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Opinion

Living the new normal

Editorials

We live in the new normal. So, when was your last day of the old normal? Were you heading into work? Dropping off your dry cleaning or the children at school? When’s the last time you sat in a restaurant and had dinner? Some of us can vaguely remember the last time we shook someone’s ...

Cherish family, friends

Local Commentary

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the ...

Legislators working together

Local Commentary

In the last few weeks, life in the State House and our state has changed dramatically. To help stop the spread of the coronavirus and protect the health and wellbeing of our members, staff and the public, we made the unprecedented decision to suspend all legislative activities through May 4, in ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for April 5, 2020

Editorials

Editor’s note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Telegraph weighing in – thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral. ––– Thumbs up to the Nashua Lions Club for announcing the recognition of ...

We are better than this

Letters

This week, Americans bereft of their jobs filed a record-demolishing 6.65 million unemployment relief claims. Nancy Pelosi called for a fourth COVID-19 relief package. Mitch McConnell said, “hold off,” declaring the federal government couldn’t pay for it. Somehow, both Republicans and ...

An open letter to the governor

Letters

The Honorable Chris Sununu, governor of New Hampshire: The New Hampshire Public Health Association thanks you for enacting a stay-at-home order for New Hampshire. Such an order will serve to slow the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, and protect our health care workers and those who are ...

We need libraries now more than ever

Letters

To “flatten the curve,” avoid overloading our health care delivery system and minimize the number of New Hampshire citizens that contract the disease, families and individuals must isolate and prevent the transmission of the disease. As families stay at home, they will inevitably go stir ...

Thank you, Gov. Sununu

Letters

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented health challenge effecting New Hampshire and the nation. Due to the high risk of exposure and spreading the virus during in-person treatment, its critical to identify and implement alternatives that offer superior health interactions, diagnosis and ...

We will not close our hearts

Letters

On March 13, a state of emergency was declared in New Hampshire as a way to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 virus. This meant events were canceled, restaurants and businesses had to close their doors and move to a take-out only model, and thousands of people moved from an office to working ...

Japanese Anime for Collectors

Local Commentary

Tokyo, Japan, a city that features Asian art and antiques juxtaposed with contemporary art, where visitors would be struck by the importance of animation art or anime in the bustling Asian city. For collectors, anime has a long history and great appeal. While the first Japanese animated ...

March milder, drier than usual

Local Commentary

March 2020 came in like a lamb but made an exit like a lion. A rather dry start to the month was followed by a stormier second half, including a burst of heavy, wet snow. Chilly temperatures were in place as March began, but as we’ve seen since the first of the year, mild weather would take ...

Hope

Editorials

Life isn’t a soap opera, as much as it might feel like one right now. So, file this under, “guiding light.” As we wade through the troubled waters of this global pandemic, with schools and businesses closed, jobs furloughed or terminated and the feeling of despair in the air, for some ...

Cracks in the wall

Editorials

The COVID-19 outbreak has brought out the best in people from Greater Nashua and the Souhegan Valley. In the pages of The Telegraph, we have highlighted the many people, businesses and organizations that have come to the rescue in this time of great need. Unfortunately, the coronavirus also ...

We are here to help

Editorials

The Telegraph’s front page today signifies our solidarity with communities and local newspapers across the United States who are coming together in support of one another during the COVID-19 pandemic. We keenly understand the tough, uncertain times in which we find ourselves as well right ...

In times of trial, music soothes

Local Commentary

When looking at how COVID-19 is exploding across the globe like a surging tsunami gathering strength as it races across open waters, it is quite normal, and very human, to be held in the grip of fear. In just the last few weeks, we have been hit by the sobering reality that this is real, and ...

Every little bit helps

Local Commentary

Each of us is confronting the coronavirus in different ways. Some are self-quarantining, practicing social distancing, home -schooling and yes, some are ill. All are facing this virus and doing what they can to help their communities. As many of you may know, the United Way of Greater Nashua ...

Teachers do make an impact

Local Commentary

Teachers – both elementary and high school – can have a significant impact on someone’s life, one that truly can last a lifetime. From my first-grade teacher Ruth Ruf to high school English teacher Cyndy Goldsworthy, band director Mike Winland and history and journalism teacher Jim ...

Legislation sends emergency relief to N.H.

Local Commentary

We are faced with an unprecedented public health and economic emergency with the spread of the virus in New Hampshire and across the United States. As I traveled to Washington, D.C., before dawn on Friday morning to vote for the largest economic relief package in American history, I reflected ...