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Opinion

Support Elizabeth Warren

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Not too long ago, I spent a good deal of time reflecting on what I might do to give back to the world around me. I had worked hard at my jobs, had raised a wonderful daughter who is already giving back as an environmental consultant, and had taken care of my friends and family. One skill that I ...

Look at all options

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Fans of “alternative energy” – more on the quote marks in a moment – have begun worrying aloud about President Donald Trump’s aversion to wind power. They fear it will affect federal energy policy. It should not, of course, though it did during former President Barack Obama’s ...

Great news for Milford

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As the Sept. 26 edition of The Cabinet went to press, state budget negotiations were underway between the Legislature and Gov. Chris Sununu. The Sept. 26 article, New Hampshire citizens need a budget now, spoke to the state budget impasse due to the governor’s July 1 veto of the state budget ...

Up in vapor

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We are not sure how, or exactly when, vaping liquid nicotine became such a supposedly cool thing for teens to do. At least we are not alone. “It took us by surprise,” Nashua High School South Principal Keith Richard said during a Monday discussion about vaping, adding that he and fellow ...

New Hampshire citizens need a budget now

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This past week, lawmakers had the opportunity to vote on a budget compromise – HB 3 and 4 – that makes meaningful budget concessions to accommodate Governor Sununu’s concerns, including further reductions in spending, a conditional extension of business tax breaks, and the preservation of ...

A ‘pig in a poke’

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Will someone in the Democrat party in New Hampshire please do a little research into what single payer government run health systems have done to, not for, the citizens of those countries that have such a scheme in place. Start with the National Health Service in the UK which is the oldest ...

Klobuchar has proven ‘electability’

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I just returned from a “Hot Dish House Party” given for the Amy Klobuchar campaign. That is the Midwest version of our “pot luck suppers.” Amy Klobuchar is on my short list of presidential candidates. We Democrats have a great field of candidates and the debates going on within the ...

Weighing positives and negatives

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Three Democratic candidates for president, and perhaps more, are hoping to gain votes by proposing all-out prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, used in the oil and natural gas industries. Sens. Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have all proposed the bans. Look ...

A look at United We Sleep 2019

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I was talking with a friend of mine (let’s call him “Andy”) the other day and he told me that my sales pitch for our sleep out needs a little work. Well, needless to say, I was a little bit dismayed, so I asked him what he meant, and he said “Mike, when you first asked me to participate ...

Strengthening security in New Hampshire

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No one should fear for their life when they enter a house of worship to reflect and pray. But in New Hampshire and across the country, religious institutions are facing growing threats. Domestic terrorists have attacked houses of worship including an Oak Creek Sikh temple, a Charleston church, ...

Gun debate heats up

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On Aug. 9, Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed three gun-control bills passed by the Democratic-controlled New Hampshire Legislature. This instantly led several Democratic leaders in both the House and Senate, as well as lobbying organizations that favor gun control, to distribute statements reflecting ...

We are fooling ourselves

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Really thinking about what we read so often in the wake of mass killings is the only way we Americans can find a way to curb them. Taking the easy way out by concluding, as presidential candidate Joe Biden apparently has, that outlawing so-called “assault rifles” will do the trick, is ...

State should help fund new water mandate

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Last month, New Hampshire adopted some of the country’s toughest drinking water standards for a class of chemicals collectively known as PFAS. This decision occurred just two weeks after New Hampshire legislature mandated the lowest arsenic water standards in the nation. We are by no means ...

Still providing quality entertainment

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In a recent article announcing the opening of Zingers, in the Colonel Shephard House in Milford, your readers may have been given the impression that Nelson’s Candy and Music venue in Wilton has been closed. Nothing could be further from the truth. We continue to offer a unique listening ...

Put the country first

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Time has come for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country. Robert S. Mueller has and all Americans who believe in the Constitution of this great country need to as well. I have been listening to an audible version of the Mueller Report. Mueller’s testimony last week was ...

Clear and present danger

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Robert Mueller’s sworn testimony before Congress made clear, once again, that Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the United States of America. While Mr. Mueller testified that Russia engaged in a “sweeping and systematic” attack on the 2016 election, Trump refuses to even ...

Use technology safely

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Technology and access to the internet have done incredible things for education – but they also bring a danger to our schools. As with many shiny new trends (in all industries, not just education), it is only after we are past the point of no return that we realize some drawbacks. Providing ...

Settled silence

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If man-made climate change is indeed the most urgent threat facing humanity, then experts should embrace the opportunity to make that case and convince non-believers. Unfortunately, the most strident advocates for climate-change remediation seem uninterested in coming to the table. Not ...

Continued progress

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I’d like to thank Gov. Chris Sununu for signing three important mental health bills into law late last week: House Bill 239, Senate Bill 80, and Senate Bill 177. House Bill 239 makes it easier for counselors seeking to get certified to undergo the necessary processes. SB 80 further deals with ...