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Lawmakers get by with a little kelp from their friends Well, we're glad that's settled. A group of New Hampshire lawmakers put out a challenge to find the state's "dumbest" law, and the students of New Hampshire responded. The contest - sponsored by four lawmakers, including ...

Trump run risky for Republicans

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It's hard to believe that New Hampshire Republicans will bestow their stamp of approval on Donald Trump. Yet the latest polls say they're headed in that direction. According to an average of polls published by RealClear Politics, Trump has the support of 26 percent of the state's Republican ...

Care needed in abortion debate

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Planned Parenthood's clinic in Claremont reopened on Monday, six weeks after a hatchet-wielding juvenile destroyed its computers, plumbing fixtures and medical equipment, and sprayed messages on its walls. The same person is also suspected of having spray-painted the word ...

Future depends on new energy

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I am responding to the letter by Alex Epstein in the Telegraph Nov. 27. I agree with Mr. Epstein that "fossil fuels helped shape most of the technological and economical advances we enjoy today." What he does not mention is that the world population using fossil fuels has ...

Soldiers deserve better at home

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"Soldier commits suicide after surviving 3 tours in Iraq." These are the headlines we read about quite too often. Here in New Hampshire, for every 100,000 troops, 29 of them commit suicide annually (Tracking Veterans Suicides - News21). Soldiers commit suicide from PTSD that ...

It’s time for an income tax in NH

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Take a look at the property tax bill you received recently. There is a line on it for the Statewide Property Tax. It may be labeled "State Tax" or "State Ed Tax" or something similar. It should be in the vicinity of $2.50 per thousand dollars of your ...

GOP writes theme song for hatred

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Our question of the day: Who - or what - should take the blame? The reference is to last week's act of domestic terrorism at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs. Authorities say three people were killed and nine wounded by Robert Dear, an eccentric, 57-year-old recluse. After ...

Statewide testing has good and bad

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When it comes to evaluating test results given to students in our schools, it's important not to overreact. It's equally important, however, not to under-react. The state Department of Education last month released the results of the Smarter Balanced Assessment tests, the first official round ...

ANGEL program not a fit for NH

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The police chiefs in New Hampshire's two largest cities raise some good points about why the much-touted "ANGEL" program being run by police in Gloucester, Mass., wouldn't be a good fit in New Hampshire. In a Monday story in The Telegraph by staff writer Kathryn Marchocki, ...

The goal of the fight must not be revenge

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These are dangerous times that demand the best of every American. We refer to the men and women who fought and sacrificed during the Second World War as the Greatest Generation because, when faced with an existential threat, they rose to the challenge and triumphed. Today, the world is ripped ...

Ayotte deserves to be returned to Senate

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Sen. Kelly Ayotte deserves to be re-elected to the US Senate by the residents of New Hampshire. Voters should consider that Sen. Ayotte speaks with a voice of reason and conviction on the important issues facing America. She is working across party lines to better the lives of all who live in ...

Think hard before voting for Trump

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I am proud to be an American, a Jew and a citizen of the great state of New Hampshire. As such, I hope that every citizen think very hard before they vote for Donald Trump. The basis of his campaign and popularity has been to breath oxygen upon the fires of prejudice and xenophobia. He wants ...

Global emphasis on conservation needed

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I am responding to the column by Alex Epstein (Nov. 7). I agree with Mr. Epstein that "fossil fuels helped shape most of the technological and economical advances we enjoy today." What he does not mention is that the world population using fossil fuels has grown so much that ...

Sanders has been right on world issues

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In politics, it is easy for politicians to pander to our worst fears and darkest impulses. But a true leader stays calm, studies the issue at hand, and recommends a course of action based not on what is popular, but what is right. Sen. Bernie Sanders' response to the Paris terror attacks and ...

Monuments are powerful things

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Our momuments are powerful things. A trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is, for many, a moving experience, even for people with no personal connection to any of the 58,000-plus American men and women who died in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam ...

Energy writer’s piece was misleading

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I read Alex Epstein's glowing praise of petroleum with dismay. What is the "Center for Industrial Progress" and who pays for it? You do your readers a disservice with this lack of perspective regarding your op-ed contributors. Ignoring whatever financial ties Epstein might ...

Why I support Marco Rubio for president

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I support Marco Rubio because I share his views regarding a need for change of direction in current U.S. leadership and believe that if he were to become president, America will have a great future. On the issues, I appreciate his deep level of understanding on all the ones that matter. I ...

Is Nashua prepared for a terror attack?

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Wondering if the Nashua Police Department has gone through training in case of terrorist attacks on soft targets or East Coast utilities. In case of blackouts where people would not have access to gas or electricity for long periods of time, are most restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations ...

Fantasy sports ban is all about profit, not morality

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When Bill Clinton was running for office, the watch-phrase was, "It's the economy, stupid." My take-off on that is, "It's the money, stupid." FanDuel and DraftKings are making millions of dollars. Therefore, the states are upset. The given reason is that it ...

Campaigns must focus on debt before all else

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The next president will face an array of pressing issues. One issue, however, transcends them all: the unsustainable projected growth of the federal debt. No candidate's vision of the future, regardless of party or ideology, will be credible if it rests on the premise of more and more ...