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Stop the shenanigans

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Urban Meyer is one of the most successful college football coaches in history. Yet, at only 54 years of age, he is retiring from his post at The Ohio State University. Why? In revealing Meyer’s plan to retire after his team plays in the Rose Bowl, OSU officials gave no reason. There has ...

Different

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As U.S. presidents born nearly a century ago, the late George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter each reached the age of 94. Observing Carter seated in the front row during Bush’s Wednesday funeral, we couldn’t help but reflect on how dramatically the nation’s political landscape has changed ...

Thank you

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I am writing this letter to express my thanks to the Bedford voters who elected me as their state representative on Nov. 6. From the generosity of donors to the hospitality of hosts, the diligence of the sign guys to the efficiency of the postcard people, it was the purposeful organization ...

Honoring the fallen

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I would like to thank the Nashua Telegraph and Dean Shalhoup for the excellent article in the Dec. 3, 2018, issue about the Pearl Harbor Day ceremonies. It is vitally important that we publicize what the veterans organizations in the city do to honor our fallen comrades in arms. The American ...

Thanks, Mazie Hirono

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When I first registered to vote, the registrar asked me if I was a Democrat or a Republican. Heck, I was a naive teenager, so I asked what’s the difference? She told me I had to figure that out myself. Unable to decide, she registered me as an “undeclared.” All these years of wondering. ...

Raising awareness

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For most girls, their 16th birthday is expected to be a day full of joy. For Alexis McKinney, however, an ambitious teen who was looking toward adulthood, her sweet 16 was spent being mourned at her own funeral. July 11, 2016, a party thrown for fun memories resulted in Alexis’s death while ...

A great loss

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I will always remember George H.W. Bush. While caring for my brother, an ex-Marine veteran of Korea and Vietnam, who experienced a stroke that left him paralyzed on his right side and unable to speak or communicate, the VA in New York State, wanted to send him to a nursing home that required he ...

November 2018: Cold and snowy with record precipitation

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If storms bring you excitement then November was your month. An endless stream of moisture laden storms brought record precipitation to our area. Winter-like cold arrived early turning some of the rainfall into snow. The jet stream was on steroids during November with nearly non-stop waves of ...

Holiday help

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As we cope with the struggles of everyday life while trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone on our lists, let us not neglect to take care of the one task that ought not to require any thought: ensuring Santa Claus visits everyone. Each December, the pages of this newspaper are crowded ...

Remembering the ‘Day of Infamy,’ faded old soldiers

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Dec. 7, 1941, is a long-ago and distant date that now lives couched between the brittle and musty pages of old yellowed newspapers and magazines that are found hidden under mounds of old junk in our attics and basements. For many of the bright young fresh-faced, tech-savvy, backpack carrying ...

Memories of a man of honor

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It is that magic time of the year when we start to feel the tingle of the season in the air. We are anticipating coming together with families as, once again, we bask in the warm glow of the holidays. In the midst of this cozy time of the year that brings out that small child who still lives ...

‘A date which will live in infamy’

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The following speech took place on Dec. 8, 1941, in front of a joint session of the U.S. Congress: “Mr. vice president, Mr. speaker, members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was ...

Could thinking big mean thinking tiny?: The psychology of simplicity

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“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” – Winston Churchill Could thinking big mean thinking tiny? Tiny houses, that is. In this technology-ridden world, we hear a consistent mantra murmuring beneath the roar that says, “Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.” Nowhere is ...

A job well done

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On Friday, the Nashua Firefighters Association delivered more than 150 new coats to the children of Nashua. The firefighters made several stops, including the Arlington Street Community Center and Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School, where they fitted each individual child with a coat in ...

The Nationalist Party of Trump is killing the Republicans

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Shortly following the November election I attended a meeting with Republican candidates. New candidates and candidates for re-election; several well-known with outstanding track records. Regardless, all lost their election; not a single candidate present was left standing. The reasons for ...

A good old Nashua Christmas

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Guest Columnist Picture it: Main Street, Nashua – December, circa 1960s. The hustle and bustle of our downtown was the essence of the classic holiday tune “Silver Bells.” Our city sidewalks were busy sidewalks and they were indeed dressed in holiday style. Tinsel-like strands, featuring ...

Looking to the past

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With the new year almost upon us, we think about the past, in this case December 1988. In a list of New Year’s resolutions was one from Gail Proctor, then a member of the Wilton budget committee, who said, “I’m going to finish the spring cleaning I started in 1982. And encourage the ...

Blurred or commingled

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I applaud the Nashua Telegraph opinion editor’s stance and transparency in the article about “Fake News” published last Sunday. Most of us media readers, listeners and watchers (RLWs) misjudge “political opinion” for “news,” because the boundary between news and opinion has ...

Out of hand

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With all the holiday mail I receive, it seems funny that each year mailings I get freely solicit money and they wish me to give them my debit card number. Anyone in their right mind knows this is probably fraud. Post Office officials just don’t detect this mail, I guess. They only try to ...