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. 

Vote surpression

I was told I would have to vote outside if I didn’t wear a mask and in November I would have to wait in the cold while people with masks voted inside. Thinking I was a Biden supporter, he went on to say we know most non-mask wearers are Trump supporters so we are going to make it as difficult as possible to vote for him. Citizen Joe Effingham, NH

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Couldn’t Vote

On the Tuesday September 8th, we were told at the Cawley Middle School that we could not go in to vote if we didn’t wear a mask. My wife and I after much complaining were allowed to vote. Earlier in the day, my daughter and son in law had to vote outside in the back for not wearing a mask and the votes were put in a cardboard box. We do not know where that box and those votes ended up. Richard Amador Hooksett, NH

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Masked Shamed by Local Small Business

I went to Birkenstock (shoes and apparel outdoor clothing store and small business) in Concord for the FIRST AND LAST time. Standing in front of me were two employees, so a total of three of us plus two other people in the far end of the store at least 30 feet away. I asked for Pete (one the employees) and was answered with a commanding threatening firm voice: “You have to wear a mask here in this store. Can I get you one!” I said “I am only here to see Pete” (in the hopes he would loosen up a

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Felt threatened while shopping

I do not want to disclose the company’s name as they respected the fact that I can not wear masks due to my medical conditions. The place of business is located in Manchester, NH. I went out for my monthly grocery shop yesterday 8/5/20 while entering the business. They have a employee stationed at the front of the store, the employee tried to hand me a mask and I politely stated I could not wear a mask do to medical conditions. The employee gave me this puzzled look like I could not refuse a mask. While in the store I

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Children are being robbed of their developmental needs

My daughter just turned six, do you know what she wanted for her birthday? To be able to “go back to school and see my friends” … now because of media fear mongering and false data I have to have the heart breaking conversation with my daughter that she can only go back to the school she loves for 4 hours a day 2 days a week. I have to tell my employer that my availability will again change, I have to re-configure childcare if available, I have to reconfigure remote learning, I have to reconfigure schedules, I have to

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Market Basket – Asked to leave!

A trip to my Local Market Basket …(Storrs St , Concord, NH) Monday, 7-20-20 Upon entering the store I was greeted by a mask “security guard” employee at Market Basket—the store I stood with through the boycott, The ONLY store I shop at. I was asked to wear a mask. I said “no thanks.” I was then told that one would be provided for me. “No thanks.” I was then ASKED TO LEAVE!!!! ARE you KIDDING ME? I felt threatened as two more employees came towards me to enforce this TOTAL B.S. I was literally in shock…..! I told them to

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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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