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Object lesson in creativity: the maker movement

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“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw We are, by nature, creators. Some of the most accomplished people in history are self-taught. They tapped into their own ...

Shop local

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Many of us get a little crazy during the holidays. Sometimes we just don’t use our heads. Clearly, the person who wrote a recommendation for one of those national consumer organizations wasn’t using his or hers. In deciding what model of a particular product to buy, shoppers should ...

Smoke detectors save lives

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This is the time of the year when home safety experts warn us the danger of fire goes up. Colder weather means heating equipment shut off for months is put back in service. The Christmas season means some of us go all-out in decorating, sometimes overloading circuits and wires with hundreds, ...

Spotting fake news

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It is the time of year when we at least try to have a greater perspective on our world and what we have to be thankful for. But it can be hard in our world today, with the clear evidence of hatred for certain groups – minorities, of course – and our continued inability to treat all people ...

Inappropriate vote

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At the last Bedford School Board meeting, members were pressured to vote whether to allow private developers access to the high school’s sewer and water lines for their proposed apartment project. The developers apparently felt that if they had a confirmed source of tie-in, it would ...

True and complete

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Before the Board of Alderman Discuss O-18-029 tax exemptions of 25 percent to certain individuals, they should consider doing a complete reevaluation to all properties in the city. Nashua has not done a complete reevaluation in more than 30 years, who knows how many rooms have been added, ...

‘Make your voice heard’

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Regarding the editorial of Nov. 17, 2018, “Make your voice heard.” A very good editorial! I suggest you run something like it every election time.

Support Gardner, save primary

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To the voters of Greater Nashua: The Democrats have taken over the Legislature. I get that. The voters of New Hampshire have spoken. But did anyone expect that the Democrat-controlled Legislature’s FIRST official action will be to endanger New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary by ...

Fact vs. myth

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I’d like to rebut Nov. 18 letter to the editor seeking to abolish Columbus Day. Myth: Columbus introduced slavery to the Americas and committed genocide on their inhabitants. Fact: Slavery among the indigenous peoples themselves was already occurring when Christopher Columbus arrived, ...

N.H. primary still pivotal

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A few national political commentators have recently questioned the relative importance of the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary in 2020. Why? They say, the Granite State’s population is not racially diverse enough to play a major role in determining the presidential nominee ...

Choosing a nominee

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During the next 14 months, Democratic Party presidential contenders will probably bring similar messages to New Hampshire voters. They will most likely say something like: “Donald Trump is a terrible president. He is wrong for America.” Our reaction to this statement will probably be ...

A Litany of Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a particular time, like the bright and shining poetic moments of Camelot, to express gratitude for our own particular circumstances. It has been my custom for several years now to share with you my own personal litany of Thanksgiving. Looking over these pieces for the last ...

Pilgrims’ contributions didn’t stop with Thanksgiving

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The Pilgrims are much on folk’s minds this time of year: iconic images of families huddled aboard the Mayflower as she churns, North America-bound, through the cold Atlantic, a hardy band of pioneers with their belt-buckle hats and muskets, their later feasting with nearby Wampanoag peoples, ...

Special day brings us all together

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Today marks a day of thanks, when we all gather with family and friends to count our blessings and look to the future. We also join in thoughtful prayer for those less fortunate and band together in charity to make our community a better and brighter place. We at The Telegraph wish all a ...

Thankful

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In recent years, a popular trend on social media has been to name something in which you are thankful for each day in November. Not one to follow trends, it did get me to thinking about what I am most thankful for in my life. So, here goes – 30 things for which I am thankful – some ...

Remember those in need

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With the official start of the holiday season just a day away, our thoughts turn away from work and normal day-to-day life and shift to family, friends and togetherness. As we sit down at the Thanksgiving dinner table and count our blessings, we also should remember those in our community ...

Not above the law

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Five million dollars is a lot of money. It is not nearly enough to compensate three men for being imprisoned wrongly – for 20 years. At least they ought to have some assurance that true justice will prevail in their cases. In 1995, three Cleveland,Ohio, men, Laurese Glover, Eugene Johnson ...

All I want for Christmas …

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With Christmas shopping season about to commence Black Friday with the fury of a Filene’s Running of the Brides, I put down my Costco sale flyer long enough to steal a glance at Esquire magazine. The feature, “34 Unique Gifts for Men,” seemed like it would be helpful for whoever gets my ...

Brown far from an outsider

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Soon after winning re-election to the U.S. Senate from Ohio, Democrat Sherrod Brown said he may consider running for president in 2020. Brown could be appealing to some Democrats, for two reasons. One is obvious: He isn’t Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden or anyone ...

Fiscal agency: Being smarter with our community’s resources

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Please raise your hand if you think we need more nonprofits in Greater Nashua? You might be surprised to learn that a simple search on GuideStar shows that there are over 400 registered nonprofits in our community. Some of these are very large with budgets in the tens of millions of dollars, ...