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Opinion

President Biden cares

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People said that President Joe Biden would live his religion. He is doing that. Jesus said, “What you do to the least of your brethren is what you do to Me.” President Biden cares about people trying to escape poverty, violence, prostitution and murder. There is no easy solution to the ...

Raise the Wage Act

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The federal minimum wage has been stuck at the poverty wage of $7.25 per hour for 11 years. Unlike every other New England state, which has raised its minimum wage, our New Hampshire legislators have refused to honor the majority bi-partisan support for doing so. This cruel state ...

A Trump guy?

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I recently heard Gov. Chris Sununu will run for the U.S. Senate. That’s too bad. Gov. Sununu vetoed more than 60 bills, most of which were nonpartisan. Of particular concern is gerrymandering, whereby politicians choose their voters rather than voters choosing their representatives. The ...

Be part of N.H.’s civic spring

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Democracy is not a spectator sport and its time many more Granite Staters engage to get our democracy functioning better. All residents should binge watch Civics Slam! with David Alcox, brought to you by the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education (search Civics Slam at ...

Who rules?

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Who holds the reins of government? Are we the people well-read and self-determining to understand what our elected representatives of this democratic republic are doing? NO, most people do not even know the names of their “representatives” nor do they know what’s really going on, and ...

Remember when?

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Remember when Nashua was a small city of less than 40,000? Remember when your mom and my mom and your sisters and my sisters could walk down sidewalks on Main Street on Christmas Eve, and knew 80% of all the people they met, and ... do so after dark while feeling absolutely safe and happy in ...

Moving all these vaccines

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The steps our state government is taking are necessary for us to finally end this pandemic. We are so close, and our government must do what it can to bring us to the finish line. President Biden has encouraged states to ensure full vaccine eligibility beginning on May 1. Just a few more weeks ...

Are special interests running things?

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We’ve seen many similar bills that attempt to ‘urbanize’ rural towns in New Hampshire by favoring high-density construction over single-family homes. These bills should be sent to the trash bin. At HB 341’s hearing, two out-of-state lobbyists were allowed to testify in favor; one ...

Vote for Wendy Thomas

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To all Merrimack Democrats: You have another chance. There’s another chance to send Wendy Thomas back to Concord. Wendy is running in the April 13 special election for the open NH House seat, with a platform to fight for the environmental health of Merrimack, adequately fund public schools, ...

Elect planning boards

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HB 341 was recommended “Inexpedient to Legislate” (ITL) by a vote of 10-9. Write to the full House asking them to vote YES on ITL of HB 341: nhhouse@leg.state.nh.us We’ve seen many similar bills that attempt to ‘urbanize’ rural towns in NH by favoring high-density construction ...

Children’s mental health

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Children’s mental illness is just that, an illness, and like any other illness children can acquire, we need to make sure they have proper care. Prior to the pandemic, 12.6% of New Hampshire youth have a behavioral health and/or developmental disorder and more than half have needed some type ...

Oppose SB 130

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In the last week of February, overwhelmed with negative citizen reaction, the House Education Committee had to table HB 20, which would have taken taxpayer funds from public schools and given them to private or parochial school students. .Apparently hoping to circumvent negative public ...

Protect state park system

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New Hampshire HB 177 prohibits new landfills from being located within two miles of a state park. The damage that will be done if this bill does not pass is immeasurable. Passage of HB 177 would protect our state parks in ways no current regulation does. This has become an urgent issue. I ...

Of days gone by

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Recently, I had the honor of celebrating the birth of my first great-grandson. His name is Jackson. He lives in Nashua. He has a loving Mom and Dad, Grandmother and Grandad and of course this ole dude and his missus of almost 60 years. In order to assist our national leadership, I, as ex ...

Vote Wendy Thomas

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Merrimack voters, please join me at the election polls on April 13 to vote for Wendy Thomas for N.H. State Representative. I’ve known Wendy for 24 years. I’ve known Wendy as a friend, as the working mother of six who understands the value of a dollar, as a volunteer at the Merrimack ...

Individual liberty

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American society once placed a high value on Individual Liberty. Recently, however, there has been an attempt by those who control the free flow and exchange of information and ideas, the ideal should be pushed aside, or laid to rest, for it is outdated. One of the oldest political traditions ...

Pollution bill will help Merrimack

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HB-478 is being heard this Friday in the legislative Judiciary committee. This is an important bill that enforces adequate and fair restitution from an industrial polluter toward Merrimack Town residents, who have been adversely affected. HB-478 holds one industrial polluter accountable for ...

HB544 bad for business

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The proposed bill HB544 is poorly conceived, poorly written and clearly violates the first amendment to the constitution. One could expect to see legislation like this in some authoritarian country, but not in the U.S.. This proposed bill is an almost verbatim copy of the Executive Order ...

To citizens of Milford

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Regional approaches leverage resources. This strategy contributes to our “NH Advantage.” For that reason, I oppose the myopic organizational approach taken by our Board of Selectmen (BOS) in its proposed communications solution. Last week, I outlined my assessment of the process ...