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Pandemics have no borders

As the global coronavirus pandemic rages on, more than a few of us have been guilty of looking exclusively within our borders and ignoring the plight of the poorest world citizens. Continuing down this path will inevitably lead to resurgences of this virus and others like it. Pandemics, as ...

What has happened to the GOP?

The Republican caucus has voted to shut down the legislature by not agreeing to a rules change that would extend the legislative calendar because of the three month hiatus due to COVID-19. This Republican strategy means no legislation will be passed in 2020. Do the Republicans think the ...

Thanks to my care givers

Recently my aging frame got rushed to the hospital in the wee hours of the morning with a full-blown sciatica attack (an Iron Maiden type torture – not lethal, leaves no marks). Can recall wildly bright ceiling lights and the Wilton EMS woman with the kind eyes saying ‘Sir loosen your ...

Going slow on testing

In Tulsa on June 20, President Donald Trump announced that he had asked “his people” to go slow on virus testing, explaining that if you do more tests, you have more cases (which would be embarrassing). Spokespersons said the next day that Trump had spoken “tongue in cheek.” This was ...

Death not only COVID-19 tragedy

Public debate about the COVID-19 pandemic understandably focuses on the number of deaths from the disease. That number also plays a major role in the debate over whether the virus is serious enough to warrant the restrictions imposed to minimize its spread of the disease. But death is not the ...

High speed railroad needed

Before the invention of airplanes and automobiles, the state of New Hampshire was once powered by the railroad system. The railroad system made New Hampshire towns and cities more interconnected with each other as well as with the rest of the United States. As growing carbon emissions from ...

N.H. farmers advocate for funds

As organizations dedicated to building healthy, just, and resilient local food systems here in New Hampshire, we feel compelled to advocate for our state’s small and mid-sized farms. Small and mid-sized farms have been unfairly overlooked in the distribution of COVID-19 Emergency Funds, as ...

Concur with veto override

The pandemic has slashed income for households and towns in New Hampshire and across the country. The New Hampshire House has the opportunity to adopt a bipartisan solution that would save money for towns and citizens: expand net metering (renewable energy sharing), to make it more accessible ...

Support Volinsky

Just a few weeks ago in Concord, I attended the Black Lives Matter March. I was pleased to see my friend Andru Volinsky there, who is running for governor. Although it’s going to take much more than legal victories to address the racial injustice that young organizers across our state are ...

Support for ending climate change

Climate change has affected all parts of the world, human health, and the environment. If we don’t come together to stop this, there will be serious damage that we won’t be able to undo. The best way to combat this issue is with the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. This bill is ...

Nov. 3 can’t come soon enough

The November 3 general election can’t come soon enough for us to rescue our country and our state. At the national level, the general ineptitude of the current president is appalling. Loss of more than 100 thousand lives, with more to follow, unfortunately, due to the administration’s ...

Support Chris Connelly for sheriff

Chris Connelly is the right person to serve as the next Hillsborough County Sheriff. As a career law enforcement officer, Chris will not need on the job training. He is loyal, hard working, trustworthy and well respected. We are proud to endorse Chris Connelly for Hillsborough County Sheriff. ...

Understanding racism’s roots

I’ve just written to the few people I know reading or having copies (that I gave them) of Maine author Carolyn Chute’s just-out novel, The Recipe for Revolution (Grove Press). The paper jacket has this Kirkus Review recommendation: “Essential Reading.” I agree. It’s a big book, 732 ...

PBS must be fair to conservatives

The Public Broadcast System is supposed to be just that, public. Half of us in America are Conservatives, but most PBS broadcasts give only the progressive’s viewpoints. Media broadcasts are often editorial opinions disguised as news-- as they decline to discuss many of the pertinent facts ...

Omnibus bill for heroes, not Holocaust

An Omnibus bill SB 727 (HB 1135) is rightfully called the Heroes Bill. It honors Mark DeCoteau who died in Afghanistan and police officer Steve Arkell who died trying to moderate a domestic dispute. The Senate bill is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16, after which it will return to the House as HB ...

N.H. needs paid leave

New Hampshire families need paid family and medical leave. When working people in New Hampshire need to take time off because of a serious medical issue or to take care of a child, spouse, or parent’s serious medical issue, this is more often than not experienced as lost income and even lost ...

Absentee voting

I am grateful for the hard work and dedication of the Select Committee on 2020 Emergency Election Support. The Committee’s Final Report is the product of many hours of listening to the concerns of Granite Staters, including election officials. Secretary Gardner’s cover memo publishing the ...

What is it really?

Hillwood is proposing a “Logistics Center” for south Hudson. Sounds nice, but what is it really? It is 3 massive buildings with 2.7 million square feet of space operating 24/7. Picture three Pheasant Lane Malls placed close together! There would be approximately 350 truck loading docks, 800 ...

Hey police, we can do better!

I like everyone else in the country watched in utter disbelief of the abhorrent killing of George Floyd at the hands of then Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin that fateful day in May. George Floyd’s unnecessary death went against everything that I, and all the police officers I know ...

Voting system upgrade

Our right to vote is facing an unprecedented threat in the form of a respiratory pandemic that is making polls a potentially deadly health risk to workers – many of whom are among the highest risk populations – and voters alike. Our present situation necessitates an upgrade to our voting ...