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jpf2361 April 15, 2014 at 01:27 pm
These numbers you are quoting are SKEWED. The NH Department Of Employment Security has NO WAY ofRead More tracking the people that exhausted their unemployment benefits. Which makes them drop off the rolls of the unemployed. I know of several people that fall under this category. Maybe you can dig a little deeper @Dan Tuohy when you are posting an article on the NEWS portion of Patch. Unless you have an ULTERIOR MOTIVE of being a lapdog to to Maggie "Tax & Spend" Hassan that is the most INEPT Governor in NH's history.
jpf2361 April 15, 2014 at 01:42 pm
What has Maggie "Tax & Spend" Hassan done with regard to job creation to qualify herRead More to make the follow statement?? "Gov. Maggie Hassan (D-Exeter) said the data shows good progress. In a statement, she said: "Today’s announcement that participation in the labor force continued to increase while New Hampshire’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent in March, more than two points below the national average, is another encouraging sign that our economy is continuing to strengthen, allowing businesses to grow and create jobs. To keep our economy moving forward, we must remain committed to addressing our challenges by working together on bipartisan solutions in order to strengthen the middle class, support job-creating businesses and encourage innovative economic growth that will allow all of our people to share in our success and prosperity." **************************************************How does RAISING THE GAS TAX qualify as JOB CREATION. How does raiding the existing supposed DEDICATED GAS TAX MONIES qualify as creating jobs? How does Maggie raiding the Rainy Day fund qualify as creating jobs? Raising Taxes and raiding funds has the reverse effect. It stifles jobs creation and forces layoffs as it increases the cost of doing business in NH for many NH Businesses. @Dan Tuohy Why don't you write an article that TELLS WHAT IS ACTUALLY GOING ON IN NH FOR A CHANGE??? Instead of Kissing Maggie Hassan's INEPT butt!!!!!
jpf2361 April 15, 2014 at 02:13 pm
Maggie TAX & SPEND Hassan is the most INEPT Governor NH has ever had in it's History!!! How doesRead More the expansion of Medicaid to 80,000 people secure the Miiddle Class here in NH? Especially once the Feds stop paying for this program. This FOOLISH program will lead to a a SALES TAX OR INCOME TAX OR BOTH and once the Fed's stop paying 100% for this program the CRAP WILL HIT THE FAN. Mark my Words!! NH is in for a RUDE AWAKENING once this happens, we will have LOST OUR TAX ADVANTAGE and you will see NH Companies leaving in Droves for a better deal from another State that will be happy to give them tax breaks to employ their citizens.
Coldwater Creek has announced it will be closing later this year. Patch File Photo
Donna Westbrook April 14, 2014 at 02:55 pm
I am sad to learn of this. While I never shopped with them, I think they had wonderful stylishRead More quality clothing. I don't think high prices had anything to do with their closing. The retail business today is very difficult to be in. Retail prices should be on the high side for this type of product. People need to earn a living! I always hate to hear when a business closes.
J. Parker April 15, 2014 at 03:29 pm
: ( So very disappointing. Seeing all the sales they were offering was a tip. I used to buy fromRead More their catalog years ago and was happy to see them close to home. The young people of today are into styles unappealing to those of us who prefer the classic look, but lately could not find anything that cried "buy me" on the racks. There was a time that their clothes reeked of class......What happened?
steve forte April 16, 2014 at 07:44 am
What happened is even thou people thought nothing of paying $45 - $55 even $100 for a pair of jeansRead More in the 80's they want to buy em for $19 now. Try giving employees health ins when you are making $1 off of a pair of jeans. Good luck with that.
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Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger April 13, 2014 at 02:15 am
FRACKING: The International Energy Agency said the U.S. will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia asRead More the world's largest oil producer by 2015. FRACKING: The U.S did not sign the Kyoto protocol for reducing C02 emissions, however the U.S. Has reduced C02 emissions by more than Kyoto agreements because of fracking.
