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Editorials

Living the new normal

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 ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for April 5, 2020

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 ...

Hope

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

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

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 ...

Community’s generosity on full display

We are living through difficult – and unprecedented – times. Aside from those who lived through the Great Depression, no living souls know what truly hard, desperate times are like. A shining light, though, on full display in Greater Nashua and the Souhegan Valley is the generosity of ...

‘Finding our best’

There are a few common themes that surround the COVID-19 pandemic. Clearly, uncertainty and concern are top among them, but so, too, is kindness. Does the latter surprise you? Don’t be. Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, a Swiss-American psychiatrist and pioneer in the field, once wrote, “When ...

Do your part, stay at home

We applaud New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu for issuing a stay-at-home order amid COVID-19 concerns in an attempt to further reduce the spread of the virus. The Telegraph had joined with key leaders – including Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess – in advocating for Sununu to take this precautionary ...

Get the message

It is difficult, frankly, to view people refusing to join the rest of us in attempting to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus as anything but spoiled brats. The vast majority of them appear to be young. At least reports from our country, such as those of college students packing beaches for ...

A simple, powerful thank you

Thank you. These two simple words are immensely powerful. Today, we want to offer this heartfelt sentiment to all those who are navigating this fluid and, yes, admittedly scary, landscape of COVID-19 and the changes this has brought to our communities and everyday life as we know it - at ...

Prudence, not panic with COVID-19

Prudence, not panic, needs to be the order of the day among Americans. Unfortunately, not everyone seems to have gotten the memo. During a press conference Sunday, President Donald Trump noted that heads of major retail companies had told him something he never expected to hear: Don’t buy ...

Awareness is the biggest key to virus

It is likely our awareness of how widespread COVID-19 is in the United States represents only the tip of the iceberg. Until widespread testing kicks in, many among us made by carrying the virus unknowingly, both to themselves and the rest of us. Still, paying attention to what information we ...

COVID-19 unbalanced the system

News about stock market losses due to panic over COVID-19 - as well as an oil price battle involving some foreign nations - certainly has been of concern. But our economy’s engine is not on Wall Street. It is an extraordinarily complex mechanism relying on Americans making or providing, ...

Sununu made the right call

Monday afternoon, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu ordered all bars and restaurants in the Granite State to close to in-person patrons, effective midnight Tuesday, over coronavirus concerns. This follows a similar order by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Sunday. Under the governor’s ...

Celebrate Sunshine Week

“Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression. In our Governments, the real power lies in the majority of the Community, and the invasion of private rights is chiefly to be apprehended, not from the acts of Government contrary to the sense of its ...

Be kind, courteous to others

As schools, businesses, libraries and nonprofits call off events because of the coronavirus – and general concerns increase – local residents have shifted their attention to stocking up on essential supplies. This, of course, is smart and – in essence – human nature. That said, though, ...

This, too, shall pass

If the booming stock market during the past couple of years has prompted you to consider whether your 401K will permit early retirement, forget it. Stocks, and thus pension funds on which many Americans rely, have taken a beating during the past month. How bad is it? During the month that ...

School closings may be prudent

By Thursday, 1,561 schools throughout the United States had been closed because of concern that keeping them open might help COVID-19 — the coronavirus — spread. Both at the local level in our area and among state officials, the COVID-19 situation is being watched warily. It may prove ...

Are drug companies lying too?

Big tobacco lied for many years about the adverse health effects associated with its product. We know that. It has been proven in court through billions of dollars in settlements by some companies. The same goes for some in the drug industry, who knew even as they were reaping windfall ...

Stop the panic and calm down

After a trip to the grocery or department store, it becomes abundantly clear that many are in panic mode over the coronavirus. The shelves are not only devoid of hand sanitizer, but medical mask and toilet paper supplies have been decimated. Just scrolling down one’s timeline on social ...