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Protecting New Hampshire

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Thank you to Sen. Kevin Avard for his continued support for the override of the veto by Gov. Chris Sununu of SB 365 and SB 446. The young people we encourage to stay in or move to New Hampshire and visitors are not attracted by the attractions that Nashua, Manchester and Concord offer. They ...

Support Avard

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Sen. Kevin Avard works tirelessly on behalf of the frail elderly, adult disabled and developmentally disabled citizens of New Hampshire. During the last session, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services pursued an effort to mandate a managed care model for long-term care ...

Swamp creatures unite

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It must be really hard to drain the old swamp when you’re the biggest creature in that swamp. Not to worry. Trump has drained the swamp ... by giving the swamp creatures positions in the White House. Michael Cohen, Trump’s fixer, pleaded guilty to eight crimes and implicated Trump ...

Thank you, Gov. Sununu

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New Hampshire finally has a governor who is willing to stand up and defend the electricity ratepayer. Earlier this year, Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a bill that would have further subsidized the use of biomass to generate electricity in the state. When the Legislature meets this fall, they would ...

‘Be Prepared’

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Regarding the Aug. 20 letter to the editor, “Collapse of the middle class,” by Tom Falter. He should think of all the industries that hired the middle class in the U.S. that lost their businesses and their jobs to our competitors in China, “who can sell for less because their costs ...

Time we move into the 21st century

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New Hampshire is on the cusp of change and the election in November can make all the difference to its residents. We are one of the few states whereby the legislature, not voters, elects the Secretary of State. After the November election the new legislature, 424 members, will convene on ...

Chris Pappas, authentic New Hampshire

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Voters will be challenged in the Democratic Primary when they go to the polls on Sept. 11 to choose a successor to U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter. This year, the primary features many highly qualified and impressive candidates, who have proven the passion for their convictions when championing ...

Read the Constitution

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As a voter for more than 50 years, I have been vetting politicians for a long time. As I watch the advertisements, I know most have never read the constitutions to which they must swear an oath to uphold. Otherwise, why would someone say they will vote to limit gun ownership,or to use my tax ...

Questions on Iranian operatives

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Even as Iranian leaders were seeking Americans’ trust over nuclear weapons, they may have been plotting violence in this country. Two Iranians, Ahmadreza Doostdar and Majid Ghorbani, have been arrested by the FBI. Both are U.S. residents. The two are accused of spying on Jewish groups and ...

Dems should be skeptical

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Michael Avenatti is probably the first person to go from the Hillsborough County Democrats’ Summer Picnic to the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards within the span of a single day. That’s right. Monday, the day after Avenatti, best known for representing adult film star Stormy ...

Meditation is not what you think

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“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice.” – R.D. Laing Meditation is not what you think. Meditation, a path to mindfulness, is not flipping a switch and catapulting yourself to some new “place” in your mind. It is not figuring out how to make your ...

A dangerous notion

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An Iraqi woman who left her native land for what she hoped was the safety of Germany has returned home — where she feels safer from Islamic State terrorism. Her decision is one more red flag for German officials who adopted an open-door policy toward refugees from the Middle East. Ashwaq ...

Coming soon to a corner near you: Little Free Libraries

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There are very few projects that I get involved with that are as adorable as Nashua’s Little Free Libraries. That’s why I’m so excited about what’s coming to our community this September. What exactly is a “Little Free Library?” Well, if you haven’t seen them around town, you can ...

America’s powerful fabric

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Immigrant Heritage Month celebrated diversity and multicultural communities throughout the United States, and was especially meaningful here in Nashua, one of the most diverse cities in the Granite State. The powerful national movement found its way into an address from city Mayor Jim ...

Well done, Artists Association

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Saturday and Sunday, Nashua’s Greeley Park was filled with thousands of people partaking in one of the city’s biggest arts events of the year. The 65th Greeley Park Arts Show, hosted by the Nashua Area Artists Association, was a resounding success, even thought Mother Nature paid a short ...

Hacking and election tampering

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Given, the Russians messed with the 2016 elections through social media, fake news and some hacking. First a word on hacking. In this instance, hacking refers to one state hacking another, which is today’s version of espionage, which is yesterday’s version of spying, which has been ...

We need Steve Negron

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The Founding Fathers recognized, at the conception of this country, the fundamental rights granted to us at birth. Today, we find politicians willing to dismantle those rights in their effort to pander to a minority of the population. A loud minority who believes shouting and disrespect for ...

Collapse of the middle class

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With people being pushed to both ends of the spectrum, the middle class has decreased considerably in size. In 1971, the middle class made up 61 percent of the adult population, and by 2014 it accounted for less than 50 percent. This is all a direct result of corporations leading the charge to ...

Cooperation

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What is happening between the school boards of Mont Vernon and Amherst is a lesson in cooperation from which everyone can take note. The two boards are working together to figure out a way to deal with kindergarten class-size issues, and when we say “working together,” we mean it. And ...

Revoke clearance

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For many years, I held a Secret, and once a Top Secret, security clearance working as a senior research and development engineer on a wide variety of government contracts. A security clearance is granted only following an exhaustive background check, for you are trusted with national secrets. ...