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Thanking public servants in trial

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At the conclusion of jury trials, regardless of the verdict, it is customary for judges to thank jurors for their service and attentiveness. But who thanks judges when they preside over a bench trial? We all should, especially in a case like the one Judge Charles Temple just presided ...

Senators silent on EpiPen issue

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We wonder why neither of New Hampshire's U.S. senators have uttered a peep about the fact that the company that sells the life-saving EpiPen has raised the price by 550 percent over the past eight years. The EpiPen, for those who don't know, is often carried by those with potentially ...

Blunt-talking gov unfit for office

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Dear America: Maine here. Please forgive us - we made a terrible mistake. We managed to elect and re-elect a governor who is unfit for high office. He has a gruff exterior and blunt way of talking that some of us find refreshing, but he has shown again and again that he governs by grudge, and ...

Standing up for privacy rights

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If a stranger tapped another on the shoulder and inquired about their sexual history, the most germane response is "none of your damn business." And so when it comes to digging into the sexual past of a rape victim, it's none of our damn business. But the New Hampshire ...

Working to save Social Security

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Social Security is the only source of income for three in 10 Granite Staters who are over 65. I fear the resulting consequences that benefit cuts could have on seniors, their children and grandchildren. Therefore, I support AARP's efforts to strengthen Social Security for the future. Knowing ...

Ayotte is saving Social Security

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Sometimes, it takes a personal touch to get things done. When it comes to Social Security, it's important for politicians to see how much regular people rely on this program - and how much they have put into it over their lifetimes. U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte knows how important Social Security ...

Hassan in pocket of Democratic elite

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If you ever needed more proof that Gov. Maggie Hassan was in this Senate race to support Washington Democrats, look no further than her recent interview with CNN. In that interview, when she was asked if Hillary Clinton was honest or trustworthy, she spouted the same lines all Democrats ...

Supported money to open mental health crisis unit at NHH.

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Although New Hampshire is one of the healthiest states in the nation, we face high insurance rates, mental health care challenges and many of our friends and neighbors are grieving over loved ones addicted to heroin and opioid drugs. Tackling these challenges and ensuring that health care is ...

With a little courage, we can fix Social Security problems

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For Granite Staters, Social Security has much in common with blankets and shovels. None of these three items are particularly alluring (except maybe for shovel collectors), but everyone is happy to have a shovel when the snow flies, a blanket when the power dies and a Social Security check ...

It has to be Gatsas for NH

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If New Hampshire wants to break free from the slow pace of economic recovery that has plagued the country for the better part of a decade now, we will need a strong, hardworking leader with a firm grasp of how the economy really works. New Hampshire has fared better than a lot of other states ...

Looking back at the week in news

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Nashua's students ready for a fresh start next Tuesday While it certainly is not the most exciting news for Nashua's children, the start of the school year is just around the corner. And there are some fresh faces in the city's school district, including incoming Superintendent Connie Brown, ...

Getting the Millennial vote

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Thursday, Aug. 18, marked the the 96th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Almost a century after women were finally given a voice to decide their representation, women are not only voting - they are boldly leading. New Hampshire has a modern history of ...

Volunteerism is a powerful force

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The city of Nashua website lists 45 agencies throughout the region that provide opportunities for people to volunteer their time. The list runs the gamut, and we've included it below, though we're under no illusion that they represent the totality of volunteer opportunities to be found in our ...

Retaining the city’s waterways

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Ya gotta love water. One of the things we sometimes take for granted, living in an area as lush as ours, is the water that surrounds us, cleanses us and our environs and nourishes us. The fact that we get a fairly stable amount of precipitation allows the flowers, trees and grass around us to ...

Privatizing domains won’t change much at all

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Flip the switch and the lights go on. Hit the starter button and the engine turns over. Key in an internet domain name and the web page pops open. How does it all work? Who even thinks about that - until there's a reason to wonder. Like when something goes wrong. Or when the administration of ...

Transparency in state is still MIA

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Campaign finance reports are due this week from those seeking election to the offices of governor, executive councilor, state senator and state representative. It is, in theory, an opportunity for the public to see where New Hampshire candidates got their money and how they spent it. A few ...

Why not give Johnson a chance this cycle?

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This is a divisive election year, to say the least. The campaigns are more about personalities than issues. Many people are unhappy with the two mainstream candidates for this disrespectful tone and the lack of focus on solving problems. I am sure many of us voters would like to hear what the ...

Connolly is a breath of fresh air in 2016

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On a recent afternoon at a private home in Nashua, Democratic candidate for governor Mark Connolly spoke before about three dozen local residents. It was evident from the start that Mark has thought long and hard about why he's running and what he hopes to achieve if elected. He presented his ...

Paper missed mark on sewer overflows

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The Telegraph recently missed an opportunity to highlight a major Nashua success. On Aug. 11, The Telegraph reported that a recent heavy rainstorm had caused five of the city's combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to discharge untreated sewage to the Nashua and Merrimack Rivers. While factual, the ...