Do political parties add to divisiveness?

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In following the 2024 presidential campaign, I find myself longing for the days when those seeking political office talked more about the issues than trying to score political points by pointing out the personal imperfections – most of the time some character flaw rather than their abilities – of their opponents, or worse that of their opponents families. I remember when people debated issues, didn’t yell or act hateful, maybe disagreed but respected the other, and when “politician” wasn’t seen as a bad word

September is centennial of the birth of New Hampshire author Grace Metalious

read more…: September is centennial of the birth of New Hampshire author Grace Metalious

Indian summer is like a woman. Ripe, highly passionate, but fickle, she comes and goes as she pleases…” Such is the opening line of Peyton Place, the controversial novel published in 1956 that eventually sold 20 million copies, was turned into a sanitized 1957 major movie that garnered nine Academy Award nominations, and  became a prime-time soap opera that ran for 524 episodes and debuted both Mia Farrow and Ryan O’Neal.

Paddle and Ball on Court

Manchester Parks and Rec announces Pickleball Skills Class

read more…: Manchester Parks and Rec announces Pickleball Skills Class

Ready to elevate your pickleball game? Join our pickleball skills class right here in Manchester, NH, and take your game to the next level! Whether you’re a newbie or looking to refine your skills, our class offers something for everyone. It will be taught by two professional players with extensive experience in the field.

It’s time to go, Joe

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As I watched President Joe Biden’s atrocious performance in the now-infamous June 27 debate with former-president Donald Trump, I was reminded of a time in the late ’90s when I was driving to visit a friend in Jersey City and got hopelessly lost in the city. 

Addressing the heightened urgency of New Hampshire’s homelessness crisis

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The median cost for a two-bedroom apartment in New Hampshire is about $1,584. To afford it, someone would have to earn about $31 an hour. With the minimum wage at  $7.25 an hour, someone working 168 hours a week — every hour of every day — could not afford the rent. To kick off an occasional series on homelessness, Melanie Plenda talks with Jennifer Chisholm, executive director of the New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness, about the problems and solutions related to homelessness in New Hampshire.

Manchester Ink Link Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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After years as a full-time journalist, Carol Robidoux in 2014 found herself laid off – for the second time, since the Great Recession of 2008 – and wondering what the future of news was going to look like. That’s when she decided to create her own news publication, and in 2014 she launched Manchester Ink Link, what she called a “community hub and news info site for the city of Manchester.”