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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 ...

Be careful

Going on the offensive against COVID-19 will require knowing more about who has had the disease, perhaps without showing symptoms. To that end, new tests have been developed and are being perfected. Most seem to rely on detecting antibodies the body produces to fight and often, defeat certain ...

Information needed for new war

Every scrap of information we can get will help humankind go on the offensive against COVID-19. Scientists have in common with police detectives that they understand even the most insignificant appearing fact may prove to be crucial in solving a case. One statistic that already is showing ...

Correct flaws in original law

A CARES-2 Act needs to be written and enacted as soon as possible in Washington – not necessarily to pump more money into the national COVID-19 recovery effort, but to correct flaws in the original law. The ink is barely dry on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, which ...

He is Risen

From the Gospel According to Mark ––– And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the ...

Realistic stockpile needs set up

Nearly 6,000 of the protective masks sent to Alabama from the federal stockpile of medical supplies were supposed to have been thrown away a decade ago. Materials in them had sustained dry rot and were unusable, according to The Associated Press. Meanwhile, more than 150 ventilators sent to ...

Testing should increase

Every day The Telegraph publishes an update with the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Hampshire. A map – provided by the state and documenting case numbers by county and/or region – usually accompanies this figure. As of Wednesday night, state health officials reported 788 ...

A Passover passage

In observance of Passover, The Telegraph offers the following passage from the Etz Hayim Torah and Commentary. ––– The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of the months; it shall be the first of the months of the year for you. ...

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 ...