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Missouri players let out the genie

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As soon as football play­ers at the University of Missouri declared that they would stage a boycott unless Timothy M. Wolfe stepped down as president of the school, Wolfe was toast. Under fire for his han­dling of several racial inci­dents on the Columbia, Mo., campus, Wolfe announced his ...

Have you heard the one about debt?

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The U.S. has been import­ing more than exporting for 40 years. Translation: We spend more than we make. Trillions of dollars and counting. Five million manufacturing jobs have been lost. Where'd they go? Deregulations of finance industries allowed them to be bought and sold, typically by ...

Give mom a break on school delays

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I want to say a few words in support of the parents faced with the 90-minute vs. hour-and-a-half delay. The problem is not when school starts, but figur­ing out the bus schedule. If the older son's bus is normally 6:42 at the corner for pick-up, and the younger one gets the 7:23 at a ...

Clinton earned vote at talk in Windham

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Hillary Rodham Clinton's town hall event this week at Windham High School provided a wonderful opportunity for the more than 700 attendees to learn about her vision and spe­cific policies, and to freely ask questions. Secretary Clinton took the stage to a standing ovation from the crowd. She ...

Speak out against Pepsi use of palm oil

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Many would be shocked to learn that the palm oil in favor­ite snacks has been produced through destroying Indonesia's rainforests. Palm oil is in half of the products sold in a grocery store, including snack foods made by PepsiCo. Right now, the intentional burning of forests to clear land ...

Honoring nation’s promise to veterans

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Veterans Day is an important time to reflect on the tremen­dous sacrifices that generations of military men and women have made for New Hampshire and our nation. It's also a time to recommit ourselves to ensuring that our nation fulfills its promise to care of those who served and ...

Veterans should all be honored

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On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the hostilities that made up World War I came to an end when an armistice with Germany went into effect. World War I was called "the War to End All Wars." It wasn't, of course, but the end of that war - which ...

Veterans Administration is crisis Hillary Clinton can’t ignore

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Veterans Day is a chance to honor the 114,000 New Hampshire men and women who put their lives on the line for your freedom. It's also a chance to reflect on the challenges they face here at home. Chief among them is the ongoing crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs, which in many ...

Treatment, not jail, for veterans

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The brave men and women of our Armed Forces never fail our nation in battle, and we have a duty not to fail them after they re-enter civilian life. In particular, we must not fail those who come home and become involved with the criminal justice system. Many of these veterans need treatment, ...

Retaliation has to concern BOE

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Anyone who cares about the Nashua School District should be deeply concerned about a topic that arose at last month's meeting of the Nashua Board of Education. Some Nashua school board members said they've heard from teachers privately that the teachers are reluctant to speak publicly about ...

Candidates’ letter not worth debate

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The call by Republican presidential candidates that networks bow to their list of debate demands is the latest example of the GOP nominating process that has spun out of control. After enduring a CNBC forum that featured provocative, tough questions, the candidates decided that they didn't ...

Going to bat for Granite State kids

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By virtually every measure, New Hampshire is a great place to be a kid and to raise a family. In the current Casey Foundation "Kids Count" data book, we rank fourth nationally for overall child well-being, based on four key indicators: economic well-being, education, health, ...

Another sign of our cultural decay

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It was like one of those dreaded word problems that occasionally come up in algebra class: A school in the Nashua School District ordinarily begins its day at 8 a.m., but on days with inclement weather, the opening is occasionally delayed by 90 minutes. What time does school begin on those ...

Custodians aren’t the biggest issue

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Not being a resident of Nashua, I don't have a vested interest in the matter, but it seems to me that the "education" problems in Nashua go beyond the recent decision by the BOE to not renew its contract with the school custodians, as well as the timing of the release of ...

The importance of arts in Nashua

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The arts in Nashua are underestimated and misunderstood by our city policymakers. We have seen the growth of arts in many other cities where the arts are seen as amenities used to attract tourists and the creative class as well as encouraging economic development. In its eighth year, the ...

A sad indictment of the times

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The morning of Nov. 5 started for me with a brisk walk around the neighborhood as the sun rose. I then retrieved the Telegraph, which I read while having breakfast. Unfortunately, a story in this edition has caused me agita. I refer to the story about Superintendent Conrad's actions to change ...

Business wants rail, not residents

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A comment concerning today's (Oct. 20) article, "Extending rail service into Nashua." A long-range plan by businesses to make a lot of money and nothing for the citizens of New Hampshire. The plan hatched in the past to make extending rail service from Lowell more urgent. I ...

Election doesn’t have to be a loss

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Given the electoral passion on display the past few months, and also keeping the future of our fair city in mind, I'd like to follow up on this past Tuesday's mayoral race with some thoughts for the supporters of Chris Williams. I don't think his defeat is a rejection of the things you hold ...

Drugs, corruption, violence are issues – not guns

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The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States stipulates: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." These potent words were written as part of the first ...

‘Nashua boy’ recalls time in Berlin during the Cold War

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Several years ago, I received an email from a guy I was stationed with at Tempelhof Air Base in then-West Berlin, Germany, between 1969 and 1973. He soon connected with dozens of others from our unit, including our former commander, Maj. Clifford Karch. I eventually created a private Facebook ...