Nashua ranked 3rd safest city in National Survey

(WHDH) — Seven New England communities have been ranked among the top 25 safest cities in the United States, according to a new study.

To determine where Americans can feel most protected against life’s hazards, including non-physical forms of danger, WalletHub says it compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 44 key metrics, including COVID-19 deaths in the past week and assaults per capita, unemployment rate, and road quality.

Columbia, Maryland, is the safest city in the country, according to the personal finance website, while St. Louis, Missouri was ranked the least safest.

Worcester was the only Massachusetts city to land among the top 25. Cities in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Rhode Island also cracked the top 25.

The top 25 safest cities were ranked as follows:

1Columbia, MD
2South Burlington, VT
3Nashua, NH

Endorsement News

Public Education is a true gift to the future of individuals and to our state and country, and the biggest reason for this to succeed has always been our teachers.
Teach a child not what to learn, but how to learn, teach them to be inquisitive and interested in learning and we will have the doctors we need, the scientists, the inventors, the people who build and repair and program, and on and on.
I honor their work and am grateful for their dedication to their service.
I am pleased to announce that both AFT-NH and NTU have endorsed my candidacy because they believe that together we are working to better the lives of all citizens of the Granite State.

NH Stonewall Democrats Endorse

My one driving goal as a Legislator is to work for Justice. Some of us, because of who we are or what we look like, find it easy to obtain. But Justice is a promise of Equality to everyone, not just the majority, and so I will work to ensure this for all.

From their endorsement letter – “LGBTQ+ rights and protections are constantly at risk in the state of New Hampshire. The community as a whole is relying on hard-working advocates, to promote, move forward, and communicate on issues that would limit or inhibit progress on LGBTQ+ equality.”

I accept this endorsement proudly.

Bill Barry for Hillsborough County Sherriff

Bill has over 34 years of experience in law enforcement, including 26 years in the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office. He has the knowledge and experience to bring us into the 21st Century with programs that will save the country money while maintaining the high standards we all expect.

Click to contribe to his campaign:

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If you are worried about voting in person, this page will give you everything you need for an absentee ballot. The Request Form must be sent first, then you’ll receive the ballot to fill in and return. Don’t delay, your vote is important – it ensures our Democracy!

Joint House/Senate Education Committee Review of Proposed School Reopening Guidelines

Joint House/Senate Education Committee Review of Proposed School Reopening Guidelines

Tuesday, July 21 Beginning at 9:00a.m. on Zoom 

See House Calendar 28A for Zoom login information and a full listing of presentations. 

This is the first legislative hearing on the oversight for the pending opening of schools, at which the joint committee will be hearing from the Education Commissioner, school administration, teachers, special education, and others. This will involve a detailed discussion of the reopening proposal with questions from the joint committee members. 

Endorsements? No, not these

Endorsements? No, not these

Having filed to return to the House, now we begin receiving requests to fill in surveys from lobbying groups.

Yesterday I received these via mail.

One wants me to remove all regulations on weapons, another wants me to remove all taxes, the last one wants me to remove a woman’s right to bodily autonomy.

I promise to consistently vote for smart gun laws, protecting  2a of the NH Constitution while protecting the community. I’d ask for help from gun owners on how to require everyone follow the guidance of responsible owners and make NH safer for everyone.

NH’s taxes are out of balance because of the consistent downshifting of the burden to run this state down onto property owners. We are punishing poorer communities and those with other burdens when they know our children should all have the same access to public education, safe roads and bridges, access to healthcare, a secure retirement within the community they spent their lives.

I promise to secure and protect the hard personal decisions women have to make concerning their own health and that of their families. The state has no right to interfere between a woman and her doctor. 

No, not these, not now, not ever