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Fiscal Agency: Doing great ‘nonprofit’ work, without being a nonprofit

Sometimes I use this space to talk about important community topics, like last month where we discussed “period poverty.” And other months I might discuss ways to get involved, like with the United Way Investment (Grantmaking) process. But other times, I like to use this space to peek ...

Too much might be too much

Just like a bad dentist, I struck a nerve. In my last column, several of you shared stories of trying to return items to sellers for a variety of reasons. Some were courier problems. In other cases, Internet retailers ship extra stuff or duplicates and tell buyers to keep the added merch and ...

New Hampshire Food Bank fights hunger from all angles

Imagine having to choose between paying rent, paying for utilities, buying medication for your family – and buying food. For many, those choices are unimaginable, but for thousands of New Hampshire residents, it’s a reality they face every day. At the New Hampshire Food Bank, we face that ...

Manufacturing American competitiveness

Supply chain issues and rising costs have caused significant challenges for manufacturers like our company, Continental Biomass Industries. That’s why we were honored to recently welcome Sen. Maggie Hassan to our headquarters in Newton. Senator Hassan toured our facility to learn more about ...

COMMENTARY: Summertime and the races are heating up in NH

The middle of the summer is a time for vacations, relaxation and forgetting the work world you inhabit for most of the year. But it is also the height of campaign season in New Hampshire because of its traditional September primary. So while other states and their citizens may leave ...

Aide Cassidy Hutchinson: A study in courage

From our high school history classes we all remember learning about Teddy Roosevelt, a larger than life character who was our nation’s 26th president. When characterizing America’s foreign policy, he coined the phrase “Walk softly, but carry a big stick.” A century later, in my mind, ...