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When politicians talk about “the science,” they often limit discussion to their science. A long as we understand that, we can defend ourselves by checking more reliable sources. But what happens when the politicians start tinkering with primary sources – with reports from government ...

Inspiration for the new year

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“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr. “There are only two ways to live your life. One ...

The State v. the Commonwealth

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Our family moved from Massachusetts to New Hampshire in 2014. My wife and I included the income tax savings (as remote employees for Massachusetts based companies) in our affordability calculations and settled in a beautiful community within the Boston MSA. We were far from the first ones to ...

Tremendous value

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It has been an honor to serve on the Hillsborough UNH Cooperative Extension Advisory Committee. During our term we have been able to see firsthand the value that Extension gives to our community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the services they offer include: • A ...

2020 winds down in our community and at the United Way

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Hello, good friends. First and foremost, I would like to wish each of you a wonderful holiday season. As we near the end of 2020, I think it makes sense to reflect for a moment on the year which we are soon to put in our rear-view mirror. I think it is fair to say that this has been a different ...

The meaning of Christmas

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The following is from the Gospel According to Luke 2:1-20: And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one ...

Santa always comes through, and he always will

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And finally it’s Christmas. A time for remembrance of happy Christmas past; for enjoying happy Christmas present; for anticipation of happy Christmas future. Many years ago, Francis Church of the New York Sun wrote a famous editorial in reply to a letter from an 8-year-old girl, Virginia ...

This Christmas will be a Christmas like no other

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This time of year, we often see musings written about what Christmas means to different people, with a popular approach being that of a list of those thoughts spelling out the word Christmas. I am reminded of the popular Christmas tune that begins; “C is for the Christ child, born upon this ...

Rational or disastrous?

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During his successful election campaign, President-elect Joe Biden insisted he did not favor a “green new deal” approach to energy. Now, however, it appears he may be poised to deliver a one-two punch in that very direction. First, Biden said he will name former secretary of state John ...

A case against ‘cases’

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The headlines scream: ‘More positive COVID cases!’, thus increasing fear, driving new lockdowns, and deepening depression. Case counts come from the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test. Are these counts accurate? The PCR test can only find tiniest virus bits. It multiplies these up to ...

Scouting for Food

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As we approach Thanksgiving, nearly 3,000 scouts across New Hampshire recently participated in the Daniel Webster Council’s 33rd annual “Scouting for Food” event. In this very difficult year when the COVID pandemic has created unique challenges for all of us, it is more important than ...

Elections were fair and free

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On Nov. 3, I was honored to be one of more than a hundred volunteers working at my town’s polling place. I was registering voters – those new to voting, and those new to the town. I served citizens who were Republican, Independent, Libertarian, Democrat and Undeclared. All approached the ...

Sununu disappoints on COVID

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On Friday the 13th we learned that yesterday NH had a record 323 new COVID-19 cases. Surely we will see new records every day. Yesterday saw 4 new hospitalizations, 3 deaths and a record 2,538 active cases. No mask mandate from the Governor. And now reduced contact tracing! Governor Sununu ...

Hanging in the balance

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Despite the over-100,000 Americans who have died so far from COVID-19, along with over 1.5 million citizens on the planet, and with numbers rising daily as winter begins to set in here, there is a sizable amount of people who will be against joining 2021’s hopeful panacea against the slow, ...

Open skies, no more

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While we have been enthralled by the distraction referred to as the election, the Trump Administration has been busy increasing the threat to our national security. As the Secretary of State, has been pulling us out of the Open Skies Treaty, the Pentagon puppets installed after the election are ...

We need Chandley’s voice

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Anyone who knows Shannon Chandley, who has represented NH Senate District 11 in the NH Legislature for the past two years, knows that her character is beyond reproach. She is also an incredibly hard worker for all her causes. She demonstrates civility and works towards bipartisanship. Beyond ...

A small-business advocate

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As an Amherst resident who owns a small business in Nashua, I feel compelled to respond to the dishonest partisan attacks on State Senator Shannon Chandley’s record regarding small businesses. Senator Chandley has been a fierce advocate for the small business community and to say anything ...

Keep Donald Trump

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I lived in New Hampshire for the first 23 years of my life, born in Woodsville, 12 years of school in Gorham, and 4 years of college in Durham. I lived in Lisbon, Bath, Dover, Portsmouth, Nottingham, Orford and other towns as young fellows tended to do. My family came from Benton, Landaff, ...

Go to your town clerk’s office

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Nov. 3 is close at hand and you can vote without going to the polls if you are concerned about COVID. Go to your town clerk’s office (check in advance for their hours), fill out an absentee ballot application form, hand it in, and ask for your election ballot. Take it somewhere private. Fill ...

Vote for Dan Feltes

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At this summer’s GOP Convention, the party “RESOLVED, That the 2020 Republican National Convention will adjourn without adopting a new platform. . . .” This led distinguished former Republican George Will to observe in the Oct. 8 Washington Post that “Republicans said: Trump is all ...