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The bipartisan climate solution

With limited time left to shift our energy market off of fossil fuels and over to clean energy to slow global warming, we need a good solution that everyone across the political spectrum can support. A bipartisan solution is required to ensure durability through future election cycles. The ...

Self-interest veto of net metering

“Electricrate” is an on online source that tracks electric rates across the country. According to their data, which was sourced from the US Energy Information Administration, New Hampshire rate payers pay the sixth highest average monthly electric bills in the country. Most of our power ...

Granite Bridge pipeline dropped

In the past few weeks, several pipelines across the country have been denied or ordered to shut down, from the Dakota Access pipeline to the proposed Williams pipeline in New York. Today, 350 New Hampshire staff and volunteers are excited to hear that the Granite Bridge fracked gas pipeline and ...

Heaven has gained

Throughout the recent celebrations of the life of Congressman John Lewis I have found deep satisfaction in the acclaim of his heroism in the civil rights movement. I had been involved in demonstrations in Austin, Texas, in 1960 and I remember being concerned but not afraid of going to jail, ...

‘Music is a moral law’

Dear friends and patrons of the Phil, Firstly, we sincerely hope that you are all well and in good spirits. It is about three months ago now that we postponed our Drawn to the Music and May concerts due to the coronavirus pandemic, and since that time, live music and performing arts ...

Vote for Gary Daniels

I want to encourage voters of State Senate District 11 to vote for Gary Daniels on Sept. 8, 2020, and November 3, 2020. State Senate District 11 includes the towns of Merrimack, Milford, Amherst and Wilton. Gary’s campaign website is: http://garydaniels.org/gd/. I have known Gary for many ...

Vote for Mindi Messmer

I am asking for your vote for Mindi Messmer for the New Hampshire Executive Council, District 3 in the September 8th primary election. Messmer is both a scientist and a member of the New Hampshire Science and Public Health Task Force, as well as a former representative in the NH House. Her ...

Dems stand against half of country

Mr. Raymond Guarino in his Aug. 2nd letter questioned my previously published letter on July 18. He’s right, as history was not my favorite subject. However, he ignored my assertion that the original U.S. political party of slavery was the Democrat Party. Yes, I mean Democrat Party vs. ...

Police reform

Republicans are running campaign ads trying to incite fears that if Democrats are elected, police departments will be shut down and 911 call centers will put callers on hold while burglars break into their homes. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, Democratic candidates, ...

Biden does not want to defund police

“No, I don’t support defunding the police,” Joe Biden said unequivocally when asked during a recent interview with CBS News. Still, the Trump campaign is working to make the opposite case here in New Hampshire. My message to voters is simple: don’t buy it. It’s an attempt to divert ...

School opening?

I disagree with the decision to keep the schools closed into the fall and I believe there are two main reasons why our local school district and others are doing this. The first is mainly political. With the election coming up, the politicians and unions are trying to advance their own agendas, ...

Open our schools, end mandates

Back in March when Gov. Chris Sununu declared a State of Emergency in New Hamsphire over COVID-19, the response by the Granite State was robust. People went above and beyond to prevent our hospitals from being overloaded and to “flatten the curve.” Five months later, what was predicted ...

Vote for Andru Volinsky

I’m sure you’ve noticed the recently soaring temperatures. This trend follows predictions of what to expect from climate change. If we disregard these warnings, rising temperatures won’t be our only concern. So why did so many NH legislators support Liberty Utility’s ill-conceived ...

Unsubsidized bus service

You recently ran a story on three bus services getting 7.5 million to restart their service. In the article the writer states that “The three private companies receive little subsidies unlike public systems and operate on revenue from passenger tickets, she said, noting Concord Coach receives ...

150,000 Americans dead!

Our president was quick to respond to controlling Black Lives Matter (BLM) protestors who are merely exercising their first amendment rights, but was not so quick to respond to controlling the pandemic that has so far killed more than150,000 Americans. When it came to the use of Federal ...

Schools needs same testing as pros

With all local school districts grappling with how to re-open schools safely, and bring students back into the classroom, the “elephant (not) in the room” is testing. Every school district needs to have the same testing capability and rapid turn-around of test results as the pro sports ...

PPE plans work

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Chris Sununu and his team have sharpened their skills in procuring PPE for New Hampshire and the rest of the United States. Just last week, Governor Sununu greeted a FedEx cargo plane carrying 400,000 gowns at Manchester-Boston Regional ...

NeighborWorks commitment

In the 1960s, community activist Dorothy Mae Richardson led a resident campaign for better housing in her Pittsburgh, PA neighborhood. Dorothy saw “...the solution was not to tear down the whole neighborhood ... the solution was to x the houses.” ese were the early days of what eventually ...

A governor who will listen

Did you know? Americans are six times more likely to be accidentally killed with a gun. Americans are seven times more likely to die by violence. Americans are ten times more likely to be killed by guns than people living in other developed countries. Did you know? More than two thirds of ...

Failure to respond

Most Americans are confused as the where we are going in this pandemic. With denial and false information coming from the current administration the real story has become clouded. I would like to try and paint a possible scenario. The ideal outcome is an effective vaccine. We are unsure if ...