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Support cancer research together

Riding a bicycle along the New Hampshire seacoast is an exhilarating experience. You can hear the waves crashing on the rocks, smell the fresh ocean air and the scenery is a visual feast! Now, imagine enjoying that wonderful bike ride and supporting a good cause. The American Lung ...

Uncertainty in life is a certainty

As we experience this most recent dip in the market due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID19 virus, I wonder why people are so surprised. By both. The pandemic and the market. First, the pandemic. We’ve been warned for years that some type of virus would likely be the biggest threat ...

2015: The coldest February in recent years

The polar ice cap of snow piles in the parking lot at Shaw’s on Main Street continue shrinking as March comes in like a neutered lion. February left us with memories of a rare Bradyless Super Bowl and a 62-degree day on the 24th. While you were squeezing out the remaining blobs of last ...

Crazy times as lawmakers face deadlines and more deadlines

CONCORD – The sap is running, clocks are moving forward an hour, the days are longer: It must be Crossover for the Legislature. Crossover is the deadline for the House to finish work on its bills and the Senate to finish work on its bills. So, the Senate has all the bills the House passed ...

February 2020: Mild with less-than-average snowfall

Winter 2020 continued to be kind to southern New Hampshire. After the record breaking snowstorm to start winter, we’ve seen snowfall only intermittently and, since Christmas, temperatures have been milder than normal. The polar vortex has been reluctant to make southward cycles this year ...

Coronavirus: Don’t be alarmed

The coronavirus – COVID-19 – outbreak is an evolving situation and there is much that scientists and doctors still need to learn about this new virus. But we also know it can be hard to sort through all the information – and misinformation – so we wanted to share a few of the top things ...

A Factory Street Retrospective

While driving down Factory street recently, my mind went into “way back” mode thinking about what it once looked like in days past. The aptly named street was the home, of course, for many of Nashua’s factories, including Great American/Nashua Plastics, now Clocktower Place, Sprague ...

Volunteer opportunities available at Red Cross, Future in Sight, Food Council

Volunteering is a great way to get to know people in your community who you might not otherwise meet. It is also a great way to get to know about some of the vital needs faced by our most vulnerable neighbors. So many nonprofit agencies in our area are doing important work to fight some of the ...

What would Stanton say?

I was sitting in a recent committee hearing at the state house listening to Planned Parenthood and the NH Women’s Foundation argue in favor of a senate bill (SB 486) that would require employers in the state to cover all abortions in their health plans. I had brought my young son and found ...

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 ...