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Cabinet Letters

Sununu and Gardner must act now

Voting is a cornerstone of our democracy. Elections must be fair and available to all eligible voters in a way that does not compromise their health or security. The state of New Hampshire has the responsibility to provide for these fair, secure and safe elections. COVID-19 has arrived and ...

A shout-out to my colleagues

On April 17, it was reported in the media that 19 residents and 17 staff members at the Easter Seals Gammon Academy in Manchester tested positive for COVID-19. I have worked with the children and teens at Easter Seals as a massage therapist for the past 13 years. Because of the hands-on work ...

Trump doing a great job

President Donald Trump is doing a good job, considering all the problems he carries on his shoulders! In defense of his (not) being aware of the rapid spread of the coronovirus in its infancy, let’s not forget that he was embroiled in impeachment proceedings, from Jan. 16 to Feb. 5. This ...

Just wondering?

Why is it that my friend, 89 years old, stays at a local hospital and is charged more than $1,100 per day when I can stay at a local motel for $75 per day? Not only, but the motel food is superior to that of the hospital, and I can vouch, the free aspirin at my motel tasted exactly the same as ...

Trump keeps losing

In 2016, President Trump lost the November election by 2.5 million votes. In 2018, President Trump lost support of the House of Representatives. In 2019, President Trump was impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. In 2020 President Trump was behind the curve in responding to ...

Minimum wage 2020

Get rid of all the cleaners, rubbish collectors, supermarket checkout staff and secretaries, for example, and society will very quickly grind to a halt. On the other hand, if we woke up one morning to find that all the highly paid advertising executives, management consultants and private ...

Celebrating 50 years

Wednesday marked the 50th celebration of Earth Day in more than 193 countries across the globe. This holiday was first created in 1970, to respond to the Santa Barbara Oil Spill that occurred in 1969 and resulted in spilling more than three million gallons of oil and the killing of more than ...

When local jobs went away

Special for me during isolation – by phone playing a Scrabble game just about daily with my 96-year-old friend Marylou in Florida, in assisted living, in isolation, too. We have conversation while playing, so please don’t suggest online “Scrabble with Friends!” My Scrabble game’s box ...

Donald Trump had one thing to do!

Donald Trump’s job was to lead the country in the midst of an emergency, to show leadership, to be president of the United States – and he couldn’t do it. Instead, he chose to be president of his base. He was unable to switch gears, stop campaigning and be president to the whole ...

Openmindedness

How will we to return to normal and restore ourselves mentally and fiscally after the COVID-19 pandemic? The NH Fiscal Policy Institute has been assessing the economic damage done to our state and what it might take to get back to where we were. NH has a rainy-day fund, but even with federal ...

Thank you

To the Greater Nashua Community; It is with tremendous gratitude that I wish to thank the many volunteers who helped us provide masks to both Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital, and the Alternate Care Site(s). Our volunteers came from Mt. Vernon, Brookline, Milford, ...

Let the sun shine on election planning

Late Good Friday afternoon, the Secretary of State William Gardner released a memo that said New Hampshire voters with concerns about COVID-19 can request an absentee ballot – declare we are “disabled” – and vote in the primary and presidential elections this fall. Having just ...

On-demand testing needed

Wilma is a social worker on a medical ward at a state hospital. The patient she helped on Thursday developed fever and sore throat on Friday and was tested for COVID19 “sometime over the week-end.” Wilma was notified of the patient’s positive COVID19 test result on Wednesday, five days ...

Are gun stores essential businesses?

At the end of February, my husband had open heart surgery and the background noise on the TV in the hospital was chatter about a pandemic. And just a few weeks later, we are in full blown crisis where people are dying by the thousands, hospitals are short of supplies and daily new controls are ...

Keeping us all safe

During these challenging times, postal employees are working hard to ensure residents stay connected with their world through the mail. Whether it’s medications, a package, a paycheck, benefits or pension check, a bill or letter from a family member, postal workers understand that every piece ...

A N.H. unsung hero

Last month, I went to the Windham Senior Center at Town Hall to meet and listen to Lynne Blankenbeker. She is a candidate for our Second Congressional District which includes Windham, which is taking place this November. I was simply “blown away” with her plans to support all citizens in ...

Tough decisions

Recently, Gov. Chris Sununu issued an Executive Order that effectively closed all non-essential businesses in the state. Non-essential businesses include barbershops, hair salons, movie theaters, bowling alleys and other establishments on a list provided by the Department of Homeland Security, ...

Endorsing Zaino & Vitulli

I am writing to endorse the two candidates with educational experience, Judi Zaino and Joseph Vitulli. As a practicing school psychologist, I am fully aware of how necessary it is to have educational leadership with actual experience and education in the field of education. We are living in ...

Seek Grella for Selectman

I am seeking a sixth term as Amherst Selectman. During these last fifteen years, I have been involved in numerous financial and personnel decisions with the Board on a variety of topics. It has been a truly rewarding experience to be a part of the political process. One of my most memorable ...

Vote for continuance

I ask for your vote to continue as a member of the Cemetery Trustees. During my eighteen years on the Board, I have worked to bring the land purchased on Merrimack Road to the point of use for a cemetery. A designer has mapped out the area and the main roads have been built. The plots will ...