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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 ...

Sanders shows the best judgement

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New Hampshire voters will soon make their choice for their presidential candidate. Realistically we have two Democratic candidates from which to choose: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Faced with this choice, I had to think hard about how I would choose. In the end, I went back to bedrock ...

A country obsessed with guns

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It is axiomatic that congressional Republicans will oppose anything smacking of "gun control," which may as well be read as "Your mama." Thus, it comes as no surprise that President Obama's announcement of executive actions to clarify and enhance federal ...

Culture change needed at DCYF

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The public wouldn't stand for it if New Hampshire State Police only responded to calls between the weekday hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. They would be outraged, and justifiably so, since the need for public safety services may be highest during those hours that are not considered part of ...

Challenge of NH’s opioid crisis

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Over the last several years, nearly 800 people in New Hampshire have lost their lives due to opioid overdoses. Almost everybody has a family member or friend that has been impacted by this drug crisis. That's why the addiction/recovery community, business leaders, charitable organizations and ...

ICGN good step to understanding

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The Islamic Center of Greater Nashua had a few friends over for dinner on a recent Saturday night. It was an attempt to shed a little light on a topic that sure could use it: The relationship between followers of Islam and those of other religions, especially Christianity. In contrast to the ...

Price gouging in the drug industry

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It's difficult not to rejoice at the news that Martin Shkreli, the notorious, 32-year-old former hedge fund manager and prescription drug vulture was arrested and charged with defrauding his investors. Shkreli became infamous when his latest company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, purchased the ...

Time NH joined the 21st century

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The Pew Research Center reported this summer that only 15 percent of American adults don't use the Internet. That figure is about the same as it was three years ago, but it's much lower than it was 15 years ago, when Pew found that nearly half of Americans were not plugged in. All that ...

He fears the city will spend entire bond

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The Broad Street Parkway, a marvelous accomplishment, will remain a lasting tribute to the competent management of Mayor Donnalee Lozeau. Equally to be commended are the city's two engineers who direct this project, City Engineer Steve Dookran and Project Manager John Vancor. Motivated by an ...

Let’s get back to being exceptional

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The U.S. is not exceptional anymore. This simple statement has been uttered by more politicians (either in agreement with or in abject objection to) in the last seven years than any other description of the nation. The unfortunate truth is that this statement is correct, but not for the ...

Sidewalk plowing still issue in Nashua

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Last year, I wrote a letter to City Hall and the newspaper regarding the sidewalks being plowed in instead of plowed out. I also stated "the blood would be on your hands." A month later, the headline news stated, "Pedestrian deaths are up." This year, the ...

Would like to believe Trump blowing smoke

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I was so pleased to read the editorial on Dec. 30, 2015. Quite frankly, I believe it's the first statement I have seen that pointed out that Mr. Trump has yet to tell us what his plans are, other than to throw out all Muslims?. And that little issue reminds me of the legitimate Japanese ...

No playing with guns in House

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Just when I thought it was not possible to be any more embarrassed by our state government, the New Hampshire House of Representatives has proven me wrong again. The surprise, of course, is caused by House Speaker Shawn Jasper's announcement to the Secret Service that the House won't give up ...

Mayor-elect endorses Van Ostern for governor

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As we turn the page to 2016 and the state elections that come with it, it is important that we elect leaders in Concord who will drive economic development, improve access to good education, and keep New Hampshire a great place to live, work, raise a family and grow a business. That's why I ...

Looking back at the week in news

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Another reason to root for the Olde Towne Team Residents of the Nashua area now have another reason to root for the Red Sox. Tim Neverett, "a kid from Concord Street in Nashua," has been chosen as the radio voice of the Olde Towne Team. The Nashua High School graduate got ...

Sidewalk not much good buried in snow

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Sure enough, as promised, the Broad Street Parkway has a sidewalk. And sure enough, first chance they got, they plowed snow off the road onto that sidewalk, and left it there. What good is a sidewalk if they do that? If they have money to plow roads, they have money to plow sidewalks. So much ...

When parents neglect their duty

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Not influenza, "affluenza." The term - a play on the words "affluent" and the common flu - surfaced during the February 2014 sentencing of Texas teen Ethan Couch. He was the privileged 16-year-old charged with manslaughter and assault after he struck and ...

The candidate and the UL publisher

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Joseph W. McQuaid, the publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader, has been newspapering in New Hampshire long enough to know that taking a punch is every bit as much a part of the game as throwing one. He did both this week. First, the UL ran a front-page editorial written by McQuaid in ...