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Three-day wait is reasonable

The New Hampshire House of Representatives this week passed legislation that would impose a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm. Last year, a similar bill was vetoed by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu. The difference with this year’s bill is that it shortens the ...

Three-day wait is reasonable

The New Hampshire House of Representatives this week passed legislation that would impose a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm. Last year, a similar bill was vetoed by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu. The difference with this year’s bill is that it shortens the ...

Graffiti can leave a lasting mark

Earlier this week, one of the most iconic monuments in the nation was vandalized. On Monday, tourists and officials arrived at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts to find it defaced with red spray paint. In addition, the Pilgrim Maiden statue, two scallop shells statues and a commemorative bench ...

We have a long way to go

In a recent article for the website Zippia, writer Kathy Morris highlights the 10 worst states for black Americans. In compiling the list, factors like income gap, education gap, home ownership disparity and incarceration rates per 100,000 were used. Unfortunately, New Hampshire made the ...

Virus could be much worse

China’s experience with the deadly new coronavirus labeled COVID-19 has “bought the world time” to plan our own strategies against the disease, the head of the World Health Organization commented a few days ago. Well, yes. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is correct ...

Words of wisdom

In honor of President’s Day, we present thoughts from former commanders-in-chief. “True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.” – George Washington “Determine never to be idle. No person ...

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 ...