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Ranking Democratic contenders

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As New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner vows to take the steps necessary to ensure the Granite State’s presidential primary maintains its importance and first-in-the-nation status, we acknowledge that voters in other states will join Granite Staters in determining the 2020 nominees ...

Share your blessings

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It’s not about the national and international news. Whatever source you follow, we are facing so many problems of every kind – natural disaster, war, crime, discrimination and the list goes on and on. The problems are not unique to the United States. Different, but similar, worries are ...

ALWAYS on their side

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I have been volunteering as a New Hampshire court appointed special advocate, guardian ad litem since 2013. CASA of New Hampshire is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that abused and neglected children in New Hampshire have a voice in the court system and that their best ...

Mayor comments misleading

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This letter responds to Mayor Donchess’scomments at the conclusion of the Board of Alderman meeting on Nov. 27, 2018. Specifically, it was the second time (that I am aware of) where the mayor has mentioned in a public forum that “The Ortolanos’ tax bill will be going down 20 percent.” ...

Special events on tap

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The year 2019 is shaping up to be busy and exciting for the Milford Historical Society. It is the 40th anniversary of our move to the Carey House Museum and special events are being planned for every open house from April through December. April: A visit from the Hutchinson family via ...

Thank you

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“It’s a Wonderful Life” here in Wilton. On Sunday, Dec. 22, people streamed into the Town Hall Theater carrying food items for the Open Cupboard Pantry, the only admission charge. Like George Bailey and the Bailey Savings and Loan, Dennis Markaverich and his Town Hall Theater have always ...

Be responsible

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Two things are coming as we approach the new year and it is wise to be aware that they loom: The first is the insanity of New Year’s Eve when far too many people give themselves permission to act in ways they would never act on any other day. They go a little nuts, they drink too much, they ...

VeoRide has been a success

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With winter bearing down, most people may not be thinking about a leisurely bicycle ride. In Nashua, though, the VeoRide bike program is going strong, even in inclement weather. In June, a fleet of bicycles were delivered to the city. Over the next several months, countless residents took ...

Going above and beyond

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We pull out all the stops for Christmas. Household budgets are torn up in our determination to get the perfect gift for everyone on our lists. Many set aside a few dollars, perhaps more, in our concern for the less fortunate. We push a few dollars through the slots in Salvation Army red ...

An unlikely combination: The art and science of Robert Frost

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“Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses – especially learn to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” – Leonardo da Vinci Though it is not always apparent how art and science inform each other, it is dramatically apparent if you look ...

Santa always comes through

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And finally it’s Christmas. A time for remembrance of happy Christmas past; for enjoying happy Christmas present; for anticipation of happy Christmas future. Many years ago, Francis Church of the New York Sun wrote a famous editorial in reply to a letter from an 8-year-old girl, Virginia ...

The ‘joy’ of cooking

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I reek of garlic and red wine, with beef after-tones. When I walk through the kitchen, Rilian’s nose goes straight up in the air, and he inhales deeply, with sincere appreciation. When I went upstairs to give Bill a chance to watch the Patriots game alone (it’s a gift I give my spouse ...

The meaning of Christmas

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The following is from the Gospel According to Luke 2:1-20: And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one ...

Thank you

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The families of Brandon “Memo” Kluz wish to express their deep appreciation to those who offered such kindness, support and messages of sympathy over the past weeks. We are grateful to all who have made donations to Brandon’s memorial fund from which we plan to make the Milford Skate ...

This needs to stop

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Last week’s article about school students needing more sleep is laughable. This same topic has been floating around for some time, usually referencing some hallowed institution for research. These experts never mention the bad habits that they are creating for these kids. Have any of them ...

Gratitude

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On Dec. 8, the community of Milford as well as friends and family from other towns gathered to honor the memory of Corey Stoller. Thanks to the donation of time and talent from the Murphy-Clark Band and Morgan Keating and the Russell Hill Band, a concert was performed at the Congregational ...

Granite bridge to nowhere

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Liberty Utilities has proposed a plan to build a natural gas pipeline from the Seacoast to Manchester in order to bring natural gas to the city. This would be a huge project which would involve building a storage tank in Epping, passing the pipeline under the Lamprey river twice, and would end ...

Holiday House Tour

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The Friends of the Symphony NH wish to thank and extend their appreciation to The Telegraph publicity department for their promotion of this year’s successful 2018 Friends of Symphony House Tours. The Holiday House Tour is a historical community tradition, enjoyed by the public. The proceeds ...

An open letter

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To all Aldermen, After watching the Planning and Economic Development meeting, Dec.18, 2018, I find the findings of the committee that the entire city, not just the downtown, profits from the decision to have a performing arts center. What an absolute joke. I’d like anyone of the folks at ...

Protecting to coastline

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The United States discards 4,000 18-wheeler-sized loads of compacted plastic waste every day. Great blocks of plastic are stacked higher and higher in recycling centers, warehouses, landfills, and shipping company dockyards since last summer when China discontinued recycling the plastic waste ...