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Cabinet Editorials

Can Edelblut’s past help explain his destructive public education policies?

We recently summarized the many ways Commissioner Edelblut has undermined our public education system and last week he was handed 1,000 letters from citizens calling for his resignation. His policies have been extreme and the public deserve to know more about what has motivated Edelblut’s ...

Rosie’s Pantry: United Way and Girls Inc. take aim at ‘period poverty’

A few months ago, I wrote an article in this space about the subject of “period poverty” and our desire at United Way to take aim at this problem locally. Today I will give you an exciting update! But for starters, let us do a quick refresher on what “period poverty” is, why it is ...

COVID in Black and White: A Juneteenth reflection

“When White folks catch a cold, Black folks get pneumonia.” We’ve known this old adage for years but never before did it strike so close to home as it did last month when COVID finally caught up with our interracial family. First, a little background. Since the global pandemic began in ...

Time for a savings safari

We’re mad as hell, paying five stinking bucks-a-gallon for regular gas. And that’s just the tip of the “heist-berg.” As in, we are being robbed every time we reach for our wallets. As a result, the term “extreme couponing” has returned to daily conversation. According to a new ...

Mental illness: No longer ‘alien to our affections’

At the invitation of Monadnock Family Services, writer David Blistein, Co-Director Erik Ewers, and Producer Julie Coffman showed a 30 minute preview of the four hour film they call “Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness” in Keene a few days ago. Interesting as the filmmakers were to ...

Lakes Region residents reflect on impact of 2002 Supreme Court ruling

While Jehovah’s Witnesses have chosen to temporarily suspend their door-to-door ministry due to the pandemic, their activity was almost permanently banned by one U.S. village in the late 1990s – that is until the United States Supreme Court stepped in with a historic 8-1 decision on June ...