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CIA nominee deserves fair shake

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To her credit, Gina Haspel, nominated by President Donald Trump to head the CIA, offered last week to withdraw from contention. Reportedly, White House officials, no doubt with Trump’s knowledge, told her she retains the president’s confidence. Good. Haspel spent much of her career at ...

Others should take notice of ‘head tax’

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Events in Seattle are re-emphasizing a point about economic development that too many government officials seem to have forgotten: Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. Officials in that West Coast city have said they plan to establish a new “head tax” on businesses that gross more than ...

A different approach

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The April 7 Nashua Telegraph story on spending an additional $50 million to fight the opioid crisis made me think. We are taking the wrong approach. We need to create good behavior and redirect bad. Here’s how, in a three step approach. 1.) Take the $50 million and create an educational ...

Right to Work

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Thank God we still have some intelligent folks in Concord who pulled rail from the budget. What the mayor and Mr. O’Brien seem to lack is a basic understanding of why employers are not coming to Nashua or New Hampshire. Right to Work states are thriving. Why is that? No employer is coming ...

SB 342 is terrible

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The Fast News section of the April 26th Cabinet had a short item that appeared to be a press release from Sen. Gary Daniels regarding Senate Bill SB 342, which he sponsored. If enacted, the bill will modify the definition of a default budget for SB2 towns such as Milford. The concept of a ...

April brought cold, cloudy, slow start to spring

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Spring continued to be elusive in April with a cold, cloudy weather pattern holding a firm grip on much of the nation from the Rockies to the East Coast. Precipitation was very close to normal and snowfall was a bit less than we would expect to see during a normal April. After a long and ...

Farmers Market move would be beneficial

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Today, the Downtown Improvement Committee will discuss and decide on a plan to fund the costs associated with moving the Nashua Farmers Market to Main Street. The proposed relocation plan was presented last week by Great American Downtown, and involves the closure of Main Street between Temple ...

Don’t let him get away with it

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Disgraced, fired FBI Director James Comey is saying that attacks on the agency are dangerous because they undermine public confidence in the nation’s top law enforcement institution. Nonsense. Comey is wrong, and we suspect he knows it. In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, ...

Becoming an outdoors woman: The journey within

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“She was like the sun. She knew her place in the world. She would shine again regardless of all the storms and changeable weather. She wouldn’t adjust her purpose to things that pass.” – Nikki Rowe Outdoors woman – look how far we’ve come!!! From the 1890s when pioneering women ...

Is Kim Jong Un playing games?

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What sort of game is North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un playing? The question became more difficult to answer during the weekend, in the wake of an historic meeting between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. A spokesman for Moon told reporters Kim assured the South Korean leader he ...

Conviction a real milestone

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Last week’s conviction of entertainer Bill Cosby on a charge of sexually assaulting a woman was a milestone, in a way. Some people consider Cosby the funniest man they ever heard deliver a monologue. For years, millions of Americans viewed him as a model for fatherhood. And many black ...

Veterans deserve better than Jackson

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White House physician Adm. Ronny Jackson has withdrawn from contention as the new head of the Department of Veterans Affairs. He continues to insist allegations about his character are false. Perhaps, perhaps not. Sterling character should be a prerequisite for the VA secretary post. But ...

No infringement

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This is in regard to the recent ruling by a federal judge in Massachusetts who ruled that a municipality could ban some of the most popular civilian firearms. The Second Amendment clearly states that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The writers meant for ...

Get rid of Buchanan

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Pat Buchanan’s lamentations over national purity serve no purpose except to give succor to the Four Horsemen of the Trump apocalypse; racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and homophobia. Diversity is simply another way of describing America as a melting pot of a variety of people; however, ...

Find someone else

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Without facts, but with hyperbole, Lynne Ober spoke at length on things she didn’t bother to check before recommending SB 555 be killed. It was a bill that would have helped citizens have a say in Right to Know being enforced at little cost. If, in fact, all she stated on the floor today was ...

Honesty is lacking

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Honesty in most of the writings about gun violence submitted by subscribers of this newspaper to-date is still lacking, albeit, some have surrendered to it. The root cause of most of the mass murders is vested in the user and NOT only in the gun. But guns and those who oppose restrictions are ...

A question of preservation

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Red wolves once were common in Southeast states. By 1980, they were considered extinct in the wild. That resulted in establishment of a captive breeding program meant to establish a new population of the animals in an area of eastern North Carolina. In 1987, the captive breeding program began ...

Don’t overlook small details

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Safety against violent intruders has become a major concern in planning construction of new schools and renovation of existing ones. That can mean expensive provisions such as “mantrap” entrances and metal detectors. Let us not overlook the little things. A commission investigating the ...

A job well done

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Last week, dozens of volunteers descended on the city’s many parks and green spaces to do their part in helping Nashua shine. On Saturday, Great American Downtown coordinated an Earth Day eve event that saw residents scour downtown parks, sprucing them up by gathering litter, raking debris ...

Sandy Hook Promise

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We have had far too many moments of silence since Sandy Hook. Our children and community deserve real action to stop the epidemic of gun violence in our country. We’re not alone, and we’re not helpless. There are many seemingly simple, yet powerful things we can do today. More and more of ...