Photo Gallery – Senator Shaheen and some friends

On Oct 24, Vicki and I attended a pep rally for Senator Shaheen at Greeley Park. Social distancing and masks were in full force, but it still managed to be an interesting, warm and motivational event. Senator Jeanne Shaheen was joined by many local officials and candidates including Mayor Jim Donchess, State Senators Melanie Levesque and Cindy Rosenwald, County Attorney Mike Conlon, Executive Councilor Deborah Pignatelli, State Representatives Laura Telerski, Latha Mangipudi, Manny Espitia, Marty Jack and Democratic organizer Joanne St. John. I'm in a photo too - hope you notice. Our featured guest - Senator Jeanne Shaheen ...
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A message from Michael Conlon – Hillsborough County Attorney

Michael is running for re-election on Nov 3. Learn more about him here - https://www.conlon4nh.com. The Op-Ed below was submitted to multiple media outlets. On the Brink of Greatness The County Attorney’s Office works with local law enforcement agencies to supervise law enforcement and directly manage the prosecution of most felony crimes. In April 2018, before I took office, my predecessor Dennis Hogan made a move to obtain $500,000 of additional funding and called his office "on the brink of collapse". This was an act of desperation to try to help repair an office that had been misled and misguided into an under-resourced office by Hogan, and other county leadership, for at least the past eight years. My career has involved working with companies struggling to comply with their duties and obligations, including startups and billion-dollar global organizations, like the TD Garden going through a time of crisis after being investigated and sanctioned by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. It was quickly clear...
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Absentee ballots now available to all NH voters due to coronavirus concerns.

Your webmaster has decided to be an Absentee voter for the Sept 8 Primary, so I can share some detail first hand. The process is very easy. Just use the link provided to fill out the request form. But hurry, ballots must be returned by 5PM election day. Note that the form supports applications for both the Primary and General election. If you apply for both, you will be sent only the Primary ballot for the party that you declare initially. On August 17, all Nashua households should have received a postcard outlining absentee ballot requirements for both the Sept 8 primary and the Nov 3 general election. https://sos.nh.gov/elections/voters/voting-during-covid-19-state-of-emergency/ In response to the coronavirus crisis, the Secretary of State and Attorney General are providing all NH voters the opportunity to register and vote in the state’s primary and the general election via absentee ballot.  According to a memo from the Secretary of State and Attorney General’s office, “voters should not...
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Joe Biden Town Hall – Dec 8

Though this event took place some time ago, now that Joe is our Presidential nominee, there might be renewed interest in this campaign visit. My wife and I had a second opportunity to attend a Presidential Town Hall on Sunday Dec 8. This one was for Joe Biden, with an introduction from Annie Kuster and an endorsement from John Kerry. This event drew much more attention than the one we'd attended prior. It was held in the NCC gym to a full house. Annie truly provided only an introduction. John spoke off of the podium for about 30 minutes, taking no questions. Joe spoke for less time, then fielded 4-5 questions from the audience. The theme of the town hall was the value of Joe Biden's experience and his concerns around the state of America's "moral compass". Climate change was probably the single most discussed topic, though immigration, the electoral college and America's standing in the world were also...
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2020 Nashua rankings are IN – WalletHub Magazine!

2020 Nashua rankings are IN – WalletHub Magazine!

The accolades STILL just keep coming!! In August 2020, WalletHub (a personal finance web site) ranked Nashua as the 10th Best-Run City in the U.S.!  That's up from 13th in 2019! WalletHub looked at the 150 most-populous cities in the country. WalletHub's analysis shows that the quality of Nashua's city services are among the best in the country and that Nashua City Government spends less per resident than 80 percent of other cities. "But how do we measure the effectiveness of local leadership?" the study asks. "One way is by determining a city’s operating efficiency. In other words, we can learn how well city officials manage and spend public funds by comparing the quality of services residents receive against the city’s total budget." The study breaks down the rating into categories, showing that Nashua ranks high in 'Health', 'Safety', and 'Economy'. Within those categories, it looked at 35 different metrics. Check out the study here: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-run-cities/22869/?fbclid=IwAR0LMK8ooowY At the end of 2019 WalletHub also ranked Nashua as the #8...
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A message from Executive Councilor Debora Pignatelli

Setting the Record StraightDebora B. Pignatelli, Executive Councilor, District 5www.debpignatelli.com The governor is playing politics with important appointments to state agencies and boards.Instead of consulting with the Executive Council, he is choosing people he knows cannot be confirmed because they are not good fits, and then blames the Democrats on the Council for failing to confirm them. I am not going to sit quietly while the governor and his nominees distort what is happening.  The most recent examples of his appointments to the Board of Education and the Office of State Licensure Certification - both with very important responsibilities. In those two cases, the nominees were African American men. They were prepared for various positions in state government such as the governor’s GOFERR Commission or others that would have taken advantage of their business backgrounds, just not the positions at hand. I offered to help one of the nominees if he wanted to explore possibilities. We Democrats have proposed using Representatives Hall for our...
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