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My Turn: Northern Pass continues down a dead-end road

Saturday, July 12, 2014

In January, we published a piece pointing out Northern Pass’s refusal to take seriously the objections of affected residents. We wrote that “this refusal dooms Northern Pass to travel a long, uncertain and potentially dead-end road. It dooms New Hampshire to protracted conflict over this issue, perhaps resulting in much that is lost and nothing that is gained.” Now, half a year later, the Northern Pass bus is stalled near … 0

My Turn: Vanity license plates are a judgment call

Saturday, July 12, 2014

As a lifelong New Hampshire resident and a person who has had his share of vanity tags over the years, I must chime in on this vanity plate situation. The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, in its challenge for David Montenegro at the state Supreme Court, has again attempted to litigate something ridiculous and waste more of the taxpayers’ money and the court’s … 0

Mike Marland, July 12, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Birch and Finch talk Havenstein and birthers. … 0

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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

My Turn: A clear view from an empty nest

Sunday, June 29, 2014

We have joined the ranks of the notorious empty nesters. I say this with eyes wide open, knowing that Empty Nest Syndrome is actually a diagnosable disorder, treatable with antidepressants and counseling, according to WebMD. Somehow, my husband … 7

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Forty years ago this weekend, my father died of a heart attack at the age of 52. I was 12, so as time goes by I remember less and less about him. But one vivid memory is of him always coming to my baseball games. And so when … 0

Katy Burns: Gay couples have strengthened the institution of marriage

Sunday, June 29, 2014

You’d have thought Spock – the pointy-eared and profoundly, almost irritatingly rational half-Vulcan, half-human icon of the apparently unending Star Trek adventures – had sneaked onto a panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges. “It is wholly illogical,” its jurists proclaimed, “to believe that love … 1

Mike Marland, June 28, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

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My Turn: Another war that ‘was not worth even one life’

Friday, June 27, 2014

It all began 100 years ago June 28. And it still goes on. The absolute madness masquerading as honor and glory. Spending bottomless buckets of taxpayer money on mechanized death without any discernible purpose. On this date in 1914, all those fragile European pieces began to crumble and … 0