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Legislation worth exploring

Editorials

The New Hampshire House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee heard testimony on Tuesday on a bill that would allow children as young as 12 to get counseling without their parent’s knowledge. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Nicole Klein-Knight, D-Manchester. She says ...

Proceed cautiously on plan

Editorials

Several New England governors remain concerned about the recently proposed Transportation and Climate Initiative, which they say may increase gas prices throughout New England. The initiative is aimed at a dozen Northeast and mid-Atlantic states and would take effect in 2022. It would address ...

Working across the aisle

Local Commentary

Last week, I was proud to help pass bipartisan legislation in the House to stop Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos from implementing a new policy – set to apply at the end of June – that would weaken protections for students targeted by predatory for-profit colleges. As we work to expand a ...

Ranking some silly Olympic sports

Local Commentary

The Olympics have gone from Ethiopian barefoot runner Abebe Bikila winning the gold in Rome in 1960, to the miracle on ice in 1980, as the men’s hockey team beat Finland for the goal and then Muhammed Ali lighting the Olympic torch in Atlanta in 1996, to the year 2020 Tokyo games, where ...

Way Home, Friends of Aine seeking volunteers 

Local Commentary

Many nonprofits in Greater Nashua are frequently in need of volunteers. At the same time, many people in our city are looking for an organization with whom they can share their time and talent. Volunteer Greater Nashua, a website co-sponsored by United Way of Greater Nashua and The Telegraph ...

Watch out for the boys in blue

Editorials

On Thursday, Greater Nashua and Alvirne High School suffered a great loss. Katie Thyne, a 24-year-old police officer in Newport News, Virginia, and a 2013 graduate of Alvirne High, died after being dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop. Thyne had served in the U.S. Navy before joining ...

Trump will remain president

Letters

The Telegraph continues to follow in the footsteps of the other members of the media who cannot fund any way to promote the many reasons to state the number of accomplishments that have been done by our president of the United States. They are, but not limited to CNN, the Washington Post, ...

What the pope is thinking

Letters

As the spokesman for the high command in the military, I’d like to make an interesting observation about one of the more than 10,000 minds read by the military. The pope at the Vatican does not believe in the first century Christian muthology that Jesus Christ is in some magical way partly ...

Time for Trump to go

Letters

I agree to disagree with a letter to the editor published in the Jan. 19 edition of The Telegraph. Mr. Doucette, if you are ashamed by the ruthless, mean-spirited, hateful, cruel, biased people who display themselves as having no civic pride, morals, ethics, decency or respect for our fellow ...

Humor in darkness

Letters

When it comes to bizarre behavior, we humans are very creative about defining “messed up.” As a former well-seasoned volunteer 911 first responder, I often thought I’d seen it all, but then about once monthly, I’d have to say, “obviously not yet!” And I did this for 35 years as ...

Why only two articles of impeachment?

Letters

It is my considered opinion that the House Democrats committed a strategic blunder in specifying only two articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. The apparent justification was to present that charges in as simple a manner as possible. But simple for whom? I would assert ...

More property tax hikes for Nashua?

Letters

The Telegraph’s Jan. 23 headline announced more possible property tax hikes for Nashua to cover health care costs for city employees. Unwelcome news certainly, particularly for those of us on fixed Social Security incomes and Medicare. The article reported that Mayor Jim Donchess stated ...

Let’s hear from them

Letters

I think the Republicans are onto something. Indeed, although candidate Joe Biden’s adult son is not involved in any way in the Ukraine weapons deal, it’s very important for us to hear what he has to say about it. On the other hand, wouldn’t candidate Donald Trump’s adult children, ...

The real hate crime

Letters

Alderman-at-Large Ben Clemons’ proposal to extend closing time to 2 a.m. calls attention to the absurd notion that governments have a right to control closing times at all. What about folks who work until 3 a.m.? Whatever gave the government the right to misuse the long arm of the law to ...

Support Joe Biden

Letters

After hosting several presidential candidates and with careful consideration, I have decided to vote for Vice President Joe Biden on Primary Day, Tuesday, Feb. 11. I like many things about several other candidates, but Biden tops my list. Joe Biden has vast experience with domestic and ...

A backyard winter run with my Corgi Maisy breaking trail

Local Commentary

CENTER HARBOR – It is true that you can have too much snow. That is if you are a Corgi and you want to keep up with everyone else who is cross country skiing in the back yard or across the street on the lake. You need a snorkel if it gets up to 8 inches or so of new ...

Stamp out corruption

Editorials

Puerto Rican Gov. Wanda Vasquez is fighting back against the corruption and inefficiency that has hindered efforts to help hurricane victims on her island. Good for her. U.S. officials should provide all the support at their dispOn Sunday, Vasquez fired the heads of two government agencies, the ...

Close loophole in state law

Editorials

On Thursday, New Hampshire lawmakers heard testimony about closing a loophole in the state’s sex abuse laws. A pair of bills were filed in response to an incident at Concord High School where a teacher was charged with sexually assaulting a student off school property in Massachusetts in ...

We need an honest approach

Editorials

Clearly, the developed world needs to do more about how we dispose of our trash. Just as obviously, the United States, often cited as the chief villain in that regard, is far from alone. For years, much of the plastic waste disposed of by prosperous countries – even much of that officials ...

Politicians should take notice

Editorials

Had 22,000 people showed up in Richmond, Virginia, to demand stronger gun control laws, it is a safe bet that proponents of them would pronounced the crowd to be conclusive proof most Americans want such restrictions. But when a group estimated at that size demonstrated on Monday against new ...