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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 →

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 →

What’s happening to the bugs, fish, frogs and us?

Where are the bugs? Scientists are reporting that Insects around the world are in a crisis, as a number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in their population. Insect-eating animals are also in decline. Scientist Stephanie Seneff says, “Very grim news… Continue Reading →

November 6 — Constitutional Amendments & Candidates

On Tuesday, November 6, Salem Residents will be asked to vote for a number of political candidates (see below), plus two Constitutional Amendment Questions. Here’s the non-partisan info you need to begin to be an informed voter:  Here are two… Continue Reading →

Attendance

The attendance record for NH legislators was pretty dismal in 2018. That needs to change! We need to elect State Reps who will be there not only for roll call votes, but also for their own committee meetings and to listen… Continue Reading →

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