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Despite how polarizing this question seems to be, the truth is, I don’t know. I hope to, however, share with you what I do know based on my personal experiences in an effort to clean up some of the misconceptions and ambiguities that are slithering around, well, just about everywhere I look lately. READ MORE
You want to stop suicide, then get rid of the stigma by getting out of the closet regarding your own mental illness. It’s the stigma and judgement and shame that keep the mentally ill and their loved ones silenced from getting help – and sometimes, killing themselves. What will stop stigma surrounding mental illness is when those who suffer – and those who have loved ones that suffer – come out of the closet about what they’re dealing with, and it needs to start with the loved ones. READ MORE
According to the city archivist there is no record of the city ever officially adopting a flag. I, like many others, think it’s time for a change. Yet, many are still reluctant to get behind this idea, and I’ve heard a lot of misinformation, so I’d like to explain why I think a new city flag is so important.
All are welcome, and I think it’s important for our community, to know that. Homeless, wheel chair bound, down and out, in recovery, not in recovery – rich, poor, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Atheist – it doesn’t matter. Love knows none of those things, and neither does Amma. READ MORE
The members of the Manchester Fire Department were very disappointed by the lack of support from the Mayor and some of the Aldermen at last the June 14 special meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. READ MORE
If you are personally affected by the opioid crisis or if you can speak to the benefits of acupuncture, then I need your help. Please contact Senator Carson and ask her to drop the amendment for HB575. READ MORE
President Kennedy is the reason why I am involved in public service. His work as our president made me believe that a single person can make a difference. No one is perfect but some are given a gift that helps others feel good about themselves and their country. READ MORE
As the Board of Mayor and Aldermen continue to ultimately fuel disappointments, goals on the road to achievement are central if we are to achieve real lasting results that the citizens can actually see for themselves in a final long-term product. Goals that have been set cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency. Stronger leadership is needed to move us forward to tackle the problems facing us within the Queen City of Manchester. READ MORE
If you want to solve the real problems facing Manchester’s School District, tonight is your chance to finally move our school forward through redistricting, instead of waiting another 17 years. READ MORE