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It has been an honor and privilege to serve

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I want to let you know what a privilege and honor it has been to represent my neighbors in Nashua's Ward 3 as their state representative for these past two years. The experience has been enriching for me and not a day has gone by in Concord where I did not learn something procedurally or ...

The speech she would like to deliver

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Admiral W.H. McRaven gave an inspiring speech to University of Texas graduates in 2014. His advice was to make your bed every day. I love it. I've told my teenage kids to start making their bed. I then started thinking, what would my speech be like? I know full well a boring, middle-aged ...

Losing the war against bacteria

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If an enemy threatened the United States with mass casualties possible, Americans would be willing to spend the money and make the sacrifices necessary to confront it. Well, the country faces such an enemy. Recently came the news that a patient in the United States carried bacteria resistant ...

Quite simply, The Greatest

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Leonard Bernstein, the great composer who gave the world "West Side Story" and knew a thing or two about culture, once called Elvis Presley the greatest cultural force of the 20th century. In light of the passing of Muhammad Ali, the former heavyweight who died on Friday at ...

Landlord change would be harmful

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Regarding the change to the way the city handles landlords: Giving landlords only 10 days to make non-safety repairs (cracked glass, chipped paint, dented vinyl, old weather stripping, etc.) before a $50 fine is levied is cruel and unusual treatment. Ever had a contractor start a job and then ...

If Trump were still in middle school

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If Donald Trump were a middle school student, he would have been expelled from school long ago for repeated bad behavior. Imagine your 13-year-old daughter came home from school complaining a boy made fun of her because she menstruates. What if your son asked, in confusion and shame, whether ...

Trump and Clinton are not in same boat

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Ms. Hubley is correct in her letter "Trump and Clinton are hardly equals" (June 1). Trump has succeeded in leveling the playing field by being a politically incorrect nonpolitician and that's driving liberal progressives and democratic socialists out of their minds. Trump ...

Board was major factor in resignation

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During my tenure on the Nashua Board of Education, I witnessed the erosion of the BOE's support for Superintendent Mark Conrad. During my first four years on the board, the superintendent and the BOE were very much in lockstep about the direction to take to improve learning in the classroom. ...

Are we now forfeiting our national soul?

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On Memorial Day, when we stop and honor those who had the courage to bravely risk the ultimate sacrifice, I found myself wondering if it is not now our turn to stand for those very principles here at home. I believe so, as I am feeling compelled by the criticality of our national condition. ...

Trump’s troubling relationship

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I think it's pretty clear by now that I am not supporting Donald Trump for president. But it looks like many Republicans will be. And they've got to be aware by now that their presumptive candidate has a problem - in addition to being a walking insult machine - with debt. Mr. Trump owes a lot ...

Looking back at the week in news

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New trolley loop is a nice idea for downtown Nashua It's a nice idea, having a trolley that does a loop to ferry people around downtown Nashua. The Gate City Trolley, which launched last night, will run on a pilot basis for six months, according to Board of Aldermen President Brian McCarthy. ...

Demanding change to politics as usual

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You don't have to be a Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders fan to be fed up with politics as usual. Heck, you don't even have to go outside New Hampshire. Sure, the presidential race draws most of the attention this time of year, but you need look no further than the upcoming state elections to ...

Court deadlock a sign of DC’s dysfunction

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In reference to Mr. Beaurivage's letter (May 29), the voters' voices are being ignored. Justice Antonin Scalia died on Feb. 13, 2016. The next president will be inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2017. Please tell us what "liberal" decisions by the Supreme Court will ...

Trump and Clinton are hardly equals

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How can the media, including The Telegraph, portray Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as equivalent? You have a life lived in service and family responsibility compared to a life lived in self-service and the undermining of family values. You have a holder of both elected and appointed public ...

Taste of the Towns raises $105,000

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To the Editor: A sure sign that “spring has sprung” is after Nashua Center’s annual Taste of the Towns. This year’s 14th annual event was no different, and was recently held at the Radisson Hotel Nashua on Friday, April 1. Once again, it was a huge ...

Thanks for supporting Fire & Fusion

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To the Editor: On behalf of the 2016 Fire and Fusion-An Executive Chef Competition event committee, the board of directors and the staff of the Nashua Senior Activity Center, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of those who made our fourth annual Fire and Fusion Executive ...

No place in NH for conversion therapy

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Regrettably, the New Hampshire Legislature rejected a bill that would have banned the practice of so-called "conversion therapy" that seeks to change the sexual orientation of those who are attracted to people of the same sex. "I'm baffled," said Rep. Eric ...

It’s not enough to just be grateful

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Memorial Day is the day on which Americans pay tribute to those men and women in our armed services who have died in our country's wars. The list is far too long and the numbers staggering, but we live in a country where people are willing to give up their lives for the freedoms enshrined in ...

Senators should hold selves accountable

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It's all well and good for Sen. Kelly Ayotte and others in the Senate to hold Veterans Affairs officials or any federal employees accountable for their work or lack of work. I am urging those same senators to do their work and deal with the president's Supreme Court nomination. Just ...

Let the voters’ voices be heard on court

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Days after the untimely passage of Justice Antonin Scalia, Sen. Kelly Ayotte announced that she would support letting people have a voice at the ballot box in November before proceeding with the nomination process of his successor. Turns out that waiting until after the election is even more ...