Peter Anderson April 13, 2014 at 08:30 am
I bought an all electric car. I haven't been to a gas station since Oct. '13.
malcolm nichols April 13, 2014 at 09:01 am
Tyler, you are not worth the time wasted. You can't really believe what you wrote..
Family Dollar Stores plan to reduce its workforce, close stores. Patch File Photo
Karen Walz April 11, 2014 at 01:35 pm
FWIW, I agree!
Matthew April 11, 2014 at 03:52 pm
Paul......So, did you actually read my comment? It's not a junk store. It's sells food, and everydayRead More products. Even pet foods. So, like I said. It must be nice being rich, and not caring where your money goes. That's half the problem with America. People with any kind of money, could give a crap less about the people with not so much money. Yet. When there's an overseas tragedy, you people are right there with your check books to make a donation because it boosts your yuppy ego, and makes you think that your better than everyone else. So answer me a question Paul? When you go into a store and the product that you want to buy is, say, only .99cents? Do you not buy it, because you'd ratehr pay more for it somewhere else? Just to make you feel superior to the other person that pays .99cents for it? Please. You make no sense.
J. Parker April 11, 2014 at 04:14 pm
Oh No ! I hope it won't be the Burlington/Lexington store ! Some fo the household products areRead More brand names and worth the 'dollar'.
Steeplegate Mall. Credit: Patch
SPH April 6, 2014 at 07:49 am
Time for 'wakeupsheep' to wake up. Walmart, Target, and other bargain-based mega-stores, have longRead More since contributed to that affect upon both Main Street USA, and the malls. Amazon & online sales are the reason they won't come back, though. Not without reinventing themselves, at least. The malls are absolutely doomed. It's just a matter of time. And unfortunately, we'll never get to walk the warped wooden floors at Woolworth's & Newberry's on Main Street again.
Way April 7, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Not only does one size not fit all, but I have never met anyone it fits. Many people have goodRead More intentions, but not skillful intentions. Since when did we decide it was a good idea to put all our eggs in one basket?? We need to understand that centralizing all production & business & money & power AND government into one small far away and usually unknown group of elites has NEVER been a good idea for humans. In practical terms, 1. the closer any individual is to his/her resources and any authorities over them, the more control that individual has. 2. The closer authorities are to you, the more like minded the authorities will necessarily be-- sharing similar geography is to share many of the same needs & problems. Also, 3. the closer any public authority is to the public it serves, the more likely that authority will listen & follow public concerns. BUT WE HAVE GONE THE OTHER WAY-- THE WRONG WAY-- THE WAY AWAY FROM INDEPENDENCE & SECURITY, consolidating government with business & letting far away elite rarified groups of profiteering lawyers WRITE LAW BY AND FOR THEIR OWN PROFIT OF THEIR OWN BUSINESS, outlawing/regulating all competitors, esp small competitors, out of business to the detriment of most people everywhere. This marriage of big business with big government has to end: a very few people, with the paid help people whom we elected to represent US, are profiting from national debt, profiting from our debt, crushing us out of all other possibilities and futures. The more we consolidate resources and authorities, the fewer people will have any control over anything.
SPH April 7, 2014 at 04:00 pm
Way, What a wonderful rant. Really, one of the finest I've read in, er, uh...well, hours. But justRead More how does all that text relate to the Steeplegate Mall, or any mall, closing? If my geriatric racing idea ever comes to fruition, I'm putting a sawbuck on MISSED MY NAP in your honor. (c;
Brookstone. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Randomansfield April 4, 2014 at 10:20 pm
Sad story, I got my start at the corporate office back when they were in Nashua. Good company withRead More good people back then. I used to smoke butts in the corner office on weekends when nobody was there and then 'test' the marketing department's massage chair. Ah...the good old days...
Old Pizza April 5, 2014 at 08:58 pm
Never liked Brookstone - nothing but overpriced junky gadgets.
