Stories

The unintended consequences of Governor Sununu’s stay at home order has been far-reaching — from tens of thousands unemployed, tens of thousands with reduced income and hours, empty and nearly bankrupt hospitals, needed medical and dental procedures postponed, “non-essential” businesses on the brink of bankruptcy — and most in our state are unaware of the collateral damage that our fellow citizens are suffering. Please read and share these stories, and even add your own. 

PLANET FITNESS is a ‘Liberty-Free Zone’

I was recently THROWN OUT of my Planet Fitness location in Belmont, NH, where I have been a member for 7 years, for refusal to wear the Mask of the Beast. On June 24, I had entered the facility, employed their “touchless” scanner and proceeded to the exercise area where, pursuant to State “guidelines,” masks are not required. I was publicly accosted by staff who yelled at me from across the gym that I “needed to have a mask.” I replied that I was exercising and wasn’t required to have one. They responded that I needed a mask to ENTER

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What are we teaching our children?

After 30 years operating a Child Care Center in New Hampshire, I am considering closing. I love caring for children. I have a great team of teachers. I have great families who need my center to be open. However, regulations imposed by the State of New Hampshire are choking us. There used to be four centers in my town. Now I am the only one left. We have regulations that are 80 pages long. Now the governor tells us to follow new guidelines that make it unbearable to function properly. The governor expects us to have staff wear masks inside

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Those who are empathetic to animals will understand

One of our beloved cats of more than 11 years was euthanized on Saturday, April 11, and my daughters and I weren’t allowed to comfort her during her last breath. Earlier in the week, Blossom the cat stopped eating. This was highly unusual for her, since she was on steroids two times a day for IBD. Steroids had always made her incredibly hungry. She was on prescription food and a probiotic as well. When we changed her can food to another prescription option, she seemed okay for a couple of days. On Friday April 10th she stopped eating again. Our

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I may die from the shutdown ‘cure’

I am 66 years old and due to a drunk driving accident 40 years ago, I have a six-tooth bridge across my upper front teeth. Four weeks ago that bridge fell out. I am lucky because my dentist was operating for emergencies during this time, but it still took eight days after the bridge fell out to get a temporary bridge into my mouth. During that time, I developed a raging infection, which has been very slow to heal. The fear has been that the infection could spread to my eye/ brain and kill me. Had there been no lockdown,

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The crushing of the entrepreneurial spirit through excessive and irrational government intervention

I have been self-employed for over 30 years. In this time period, I have had successes and failures. As an entrepreneur, I understand that there are always risks in every decision that I make and those decisions are carefully weighed in terms of the successes they may or may not yield. Certain things are unavoidable such as competition, which is another entrepreneur’s attempt at the same market share. The threat of competition is the number one thing that keeps us entrepreneurs on our toes. What has proven to be out of our control is the ability of the government to

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Life’s Journey Living NH Free

Never skipped a beat, I’ve been working 50 hrs a week amid varying conditions of normal life, now with an added attempt at precautionary measures. I watched a vibrant State come to a halt. The highway is vacant, but in the dawn come the businesses that build a State, that support an economy. We work, month after month, we work. In the midst of a fear-mongering media and a lying federal government, we work outside, inside, around colleagues and contractors. We work while everyone shelters and masks up. I’m not sure if it’s the federal Covid money, political posturing or

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A Lot of Loss

On May 1, 2019, I lost my daughter in a horrible car accident on route 101. I lost a lot of income due to that. I filed for the NH victim fund for assistance and was denied that for assistance. Now here we are in 2020, I have lost both jobs of serving tables and nursing due to COVID. I keep trying to help myself financially out of both of these financial holes that were no fault of my own. I have always worked multiple jobs and have lost so much income due to both situations. I am trying to

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Historic Inn on the brink

Eight years ago I quit my job as a lawyer, moved to New Hampshire from the deep south, and bought what is now a 180 year old inn and began a new life as an innkeeper. It’s been incredibly hard work and a struggle financially every off season until last year. I love what I do and I had finally turned the corner, had a very good winter and a fairly good spring with a strong summer approaching. Of course the summer has all dissolved. And now I hear rumors of a possible “partial” opening “allowed” sometime in June. I

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Hospitals laying off workers

WHERE’S THE EMERGENCY!? On Friday, May 8th, Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough announced it was furloughing over one hundred employees. This comes at a time when we are supposedly “preparing for the worst” in our state and are not allowed by His Majesty (intentional dig) the governor to exercise our natural rights, lest we be wiped out by some unseen and yet to be destructive hoax, farce, scam, virus or whatever we wish to call it. The only solution to this problem is obviously to vote out all of those responsible and replace them with individuals that understand the value

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NONESSENTIAL

My name is Cathy and I am owner of two tattoo shops. I am proud to say we had 10 Tattoo Artists working within our 2 shops as independent subcontractors, along with 3 employees. When we first started hearing about Corona Virus, we were just ending our slow season (November through mid February) looking forward to what we now as the start of peak season. By the second week of March we were all going to die due to this fast spreading virous. We decided to stop tattooing a few days prior to Gov. Sununu’s announcement of closing for five

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