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Local Commentary

Working across the aisle

Last week, I was proud to help pass bipartisan legislation in the House to stop Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos from implementing a new policy – set to apply at the end of June – that would weaken protections for students targeted by predatory for-profit colleges. As we work to expand a ...

Ranking some silly Olympic sports

The Olympics have gone from Ethiopian barefoot runner Abebe Bikila winning the gold in Rome in 1960, to the miracle on ice in 1980, as the men’s hockey team beat Finland for the goal and then Muhammed Ali lighting the Olympic torch in Atlanta in 1996, to the year 2020 Tokyo games, where ...

Way Home, Friends of Aine seeking volunteers 

Many nonprofits in Greater Nashua are frequently in need of volunteers. At the same time, many people in our city are looking for an organization with whom they can share their time and talent. Volunteer Greater Nashua, a website co-sponsored by United Way of Greater Nashua and The Telegraph ...

A backyard winter run with my Corgi Maisy breaking trail

CENTER HARBOR – It is true that you can have too much snow. That is if you are a Corgi and you want to keep up with everyone else who is cross country skiing in the back yard or across the street on the lake. You need a snorkel if it gets up to 8 inches or so of new ...

Building a stronger safety net

I’m often asked about the history of United Way here in Greater Nashua. It’s interesting to note that we were founded back in 1930, during the Great Depression. The year prior, 1929, there was a massive fire in Nashua called the Crown Hill Fire which took out a large portion of the town. ...

20 years honoring Dr. King

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to creating a stronger, more equitable future in America, and his impact was extraordinary. We celebrate his legacy every year to remind ourselves of his cause and to renew our fight for the America he envisioned. This year’s celebration will ...

Celebrations and resolutions

As I was watching the morning news recently, a commercial aired for the infamous Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve. I’m no longer much of a New Year’s Eve reveler, opting now to relax at home and watch others party in the New Year. Mr. Clark’s production is certainly a TV fan ...

Travel with the Souhegan Chamber

The Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to offer to the community a unique opportunity to travel internationally with us to Vietnam. You do not need to be a Chamber member to participate in this exciting trip. The trip departs from Logan to Hanoi on Oct. 19 and returns Oct. 28 from ...

Nashua Royals have left a lasting legacy

Editor’s Note: This week’s guest column was authored by Greg Andruskevich, a longtime sportswriter and editor who began his newspaper career at The Telegraph in the mid to late 1960s before moving on to cover sports and other subjects for the former Manchester Union Leader, now the New ...

Santa always comes through

And finally it’s Christmas. A time for remembrance of happy Christmas past; for enjoying happy Christmas present; for anticipation of happy Christmas future. Many years ago, Francis Church of the New York Sun wrote a famous editorial in reply to a letter from an 8-year-old girl, Virginia ...

Christmas tradition: ‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus’

Editor’s Note: Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of the New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper ...

‘Twilight Zone?’

This year we ended celebrating Thanksgiving with Bill’s family the week before Thanksgiving. One reason was that his sister and brother-in-law, who host the holiday, were going to be traveling on the actual Thanksgiving Day, and they called us and asked us if we would mind coming down a week ...

Nashua officials must be realistic

I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of Nashua in my capacity as a Commissioner of Public Works. I take my oath of office very seriously. The sad truth is that our Public Works facilities are in deplorable condition, riddled with health hazards for employees and ...

Honoring the sacrifices of those who fought in the Battle of the Bulge

In December 1944, Nazi Germany launched what would be its last major offensive campaign during World War II. This attack caught the Allied forces in the Ardennes Forest by surprise, and in the ensuing battle – the Battle of the Bulge – our troops faced record low-temperatures, dwindling ...

Time to deck those halls

Just a little over a week remains until that big day when many of us gather with friends and family, compete with ourselves to overeat yet again only about a month after Thanksgiving and try not to stress out over choosing gifts for those on our shopping list. But first, there is the ...

We should work harder to use every tool available

A recent column by Dan Weeks attacked the Granite Bridge natural gas pipeline project and argued New Hampshire homes and businesses don’t need natural gas to stay warm because they can just use heat pumps and solar panels instead. But as I read through this column, I had a sneaking suspicion ...

Some verses and curses for the holiday rush

T’was a few days before Christmas And I went to the mall When a jerk snagged by parking space Nice holiday gall! I braved the madness Must have been out of my head The people lugging their bags Looked like the Walking Dead I ventured to Macy’s Had one last present to ...

We need to do something about youth homelessness

Laura is 16 years old. She is a junior in high school. She works hard and gets pretty good grades. She would like to go to community college when she graduates, and she is looking forward to junior prom. She also lives with her parents and her little brother in a motel room because last year ...

November 2019: Cold with below normal precipitation

Very mild temperatures were in place as November began, but after just a few hours, an early winter feel would take hold for much of the month. Precipitation totals were below normal with less than average stormy weather. Temperatures were in the mid-70s during the early morning hours of Nov. ...