Beth Panashida April 7, 2014 at 07:47 am
Hey Crusty they sols innovative tools and gadgets not junk I hope they survive!
Dunkin' Donuts new PEEPS donut will be coming to stores on March 31. Credit: BuzzFeed.
marie hill March 28, 2014 at 02:25 pm
yes! i'd like to try it. think child would like to receive it.
rpdude March 28, 2014 at 05:33 pm
How can anyone complaine about a peep on a DD donut. They are both classics! I'm sure it'sRead More overpriced but Easter only comes around once a year. There are so many other thing to complain about...let them have this one!
Mary T March 28, 2014 at 06:07 pm
So much tragedy, negativity, sickness and struggles in the world. Nice to see happiness...I loveRead More Dunks and Peeps are adorable..though I don't eat them. Fun! Lighten up folks.
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Mike black March 26, 2014 at 11:26 am
Why work when one can get free healthcare, an EBT card , and various other entitlements ? And, youRead More can go to cool protests and sleep more !
Forgetit2 March 26, 2014 at 01:27 pm
And especially for those crooks......
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Michael Bate March 29, 2014 at 10:52 am
In fact we need to stop giving our revenue to highly profitable oil companies (in the form of taxRead More breaks); corporations like Walmart who tell their underpaid employees to get aid from taxpayers; and war profiteers who build weapons that we don't need and that don't work, have huge cost overruns.
deb of see-attleboro March 29, 2014 at 11:31 am
I agree, Michael. I also think an individuals lifestyle choices should not determine taxRead More liability.
Rob C March 29, 2014 at 11:36 am
Michael, how are we giving money away to oil companies if we are “allowing” them to keepRead More what is theirs? We ARE giving money, by the truckload, to green energy companies because they cannot survive on their own. Are you equally upset about that? One technically doesn’t cost us anything the other actually does. For the record I am for rewriting the tax code with zero loopholes and tax breaks allowed for all and I also oppose all corporate welfare. If a company cannot survive without being propped up by government handouts then it should not be in business to start with.
Staples announces store closures. Patch File Photo
deb of see-attleboro March 7, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Well, Steve, you missed my point completely. My point was that a smart shopper in a free economyRead More will take his/her business elsewhere and never, EVER forget.
Steve Marino March 7, 2014 at 03:39 pm
Deb,I know, I just dissected a small part of what you were saying to prove my point from a previousRead More thread. Mike, a very sad time we are living in. I just hate to see the middle class workers suffer these tax increases on business, because we all know that when a company gets hit with tax increases, they usually cut their biggest expense first, which is generally payroll. It's just sad how many middle class workers voted to CRUSH themselves. At some point I hope they understand this, but with all the lies and propaganda being spread by the left wing radical Democratic Party now in control, it's hard to ever get the truth. They just blame it on their "greedy" bosses because this is the bill of goods they are sold. Very sad!
Iron Mike March 7, 2014 at 05:14 pm
In THIS state in particular Steve, too many adults were raised up hearing at the dinner table aboutRead More how 'greedy and mean those Republican fat cats are'. Their parents – mostly just high school grads at best - never figured out where their paychecks came from. Back then they thought FDR was a god. Today their kids & grandkids think Obama is one too. A certain kind of ignorance can be inherited...
Radio Shack. Courtesy
jpf2361 March 5, 2014 at 08:00 pm
It's TWISTED SISTER Not Twister Sister Just saying.
Tony Schinella (Editor) March 5, 2014 at 08:13 pm
Yes, yes it is ... TY!
richard.ampman.merriam@gmail.com March 6, 2014 at 09:55 am
They've lost their focus on customer service. Almost none of the sales people know anything aboutRead More basic electronics. And their mark-up is close to 1000% on items like audio cables.
A gun group on Facebook.
