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Katy Burns: America’s ugly side is showing on the border

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Let’s make one thing clear: We Americans pride ourselves on our love of children. After all, our GIs in World War II famously carried chocolate bars for the ragged and hungry urchins haunting the ruined streets of Europe after that cataclysmic strife. It is a treasured image – that of a generous nation and people who above all treasure and protect society’s youngest and most vulnerable members. Okay, our record’s … 2

My Turn: We refuse to cast our fate to the wind

Sunday, July 13, 2014

When an industrial wind company representative comments about only seeing the same familiar faces at meetings of concerned citizens; when a corporate lawyer for an industrial wind company mentions personal lawsuits possibly being filed against individual town officials for supporting opinions of their constituents, is it time to up the ante? When five towns vote “no” to Big Wind projects in their region, … 0

My Turn: More than memories in the state’s outdoors

Sunday, July 13, 2014

It is the height of summer in New Hampshire, and many families and visitors are planning to get outdoors and enjoy the many vacation and recreation opportunities the state offers. While the Granite State’s woods and rivers help create memories for families, they also create jobs and economic value for our communities. And the Legislature recently drafted and sent to Gov. Maggie Hassan … 0

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Saturday, July 5, 2014


My Turn: Havenstein is allowed to run, but he shouldn’t be

Saturday, July 5, 2014

I attended the New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission hearing on June 30 regarding Walt Havenstein’s eligibility to run for governor. The New Hampshire Constitution states that you cannot run for (or serve as) governor unless you have been … 12

My Turn: A unique take on women’s sexuality and abortion

Saturday, July 5, 2014

This summer, there’s a film offering a refreshing change from the regular blockbuster, action-movie fare – and it is challenging how the entertainment industry approaches a personal and complex topic. It marks an exciting major turning point in … 0

My Turn: In a welcoming community, poems tend to write themselves

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Maybe you should write a poem about the Fourth of July, you offered. I was sitting with this beautiful lady, sharing a glass of wine on her porch. We had just met this evening as I walked past … 0

My Turn: Murder-suicide took a toll on my family but didn’t destroy it

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

On June 26, 2001, my family experienced one of those most awful events, that, if we thought about it, would have said, “I could never get through it.” Over in the small town of Hillsboro, on a very … 1

My Turn: U.S. has moral obligation to protect children

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

In 1939, 937 Jewish refugees fled Hitler’s Europe aboard the ship St. Louis and tried to immigrate to the United States. Our State Department prevented the ship from docking and denied the passengers entry. A desperate appeal to … 14

My Turn: Growing Farms – Agriculture is making a comeback in New Hampshire

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

It sure seems like there are more roadside farm stands, and certainly more roadside “eggs for sale” signs around New Hampshire these days. There has certainly been a noticeable growth in the number of farmers markets, and some … 0

My Turn: U.S. role in Iraq should be humanitarian

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

It has been 11 years since President George W. Bush declared “mission accomplished” in Iraq. Rarely have words been so wrong. We can now look back and see that Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and their crew of neoconservatives cluelessly opened Pandora’s box in Iraq. The costs have … 2

My Turn: A health care opportunity for New Hampshire

Monday, June 30, 2014

For many, July 1 is about gearing up for summer. But this year, it marks the beginning when people can start applying under the New Hampshire Health Protection Program for affordable health insurance coverage effective Aug. 15. My colleagues and I in the state Senate worked very hard … 7

My Turn: New Hampshire’s path to a solar future

Sunday, June 29, 2014

As the chairman of the Bristol Energy Committee, I would like to make the public aware that right-sized and appropriately funded solar arrays in New Hampshire provide a practical approach to renewable energy in this state and should be a larger part of the developing 2014 Energy Strategy … 14