chore but most ...

Why the facts don’t matter

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As the head of a nonprofit known for taking principled stands, I believe the truth is important. Foundational to our organization is the belief an informed electorate is critical to our republic. So, before taking a stand or sharing information, we also do our homework to make sure we know what ...

Legalization has a bad track record

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At the end of last month, a bill to legalize marijuana passed a key committee in the New Hampshire House. While the bill certainly has an uphill climb, no lawmaker who truly has the interest of public health and safety would let this proposal see the light of day. To find out why, let’s take ...

All-out attack: The troubles of Trump

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We often wonder what goes through the mind of President Donald Trump when he chooses to attack others through his words. This is particularly true when it comes to his latest assault on the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona. “I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be,” ...

Trump, Congress deserve praise

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Officials in some environmental groups were not at all happy last week when President Donald Trump signed into law the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act. But, you say, the act is a major step in protecting the environment. Indeed, the law, named for the ...

Paying the price for an elite label

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What is it about so called “elite” universities that drives people, some of them famous, to get involved in what clearly were scams directed at getting their children into colleges they obviously couldn’t have gotten on merit? Speculation about motives has been rife ever since news of ...

Revive the recycling program

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We were somewhat surprised to learn that Nashua’s city-wide recycling program is on schedule to run out of money by the end of March. During a special Tuesday Board of Aldermen meeting, officials from the Nashua Solid Waste Department and Public Works Director Lisa Fauteux told board ...

An exciting year to come

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Many thanks to The Cabinet for publishing our recent news update about 2019 events at the Milford Historical Society’s Carey House. We have great new leadership and an able assembly of enthusiastic volunteers. It’s already a promising year, our 40th anniversary year in Carey House, with so ...

Reducing the need

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I do see the merit of ELL, but I question the affordability. As a Welcoming City, there are limits to what we can afford. Rather than increasing the ELL staff, consideration needs to be given to reducing the need. Suggest BOA/BOE take a hard look.

Why N.H. needs the SMART Act

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The American public’s trust in our electoral systems and processes has always been what’s made our nation strong. For many years, we’ve believed that the outcomes of our elections has made America an example of democracy for other countries. However, with Americans’ faith in political ...

We must fight for recycling

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On March 12 at the Board of Alderman meeting it was called to the city’s attention that the recycling program in Nashua is under funded and needs an additional $120,000 to continue to operate in the 2019 fiscal year. This means operating for the months of May, April, and June. Without this ...

Watch your wallets!

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Rep. Joelle Martin’s March 10 Letter to the Editor makes glowing claims for proposed HB 686. According to the letter, HB686 will fund schools and reduce the statewide education property tax by 25 percent And it will protect “our most vulnerable seniors by doubling Interest & Dividends ...

Budget balances needs

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Gov. Chris Sununu’s budget balances the need to solve existing problems and to responsibly manage taxpayer dollars. The most notable aspect of his budget is the overarching theme that one-time monies should only be used to pay for one-time expenses. Surplus funds are often seen as a green ...

Cursive still matters

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Handwriting matters: does cursive matter? Research shows that legible cursive writing averages no faster than printed handwriting of equal or greater legibility. (Sources for all research are available on request.) The fastest, clearest handwriters avoid cursive: though they aren’t ...

A job well done

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Feline Friends recently saved a cat that was being tormented to death in Derry by a psychopath coward. Feline Friends were the only people I know that gave this cat a chance – an operations, love, medical care, etc. But still, there are cover-ups by the animals controls of America, courts ...

Helping the village feed itself

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Occasionally, somebody says something to me that is humbling, in that it seems like something I should have known but did not. When this happens, if often gets my mind spinning on what can be done to possibly effect change. I want to share with you a story about just such an incident that ...