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Biden Vs Bernie: Chapter 2

After clashing over the $20 trillion (or as former Vice President Joe Biden said, as much as $40 trillion) Medicare for All plan, now experienced Washington, D.C. politicians Biden and Bernie Sanders of Vermont are battling over Social Security. Tuesday night, Biden tweeted: "I've been ...

Senate begins Trump impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two late-night sessions and Democrats arguing for more witnesses to expose Trump’s “trifecta” of ...

Latest poll shows many N.H. voters yet to choose candidate

NASHUA – Even after a year of house parties, town halls, conventions, parades, signs, stickers, print ads, TV commercials, and virtually non-stop door knocking, the leading selection in the most recent Democratic poll for New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary is ...

Riverfront Project

NASHUA – A Nashua Regional Planning Commission meeting scheduled for next week is designed to bring together city officials and local residents looking for an update on the Nashua Riverfront Project, according to the commission. The project’s design team will be in attendance to provide ...

N.H. may import drugs from Canada

CONCORD – Senate Democrats introduced six bills Tuesday to combat rising prescription drug costs with Republican Gov. Chris Sununu testifying in favor of three of them, including one introduced by state Sen. Dan Feltes. Sen. Majority Leader Feltes, D-Concord, introduced SB 685, which would ...

Lawmakers disagree on bills to fund N.H. roads and bridges

CONCORD — Everyone agrees more money is needed for the state’s highway system, but they also disagree about the fairest method to achieve. Lawmakers on Tuesday heard two proposals — one targeting large trucks and tractor-trailers and the other fuel-efficient and electric vehicles — to ...

Later Call: city may extend alcohol sales until 2 a.m.

NASHUA – Beer, wine and liquor may be served at bars and restaurants until 2 a.m. in Massachusetts – and Nashua Alderman-at-Large Ben Clemons wants Gate City businesses to get in on the action in the effort to attract millennials and members of Generation Z. “It just gives people a ...

N.H. celebrates King with annual breakfast

HOLLIS – Monday marked New Hampshire’s 20th Martin Luther King Jr. Day since the state attached King’s name to the holiday. New Hampshire was the last state to declare a holiday to include King’s name before then-Gov. Jeanne Shaheen signed legislation declaring MLK day as an official ...

N.H. primary is three weeks from today

NASHUA – Should America dump private health insurance in favor of a Medicare for All strategy, which former Vice President Joe Biden claims may cost taxpayers as much as $40 trillion? Are the women who each received an endorsement from The New York Times – Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts ...

‘Clone Wars’

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A massive elm tree nicknamed Herbie is long gone, but it is going to live on, thanks to cloned trees that are being made available to the public. At 110 feet and more than 200 years, Herbie was the tallest and oldest elm in New England and survived 14 bouts of Dutch ...

Alleged church shooter nearing indictment

NASHUA – While the discovery process in the Dale Holloway case remains ongoing, prosecutors told a Superior Court judge last week that the grand jury will hand up indictments this month on the several charges that accuse Holloway of shooting and assaulting people during a church wedding last ...

Merrimack police raid party, make arrests

MERRIMACK – Alerted late Saturday night to a hotel-room drinking party during which at least some of the guests were believed to be under age 21, police drove to an unnamed hotel and ended up making three arrests, police said. Among those arrested was Solymar Garcia Uribe, 19, of 1179 ...

Liberal activists protest at N.H. State House

CONCORD – Activists from across the region marched to the New Hampshire State House on Saturday for the fourth annual Women’s Rally. Braving polar temperatures, attendees gathered to share in the energy and be inspired by the speakers and musicians’ message to #MarchOnThePolls. The ...

The dream lives on

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Telegraph looks back on one of the civil rights icon’s most famous addresses. The “I Have a Dream Speech” was given on Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The words King used 55 years ago still ring true ...

Organizations cultivated by Nashua Garden Club

Though their gardens are buttoned up tightly for the winter, members of the Nashua Garden Club continued to stay busy through the end 2019. In keeping with the spirit of the club’s mission to support the local community, members took time to spread holiday cheer by distributing donations and ...

Storm drops 6-plus inches on Greater Nashua

NASHUA – The first significant snowstorm of 2020 dropped about half a foot of snow on Greater Nashua Saturday night and Sunday morning. The storm started about 5 p.m. Saturday and lasted until a little after 3 a.m. on Sunday. Roadways remain snow covered, and a snow emergency declared by ...

Recalling N.H.’s long road to a ‘real’ MLK Jr. Day

Back more than 30 years ago, then-President Ronald Reagan – albeit after overcoming occasional uncertainty – put pen to paper and signed into law a national holiday commemorating the birthday of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Just over two years later, on the day of the ...

Wild Wednesday winner receives prize

NASHUA – Catherine Foley of Londonderry has participated in The Telegraph’s annual Wild Wednesday contest for years, and her persistence paid off when her name was drawn as the 2019 grand-prize winner. Foley participates in the contest with her older daughter, and when she learned she ...

FILM GAGS: The worst of 2019

Two thousand nineteen offered some historically great films: “1917,” “The Irishman,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and “Marriage Story,” to name a few. The reality is that for every great film made, there are dozens worthy of rotten tomatoes. Endless remakes, reboots and ...

Inequality

NASHUA – For the 2019-20 academic year, children in a family of four with annual household income below $47,638 qualify for reduced-price lunch, while the youngsters are eligible for free meals if that income is anything less than $33,475. Data obtained from the New Hampshire Department of ...