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I-n-t-e-g-r-i-t-y

Plenty of the headlines these days are Bad news with a capital “B.” What seems to be going on all around us is disheartening, to say the least. An occasional ray of sunshine breaks through, however. Consider the national spelling bee: Earlier this year, organizers of the annual Scripps ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

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 Sunday Telegraph weighing in – thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral. ––– Thumbs Up – To the city of Nashua for allowing adjustments on ...

Grant funds on way to Gate City

With teamwork, nearly anything is possible. That’s something that is ingrained in Granite Staters, especially those in Southern New Hampshire. That sentiment was on full display this week as our state’s congressional delegation announced more than $356,000 in grant funding that now is on ...

Thank you

Last week, longtime New Hampshire legislator Marth Fuller Clark announced that she is retiring from elected office at the end of her current term. Fuller Clark, a Democrat state senator, was first elected to that chamber in 2004, lost in 2010 and elected again in 2012. Before election to the ...

Agreement?

While we Americans were paying tribute to our fallen heroes during Memorial Day weekend, observant Muslims here and abroad were marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Even in Afghanistan, there was a pause in hostilities between government and Taliban forces. It came as U.S. and ...

Broaden investigation

Regardless of our political leanings, what happened to Michael Flynn should concern every American. While we should insist on details about his case, a more important question needs to be answered: How many other people have been treated similarly by the FBI and other law enforcement ...

More attention is needed

About 11,000 people were forced to leave their Central Michigan homes a few days ago, when two large dams failed. No lives were lost, in part because the dams’ imminent failure had been anticipated for several days, as a result of heavy rainfall. In fact, concern about the dams dates back ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

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 Sunday Telegraph weighing in – thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral. ––– Thumbs Up – To the city of Nashua’s Department of Public ...

Honor fallen on Memorial Day

On Monday, the nation, our state and our community will take pause to remember those who have served our country so we can continue to enjoy our many freedoms. The Sunday Telegraph, too, takes pause to reflect on this all-important day and to recall some famous words: “I don’t have to ...

$1,000 fine?

The city of Nashua’s ordinance requiring residents to wear face masks in public places and complexes does carry a penalty for those who do not abide by the law. Officials said a fine of up to $1,000 may be imposed on those in violation. Steve Bolton, the city’s counsel, doubts that ...

Innocent until proven guilty

Nearly every American has suffered financially from the COVID-19 epidemic. At least 36 million of us were laid off from our workplaces. Even those still on the job have seen their retirement savings decimated. But a few people — those who had some forewarning of the economic havoc to come ...

Test and save lives

Thousands of older Americans may have died needlessly because we as a nation did not heed an early wakeup call regarding COVID-19. It is not too late to save thousands of others. On Feb. 26, two residents of the Life Care Center nursing home in Kirkland, Washington, died of COVID-19. The ...

Curb the government’s ability to spy

Unanimity over how much power intelligence agencies should have to pry into Americans’ personal affairs has disappeared with reports during the past few years of unconstitutional invasions of privacy. Victims of that have ranged from high-ranking government officials down to millions of other ...

Saluting those who serve

Hospital personnel such as nurses and doctors, ambulance crews and other full-time health care professionals are viewed by many Americans as the front-line heroines and heroes of the COVID-19 epidemic. An episode last week reminds us first responders such as police officers and firefighters are ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

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 Sunday Telegraph weighing in – thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral. ––– Thumbs Up – To all the unsung heroes that have protected us, ...

Proposed project would be beneficial

Last week, officials announced plans for a logistics center in Hudson that could transform the local economy. The proposed center, which would be on the Green Meadow Golf Club property, would bring 2,500 direct and indirect jobs to the area and infuse millions of dollars into local and state ...

Put project on hold

Long has the Nashua Performing Arts Center been a dream. Prior to the pandemic – and even recently – that dream has started to materialize, bit by bit. The $23-plus million project has the potential to transform downtown Nashua and make it a destination for all of New Hampshire and ...

We must have answers

People the government classifies as black or African-American are being killed by COVID-19 at a rate far higher than their proportion of the U.S. population as a whole. It is a trend that has been noticeable for several weeks. At the end of the day Friday, the coronavirus had claimed 77,178 ...

National stockpile the way to go

As the coronavirus epidemic hit full stride, Americans learned to our dismay that the nation lacked adequate supplies of COVID-19 test kits, personal protective gear such as face masks, medical ventilators and other necessities for dealing with a massive health care emergency. To their ...

Take careful approach

If you are among those who have not lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 epidemic, congratulations. Perhaps you share the widespread opinion that the current “lockdown” of the economy should continue, to keep everyone safe. How would you like the government to collect your share? That ...