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Be kind, courteous to others

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As schools, businesses, libraries and nonprofits call off events because of the coronavirus – and general concerns increase – local residents have shifted their attention to stocking up on essential supplies. This, of course, is smart and – in essence – human nature. That said, though, ...

The real objective

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Unless he makes a miraculous recovery, it appears that Bernie Sanders will shortly yield to Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination for president. The real question is: What do his followers want? Will they continue their honest and passionate quest for a “revolution,” martyring themselves ...

Thank you, DOT

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On behalf of the Nashua Beautification Advisory Committee, I would like to whole-heartedly thank New Hampshire DOT Administrator John Corcoran and his staff for working with us to clear the unsightly, felled trees on Henri Burque Highway near the intersection of Concord Street that had long ...

A climate change solution

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It was 69 degrees outside today at my school in Manchester, and I have a nordic ski race scheduled for tomorrow. “March” doesn’t generally bring to mind T-shirts, birds, and hot pavement; but now, and in the near future, it will. This is only one of the many effects of human caused ...

‘Dumb’ and ‘Disastrous?’

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“Dumb” and “Disastrous?” According to Gov. Chris Sununu that’s what raising the state minimum wage would be! (New Hampshire Labor News, Jan. 31, 2020) Really? Gov. Sununu is wrong. Studies from the Economic Policy Institute found that a raise to $12 an hour would positively affect ...

Climate change needs addressed

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Politics has always been a fight for power either by people or political parties. This fight branches into all issues and climate change is no different. From the outright denial, ignoring of dangerous environment disasters, and lack of green energy projects, climate change has gotten stuck in ...

World would be a better place if we were more like Granny D

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Twenty years ago, a little old woman from Dublin, New Hampshire mounted the steps of the U.S. Capitol and entered the annals of American history. Doris “Granny D” Haddock (1910-2010) held no elective office. She had no million dollar fortune in the bank. She was not vested with special ...

This, too, shall pass

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If the booming stock market during the past couple of years has prompted you to consider whether your 401K will permit early retirement, forget it. Stocks, and thus pension funds on which many Americans rely, have taken a beating during the past month. How bad is it? During the month that ...

School closings may be prudent

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By Thursday, 1,561 schools throughout the United States had been closed because of concern that keeping them open might help COVID-19 — the coronavirus — spread. Both at the local level in our area and among state officials, the COVID-19 situation is being watched warily. It may prove ...

Are drug companies lying too?

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Big tobacco lied for many years about the adverse health effects associated with its product. We know that. It has been proven in court through billions of dollars in settlements by some companies. The same goes for some in the drug industry, who knew even as they were reaping windfall ...

Stop the panic and calm down

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After a trip to the grocery or department store, it becomes abundantly clear that many are in panic mode over the coronavirus. The shelves are not only devoid of hand sanitizer, but medical mask and toilet paper supplies have been decimated. Just scrolling down one’s timeline on social ...

Support cancer research together

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Riding a bicycle along the New Hampshire seacoast is an exhilarating experience. You can hear the waves crashing on the rocks, smell the fresh ocean air and the scenery is a visual feast! Now, imagine enjoying that wonderful bike ride and supporting a good cause. The American Lung ...

Get out and vote today

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Today, citizens in towns throughout Greater Nashua and the Souhegan Valley will head to the polls to cast their votes on a variety of issues, including who will lead their respective towns and school boards, and what warrant articles they support. There are several key articles throughout our ...

Uncertainty in life is a certainty

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As we experience this most recent dip in the market due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID19 virus, I wonder why people are so surprised. By both. The pandemic and the market. First, the pandemic. We’ve been warned for years that some type of virus would likely be the biggest threat ...

2015: The coldest February in recent years

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The polar ice cap of snow piles in the parking lot at Shaw’s on Main Street continue shrinking as March comes in like a neutered lion. February left us with memories of a rare Bradyless Super Bowl and a 62-degree day on the 24th. While you were squeezing out the remaining blobs of last ...

Crazy times as lawmakers face deadlines and more deadlines

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CONCORD – The sap is running, clocks are moving forward an hour, the days are longer: It must be Crossover for the Legislature. Crossover is the deadline for the House to finish work on its bills and the Senate to finish work on its bills. So, the Senate has all the bills the House passed ...

February 2020: Mild with less-than-average snowfall

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Winter 2020 continued to be kind to southern New Hampshire. After the record breaking snowstorm to start winter, we’ve seen snowfall only intermittently and, since Christmas, temperatures have been milder than normal. The polar vortex has been reluctant to make southward cycles this year ...

Sununu made the right move

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There has been much debate and talk about health care during this presidential campaign season. It is safe to say that health care is one of the biggest – if not THE biggest – issues on the minds of voters this year. That said, by the time Jan. 20, 2021, rolls around, it still will take ...

Coronavirus: Don’t be alarmed

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The coronavirus – COVID-19 – outbreak is an evolving situation and there is much that scientists and doctors still need to learn about this new virus. But we also know it can be hard to sort through all the information – and misinformation – so we wanted to share a few of the top things ...

A Factory Street Retrospective

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While driving down Factory street recently, my mind went into “way back” mode thinking about what it once looked like in days past. The aptly named street was the home, of course, for many of Nashua’s factories, including Great American/Nashua Plastics, now Clocktower Place, Sprague ...