Gun Rights March 10, 2014 at 08:37 am
Do a search on facebook for the group "guns of mass for sale/trade" very polite group ofRead More individuals
B/STOCK March 10, 2014 at 03:16 pm
Gun Rights: Watch out. You can go blind reading all the MA firearms rules. The two approvedRead More weapons rosters, will drive you crazy too. Some firearms on one roster and not the other. I know of cases where people wanted non-roster firearms transferred and they just had a FFL register the frame with the SN on it. Gun Rights, your are interpreting my post correctly by saying what " CCW holders will often forfeit the battle even though they know they could win". I wish Aspir7n would chime in and personally clarify what is so sad about this. Many unarmed people are just as civilized and under control and will ignore an idiot or incident. I still stand by my original post that armed people are generally more polite. We back off of any situation that could escalate into violence. Gun Rights. As a RI resident I do not think I can loan a pistol to a MA resident or should I say a MA resident cannot be in possession of my pistol. I could be wrong and if so let me know. Not that I would ever do that because it's legal for me to loan my car to anyone but if they get in an accident I will be liable. Same with the firearm. Have a good day all. Spring is coming.
steve forte March 10, 2014 at 03:23 pm
Funny ya mention Mass. I have a customer who is on Nemlec ( aka swat team) He cannot legaly own someRead More guns that any NH res can. Those type of laws are ridiculous.
This Yuengling billboard recently went up on Route 1 near the Rye/Portsmouth line.
Dennis Karoleski April 9, 2014 at 02:30 am
I've been looking around Portsmouth for Switchback but haven't found any so far. Anyone know whereRead More in Portsmouth it can be found?
skram bled April 9, 2014 at 08:43 am
Dennis, Portsmouth Provisions (next to Googies) has it, only like $3.99 or $4.99 for a 22oz bottle.
Dennis Karoleski April 9, 2014 at 11:39 am
Thanks, skram bled. Because of the parking situation we seldom venture downtown anymore. EspeciallyRead More since Moe's sells their subs up on Rt. 1 but I'll run down this afternoon and pick some up. Thanks again.
Dunkin' Donuts has launched customer rewards program. Photo Credit: Dunkin' Donuts
HJ February 13, 2014 at 08:19 pm
I like Tim Horton's too. I used to eat 12 Tim Bits at a time. Washed down with a tasty coffee.Read More
Frosty the Snowman February 14, 2014 at 12:00 am
I hate Dunkin Donut fans. Brand loyalty is fine, but I can't imagine a person who enjoys Coke overRead More Pepsi being as obnoxious as the "GOTTA HAVE MY DUNKS" lemmings.
gerri February 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm
great idea
This sign outside the Stratham Market Basket trumpets the 4 percent savings deal the store is offering for most of 2014. File photo.
jpf2361 February 11, 2014 at 02:48 pm
Market Basket is just trying to be Competitive and stay afloat. Would these workers prefer that theyRead More go out of Business and EVERYONE LOST THEIR JOBS???
Snag man February 11, 2014 at 03:18 pm
Welcome to the wonderful new world of Obamacare..... Embrace the suck!
Nicholas Luoma February 11, 2014 at 05:23 pm
Welcome to a BS sensational Patch article. Hey in case you forgot there is real news happening, likeRead More the Tar Sands presentation at the legislative office today.
CVS. Credit: Patch
Stacey Venne February 5, 2014 at 08:24 am
So are they going to stop selling candy, cookies and that huge 5 lb peanut butter cup?? becauseRead More selling those items goes against their vision of a "healthier" America....
Johnny Drama February 5, 2014 at 04:54 pm
Thanks for taking time off from calculating launch trajectories to comment Stacey. Here's the deal -Read More Junk food, fatty foods and even alcohol, consumed moderately, are not unhealthy. With tobacco products, there is no exception. Even moderate use of tobacco is unhealthy for the consumer and those nearby. A logical and sensible decision made by CVS.
steve forte February 6, 2014 at 02:45 pm
CVS has the right to sell or not sell any legal product they want. I have the right to shop at CVSRead More or any other drug store I want.
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