9.11.01

We said, “We shall never forget.” But have we remembered? John Kerry said, “Remember the hours after September 11, when we came together as one? It was the worst day we have ever seen, but it brought out the best in all of us.” It has been fifteen years since this tragedy, when we cried …

Solar Spill

A solar spill is called a sunny day. Germany is one of the world’s leaders in the use of solar photovoltaics (PV)  panels. In 2014, Germany produced approximately 6.2 to 6.9 percent of their electricity, and by 2015, it produced 7.5% of Germany’s net electricity consumption. Germany’s PV capacity has doubled on a average of every 18 months, with a 50% annual growth rate. By 2016, …

Business Roundtable Discussion

In May, my running mates (Carla Billingham and Sean Lewis) and I had the opportunity to visit with the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce and BIA (Business and Industry Association). BIA organized Round Table Discussions in nine different locations across the state, to determine what the business community sees as issues for the upcoming legislative session. Key concerns were identified, and …

Happy Birthday, Medicaid Expansion

Today is the two-year anniversary of NH implementing Medicaid Expansion. Did you know that the bipartisan N.H. Health Protection Act, expands Medicaid health care to almost 50,000 low-income, hard-working Granite Staters, who rely on this expansion to live healthy lives? Senator Jeff Woodburn says, “Uninsured emergency room visits are down significantly. Uncompensated care, a hidden tax …

Ice Cream Social Followup

Democratic House Candidates in Salem Host Ice Cream Social Summer event brings lawmakers and constituents together Thanks to Susan McLaughlin for coming to video our Ice Cream Social last week! This video will be shown on our local public TV station, and is also available at: http://reflect.vod.salem.cablecast.tv/TRMSVOD/10880-icecrmstaterep-Medium-v1.mp4 I’m so proud of my teammates that are running for …

7th Generation

What is the 7th Generation principle and why do you need to know about it? MAY 15, 2013 • BY MOLLY LARKIN • COMMENTS 23 Whenever I mention the 7th Generation principle to most people, they think I’m talking about laundry detergent. I’m always surprised that more people don’t know the origin of the term, so I felt …

Young Families

In my last post, I talked about the “silver tsunami” — concerns about the average age of Granite Staters. One of the reasons we see that growing percentage of seniors is the decline in the percentage of younger residents. How are we doing to make young people want to stay here in New Hampshire? (Or perhaps more important, …

Self-Sufficient

Wow. This is awesome. This self-sufficient community will grow its own food and create its own renewable energy. I wish we could do this in New Hampshire! https://www.facebook.com/NowThisFuture/videos/1164725853568593/   In a crisis, our grocery stores only have enough food for 3 days. We need to start looking at ways of making our country more food efficient, …

What a Turkey!

What a turkey! And, no, I’m not talking about a politician … right now, anyway! This parent and baby decided to take a stroll through my backyard this afternoon. Many people think of Salem as a city, but here in my yard we have a wild life refuge. We have birds. Lots of them, and a wide variety, …

Ice Cream Social

Which local non-profit should receive the proceeds from the Ice Cream Social to Meet the Candidates on Wednesday, August 3. Please give suggestions on each of our Facebook pages. One per candidate’s page! Carla Billingham for NH House of Representatives Sean Lewis for New Hampshire Bonnie4Salem For more details, see: bit.ly/SalemIceCreamSocial

Ozone

Using sound environmental practices, like eliminating CFCs (or chlorofluorocarbons) we are improving Mother Earth. The ozone hole over Antartica has shrunk by 1.5 square million miles since it’s peak in 2000. This proves that collective action can lead to an eco-friendly future. We can win this fight to protect our environment. What are you doing for …

(((ECHO)))

Why (((Echo))) on Twitter? I didn’t know, so I looked it up. I found several articles, but liked this one the best. Or, hated it the most: http://metro.co.uk/2016/06/05/people-are-putting-echoes-around-their-names-on-twitter-heres-why-5925002/ In brief: For a while, white nationalists, neo-Nazis and anti-Semites – groups largely now part of the disturbing ‘alt-right’ movement – have been putting three sets of brackets around …