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N.H. primary still pivotal

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A few national political commentators have recently questioned the relative importance of the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary in 2020. Why? They say, the Granite State’s population is not racially diverse enough to play a major role in determining the presidential nominee ...

Choosing a nominee

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During the next 14 months, Democratic Party presidential contenders will probably bring similar messages to New Hampshire voters. They will most likely say something like: “Donald Trump is a terrible president. He is wrong for America.” Our reaction to this statement will probably be ...

A Litany of Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a particular time, like the bright and shining poetic moments of Camelot, to express gratitude for our own particular circumstances. It has been my custom for several years now to share with you my own personal litany of Thanksgiving. Looking over these pieces for the last ...

Pilgrims’ contributions didn’t stop with Thanksgiving

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The Pilgrims are much on folk’s minds this time of year: iconic images of families huddled aboard the Mayflower as she churns, North America-bound, through the cold Atlantic, a hardy band of pioneers with their belt-buckle hats and muskets, their later feasting with nearby Wampanoag peoples, ...

Special day brings us all together

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Today marks a day of thanks, when we all gather with family and friends to count our blessings and look to the future. We also join in thoughtful prayer for those less fortunate and band together in charity to make our community a better and brighter place. We at The Telegraph wish all a ...

Thankful

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In recent years, a popular trend on social media has been to name something in which you are thankful for each day in November. Not one to follow trends, it did get me to thinking about what I am most thankful for in my life. So, here goes – 30 things for which I am thankful – some ...

Remember those in need

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With the official start of the holiday season just a day away, our thoughts turn away from work and normal day-to-day life and shift to family, friends and togetherness. As we sit down at the Thanksgiving dinner table and count our blessings, we also should remember those in our community ...

Not above the law

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Five million dollars is a lot of money. It is not nearly enough to compensate three men for being imprisoned wrongly – for 20 years. At least they ought to have some assurance that true justice will prevail in their cases. In 1995, three Cleveland,Ohio, men, Laurese Glover, Eugene Johnson ...

All I want for Christmas …

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With Christmas shopping season about to commence Black Friday with the fury of a Filene’s Running of the Brides, I put down my Costco sale flyer long enough to steal a glance at Esquire magazine. The feature, “34 Unique Gifts for Men,” seemed like it would be helpful for whoever gets my ...

Brown far from an outsider

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Soon after winning re-election to the U.S. Senate from Ohio, Democrat Sherrod Brown said he may consider running for president in 2020. Brown could be appealing to some Democrats, for two reasons. One is obvious: He isn’t Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden or anyone ...

Fiscal agency: Being smarter with our community’s resources

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Please raise your hand if you think we need more nonprofits in Greater Nashua? You might be surprised to learn that a simple search on GuideStar shows that there are over 400 registered nonprofits in our community. Some of these are very large with budgets in the tens of millions of dollars, ...

NCC set to host conference

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New England governors and college leadership teams will come together at Nashua Community College Nov. 28 - 29 for the next Governance Institute for Student Success. The Governance Institute for Student Success helps leaders in higher education make the best decisions for student success ...

Provide help to elderly

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Sometimes in life, problems arise that are not anyone’s fault. It is simply a matter of not anticipating the issue. This seems to be the case that confronted Nashua homeowner Evelyn Berry. In the dead of winter last year, the 86-year-old Berry saw a hot water pipe break inside her mobile ...

Thanks from Kat McGhee

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With the elections behind us, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank the voters of Hollis, Milford, Mont Vernon and New Boston for their support on Nov. 6. When times are challenging, it is incumbent upon the voters to make their voices heard by electing people who are motivated to bring ...

Hansen gives thanks

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I would like to thank all my Amherst supporters and constituents for allowing me the experience and honor to serve you in our New Hampshire House for the past eight years. I cannot fully express to you the gratitude I feel for your encouragement, support, and belief that together we could ...

Disenfranchised

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Our system for electing representatives disenfranchises more than a third of the voting population. I recently ran for New Hampshire State Representative in Ward 8. I did not get elected. No Republicans in Ward 8 were elected – despite the fact that about 1/3 of the voters voted ...

Knights give thanks

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Knights of Columbus Council 6725 would like to thank everyone for their support of our 19th annual Craft Fair that was on Nov. 2-3. We thank everyone who came to the fair to support all our vendors as well as all the people that worked at the event to make it successful. All the proceeds of the ...

Support appreciated

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I would like to thank voters for their ongoing support in the recent election. It has truly been my honor to serve as your state senator over the past four years.

Generous donation

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Members of the Bedford Garden Club wish to thank Howard Frizzell, owner of Frizzhome Gardens on Back River Road in Bedford, for his generous donation fall mums for planting at the club’s community gardens. In mid-October, volunteers planted the colorful and hardy mums at the Bedford Town ...