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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 – once again – to the United Way of Greater ...

State needs to address difficulties

The coronavirus pandemic has been going on for nearly two months now. In that time, businesses have either temporarily or permanently closed, sending thousands of workers to the unemployment line. In a report released this week, data shows that the unemployment rate caused by COVID-19 is more ...

Slow and steady

On Monday, golf courses in New Hampshire will again welcome patrons for some fresh air and springtime fun. Soon, other businesses will be given the green light to open, too. What we all must remember, though, is just because we will have a little more freedom to be out and about, the ...

Stop littering

One need not look very hard when traversing grocery and convenience store parking lots – and even Greater Nashua’s roadways – to see protective masks and gloves strewn about. With coronavirus precautions being taken by many in our area – which is a good thing – the downside is an ...

Solution must be found

Hundreds of thousands of hogs raised by farmers to provide Americans with ham, bacon and other meat products will not make it to the slaughterhouse unless ways are found to cure a nasty side-effect of COVID-19. It is that a number of meat processing plants have been shut down because of the ...

Boosting our spirits

We all need a bit of a psychological pick-me-up. The tough fight against COVID-19 is taking its tool on us emotionally. Coronavirus blues, meet the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Just in time to give our spirts a boost, NASA is planning to send a new group of astronauts into ...

Cut the red tape

Give federal regulators credit for recognizing that the coronavirus pandemic is no time for business as usual. The Food and Drug Administration, in particular, seems to have surgically removed some of the red tape from its process. On Friday, the FDA announced it will be permitting emergency ...

Mobile hotspots have tremendous value

Remember bookmobiles? If you are of a certain age, you may. They were the large vans many libraries used to employ to serve residents of rural areas. More widespread access to personal vehicles and, of course, limited funds prompted the abandonment of many mobile libraries — but the idea ...

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 individuals who worked to develop and create the ...

New fund should help bridge the gap

Businesses at some point will have to reopen as our state continues to navigate COVID-19 and its far-reaching impact. Greater Nashua cities and towns may not have direct control over what will open and when, but it’s reassuring to look toward the future and some support that is forthcoming ...

Local efforts elicit smiles

The ability to make someone smile is among the greatest of talents, we believe. Often, it costs nothing. However, this weekend, there are some inexpensive ways in which those who are capable can a profound impact in the lives of others. In support of 12 different local food pantries and ...

Extraordinary efforts

Without the continued support of the United Way of Greater Nashua, the city and our community would not be able to succeed and continue to thrive. Now more than ever, as we all face the uncertain challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, the UWGN is providing support and resources for many ...

Take swift action on distributing funds

On Monday, the Legislative Advisory Committee of the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery talked about getting agencies like the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Business and Industry Association involved in helping to evaluate and distribute the more than $1.25 ...

Don’t become complacent

On Friday, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu extended his state of emergency declaration – originally issued March 13 – for another 21 days. Further extension is necessary given that the pandemic has caused an unprecedented public health emergency and economic devastation, he wrote. Among ...

Slow and steady

On Thursday, Mike Somers, the president of the New Hampshire Restaurant and Lodging Association recommended reopening the food and hotel industry in four stages, starting with outdoor dining as the weather warms up. Somers, who was the first industry representative to address the Governor’s ...

Reliance on China is highlighted

COVID-19 has reaffirmed two things Americans ought to have reflected upon previously about China: First, relying on the veracity of China’s government is foolish. We know Beijing has lied about various aspects of the coronavirus epidemic. Second, this country is far too reliant on China ...

Protesters need to keep calm

On Saturday, dozens of Granite Staters gathered at the State House in Concord to persuade Gov. Chris Sununu to end his stay-at-home order. Sununu issued the decree on March 27 to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The order mandates that people stay home unless they are working in ...

Safeguard elderly population

As of today, more than 2,600 of the Americans killed by COVID-19 had been residents of nursing homes or other long-term care facilities. The coronavirus first attracted wide attention when it began ravaging a nursing home in Washington. There, 43 residents and staff had succumbed to the ...

Right decision is made

On Thursday, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announced that in-person classes have been canceled through the end of the school year because of the COVID-19 crisis. Instead, students will continue with remote learning, and officials will re-evaluate the situation at the beginning of the fall ...

Funding must be focused

COVID-19 is focusing attention on another epidemic in the United States. It is the national debt, now at approximately $24.3 trillion. To that, of course, will have to be added the at least $2 trillion in federal funding to save the economy from being another victim of the virus. Think about ...