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McCafferty assumes new role

CONCORD – Effective today, the Honorable Landya B. McCafferty is the chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. McCafferty’s predecessor, Joseph N. Laplante, completed his seven-year term on Wednesday. He will remain in active service on the ...

Missouri’s Hawley is an actual, not a pretend, conservative

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Here in the state’s southeast, which calls itself the Bootheel and nurses a genial distrust of Missouri’s metropolitan fleshpots (St. Louis, Kansas City), the loudspeaker is blasting out John Mellencamp’s “Small Town” as Josh Hawley’s cowboy boots alight from ...

Midterms: A turning point?

WASHINGTON – The attempted mail bombings last week and the slaughter of 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend have occurred at a time when American voters have an opportunity to say what they think of the ugly and destructive turn of events. Next week’s midterm elections ...

Anger must be addressed

“Some of my best friends are Jews.” That familiar, yet offensive, phrase has been used by some people as a defense against an accusation of anti-Semitism. It’s time, however, to rebrand it as a positive affirmation of love and concern for the Jewish people. In light of the latest mass ...

Time to move on

“I’d like to be president.” Those are the words numerous national publications attribute to former Secretary of State/U.S. Senator/First Lady Hillary Clinton from an event that took place during the weekend. There are several reasons why we believe it is time for Mrs. Clinton to step ...

Health concern needs action

DEAR ABBY: I have a co-worker I work closely with. Almost every day I hear her throwing up in the bathroom. It happens like clockwork. It’s gotten to the point where I’m extremely concerned. Although it has been going on for years, it seems to have gotten worse. I don’t feel ...

The 81 mg aspirin debate: Beneficial?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I wondered what your reaction is to the recent study suggesting that taking an 81-mg aspirin daily has no/little benefit for anyone who has not already experienced heart disease or blood vessel issues (stroke) and may pose more risk in the form of stomach bleeding than ...

Horoscope

Because people move and change, relationships will come and go. The mature view is to take comfort in the fact that if we’re living right, at some point, we will all become fond memories. This All Saints’ Day under the moon of the heart will focus our love especially on the maternal ...

Synagogue rampage suspect is indicted on 2nd day of funerals

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday, and members of a grief-stricken Jewish community endured another round of funerals for victims of the worst anti-Semitic attack in American history. Robert Bowers, a ...

More deaths seen for less invasive cancer surgery

New evidence about a cancer operation in women finds a higher death rate for the less invasive version, challenging standard practice and the “less is more” approach to treating cervical cancer. The unexpected findings are prompting changes at some hospitals that perform radical ...

Accusers: Officials blew chance to stop predator pediatrician

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Nearly two decades ago, Pennsylvania regulators were confronted with evidence that a well-regarded pediatrician had fondled the genitals of two small children during office visits. Instead of holding him accountable, regulators let the doctor keep his medical license. He ...

Lorraine E. (Poulin) Charland

LAWRENCE, Mass. – Lorraine Edmee (Poulin) Charland, 77, of Nashua NH, died on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, MA Lorraine was born in Stanhope, Québec, Canada on January 5, 1941 and was the daughter of the late Dominique and Simone (Girard) ...

Stable premiums, more options as health law sign-ups begin

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Affordable Care Act’s sixth sign-up season opens Thursday amid stabilizing premiums and more choice for consumers. Nationally, average premiums are going up only by low single-digit percentages for 2019. In some states, and for some types of plans, premiums will ...

Community honors ‘Best of Greater Nashua’

NASHUA – Fresh faces – and more than a few familiar ones – gathered at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua Tuesday to celebrate The Telegraph’s “Best of Greater Nashua” annual awards ceremony. In more than 150 categories, the newspaper honored the best of the best before a large audience ...

Meals for students is a big deal

The idea of a child going hungry throughout a school day is both heartbreaking and aggravating. However, a sign that greets students walking through the cafeteria line at Nashua High School South each day seems to make the predicament for hungry children even worse. The sign reads: “No ...

Cougars knock hard but can’t bang semis door down

LACONIA - The Campbell High School girls soccer team came full circle on Tuesday. But it wasn't the journey they wanted to take in falling to No. 2 Stevens, 2-1, in the Division III semifinals at Bank of New Hampshire Stadium. Cougars coach Kevin Brassard has often spoken of how his team in ...

Nashua schools to test for lead in water

NASHUA – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency information states that even low levels of lead in the blood of children can result in lower IQ, hyperactivity, hearing problems and anemia. By July 1, all schools and licensed child care facilities in Nashua will have to have a completed first ...

A turning point for Trump?

WASHINGTON – The attempted mail bombings last week and the slaughter of 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend have occurred at a time when American voters have an opportunity to say what they think of the ugly and destructive turn of events. Next week’s midterm elections ...

How a Democratic House might operate

Democrats are hoping the coming election will give them a majority in the House of Representatives. Republicans and much of our nation dread that prospect. My question is: What would a House majority mean for the Democrats? Let’s look at it. To control the House of Representatives, Democrats ...

Patriots getting over the Buffalo Blahs

The New England Patriots did something they rarely do on Monday night. They played down to the level of the competition and the atmosphere. Let's face it, Monday Night Football certainly isn't what it used to be. The former national NFL showcase (really replaced by Sunday Night) features bad ...