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Editorials

Look at issue in different light

On Friday, members of the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee tabled talks on a $46 million federal grant aimed at funding additional charter schools in New Hampshire. This is the third time the topic has been tabled by the committee. “Commissioner (Frank) Edelblut may have made cosmetic ...

Look at issue in different light

On Friday, members of the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee tabled talks on a $46 million federal grant aimed at funding additional charter schools in New Hampshire. This is the third time the topic has been tabled by the committee. “Commissioner (Frank) Edelblut may have made cosmetic ...

Protect our residents

On Thursday, the New Hampshire Senate approved several bills aimed at protecting the state’s drinking water from harmful chemicals. Lawmakers unanimously voted to approved legislation that set strict standards for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl – collectively known as PFAS. The ...

Candidates have one more chance

First was Andrew Yang. Then came U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. Finally, former Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick. Three casualties of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary. Three who underperformed in the Granite State, and the first grouping of many that will ultimately yield to the ...

Pass on assisted suicide

In 1997, Oregon became the first state to legalize medically assisted suicide. Since then, eight other states and the District of Columbia have passed similar legislation. This year, New Hampshire lawmakers are again taking up the issue, although they rejected a similar proposal in 2014. ...

Granite State shines

The Granite State proved once again Tuesday night to be rock solid, when it came to delivering comprehensive, accurate voting totals from our first-in-the-nation primary. It was a far cry from the Iowa Caucus fiasco of just a week ago, when days later Democrats in that state and informed ...

Exercise your right to vote

“For this nation to remain true to its principles, we cannot allow any American’s vote to be denied, diluted or defiled. The right to vote is the crown jewel of American liberties, and we will not see its luster diminished.” – Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th president of the United ...

N.H.’s voice will be heard

In 2004, while campaigning for re-election in New Hampshire, President George W. Bush asked a Granite State resident if he had his support come Election Day. The voter famously replied that he only had met the president three times and still was undecided. That’s quintessential New ...

N.H.’s voice will be heard

In 2004, while campaigning for re-election in New Hampshire, President George W. Bush asked a Granite State resident if he had his support come Election Day. The voter famously replied that he only had met the president three times and still was undecided. That’s quintessential New ...

N.H. takes duty seriously

Today’s Sunday Telegraph contains our in-depth 2020 Primary Election Guide, featuring eight presidential candidates who answered a variety of questions on issues that face not only the Granite State, but also the nation as a whole. This guide is part of The Telegraph’s comprehensive ...

Affordable housing a key issue

As the countdown to New Hampshire’s First-In-The Nation Primary Election winds down, campaigns and key issues are heating up. There were more than 80 opportunities this week alone for area voters to meet face-to-face with candidates on the Democratic ticket. Regardless of party, there is ...

Americans deserve better

New Hampshire voters are savvy. Those in Greater Nashua are particularly adept at sorting through fakery and nonsense that often are the hallmarks of politics. It’s a shame our country’s leaders can’t do the same. Bad behavior was on full display during Tuesday’s State of the Union ...

All eyes on the Granite State

In just five short days, New Hampshire residents will head to the polls to vote in the Granite State’s first-in-the-nation primary. And, with the Iowa Caucus almost decided – with 86 percent reporting as of Wednesday night – and the impeachment hearings now concluded, the eyes of the ...

A benefit to Southern New Hampshire

Last week, the Souhegan Valley and Merrimack chambers of commerce announced they will form a partnership and will unite as the Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce. In announcing the venture, officials noted the two groups share a similar philosophy, “To promote, maintain ...

Release funding totals

In just six short months, construction is scheduled to begin on the downtown Performing Arts Center, a project that would make the Gate City an even greater destination for art lovers both near and far. Fundraising efforts were given a much-needed boost last week, with the announcement of a ...

The decline of independent thought

What happened to independent thought in America? The recent Democratic debates brought the expected sparring and little substantive content about how we might address the many serious challenges we face as a nation. It would appear that the only item the candidates can agree on is to condemn ...

A worthwhile investment

Hudson residents once again will consider a multimillion-dollar warrant article for renovations to Alvirne High School. The past two years, measures have failed to garner the votes needed, failing by 79 votes last year and 42 in 2018. The difference this year, is the ask is $17.5 million ...

One year later, who made it?

It is difficult to believe that after more than a year of house parties, town halls, conventions, parades, signs and stickers that the 2020 New Hampshire first-in-the-nation presidential primary is upon us. In February 2019, we used this space to rank our Top 10 Democratic presidential ...

We need to set priorities

The Associated Press reported this week that U.S. officials are considering reductions in the number of our military personnel in Africa, at a time when extremist violence is increasing on the continent. Such consideration is “a move that worries (U.S.) international partners who are working ...

Coronavirus should raise concerns

We are told frequently that we ought to be worried about the seas rising, because of climate change. But another type of sea – of viruses and bacteria – also is rising. Ought we to be as complacent as we clearly are about it? At this writing, Chinese officials had said the death toll in a ...