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NASCAR - exaltation of the toothless! And yes, there are times when it's entirely justified to be a snob. ...(full comment)

On race weekend, NHMS general manager Gappens 'does everything'

I am a voter and I have met with both Shaheen and Kuster. I haven't met Brown, Ayotte, Garcia or Gunta yet because I have not received an Invitation to their invitation only town halls or fund raisers. Let you know when it comes. ...(full comment)

Letter: Just say no to Shaheen, Kuster and Shea-Porter

From the article: "The Shaheens were never charged or connected to the crimes." So, you've got nothing to stand on calling her a criminal. ...(full comment)

Letter: Just say no to Shaheen, Kuster and Shea-Porter

"Err with town counsel" sounds right to me. ...(full comment)

Facing punishment, Chichester road agent not allowed to know accusations

What a great face. Smitty is appropriately named, too; his permanent 'beard' making him a dead-ringer for one of the Smith Brothers. May I suggest the nickname of "Cough Drop"? ...(full comment)

PHOTO: Adopting a dog at the Pope Memorial SPCA

Sorry for your loss, I know how you feel. That is the sad part of having a dog even if you get them as a puppy. In the natural scheme of things you will have to live through the end of it's life, but the joy of having the dog (or any pet) is worth the pain and no one can take away the memories. Especially if you had children grow up with the dog in the house. Understanding and support from the vet and assistants can help ease the pain. . ...(full comment)

Letter: A difficult day made easier

America will never get on the path to anything worthwhile until these career politicians start working for the people instead of spending all their time on protecting their political jobs. Our Nation is under threat from Radical Islamic Ideology, who have only one objective. To destroy us! The response of the President and the Congress to this growing threat, is nothing short of pathetic. They are so worried about their political positions they are dithering around with the safety of America. I can't find words strong enough to express my disgust. The sooner we put these people on term limits and cap their income the better for America. Vote in November, for whom? They are all self-serving and have proven America's well-being is last on their list. ...(full comment)

Letter: Just say no to Shaheen, Kuster and Shea-Porter

The letter writer is obviously unaware of the facts concerning Federal Student loans as was made evident by her GOP rendition of the truth. It never ceases to amaze me the depths to which people sink to mislead the average person. There is one especially glaring fact in this letter that only serves to pander to the fears of those that don't know better. There is ZERO connection between the Affordable Care Act and Student Loans. To even imply that the two are related is nothing short of a bald face lie. What people confuse is the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA) which expanded Pell grants and end the practice of subsidizing private loans. SAFRA was passed by the House 253-171 on March 18, 2010. It was simply attached as a rider to the ACA Bill, an act that happens all the time in Congress. But it was in no way a component of Obamacare. Even the most cursory research would reveal the truth. ...(full comment)

My Turn: When it comes to college debt, Democrats are failing

SPEAKING THE TRUTH VAN! ...(full comment)

Letter: Just say no to Shaheen, Kuster and Shea-Porter

A beautiful and inspiring story. Thank you for sharing. I am very happy for your family, and your father especially. ...(full comment)

Of roots and serendipity: A genealogical trip to Germany ended the only way it could

92, 'Minnie Pearl on Hee Haw' & 'Minnie Pearl on Acid', are completely different animals. ...(full comment)

Letter: Let’s elect Scott Brown

When Bush Jr took office, we had a budget surplus and during those 8 years he was in office , the budget went from 236 billion surplus to a 1413 billion deficit. Since Obama has been in office the deficit thus far has been lowered by 492 billion and decreasing. But here is the key, you are comparing apples to oranges. You need to compare Obama's record in this area to Bush Jr's as he was the main reason the deficit ballooned! So quit cherry picking the data will you. Ref ...(full comment)

Editorial: Candidates’ tax-cut plans wrongheaded

HOWWWWWDEEEEEEE!!! I enjoyed Minnie Pearl on Hee Haw ...(full comment)

Letter: Let’s elect Scott Brown