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. 

Voter Intimidation and Suppression happened to me

I live in Nashua, NH and vote in Ward 9. I have voted in person in every election since I moved to Nashua in 2008. I did not vote in the state primary in September, because I am registered as a Democrat but my plan at that time was to vote for a Republican candidate in the general election on November 3rd. Because I only made that decision after the deadline for a party affiliation change (June 2), I opted not to participate in the Democratic Primary. On November 3rd, my husband went to vote at the Ward 9 precinct

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One woman’s letter to the State Senate about the Covid-19 situation

I will not comply with the governor’s emergency orders. I was reported to the Attorney General’s office for not wearing a mask in my business while working on my clients, and subsequently harrassed by my local health officer in the city of Dover. This strange man was waiting for me, in my waiting area common at my place of business when I showed up to work. He was wearing a black mask which I found very threatening actually, and didn’t offer any credentials. Well holding his hand out in standing very close to me, he asked for my doctor’s note

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The governor’s Covid-19 fear-mongering has caused hopelessness

To Whom it may Concern, I’m going to try to make my long story short. Before I moved here, where I am now, I was on Bond Street in Claremont. While there, my dad died there in my living room, and then in 2017 my fiancé of 13 years died in the same room from cancer, and about 6 months after, my 16-year old cat died all in the same room. I have been an empath, intuitive, introvert all my life. Back before my dad died, I decided to try my own painting business, as I have been painting most

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Our Elderly Have Been Forsaken: Where Is The Love?

My 95 year old mother is in a nursing home with multiple health issues that prevent me from taking care of her at home. She has not been hugged or even touched by any of her six children since the lock down began. She has diminished mental capacity and does not understand why we can’t visit or hug her. I am beginning to think she will die before I get to do so, and this is a tragedy. How many old folks are in the same situation being cared for by strangers? For that matter how many children are suffering

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Fear is destructive

Since the governor implemented his mask mandate I have been continuously harassed while trying to provide for my family in our community. As a USAF Veteran with a medical exception for wearing a face covering, feeling publicly harassed, isolated, and shamed has been devastating. These will cause some long-lasting effects, and it affects my whole family. My livelihood, mental state, and safety are in jeopardy. Catherine Joyce Hancock, NH

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STILL Laid Off

On Thursday, August 8th, 2019, I, Shane J. Skinner, was hired by Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites and began working as a maintenance worker beginning on Monday, August 12th, 2019. I enjoyed working at said job for seven months and one week before, on Thursday, March 19th, 2020, due to COVID-19, I was effectively held in a two-month furlough before, on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020, I was laid off… I lost my job because of all of this. I haven’t worked since Sunday, March 15th, 2020, and I was expecting to come back in the next couple of days,

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A whole family with health issues treated unfairly

I have severe glaucoma and if I don’t wear a mask for a one hour appointment then my glaucoma specialist refuses to treat me. I haven’t had an appointment with her since before this whole pandemic started. I also have congestive heart failure and wearing a mask makes me dizzy. My non-verbal very sweet and polite son has autism and he was refused entrance into a restaurant. He is very lonely and outings to restaurants are very important for his mental health. The Office for the Disabilities Act said they can just bring food to the car and that he

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What if a customer is hearing-impaired?

I work part-time at an auto parts store. I had a customer last week who was completely deaf. I pulled down my mask (required by my employer) for a second and pointed to my mouth and asked if he read lips. He said, “A little.” I spent the rest of this interaction communicating with this customer by typing messages into the Notes app on my smartphone. But this got me thinking: “How do deaf people communicate when everyone is wearing a mask?” Someone suggested clear or translucent masks that allow a hearing-impaired person to read lips. What are their limitations?

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How the Shutdown Changed My Life

Schools suddenly closed in mid March. All the families whose dogs I walked to earn half of my income were suddenly at home. I have not walked one dog since that time. My customers are now at home with their dogs. I have had one vacation pet sitting job since then. Most people are not traveling or vacationing, and I have not been hired to pet sit, but for that one job. My piano students stopped coming. We tried some Skype, Zoom, and Duo lessons. The younger students could not manage it. I retained a few students, but because I

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Our visit to a nursing home

We went today (09/23/2020) to visit an elderly friend we have not seen since the Covid restrictions went into effect along with lockdowns (months). We arrived at the nursing home and had to pull up front and call the desk for someone to come out and question us about where we have been, have we been around anyone with symptoms, etc., etc . I inquired to have them show me the legitimate laws for them to do this; none were produced, only: “This is our policy. We follow the CDC, and it must be enforced, and the orders of the governor. (This was from

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