Opinion

Make your voice heard

Editorials

We are certainly pleased with ourselves, we the voters of the United States of America, where we turned out “in force” for last week’s midterm elections. In force. Indeed. If by “in force” we mean more than in the midterms of four years ago, well, then one could accept that as ...

Falling through the cracks

Editorials

There is no secret to the homeless problem in Nashua. One only needs to take a walk along the Nashua River to find obvious signs of homeless encampments, including tents, sleeping bags, clothing, cooking equipment, etc. There is also no secret to the multiple community service agencies ...

Please be courteous and kind

Editorials

This time next week, many families throughout the Granite State will be busy preparing their Thanksgiving feasts and opening their homes to loved ones from near and far. After a filling meal and some time on the couch, many also will be ready to hit the highways for Plaid and Black Friday ...

First Church and 333 years of community

Local Commentary

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth, but community. In community, individuals become rich, rich in friends who can be trusted, rich in mutual help, rich in ideas and power, rich in the energies of solidarity.” – Jurgen Moltmann How does architecture shape space, reinvent place and ...

If you really want to treat yourself, get a pedicure

Local Commentary

I think that everyone should get pedicures. And massages, too. But let’s talk feet, shall we? I don’t think I had a pedicure before say, the age of forty. And I cannot remember what occasion demanded I get a pedicure – perhaps attending a summer wedding, but after I had my first one, ...

Curb teenage E-cigarette use

Editorials

Tobacco is hazardous to our health. We have known that for many years. Finally, it seems the message about cigarettes, snuff and other traditional methods of consuming nicotine has gotten through to many young people. So they have turned to “vaping” - that is, using e-cigarettes that seem ...

Honor veterans

Editorials

One hundred years ago today, the conflict many hoped was “the war to end wars” drew to a close. For decades, Nov. 11 each year was observed as Armistice Day. Now, we know it as Veterans Day, honoring those among us who have served at any time in the armed forces. Though the last ...

The search for alien life

Local Commentary

November’s Science Cafe Nashua blasts off on a discussion of space, the final frontier and the search for alien life, more specifically. This week we will again bring a panel of experts together with a public invitation to a conversation about “Space, SETI and Little Green Men.” As ...

Remembering Armistice Day: Pay tribute and stop going to war

Local Commentary

Those of us of a certain age may remember that Veterans Day used to be called Armistice Day – the day the guns fell silent in war-torn Europe at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. The Great War, the Global War that we now call World War I, had reached a ...

Our brethren

Letters

Jesus said, “What you do unto the least of my brethren, you do unto me.” Immigrants in the caravans are the least of His brethren. Jesus and other religious leaders would welcome them with open arms. Our president wants to welcome them with a different type of arms, mainly bullets and ...

Trick or treaters

Letters

Oct. 31 was Halloween and, as usual, inundated with all sorts little creatures running around. I just want to say that every child – young ones who could barely navigate the stairs as well as the older kids, yes teenagers too – all were polite and all said thank you. Some of the little ones ...

The seasons are changing

Letters

Fall in New Hampshire isn’t like it was years before. Extreme temperature changes are occurring in the Granite State from more than 80 degrees one week to below 40 degrees the next. And although you may be excited that summer lasts longer, these extreme temperature changes are nothing to ...

Political signs

Letters

Today, while stopped at the traffic light at Route 111A and Main Dunstable Road, I noticed New Hampshire DOT workers walking the exit ramp removing political ground signs. I thought, we are spending taxpayer dollars to remove these signs; is there something wrong with this picture? I checked ...

Another take on the 14th Amendment

Letters

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside” is the first sentence of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. No one can know how “all,” “naturalized” and ...

It will look like chaos

Letters

Looking at the outcome of the election, I see mixed results for President Donald Trump and the Republicans. They were probably never going to hold the majority in Congress. History was not on their side for that. They gained important seats in the Senate. That’s where we confirm supreme court ...

Levesque declares victory

Letters

On Tuesday, New Hampshire state Senate Democratic candidate Melanie Levesque declared victory over Republican incumbent Kevin Avard and issued the following statement: “I’m incredibly honored to have earned the trust of New Hampshire voters and the opportunity to represent them in the ...

Move forward

Letters

I want to congratulate all the voters in Bedford who participated in the election on Nov. 6, despite the terrible weather. Whether your candidate won or lost is secondary to the fact that our democratic process worked to provide a peaceful transition of power at all levels of our government. We ...

Thank you

Letters

My thanks go out to all the people of Mont Vernon who participated in any way in the recent election of the New Hampshire State Representatives. My successful campaign could not have been possible without your help, not only by going to the polls, but by helping Donna, Kat and me out be ...

Two sides of rental market

Editorials

A luxurious new apartment complex known as Lofts 34 is now open along the Nashua River. Featuring 200 units inside a renovated former factory, this spectacular property gives residents access to amenities such as an indoor putting green, a pet washing station and a theater room with ...

It’s time to fund the library

Editorials

It will be interesting to see what architects come up with as they plan an expansion to Wadleigh Memorial Library in Milford. The library’s trustees are beginning to search for an architect to develop one, and we hope the plan will find eventual support. In 2015 and again in 2016, a $5.6 ...