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Warren owes us all an apology

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One popular dictionary defines a bigot as “one who regards or treats members of a group with hatred or intolerance.” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., fits right in. Warren wants badly to be president of the United States. During the weekend, she was in top form during a speech to a ...

Sununu allows the death penalty in New Hampshire

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On June 21, Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a bill that would have abolished the death penalty in the state of New Hampshire. Twice before in the Granite State has capital punishment come very close to its demise, with an abolishment bill making it to the governor’s office, only to be vetoed each ...

Vocational education

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Everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and doctorate degrees, if they so choose. However, it seems that college is not the correct route for everyone. If it were, the significance of individual academic achievements would be diminished. A clear ...

Exceptional escape artist

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I don’t want to perpetuate a disagreement between me and another writer to this newspaper whether Hillary Clinton violated the law when she “was extremely careless” while handling classified information using her private email system, but I’d like to correct some ...

Shame on them

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The article written by Ms. Lothrop in the Aug. 5 newspaper has many true statements. However, she hasn’t given the whole story. While it is true about people sending children here alone without the parents, many of these people have no idea that the children will go to the detention ...

Room to improve

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A recent report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book, ranked New Hampshire No. 1 in the United States for overall child well-being. We all know that New Hampshire is a great place to call home, and some have highlighted the report as proof that we have done enough for ...

By the time we got to Woodstock

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Next year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic and historic events of our time. Most feel it pales in comparison to another momentous event of that year, when Nashuans were glued to their TV sets watching the late Neil Armstrong proclaim, “One small step,” while becoming the ...

Stop bogus election fraud claims

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As the first-in-the-nation state, with the eyes of the world upon us, ensuring that New Hampshire’s elections are fair and secure could not be more important. Yet for far too long, too many lawmakers and state officials have used unfounded claims of voter fraud as a poor excuse to keep ...

July 2018 saw above normal temps

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July began with a developing heat wave that began on the final day of June. Hot and oppressively humid weather would linger across the region through July 6. Seven consecutive days would reach or exceed 90 degrees for a high temperature bringing the Gate City its fourth-longest heat wave on ...

Improve program

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Learning algebra, biology and government can be quite the challenge for many middle and high school students. However, imagine also trying to learn the very basics of the English language at the same time. This is the predicament many students in the Nashua School District now face. In fact, ...

Tariff troubles

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President Donald Trump’s tariffs on foreign sources of metal seem to be helping the steel industry in the Midwest, but the retaliatory actions China, Canada and the European Union are taking against the U.S. seem to be hurting New Hampshire businesses. In fact, according to estimates ...

For the birds: A parallel universe up in the air

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“We know very little of what it might be like to be a bird. If we did, we would be awestruck.” – Sy Montgomery, Birdology. What do you think when you hear a bird sing? When you see a bird fly, soar, glide, perch, dive? The great mystery is that while birds are some of the most common ...

Hassan eyes 2020 race

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Only one state holds its presidential nominating event earlier than New Hampshire: Iowa. That is where published reports indicate U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., is headed later this month. She is scheduled to be the featured speaker at an Iowa Democratic Party event. Does this mean the ...

Democrats exhibit a change of heart?

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Perhaps with a bit of egg on their faces because of what U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin did last week, his fellow Democrats in the Senate have altered their tactics regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. They will stop shunning Kavanaugh, as they have done quite literally, top Senate ...

Expanding opportunities in N.H.

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Granite Staters have worked for decades to create a vibrant and diverse economy that has attracted and helped grow innovative companies in fields including microelectronics, health care, advanced manufacturing and others. A tribute to this strong economy is one of the lowest unemployment rates ...

Happy birthday, ADA

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Happy Birthday Americans with Disabilities Act and Medicaid. July 26 marked the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. July 30 marked the 53rd anniversary of Medicaid, signed into law by President Lyndon B. ...

You really are not getting the full story from everyone

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Nothing tugs on the emotions more than the cries of a child. Reasoning and circumstance go by the wayside, because one’s focus is on that poor child. You’re caught up in the moment and you don’t care why the child is crying, you just want to help the child stop crying. Nobody likes to see ...

Despite trepidation, a not so bad trip to the DMV

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There is no disappointment as perversely anticlimactic as when an expected debacle fails to materialize. Mention the three little letters, “DMV,” to almost any American and he will blanch, frown, mutter un-Christian language or even fall prostrate to the ground. A trip to the Department ...

Tow them away

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The situation at Garwin Falls in Wilton seems to be getting even further out of hand than it had been before officials decided it was, well, getting out of hand. The issue is people parking on Isaac Frye Highway and Putnam Hill Road – many of the parkers out-of-town visitors – who ignore ...

A true blessing

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I want to commend two young ladies, ages 15 and 11. I am not going to put their names here so I don’t embarrass them. They know who they are. In the winter, they asked if they could shovel the driveway for me. Girls shoveling a driveway? Of course, I said yes. Not only did they shovel off ...