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My Turn: Mount Sunapee plan deserves state’s support

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mount Sunapee Resort has developed an exciting new proposal that will bring more visitors to the region, which will mean a significant boost for local businesses such as mine that support the tourism trade. This is an economic development plan that has already won overwhelming support from the town of Goshen, and has endorsements from business leaders and associations throughout the region. Reinvesting in Mount Sunapee would mean more revenue … 1

My Turn: Foley stood apart from other journalists

Saturday, August 30, 2014

To say the world has become a crazy and dangerous place would be a big understatement. Nothing adds an exclamation point to that premise like the horrific execution of freelance photojournalist James Foley. After viewing the still photos of his death thanks in part to a post in my Facebook feed, I was left with an overwhelming sense of grief. With the articles … 0

Monitor Board of Contributors: Afghan bride’s story shaped by love, learning and courage

Saturday, August 30, 2014

‘Slowly, slowly, beautiful love.” On the polished parquet floor of Star’s function hall in Hamburg, Germany, a couple moved slowly in rhythm to the music of Afghan singer Bashir Hamdard, “Maida, Maida yar Zeba.” In front of family and friends, newlyweds Parnian and Abir danced: Two Afghans, once neighbors and childhood friends now … 0

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My Turn: We must seek new ways to improve veterans’ lives

Friday, August 29, 2014

His name is Jon Worrall, but everyone calls him Chief. He’s one of America’s best – a veteran of the Army, Navy and Air National Guard who courageously fought for our country in Vietnam and Iraq. When he returned home, he had traumatic brain injury, severe PTSD and … 0

BOARD OF CONTRIBUTORS: Once you start running, you won’t want to stop

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

For me, exercise has always been a means to an end. Pre-kids, my husband and I were very active. We lived in Boston and didn’t own a car, so we walked, inline skated or rode our bikes. After … 0

My Turn: Why is Hassan criticizing bipartisan tax reforms?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It’s puzzling to hear Gov. Maggie Hassan claim that recent changes in New Hampshire’s business tax code are causing problems with the state budget. Not only were the reforms of the past few years approved with overwhelming bipartisan support, they were fully accounted for in the budget. During … 13

My Turn: America needs a firm, fair immigration policy

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Three elements characterize a functional immigration system: clarity, enforcement of the rule of law and fairness. Today in America, sadly, none of these three characteristics epitomize our immigration system. Even sadder still, perhaps, is the lack of will to tackle our challenges. President Obama, the one person who … 12

Board of Contributors: Running resources

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Smart phone apps There are tons of apps available for your smart phone. Many offer both free and paid versions, where the paid version gets you access to more features. Runkeeper and SportTrackLive are two that I am … 0

My Turn: On Women’s Equality Day, a call for equal pay

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Since Congress passed the Women’s Equality Day resolution and President Richard Nixon signed it in 1971, America has recognized “the continued fight for equal rights” each Aug. 26. In New Hampshire, every Aug. 26 looks and feels like the year before. Fall is just around the corner. It’s … 6

Katy Burns: Time and time again, Scott Brown elicits that empty feeling

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Scott Brown has a message for New Hampshire Republicans: You’re stupid! How else can one explain that virtually everything Brown says on the stump is a series of platitudes and vacuous rhetoric that fails to evince even a … 13

My Turn: Maybe Concord doesn’t need a middle school

Saturday, August 23, 2014

There is an ominous silence coming from the halls and corridors in the Dewey School. That is not good news. While a new academic school year is beginning and a fresh generation of students is entering new grades, the school board is quietly burnishing the plans for a … 7

My Turn: Habitat protection is last, best hope for cod

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Will we be the last generation to enjoy cod in New England? Since Colonial times, the Sacred Cod hanging in the Massachusetts State House has been a “historic and continuing symbol of the commonwealth.” This regional mascot reminds us that New England was built on a foundation of … 0

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