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Help local businesses

Our state is entering a new phase dealing with the impact of the coronavirus as businesses reopen. The economic hardships that so many people in New Hampshire are facing are overwhelming. People who provide services such as barbers, hairdressers, waiters and waitresses, and so many others ...

A waste of funds

Stephen Shurtleff, Democrat Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, has proposed spending $200,000, to rent the Whittemore Ice Arena at UNH, a state school, to host a single-day House session in June. Ostensibly, seating can be arranged at Whittemore, to permit 6 feet of social ...

An open letter to Frank Edelblut

To protect their own health and the health of everyone with whom they come in contact, New Hampshire high school seniors are attending school remotely. Sadly, this means that many will be missing out on several once-in-a-lifetime events, including traditional senior proms and graduation ...

Support citizens’ efforts

Today in New Hampshire and throughout our country there is tremendous human suffering due to the coronavirus infections and the shutdown of our economy. Granite Staters continue to acquire COVID-19, many requiring intensive hospital treatment, some dying from the disease. The virus is likely ...

Trump should focus on issues

I sure wish Donald J. Trump would consider something other than getting himself re-elected as an important part of being president of the UNITED States of America! For instance, he could promote and support: • The safety and security of ALL the American people. • The economic ...

Take a break from spending

We need a break, a fiscal time-out, while we get our economy back to the growth level we were experiencing a few months ago. Also, we need to get our residents and businesses functioning with a normal and healthy life. We should put on hold hiring for non-essential government positions that ...

A letter to Gov. Sununu

After hearing your updates on New Hampshire’s response to the coronavirus, I wonder how you expect anyone to pay attention to the social distancing requirements when you don’t speak out against the large gatherings at the State House. There have been two rallies so far, putting people in ...

He wants more power

Recently, I drove behind a vehicle with the bumper sticker, “Veterans Vote Trump.” It saddened me because our veterans and active military, along with most everyone else, have been abandoned by Trump. Two weeks ago, the five million masks ordered by the Veterans Administration were then ...

Reduce proposed budget

After watching the Board of Education meeting where only TWO members voted against the proposed budget, I question how the others run their households when they don’t have the luxury of taxpayer money. I also question how many directors and assistant directors are really ...

Free and fair elections?

The U.S. Constitution’s 15th Amendment guarantees all citizens the right to vote. But until the Voting Rights Act of 1965, literacy tests suppressed voting in many states. Many hurdles for pandemic-wary New Hampshire voters promise novel forms of voter suppression. Hooray! The governor ...

Everyone should have health care

Following from my own long concern about the far from universal provision of health care in this country, I was delighted to come across the film “FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tipping Point” and to discover that it will be shown on the web via Zoom from 6-8 p.m. on May 19 and be followed by ...

Thank your for your support

On behalf of the agencies of the Partnership for Successful Living – Harbor Homes, Keystone Hall, Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force, and Healthy at Home – I want to express my most sincere thanks to the community for supporting us through these challenging times. Together, we help families ...

Support Andru Volinsky

In this time of unprecedented crisis, New Hampshire needs a governor who has the courage to lead, not one who hides in secrecy behind the trappings of his office. Last Wednesday, Gov. Chris Sununu met with the Executive Council to consider the $950 million June warrant, which included $450 ...

Steadfast support appreciated

On behalf of the agencies of the Partnership for Successful Living – Harbor Homes, Keystone Hall, Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force and Healthy at Home, I want to express my most sincere thanks to the community for supporting us through these challenging times. Together, we help families and ...

Missing Trump press conferences

I have been missing President Donald Trump’s appearances at the 5 p.m. pandemic press conferences more than I realized. His comments were a source of truth and information not to be found elsewhere. For example, when he called the pandemic a hoax, I knew it was real; when he said it was ...

What’s the hold up Sununu?

Many in New Hampshire have waited for weeks for their first unemployment checks and are unable to pay basic bills. Gov. Chris Sununu failed to prioritize and dedicate the resources to make the needed changes to the unemployment insurance computer system to reflect expanded COVID-19 benefits. ...

Prioritize human needs

“Thank you for your service.” This is not adequate thanks to war veterans. Where is our commitment to the homeless veteran so often shunned by society? Where is our commitment to diplomacy that might prevent the wars that so damage our soldiers? Until we prioritize human needs over ...

Volunteer mothers make difference

This Mother’s Day, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains would like to thank all the moms (and mom substitutes) who step up to volunteer for our organization across New Hampshire and Vermont. Girl Scouts is a volunteer-driven organization. We rely on the dedication and selflessness ...

Wear face masks in public

Town Administrator Matt Hanson, Chief Richard D. Howe and the Tyngsborough Board of Health would like to remind residents of the new state order regarding the use of face masks or coverings in public. Residents will need to wear a face mask or covering when out in public situations where ...

We can get through this

Nashua’s Board of Education has received a great number of emails from constituents regarding issues that have arisen due to our current pandemic emergency. I read every email and would like to thank everyone for taking the time out to weigh in on these very important matters. There is no ...