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Conflicts of interest

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Occasionally, members of Congress become ensnared in technicalities in ethics rules. Some have been criticized officially for potential conflicts of interest involving personal businesses that might be affected by bills upon which the lawmakers vote. What about measures providing billions of ...

Jim Kelly running for state representative

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I’m Jim Kelly, and I am a Republican running for state representative in Hollis. As of Aug. 21, I am home from three weeks of National Guard training and am beginning to meet face to face with the great people I hope to represent. With the Sept. 11 primary only a few days away, please read ...

National Arts in Education Week set

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Each year, the cultural and education communities come together to celebrate the transformative power of the arts in education to transform our communities, schools, teaching and learning. As our young people and educators return to school, we take time to reflect on the role of arts education ...

Supreme circus

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Anyone who doubts how deeply divided our country is on cultural issues, particularly the right to an abortion, must have missed the Tuesday U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. More than two dozen protesters, ...

Air-born: 2018 declared the Year of the Bird

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“If you take care of the birds, you take care of most of the big environmental problems in the world.” – Thomas E. Lovejoy, Conservation Biologist Did you know that 2018 was declared the Year of the Bird? As I just learned this fact, I did not want the last quarter of 2018 to begin ...

Lower property taxes

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Many Nashua property owners are in an uproar after seeing how much values have increased, as they fear astronomical tax bills will result. In some cases, individual owners watched their valuations increase by as much as 30 percent. The total valuation in Nashua is estimated to increase by ...

Nation follows our lead

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New Hampshire is widely known for its first-in-the-nation presidential primary which takes place once every four years. However, the rest of the nation seems to following the Granite State’s lead in yet another realm of politics: electing women to the U.S. House and Senate. Since Jan. 3, ...

Setting the record straight on DCYF

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When it comes to the situation facing New Hampshire’s Division of Children, Youth, and Families, former State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Molly Kelly is shamefully trying to alter history for political gain. She has spent the past few weeks attacking Gov. Chris Sununu and the ...

Significant progress made in Concord

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Thank you for electing me and allowing me to continue to serve Senate District 12 for a second term. As your senator, I worked on numerous bills and have been an active and leading voice for you in Concord. This year, the Senate was able to make significant strides toward improving the energy ...

Sea Shepherd takes it way too far

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It has recently been brought to my attention that the U.S.-based extremists group Sea Shepherd has launched a new “campaign” that not only targets zoos and aquariums that house cetaceans and other marine mammals, but also, members of the zoological community, companies and schools that have ...

Bacon is truly the new bread when hosting an open house

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I’ve moved 15 times in my life, and I did not grow up in a military family. I worked in radio, which has a similar transient rate as the U.S. Armed Forces. After five years in my current house, the itch has struck again. Anyone need a condo? What’s wrong with this picture? Lady Baba and I ...

A hero and a patriot

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During 60 years in public service, first in the Navy and more recently as a United States senator, John McCain made many sacrifices and did enormous good for us, his fellow Americans. Before passing on to his reward, he rendered one more very great service. He reminded us who we are. McCain, ...

Public awareness

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The English Language Learner program in the Nashua School District has seen an increase in students so large within the past few years that the student-teacher ratio seems to be working against the favor of the two dozen or so ELL teachers. With teachers such as Karen Kariger of Elm Street ...

Carefully consider candidates

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Why should any member of Congress, of any party or any ideology, have his or her position rated as “safe” or “solid Democratic?” Is anyone is Washington, D.C. really doing such a great job that they do not even deserve competition? Keep in mind, this is a nation that: • is $21 ...

Wanderlust: The rhythm of walking, something more

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“In my room, the world is beyond my understanding. But when I walk I see that it consists of three or four hills and a cloud.” – Wallace Stevens Nothing more, nothing less – yet more than it seems. Walking is as close to doing nothing as you can get – yet it is something more. It is ...

Take care of yard debris

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An ordinance under consideration in Nashua could result in fines of up to $1,000 for those who place yard debris – namely grass clippings, leaves and branches – in the street. City leaders have said this ordinance, which still requires final passage by the Board of Aldermen, would merely ...

The ADA catch-22

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Shutting down seven of a Georgia county’s nine election polling places was bound to raise a stink. Perhaps the outside consultant who recommended it ought to take a refresher course in American history. Election officials in Randolph County, Georgia, are between a rock and a hard place. ...

Winning?

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Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer will lose about $725,000 as a result of the suspensions he has served and will serve. If that seems like a lot, consider that it is less than one-tenth what Meyer is expected to be paid this year. Is the punishment for what Meyer did – or, ...

Attend tannery meeting

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Many Nashua residents remain concerned about the former Mohawk Tannery site, which seems justified due to the property’s proximity to residential neighborhoods and the Nashua River. After all, this is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site, as tests show the soil contains ...

Event connects community

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At the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce, we strive to help our member businesses grow and build relationships in the community. Successful businesses result in a better community for everyone. We offer our members networking opportunities; education seminars; and much more. But we also ...