Opinion

Program worth attending

Editorials

On Wednesday, there will be a discussion at the Amherst Town Library on women running for public office. It looks like it will be well worth attending, and not just by women. Men could learn a thing or two from hearing women talk about the need for more of them in the public sector. The ...

Regulate urban chickens

Editorials

Via a new ordinance, Nashua city officials hope they can avoid answering an age-old question: “Why did the chicken cross the road?” The measure, proposed by Alderwoman at Large Shoshanna Kelly, would allow residents to own and raise chickens for their own use throughout the city. ...

‘Silver Tsunami’ is coming

Local Commentary

This year marks a milestone for the Nashua Senior Activity Center, its 40th anniversary. Since its creation, the Center has been the only place in Nashua solely dedicated to seniors. While the mission of the Center has never changed, its programming has been ever-changing, continuing to meet ...

Why strong unions are important to the Granite State

Local Commentary

Unions, it would seem, have become a dirty word. That makes me sad. I was a member of the Service Employees International Union back in the 1970s and later a member of the NEA. I know many unions have been, and still are, associated with corruption and organized crime. As a teen, I remember ...

Attend arts center meeting

Editorials

Along with members of the public, we hope to soon learn more about Nashua’s planned downtown performing arts center. A special session of the Board of Aldermen is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, with its stated purpose being for a presentation regarding the status of the performing arts center. ...

‘True allegiance’ revisited

Letters

Regarding Ron Cicotte’s letter to the editor published Sept. 16, titled “True allegiance:” I agree with much of what you said our about federal employees. Most try to do a good job, try to keep politics out of their decision making and take their oath to the Constitution seriously. But ...

Kavanaugh and the FBI

Letters

If the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee had any interest in learning the truth about the Kavanaugh attempted rape case, they would have called in the FBI (via the Executive Branch) all by themselves. Instead, they are quite willing to put a man on the Supreme Court, for life, who ...

Grateful for response

Letters

Recently, there were issues regarding the fire alarms sounding at our condos at Exit 1. The response: Caring, prompt attention from the fire department was very professional and reassuring to those who exited and were observing those brave and kind firefighters search the buildings and give an ...

Is this where are we going?

Letters

No person chooses to get ill. No ill person wants to be a pre-existing condition. Certainly, no individual/family should go bankrupt from their personal tragedy. However, if the current lawsuit in Texas, brought by 20 Republican states and supported by the Trump Administration succeeds, the ...

The best is yet to come

Letters

Thursday’s front-page article on the value of getting seventh graders out on the Nashua River was right on the mark. Too few residents seem to take advantage of the city’s efforts to make the river more accessible to all by upgrading access at the Millyard and Stellos Stadium/Mine Falls Dam ...

The opioid crisis mural

Letters

The newest mural in progress in Nashua by the Positive Stree Art group is now referenced in the Sunday Telegraph as “ The Rememberance Mural.” This art group had earlier called the mural “Take Courage” as reported in The Telegraph on July 24. Numerous articles in our local paper quote ...

Vote for Chandley

Letters

Since announcing my candidacy for State Representative for Merrimack, I have come to know another candidate, Shannon Chandley, who is running for State Senate. Shannon has a record of bipartisanship in her tenure as a state representative, and she works hard on issues important to her ...

Make the pledge

Letters

In 2010, the Affordable Health Care bill was passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama (thus its nickname, “Obamacare”). Since then, tens of millions of lower-income Americans – 130,000 New Hampshire residents – have been able to purchase health insurance through this ...

Seeking support on Nov. 6

Letters

I am writing to thank all those residents of Bedford that supported me in the recent primary election. I am campaigning for a New Hampshire House position from Bedford, because I believe the residents of Bedford deserve a choice of representation. The following areas are my priorities as ...

Better strategy is needed

Editorials

Another day, another bill in Congress aimed at curbing the drug abuse epidemic sweeping the nation. This one was approved Monday by a vote of 99-1 in the Senate. A similar bill was approved several weeks ago by the House of Representatives. Now, the two chambers must reconcile their versions ...

Kavanaugh’s foes ‘hit bottom, still digging’

Local Commentary

To put it kindly, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee may be auditioning for future employment, most likely with Barnum and Bailey. For once, the public hearing on the freshly minted accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was scheduled, it was clear at once that we are ...

We need to change the conversation on mental health

Local Commentary

Mental health challenges are more common and more treatable than many of us imagine. The fact that we don’t often talk about them – or about the people we know or love who experience them – does not mean that mental illness doesn’t exist. In fact, one in five adults will experience a ...

Maintain fiscal discipline

Editorials

We commend Nashua city leaders for achieving a AAA bond rating from two of the three premier rating agencies: Standard & Poor’s and Fitch. The AAA score is the highest possible. “The stable outlook reflects S&P Global Ratings’ opinion of Nashua’s very strong economy, which ...

Successful community spirit

Local Commentary

Home Health & Hospice Care, founded in 1883 in Nashua, recently held a month-long Designer Showhouse in the historic 1906 Frank. E. Anderson House at 90 Concord St. The project was a fundraiser to benefit the Community Hospice House, a beloved ten suite facility for end of life care. ...

Iconoclast vintner: Finding the poetry of the vine

Local Commentary

“Be kind to the grape, but mean to the vine.” – Virginia Carter, vintner This contrary advice sums up the contradictions and paradoxes of winemaking – the key is to embrace opposites and find the balance between extremes. Such was the counsel and has been the experience of vintners ...