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New Hampshire needs to get back to more personal responsibility

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We live in a world in which common sense is taking a back seat to political correctness. We avoid hard truths and instead seek political solutions that do not work. We obsess about social justice instead of encouraging personal responsibility. It is time for independent ideas at every level ...

Early education not babysitting

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Achild's brain undergoes a staggering amount of development in the first five years of life, affecting future success in ways we are only beginning to understand. This newfound knowledge has led to the proliferation of preschool programs aimed at making sure children are ready - socially, ...

Give new grading system a fair chance

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I think it's a good thing that the motion to overturn Nashua's competency-based grading system failed. I was at the school board meeting, and I agree with the people who said we need to give the new system more time. If this system is given more time to fix the current issues and allow people ...

Better to wait on court nomination

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The passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the timeline for appointment of his successor has become a political football tossed between the Republicans and Democrats over the past several months. Justice Scalia was a well-respected conservative jurist on a balanced Court that ...

Ayotte tried to keep guns from terrorists

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I want to set the record straight about some of the political attacks in the wake of the Orlando attack. Sen. Kelly Ayotte voted to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists, but Democrats don't want you to know that. Kelly knows there is a way to protect the constitutional rights of Americans ...

Trump’s greed makes him a hero to many

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Regarding the letter, "Where's the appeal with Donald Trump?" (June 16), Mr. Trump's appeal is not about business acumen. Mr. Trump is an American hero. He is the epitome of the American value: greed. American people worship greed. His wealth is about taking money from ...

Republicans thwart will of the majority

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Give "credit" to the Republican Congress for thwarting the will of the vast majority of Americans who want sensible gun safety legislation. No reasonable interpretation of the Second Amendment allows the sale by greedy gun manufacturers of assault weapons. No reasonable ...

Forrester spells out plan to battle drug abuse

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Few issues facing the Granite State require the same level of urgency from policymakers as the heroin and opioid epidemic. Four hundred and twenty eight people died from a drug overdose in 2015 - a rate of more than one per day. New Hampshire has had the third-highest increase in the nation ...

Low-income residents can get relief from electric bills

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Electricity is a basic need for New Hampshire's residents and businesses, but it is not free. Electric bills in New Hampshire can be expensive, but for low-income residents of New Hampshire, a big electric bill can present the impossible choice of keeping the lights on, or buying medicine or ...

Homelessness in the Gate City

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The issue of homelessness is pretty well hidden away in Nashua - at least to people who haven't given the subject much thought. The reported numbers could lead you to think it's a small problem. In fact, there are currently "only" 114 individuals in our community identified ...

Looking back at the week in news

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Question about pension costs deserved an answer Give credit to Nashua Teachers' Union President Robert Sherman, who stood up at Gov. Maggie Hassan's appearance before a Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce audience and asked a tough question of the governor. Sherman asked how the state budget ...

Sad story offers powerful lessons

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Sometimes a story comes along that just makes us want to hug our kids and those closest to us. The story of Larry Ivory and his daughter Alexis, a student at Nashua High School North, is one of those. It is a heart-wrenching story of a father stricken with cancer who wanted to live long enough ...

High time for a ConCon in NH

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We think it's high time New Hampshire held itself a good ol' fashioned Constitutional Convention. That's a gathering of elected delegates sent by cities and towns from across the state to consider amending the state Constitution. They ponder proposals to change the state's governing document, ...

Ayotte’s record not what it appears

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With another senseless mass shooting in the news, it's disheartening to see Sen. Kelly Ayotte's misleading TV ads where she claims to have supported background checks before gun purchases. There's Atkinson's police chief, Al Brackett, verbally praising the senator's work, with the on-screen ...

Loving the money, hating the message

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Having read Sunday's editorial regarding One Nation's assault on Gov. Maggie Hassan concerning the opioid issue and Sen. Kelly yotte's attempt to have the ad pulled, I applaud The Telegraph for the diligence in its reporting. We all perhaps would benefit from some additional perspective, ...

Where’s the appeal with Donald Trump?

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I just don't see the appeal. Trump supporters think that he is some business wizard who will save the economy and make people rich, but he is really a self-aggrandizing braggart whose failed ventures have lost money for many. Wall Street banks don't like to deal with him because they ...

Standards vary for public, police

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It has been more than a month since a New Hampshire State Police trooper - whom authorities have declined to identify publicly - was caught on videotape pummeling a suspect following a wild, high-speed car chase that started in Massachusetts and ended on a quiet street in Nashua. The suspect ...

Sununu remarks do a disservice to many

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New Hampshire Executive Councilor Chris Sununu might emerge as the Republican nominee to succeed Maggie Hassan as New Hampshire's next governor. If he does, we hope he shows better judgment than he demonstrated last week when he said that, in the battle against opioid addiction, "No ...

Talking in code: Bill should pass

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The city's Substandard Living Conditions Committee recommended the city change the way code enforcement is handled. The bill coming before aldermen tonight would make no change to any of the city's codes. It would allow the city to administratively enforce violations to its zoning, health, ...

Fight for eminent domain protection

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It's understandable that we've all felt euphoric after Kinder Morgan's withdrawal of its application for a certificate of convenience with FERC for its Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project. After such a prolonged struggle, all we want to do is kick back a little in our own back yards and ...