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Hillary Clinton’s answers matter

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It's not good news for Hill­ary Clinton that the story about using a private email server during her time as secretary of state refuses to go away, but it also provides an opportunity of sorts. Like any candidate, the for­mer senator deserves to be judged on her record. That includes whether ...

Primary change bad for everyone

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told the National Journal this week that Republicans may seek to shake off the tradition of Iowa and New Hampshire going first in the presidential selection process in favor of a series of regional prima­ries after this election ...

Good example of serving the public

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It's not often that anyone does something in the public sector and gets a universally positive response. Especially when they post it online. That goes double when it's the police. But that has been the response to the Merrimack Police Department's decision to set aside two parking spaces in ...

Fiorina was great CEO at Hewlett-Packard

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I'm a retired Hewlett-Packard employee and proud to support Carly Fiorina for president. Those criticizing Carly's leadership at HP never take into account the computer industry dynamics at the time, followed by the economic turmoil of the dot-com bust during her tenure. Their criticisms are ...

Williams has a plan for Nashua’s future

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During the primary campaign, most of the candidates spoke about the past. Some candidates discussed going "back to basics," while others discussed how great the city was in the 1980's. The problem is our city is a complex place and is much more so than it was 30 years ago. ...

Money for survey was well spent

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Nashua owes a debt of gratitude to the Nashua Prevention Coalition for funding the risk behavior survey that was given to 1,363 students at Elm Street, Fairgrounds and Pennichuck middle schools last spring. The survey asks students a series of questions about a range of topics: behaviors that ...

Volkswagen and a cheating culture

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When news broke recently that VW had apparently been rigging emissions tests on some of its diesel-powered vehicles, the story was initially difficult to comprehend. The tests are the tests, right? So how would it be possible to doctor the results? Puts those ads touting "German ...

Passing an ordinance to stop panhandling should be simple

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The Telegraph says, "Panhandling ordinance up for new vote" (9/25) and hopefully in Hudson, too. Talking with friends, we do not understand the problem with establishing an ordinance. Simply put: Require charitable groups to acquire a permit for a minimal cost prior to ...

Hillary Clinton would offer the best opportunities for the future

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Now that I have grandchildren, I've decided to speak out for why I want Hillary Clinton to be their president. I support her not only because she's passionate about early education, but also because she wants to make changes that see them through college with affordable tuition and loans and ...

A candid Donald Trump would make a better leader for country

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Donald Trump's main appeal is his intestinal fortitude in ridiculing political correctness. Yet you want to call him out for not "correcting" a citizen who spoke his "opinion" (whether planted or not). You are correct, our real problem is not Muslims, it is ...

Nothing fine about jailing poor people

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One of the flaws of our legal system is that the justice a person receives is too often a reflection of their financial status. As we saw in the wake of the 2008 financial meltdown, if you're a Wall Street bankster and can afford high-priced legal help, you have a pretty good chance of never ...

Nashua BOE is right to explore options

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It's always nice to talk in the abstract about the custodians of the Nashua schools in how they are needed, trusted and no one can replace them. However, before you condemn the BOE, what are the numbers and how much can be saved by going outside the union. I am not a Nashua resident so I am ...

Charting a different course

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New Hampshire's drug epidemic hits close to home for Cynthia, a 57-year-old New Hampshire native living in a dilapidated apartment building in downtown Nashua. When I ask her to describe the place she calls home, Cynthia turns immediately to drugs. "There's a lot of poverty and ...

Together, we can make a difference in #Spoontember

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It is staggering to think that in New Hampshire alone, there are 144,290 people who simply do not know where their next meal is coming from. That is one in nine people in this state. And of those 144,290 people, 44,440 are children. Nationally, the rate is even more astounding: one in six ...

Lower biz tax means growth; just ask Kansas

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Summer is over and so is the budget standoff ... finally. It was always business tax reductions that divided the governor and legislative leaders. There is a philosophical divide: The governor proposed higher taxes on businesses ... legislators fought for lower taxes to make New Hampshire ...

Looking back at the week in news

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A man who helps make his city a real community Having Nashua's Tom Tessier in New York next week as a finalist for a prestigious humanitarian award gives us all a rooting interest; kind of like having one of our own as a finalist for the Heisman Trophy or an Academy Award. Except Tessier, a ...

You can help in the fight against region’s addiction epidemic

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The epidemic of opioid abuse is taking a terrible toll across New Hampshire: Granite Staters are dying from drug overdoses at three times the rate of traffic fatalities; some teenagers are becoming addicted not only to cigarettes but also to heroin; syringes are often discarded in public ...

Wise will heed pope’s message

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Pope Francis spoke to a joint session of Con­gress, but he was really talking over their heads to the American people. We hope people were lis­tening, because the pope has something Congress lacks: credibility. The approval rating for the pope was well north of 50 percent in some re­cent ...

Privatizing not best for Nashua schools

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Privatization of the custodi­ans puts profit incentive into our schools. The company that wins the bid will strive to make a profit on the endeavor. They will do this by striving to cut costs to a bare minimum. They will hire employ­ees at the lowest possible wages whose loyalties will lie ...

Iran deal will be Obama’s worst foreign policy

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The Iran nuclear deal will go down as the worst foreign policy de­cision of President Barack Obama's career. For decades, the U.S. has stood strong against a nuclear armed Iran. We've taken the correct posi­tion that a country this dangerous should not be allowed any sort of nuclear ...