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Thanksgiving words of gratitude

I’m writing to express my gratitude to Fred Manheck, owner of Celebrations Catering, who for many years has served a beautiful and bountiful Thanksgiving meal to our residents at Mary’s House located in Nashua. Each year we send him a thank-you letter expressing our appreciation. This year, ...

Missing the point on prescription drug costs

Bashing drug companies, long a bipartisan pastime, reached a fever pitch when President Trump recently announced a new federal rule aimed at slashing the prices Medicare pays for some lifesaving medications. Republicans and Democrats alike are stuck on the idea that the best way to reduce our ...

A tale of three governors

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's order of additional restrictions prior to Thanksgiving elicited expected responses from those who virtue signal their belief in science to those clutching their copy of the constitution close to their chest. However, the vehemence directed at Gov. Brown still caught ...

HO! HO! NO!

Everyone from David Hasselhoff to Billy Idol has cashed in on the yuletide market, but for every “Charlie Brown Christmas” by the flawless Vince Guaraldi Trio, there is a “Jingle Bells,” barked by dogs. We can deal with ugly Christmas sweaters to a degree, but nobody wants to hear a ...

Shopping for plaid: Black Friday beat downs are finally over

Gone are the days of engaging in hand-to-hand combat to score the first 500-inch flat screen TV on Black Friday. No more Oklahoma land rush reenactments at midnight to get the newest video game consoles. Coronavirus has pretty much put the kibosh on heathen retail behavior. No one left ...

Monday marks 79th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

Monday marks an especially meaningful anniversary for me. Early on December 7th, 1941, my future dad, Signalman Scott K. McIntyre, was puttering around just outside of Pearl Harbor on a converted World War I destroyer. He and his shipmates grumbled about having to get up early on a Sunday to ...

With new drug pricing order, Trump flirts with socialism

President Trump's recent executive order on drug prices gets almost everything right -- except the solution. It's true, as the order says, that "Americans pay more per capita for prescription drugs than residents of any other developed country." And it's unjust that Americans ...

Approve another relief plan

Federal CARES Act assistance has been invaluable for many American families and businesses. Without it, what appears to be a record-setting recovery from the financial crisis caused by COVID-19 would not be occurring. Millions of families with laid-off breadwinners would be in desperate ...

Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess in the dog house, again

It couldn’t get any worse. Or could it? Nashua property owners, already irritated by the over-spending practices of the city’s Democrat mayor and board of aldermen, are now even more frustrated at the convoluted explanation by Donchess (Union Leader, November 22, 2020) for the next ...

The benefits of expressing gratitude now and in the future

During the month of November, many of us are typically more mindful about taking the time to express thanks and gratitude. When we feel grateful, dopamine is released into our brains. This makes us feel uplifted and acts as an anti-depressant. In multiple studies on the link between gratitude ...

Sign language

In the indelible words of Ace of Base, “I saw the sign. It’s opened up my eyes. I saw the sign.” The sign I’m referring to is a billboard, also called a hoarding in the United Kingdom and many other parts of the world. A large outdoor structure (a billing board), they’re usually ...

Holiday gratitude: A Litany of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a particular time, like the bright and shining poetic moments of Camelot, to express gratitude for our own particular circumstances. It has been my custom for several years now to share with you my own personal litany of Thanksgiving. Looking over these pieces for the last ...

Special day brings us all together

Today marks a day of thanks, when we all gather with family and friends to count our blessings and look to the future. We also join in thoughtful prayer for those less fortunate and band together in charity to make our community a better and brighter place. We at The Telegraph wish all a ...

Unconscionable

Rousting and displacing people who are homeless without a clear plan for where they are going and support services is unconscionable. While tents on the courthouse lawn may not be attractive; it is nothing compared to the ugliness of a society that does not fully support the people, ...

Elections were fair and free

On Nov. 3, I was honored to be one of more than a hundred volunteers working at my town’s polling place. I was registering voters – those new to voting, and those new to the town. I served citizens who were Republican, Independent, Libertarian, Democrat and Undeclared. All approached the ...

Sununu disappoints on COVID

On Friday the 13th we learned that yesterday NH had a record 323 new COVID-19 cases. Surely we will see new records every day. Yesterday saw 4 new hospitalizations, 3 deaths and a record 2,538 active cases. No mask mandate from the Governor. And now reduced contact tracing! Governor Sununu ...