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My Turn: Critics of online degrees start from a false premise

Thursday, August 21, 2014

In getting feedback on the possible merger of Southern New Hampshire University and the New Hampshire Institute of Art, I have been struck by the reactions to our online programs among some critics. Among the misconceptions has been the idea that we would try to impose online learning on NHIA students. Another, increasingly tired notion is that online learning is of inherently poor quality and anyone offering it must be … 0

Editorial: Myths guiding opposition on Common Core

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Common Core, the education reform plan created by the Council of Chief State School Officers and backed by the National Governors Association, once had the support of 45 states and the District of Columbia. The support was bipartisan. Nearly a score of Republican governors backed the plan as a replacement for No Child Left Behind. But in recent years it has become almost … 0

My Turn: Obama not to blame for rise of Islamic State

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Conjecture by Sen. John McCain and Hillary Clinton et al that President Obama is to blame for the Islamic State scourge because of his support (arms and airstrikes) of the Syrian resistance was lacking is wrong. Blame falls squarely on former Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki (a Shiite who alienated Sunni tribes) and who has just been replaced by a moderate, though still … 0

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Letter: Feeding the hungry in Epsom

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

This morning, I dropped off a few herbs and veggies from my gardens for the Epsom Food Pantry. Volunteer Kenny Brown showed me around our new community pantry. I was so impressed. It is organized, clean, well-stocked (including lots of fresh fruits/meats/veggies and personal items). I hope all … 0

Letter: Feltes strong on education

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I’m supporting Dan Feltes for state Senate because his education platform stands out. My husband and I are both educators, and our two children attend the local elementary schools. Here in Hopkinton, we’ll have full-day kindergarten for all children starting this month. Dan wants to bring that great … 1

Letter: Building understanding

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A few days ago, some teens made me cry just by singing their camp song about love. These Kids4Peace campers – Jewish, Muslim and Christian – sang in their native Hebrew, Arabic and English, their untrained voices blended in harmony. Both music and metaphor profoundly moved those of … 1

Editorial: America’s frightening fish story

Monday, August 18, 2014

America has a big seafood problem on its hands. In New Hampshire, there’s a solution well within reach. In its 2012 “Fisheries of the United States” statistical snapshot, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association reported that U.S. commercial fisheries landed 9.6 billion pounds of seafood. That same year, … 0

Letter: A fix for foreclosures

Monday, August 18, 2014

New Hampshire needs a bill to require all foreclosed property to be brought up to code before it is put back on the market. That way, residents of Concord and other towns and cities will not become homeless. What’s more, by the New Hampshire Constitution people in need … 3

Letter: Feltes for the big people

Monday, August 18, 2014

New Hampshire needs Dan Feltes in the state Senate. Feltes will work hard, as he always has, for the people who work hard to make our economy great. He will work hard for the people who stock the shelves, teach the children, pave the roads, wait the tables … 1

Letter: Feltes will cross the aisle

Monday, August 18, 2014

I am supporting Democrat Dan Feltes for the state Senate seat representing Concord, Warner, Hopkinton and Henniker for reasons other letter writes have listed: his commitment to protecting a woman’s right to choice, affordable housing for seniors and working families, energy efficiency and renewable energy, pay equity and … 2

Letter: Save the big cats

Monday, August 18, 2014

On Aug. 9, I had the pleasure of attending an event at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. The keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, a world-renowned big cat researcher and CEO of Panthera. Most people around the world only know of big cats from … 6

Letter: Time for crowded aisles

Monday, August 18, 2014

It is time to stop this greed and lust for power and give us back our store. Market Basket has long been the best grocery store in the city of Concord. Its regular prices on the items I usually buy have been equal to or even less than … 0

Letter: ISIL is coming

Monday, August 18, 2014

Is ISIL on the way to America? If you think it is not going to happen under the current administration, you had better wake up. Our borders are wide open and who knows, the ISIL militants might already be in this country. The facts are the U.N. is … 6