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Keep Ayotte as New Hampshire’s senator

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We are about to embark on perhaps one of our most important votes we have ever undertaken. This November election will impact our nation as well as our great state. Let me be to the point: We have a great, strong, and independent U.S. senator who represents us in Washington, D.C. Now, we may ...

Voting independently in Litchfield on Nov. 8

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You don't have to be a registered independent to be an "independent thinker" in the general election. I have lived my entire life, save for a brief period, here in Litchfield. I was raised by my grandmother Bertha Griffin Crowell, who set a fine example for me regarding ...

NH needs Hassan in Senate

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I've known Gov. Maggie Hassan for almost 20 years and have watched her rise to every challenge she's taken on. In 1999, when I was governor, I appointed a citizens panel to help ensure equal educational opportunities in the state. I knew Maggie would be perfect for the job. As a mother of a ...

The very health of US democracy

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Signs of the polarization that has gripped our nation are all around us, including on today's page with one commentary on the dangers and hypocrisy over WikiLeaks and another, if one study is to be believed, on the very health of democracy. It's about more than Donald Trump versus Hillary ...

Clinton is preferred choice of former NH diplomats

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With just days before the Nov. 8 election, when it comes to our nation's security, Hillary Clinton is the undisputed choice of senior-level former diplomats living and working in the battleground state of New Hampshire. It is a no-brainer to endorse the presidential candidacy of former ...

The overlooked constant

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Wouldn't it be great to live in nation where candidates and the media alike discuss and revisit Social Security again, and again, and again ... with the same consistency with which it is deducted from our pay during our working years and with the very same certainty with which it is received ...

Nashua’s Kopka was a trailblazer

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Nashua lost one of its great trailblazers last week with the passing of Angeline "Angie" Kopka, a 100-year-old spitfire who shattered glass ceilings in New Hampshire's real estate industry and showed a passion for civics and state government only seen in patriotic films from ...

Amherst’s best picks for the NH Legislature

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We encourage our fellow Amherst citizens to support Shannon Chandley, Julie Radhakrishnan and Len Gerzon for the state representative seats from Amherst. All three understand the need to work on nonpartisan approaches to solving New Hampshire's issues. All three have very impressive records ...

Condemning voter intimidation, fraud

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"I stole it, it's mine!" Who among us would accept that statement from a thief that stole your property? Would you accept that same statement when it comes to our elections? The Project Veritas tapes (you can see them on YouTube) have provided irrefutable proof that the ...

Get out and vote from the bottom to the top

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I've been knocking doors in Ward 6 as a candidate for state representative. Contacting all my possible constituents, Republicans included. I'm a proud Democrat. I was on Sen. Bernie Sanders' New Hampshire State Steering Committee and was elected as a pledged Sanders delegate to the ...

Putting Ward 7 first from the Statehouse

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It is less than a week before the general election. There are many decisions to be made. There is still time to look at the down-ballot races and get to know your candidates. In the spirit of all politics being local, I would like to introduce myself to the voters in Ward 7. My name is ...

Tough to mask the early results

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The 2016 presidential election has been so dirty, unscripted and outright frightening, there are more parallels with Halloween than in previous years. And if Spirit Halloween is any indicator, Donald J. Trump will win next week's election. The largest Halloween-specific retailer in the world ...

Clinton is choice for climate

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Americans face a momentous choice as Election Day draws near. Climate change is one of the many issues at stake, and the difference between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - by temperament, experience, character and vision - could not be more stark. Hillary Clinton is committed to building ...

Big media merger offers mixed bag

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In the latest blockbuster media merger, AT&T announced recently that it will pay $85.4 billion to buy Time Warner (the media company that owns Warner Bros. Studios, CNN and HBO, not the cable company recently purchased by Charter Communications). The deal doesn't pose the kind of clear ...

Kelly Ayotte is for Nashua

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As we approach Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8, it is critically important that we look at who will best represent the people of New Hampshire, and especially the citizens of Nashua, when they take a seat in Washington. For the U.S. Senate race, Kelly Ayotte is a lifelong resident of Nashua, ...

Chris Sununu is NH’s best option

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Following the Sept. 13 primary in which Chris Sununu received a slim plurality of the Republican vote, we asked if he could rise to the challenge of uniting his party and winning the general election. In watching his performance on the campaign trail leading up to Nov. 8, that answer is a ...

Sorry, folks: It won’t be over on Nov. 9

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It's a kick that Trump's recent problems stem from his lack of humility. It's like a Greek tragedy but without "class." It is well that The Telegraph's recent editorial points out the unpatriotic nature of Trump' slandering of the American voting system and his turning on ...

Finding justice for slain Nashua man

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With the sentencing of Stephan Peno for his involvement in the murder of Benjamin Marcum III, the Marcum family would like to thank the numerous men and women of the Nashua Police Department for their relentless efforts on the night of March 12, 2015, and the following months. Not only did ...

Maggie Hassan is pragmatic leader we need in Senate

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As someone who has worked closely with Gov. Maggie Hassan, I am proud to support her bid for the U.S. Senate. I urge my fellow New Hampshire residents to support her candidacy as well. Maggie's positive vision for the Granite State and willingness to reach across the aisle to get things done ...

Governor ignores the state’s neediest citizens

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As the presidential election draws our attention, it is easy to lose track of critical state issues, such as implementation of the fiscal 2016-17 budget, first vetoed by Gov. Maggie Hassan. She called it "dishonest" and "fiscally irresponsible" before ...