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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 the River Casino and several other local ...

Remember the fallen

Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the terrible motorcycle crash that took the lives of seven people in Randolph, New Hampshire. The seven were members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, a New England group that includes Marines and their spouses. The victims were from New Hampshire, ...

We must never, ever forget

No one knows with certainty how many human beings — men, women and children — were forced to stand on the 800-pound stone that remained planted in the ground on a street corner in Fredericksburg, Virginia for 176 years. What we do know is that each and every one of them was treated like an ...

Deal with the bad apples

Use of excessive force by law enforcement personnel is a problem that transcends race, as a video shot a few days ago in Buffalo, New York makes clear. Taken by a television news crew, the video shows Buffalo police responding to a demonstration in the city’s Niagara Square. Like so many ...

A step forward

Monday will look very different in New Hampshire on the COVID-19 front. Gov. Chris Sununu announced last week that he is letting his stay-at-home order expire on June 15, instead putting in place an “advisory.” He also announced that he is lifting entirely maximum group gathering ...

The work is just beginning

Prosecutors in Minnesota Wednesday made the right move by broadening the reach of their efforts in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. Now the three officers who stood by and watched Derek Chauvin press his knee into Floyd's neck until he stopped breathing have been charged with aiding and ...

Make reopening a priority

As the nation began the process of “reopening” slowly but, we all hope, safely, there was encouraging news on the economic front. About two weeks ago, nearly 25 million Americans were receiving unemployment benefits, the Labor Department reported. By Thursday, the number had decreased to ...

Funding cuts not the answer

Calls for massive “defunding” of law enforcement are simply insane. When political correctness addles our brains to the point we fail to recognize the critical need we have for the “thin blue line” to safeguard us from crime, we Americans will be in real, imminent danger. Yet some ...

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 the United Way of Greater Nashua for ...

We are better than this

Those in New Hampshire protesting George Floyd’s murder have – for the most part – been very organized and peaceful, thankfully. While we support those protesting this awful act, what we can not support is the violence and looting going on elsewhere. This incident, unfortunately, has ...

Compassion should not be flagged

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is cutting U.S. funding for the World Health Organization has been condemned throughout the world. Critics insist that a healthy WHO is essential especially now, as the COVID-19 pandemic rages. But the question is whether the WHO, a United ...

Time is running out

About 156.5 million Americans are categorized as members of the civilian labor force. At least 41 million people who can work and by definition want to are unemployed. In other words, approximately one of every four people able to work is not employed — and is being supported by the rest. ...

I-n-t-e-g-r-i-t-y

Plenty of the headlines these days are Bad news with a capital “B.” What seems to be going on all around us is disheartening, to say the least. An occasional ray of sunshine breaks through, however. Consider the national spelling bee: Earlier this year, organizers of the annual Scripps ...

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 the city of Nashua for allowing adjustments on ...

Grant funds on way to Gate City

With teamwork, nearly anything is possible. That’s something that is ingrained in Granite Staters, especially those in Southern New Hampshire. That sentiment was on full display this week as our state’s congressional delegation announced more than $356,000 in grant funding that now is on ...

Thank you

Last week, longtime New Hampshire legislator Marth Fuller Clark announced that she is retiring from elected office at the end of her current term. Fuller Clark, a Democrat state senator, was first elected to that chamber in 2004, lost in 2010 and elected again in 2012. Before election to the ...

Agreement?

While we Americans were paying tribute to our fallen heroes during Memorial Day weekend, observant Muslims here and abroad were marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Even in Afghanistan, there was a pause in hostilities between government and Taliban forces. It came as U.S. and ...

Broaden investigation

Regardless of our political leanings, what happened to Michael Flynn should concern every American. While we should insist on details about his case, a more important question needs to be answered: How many other people have been treated similarly by the FBI and other law enforcement ...

More attention is needed

About 11,000 people were forced to leave their Central Michigan homes a few days ago, when two large dams failed. No lives were lost, in part because the dams’ imminent failure had been anticipated for several days, as a result of heavy rainfall. In fact, concern about the dams dates back ...

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 the city of Nashua’s Department of Public ...