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COVID-19 could shake the foundations of higher education

Here's a thought experiment for you. Would you rather have a Princeton education, or do without the education but get the Princeton diploma? Economist Bryan Caplan posed this question a couple of years ago in his provocative book, "The Case Against Education." It's a tougher question to ...

When it comes to net metering, I’m Switzerland

Power to the People is a column by D. Maurice Kreis, New Hampshire’s Consumer Advocate. Kreis and his staff of four represent the interests of residential utility customers before the NH Public Utilities Commission and elsewhere. It is co-published by Manchester Ink Link and ...

AP says ditch the ‘mistress’

The 2020 Associated Press Stylebook is being published soon, and the AP is not humble about what it represents. "The style of The Associated Press is the gold standard for news writing," they boast, and the book offers a sturdy path to the AP's "famous" brand of "clarity and ...

Fauci is not the villain

For his critics, Dr. Anthony Fauci cemented his status as the Rasputin of public health with his Senate testimony the other day. The National Institutes of Health official gently, but unmistakably struck a different tone than President Donald Trump, earning rebukes from radio talk show hosts ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Editor’s note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Sunday Telegraph weighing in – thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral. ––– Thumbs Up – To all the unsung heroes that have protected us, ...

Proposed project would be beneficial

Last week, officials announced plans for a logistics center in Hudson that could transform the local economy. The proposed center, which would be on the Green Meadow Golf Club property, would bring 2,500 direct and indirect jobs to the area and infuse millions of dollars into local and state ...

Building a resilient community

This has been the longest nine weeks of my life. Nine weeks ago, we lived in a very different world. It does not seem like such a long time, but nine weeks ago we were entering our first week of distance learning in the schools. Nine weeks ago, our economy was just going into a shutdown, and ...

Put project on hold

Long has the Nashua Performing Arts Center been a dream. Prior to the pandemic – and even recently – that dream has started to materialize, bit by bit. The $23-plus million project has the potential to transform downtown Nashua and make it a destination for all of New Hampshire and ...

Data: Youth have nothing to fear

Throughout the Coronavirus crisis, the prevailing mindset has treated one viewpoint as sacred and the other as morally reprehensible. Now, we find ourselves in a “new normal,” where only the health and safety of others is viewed as sacred and inviolable. Two things can be true at once. ...

Stupid is as stupid does

A weird thing happened on the way to COVID. ... Klu-like symptoms: On May 1, officials in San Diego County ordered residents to start wearing face coverings while in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19. On May 2, an unnamed man went grocery shopping, where a number of shoppers took ...

An open letter to Frank Edelblut

To protect their own health and the health of everyone with whom they come in contact, New Hampshire high school seniors are attending school remotely. Sadly, this means that many will be missing out on several once-in-a-lifetime events, including traditional senior proms and graduation ...

Support citizens’ efforts

Today in New Hampshire and throughout our country there is tremendous human suffering due to the coronavirus infections and the shutdown of our economy. Granite Staters continue to acquire COVID-19, many requiring intensive hospital treatment, some dying from the disease. The virus is likely ...

Trump should focus on issues

I sure wish Donald J. Trump would consider something other than getting himself re-elected as an important part of being president of the UNITED States of America! For instance, he could promote and support: • The safety and security of ALL the American people. • The economic ...

Take a break from spending

We need a break, a fiscal time-out, while we get our economy back to the growth level we were experiencing a few months ago. Also, we need to get our residents and businesses functioning with a normal and healthy life. We should put on hold hiring for non-essential government positions that ...

A letter to Gov. Sununu

After hearing your updates on New Hampshire’s response to the coronavirus, I wonder how you expect anyone to pay attention to the social distancing requirements when you don’t speak out against the large gatherings at the State House. There have been two rallies so far, putting people in ...

He wants more power

Recently, I drove behind a vehicle with the bumper sticker, “Veterans Vote Trump.” It saddened me because our veterans and active military, along with most everyone else, have been abandoned by Trump. Two weeks ago, the five million masks ordered by the Veterans Administration were then ...