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Career training grads back at NCC

As a champion of continuing education, Nashua Community College strives to meet students where they are at and then provide the next logical step. To that end, NCC is facilitating new pathway between the Microelectronics Boot Camp and the Electronic Engineering Technology associate degree ...

Don’t throw cold water on hot economy

In the South you often hear the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It’s too bad that idiom hasn’t become more popular in New Hampshire, because our state legislature seems intent on breaking our vibrant, robust economy and instead throwing the car that’s going 100 miles ...

Gov. Chris Sununu, support making work pay in New Hampshire

In a market economy, there is an easy way to determine how high a value we put on something - Look at the price tag. No one thinks this paints the total picture, but it does provide a useful basis for comparison. Using this metric to examine New Hampshire’s economy makes one thing perfectly ...

Talk vs. action: Who is in charge of our schools?

From time to time over the past year, there have been news articles about the renovation needs at Elm Street Middle School, and the possibility of deciding to build an entirely new school rather than renovate. This conversation actually began at a meeting two years ago when the early estimates ...

I’m game

Ok, I admit it. I like game shows. I enjoy the usual classics like Jeopardy (especially the episodes for kids where I can provide the correct questions to the answers), Wheel of Fortune and Family Feud. My favorite is probably a lesser known contest called Cash Cab. Although Wheel of Fortune ...

Science behind meditation

To quote a leader in meditation, Sharon Salzberg. “Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.” For July’s Science Cafe we will delve deeper into Meditation. What does the science behind mediation tell us how it contributes to our mental and physical well-being? Can ...

June 2019: A bit milder than normal, on the wet side

The first official month of summer brought slightly warmer than normal temperatures along with a surplus of rain to keep lawns and gardens green. June began with a couple of heavy rain events totaling nearly 3 inches before the first 6 days of the month were complete. That total would ...

Some hope for health care

New Hampshire has the nation’s second-oldest population, its lowest unemployment rate, and New England’s worst Medicaid reimbursement. All of these factors have created a perfect storm for those providing Medicaid care as they struggle to recruit, and retain, caregivers. A united front ...

Motorcyclists from across New England gearing up for Ride for the Fallen 7

Sitting motionless and fairly numb on that Saturday afternoon I’ll never forget, I stared alternately at my TV and computer screens and watched my worst nightmare come true. How many times, I couldn’t help wondering as my mind wandered between the unimaginable and reality, had I been ...

Of mice and mental health

Building our state’s budget can feel a bit like Hasbro’s Mouse Trap. Somewhere in there the green plastic boot that is “spending targets” sets a roll on an efficiency budget. Then come multiple recommendations, hearings, and conference committees, all sliding, leveraging, leaping to ...

Learn Everywhere is latest step in redesigning New Hampshire education

The State Board of Education recently approved rules implementing the Learn Everywhere program proposed by Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut and created by the Legislature last year. These rules are scheduled for a vote on final approval by the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative ...

‘Nature, red in tooth and claw?’ The sharing of gifts from Anubis

Anubis, the cat who allows us to share space with him, is a mighty hunter. And climber. The combination of these two traits leads to some interesting encounters in the early hours of the morning. Let me explain. Anubis is many things, but above all, he is a creature of the night. We ...

A Democrat’s opinion: This is what really unites us

We are not a hive mind. We are not a collective of one that moves in the same path, even if that path is deemed the “Greater Good.” As a party, we celebrate diversity, open-mindedness and new ideas. One common thread that weaves itself in the fabric of rhe Democratic Party is that, as a ...

Help wanted

Several months ago, my wife found herself amongst the ranks of those searching for employment. We both found out quickly that searching for a job is indeed itself a full-time job. Updating and submitting resumes, cover letters, meeting with recruiters, searching the web, joining all the major ...

I love living in Nashua, but … Ward 8 has some unusual traits

I’m loving living in Nashua, but. ... Who knew that Ward 8 was actually a tropical rainforest? Having moved here in March, no one warned us of the deafening nightly frog concert to which we would be treated. Treated might be too kind. They begin warming up before sunset and wrap things up ...

May 2019, Cloudy, cool, less than normal rainfall

May was filled with clouds, chilly temperatures, lots of days with rain, but with a less than normal rainfall total. May isn’t exactly known for generous sun and warmth but the 2019 edition tested the resolve of those looking for an explosion of spring weather. Mother Nature threw rapid ...

Ending hunger in school

Over the past year, one of our Fiscal Agency partner programs called “Meals Matter” has worked diligently and creatively to put an end to food insecurity in the Nashua Schools. While many kids can afford to bring or buy lunch in school, and others qualify for “free and reduced lunch” ...

Maintaining the integrity of our elections is core to our democracy

As the first-in-the-nation primary state, with the eyes of the country upon us, ensuring that New Hampshire’s elections are fair and secure could not be more important. As chair of the Senate Election Law Committee, I am committed to proposing and advancing common-sense, practical legislation ...

USMCA would boost jobs, economy in New Hampshire

Free trade is critical to the success of the economy of New Hampshire and to the economy of our country. Many businesses across our state, especially manufacturers, or their customers, rely on exports to and imports from other countries to keep production robust and business booming. That’s ...