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It’s time to tell our school boards, ‘enough is enough’

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For years, the Amherst and Souhegan School Boards have failed to govern. This failure has led to less than stellar academic quality and incredibly high costs, in part because they have thrown money at issues that really call for other interventions. And we, the taxpayers, fearful of ...

Forensic science and crime

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The true-crime genre of story-telling, whether it be through popular podcasts like Crawlspace or even television dramas like CSI is captivating and opening a whole new public awareness on how science can help solve crime. It’s almost impossible to miss daily headlines related to forensics ...

Towing tumult

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We admit to being befuddled by what seems to be an ongoing feud involving a downtown Nashua business owner and the operator of a tow-truck company based in Pepperell, Massachusetts. The parties involved are: • Kyle Ezzio, owner of the Lineage Vapors shop, which is located inside the large ...

Daylight saving time scheduled to return

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Though we know many of you will miss the hour’s worth of sleep that comes with the return of daylight saving time this weekend, we have grown tired of it being dark by 5:30 p.m. every day. Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday. This means that, officially, time will tick from 1:59 ...

Exercise caution with wage

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Most earning minimum wage in New Hampshire surely must meet one of these four definitions: • Young people who are just beginning their working years; • College or high school students; • Have a spouse or a significant other who earns a larger income; or. • Retirees who have other ...

No easy answers for PFAS

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Environmental regulators have quite the mess on their hands when it comes to the topic of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. During a Monday New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services public hearing, Merrimack resident Kathryn Hodge asked DES Legal Coordinator Peter Demas, ...

Half the Sky: Men, women and feminism in New Hampshire

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“Women hold up half the sky.” – Mao Zedong There is one building in the center of New Hampshire that stands as an architectural marvel and metaphor for gender equality, the Meetinghouse at Canterbury Shaker Village, built in 1792. The meetinghouse, with its symmetrical design centered on ...

Fix ELL problem

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Statistics provided by the New Hampshire Department of Education state that as of Oct. 1, 2016, the Nashua School District employed one teacher for every 12.7 students. The statewide ratio at the time was one teacher for every 11.9 students. Multiple sources indicate the nationwide average ...

Parking woes continue

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There is clearly a lot of faith in the economic future of Milford. Look at the restaurants going up at the corner of Nashua and South streets and at the old Souhegan Bank building on Nashua Street. And look at how well so many long-established restaurants are doing on the Oval. And now look ...

A step in the right direction

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On March 8, the New Hampshire House Commerce Committee votes on HB 560, a bill that goes a long way in addressing the wasteful proliferation of plastic bags in our state. New Hampshire is the only east coast state from Maine to Washington, D.C., that has not enacted a ban. Plastic shopping ...

Notter shows courage

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Kudos to Rep. Jeanine Notter for her stand supporting the right of folks to carry firearms in our state capital buildings. While it is acknowledged that armed guards are on the premises and do a fine job, it must also be acknowledged that numerous events, meetings and hearings with hundreds, if ...

Making an informed decision

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The Conservation Commission is an official body of the Town of Milford. It is the usually respected voice advising the town about nature and impacts to natural resources. Yet with regard to the proposed solar farm at Brox, the Conservation Commission is being completely disrespected by the ...

What is a male feminist?

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When candidate Ben Clemons announced, “I, too, am a male feminist,” to Fred Teeboom’s question, “What is a feminist male?”at the Nashua Aldermen candidates forum Feb. 21, he only begged the question: What is a feminist? More to the point, what is a male? What is a female? Does ...

Will you vote for life?

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As a senior citizen, I’ve seen a lot in my life that has disturbed me, but nothing close to what I am about to share. The Democratic Senate has voted death to babies born alive after surviving an abortion. It doesn’t get much darker, especially when those who voted death for these babies ...

Not representing us

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This newspaper needs to tell all New Hampshire residents that our Sen. Shaheen voted against a bill that would have protected children being born in a late-term abortion. This is murder, and I know a lot of people would take these children in a heartbeat. What is wrong with Sen. Shaheen. She ...

Support nature

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Fourteen acres of forest at Milford’s Brox town land are about to be cut down to make way for future sand and gravel excavation. Logging is scheduled to start March 1. This 14-acre forest is east of homes on Ches Mae Lane, and just north of houses on Mason Road and the lovely Cold ...

Jette’s proposal is sound

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In the Friday, Feb. 22 opinion entitled “Government Overreach,” You had me in agreement until you got to the paragraph that you felt something was wrong with the government raising the age limit from 18 to 21 years. This was based on if you could fight for your country at age 18, then you ...

Human decency

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On Tuesday, I looked in vain for any mention of the heroic stand our two Democratic senators took in voting against the Born Alive bill. Their brave defense of women’s right to kill their newborn offspring should they survive the best efforts of an abortionist to kill them before birth marks ...

Support Fred Teeboom

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I would like to thank the League of Women voters for sponsoring the candidate night to allow Nashua voters to learn more about Mr. (Ben) Clemons and Mr. (Fred) Teeboom and, of course, I thank both candidates for their participation. The Telegraph article title “Sharp Contrast” was no ...

Turning the tide on plastics

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When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the bands of commerce that have interfered with the powers of the earth to sustain them, and disconnect those people from the Laws of Nature to which God has entitled them, a decent respect for the opinions of ...