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Nov. 3 can’t come soon enough

The November 3 general election can’t come soon enough for us to rescue our country and our state. At the national level, the general ineptitude of the current president is appalling. Loss of more than 100 thousand lives, with more to follow, unfortunately, due to the administration’s ...

Support Chris Connelly for sheriff

Chris Connelly is the right person to serve as the next Hillsborough County Sheriff. As a career law enforcement officer, Chris will not need on the job training. He is loyal, hard working, trustworthy and well respected. We are proud to endorse Chris Connelly for Hillsborough County Sheriff. ...

Understanding racism’s roots

I’ve just written to the few people I know reading or having copies (that I gave them) of Maine author Carolyn Chute’s just-out novel, The Recipe for Revolution (Grove Press). The paper jacket has this Kirkus Review recommendation: “Essential Reading.” I agree. It’s a big book, 732 ...

PBS must be fair to conservatives

The Public Broadcast System is supposed to be just that, public. Half of us in America are Conservatives, but most PBS broadcasts give only the progressive’s viewpoints. Media broadcasts are often editorial opinions disguised as news-- as they decline to discuss many of the pertinent facts ...

Omnibus bill for heroes, not Holocaust

An Omnibus bill SB 727 (HB 1135) is rightfully called the Heroes Bill. It honors Mark DeCoteau who died in Afghanistan and police officer Steve Arkell who died trying to moderate a domestic dispute. The Senate bill is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16, after which it will return to the House as HB ...

N.H. needs paid leave

New Hampshire families need paid family and medical leave. When working people in New Hampshire need to take time off because of a serious medical issue or to take care of a child, spouse, or parent’s serious medical issue, this is more often than not experienced as lost income and even lost ...

Absentee voting

I am grateful for the hard work and dedication of the Select Committee on 2020 Emergency Election Support. The Committee’s Final Report is the product of many hours of listening to the concerns of Granite Staters, including election officials. Secretary Gardner’s cover memo publishing the ...

What is it really?

Hillwood is proposing a “Logistics Center” for south Hudson. Sounds nice, but what is it really? It is 3 massive buildings with 2.7 million square feet of space operating 24/7. Picture three Pheasant Lane Malls placed close together! There would be approximately 350 truck loading docks, 800 ...

Hey police, we can do better!

I like everyone else in the country watched in utter disbelief of the abhorrent killing of George Floyd at the hands of then Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin that fateful day in May. George Floyd’s unnecessary death went against everything that I, and all the police officers I know ...

Voting system upgrade

Our right to vote is facing an unprecedented threat in the form of a respiratory pandemic that is making polls a potentially deadly health risk to workers – many of whom are among the highest risk populations – and voters alike. Our present situation necessitates an upgrade to our voting ...

Thank you, school district staff

We have all been affected by COVID-19. I don’t need to tell you that. My son was a senior this year. He missed out on all the enjoyable parts of senior year. Most of us remember prom, senior skip day, senior trip, senior bbq, and of course graduation. We remember those last few months of ...

Volinsky proposes concrete policies

In May, state police forcefully detained Jean Ronald Saint Preux, a black man from Albany, after smashing his vehicle window for an alleged inspection sticker violation. An NHPR study found that black Granite Staters are 5x more likely to be in jail than those who are white. As a New Hampshire ...

We will be heard

All lives matter is the scapegoat statement used to acknowledge that black lives matter, also. BLM is a nonviolent movement to be heard. To demand change. To obliterate lack of inclusivity and false information. We are viewed as Animals, Thugs and something to be feared. Throughout decades of ...

Paid family and medical leave needed

When I was 15, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. I missed a month of school after my first treatment, and my mother took unpaid time off from work at a childcare center. A few months after my initial surgery, my cancer progressed. I went through 5 weeks of radiation in the summer ...

Sununu appointments

Gov. Chris Sununu’s recent nomination of Ryan Terrell to the State Board of Education is another example of his penchant for nominating unqualified people to important positions. Mr. Terrell sounds like an amazing person, but by his own honest admission he doesn’t know much about education ...

Black Lives Matter?

Right now, the New Hampshire Legislature is considering legislation (Kahn amendment) to add the study of bigotry and hate to N.H.’s standards for an “adequate education.” It would seem like a timely effort but, curiously, it’s been proceeding quietly, tucked into bills of unrelated ...

Thank you, Congresswoman Kuster

We would like to extend our gratitude to Congresswoman Kuster for joining Congressman Pappas as a cosponsor of Rep. Smith’s No First Use of Nuclear Weapons bill (H.R. 921), and praise her for hearing NH residents in her district, the NH House which passed HCR 7 urging the President and ...

The wall between church, state

The debate over and balance between church and state has reentered the public conscience of the nation at a rate rivaled only by COVID-19 itself. From Supreme Court petitions by churches in California to outright defiance by those in Minnesota, the “wall between church and state” appears to ...

Appreciation and kindness

Covid-19 appeared suddenly and without warning. There was no time to prepare. The government shut businesses down and put a stay at-home-order in effect, except for essential workers. McNulty & Foley Express & Caterers Inc. has been catering weddings, bereavements, graduations, ...

Join hands as mothers

These are very difficult times for anyone but most especially those raising children. How do we explain what is happening in and to our society, and how do we determine and explain who is to blame? I feel tremendous sadness and compassion for those parents who have lost a child due to the ...