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Opinion: Our memories enrich our everyday activities
02-25-2024 8:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. When I take my daily walk around Contoocook I will often see, hear, or even smell something...

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Opinion: Relief is needed for NH nursing homes
02-25-2024 7:30 AM

By BRENDAN WILLIAMS

Brendan Williams is the president and CEO of the New Hampshire Health Care Association. New Hampshire’s nursing home providers were very grateful to legislators and Governor Sununu for including them in a historic investment in Medicaid rates in the...


Opinion: Are we still creatures or machines?
02-25-2024 7:00 AM

By JEAN STIMMELL

Jean Stimmell, retired stone mason and psychotherapist, lives in Northwood and blogs at jeanstimmell.blogspot.com. We fool ourselves by believing if only we had more facts and better technology, we could solve any problem, even climate change and,...


Opinion: At Phillips Exeter, Palestinian-Black solidarity workshop denied permission to narrate
02-25-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com. On February 16, 1984, 40 years ago this past week, Palestinian-American scholar and political activist Edward Said published an...


Opinion: An altar where no walls or names exist
02-24-2024 6:00 AM

By STEPHANIE RUTT

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt is founding minister of the Tree of Life Interfaith Temple in Amherst. She lives in Nashua. “In my soul there is a temple, a shrine, a mosque, a church where I kneel in prayer. Prayer should bring us to an altar where no walls...


Opinion: NH legislators, don’t stigmatize young people with SB 524
02-23-2024 6:00 PM

By JENNIFER SMITH

Jennifer Smith, MD, MPH, lives in Pembroke. I was upset to see Rep. Moffett’s black and white opinion on transgender girls’ participation in sports. His My Turn shows insufficient knowledge and a bias that seems widespread among some in the NH...


Opinion: School vouchers are bad for our democracy
02-23-2024 6:30 AM

By JEFF FRENKIEWICH

Jeff Frenkiewich teaches U.S. history and government at Milford Middle School. He is an adjunct professor of education at the University of New Hampshire. The views expressed here represent those of the author, not Milford School District or UNH. On...


Opinion: When it comes to marijuana, there’s no safe way to introduce something unsafe
02-23-2024 6:00 AM

By JOSEPH A. EBNER

Joseph A. Ebner, MD, FACOG of Plymouth is a member of the NH Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) Advisory Committee. As a parent, I am concerned with the rising use of recreational marijuana in society, especially in our youth and young adults. As a...


Opinion: Our first Virginia winter? How climate change has impacted NH
02-22-2024 6:30 AM

By ERIC ORFF

Eric Orff lives in Epsom. In my seventy-four years of life, most right here in New Hampshire, I have not witnessed a winter like this. To tell you the truth it is making me feel really uneasy. A knot in the stomach uneasy.You see, seventeen years ago...


Opinion: We must learn to live together
02-22-2024 6:00 AM

By MICHAEL L. FISCHLER

Michael L. Fischler of Holderness is professor emeritus of Counselor Education and School Psychology at Plymouth State University. He founded the university’s counseling center and taught courses on comparative culture. “If we could read the secret...


Opinion: LGBTQ+ young people, you are welcome in New Hampshire
02-21-2024 6:00 AM

By MICHELE D. MERRITT and BORJA ALVAREZ DE TOLEDO

Michele D. Merritt is president of New Futures. Borja Alvarez de Toledo is president & CEO of Waypoint. Six short years ago, the New Hampshire Legislature updated state nondiscrimination law to explicitly protect transgender people in employment,...


Opinion: Tooth fairy economics
02-20-2024 6:00 AM

By BRIAN ADAMS

Brian Adams of Andover, Mass., is a UNH alumnus originally from Londonderry. He was previously a sketch comedy writing instructor and staff writer at ImprovBoston and a founding contributor to satirical online newspaper Recyculus. He is a father to...


Opinion: ‘Right to work’ bill back before NH legislature
02-19-2024 3:49 PM

By NICHOLAS LYDON

Nicholas Lydon of Bow is an electrician for IBEW Local Union 490. It’s back to session for our state’s legislature, and with it comes a few guarantees: partisan fighting, and a seemingly semi-annual introduction of “right to work” legislation. While...


Opinion: The continued relevance of Leo Frank’s story
02-19-2024 6:30 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. Last March there was a Broadway revival of the musical Parade. It starred Ben Platt, who played the role of Leo Frank, the only Jewish person ever lynched in the United States. That happened back in 1915. Weirdly,...


Opinion: The case of the 50/50 ball
02-19-2024 6:00 AM

By MIKE MOFFETT

A retired professor and former Marine Corps officer, State Rep. Mike Moffett (R-Loudon) chairs the House Committee on State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs. In early 2021, our New Hampshire House Education Committee held a hearing on a...


Opinion: College applicants and the current national FAFSA delay: Don’t lose hope
02-18-2024 8:00 AM

By KENNETH FERREIRA

Kenneth Ferreira is a vice president and director of Student Financial Services at Franklin Pierce University and president-elect of the Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. The FAFSA Simplification Act, passed in December...


Opinion: Acquiring credible security
02-18-2024 7:30 AM

By JOHN BUTTRICK

John Buttrick writes from his Vermont Folk Rocker in his Concord home, Minds Crossing. He can be reached at johndbuttrick@gmail.com I first became aware of an obsession over military security during my time living in Palestine in 2010. “Security” was...


Opinion: Silence isn’t nothing, silence is everything
02-18-2024 7:00 AM

By JEAN STIMMELL

Jean Stimmell, retired stone mason and psychotherapist, lives in Northwood and blogs at jeanstimmell.blogspot.com. As a teenager, I avoided silence at all costs. Even in nature, I had a crackling transistor radio glued to my ear, tuned to the beat of...


Opinion: NHDHHS needs to resolve problems with the Choices for Independence program
02-18-2024 6:30 AM

By DOUG MCNUTT

Doug McNutt of Concord is a member of the State Commission on Aging, a former advocacy director at AARP NH, and a former director of Elderly and Adult Services for the State of New Hampshire. The views expressed here reflect his own views and not...


Opinion: Denying Palestinian humanity, again
02-18-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com Several weeks ago, after it became clear that Israel’s ground offensive against Palestinians in Gaza would be escalating and...


Opinion: A well-meaning elderly man with a poor memory?
02-17-2024 6:30 AM

By MILLIE LAFONTAINE

Millie LaFontaine of Concord is a retired neurologist. Concerns over President Biden’s age have been simmering for years. Now the report of a special counsel appointed solely to investigate the president’s handling of classified documents from his...

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