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Remote access needs to continue – for our mental health

One of the few undeniably positive developments that came about during the last 18 months of COVID was the use of Zoom and other virtual platforms to keep NH citizens, health care providers and advocates abreast of what is happening in Concord. Live access to legislative hearings and floor ...

Is it time for Commissioner Shibinette to answer some questions?

As a political appointee, N.H. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Lori Shibinette has been leading the state’s COVID-19 response by attempting to make herself appear credible while deOlecting all criticism, and it’s time to start asking questions. We’ve all heard ...

‘We will keep coming back’ until coal burning ends, activists say

BOW – Aiming to reclaim the coal-fired power plant in Bow for life-affirming purposes, a group of activists used pickaxes, shovels, and rakes to plant a garden in the middle of one of the plant’s access roads on Sunday afternoon. After a few dozen state police in full riot gear showed up, ...

Tribalism and mob rule come to New Hampshire

Anyone who follows politics in New Hampshire had to be disturbed by what happened at the Executive Council meeting last week at Saint Anselm College. To have the workings of government halted by a small group of aggressive and vocal mobsters is new for New Hampshire and a sad day for state ...

Good communication really is imperative

Let’s keep in touch is more to me than a common saying among friends and colleagues. The Nashua School District wants to improve how we keep in touch with our families and our school community members at not only at regular intervals but also at moments when you want to share a concern or ...