Community

Here’s why NH Legislative Fiscal Committee must approve $40M in federal broadband funding on Dec. 2

Imagine it’s 1936 and all the towns around you have electricity except yours. Your neighbors are using power saws to cut their cords of wood, electric washing machines to wash their clothes, getting their news and entertainment at night from radio. You are living down the road a few miles away reading your newspaper by kerosene lamp and hand sawing your dozens of cords of wood.  This is what it feels like in 2022 to be one of the thousands of residences in rural NH without access to high-speed, reliable internet. READ MORE

Xena, Warrior Princess Dog
Point of View

Cat o’ Nine Tales

My pseudo-scientific study of the names of eBay bookselling handles, scribbled on slips of paper and tossed into a sawed-off cereal box, leads me to believe that the majority of online bookseller handles fall into four broad categories: books, history, Hollywood and, of course, cats. READ MORE

Point of View

The Soapbox: The way we’re addressing homelessness is like the plot of ‘Groundhog Day’

I didn’t want to write anything today. Then I got a text message and a voicemail from two separate people around Manchester telling me they are living in their cars with no place to go. I am a community organizer with Rights & Democracy, not a social worker, but people are increasingly coming to me for help – help I’m unable to provide. READ MORE

Community

People, not political tribalism

There will always be division. In fact, our political system was set up to be adversarial, but being adversarial while still showing respect for those who disagreed with you used to be the norm (one great example that I often talk about is the relationship between President Ronald Reagan and Speaker Tip O’Neill). This is not the case today. READ MORE