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Keep energy dollars at home

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The governor’s vetoes of SB 365 and SB 446 were misguided, and thanks, in part, to the efforts of Sen. KevinAvard, the Legislature overrode that veto on SB 365. The bills that the senator supported keep energy dollars in local communities. Wood is one of the few energy sources we have in ...

Vote Martin, Chandley, McGhee, Pignatelli

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Will you vote on Nov. 6? Who gets your support, and why? I support Joelle Martin, Milford’s current House Representative member. Here’s why: Joelle listens to us, her constituents, and responds promptly to our concerns. In Concord, she works collaboratively to develop cost-effective ...

Nailing Jello to a fence post

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If I were still a licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor, I would not be making public comments about the Brett Kavanaugh hearing, which I watched. Several years ago, I retired after 37 years of counseling teens, adults and their families, including many abuse victims. When assessing ...

We need to act now

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A special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released recently warns that we will be in grave danger from human-caused global warming by the year 2040 if we do not start reducing greenhouse gas emissions immediately. Serious threats to millions of people living on the ...

A healthy future

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We have a right to live in peace, without fear. Our students have a right to go to school and learn without fear. It would be wonderful to think we can live in the U.S. without the fear of gun violence. But much work must be done so that we can get closer to a society where gun violence is ...

You are a beautiful warrior

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You are here Alive Thriving And striving You are a beautiful warrior And you are strong You are stronger than you could ever imagine Somehow you found the will to fight with a smile on your face -filled with so much grace and love You faced your fears and the great ...

Cartoon misses the mark

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We at The Telegraph stridently defend the First Amendment right to freedom of speech. After all, particularly on this page, that is what we practice. Therefore, we do not take criticizing another publication’s political cartoon lightly. However, we believe the attempt at satire an Arizona ...

Mullen for state rep

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I have known Sue Mullen for many years – as a teacher to my son, as a friend and a former neighbor, and as a valued long time employee of the Bedford School District. I can hardly think of anyone else who could represent all of us in Concord better than Sue could. People who have had the ...

Rombeau breath of fresh air

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At a time when ugly partisanship and unproductive bickering have poisoned our politics, Catherine Rombeau is a needed breath of fresh air. I first met Catherine when my family was trying to sort out a problem with the town. She came to our home, met with my family, and listened carefully to ...

Humble and good-hearted

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I am 100 percent certain that Sue Mullen will make a fantastic representative for our town in the State House. How can I be so sure? Well, I’ve had some first-hand experience with what the role requires because I watched my father. Dad represented Bedford for many years until his death in ...

Vote for Kuster

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As a former U.S. Air Force captain, I understand the challenges that veterans face in our country. So does Annie Kuster. Throughout her past three terms in Congress, Annie has consistently voted in support of veterans, oftentimes reaching across the aisle to get the job done. As a member of the ...

Rosenwald respects, listens

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Cindy Rosenwald has my vote for New Hampshire Senate, District 13. Do Cindy and I agree on all the issues? No, but Cindy respects and listens to my views with a goal to understand not to be understood – a foundation to Cindy’s character, integrity and exemplary constituent ...

Kelly for governor

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We need a governor who understands the value of public education so that all children in New Hampshire can succeed. Molly Kelly will be that governor. Chris Sununu doesn’t get it. He appointed Frank Edelblut to be education commissioner, even though he has zero public school experience and ...

Praise for Sen. Collins

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Maine voters should be proud of their senator for demonstrating critical thinking in her decision to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh. It’s a shame that our senators trotted out party talking points to explain their votes against confirmation. I suspect that their votes were carved in granite ...

Stand up against bullying

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Shame on the women in Congress. Especially the New Hampshire delegation. You all applauded and lauded Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, et al, for “standing up for their convictions in the face of adversity.” Yet when Maine Sen. Susan Collins, your peer, stands up for her convictions, all we ...

Vote to save environment

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It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature. Remember that old adage? Fooled by hydrogenated cotton seed oil disguised as butter, she retaliates with thunder and lightning. Today’s real-life extreme weather isn’t make-believe, though; it’s simple cause and effect. For 200 years, we’ve ...

Alarming

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As tens of millions of dollars worth of federal grant funding continue flooding New Hampshire to battle the opioid epidemic, addiction and mental health counselors in Nashua said the city faces an escalating problem with methamphetamine. This human-made stimulant drug is more commonly known as ...

Foolish

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Unless they find motorized transport, the at least 7,000 Central Americans trudging on foot through Mexico will not arrive at their destination, the U.S. border, for three to six weeks. Good. U.S. officials will need all the time they can get to prepare for the small army’s arrival. Use of ...

The inner journey of going out – meet Kroka Expeditions

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“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” –Anais Nin “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel Courage is what life is all about, right? Without courage – to be yourself, to say what you believe, to find your path, to go ...

What about the others?

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Thoughtful Americans ought to be concerned about the murder of a journalist who wrote columns about Saudi Arabia for the Washington Post. But what about the other 44 journalists who have met violent deaths this year? What about the 48 who perished in 2017? Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian ...