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Paul Collins

Paul Collins

Gordon Lightfoot – still traveling that ‘carefree highway’

In a storied career that has spanned more than 50 years, Canadian troubadour and living legend Gordon Lightfoot has given us music so powerful in its simplicity. His emotions come … Full story  


Full Plate

Full Plate

Classic iced tea just like you didn’t make as a child …

Each summer vacation, my brother and I found all number of messes to assuage our inevitable boredom, which took all of three days. We’d complain, “Mom, we’re bored.” She’d fire … Full story  


Melissa Runde

Melissa Runde

The special magic of summer: Being able to keep it real

EDITOR’S NOTE: Parents of young kids: If your reading-age kids still enjoy visits from magical holiday visitors, you might not want to leave this column laying around. :) Ahhh … … Full story  


Kathleen Palmer

Kathleen Palmer

‘Dream’ becomes a reality; a ‘family reunion’ in Concord

Did you attend the dedication ceremony of the lovely new mural, “Vivian’s Dream,” downtown Sunday? Attendees enjoyed tasty Greek pastries from jajaBelle’s, barbershop quartet music performed by Inside Track, and … Full story  


Tom King

Tom King

Don’t bother asking Bill Belichick about Rob Gronkowski’s return

Gronk’s back. But shhhhhh. The New England Patriots, or at least Bill Belichick, probably didn’t want that out a day ahead of time. Belichick made major news in Patriots nation … Full story  


Tina Forbes

Tina Forbes

New eBlock period to help students catch up, get ahead

The phasing-in of an “enhancement block” in the city’s two high schools was officially approved by the Nashua Board of Education last week. After several years of development from teachers, … Full story  


Joe Marchilena

Joe Marchilena

Balancing gym time with study time good for students

There have been two times in my post-high school life where I’ve had access to a gym for free. One was at an apartment complex where I lived, and maybe … Full story  


George Scione

George Scione

Keep eye out for Leavitt

Word in collegiate circles is that sports like baseball and golf just can’t cut it in New England. Winter is too long. Then again, the overall weather pattern is too … Full story  


Don Himsel

Don Himsel

Mill life on Chandler Street

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  


David Brooks

David Brooks

Eat better and get a few bucks – Harvard Pilgrim tries a different shopping rewards cards

Economists will tell you that human beings only respond to incentives. Getting healthy would seem to be a pretty good incentive, but getting money might be a better one. That’s … Full story  


Alan Greenwood

Alan Greenwood

World Cup is fun, but football is football

Wandering into the Arena sports bar in Nashua last Sunday, there was a starling sight: Almost every flat screen in the joint showed the World Cup final between Germany and … Full story  


Tony Paradiso

Tony Paradiso

First snow, now rain. Seriously?

A spate of wet weather in the South is being blamed for a 9.3 percent drop in housing starts. That may be true but how does that explain the Commerce … Full story  


Kevin Landrigan

Kevin Landrigan

US Senate hopefuls target vets for votes

The votes of veterans were in the crosshairs of the leading campaigns for U.S. Senate last week and who should be surprised. The state has the fifth highest number of … Full story  


Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Inclement weather threatens whether to take on projects

Got no motivation, you’re not alone – feels like it’s an effort just to pick up the phone! Fans and ACs working to cool – into the pool, but wait, … Full story  


Jessie Salisbury

Jessie Salisbury

Wilton’s historic ‘Dummy’ needs restoration

Wilton’s “Dummy,” the square metal signpost at the north end of Main Street that directs drivers to keep to the right, is once again in the news. For someone who … Full story  


Henry Homeyer

Henry Homeyer

Trees, shrubs made for the shade

I grew up in a small town in rural Connecticut. Behind the house, there was a brook and a hardwood forest with a high canopy of old maples that created … Full story  


Benjamin Garber

Benjamin Garber

Play: Valuable part of growing up

What really distinguishes an adult from a child? Size and strength? Worldly experience? Vocabulary? Driver’s license? Debt? None of the above: In fact, the real meaningful difference between children and … Full story  


Dean Shalhoup

Dean Shalhoup

The trip of a lifetime: Sans the frills and creature comforts

It was the middle of summer – that magic, paradisiacal interlude pleasantly devoid of structure, homework and collared shirts – and a dozen Nashua boys had a no-frills road trip … Full story  


George Pelletier

George Pelletier

Dogma revisited: Living with and loving your best friend

It’s been said that people don’t trust people that don’t like dogs. While I totally agree, we all know dogs are taught to sit, which is a trick. And I … Full story  


Eric Stanway

Eric Stanway

Make a Fall River chow mein sandwich? Hoo-Mee?

I have a confession to make. I collect food. Not just any kind of food, you understand. I just collect strange things – odd brands that attract my attention. That’s … 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  


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  


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  


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  


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