N.H. is No. 1 again

N.H. is No. 1 again

There are 146 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Apr 1, 2008, titled N.H. is No. 1 again. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

When Eric Johnson heard New Hampshire had been named the most livable state in the country for the fifth year in a row, he didn't know what to make of it.

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MA Work for MA Residents

Boston, MA

#1 Apr 1, 2008
I personally disagree with this survey.
If NH is so great, then why do they all come into Massachusetts and take our jobs?
I think my favorite part about visting NH is seeing it in my rear view mirror!
lowering the bar

Princeton, MA

#2 Apr 1, 2008
MA Work for MA Residents wrote:
I personally disagree with this survey.
If NH is so great, then why do they all come into Massachusetts and take our jobs?
I think my favorite part about visting NH is seeing it in my rear view mirror!
I have to agree with you there. NH has made a science out of getting Massachusetts people to support the state, with the state run liquor stores clustered along the border, and tolls aimed at out of staters.
Live free or die? more like Live Off Massachusetts Or Die.
Beth

Jersey City, NJ

#3 Apr 1, 2008
MA Work for MA Residents wrote:
I personally disagree with this survey.
If NH is so great, then why do they all come into Massachusetts and take our jobs?
I think my favorite part about visting NH is seeing it in my rear view mirror!
NH is great. For those who are travelling to Ma to work, are passing the people from Ma coming to NH to buy beer, cigarettes, shop, etc.. So basically, the money that those are making in Ma are spending it in NH. You go where the work is, doesn't mean you have to live there.
MA Work for MA Residents

Boston, MA

#4 Apr 1, 2008
You're Right Beth....

Thanks NH for contributing to our public health crisis...

We should be lucky we have access to cheap poison, I mean cigarettes
lowering the bar

Princeton, MA

#5 Apr 1, 2008
I shop in NH less and less. The traffic in Nashua and Salem is awful, and with the rising cost of gas, its more expensive to just get there.
I don't smoke, and I make my own beer, so there isn't any incentive to cross the line for that either.
FLATLANDER

Columbus, OH

#6 Apr 1, 2008
NH IS A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT. I HOPE THEY PRESERVE ITS NATURAL BEAUTY. BUT I LIKE LIVING IN MA.
Wow

Woburn, MA

#7 Apr 1, 2008
lowering the bar wrote:
I shop in NH less and less. The traffic in Nashua and Salem is awful, and with the rising cost of gas, its more expensive to just get there.
I don't smoke, and I make my own beer, so there isn't any incentive to cross the line for that either.
You make your own beer? No that sounds refreshing. I'm thirsty all of a sudden.
Beth

Jersey City, NJ

#8 Apr 1, 2008
MA Work for MA Residents wrote:
You're Right Beth....
Thanks NH for contributing to our public health crisis...
We should be lucky we have access to cheap poison, I mean cigarettes
Ma sells cigarettes also. People are just stupid enough to spend $6-7 for a pack. I say, you like Ma, stay in Ma. Some people don't divide and think that "You should stay in your state", etc.. That has to be the most rediculous thing I've ever heard. Sooner or later people in Floriday are going to be complaining that too many people visit their state during school breaks, etc.. Go to our own parks, visit our own beaches. I can only imagine how many comments would be flying if all 50 states starting agruing about people crossing their borders.
sarah

United States

#9 Apr 1, 2008
I have to laugh at the we have good schools part. Ive seen your curriculum NH its pathetic!! then those kids come here for a college education and can barely hack it in the classrooms.

I do however love visiting NH for vacations, but I'm glad I'm not paying there land tax.
MA Work for MA Residents

Boston, MA

#10 Apr 1, 2008
Frankly, I think anbody spending money on cigarettes in this day in age is not too bright! Especially with the level of public knowledge we have regarding the fact that smoking cigarettes will eventually kill you!

Getting back on track though, I feel that in general, NH people have this provincial attitude that they're the best and their stuff don't stink... You can have that place... I would rather not spend my time in a place that is void of culture, neighborhood identity and class.

Come on, you head up to the Granite State and all you see is tatoo parlor after strip mall...

Yeah, you're right NH rocks!
Corey

United States

#11 Apr 1, 2008
The guy in this story complaining that NH laws are getting stricter and stricter needs to realize you can't have it both ways. Hudson has seen huge benefit from suburban pressure for housing from Boston, and it has certainly seen huge benefit from the tax differencial and all that relatively new development right next to him on 3A - largely Massachusetts shoppers.

