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Droughts 2019

Today I have been without water, as the town works on water pipes in our neighborhood. We were notified several days in advance that we should expect the water to be off today and tomorrow from 9:00 until 3:00.  Not… Continue Reading →

Red Skelton’s Pledge

I don’t think I can ever hear Red Skelton talk about the Pledge of Allegiance too many times.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HGHdFmu5GU This was first broadcast on:From The Red Skelton Hour, CBS TV, January 14, 1969.COPYRIGHT 1969 RICHARD RED SKELTON I remember this one… Continue Reading →

Heat Wave July 2019

We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave.” A fun song, but the weather that is coming isn’t anything to sing about. Think it’s hot today? “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet, B-B-B-Baby!” Ok, maybe there is a little to… Continue Reading →

The Pearls, The Irony

It’s hard not to be aware of the recent “pearl incident” at the State House. State Rep David Meuse does a good job in explaining it in his OpEd, which just reappeared on my timeline: https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20190310/committee-members-should-not-don-partisan-symbols Rep. Meuse got it right:… Continue Reading →

Activist

The first time I was in a radio station for an interview, I was with Arnie Arnenson and my friend, Maureen Mann, who was a NH state rep at that time. Arnie introduced me as an activist. I corrected her:… Continue Reading →

Democratic Socialism

I wish someone could explain to me why it would be bad to pay an additional 1.52% in taxes if it means free healthcare, plus get all of these extra benefits that Norway has. My husband and I pay a… Continue Reading →

Trashtag

A viral challenge is inspiring bored teens — and tens of thousands of others — to clean the planet. Now #trashtag is the “In” thing to do! The challenge is simple: 1. Find a spot strewn with litter. Sadly, these… Continue Reading →

Downshifting & Local Control

Downshifting happens when legislators cut taxes in Concord, pushing costs back to towns. When legislators run on a platform to “reduce taxes” they are not talking about property taxes, they are talking about cutting state taxes. And when they reduce… Continue Reading →

Salem NH — Never Forget

The following email was sent to me, and a fairly small number of other people. I think it deserves to be seen, so I’m sharing it here. SALEM NEW HAMPSHIRE NEVER FORGET COMMITTEE Salem NH Never Forget Committeec/o Ernest W…. Continue Reading →

Poverty in Rockingham County

Rockingham County has the highest estimated annual median household income at approximately $85,600. In 2017, an individual less than 65 years old and earning less than $12,752 was in poverty, as was a family of three with one child earning… Continue Reading →

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