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Sleeping in a box will not end poverty in Greater Nashua

I just participated in United We Sleep to End Hunger and Homelessness, an effort of the United Way of Nashua to raise awareness of hunger and homeless in our community. In Nashua, as in many other cities throughout our nation, food and shelter have become expensive commodities, and a growing ...

Lasting Legacy: The Sarah Josepha Hale Award to Nathaniel Philbrick

“Next to genius is the power of feeling where true genius lies.” – Sarah Josepha Hale Hale would no doubt agree that much of genius lies in books – the legacy of the wisdom of others left behind. Hail to libraries, bookstores, teachers, books. Hail to Sarah Josepha Hale, national ...

‘Silver Tsunami’ is coming

This year marks a milestone for the Nashua Senior Activity Center, its 40th anniversary. Since its creation, the Center has been the only place in Nashua solely dedicated to seniors. While the mission of the Center has never changed, its programming has been ever-changing, continuing to meet ...

Why strong unions are important to the Granite State

Unions, it would seem, have become a dirty word. That makes me sad. I was a member of the Service Employees International Union back in the 1970s and later a member of the NEA. I know many unions have been, and still are, associated with corruption and organized crime. As a teen, I remember ...

Kavanaugh’s foes ‘hit bottom, still digging’

To put it kindly, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee may be auditioning for future employment, most likely with Barnum and Bailey. For once, the public hearing on the freshly minted accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was scheduled, it was clear at once that we are ...

We need to change the conversation on mental health

Mental health challenges are more common and more treatable than many of us imagine. The fact that we don’t often talk about them – or about the people we know or love who experience them – does not mean that mental illness doesn’t exist. In fact, one in five adults will experience a ...