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Where Nashua once worked

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Long before today’s global economy, with its technology and service industry employment base, many Nashuans got up every morning, drank their coffee, got ready and headed to work. Some travelled by car, many on foot, to our city’s thriving manufacturing plants. Sadly, most of these ...

New Hampshire has a new clean energy consensus

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If there’s one thing Republicans and Democrats can agree on, it’s that they agree on nothing at all. At least that is the impression you get watching cable news these days or reading the latest dispatch from Washington or Concord. Yet in spite of the polarized nature of American politics, ...

Stop the silence: Preventing child abuse is everyone’s responsibility

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Twenty-three were four-years-old. Thirty were 14-years-old. Twenty-two were six-years- old. Twenty-one were 10-years-old and all are children that were reported victims of child abuse that occurred in our community.  These are some of the 285 abuse allegations from Cheshire County referred for ...

Resolve police issues

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If a police department is spending $30,000 per week in overtime, this does not seem like a viable long-term strategy. According to soon-to-retire Nashua Police Chief Andrew Lavoie, this is the case in the Gate City. “And you know we average about $30,000 a week in overtime. I mean ...

Nashua landfill issue

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It was reported at the public hearing for the proposed expansion of the Nashua Landfill, “no residents spoke in favor or in opposition to the project.” My neighbors, who border the landfill, didn’t speak because we were not on notice by the town of the hearing. Now, the town writes Dear ...

We can restore Notre Dame

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My daughters and I shared shock and horror over the news of Notre Dame’s burning. The saving of the medieval rose windows and stone facade comforts us; we are encouraged by France’s determination to rebuild. But some are not so optimistic, such as syndicated columnist L. Brent Bozell, in ...

Thanks to all

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With the help of many, many volunteers and sponsors, the Milford Historical Society’s April Open House was a wonderful success. The first event celebrating the 40th anniversary of our move into the Carey House was sponsored by the Milford Rotary Club. “A Visit From The Hutchinson Family” ...

Common sense legislation

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In regard to “Why reward illegals” and “Licenses for people here illegally”, it would be constructive to step back and take a deep breath. Please, we need to talk about this. We can all agree that we have a broken immigration system that needs to be fixed. The 2013 bipartisan Senate ...

Why seek office?

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We certainly would never question the right of someone to run for public office, whether he or she would seek a seat on a local school board or the presidency of the United States. We do, however, wonder about the motives of some of the Democrats who have decided to run for president, as ...

GOP’s female folly

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Speaking during a Tuesday event at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan discussed some of the problems he sees with the Republican Party under the leadership of President Donald Trump. Hogan is considering a GOP primary challenge to the president. With Trump, ...

Decision a victory for community

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Wednesday’s Superior Court ruling that the Exculpatory Evidence Schedule – formerly known as the Laurie List – should not be considered part of a confidential personnel file is not only a victory for the press and journalists throughout the state, it – more importantly – is a win for ...

The real gift of failure: The matter or manner of making mistakes

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“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams We all make mistakes. What matters is how we react – what we do with our mistakes? Thomas Edison experimented with more than 6,000 materials to use as a filament in a light bulb ...

Respect voting rights

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A new plan advanced in Nashua to allow elected officials to decide who fills vacant seats in city government is slightly concerning. Officials said because of relatively low voter turnout, they want to stop having immediate elections for vacant positions on city boards. During a Monday ...

Earning while learning

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Going to college for four years or more is great if one knows how he or she plans to earn a living after finishing their studies. Some college majors lead to direct and obvious jobs. For example, education majors are trained to teach, accounting students learn how to be accountants, and ...

Beware of hepatitis A

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Hepatitis A continues spreading throughout New Hampshire at an alarming pace. In fact, the 79 cases of this viral disease confirmed in the Granite State since November compare to a previous annual average of just seven. This means that in the last five months alone, New Hampshire has seen ...

Bring justice in Assange situation

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Much of what governments keep secret from their people should be revealed. It is in the nature of public officials to keep knowledge that may threaten them quiet. But there is a difference between that and information that jeopardizes the security of an entire people. There are good reasons, ...

We still need to know more

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Attorney General William Barr dropped something of a bombshell during testimony in Congress this week. But what he said should have come as no surprise. Though Barr was supposed to be testifying to a Senate committee considering the budget, questions turned to special counsel Robert ...

We’ll be back, right after this

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While perusing an archived copy of a June 1965 Nashua Telegraph, I happened upon this old TV and Radio listing. It brought back not only memories from classic TV shows (Patty Duke, Dobie Gillis and Ozzie and Harriet), but it prompted flashbacks of some of the old commercials that aired for ...

School budget raises concerns

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Well, here we go again, a school board forced to look at paring its budget because voters aren’t happy. In this case, at least, the Souhegan Cooperative School Board budget actually passed in the March vote, but it was a narrow victory and it was won only because Mont Vernon brought in ...

We are getting job done

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As a current member of Nashua’s Board of Education, I feel compelled to respond to Mr. Farrington’s guest editorial entitled, “It’s time for the board of education members to put differences aside and get the job done.” Despite Mr. Farrington’s criticisms, we are getting the job ...