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Nashua police and community hold a conversation

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If you want to see what community policing looks like, you need look no further than the event that took place last Thursday night at Rivier University in Nashua, where more than 150 people gathered in a room to talk about interactions between Nashua police and people of color. ...

Helping women’s health care

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In the U.S. Senate, there is bipartisan agreement that contraceptives are safe, effective, and play an important role in allowing women to prevent unwanted pregnancies and manage certain health conditions. Yet, despite the many positive benefits of contraceptives, barriers to access exist that ...

Nashua Marathon an event done right

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Like many small cities, there’s no shortage of complaints, questions and criticisms of Nashua’s downtown. Is it too expensive to rent a store front on Main Street? What do we do about panhandlers? Are they too aggressive? Where do we park? Are the parking garages safe, ...

It won’t be easy, but Hillary will prevail

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In the U.S. House, 19.4 percent of members are women; it’s 19.3 percent in the Senate. The U.S. has long been a country ruled by men, religion and corporate power. Being a woman who owns a small business and has a daughter, I would love to show her that we live in a country where ...

JFK man won’t be backing Clinton

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The presidential election in 2016 is probably the most important election for the American taxpayers. In 2008, we had a man elected with little experience using the Internet and the hope of people for a black man to be elected. The Republicans put up John McCain, a man I respect but was not ...

If this is the criteria, they should all go

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Unbelievable that politicians are saying Guinta should resign because lawmakers must meet “the highest ethical standards.” Really, then all involved with Benghazi on both sides should resign. All politicians involved with the IRS scandal should resign. The ...

Take precautions when mowing lawn

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My brother, who lives in Virginia, recently called to say he was “lucky to be alive.” He woke up one morning and his throat was scratchy. As a few days went by symptoms became worse. Generally, he thought he had a bad cold so he started the usual regime of over-the-counter ...

Cub Scouts tribute to Nashua’s bravest is an inspiration

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Weather forecasts predict there will be plenty of sunshine this weekend, with temperatures climbing to near 80 by Monday – just about perfect for the unofficial start of the summer season. Families and friends will gather in backyards and on decks, fire up barbecues, tune in to the ...

It’s why we fought

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It’s been 70 years since my granddad came home from World War II. At the age of 91, he still remembers navigating B-24 bombers on daring raids over enemy territory in the Pacific. Sometimes, they flew under cover of night with only the Southern Cross to give them their bearings. ...

Take a moment to remember

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Memorial Day is here. Have you made your plans yet? Are you having family and friends over for a backyard barbecue? Going to the Lakes Region or to the Seacoast for the first dip of the year? Or maybe you’re heading up to the White Mountains for your inaugural climb of the summer? ...

Looking back at the week in news

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Story of Alec’s move is one of success and foresight It took less than a day for our Friday report that Alec’s Shoes is leaving downtown Nashua to become the most read story of the year on our website – an indication of just how important an event it is. For all ...

First quote Jesus; then punish the poor

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Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker.” – Proverbs 14:31 It’s not my habit to start a column with a quotation from the Bible, but this one’s loaded with self-professed Christians, so why not? In the mid-1990s, during my time as a metro ...

Banks are too big to send to prison

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Averitable rogue’s gallery of financial institutions agreed this week to pay nearly $6 billion in fines and penalties for rigging a worldwide money exchange that U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said harmed “countless consumers, investors and institutions around the ...

Bush struggles with Iraq question

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Jeb Bush had a rough time trying to answer a question that is a no-brainer for virtually everyone else in America these days. Over the course of a few days, the former Florida governor gave yes, “I don’t know” and no answers to the same question: Would he, knowing ...

Event was the antithesis of what NH is about

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The Hillary Clinton campaign staged an event for the New Hampshire media last week that struck us as the antithesis of what the New Hampshire primary is about. Clinton operatives held a conference call about efforts the campaign is making to bulk up a social media outreach campaign and plans ...

The culture that spawned Frank Guinta

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Frank Guinta is but a symptom of a larger ill within the body politic. The man who represents New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District in Washington is under intense pressure to resign his seat after five years of lying to the public about the source of $355,000 in campaign ...

The NFL should be ashamed of itself

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NFL Rule 2, Section 1 says: “The Ball must be a “Wilson,” hand selected, bearing the signature of the Commissioner of the League, Roger Goodell. The ball shall be made up of an inflated (12 1/2 to 13 1/2 pounds) urethane bladder enclosed in a pebble grained, ...

Helping the other side

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We in both the city and state seem to become more penny-wise and pound foolish with each passing year. We want tourism money but refuse to fund even trash service in our state parks. We want industry, yet we have among the lowest level of funding for state higher education. We think we save ...

Join us to honor fallen veterans

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I am a Cub Scout with Pack 253 at St. Christopher Parish in Nashua. For Memorial Day, our pack will be marching in the Nashua parade. Each of us will be carrying a sign with the name of a Nashua Gold Star veteran who was killed in the Korean War, the Vietnam War or the War on Terror. We would ...

Lawmakers lack critical thinking capacity

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New Hampshire is a travel and tourist destination state. Legislators in the House cut the travel and tourism budget. Critical thinking? I think not. Property tax is too high. Legislators cut taxes on 36,000 businesses, downshifting taxes to homeowners. Critical thinking? I think not. The ...