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Distant Dome: The fun days of New Hampshire lawmaking are long gone

CONCORD – The atmosphere in the New Hampshire State House has changed. Thirty years ago, people had fun during the long grueling hours of work even in very difficult times. Thirty years ago, the state was headlong into a severe recession brought on by cuts to military spending, a collapse ...

Volunteer possibilities available

Things are constantly changing in the Nashua area – for the better and for the worse. Some of the positive changes are brought about by people who are trying to purposefully improve things for our community in the areas of food security, literacy, domestic violence support, housing, youth ...

Progress, but much left to do

It’s hard to believe that only a few weeks ago New Hampshire residents were making their way to the voting booth for the First-in-the-Nation Presidential Primary. In the two years leading up to the vote, it was notable that every major candidate spoke of the need to improve access to mental ...

Alvirne senior backs Article 1

Editor’s note: The following is a guest column that addresses the upcoming March 10 vote in Hudson as it relates to the annual school district election ballot. Hello, Hudson. I have debated writing this, but I have decided to go for it. I know many people are still against the renovation to ...

Publisher embraces Hudson-Litchfield community; new pages launch

Welcome, dear readers, to the first installment of our Greater Hudson Hub pages, which debut in today’s Sunday Telegraph. We hope this will become your community connection to Hudson, Litchfield and beyond. The Telegraph long has provided home delivery service along with an e-edition and ...

Action is needed right now

Capt. Jonathan Lehto was a distinguished 20-year veteran of the Nashua Police Department. His death sent shockwaves, not only through his department and the Nashua community, but law enforcement agencies throughout the region. In the midst of the shock and grief, Capt. Lehto’s family and ...

Do the right thing for the Performing Arts Center

I am a Nashua resident since 2008, and since this relocation from Europe to Nashua: am the Minister of Music of The First Church (UCC) of Nashua, Artistic Director of the First Music Concert Series also in Nashua, and a freelance conductor and concert artist here and abroad, working in the ...

Looks like bumpy roads ahead if pols don’t fuel New Hampshire Highway Fund

The New Hampshire Legislature often is like turning a huge ship. It has to be done very slowly. Yes, the 424 members of the General Court have acted quickly on some issues like the bankruptcy of Public Service of New Hampshire years ago, but not often. The House last week and this week will ...

Without shame or stigma

Last year was difficult for reproductive rights in many parts of the country. State legislatures passed 25 abortion bans throughout the South and Midwest. On top of that, the Trump administration dismantled the bipartisan Title X family planning program that has been in place since 1970, which ...

Failure is not an option: The Nashua PAC must be funded

The Nashua Performance Arts Center (PAC) originally proposed was undersized, under budgeted and unsafe: • The Webb Management study for a PAC recommended the former Alec Shoe Store location on Main Street over a $4.5 million lower cost alternative in the city’s arts center on Court ...

Staying relevant; other successes

Having just come through our successful annual giving season, I thought it might be useful this month for me to share a few of the conversations I often have with companies and individuals who are considering donating to United Way. The questions I get when “on the road” are often very ...

If the shoe fits

After spending time this weekend with my wife and niece in the ultimate hunt for that perfect pair of shoes, I thought about how much the shoe shopping experience has changed over the last few decades. Shoes were once designed and manufactured to be repaired if, and when, they wore out. Today ...

Why I’m supporting Buttigieg

November 2020 will be the most important election of my lifetime, without a doubt. Like so many Americans, I am ready to turn the page on the divisiveness and vitriol of the Trump presidency. When this presidency comes to an end – and it will – our nation will need a leader to heal the ...

Trash and recyclables in N.H.

Guest Columnist This year marks the 50th anniversary of both Earth Day and the introduction of the recycling symbol. A modern reworking of the infinity symbol, in which each arrow in the triad represents a different step in the waste management process, it is as iconic as the peace sign, the ...

Age is just a number

Three years ago, Donald Trump became the oldest person elected president of the United States. When he took office, he was 70 years, seven months, six days old. That distinction was previously held by Ronald Reagan, who was 69 years, 11 months, 14 days old. When Reagan left office on Jan. 20, ...

Funnies about the candidates

As some voters still remain uncertain as to who they’ll vote for here in the Granite State in two days, I’ve compiled a list of unusual facts about the Democratic hopefuls. On the presidential side, did you know that George Washington’s teeth weren’t wooden, but rather made of ...

Volunteer opportunities in Nashua

Southern New Hampshire is fortunate to have such a wealth of people who want to pitch in and lend a hand. We also have a huge number of nonprofits in the area who need help. The web portal, Volunteer Greater Nashua, comes in as a connector between those who want to help and the agencies who are ...

League continues mission

On Jan. 21, 2020, the New Hampshire State House of Representatives brought to committee a resolution that will recognize the passage of the 19th Amendment on Aug. 26, 1920, and celebrate Aug. 26, 2020, as the 100th anniversary of this accomplishment. The Constitutional change that made it ...

Ask about Social Security

Guest Columnist When Democratic presidential contenders debate at St. Anselm College on Friday, they should be given an opportunity to state their positions on the future of Social Security. During the previous seven primary debates, moderators did not ask a single question on this crucial ...

A step in the right direction

In 2018, New Hampshire care providers put up a united front in opposition to managed care insurance companies running the Medicaid program for long-term care payments, and legislators, in bipartisan votes, rescinded a law that would have resulted in this privatization. Going into 2019, ...