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ALG's Daily Grind - Will Lois Lerner be Jailed for IRS Targeting? 


April 10, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Lois Lerner referred to DOJ for Criminal Prosecution
President Obama assured the American people that his administration would "get to the bottom" of the IRS scandal which pitted the government's tax-collection arm against the President's own political adversaries. If those words weren't empty, the Administration and the DOJ would look seriously into the case against Lerner, pursue prosecution for the offenses uncovered by House investigations, and leave Ms. Lerner's fate in the hands of the criminal justice system. Until then, the Administration is passively complicit with the criminal activities of its executive agencies.

Does motherhood impact wages?
It is stating the obvious. Women have babies, and when they do, a significant percentage of them leave the labor force.

Cato Study: No connection between spending, student outcomes
"In virtually every other field, productivity has risen over this period thanks to the adoption of countless technological advances — advances that, in many cases, would seem ideally suited to facilitating learning. And yet, surrounded by this torrent of progress, education has remained anchored to the riverbed, watching the rest of the world rush past it."


Seacoast School of Technology Accepted Student/Parent Open House

Regional Career & Technical Center welcomes next year’s accepted students

Exeter - The Seacoast School of Technology (SST) in Exeter will be hosting a drop-in event for recently accepted students and their families on Wednesday, April 2nd from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

This year’s Accepted Student Open House will provide students and their parents with an opportunity to meet their SST teacher, get an introduction to the SST curriculum and learn information about college credit opportunities.  This is a drop-in event, with formal presentations beginning at 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. in each program.

Though this event is designed primarily for recently accepted students, it is open to the public and anyone who wishes to learn more about the opportunities available at SST.

The Seacoast School of Technology is located at 40 Linden Street in Exeter.  Open House guests are asked to park either on the Tuck Learning Campus, or behind the former Exeter High School Annex.  For more information about the SST Accepted Student Open House, please call 775-8461 or visit


NH Poetry Society - Statewide Student Writing Contest Open

Students who like to write poetry will have another chance for statewide recognition this year. The Poetry Society of New Hampshire (PSNH), in partnership with the New Hampshire Council of Teachers of English (NHCTE), is holding its annual poetry contest this spring. The contest is open to all young writers, in grades 1-8 (Junior Division) and in grades 9-12 (Senior Division). 

The winning poems from each division will be published in The Poets’ Touchstone, the nonprofit organization’s quarterly literary journal, according to PSNH President Kyle Potvin.  Winners will receive a free copy of the publication. Both competitions will be coordinated by published New Hampshire poets – the Junior Contest by Barbara Bald of Alton, and the Senior Contest by Tom Diegoli of Gorham. The deadline is April 30, which should give teachers plenty of time to make assignments related to April as National Poetry Month.

Entrants may submit up to three typed poems, with two copies of each submission. Teachers are encouraged to submit entries on behalf of their students as well.  The first copy should appear without any personal identification, and the second copy should have in the upper right-hand corner: student’s name, home address, email address, school’s name and address, and student’s grade in school. Each entry must have a signed statement certifying that the poem is original and has not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other author’s work. Theme and style are open. Additional guidelines and mailing instructions appear on the PSNH website at

“Rap, rhyme, or spoken word – every day kids experience poetry in many forms,” said Potvin.  “We invite New Hampshire students to share their unique voices with us, and we look forward to celebrating their work through our annual contest.”

For questions, please email:


SNHU - Concept Papers Due Friday! 

Concept Papers Due Friday!

Friday is the last chance to be entered into the running for the Tory C. Marandos Entrepreneurial Challenge. If your current business is less than three years old or you have an idea for a business based in New Hampshire, then you can enter the challenge.

The prize offerings for the top 5 finalists are:

1st Place Prize: $5000 from the Marandos Family; 4 hours of accounting services from Brayman, Houle, Keating and Albright PLLC; $1500 of legal services from Devine Millimet Attorneys at Law; social media support via a membership to the “A-Ha! Tribe” supported by Epiphanies, Inc.

2nd Place Prize: $2000 from the Thibodeau Family

3rd, 4th, & 5th Place Prize: $500 each.

Initial business concept papers are due by Friday, March 14th, 11:59pm EST. This competition is open to both male and female business owners. For more information, visit the Center for Women’s Business Advancement at Southern NH University or call the CWBA at 603-629-4687.


SNHU - “Affordable Care Act/Exchange Education Conference” 

Affordable Care Act & Your Small Business 

We know that many small business owners still have questions and concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act.

To better serve you, the Center for Women’s Business Advancement at Southern New Hampshire University and Northeast Delta Dental will hold a free “Affordable Care Act/Exchange Education Conference” on April 10, 2014 from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the Southern New Hampshire University Dining Center Banquet Facility

The forum is designed to highlight information New Hampshire small businesses need to comply with the employer mandate to offer health coverage to employees. Topic such as

  • Regulatory and legislative updates
  • The perspective of small business owners
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Tax considerations and carrier mandates

We also have built time to have your questions answered by experts in the field. Presenters will include New Hampshire Insurance Department Commissioner Roger Sevigny as well as representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Northeast Delta Dental, Compass, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Great New Hampshire Restaurants, Inc.

The forum is presented by the Center for Women’s Business Advancement at Southern New Hampshire University in coordination with Northeast Delta Dental and media sponsors “New Hampshire Today Show With Jack Heath” on WGIR-AM and New Hampshire Business Review.

The event is free admission, but registration is required. Please go to the Center for Women’s Business Advancement’s website to register for the event.