Daily Archives: October 26, 2017

Who is Running the Store? It’s NOT the Taxpayers

Did you ever wonder why, even after the taxpayers have had their say against building a commuter rail system for NH, for example, the agenda for a ‘study committee’ marches on? Did you ever wonder how these projects get approved … Continue reading

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NH Student Proficiency Continues to Slip in English and Math

The New Hampshire Department of Education released the 2017 Smarter Balanced Assessment results earlier this week. Like many other Common Core (aka College and Career Readiness Standards) states, proficiency scores slipped in English and Math across grades three through eight. Elementary students … Continue reading

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Free Keene: What Happened to CopBlock.org?

I was alarmed this Summer when Ademo [Freeman] announced that he was putting CopBlock.org up for sale. I wasn’t surprised that he wanted out. Ademo has seen his share of burnout and has suffered greatly in his quest to hold … Continue reading

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Four Challenges Ahead of Helen Hanks, Sununu’s Pick to Lead Corrections Department

Gov. Chris Sununu announced the nomination of Helen E. Hanks as Commissioner of Department of Corrections at an Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. Hanks served as Assistant Corrections Commissioner since 2014. She has worked for the Department of Corrections since 2003, rising to … Continue reading

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Nashua Telegraph Cited with $9,000 in Wage Violations

The Telegraph in Nashua has been cited for wage violations by the state’s Labor Department. The newspaper was cited for failing to pay employees the full wages for the hours they worked, based on a rounding system in the company’s … Continue reading

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Rick Olson: Misguided Prosecution

In the last couple of days, I have seen some pretty harsh emotional critique about 31-year-old Alycia Neely’s arrest. (…) [But] Reasonable people are hard-pressed to find a specific statute to best apply here. And the reason is, “Its not a … Continue reading

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NH House panel OKs corporate jet fee cuts

A key NH House committee has recommended cutting registration fees in order to attract corporate jets and large fleets of trucks to the state. The Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday easily passed House Bill 124, which would eliminate the … Continue reading

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Was Manchester Mom Wrongfully Arrested for Daring to Protect her Family?

On Monday, it was reported that a Manchester woman was arrested for “endangering the welfare of a child” because she had a loaded firearm in the glove box and a child was sitting in the front seat of her vehicle. 31-year-old … Continue reading

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Timberlane Regional School Board Neuters Itself and Sells Out Voters

The school board’s primary function is setting policy.  I’m sorry to report that the Timberlane Regional School Board is poised to pass a policy so deeply and profoundly flawed that it betrays every voter and parent in the district.  Please … Continue reading

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