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5 years later, a debt of gratitude

Chris Williams

More than 200 people turned out over a week ago to help celebrate the long-awaited opening of Legacy Playground - New Hampshire's first all-accessible playground … Full story    
Published:  September 25, 2016

Removing barriers to education, good jobs is key for the state of New Hampshire

Kevin Avard

As a father of five children, I know how important it is to have both a quality public education system as well as opportunities for … Full story    
Published:  September 25, 2016

Creating conditions for robust educational system, healthy economy comes first

Peggy Gilmour

We often act as if "The Economy" and "Education" are separate issues. The truth is, they aren't: The backbone of a strong economy is a … Full story    
Published:  September 25, 2016

Get your motor running

PAUL SYLVAIN

I still remember feeling the ground and grandstands shaking as 43 drivers fired up their 800-plus horsepower racing machines one Sunday afternoon in July some … Full story    
Published:  September 11, 2016

Forget poll mania; real action is election night

Jules Witcover

  As America's voters ponder which of the two major-party presidential nominees they dislike less this year, polls continue to flood the political marketplace reporting … Full story    
Published:  September 11, 2016

Don’t be fooled by Julian Assange – he’s still a creep

Rich Lowry

  If Julian Assange plays this right, he just might score an invitation to CPAC next year. The notorious WikiLeaks founder would have to attend … Full story    
Published:  September 11, 2016

Ashooh won’t let NH down

I first spoke to Rich Ashooh during a phone call in 1999. We had never met. I was in my 20s and had recently moved … Full story    
Published:  September 4, 2016

Community is beginning to see Main St. renaissance

Recently, I took my daughter downtown to Alec's Shoes to buy her school sneakers. Getting Lucy's school shoes there has been a tradition since she … Full story    
Published:  September 4, 2016

Decline of unions has meant lower wages for All

As we prepare for the unofficial close of summer - Labor Day - let's take a moment to consider why so many of us will … Full story    
Published:  September 4, 2016

Air traffic control privatization is a threat to Nashua

Recently, there has been a push by some members of Congress to move the Federal Aviation Administration's air traffic control division to a new private, … Full story    
Published:  September 4, 2016

It has to be Gatsas for NH

If New Hampshire wants to break free from the slow pace of economic recovery that has plagued the country for the better part of a … Full story    
Published:  August 28, 2016

With a little courage, we can fix Social Security problems

For Granite Staters, Social Security has much in common with blankets and shovels. None of these three items are particularly alluring (except maybe for shovel … Full story    
Published:  August 28, 2016

Expanded Medicaid is critical to fighting the state’s opioid epidemic.

We face many obstacles when it comes to ensuring that all Granite Staters have access to quality, affordable health care. While the heroin and opioid … Full story    
Published:  August 28, 2016

Supported money to open mental health crisis unit at NHH.

Although New Hampshire is one of the healthiest states in the nation, we face high insurance rates, mental health care challenges and many of our … Full story    
Published:  August 28, 2016

Getting the Millennial vote

Thursday, Aug. 18, marked the the 96th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Almost a century after women were … Full story    
Published:  August 27, 2016

A killer island in our midst

We are grateful to the Nashua Telegraph for giving us this space each month to discuss some of our community's tougher social issues. This aligns … Full story    
Published:  August 21, 2016

Nashua school meeting got testy

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is excerpted from the Aug. 8 meeting of the Nashua Board of Education. The full minutes - at which the board … Full story    
Published:  August 21, 2016

Concussions in football are an existential issue

I am trying to fight off a mild case of Red Sox pennant fever, and I notice that the football season is creeping up on … Full story    
Published:  August 21, 2016

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