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Nashua parents go back to school

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The Nashua School District, Nashua Police Department and the city's Department of Public Health have scheduled a substance abuse prevention night for Nashua families Jan. 13 at Fairgrounds Middle School. It'll be a change for parents to go back to school and learn some important things they ...

Sanders has only real solutions

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America was formed to protect human value. This led to a strong country supported by a strong middle class. An American was promised a good life for himself and a better life for his children. Not any more. The country now functions to worship unlimited wealth and to help the obscenely rich, ...

Renewable better than huge projects

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I applaud Alderman Brian McCarthy for introducing a bill to exempt residential and business solar installations from city property taxes. Like many other homeowners who installed solar panels this past year, I was unaware that the added tax bite would negate my small savings on electricity. ...

Focus on energy for college vote

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A tremendous responsibility falls on the shoulders of New Hampshire voters this winter, and it's not lost on us college students. The fact that we're looking for concrete proposals from presidential candidates that address renewable energy reform and the climate shouldn't be lost on them ...

Column clarified election choice

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I have watched, with great interest, the national presidential debates. I have pondered each candidate's experience and qualifications. I have had ongoing debates with friends about each candidate. Most importantly, I have had ongoing vacillation about who I was going to vote for. Gordon ...

The real State of the Union

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If the past is any indication, President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night will include some version of the words, "The state of our union is strong." Which is total baloney. If he were forced to stand before Congress and tell the truth and nothing but, ...

Mayor Lozeau’s accomplishments

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Donnalee Lozeau leaves office today after eight years as Nashua's mayor. She departs with a record of solid accomplishment. She wanted to reshape the downtown landscape, which had sidewalks of heaving brick that made walking tricky at times. Those sidewalks are now a study in smooth concrete ...

Please help keep Parkway safe, clean

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First, I would like to thank outgoing Mayor Donnalee Lozeau for completing the Broad Street Parkway. I use it all the time to reach my downtown office, and it has saved about eight minutes off my commute. My wife and I have used this to walk, and it is fantastic: flat and ...

We need a blueprint for real drug reform

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In between the smoke and mirrors of the 2016 presidential election, candidates from both parties have agreed on at least one thing: This country has an opioid addiction. Drug abuse, specifically from prescription opioids and heroin, has become a staple of some campaign platforms. Ideas for ...

Reflections on the culture wars surrounding Christmas

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Another Christmas Day is over, and I am reflecting on the aftermath of the culture wars. During the recent Christmas season, some battles were about the decorations on coffee cups, displaying a "Hello Kitty" tree in a classroom, and court cases about nativity scenes. The ...

The state of our gun laws

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There's nothing like mentioning "gun control" to stoke the coals for a heated debate on a cold January morning in the "Live Free or Die" state. Let it be ordained via executive action and, well, people are ready to jump off what's left of the Great Stone ...

Looking back at the week in news

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Member's remarks shouldn't be stain on entire state We've used this quote before, but some members of the New Hampshire General Court - the formal name for the legislature - just keep proving it out. "Any fool can serve in the New Hampshire General Court," former U.S. ...

Moore breastfeeding comments out of line

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It is time for men to take a leadership role in ending violence and oppression against women. I believe that our male elected officials, in particular, have an obligation to model healthy relationships and engage in respectful dialogue with women. That's why I am appalled by recent comments ...

Speaker takes issue with newspaper’s characterization

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On Friday, Jan. 8, The Telegraph of Nashua published an editorial that contained numerous unfair characterizations about the New Hampshire legislature, and showed an inability to fully understand the legislative process. In 2015, we had a number of important accomplishments including ...

Gun orders better attempt than none

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President Barack Obama's decision to make changes to national firearms policy by executive fiat is a poor excuse for governing. The president, in case you missed it, took a series of steps Tuesday that the White House billed as an attempt to "reduce gun violence and make our ...

NH House and faulty priorities

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What a contrast in priorities was on display when the New Hampshire House of Representatives opened the 2016 session Wednesday debating another gun rights bill. You're excused if you thought your elected officials were itching to get back to the Statehouse to get to work on any number of ...

Obama – and FDR – set precedent for Trump’s one-man rule

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There has been a lot of talk - almost all of it accurate - about how Barack Obama's presidency has fueled the rise of Donald Trump. The president's fans hate this talk, for understandable reasons. They see the president as dignified and cerebral. They see Trump as crude and bigoted, a ...

Senators talk; governors act

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Want economic security for your family? Want your nation, your community, your home to be safer? Vote for a governor for president. Senators are talkers. They're philosophers and poets, dwelling in the abstract, dealing in words. The Republican talkers are Sens. Rubio and Cruz. Rubio has his ...

Eviction filings unfair to tenants

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This country was founded on the principle that people have rights. "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" was how the Declaration of Independence characterized them. In practice, that phrase translates into things like freedom of expression, freedom of religion and a ...

Don’t buy the hype about gun ownership

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I am writing this letter because we live in a state with a high percentage of gun ownership. There are several gun ranges in Nashua and Hudson where many responsible gun owners practice and enjoy the shooting sports. And yet, in the Opinion section of The Telegraph, I often read letters ...