Record Straight &nbsp

Bursting the mainstream media bubble

Perpetuating its game of smoke and mirrors, the mainstream media has found another culprit to blame for Hillary Clinton’s electoral defeat — the internet echo chamber (see also: James Comey, Fake News, Russia).    More...

Posted 1/20/2017 03:29 PM

Make real change with NH Tax Shift &nbsp

To the Editor,    Do we really want to cut business taxes, or do we just want to play at it?   The current rate for the Business Profits Tax (BPT) is 8.2 percent. More...

Posted 1/18/2017 03:29 PM

A thank you to Fiske Free Library &nbsp

To the Editor,   More...

Posted 1/17/2017 07:11 PM

SB 11 not right for New Hampshire &nbsp

To the Editor,   More...

Posted 1/16/2017 07:14 PM

Re: HB-145, requiring municipal approval for siting high voltage transmission lines &nbsp

Dear Mr. Chairman and Committee Members, More...

Posted 1/16/2017 03:25 PM

Following Martin Luther King Jr.'s example &nbsp

To the Editor,   More...

Posted 1/15/2017 04:57 PM

Going backward not the solution for education &nbsp

To the Editor,  I'm afraid you may have "defined down" good opinion pieces with Thursday’s selection of Bruce Deitrick Price's "K-12: Defining education down".  Of all the opinion pieces you had at your fingertips, you chose this More...

Posted 1/13/2017 02:45 PM

Thanks to the OWLS program &nbsp

To the Editor,  My name is Samantha Allen and I'm a graduate from the OWLS program in 2011. Without this program, I would not have been able to graduate. More...

Posted 1/11/2017 07:56 PM

Thank you volunteers for holiday gift, food distribution &nbsp

To the Editor,   More...

Posted 1/6/2017 08:04 PM

Record Straight &nbsp

Broken news: Russian hackers did not target Vermont

In a breaking news report on Friday Dec. 30, the Washington Post claimed that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. power system through the Burlington electric grid in Vermont. More...

Posted 1/6/2017 06:01 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

Changing of the guard

At our last meeting, the City Council officially said goodbye to Mr. Santagate, who retired on Dec. 30.  In honor of his 15 years as Claremont’s city manager, we presented him with a commendation from former Gov. More...

Posted 1/5/2017 08:29 PM

Thank you for providing for neighbors this Christmas &nbsp

To the Editor,  Once again, a community came together to bring holiday cheer to many of our neighbors. Thank you to the Reading-West Windsor Food Shelf for the 41 holiday food "baskets" which were distributed to families. More...

Posted 1/3/2017 08:34 PM

Record Straight &nbsp

2017 winter advisory: Media meltdown will set record lows

On the very last day of the year, allow me to make a few wild predictions for the first quarter of 2017.    More...

Posted 12/30/2016 03:51 PM

Re: Trump as the new Whig president &nbsp

To The Editor,  I was impressed by Prof. Justin DePlato's op-ed piece in the Dec. 20 Eagle Times equating Donald Trump as the new Whig President.    More...

Posted 12/26/2016 07:03 PM

Record Straight &nbsp

Inventing the autism epidemic

“As Chair of the DSM-IV Task Force [that prepared the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1994], I bear partial responsibility for the false epidemic of autistic disorders,” Dr. More...

Posted 12/23/2016 06:02 PM

Thank you for decorating the Corbin Road tree! &nbsp

To the Editor,   More...

Posted 12/22/2016 09:39 PM

A childhood memory of Christmas &nbsp

To the Editor: More...

Posted 12/21/2016 04:33 PM

The art of asymmetrical politics &nbsp

Much has been made of the unconventional style of the President-elect and it is clear that his style has outclassed all of his opposition since there is nothing consistent to push back against. More...

Posted 12/20/2016 01:47 PM

Keeping your teen safe in the holidays &nbsp

To the Editor,   More...

Posted 12/19/2016 03:53 PM

Thank you for helping Springfield's Downtown Holiday Program &nbsp

To the Editor,   More...

Posted 12/18/2016 06:51 PM

Energy cost holding manufacturing back &nbsp

To the Editor, Manufacturers in New Hampshire face two major crises.  Manufacturers who employee over 68,000 people, pay the highest hourly wages, and give the best fringe benefit packages are in danger of having to leave the state of More...

Posted 12/15/2016 09:43 PM

Founding documents speak for all Americans, not just the right wing &nbsp

To the Editor,  In reading Meg Hansen's recent column I came across a startling statement: "In response they [millenials] fortify themselves by becoming well versed in the founding literature of the right (e.g. More...

Posted 12/15/2016 12:24 AM

Scholarships for Fall Mountain graduates &nbsp

To the Editor,   It’s time for the Fall Mountain Scholarship Fund Inc.’s annual fundraising campaign.  We had a great 2015 and the Board very much appreciates the support of the Fall Mountain community.   More...

Posted 12/13/2016 08:58 PM

Two great cross country coaches &nbsp

To the Editor,  I would like to thank my Cross Country coaches, Coach Fog and Coach Lawrence. They have made Cross Country fun by joking around, while being serious and offering tips for running form and competition. More...

Posted 12/13/2016 01:09 AM

Record Straight &nbsp

Obama shaped Millennials in more ways than one

The day after Democrats suffered historic defeat at the national and state level, President Obama spoke with unusual optimism to Rolling Stone Magazine. More...

