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Holiday House Tour

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The Friends of the Symphony NH wish to thank and extend their appreciation to The Telegraph publicity department for their promotion of this year’s successful 2018 Friends of Symphony House Tours. The Holiday House Tour is a historical community tradition, enjoyed by the public. The proceeds ...

An open letter

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To all Aldermen, After watching the Planning and Economic Development meeting, Dec.18, 2018, I find the findings of the committee that the entire city, not just the downtown, profits from the decision to have a performing arts center. What an absolute joke. I’d like anyone of the folks at ...

Protecting to coastline

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The United States discards 4,000 18-wheeler-sized loads of compacted plastic waste every day. Great blocks of plastic are stacked higher and higher in recycling centers, warehouses, landfills, and shipping company dockyards since last summer when China discontinued recycling the plastic waste ...

A special tribute

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I recently read the obituary of one of my former seventh grade teachers. Marilyn Wolfe Matuza Viens and was deeply saddened, The strange this is that after all these years of not thinking about her , a couple days prior of seeing her obituary, she was on my mind, out of the blue. Needless to ...

‘Operation Kindness’

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Last week, my husband and I, as well as the other neighbors on our street, were treated to four nights of sweet treats as well as inspirational messages. A family of four children on General Amherst Road initiated and carried out a program they called “Operation Kindness,” which was to ...

All I want for Christmas is …

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Although I am well beyond my years of writing letters to that jolly big guy from the North Pole and I’m at that age where I am fortunate enough to no longer be in need of material things, while sipping my morning coffee, I pondered what I might say to the man from up north were I to pen a ...

No breaks for drug offenders

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Approval by the U.S. Senate of what is being called a criminal justice reform bill could have ramifications that reverberate across the country. Need we say more than the measure, expected to be passed by the House of Representatives and signed into law by President Donald Trump, focuses on ...

Crack down on fentanyl

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We are calling on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Food and Drug Administration, the FBI, and any other federal agency that may seem to have an interest in protecting the public from unscrupulous pharmaceutical firms and medical professionals: Stop the illegal fentanyl ...

Why is education reform in this country stuck in a rut?

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Winter is coming and anyone who has been in New Hampshire for any length of time has probably helped someone retrieve their errant car from a snowbank. When in that predicament, some are expert drivers and accelerate just right to get the car moving; others; however, put their foot on the ...

Solstice sentiments: Leaning toward light on the shortest day

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“There is privacy about it which no other season gives you. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in winter, in the country, can you have longer, quieter stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.” – Ruth Stout ––– Friday is ...

Don’t let D.C. pick nominee

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The last thing our country needs is to allow the “establishment” to select the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. You may ask, “Who or what is the establishment?” In our opinion, the establishment refers to a Washington, D.C.-based coalition of powerful lobbyists, political ...

Program vital to community

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No one can argue that eating healthy the majority of the time isn’t important – especially for youngsters. That’s why programs like the Share of Strength’s Cooking Matters are imperative. The six-week program is being taught by Cooking Matters Program Assistant Katie Robertson, with ...

Taking cybersecurity more seriously

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Hopefully the data breach at Marriott that potentially exposed the personal data of roughly 500 million guests is enough to make both businesses and elected officials take cybersecurity more seriously. The Marriott breach is just the latest to make the news. Darden Restaurants, which owns ...

Making the case to support the annual Santa Fund campaign

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There is no doubt that charitable giving during the holidays is a very important component of the philanthropic landscape in our community. In fact, over half of all nonprofits receive at least a quarter of their annual donations at the end of the year, and almost 20 percent receive over half ...

Setting a good example

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With New Hampshire’s midterm elections behind us, there are major changes in the works in Washington and at the statehouse in Concord. What has not changed is the critical need for our elected officials to come together in 2019 and address the ongoing mental health crisis. The crisis ...

Democrats and Republicans are not really enemies

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The Telegraph’s Nov. 23 editorial, “Choosing a nominee,” posited that beating Donald Trump in 2020 will take a lot more than just listing his many shortcomings – it will take a vision, and a plan to make that vision real. I couldn’t agree more. We can take a cue from the past as we ...

Bringing comfort and joy

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For so many people, this really is, as the song says, the most wonderful time of the year, and among those people, we can count everyone who has attended recent visits from Santa or the lighting of official community Christmas trees. Or holiday tree or just town tree as some ...

Make change

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Are you going to allow yourself to live in a world where manners are just thrown out the window? Right now there is a severe civility shortage in America. Research says there are three reasons to blame for this: politicians, mainstream media, and internet/social media. Politicians being ...

A slice of history

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The life of an archivist and historian is one of discovery and intrigue. Much has transpired in this year alone, one of the nearly three years I have been focused on a particular project. The project is this: Compiling a lasting archive of Playhouse 101 and the American Stage Festival. I ...

PAC issues

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The Telegraph article reporting Aldermanic approval of PAC bond issuance legislation addresses proposed changes in the management of the private fund established to pay all PAC expenses, currently estimated at $4 Million). Considering the disorganized planning for the project thus far, caution ...