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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke before 250,00 people from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. This speech was what we call the “I Have A Dream” speech. He was speaking during a time at once alien and yet not unfamiliar. He had become an important leader in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Like so many movements, even today, there was a tension between peaceful protest and fighting back with the same violence used by many of the opponents of civil rights and justice.

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Despite 38 years in the practice of law there are still some things that surprise me about my fellow humans. Last week, in the run-up to the holiday season, my office received two telephone calls from people interested in commencing legal actions against both the state and federal governments.

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LRGHealthcare recently marked the fifth anniversary of the Recovery Clinic at LRGHealthcare. Five years ago the Lakes Region and Twin Rivers catchment areas led the state in percentage of opioid overdose deaths. The LRGHealthcare Board of Trustees and CEO Kevin Donovan supported the opening …

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PITTSBURGH — Here in the capital of indecision — where even before the polling stations closed Tuesday it seemed possible, even likely, that agitation would mix with litigation — the way forward for America is, as it is everywhere else, muddled. Only here it is more so.

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We find ourselves in a perfect storm with multiple flashpoints: a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic and a centuries-old struggle for justice. One is a public health emergency that has lasted for months and promises many future challenges: COVID-19. The other is the most insidious, long-standing pu…

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Like so many Americans, I have watched in horror at the violence and murders perpetrated by those we pay to keep us safe. I have also watched in horror at the mindless “Defund the Police” cries. Granted many police departments can use a good house cleaning but the solution is not to throw ou…

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A little over a month ago, LRGHealthcare announced it was following State of New Hampshire guidelines to cancel elective and non-urgent services and was temporarily closing the majority of outpatient services. As you may recall, this decision was driven by two public health needs and one fin…

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It is a fine investment of time for a lawyer, or a citizen, to read the opinions of Justice Robert H. Jackson, whose brilliant legal career began with the Nuremburg trials. He went on to become the only person to serve as Solicitor General, Attorney General and as a Supreme Court Justice. Wo…

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A group of residents in my little town of Sandwich has been brainstorming for the better part of a year on ways they can tackle humankind’s biggest challenge. They call themselves the Sandwich Climate Action Coalition.

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Back in 1927, Belgian college professor and Roman Catholic Priest Georges Lemaître opined that prior to what we now call the “Big Bang,” there was no time, no space, no night, no day, and no universe, only a single gaseous mass. Lemaitre believed that (about 13.7 billion years ago) the mass …

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The announcement last week that LRGHealthcare was temporarily suspending the majority of outpatient services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic was received with much disbelief and some anger. While the message was a surprise to many, the concept of a shutdown of health care services at LR…