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A Look at Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871-1918 by Katja Hoyer

Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871–1918 by Katja Hoyer My rating: 5 of 5 stars The history of Europe, and the obviously outsized role that the nation of Germany has played in that history, … Continue reading

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A Look at “Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump’s Washington and the Price of Submission” by Mark Leibovich

Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump’s Washington and the Price of Submission by Mark Leibovich My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another book nominally on Trump, but with a totally different angle. I was drawn in by the author, … Continue reading

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The Ian Bremmer Interview With Tony Blair

An interview with Tony Blair by Ian Bremmer of GZeroWorld. Available on You Tube but as always Blair, agree or not, has some interesting things to say. Blair was exceedingly careful not to be critical of the new Prime Minister, … Continue reading

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The Seabrook Seawall Reconstruction Project

With bids now being solicited for the Seabrook Seawall reconstruction project the Town recently hosted a site walk through for interested contractors. Our project partner, the REDC, has been with us from day one on this vitally important project, and … Continue reading

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Ezra Klein: What America Needs is a Liberalism That Builds

I have been wanting to write a few words about an impressive column written by Ezra Klein back in May. Entitled “What America Needs is a Liberalism That Builds” this New York Times piece manages to hit some pretty important … Continue reading

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James McCarty for State Representative

Election day is coming up fast, with primaries scheduled for Tuesday September 6. Lots of important races to consider. With the redrawing of many political lines there is a new Representative District, the Fourth Essex, made up of sections of … Continue reading

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A look at “Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy” by Henry Kissinger

Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy by Henry Kissinger My rating: 5 of 5 stars The new book by Henry Kissinger looks at six historical figures and the leadership skills that they brought to bear on the rather monumental problems … Continue reading

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William Felton Russell

The death of Bill Russell was announced today and it is indeed a sad day. I grew up in the Russell era, and I shared with my father a huge respect for Russell as an athlete, and more importantly as  … Continue reading

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Seabrook CIP Draft 2023-2028

The Seabrook Draft CIP has been released. We have utilized a new format for this draft which will better meet the needs of the Selectmen, Budget Committee, and Planning Board as a key aid in compiling annual capital budget requests … Continue reading

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A Look at Hell’s Angels by Hunter S. Thompson

Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga by Hunter S. Thompson My rating: 4 of 5 stars The first book by Hunter S. Thompson but one that I had not read until very recently. Released in 1969 the book comes … Continue reading

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