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My Turn: Catching fireflies engenders reverence - not disregard - for our environment

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Last month, this paper printed a list of 100 things to do during the summer (Your Life, Sunday Monitor, June 8). It was a diverse and inspiring list. It encouraged readers to stretch beyond a typical summer routine and experience some of the things that make Concord and our state unique and interesting. I am part of a group of … 0

My Turn: One parent’s guide to canceling the guilt trip

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ahh, summer vacation. Long days spent making memories to last a lifetime . . . or growing bored out of your mind. I have these delusions of creating the perfect summer for my kids. A summer spent with friends, exploring our hometown and our home state. We will embark on adventures that combine … 0

My Turn: Foreign tourism got boost from Clinton

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer is finally here – the busiest travel season of the year, when tourists from all over the world flock to the United States, and particularly here in New Hampshire, to enjoy all that our great nation has to offer. Growing up in Durham, I witnessed the power of foreign tourism first hand, … 0

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My Turn: How can we count on the Site Evaluation Committee?

Friday, June 20, 2014

Attempting to battle the Northern Pass project in New Hampshire is a continuous challenge. The influence of Public Service of New Hampshire appears to extend to certain media outlets, chambers of commerce, law firms, the Public Utilities Commission, the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., a UNH survey, … 0

My Turn: Brown’s approach isn’t the New Hampshire way

Friday, June 20, 2014

I was disappointed when I read your recent coverage of Scott Brown’s “energy tour,” his energy policies and his reaction to the new EPA rules for coal-fired power plants. I was holding out hope that Brown would support commonsense, bipartisan solutions that protect our health, create good paying … 1

My Turn: Running a state isn’t just business as usual

Friday, June 20, 2014

We have Walter Havenstein in the race for governor. I know nothing about him other than the sketchy background that has been reported in the newspapers. I saw a recent interview, and he seems like an amicable guy … 15

My Turn: When did ‘word problem’ become ‘number story’?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

When I was a kid, there was this joke about the “new math.” I didn’t get it then, because the math I did was the only math I knew. To me, “new math” was an inside joke between grown-ups usually promulgated on TV sitcoms. Today, I get the … 1

My Turn: Would you trade your health for a green lawn

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Did you know that suburban lawns and gardens use more chemicals per acre than industrial agriculture? As the Environmental Protection Agency states, by their very nature pesticides create risks to living beings and the environment because they are designed to kill or adversely affect living organisms. This ominous … 0

My Turn: Hassan’s trip to Turkey is about the big picture

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan’s trade mission to Turkey, leading a group of New Hampshire business executives interested in finding buyers of their products and services, may not sit well with many Granite Staters. After all, a shortfall in state … 0

My Turn: From Inauguration to Baghdad, via Benghazi and Bergdahl

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

In 2009, President Barack Obama inherited a badly broken world – damaged way beyond Colin Powell’s Pottery Barn rules. Eight years of President George W. Bush’s reckless interventionism and incompetence, egged on by his vice president and a … 86

My Turn: Renewable energy mandates are risky

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The premature shutdown of coal and nuclear power plants is sobering evidence that some parts of the country could face an electric-power crisis. New England is especially hard put to keep up with the demand for electricity from industrial and commercial customers who need “big data” to stay … 13

My Turn: New approaches are needed to end fighting

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Now that two administrations (and Congress) have squandered trillions of dollars of treasure and thousands of lives on wars that any student of history could have predicted would not result in lasting victory, it’s time to divide those countries along sectarian lines so they can see that once … 0

Partisan inspiration: Donald Hall inspires Twitter poets

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It’s not often that you see poetry and politics collide. Leave it to New Hampshire’s own Donald Hall, the former U.S. poet laureate, to launch a different kind of poetry slam that even drew a haiku retort from … 4