The flipside is that now you have people with a Massachusetts mentality moving into your state, and worse still, New Hampshire has doubled in population since 1960. More people to govern means more laws to keep order and more services to pay for!
Concerned

Pelham, NH

#12 Apr 1, 2008
lowering the bar wrote:
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I have to agree with you there. NH has made a science out of getting Massachusetts people to support the state, with the state run liquor stores clustered along the border, and tolls aimed at out of staters.
Live free or die? more like Live Off Massachusetts Or Die.
Did you ever realize that the people from NH that are working in MA pay income tax to MA? Taxation without representation at it's best.
dick fremont nh

Grand Rapids, MI

#13 Apr 1, 2008
here is what i like about ma.you put on the ballot to reduce the sales tax and it passes,but your beacon hill hacks feels that you are wrong. so what you the people voted on they took it away from you.remember its all about them[the hacks] not you
SACRAFYC

United States

#14 Apr 1, 2008
New Hampshire is one of the most rascist states i have ever been in, Me and my brother got attacked by White bikers in Salem on 4th of july claiming [email protected] and sp*cs (I am latin) don't belong, when we defended ourselves and beat the hell out of these bikers, Salem NH PD wanted to arrest us and only us, I claimed self defence and that i was hit first so if we go they go when I told them what happened and 5 other witnesses came foward all of a sudden Salem didn't want to arrest any one, but ended uparresting my brother for speaking to me in Spanish..Hand to god true story, NH might be the nicest place to live but i guarantee you didn't ask minorities that question, you asked Tattoo parlor owners and Gun shop handlers (who in is quote is disgusted by homosexuals)......what a great place huh???? PLEASE
Paul Tandus Texas

Edinburg, TX

#15 Apr 1, 2008
Some may find a comment from Texas to be out of place, but I was born and raised in Chelmsford and my Wife is from Lawrence.
We moved, with my job, to Northern colorado, in 1979. My Wife was in high tech and was with H.P.
She retired in 96 and I from the USDA, in 99. Those were a great 20 years to be in Colorado. Much has changed and once I retired, it was time to find a nice warm spot for retirement, next to a nice warm body of salt water, the Western Gulf.
Having said all that, much of what I have read in this article, is just about the same as was being talked about, back during the 16 years we lived in Dracut.[1963 to 1979]
We, like so many others, spent both Summers [lake property] and Winters [skiing] in N.H.
These days, our youngest Son and Wife, live in a newly built home, in New Ipswich, N.H., after owning for many years in Dracut. Our oldest lives in Aurora, Colorado, on the High Plains, just East of Denver.
Both the boys love their respective locations. Home is where you hang your hat. For many, its where family lives, for others, its where the job is.
I and my Wife, truely dislike having "Big-Bro" in our lives. This is why we lived in Colorado for 20 years and now, as stated above, retired to the Lone Star State.
For those who don't mind having your life dictated to them and being told how high to jump, there is always Mass.
Just a thought folks. That Casino thing. Keep letting DiMassi run the state by default and your neighbors just over the state line will put them in, just like they put the state booze stores and shopping centers on the state line years ago. Good luck.
P.J. Tandus
Laguna Vista, Texas
Realist

Pelham, NH

#16 Apr 1, 2008
SACRAFYC wrote:
New Hampshire is one of the most rascist states i have ever been in, Me and my brother got attacked by White bikers in Salem on 4th of july claiming [email protected] and sp*cs (I am latin) don't belong, when we defended ourselves and beat the hell out of these bikers, Salem NH PD wanted to arrest us and only us, I claimed self defence and that i was hit first so if we go they go when I told them what happened and 5 other witnesses came foward all of a sudden Salem didn't want to arrest any one, but ended uparresting my brother for speaking to me in Spanish..Hand to god true story, NH might be the nicest place to live but i guarantee you didn't ask minorities that question, you asked Tattoo parlor owners and Gun shop handlers (who in is quote is disgusted by homosexuals)......what a great place huh???? PLEASE
So based on one experience that you had, the state is one of the most racist. How many states have you been to? Sounds like you have something in common with the bikers. You both make judgements of a larger group based on the actions of the minority.
SACRAFYC

United States

#17 Apr 1, 2008
i have traveled all over the world realist ,from every state in the eastern part of america, all of Central and south america and most of europe and if you could actually read you would see the rascism wasn't only from the bikers but from and mainly the police force, so before you open your mouth to try to state an opinion get the facts straight
mary west palm beach

Indiantown, FL

#18 Apr 1, 2008
new hampshire is a nice state to live in if you can afford it. most people who live in the granite state have to work and pay taxes in massachusetts.
the small towns in new hampshire are nice. but nashua is a dump!lots of crime there and in manchester.
how do i know? i live up there for 14 years. massachusets has better schools (HARVARD) also better medical
care.
so now i live in florida which isn't that great either! they have plenty of crime here because people come here from other states and commit crimes.
so what are you gonna do? gotta live somewhere!there is good stuff here in florida and then theres bad stuff. like everywhere no state is perfect!
Snoopy

Framingham, MA

#19 Apr 1, 2008
"but nashua is a dump!lots of crime there and in manchester"
Yeah, you're right TRASUA and SCAMCHESTER both suck!
Wow

Medford, MA

#20 Apr 1, 2008
SACRAFYC wrote:
i have traveled all over the world realist ,from every state in the eastern part of america, all of Central and south america and most of europe and if you could actually read you would see the rascism wasn't only from the bikers but from and mainly the police force, so before you open your mouth to try to state an opinion get the facts straight
Try posting something else other than your OCD cop hater crap. It's getting old already.

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