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David Brooks

David Brooks

Cat Tracker program shows us where cats go – including yours, if you want

I love funny cat videos as much as the next guy, but they’re not exactly useful. Funny cat GPS tracks, on the other hand, might be – and you can … Full story  


Tom King

Tom King

Ahhhh, there’s nothing like the Great Indoors. Sure, the sun shined brightly on a glorious Sunday morning. It seemed even brighter with sunlight reflecting off the snow that covers most … Full story  


Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Old furniture may take on new life with refinishing, restoration, repair

Restore a table and reveal a treasure, recover a chair with fabric you measure. Stenciling can be added for additional charm, although improper technique may actually do harm. Loose rungs … Full story  


Gerry Descoteaux

Gerry Descoteaux

Early passion led to ‘The Lawnchair Astronomer’

The year was 1989. The idea for “The Starman Chronicles” was hatched. Early that summer, I had finally upgraded from a well-used, though tin-constructed, 4-inch reflecting telescope to the often … Full story  


Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

TV becoming source for comic books

It seems like comic books are taking over TV. But it goes the other way more often – occasionally with great success. Such is the case with “Orphan Black,” the … Full story  


Dean Shalhoup

Dean Shalhoup

Nashua’s Union Station would turn 135 this year – had it lived

If you glance now and then at this, my weekly allotment of space I can fill (within reason, of course) with whatever words and sentiments I choose, then you know … Full story  


George Scione

George Scione

March Madness can be painful for the defeated

It’s maddening, it really is. The close calls, upsets and a few blowouts. Like life, nothing is guaranteed in The Big Dance. Hudson native Caleb Donnelly knows that. So does … Full story  


Paul Collins

Paul Collins

Janis Joplin’s star still shines brightly, 45 years after death

To this day, 45 years after she left this world, every time I hear the distinctive raw and raspy voice of Janis Joplin belting out “Piece of my Heart,” it … Full story  


Gary Trahan

Gary Trahan

Spring has sprung … hopefully literally, not figuratively

As of this writing, there are still measurable amounts of snow in my folks’ yard. Not just measurable as in a-few-inches-here-or-there; but more like a feet-deep blanket of the white … Full story  


Kathleen Palmer

Kathleen Palmer

Celebrating all the wonderful facets of the arts community in southern NH

I hope you were among the attendees at The Telegraph’s hugely successful Chocolate, Wine & Cheese Festival last Friday at Crowne Plaza. Events producer Tracy Baron Dionne pulled off a … Full story  


Alan Greenwood

Alan Greenwood

New England Patriots’ proposal for replays should have been adopted

Leagues tend to be protective of their officials – or, more accurately, leagues tend to be protective of their reputation for hiring and retaining good ones.NFL owners, still clinging to … Full story  


Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Too many cooks in the kitchen stir up retirement trouble

Do you collect people? More to the point, do you collect service professionals? Here’s what I mean. Last week, a couple – call them “Ben” and “Judy” – who had … Full story  


Melissa Runde

Melissa Runde

To sing or to punt – Why is that even the question?

George Clooney, Steve Carell, Mark Harmon, Jon Stewart, Denzel Washington, Sheryl Crow, Tom Cruise, Matthew McConaughey, Tim McGraw. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Dwayne Johnson, Lou Ferrigno, Esther Williams, Carl Weathers. … Full story  


Scott Flegal

Scott Flegal

Clinton’s email admission raises a number of questions

In my life, email is ubiquitous. It arrives in my inbox morning, noon and night. Some of it is junk. Much of it is substantive. All of it needs to … Full story  


Don Himsel

Don Himsel

Photos from a family collection

EDITOR’S NOTE: Imagine Nashua: Then & Now is a weekly photo column by Don Himsel. Each week, he will feature an old photo within a more recent photo, along with … Full story  


Mike Morin

Mike Morin

Working winter woes into gold

Another Bush in the White House? First, there was George Bush. Then there was George Quincy Bush. Now, Jeb Bush is thinking about a run for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The … Full story  


Doug Webster

Doug Webster

February 2015: An ice age preview in Greater Nashua

In case you have ever wondered what it might be like at the beginning of an ice age, it might go a little like what we just experienced during the … Full story  


Eric Stanway

Eric Stanway

Pho Nam-enal: Vietnamese dish sounds as good as it is

All cuisine is basically a work in progress. Sometimes, disparate cultures will mix, creating a new dish. Then, as time goes on, people try adapting it, bringing in issues of … Full story  


Sandy Philpott

Sandy Philpott

Fashion by five: Why not look at things with fresh eyes?

I’m not too proud to admit that I pick up fun parenting and teaching ideas from all kinds of sources – from my local library to online parenting boards to … Full story  


June Lemen

June Lemen

Remember to fall six times, get up seven

I am back to using a Franklin Day Planner to run my life, and at the top of each calendar page, there’s a pithy quote to ponder. As I was … Full story  


Jessie Salisbury

Jessie Salisbury

Lyndeborough audience learns stone walls form foundation of country’s history

New England is known for its stone walls. They are everywhere, crisscrossing the hills under the canopy of trees, marking off the 2- and 3-acre pastures that were built during … Full story  


Marc Bouchard

Marc Bouchard

Homemade charcuterie boards can really cut the mostarda

“Over the past two decades, charcuterie has gone from being an obscure branch of European cuisine known only to a few hardcore enthusiasts, to one of the most popular trends … Full story  


Teresa Santoski

Teresa Santoski

Memento vs. clutter: Don’t leave it for historians to determine

Because of the massive amount of snow that has fallen and the accompanying freezing temperatures, the time I’ve spent outdoors this winter has been, shall we say, limited. Rather than … Full story  


J. Daniel Marr

J. Daniel Marr

Attributing performance issues to age is imprudent

Most good managers have analytical abilities to allow them to assess the cause of any problems to enable their resolution. However, with employee performance issues, a manager’s speculations as to … Full story  


Benjamin Garber

Benjamin Garber

Take time to savor winter’s beauty with your kids

If you happen to drive a plow, sell roof rakes or own a ski resort, you’re probably pretty happy about now. Record snowfall means record business. On the other hand, … Full story