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We are in this together

Local Commentary

Many times over the years I have written about how newspapers are navigating a new frontier. At The Telegraph, we have been on the forefront of change since our inception in 1832. First there was the printing press, then linotype. We progressed to the era of computers for writing stories and ...

Gimme shelter

Local Commentary

OK, although a great rock tune from the past, right now, that’s probably the last thing anyone is wanting more of. With shelter-in-place recommendations hopefully being adhered to by most, we all need some respite from COVID-19. I now long for the days when Corona was just a beer and social ...

Local economy needs our support; in doing so, we all benefit

Local Commentary

More than ever, our world is changing before our very eyes - quite literally. We watch the news and shake our heads. We hug our loved ones a little tighter, and reach out to those we haven’t spoken to in some time. Maybe we’re even repairing some rickety bridges. So many of us are waking ...

It’s time to face the facts: Don’t touch your face

Local Commentary

As our collective stock in toilet paper recovers from the horrific Charmin crash of March 2020, (I found several rolls for sale on eBay), I’m reminded of Donald Trump at the beginning of the month in a meeting with airline CEOs amid the coronavirus sprawling across the globe. White House ...

A simple, powerful thank you

Editorials

Thank you. These two simple words are immensely powerful. Today, we want to offer this heartfelt sentiment to all those who are navigating this fluid and, yes, admittedly scary, landscape of COVID-19 and the changes this has brought to our communities and everyday life as we know it - at ...

We’re in this together

Letters

They say hindsight is 20-20. If that isn’t the truth, I don’t know what is anymore! I recall a week or so ago reading all the memes and comments on Facebook about the time change, full moon and Friday the 13th being all in one week, and how we would survive. We talk about these things, ...

Cash-back carbon pricing

Letters

Twenty-four New Hampshire towns, including Exeter, Plymouth, Windham and Londonderry, voted this week in support of asking our state and federal leaders to address climate change with cash-back carbon pricing legislation. Ten more towns will vote on the carbon cash-back warrant article in the ...

N.H. restaurants need your trust

Letters

As the world faces the current pandemic, we must all focus inward toward our local communities and working together to survive whatever the future will hold. As CEO of Great NH Restaurants, I never dreamed I would face the situation we are now in. If you’re like me, you are filled with more ...

Media using scare-tactics

Letters

If you believe the hysteria brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak you might as well curl up and die right now, because “it’s” coming right at us! That is pretty much what we’re being told on the nightly news and in the daily newspapers. Watch for the buzzwords. How many times have you ...

Prudence, not panic with COVID-19

Editorials

Prudence, not panic, needs to be the order of the day among Americans. Unfortunately, not everyone seems to have gotten the memo. During a press conference Sunday, President Donald Trump noted that heads of major retail companies had told him something he never expected to hear: Don’t buy ...

Awareness is the biggest key to virus

Editorials

It is likely our awareness of how widespread COVID-19 is in the United States represents only the tip of the iceberg. Until widespread testing kicks in, many among us made by carrying the virus unknowingly, both to themselves and the rest of us. Still, paying attention to what information we ...

Social distancing can have a psychological impact

Local Commentary

NASHUA – “Stuck inside these four walls,” begins the Paul McCartney and Wings’ 1973 hit “Band of the Run,” off its album of the same name. “Stuck inside forever,” or so it may seem to some. By now, as we enter unexplored territory, we’re all quickly learning that keeping our ...

COVID-19 unbalanced the system

Editorials

News about stock market losses due to panic over COVID-19 - as well as an oil price battle involving some foreign nations - certainly has been of concern. But our economy’s engine is not on Wall Street. It is an extraordinarily complex mechanism relying on Americans making or providing, ...

Sununu made the right call

Archive

Monday afternoon, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu ordered all bars and restaurants in the Granite State to close to in-person patrons, effective midnight Tuesday, over coronavirus concerns. This follows a similar order by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Sunday. Under the governor’s ...

It’s always your right to know

Archive

The media is most definitely not your enemy. Far from being the enemy of the people, day in and day out we take our role as the Fourth Estate seriously and work hard to protect your right to know, making public records requests and attending public meetings to keep you informed. Why? ...

Celebrate Sunshine Week

Archive

“Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression. In our Governments, the real power lies in the majority of the Community, and the invasion of private rights is chiefly to be apprehended, not from the acts of Government contrary to the sense of its ...

Adult Day Programming key

Archive

At United Way, we often talk about the need for a strong safety net which guarantees access for all residents to the building blocks of a good life – health, education, and economic mobility. Occasionally, then, I will use this space to do a deeper dive into pieces of that safety net which ...