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The Salvation Army would like to thank everyone in the community who contributed to making this past Christmas possible. The Salvation Army was able to serve 681 families. This includes 1,468 children and 1,016 adults. Serving 681 families at Christmas would not have been possible without ...

A practical look at a border wall

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Will a border wall prevent or hinder legal border crossings or legal immigration? No. Does a border wall discriminate against women or children? No. Will a border wall prevent all illegal entry? No, probably not. So, what exactly will it do? It will hinder illegal border ...

Williamson made good points

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Thursday night, potential presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson continued her swing through New Hampshire with a speech at Rivier University. Williamson said she is hoping to shed light on a number of pressing topics facing the country, including issues including the many issues facing ...

Williamson made good points

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Thursday night, potential presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson continued her swing through New Hampshire with a speech at Rivier University. Williamson said she is hoping to shed light on a number of pressing topics facing the country, including issues including the many issues facing ...

Tree Streets idea will have impact

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On Wednesday, many city residents gathered at Nashua PAL to brainstorm ideas on how to use $25,000 for a project or projects in the Tree Street neighborhood. Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess came up with the idea to engage residents living in that area. The effort is based on a concept known as ...

Group wanted to spread hatred

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Last night, I had one of the most unfortunate experiences of my time in Nashua. A group of vocal naysayers showed up to our library trustee meeting to share their concern for the Drag Queen Teen Time coming up Saturday. As a newly elected official, I appreciate even our most passionate ...

Controversy over event overblown

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Over the past several days, there has been much controversy in Nashua about an event that is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nashua Public Library. The program – Drag Queen Teen Time with special guest Monique Toosoon – has many questioning library officials over their thought ...

Optimism, invention, science and fiddles

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“The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.” – Charles Kettering As January sunshine ushers in longer days, the prospect of the New Year brings optimism! And more than any other thing, optimism depends on openness. In his article “Solutions Thinking ...

Do right by all Medicaid care providers and their vulnerable clients

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If New Hampshire’s nursing homes are to continue to be a vital safety net, the 17-cents-a-day Medicaid funding increase they received January 1, for the over-4,000 residents whose care is state-funded, is not going to sustain them. New Hampshire’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level ...

Rail will help city move forward

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Tuesday night the Nashua Board of Aldermen sent the Rail Transit Committee Report to the Committee on Infrastructure for consideration and study. This is yet – hopefully – another milestone in the process of brining commuter rail service to the Gate City. The Committee on Infrastructure ...

Bad behavior is unacceptable

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Students and one parent found a charming way to end the year during a game between Newfound High School and White Mountains Regional High when, during a girls basketball game, some Newfound students – and the one adult – made “inappropriate, demeaning and harassing comments” to a gay ...

Progress in war on opioids

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We admit to being pleasantly surprised to learn that opioid-related fatalities in the city of Nashua dropped from 45 in 2017 to 33 in 2018. Officials with American Medical Response attribute the decrease in deaths from heroin, fentanyl and other opioids to at least two factors: increased ...

December 2018: Sunny, mild and dry; little snow

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December broke ranks with fall as temperatures turned mild, plenty of sun returned, and rain and snow diminished. El Nino continued to be the reason behind the noted change from fall to our first month of winter. One could almost make the argument that December and November traded places this ...

It’s tea time for Science Cafe

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Science Cafe New Hampshire is resuming in Nashua this Wednesday after a bit of Holiday hiatus. Hope you and yours enjoyed the season and stand ready to march into the depths of another winter, but if December is any indication it might not be as tough as what we’ve traditionally had to deal ...

Back to the moon

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Fifty years ago this year – July 20, 1969, to be exact – the world stopped to watch in sheer amazement as Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. For a few fleeting hours, domestic strife regarding the Vietnam War and the other issues of the day did not seem as ...

A heartfelt thanks

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We want to express our deep gratitude for the outpouring of generosity from the Greater Nashua community for children in need this holiday season. As we have for more than 25 years, the Front Door Agency again coordinated a Holiday Santa Program in collaboration with other agencies and ...

‘A pox on all their houses!’

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The latest episode of the recurring government shutdown fiasco should serve to make people realise the underlying stupidity of the way that the Federal Government conducts its operations. Consider numerous government agencies that have been created to provide a multiplicity of services for the ...

Consider this

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As you prepare to take your oath of office in the coming days and begin working on my behalf, I ask you to please consider these points: You represent everyone in your jurisdiction. Rich and poor, young and old, employed and unemployed, PhDs and high school dropouts. This also includes ...