Opinion

Healthy Homes, Healthy Kids

Friday, June 22, 2018 Mary Sliney 0

Despite a strong economy and low unemployment rates, Manchester, like many areas in our state and elsewhere, has a high number of homeless families whose incomes cannot compete for decent housing. READ MORE

The Soapbox

SWAT’s response to a serial hugger, and a neighbor in crisis

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Jim Robidoux 0

No one was shot. No police dog was released. No Tasers, no real force at all. But why did all the force come to my street? SWAT team with a BEAR CAT, 22 rifles in all for a man who had quietly confided in his brother that he’d lost his will to live? No mental health crisis team came, only heavily armed police officers. READ MORE

Opinion

By the Light of Burning Tires I Watched My Life Go By

Sunday, June 3, 2018 Keith Howard 0

As I write this, it was a week ago that I spent my last night in Pittsburg, five miles from the Canadian border, alone outside the Tiny White Box. Wanting to mark the occasion, I built a small campfire in a fire pit as the sun was going down. There, I meditated on what I’ve lived in the last nine months, reviewed the writing I’ve done (and left undone) and thought about the next stage of my journey. READ MORE

Opinion

Challenging the war economy

Friday, June 1, 2018 Arnie Alpert 0

Fifty-one years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King warned that “a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”

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