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Let’s help those impacted by Michael

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Florida’s panhandle has been hit by what Gov. Rick Scott describes as “an absolute monster” of a hurricane. The full extent of the devastation and loss of life remains to be determined. Our state needs to provide whatever help is within our power. Because Florida is a haven for ...

Praise for Sununu

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You’ve no doubt heard a lot of criticism surrounding Gov. Chris Sununu’s opposition to a paid family and medical leave bill that was proposed earlier this year. It’s the subject of Molly Kelly’s latest attack TV advertisement. But what you’re not hearing is that no one could certify ...

Thank you, Sen. Avard

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I am writing to publicly thank Sen. Kevin Avard for his support during the two veto over-rides regarding Senate Bills 365 and 446, which took place on Sept. 13. I am a longtime resident of Hudson, and am in support of renewable energy. I am a professional forester, performing practice in the ...

Not far enough

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I read the letter to the editor headed “Disgusting and Vile Attack” and wonder at those who said they were glued to their TV during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings and testimony, yet missed the part where the FBI was instructed by the current resident of the White House not to follow-up with ...

Hogan has made difference

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Changes have been hitting law enforcement, including prosecution, hard and fast. Our County Attorney, Dennis Hogan, has already proven he can handle this challenge. As a new lawyer and elected member of the Nashua Board of Education, he helped to repair its organizational structure. Under ...

Vote for Nash

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I am supporting Lisa Nash for the New Hampshire House from Amherst and Bedford. She supports: 1. Quality public education that meets the needs of New Hampshire students. 2. Expanding access to mental health resources and addiction care. 3. Attracting and retaining youth in New ...

Chandley right for job

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As a health care professional and educator employed in Milford, I have come to know Shannon Chandley, who is running for state Senate in District 11. As parents supporting our children, we have shared experiences with local theater, dance, school academic programs and sporting events. She is ...

Two different faces

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Gov. Chris Sununu is a “Yes” man; but he’s also a “No” man. Yes, to nuclear power and more pipelines. No, to an exciting new industry for New Hampshire – offshore wind development with jobs and economic stimulation. Yes, to treating opioid addicts as criminals and second-class ...

Prevent atrocities

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Recently, I heard a terrible story on NPR about a Guatemalan family who applied for asylum in the United States. They were Sandy and her four sons. Sandy and her family were brutally treated in Guatemala, so her case for asylum was a legitimate one. She was detained and separated from her sons, ...

Vote Rosenwald

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Cindy Rosenwald has my vote for New Hampshire State 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 ...

Thank you

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The Merrimack Crimeline members would like to thank the sponsors of the golf tournament on Sept. 12. The Merrimack Crimeline thanks all of its sponsors, as without their support, this tournament would not be as successful as it is. Corporate Sponsors: C&W Services, Franklin Savings ...

Drama Queens: A royal pain; run as fast as you can

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Straight, gay, man, woman – drama queens know no boundaries. You see them at the mall, at work, in traffic and staring at you from across the table. Like many things in life, our relationship with drama is a cultural paradox. When we’re on the outside looking in, drama queens can be ...

Innocent until proven guilty

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Entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein was chosen long ago as the poster pervert for the #MeToo movement. Yet this week, he became a reminder that justice in America is for everyone, not just people we like. Weinstein has been accused by many women of having used his power to victimize them ...

Properly use HUD funds

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More than $1 million worth of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding is on the way to Nashua to help those who live in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods. We are trusting city leaders to ensure proper use of these tax dollars. “Community Development Block Grant funding ...

Bad decisions

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh has an extensive judicial history. But I find two of his cases especially telling. Just last fall, Judge Kavanaugh wrote that a young woman in an immigration detention facility should not be given access to an abortion until she had adequate emotional support to make ...

Chandley gets endorsements

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My name is Shannon Chandley, and I am a candidate for state Senate in District 11. After earning more than 83 percent of the primary votes cast, I would like to formally announce the endorsement of two former Republican state representatives in my race to be your next state senator. The ...

Vote for Rosenwald

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Residents of the Nashua area are being unfairly burdened by the shifting of demands for funding vital services from the state to the city. Our representatives in Concord should have clear plans and intent to arrest this burden shifting, which sharply limits Nashua’s ability to grow the local ...

A benefit for New Hampshire

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New Hampshire’s natural resources play a vital role in our economy and way of life. Not only in our enjoyment of their beauty, but in their economic benefit to our communities. The total annual contribution of New Hampshire’s forests to the state’s economy exceeds $2 billion. Thanks to ...

A different kind of politician

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I have been a resident of the town of Amherst for 25 years, and I am a registered member of the Republican Party. While I admire and respect Gary Daniels, I plan to support Shannon Chandley’s run for state Senate in the November election, because she transcends partisan politics and works ...

Accomplishments

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I can’t remember a president that has accomplished as much as Donald Trump has in less than two years. He said he wanted to renegotiate NAFTA. People laughed. Today, we learn he has a new deal with Mexico and Canada. He said he could get the GDP back over 3 percent. Barack Obama laughed. He ...