COVID-19 in NH: Latest news and updates

Please Governor Sununu, hear the NH residents at this time and close our parks immediately

This is causing us more concern since people from other states who have higher numbers of COVID-19 are coming to our recreational area instead of following the request to stay in their homes!  These same people are entering into our grocery stores, restaurant pick up areas, and other essential spaces which is causing more of a possibility of the spread of COVID-19 to our community essential workers to not mention the actual community. READ MORE
COVID-19 in NH: Latest news and updates

Remote Learning is a marathon, not a sprint

In anticipation of the first week of remote learning, I turned our monthly chalkboard calendar into a daily schedule. I anticipated some hurdles, and the need to tweak the schedule along the way. As a former teacher, I believed this would keep my 16-year-old son learning, my three-year-old daughter engaged, and leave time for my husband, pets, meals, and all of my work obligations. READ MORE
City Hall

Mayor Craig: ‘In these trying times, you are looking after your family and your health, while we are looking out for you’ 

Right now, our city is faced with a challenge beyond our control. But it will not last forever. I want you to know that I, along with the Aldermen and the School Board, and city and school district employees are working diligently to respond to this pandemic in real-time while continuing to plan for the future in an uncertain time. READ MORE
Around Town

New Horizons Shelter: ‘Our resources are stretched thin, but I believe in the collective heart of our citizens and our leaders’

Our immediate challenge is this: complying with CDC recommendations such as social distancing, isolation and quarantine is impossible for people experiencing homelessness. While some smaller shelters may have 1 or 2 spaces available for some sort of isolation, most shelters simply do not have the extra space availability to appropriately isolate those who may be highly vulnerable or symptomatic and awaiting test results. READ MORE
Opinion

This goes out to everyone, on behalf of my fellow retail workers

I know we aren’t the doctors or nurses on the front lines, I would never be so egotistical. They are the heroes. No question. But those people are respected and their sacrifices are known. We are the little guys, the people who clock in and out each day and make $13 an hour. We are just “there,” opening boxes, cashiering, filling drive-up orders.  We are vulnerable and people need to realize this.  READ MORE
COVID-19 in NH: Latest news and updates

COVID-19 is saving lives: Here’s how

Every day an estimated 11,500 people – people vulnerable with respiratory illnesses and preexisting conditions – die from outdoor air pollution. Yet life continues to go on while carbon emissions continue to be pumped into our atmosphere every single day, killing tens of thousands of people across the world. READ MORE
Business

New Hampshire restaurants need you and deserve your trust

Restaurants are a driving force in New Hampshire, always generously supporting our communities in time of need with fundraising support. The COVID-19 concern is real, and it’s important that you understand that supporting your local restaurants through this time benefits us all.  There are over 69,500 foodservice jobs in NH…10 percent of the NH workforce! We must work together to ensure that we can hit the ground running when this time of uncertainty is over. READ MORE