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Where Nashua once dined

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As we do today, Nashua had a host of places to dine back in the 1960s and 1970s. Some were more well-known than others and depending upon your palette, they offered a variety of menus. Let’s hop into the old Chevy and take a virtual ride around town to reminisce. Heading downtown to West ...

Redistricting reform gives power back to the people, where it belongs

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Although we are a proud Republican and a proud Democrat, we are teaming up to end the practice of partisan gerrymandering because this fight transcends ideology and party affiliation. Over the past couple of years, we have both traveled across America to fight for reforms and raise the American ...

We must learn from these incidents

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Last week’s mass murder in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was more bloody proof that we Americans need to do more to curb such violence. It also indicated both why more gun control laws are attractive to some politicians – while futile in achieving the desired result. Hours after emailing his ...

It does work

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My husband and I are proud and grateful consumers of socialized medicine. It’s not the same brand of socialized medicine our British or Norwegian friends enjoy, but it is publicly financed and administered through state and federal governments. We became eligible for Medicare about 6 years ...

Accept the results

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Which is worse, (1) a foreign power covertly meddling in our general election to affect its outcome or (2) a domestic power covertly meddling to affect our general election and if unsuccessful to pursue other means to remove the democratically elected official from office? I believe a foreign ...

Tariffs are old school

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Here a tariff, there a tariff, everywhere a tariff. Take, for instance, tariffs on China. When you “import” an item for $100, the item in held in customs till you pay a 25% tariff on said item, $100 to China and a $25 tariff (tax) to the U.S. government. Conversely, soy beans are ...

Health insurance changes lives

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Good health is the foundation of a good life. Without health insurance, that good life is out of reach for many Americans. Hundreds of thousands of our people are paying a terrible price for our current ineffective and wasteful health care system. Access to health insurance has meant the ...

Dear Brookline business owners

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As some of you may already know, the town is working on updating the website in order to make it more user friendly for smart-phone owners. We also are working on upgrading the business directory, and we need your help to keep it accurate. If you have a new email, website, contact info ...

Doublespeak is alive and well

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1984 is here again. In a front-page story during the last week (June 4), The Telegraph quoted a spokesperson for the Environmental Protection Agency who said, “[there is no] significant public health risk…” from the hazardous waste dumped into the ground in the southern end of Nashua. In ...

We need a plan

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A few weekends ago, I had the opportunity to introduce U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren at her town hall in Nashua. I was honored to welcome her to Nashua because she not only has a plan, but because she has strong plans that address two issues of critical importance to our community: access to ...

Oversights need adjusted

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Someone finally noticed something was wrong at the Mount Carmel Health System hospital near Columbus, Ohio – but only after 25 people had died, allegedly because a doctor ordered they be given excessively large doses of a painkiller drug. Dr. William Husel has been charged with murder in ...

Why do you serve?

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Five of the nine Nashua Board of Education members feature terms that are scheduled to expire Dec. 31. They are: • Howard Coffman • Doris Hohensee • William Mosher • Susan Porter • Elizabeth Van Twuyver As of this writing, we are uncertain of the re-election plans for ...

Address PFAS problem

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In an act so brazen it is almost inconceivable by today’s standards, polluters in the 1970s transported liquid hazardous waste from a Massachusetts incinerator for disposal in Nashua on a regular basis. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “over 800,000 gallons of ...

Remember the workers

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“We’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of work.” Those who lived and worked in Appalachia during the 2016 presidential campaign likely have these words burned into their memories. After Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made the comments, those opposing her ran ...

Senators act on cue

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It did not take members of the New Hampshire Senate long to follow our advice to end the state’s death penalty. Thursday morning, prior to the 16-8 Senate vote to override Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto to end capital punishment in New Hampshire, The Telegraph’s editorial board asked them to ...

Revisit the issue

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For most Americans, Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land regarding abortion. Handed down in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court, the ruling placed the federal government firmly in charge of regulating whether and in what circumstances women can have their pregnancies terminated. But for the ...

The ‘I’ word

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As wild and wacky as the 2020 presidential campaign already is, just imagine throwing a presidential impeachment trial into the middle of it. As it turns out, this may actually happen. After months upon months of investigations into the 2016 campaign actions of President Donald Trump, many ...

End N.H. death penalty

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We have simply grown tired of the endless debate regarding New Hampshire’s death penalty law. The last time the Granite State executed a criminal, the Japanese had yet to bomb Pearl Harbor – and the Boston Celtics did not even yet exist. For some reason, even though not a single person ...

More harm than good?

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Understand this about the $4.5 billion Democrats in Congress refused to grant President Donald Trump’s administration this week: It could have prevented an enormous amount of suffering among the very people leaders of the party claim to defend: illegal immigrants. Trump had included the ...

March on: Your march for freedom has not been in vain

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Sometimes on one of those late spring days when Memorial Day comes, you can almost see them, marching, marching onward, the legion of forgotten dead. In the soft stillness and solitude of a country graveyard in the evening hush, occasionally you can hear the muffled beat of a drum as the ...