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Point of View

Music is Life

The benefits of music are vast and varied, touching every aspect of human life. From enhancing cognitive abilities and emotional well-being to fostering social connections and improving physical health, music offers a universal language that speaks to the heart and mind in equal measure. READ MORE

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Letters: It’s hard to understand why some people hate coyotes with so much passion

Recently, our senators had an opportunity to end one of the vilest ways coyotes are killed. SB346 would have ended the barbaric practice of coyote hounding. We lobbied the senators at the statehouse in Concord on the day of the vote, giving them a postcard with a recent photo of a beautiful NH reddish coyote. One of the senators asked why we don’t use a photo of a coyote ravaging a cow. What does he think happens to the cow when she goes to the slaughterhouse? The coyote kills to survive. Another senator said coyotes are cruel. Coyotes kill to survive. The coyote hound hunter does it for fun. It’s easy to figure out who the cruel one is. The bill did not pass. READ MORE

Point of View

What is Black History to the Black Granite Stater?

Often, there is an unspoken understanding that the month of February should invoke strong feelings of pride, determination, and motivation for everyone, but most notably those who identify as Black or African American. And while that is certainly true for a lot of people, there is a more complex understanding of how the celebration of Black History Month can feel, when Black folk are a small minority population of an area. Those complexities can usher in mixed feelings about Black identity and its perception of the diaspora at large.  READ MORE

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Letters to the Editor

Letters: Conflict or Corruption?

A real-life example is that of House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn). His 2023 financial disclosure does not mention that his wife, Sharon Osborne, serves as Chairman of the Board at Latitude Learning, a homeschool cooperative. Rep. Osborne is required to report this potential conflict in his disclosure. However, this oversight is not his only violation of the public trust. READ MORE