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Eliminating the minimum wage would take us back to Third World wages. Good for corporations, bad for people and for democracy. Health care law repeal is a non-starter, now that the law will have gone beyond the Republican efforts to destroy it in New Hampshire, and every hospital as of the first of the year will have at least three insurers in the pool. These guys are on the wrong end of Back to the Future. It remains a wonder to me that anybody listens to them at all -- apparently the Republican plan to kill education is working. ...(full comment)

U.S. Senate hopefuls differ slightly on minimum wage

Nope, just has something to do with public safety & priorities. I don't wish anything bad on anybody downtown. I'm simply more concerned with those who cross the red-listed bridge every day. Like me. ...(full comment)

Downtown: A new taste comes to South Main Street

Dirt, Please accept my apology for mis-spelling the word. At least you knew what I was referring to! ...(full comment)

Downtown: A new taste comes to South Main Street

This is a great case of the pot calling the kettle black. I for one have never been as vehement on here as you and your ilk. I cant help it you refuse to accept the truth and only lies. One other thing, at least when I get proven wrong with valid facts that counter mine, unlike you, I have admitted it. Have a nice day! ...(full comment)

Democrats hammer Brown on outsourcing

Every now and again I would go in for a whopper, especially when it was right next to the college I was attending. ...(full comment)

Democrats hammer Brown on outsourcing

we are on the same page for a change! ...(full comment)

With Market Basket back in business, employees are all smiles

For whatever reason, Mr. Chase opted not to mention Al Gore's weight: the former Vice President has gotten a little chubby since leaving office. Nor did he mention the size of Al's house: it's big. Mr Chase didn't even mention the fact that it snowed a lot around here last winter. ...(full comment)

Letter: What climate change looks like

After listening to both good candidates at two separate forums, I decided that Dan Feltes speaks to a broader range of issues. That's why I have been knocking on doors to support his candidacy. As a legal assistance attorney, he seems to have a strong understanding of the areas where state government needs to improve so that none of our citizens are left behind. John Corrigan ...(full comment)

Editorial: Ardinger is the right choice for District 15

Interesting....A few years ago, the Boscawen Selectmen negotiated a new deal with Comcast, so cable TV and internet would be available out in the sticks. What they didn't consider, was everyone out there had it working somehow, and didn't need Comcast. As a result, everyone who was already a Comcast customer got a rate increase. At that point, I cancelled Comcast and went with Dish, which is billed through TDS, which is the phone and internet company for the north end of town. Dish turned out to be a real bother with crappy service and many outages caused by weather, but they had several stations available that we enjoyed, such as RFD-TV, a network Comcast refuses to carry, so we're not going back to Comcast. One day, a gentleman who said he represented TDS came by asking if we would sign up for fiber optic TV and internet. It would be less money and we would get all the stations we could get with Dish. I specifically about Boston PBS stations 2 and 44, which we often watch. I also asked about Al Jazeera America, which regardless of the ownership, we found to provide the best unbiased world news. I was assured we would get all of them and there would be no hassle cancelling Dish, since it was billed through TDS. Nothing happened by the promised date, so I called to see what was going on. TDS could find no record of the order, so they sent out a different sales reprehensible who told me the same thing the first one did. Wrong! NO channels 2 and 44, no Al Jazeera America, and I had to put up with what seemed like hours trying to rid myself of Dish. Dish even charged me for the privilege of returning THEIR equipment. From what I'm told, the dish on the roof is my problem, because they don't want it back. They also promised better internet speed with fiber optic, but I really see no major difference. Fie on them! If Arthur S Demoulas is looking for a new line of work, I suggest he look into TDS and Dish. He'd fit right in! ...(full comment)

Stranded without high-speed broadband, Salisbury family turns to crowdfunding

I have not decided whom to vote for in the Ardinger/Feltes race. The Monitor editorial endorsing Ardinger is reasonbly explained but weak. The two candidates are not running for a school board position. The editorial fails to mention Feltes experience dealing with the legislature. Mentioning Ardinger's years of experience is fine, but was it necessary to mention their respective ages necessary. It smacks of age discrimination against a young candidate. Lastly, Feltes ability to articulate his positions versus Ardinger's reported difficulties leads one to believe he could influence votes to his position. We will have a good Senator regardless of who wins. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Ardinger is the right choice for District 15

No, Cranky, "crafting solutions" means reducing confrontation, accomplishing something, and ultimately lowering costs by not dragging things through the courts. A conservative would approve. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Ardinger is the right choice for District 15

Good to see you again, Annmarie. Just a quick heads up; your buddy Joe Haas is lurking in this forum, so...Be Careful! ...(full comment)

Editorial: Ardinger is the right choice for District 15

Just what we need; anther bleeding heart shyster. His "crafting solutions" means you and I pay. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Ardinger is the right choice for District 15