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George Scione

George Scione

Age not what matters on track

NASCAR has always had a large following. It’s one of few sports an Average Joe can actually relate to. Drivers piloting cars as fast as possible – trying to get … Full story  


David Brooks

David Brooks

This week: The most impressive collection of female chess talent ever gathered in NH history

The most impressive collection of female chess talent in the history of New Hampshire is coming to Manchester this week, including two 10-year-olds who are vying for chess master status. … Full story  


Tony Paradiso

Tony Paradiso

Job openings at highest level in 7 years

Some 1,351 New Hampshire households and businesses filed for bankruptcy in the first half of the year. That’s not only 13.5 percent fewer than last year, but it was the … Full story  


Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Craft book projects seen as inspiration for cherished treasures

Crafting reflects the culture, traditions and history of a civilization, age or place – the earliest objects made strictly by hand, using human skills, patience and creativity. The Cultural Revolution … Full story  


Joe Marchilena

Joe Marchilena

Some ‘skinny’ foods aren’t really that healthy

I learned a new word this week. It doesn’t really look like a word, though, more like something you might find at the bottom of a chemist’s latest experiment. The … Full story  


Alan Greenwood

Alan Greenwood

LaBron’s return to Cleveland was a business decision

So, His Highness is returning to Euclid Avenue, having fallen not one, not two, not three, but at least four championships short of what he vowed to bestow upon his … Full story  


Henry Homeyer

Henry Homeyer

Help new flowers with compost, fertilizer – and water

I probably spend more than I should on seeds, annual flowers in six-packs, 4-inch pots of trademarked annuals at $5 a pop, perennials, and flowering trees and shrubs. I can … Full story  


Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Artist works with eternal ‘Strain’

It’s coming for you. There is no escape. You cannot avoid The Strain. Mainly because The Strain – an infectious disease that spreads vampirism – has already appeared in novels … Full story  


Doug Webster

Doug Webster

June: Sunny, dry, a bit warm

June has the longest days of the year, and June 2014 took advantage of that by supplying us with a very sunny month. Bright sunshine was recorded 67 percent of … Full story  


Dean Shalhoup

Dean Shalhoup

Piekarski, Tulley: Recalling a pair of Nashua auto-dealer giants

One started out on Main Street, the other on Lake Street. One put his name on his products, the other didn’t. But when they became neighbors in a brand-new retail … Full story  


Paul Collins

Paul Collins

Bill Medley’s memoir amplifies ‘soul and inspiration’

“The Time of my Life: A Righteous Brothers’ Memoir,” by Bill Medley and Mike Marion, PhD; The Perseus Books Group; hardcover, 256 pages; $19.75. “You never close your eyes anymore … Full story  


Sandy Philpott

Sandy Philpott

Bathing suit shopping: The true scourge of summer

I am 45 years old and have two children younger than age 5. I have never, not once in my entire adult life, darkened the door of a gym or … Full story  


Kathleen Palmer

Kathleen Palmer

A colorful summer edition of Encore this week

You may notice two different things about your paper version of Encore this week. The first is that we’re all color pages. How nice! I liked having the opportunity to … Full story  


June Lemen

June Lemen

Purging the Old Beauty

We are preparing to have a yard sale. My husband hates the idea. I cannot say I blame him, because the last time we had a yard sale at the … Full story  


Don Himsel

Don Himsel

Wingate family has been helping Nashuans for more than 100 years

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 and an … Full story  


Jessie Salisbury

Jessie Salisbury

Lyndeborough once home to commercial hops industry

I don’t particularly like the taste of beer – it’s a bit too bitter for me – but I do like the cause of that bitter flavor: hops. The attractive, … Full story  


Kevin Landrigan

Kevin Landrigan

More than $5M over legislative forecast takes pressure off NH governor

One word comes to mind for Gov. Maggie Hassan concerning the June state revenue report. Whew! What looked like a crash landing for taxes and fees last month turned into … Full story  


Benjamin Garber

Benjamin Garber

Kids wage everyday battle for freedom

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column originally ran on July 1, 2012. Friday was a national celebration of freedom. But when you’re a child, every day is Independence Day. In the same … Full story  


Tom King

Tom King

Where do the Legends of Holman go from here?

Fred Lajoie was a great choice as one of the inductees into the Nashua Lions Club Legends of Holman. He was the thinking man’s choice. Even Lajoie was surprised when … Full story  


Marc Bouchard

Marc Bouchard

Asian influence is great for barbecue, potato salads

“I’ve more than once called Korean food ‘Japanese food with guts,’ not as a slight against Japanese food (wonderful in its own right), but as an endorsement of Korean cuisine’s … Full story  


Teresa Santoski

Teresa Santoski

Say it with flowers – but don’t say where you got them

Recycling is a way of life here in New England, and it goes beyond separating out your paper and plastic. We pick up used CDs and DVDs at the flea … Full story  


tina forbes

tina forbes

Report analyzes teacher quality

If you’re looking to go to college in New Hampshire for teaching special education, Keene State College might be a choice institution, according to a teaching standards advocacy group. The … Full story  


J. Daniel Marr

J. Daniel Marr

Supreme court ruling has little effect on employer-employee relations, especially when it comes to sexual harassment lawsuits

As discussed in detail in last week’s Telegraph, the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Riley v. California on cellphone privacy provides a clear indication that the highest court of … Full story  


Mike Morin

Mike Morin

Saying goodbye to my favorite social media

I miss old-school social media. I’m talking 1971-era social media. Pre-Twitter. Pre-Facebook. My first encounter with social media came in a bar somewhere in Detroit where I sent a drink … Full story  


Gerry Descoteaux

Gerry Descoteaux

Summer Milky Way at its most impressive in July

Barbecues roaring, wafting their seductive aroma across the neighborhood – it must be summer. July, prime time for joyous Lawnchairs everywhere parked under glorious night skies, marks the pinnacle of … Full story  


Full Plate

Full Plate

Cool, easy summer salads freshen up your beach picnic

The biggest perk of being a teacher, I’ve been told, is summer vacation. But because I’ve always needed to work, this has been a foreign concept for me. For the … Full story  


George Pelletier

George Pelletier

Snark alert: I’m hitting 50 - duck for cover

In a couple of weeks, I will hit the half-century mark. And apparently, I’m not the only one taking notice of this so-called milestone birthday. Suddenly, I’m beseeched by AARP … Full story  


Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm

Strawberry crop aided by poor weather

Our long and seemingly never-ending winter this year created many challenges for this year’s summer crops. With ground temperatures well below normal into May, many of our local farms planted … Full story  


Melissa Runde

Melissa Runde

An open apology from a former teacher and a current parent

Dear All Parents in a Certain Massachusetts Suburb Who Had Sixth Graders from 1998 through 2005: By now your children have graduated from college and have adult lives of their … Full story  


Gary Trahan

Gary Trahan

Celebrating (and laughing with) the unknown

A few times over the past couple of months, I’ve taken part in the calling hours at funeral homes. I attended not because of direct, personal connections. I was there … Full story  


Scott Flegal

Scott Flegal

Sometimes, personal interaction – not just the Internet – is needed

Lately, the Internet has been costing me quite a bit of business. More and more people are going online and doing their own legal research. Increasingly, people utilize online service … Full story