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Watch for warning signs

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Prostate cancer are ugly words to American men. That’s because the disease is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, and it’s the leading cause of cancer deaths in men, behind lung cancer. Long labled the “silent killer,” prostate cancer often develops in men without any obvious ...

National Newspaper Week

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“When the public’s right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.” – Christopher Dodd ––– If the past few years have taught us anything, it is that freedom of the press is more ...

Nashua Soup Kitchen dinner and auction is Nov. 3

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I am not a party animal, which you’ve probably guessed by now, if you’ve ever read my column before this one. But one party I always attend is the one that the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter has every year: The NSKS Dinner and Silent Auction. This year is the 18th dinner and silent ...

New structure will be a great addition

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The Milford town history says that the remains of the old stone ediface on Tonella Road were once the office of Tonella and Sons, but if you look at photos and let your mind run free, they could be almost anything. Plans call for the building to be disassembled and moved to the east entrance ...

Sept. 2018 was warm, rainy

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Labor Day weekend brought with it weather quite normal for southern New Hampshire to start fall but heat and humidity would make a quick return for most of the remainder of the first week of September. For the second straight month heavy rainfall would encompass the Gate City. After a couple ...

Alzheimer’s and dementia

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Science Cafe New Hampshire occasionally tackles difficult topics, and this month, we examine the human mind during our session on Alzheimer’s and dementia. On Wednesday night, Science Cafe will again host a public discussion, and you are invited to join. Aging is the issue that binds us ...

New study on New Hampshire: Number two in freedom?

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“We’re number two” just doesn’t sound right, does it? New Hampshire placed second in the latest version of our study, Freedom in the 50 States, and we’ve gotten some flak for it. So why is the Live Free or Die state not number one? First, it is important to note that New Hampshire ...

An example of positive interaction with police

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Here’s one of the things we like about life in these parts, this example happens to come from Wilton, but we suspect other towns regularly do the same thing: “At 3:37 a.m. police located two juveniles walking near Chabot Way and gave them courtesy rides to their homes.” We understand ...

Acknowledge the danger

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Mental health has too long been something to speak about in whispers. Why is mental illness given such a stigma? Virtually all human organs can get diseased so why should the brain be different? The family that does not have someone suffering from a mental illness at some portion of their life ...

Water Warriors

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New Hampshire has many concerns right now. We have an opioid epidemic, healthcare is an issue, our youth is leaving the state, and our educational system is being challenged. In addition, the water we drink and the air we breathe is being contaminated by corporations that think nothing of ...

Vote for Levesque

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I urge readers to vote for Melanie Levesque for State Senator from District 12 (Nashua Wards 1, 2, and 5, Hollis, Brookline, Mason, Greenville, New Ipswich and Rindge.) Ms. Levesque’s commitment to public service and her experience as a State Representative from Hillsborough County qualify ...

Take another look

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When will the electricity be back on? Is the water safe to drink? Which streets were damaged so badly they need to be closed to the public? Can school buildings be repaired and reopened quickly? Do any municipal employees need time off to ensure their own families are safe? That is just a ...

There must be consequences

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un insists he is prepared to scrap his nuclear weapons and, presumably, his intercontinental missiles. But he didn’t say anything about cyberwarfare. Whether Kim will keep his promises about military hardware remains to be seen. Indeed, as President Donald ...

Report: The sooner the better

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As often is the case when special counsel investigations are launched in Washington, the one headed by Robert Mueller has become far more complex and wide-ranging than some observers expected. It was in May 2017 that Mueller was told by the Justice Department to form a team and investigate ...

Camp Resilience: Building veteran resilience outdoors and inside

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“The toughest time of my life was not boot camp, or my deployment in Iraq: It was the two years of transition to life back home.” – Brandon Schuster, Marine veteran The word resilience derives from the Latin verb resilire, which means “to jump back” or “to recoil.” The base verb ...

Help needed at local food pantry

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In what for some is a booming economy, there are still many of our friends and neighbors who could use a little help. One of the local organizations that always stands ready to provide that help is the Share Food Pantry in Milford which, like the Open Cupboard Pantry in Wilton, sometimes finds ...

Can good men do bad things?

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It’s an absurd question, you say. Of course, some men who are called “good” have also been known to do bad things from time to time. Nobody’s perfect. We all make mistakes. But what if the man in question is someone we think is really good and the thing he stands accused of is really ...

CACR15 will be on Nov. 6 ballot

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CACR15 will appear as Question 1 on the ballot for November’s general election. The word “constitution” refers to the New Hampshire state constitution. It will read, “Are you in favor of amending Article 8 of the first part of the constitution to read as follows (addition in italics): ...

Buying a car today isn’t quite like it used to be

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Buying a car today can be as simple as click, click, click. Like a pack of gum, one can now even purchase a car from a vending machine! Let’s see, I’ll take the silver Ford Escape, swipe my card or insert A LOT of cash, find slot A1, push and done. I often wondered how much noise cars make ...