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My Turn: If O’Brien likes being a leader, he doesn’t show it

Friday, November 28, 2014

Much has been written recently about Bill O’Brien and his planned return to his former position as speaker of the New Hampshire House. In a recent interview, O’Brien proclaimed how he relishes being a leader. A leader? Nobody seems to dare question his commitment to representing people in his own district, much less his ability to lead those who actually do represent their constituencies. Let’s look at the facts regarding …

My Turn: All I want this year for Christmas is a job

Friday, November 28, 2014

How does an older person compete in today’s job market? I am almost 61 years old – too young to officially retire – and had hoped to work for another five to 10 years at least. Having been laid off over a year ago from my full-time executive director position and then staying on for another six months at a cut in pay …

My Turn: Thanksgiving and revolution

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It’s again time to celebrate the older of America’s two extraordinary “T-parties,” Thanksgiving. The two parties are strikingly different. For one thing, they arose at two very different times. Pilgrims in the early 1600s were vulnerable newcomers, allowed to share land that red men had occupied for millennia, and to share it rent-free …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Constitution Day: Torture of cyberbullying is real and devastating

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Over 25 percent of teens and adolescents have been bullied reportedly through the internet or their cell phones. These statistics were obtained by the i-SAFE Foundation. More than a quarter of America’s teens report being harassed and humiliated …

My Turn: O’Brien is the best choice for speaker

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

During the 2011-12 term of the New Hampshire Legislature, I proudly served under Speaker William O’Brien as Resources, Recreation and Development Committee vice chairman and Republican whip, and as a House assistant majority whip. I support O’Brien’s candidacy for speaker. He did an excellent job during that term …

My Turn: Life on the Sewalls Falls Bridge

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It’s downright aggravating when it happens. And it’s happening more frequently. It really doesn’t bother me when I’m in Massachusetts because I expect it. But it galls me when it happens in New Hampshire. I am talking about …

My Turn: Sunapee expansion makes sense for region

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The snow will be falling soon, which means the economic engine of Mount Sunapee is about to crank into high gear. Local businesses like mine are busy in anticipation of the thousands of ski and outdoor enthusiasts who will visit this winter. Residents in this area do all …

My Turn: The Republican Party’s road to nowhere

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I believe in pitching in, doing your share, taking responsibility, and in a fair shake for all. American ideals. I am idealistic, but not naive. The last several years have been shocking to me. From the outset and …

Katy Burns: Climate change? Pffft!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

“Continued emission of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and long-lasting changes in all components of the climate system, increasing the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems.” – Report of the United Nations …

My Turn: America’s message to Democrats: Slow down

Sunday, November 16, 2014

It’s hard to believe our president “hears” not only those who voted, but also the two-thirds of Americans who didn’t bother. What can he possibly mean? That he didn’t inspire them? That they didn’t believe their votes would …

My Turn: If chosen as speaker, economy will be focus

Sunday, November 16, 2014

My name is Gene Chandler, and I am a selectman, former town moderator and Republican state representative from Bartlett. I am working hard to earn the votes to be the next speaker of the New Hampshire House. I have the credentials and the experience to lead the New …

My Turn: Collaboration is key to New Hampshire’s future

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Across the country, higher education, K-12 educators and business leaders are worried about how students are being prepared for the future and what they need to know as they begin their careers. On a global scale, reports indicate we have lost ground to other industrialized nations, which are …

My Turn: A love letter to three Republicans

Saturday, November 15, 2014

On Nov. 1, David Nixon, father, lawyer, legislator, community leader – frankly, a man whose contributions to his state, to the practice of law, to ensuring justice could fill volumes – lost his battle with cancer. I remember …