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Ayotte needs to step down from the GOP

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As volunteers sacrificing our time away from our home, families and rest from work, we contribute hundreds of hours each toward our presidential nominee. So what does it say about the character of our senator when she directly implies New Hampshire volunteers are wrong? I became disillusioned ...

Votes for Ayotte, Sununu are taxpayers’ best choice

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Granite State Taxpayers is one of the oldest taxpayer organizations in the state, working every day to enlighten and educate the New Hampshire taxpayers as to the effect that low spending, which equates to low taxes, will have on their day-to-day lives. One of the ways we do this is to rate ...

Food trucks and zombies

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Last weekend was a big one for our downtown. Many of you might be familiar with the annual ArtWalk Weekend that has now taken place each fall in our downtown for the past 12 years, and last weekend's 2016 installment of this event was just as fun as ever. But it wasn't just the ArtWalk ...

Looking back at the week in news

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Hub of Greater Nashua and its ongoing traffic dilemma There are Hudson town officials who want to conduct a traffic study because of congestion related to Lowell Road. Town Planner John Cashell originally proposed using $100,000 of $1.5 million in available Cost Allocation Procedure ...

A bailout Granite Staters cannot afford this election

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New Hampshire taxpayers, beware. The federal government is quietly implementing a massive taxpayer-funded bailout for special interests. Not only that, this bailout will allow the Affordable Care Act to continue wreaking havoc in your state for years to come. So which special interests are ...

More than just a sign of the times

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If it is election time in New Hampshire, there's at least one unfortunate guarantee: too many campaign signs will get destroyed faster than old Halloween pumpkins on Nov. 1. This is a problem that comes every election cycle, and it is a bipartisan issue. Patricia Klee, of Ward 3, seeking one ...

Please respect your neighbor’s signs

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One of the oldest, tried and true, forms of political support is still the political yard sign --from our friends and neighbors running for local offices to state candidates to the highest profile political party nominees running for president. We see the signs in yards and throughout our ...

Dan Weeks has earned our support

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I support Dan Weeks for District 5 executive councilor. This convoluted district stretches from Nashua west to Jaffrey, and winds northwest from Litchfield to Dunbarton and Hillsborough. Dan is young - only 33 - and he and his wife have twins, born this past May. New Hampshire government ...

Republicans: Time to reform or disappear

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I am a longtime Republican supporter and I have tried desperately to find reasons to support Donald Trump, but have been unable to get there. His latest sexual assault fantasy admission was the last straw. Paul Ryan and Kelly Ayotte have given me a solution, one that many of us have been ...

This was Trump’s real secret plan all along

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Pity poor "Saint Donald," assaulted on all sides by a vicious international "conspiracy" of "false smears" to malign his good name. Thankfully, with the grace of the Messiah, he will "take all of these slings and arrows, ...

Ayotte is no typical GOP candidate

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It is not easy to step away from your entire party on an issue like their presidential candidate. Kelly Ayotte's decision to tell Donald Trump that enough is enough, and that he has lost her support, is telling of the true independent leader that she is. While Gov. Maggie Hassan is just ...

NH can’t afford to backtrack

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As I talk to voters around my district this fall, I ask them how their family is doing. I'm getting a consistent answer: "Things are OK, we're doing fine." The numbers bear out their sense of confidence. Incomes in New Hampshire are up, unemployment is among the lowest in ...

‘Rigged’ claims only harm nation

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Even the most loyal Donald Trump voters will admit their candidate has a well-documented case of foot-in-mouth disease, which has done nothing but embolden their support for the brash New York billionaire. His recent bombastic language, however, about Hillary Clinton and the media rigging the ...

Mars plan a bold goal for Obama

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President Obama on Tuesday renewed the bold goal, first set by him in 2010, to send a manned spacecraft to Mars by the 2030s - "with the ultimate ambition to one day remain there for an extended time." The history-altering trip, if it happens, will be the result of an ...

Preparing for a long opioid battle

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Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan last week issued an executive order to establish a Drug Overdose Fatality Review Committee that, according to her office, would examine in-state data and trends related to overdose deaths. In studying these patterns, the goal is to properly allocate resources so ...

October marks National Energy Awareness Month

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Government has long been criticized for being wasteful; however, federal, state and local governments recently set goals to reduce energy use and are making progress toward such goals. Recently, the Obama administration declared October as National Energy Awareness Month, a national effort to ...