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Cabinet Letters

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 ...

Where is the humanity

Imagine this: It’s summer. It’s 100 degrees, and you can barely breathe. You’re coming out of the grocery store, and you see a dog’s face pressed against the inside of a car window, struggling to catch the next breath in a scorching car with the temperature of a furnace. If you have a ...

Vote yes for future of Amherst

The APPOINTED Planning Board in Amherst is NOT serving the best interests of the community. They are siding with developers, and we NEED CHANGE! The Integrated Innovative Housing Ordinance, crafted by several members of our current board, is a flawed, confusing and unnecessary ordinance that ...

Support Warrant Article 3

Please join me on Tuesday, March 10 in supporting Warrant Article 3 on Milford’s town ballot. The Wadleigh Memorial Library is an inclusive, welcoming HUB of the community that brings people of all ages together and offers engaging activities and needed services such as tax assistance, notary ...

Be a part of the solution

In a recent letter to the editor, State Rep. Fred Douchette, a Republican, scolded those who have vehemently criticized our current President Donald J. Trump. He instructed them to show respect for the Office of the President. I think Mr. Doucette has overlooked the fact that President ...

Defending the defenders

Five times in just the last month, sometimes in sub-zero temperatures, groups of environment-defenders have delayed delivery of 10,000 tons of coal shipped from West Virginia to the Merrimack Generation station in Bow. Protesters came from all over New England, representing groups such as ...

Can Bernie deliver?

Bernie Sanders is surging in Iowa and New Hampshire. His supporters are fervent, loyal and, more important, they believe a vote for Bernie is a vote for: Medicare for All, elimination of all student debt, the Green New Deal and everything else that Bernie rails for in his speeches. It’s ...

Why only two articles of impeachment?

It is my considered opinion that the House Democrats committed a strategic blunder in specifying only two articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. The apparent justification was to present that charges in as simple a manner as possible. But simple for whom? I would assert ...