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Today in History: September 9, 2018

Today is Sunday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2018. There are 113 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1850, California became the 31st state of the union. On this date: In 1543, Mary Stuart was crowned Queen of Scots at Stirling Castle, nine months after she ...

Pope tells bishops to fight abuse, culture behind it

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis told newly ordained bishops Saturday that they must reject all forms of abuse and work in communion to fight the clerical culture that has fueled the sex abuse and cover-up scandal rocking his papacy. Francis cited his recent letter about combatting abuse ...

St. Patrick Church in Milford undergoing major renovations

MILFORD – When the Rev. Dennis Audet arrived at his new parish almost two years ago, he quickly learned the century-old St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church had serious building problems, including crumbling asbestos floor tiles. “The church was really in need of repair,” Audet said. The ...

STEMfest Collaboration set for Oct. 20

Students in grades four through eight from Jaffrey Rindge Middle School, Great Brook Middle School and South Meadow School are invited to join in on the Third annual STEMfest Collaboration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at South Meadow School in Peterborough. The event – which is being put ...

August 2018 saw milestone warmth; was wet, very humid

If you like summer heat and humidity, then August was your month. Nearly non-stop tropical humidity would keep air conditioners buzzing through the month. A persistent upper level ridge through the eastern U.S. allowed the Bermuda High to flex its’ muscles this summer. While ...

The science of making scientists

As the 8th season of Science Cafe New Hampshire begins, we wanted to tackle a topic that’s critical to New Hampshire’s future and essential to generations to come. For years we’ve wanted to cover ‘The Science of Making Scientists’ and now we will! The Wednesday evening, Science Cafe ...

Make your voice heard

We, members of The Telegraph Editorial Board, enthusiastically endorse the constitutional right to vote. We urge you, our readers, to exercise that right during the 2018 New Hampshire primary election on Tuesday. At the top of the ballot, on the Democratic side, voters will pick either ...

Nothing new

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump is hardly the first national politician to play the “enemy of the people” card against the working press covering him, to rile up crowds of the faithful to a fever pitch. More than half a century ago, the late Democratic Alabama Gov. George Corley Wallace ...

Not taking oneself too seriously

Mostly missing from the moving and deserved tributes to Sen. John McCain was attention to McCain’s gift for self-deprecating humor. When a Gallup Poll, during his last Senate term, showed that only 11 percent of the public had a favorable view of the U.S. Congress, McCain noted that when ...

We must speak out

First, they’d come for the rapists and murderers (they claimed), and the crowds chanted and cheered. Then, they‘d come for the “bad hombres” (they promised), and the rallies went wild. Then, they came for asylum seekers at the borders and the children in their arms, and the true ...

Our energy future

Much has been written about Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of two renewable energy bills and the statewide grassroots campaign to persuade lawmakers to override these vetoes on Sept. 13. Largely overlooked in this debate is discussion about the starkly different futures that the governor and ...

Tilton seeks Senate seat

When Democrats and undeclareds go to the polls on Tuesday for our primary election, I suggest they vote for me, Roger Tilton for state Senate. I am the only true liberal in the race. I’m the only local candidate anywhere around here who actually put the word DEMOCRAT on a yard sign! I ...

Vote Steve Marchand

I would like to encourage all voters in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary on Tuesday to vote for Steve Marchand for governor. As a public-school teacher, I was impressed that Steve was the only candidate for governor to issue a statement in opposition to SB 193, an unconstitutional voucher ...

Shallow and self-centered

The death of Sen. John McCain, American hero, and the president’s handling of the simple symbol of respect by flying the flag at half staff, highlights how shallow and self-centered this man is. At this point, I am ashamed to admit that I voted for Mr. Trump. When he is up for re-election I ...

I’m voting for Sununu

I rarely vote for Republicans, but if Steve Marchand is the Democratic Party nominee for governor of New Hampshire, I’m voting for Chris Sununu.

Leadership we deserve

In advance of this coming Tuesday’s primary, it my pleasure to write in support of Paula Moran’s candidacy for New Hampshire State Representative from District 36. I have known Paula for quite some time, and have had the pleasure of working with her on multiple church and civic projects ...

Wayfair remedy

Instead of rushing into what could become a more serious problem, the Legislature attempted to establish a commission to study the Mayfair issue. It was brought out that, hopefully, Congress, who has sole jurisdiction over interstate commerce, will have completed their current work on enacting ...

You have a choice

On Tuesday, you will have the opportunity to choose a Republican Senate candidate for Senate District 12. I appreciate what the incumbent senator has tried but failed to do, but I believe he is missing key issues impacting District 12. In his recent letter to the editor, Sen. Avard talked ...

Taxpayer dollars

When the arts center was being pushed by city hall and the downtown crowd, we were told there will be no problem raising the $4 million in seed money. You folks remember that don’t you? Here we are, eight months later with no money raised. Now, the city hall crowd tells us that they spent ...

School ‘Demons’

I was talking with a young man about his seventh grade in central New Hampshire. He told me that the school often played “Demons” by Imagine Dragons. I looked up the lyrics: I wanna hide the truth I wanna to shelter you But with the beast inside There’s nowhere we can hide When ...