Posted 12/9/2016 07:13 PM

Record Straight &nbsp

Fatal attraction: The Left’s morbid affair with Fidel Castro

The night after Thanksgiving, while shopping for Black Friday bargains, I heard the news — at long last, Fidel Castro was dead. More...

Posted 12/2/2016 04:51 PM

Youth mentoring in Windsor County &nbsp

To the Editor,  More...

Posted 1/20/2017 03:20 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

Valley Regional’s value in the community

On Jan. 17, Valley Regional Hospital (VRH) held its annual meeting. More...

Posted 1/19/2017 07:21 PM

Community rights amendment gives power to the people &nbsp

Recently, a petition was submitted to the SEC regarding Eversource and its presumed authority to route the Northern Pass transmission lines across, over, under and alongside locally maintained highways. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 08:34 PM

Something To Write Home About &nbsp

National popular vote

I’ve received many communications from folks indignant that the presidential candidate who got the most votes was not elected President by the Electoral College. More...

Posted 1/16/2017 03:30 PM

Legislators should accept $1M to support child abuse prevention &nbsp

To the Editor,  On Friday, The New Hampshire Public Health Association (NHPHA) was disappointed to learn that the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee tabled a vote that would have allowed NH DHHS to accept just shy of $1,000,000 in already e More...

Posted 1/15/2017 05:16 PM

Record Straight &nbsp

Hollywood v. Trump: When the truth ruins a good story

French actress Isabelle Huppert surprised everyone, by winning the Best Performance in a Drama Motion Picture, at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards last Sunday. More...

Posted 1/13/2017 09:02 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

A busy new year

If January is any indication, 2017 will prove to be another very busy and productive year.   Arrival of new personnel, policy updates, budget decisions and joint meetings are just a few examples of what has or will occur this month.  B More...

Posted 1/12/2017 09:35 PM

Leave the OWLS program alone &nbsp

Dear School Board members,Superintendent McGoodwin was quoted as saying “The opportunities of the OWLS program are not being eliminated. More...

Posted 1/11/2017 07:59 PM

Right to work — Good for NH &nbsp

To the Editor,   More...

Posted 1/5/2017 08:47 PM

Whoever you are, thank you for the Christmas gifts! &nbsp

To the Editor:It was Xmas eve, 12 a.m., when a noise I could hear out my window. When I went to look, I could see police, state police cars and police carrying in large boxes of something Xmas. More...

Posted 1/5/2017 04:39 PM

Russian hacking did not lose Democrats the election &nbsp

To the Editor,  The Russians were the ones that lost the election for the Democrats? No, WikiLeaks hacked emails and made them public, then the voters decided on their own. More...

Posted 1/4/2017 08:40 PM

Poor Elijah's Almanack &nbsp

The Body of Electors

Alexander Hamilton is in the news, and not just for outrageously expensive theater tickets. The Electoral College he championed is again the subject of hot debate.Opposition has often been spurred by election results. More...

Posted 1/2/2017 06:08 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

Weathering the snow and ice

Now that winter is in full swing, traveling becomes a bit more challenging.  Drivers are wary of road conditions and pedestrians find walkability, especially in the downtown area, to be a bit more challenging.     More...

Posted 12/29/2016 07:58 PM

An open letter to Gov. Hassan regarding drug treatment &nbsp

Dear Gov. More...

Posted 12/22/2016 10:02 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

Public transportation’s role as an economic development tool

On Dec 14, the City Council voted to provide limited financial support to Southwestern Community Service (SCS) as the new provider of bus transportation in the area.  On Dec. More...

Posted 12/22/2016 06:07 PM

Thank you for listening &nbsp

To the Editor,  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for providing your readers a forum for voicing concerns and giving acknowledgement when it is appropriate.  With the latter in mind, I would like to express my gratitud More...

Posted 12/21/2016 08:12 PM

Leave the snarkiness to the internet &nbsp

To the Editor,   In his Pressing Thoughts column on Dec. More...

Posted 12/19/2016 03:55 PM

Record Straight &nbsp

Does school choice have a future in Vermont?

At present, the future of public education reform in Vermont looks bleak. More...

Posted 12/16/2016 09:43 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

How well do you know the Claremont School District?

Several months ago I was invited to the Greater Claremont Realtors quarterly meeting to talk about Claremont and what is happening in the community.  One of the topics of concern was the Claremont School District and the negative comments that r More...

Posted 12/15/2016 05:39 PM

NorthStar has experience decommissioning power plants &nbsp

To the Editor,    Since the details of the plan to sell Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee to an expert decommissioning firm were made public earlier this month, there have been some misinformed media reports and public statements cla More...

Posted 12/15/2016 12:18 AM

Snow removal from Charlestown roads needs improving &nbsp

To the Editor,                                      I would like to share my experience and concerns with More...

Posted 12/13/2016 01:27 AM

Something to write home about &nbsp

The upcoming session—some of the issues

The coming session, which begins Janu. 4, will present challenging questions. (The easy questions answer themselves.) These, following, are some of the big ones.   More...

Posted 12/11/2016 04:20 PM

Legalization of marijuana won't hurt a thing &nbsp

To the Editor, More...

Posted 12/5/2016 09:10 PM

Thank you Claremont &nbsp

To the Editor:I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Claremont for allowing me to serve as your City Manager for the past 15 years. It has been a period of time that has been challenging and rewarding. More...

Posted 12/5/2016 03:41 PM