Is addiction really a disease?

Monday, July 24, 2017 David Shaw 0

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


Is Suicide Selfish?

Saturday, July 22, 2017 David Shaw 2

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


A great city deserves a great flag. Let it fly.

Saturday, July 15, 2017 Adam Hlasny 0

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.

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Remembering President Kennedy

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Sen. Lou D'Allesandro 0

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


Dreams without goals remain that … just dreams

Sunday, May 7, 2017 Glenn RJ Ouellette 0

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