IN THE SPRING of 1982, this newspaper published a photo of three smiling kids holding up checks and savings bonds they’d been awarded for winning essay and poster contests. The subject: their mothers.

YOU CAN always tell when someone is about to be canceled. The open letter or press release will say something like, “While remain committed to hearing a range of diverse perspectives…” before going on to explain why everyone who doesn’t toe the progressive line ought to be silenced.

TODAY, May 6, 2021, is National Nurses Day. Nurses are the backbone of health care, and I have never been prouder to be a nurse. I have been an RN for 29 years and an APRN for the past 16 years. Nurses are there to care for you, educate you, advocate for you, support you and your families, a…

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Thursday, May 06, 2021
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Tuesday, May 04, 2021

AS ONE of the foremost experts in the field of airborne pathogen transmission, I have a question: Who was the person(s) who recommended the plexiglass barriers in our restaurants, grocery stores, and nearly every other public place?

THE FIRST adult book I ever read was “Kingsblood Royal” by Sinclair Lewis. It’s about a man named Neil Kingsblood who looked into his ancestry to find what he believed was his connection with royalty. Instead, he found he was descended from a Black fur trader. After revealing his discovery t…

Monday, May 03, 2021

WHAT IS the value of care? Or, to put it another way, how much is it worth to ensure your child is safe, your parent is aging with dignity, and that you can focus on your own health should an issue emerge? For many here in New Hampshire these are not merely theoretical questions.

Sunday, May 02, 2021

VICE PRESIDENT Kamala Harris recently celebrated her one-month anniversary of neglecting our southern border by touring northern New Hampshire — the first time she’s opted to enter our state since her failed presidential campaign in 2019. Reflecting back to her first visit to the Granite Sta…

Friday, April 30, 2021

ON APRIL 21st, a sizeable group of Brentwood residents gathered for a public hearing concerning the future of our town newsletter. Tension about the newsletter has been simmering for a few years, but the controversy came to a head last month when the newsletter published an editorial entitle…

Thursday, April 29, 2021

TO UNDERSTAND the fundamentals of America’s health care system, imagine you are sinking in quicksand, descending slowly up to your chest with only a few minutes left before you disappear. Already the weight of sand against your chest makes it difficult to breathe. Nearby, a man stands on sol…

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