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After a long cold winter, every little bit of warmth is both a treat and a welcome harbinger of better things to come. Even so, snow is very much a part of the life-blood of our economy, a force we would not, or could not, live without. And yet, the fairest of seasons to come does a wonderfu…

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SAN FRANCISCO DE PAULA, Cuba — A bullfight poster hangs on the wall. Of course it does. Ten bottles of liquor are on the table. No surprise there. A Billie Holiday vinyl record rests near the Victrola. Just as it should. Loads of books sit on the shelves, animal heads are mounted on the wall…

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There are five women running for president. I bring this up only because you may not be aware of it. There are a boatload of candidates, and the media is very focused on a very few of them, and none of the few have ovaries.

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Daylight was just breaking as I drove out of Shannon Airport in our rental car after a red-eye flight from the U.S.A. Although there were 2 feet of snow around my house when I left Maine, I smelled freshly mown grass in Shannon. Birds were chirping and trees were flowering, and I inhaled the…

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The thinly veiled jubilance of Joe Lentini’s self-congratulatory letter to the editor last week revealed a good deal about the chairman of Conway’s school board. It showed, for instance, his habit of cherry-picking information, such as his claim that ours is the 46th-lowest-taxed state in th…

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The biennial state budget process is long, beginning with the governor’s proposed budget, which is amended by the House and then by the Senate before going to the governor for signature. During this process, many changes take place. The House passed its version of the budget on April 11.

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As a member of the House of Representative’s Education Committee, I was privileged to hear hours of testimony over the past several months from moms and dads, teachers and administrators, mayors and town managers, other representatives and organizational lobbyists.

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With the Legislative Session at the midway point, I wanted to take this opportunity to update readers on legislation that I have sponsored in the New Hampshire Senate.

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In late 1989, the first year the Sun published, I happened to sit next to Nick Howe at Faye’s Diner in North Conway. I didn’t know him but knew of him. He was a nationally known ski writer and traveled with the U.S. Women’s Ski Team for 17 years. He covered two Olympics and was a lifelong fr…

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Democrats have shown us since 2017 that the political strategy of constant, obstinate resistance can defeat or at least neutralize the organization, capitalization and mere electoral victory of the special interests that would govern us. As in the case of the “nuclear option” that Democrats …

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In the March 27 Conway Daily Sun article about the county racing to beat the budget deadline, Daymond Steer quotes from an open letter by former state Rep. Frank McCarthy titled “Unmitigated Cowardice and Dereliction of Duty,” which denounced the work of the current county delegation led by …

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The election of Donald Trump changed politics, changed the level of discourse and changed the way people behave toward one another. Over the course of his campaign, he benefited from millions of dollars’ worth of free media. The corporate media conglomerates couldn’t devote enough of their t…

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Many elderly citizens in my small western Maine town of Lovell were summer people from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, who always planned to live here full-time after retirement. I expect that’s true in other towns in a state where “Vacationland” is stamped on our license plates…

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April 9 is memorable for having been the date of one of the most important victories of our illustrious American army. On that date in 1865, the rebellious and misguided forces of the Confederate Army, bent on preserving the God-awful practice of enslaving people of the African race, surrend…

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April 9 is memorable for having been the date of both of the most famous surrenders of American armies in U.S. history. On April 9, 1865, the demoralized remnant of the most renowned army of the Confederacy laid down its arms at Appomattox, Va., initiating a rapid conclusion to the Civil War…