Voting rights are at risk in New Hampshire

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As stated in the NH Center for Justice & Equity Policy Platform, “Policy happens for people who participate,” so making it as easy as possible for people to exercise their voting rights is critical. Making voting more accessible, whether through automatic voter registration, no-exception mail-in ballots, or language accessibility, are our policy priorities to strengthen voting rights in New Hampshire. However, the state seems to be moving in the opposite direction as a bill tightening voter identification requirements is headed to the Governor’s desk.

Op/Ed: NH Insurance Dept. can help you navigate the challenges posed by ‘hard market’

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When it comes to insurance, consumers typically focus on the monthly premiums they pay, but oftentimes many of us will neglect to read our policies until we really need them. It’s natural that we don’t want to consider the unpleasant things in life, like illness or accidents, until they occur.

Chatbot

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I keep getting job ads, asking if I’d like to help train AI writers in other countries. Usually in languages that I have never studied.  Exotic places — well, to be fair,  anything outside of New England is exotic to me, because I have not traveled in so long.

Letters: Disgruntled few costing city in many ways – taxes, employees and candidates for office

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Anyone remotely familiar with the local political goings on in Nashua in the past five to ten years knows that the city of Nashua has been dealing with a great deal of litigation and FOIA requests.  Most of this litigation, which has infected the local body politic, is coming from a small circle of disgruntled individuals.

Six Wives

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I have never seen “SIX” live – I could not get tickets when it was in Boston – so  I was delighted to discover that Peacock Players was going to be doing SIX: Teen Edition.  I was a little nervous, too, because the songs are big and require both singing chops and a big presence.

I should not have worried.

Yester-Heroes: More growth – changing police terminology 

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By 1872, Nashua had seen explosive growth for 50 years! Due to the increasing rail traffic, vagrants who “rode the rails” came to Nashua causing petty crime to soar. So much so that not only was the “House of Correction” in Nashua used (this would later be the Nashua Country Club) but miscreants were also sent to the Manchester Jail and the County House of Correction in Wilton.

Caffeine

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This morning I learned that coffee was rationed during World War II.  I wish I had known that before my mother died, so I could have asked her how she coped. But then I think,  would she have had anything to say? 

Groundhog Day

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I have never seen as many rabbits in all the time I have lived in Nashua as I have in the past two years.  I mostly see them early in the morning and at dusk, which is normal for crepuscular animals.  I watch them hop around our wildly overgrown yard and think “they’re so cute.”  And they are.