Opinion

Respect voting rights

Editorials

A new plan advanced in Nashua to allow elected officials to decide who fills vacant seats in city government is slightly concerning. Officials said because of relatively low voter turnout, they want to stop having immediate elections for vacant positions on city boards. During a Monday ...

Earning while learning

Editorials

Going to college for four years or more is great if one knows how he or she plans to earn a living after finishing their studies. Some college majors lead to direct and obvious jobs. For example, education majors are trained to teach, accounting students learn how to be accountants, and ...

Beware of hepatitis A

Editorials

Hepatitis A continues spreading throughout New Hampshire at an alarming pace. In fact, the 79 cases of this viral disease confirmed in the Granite State since November compare to a previous annual average of just seven. This means that in the last five months alone, New Hampshire has seen ...

Bring justice in Assange situation

Editorials

Much of what governments keep secret from their people should be revealed. It is in the nature of public officials to keep knowledge that may threaten them quiet. But there is a difference between that and information that jeopardizes the security of an entire people. There are good reasons, ...

We still need to know more

Editorials

Attorney General William Barr dropped something of a bombshell during testimony in Congress this week. But what he said should have come as no surprise. Though Barr was supposed to be testifying to a Senate committee considering the budget, questions turned to special counsel Robert ...

We’ll be back, right after this

Local Commentary

While perusing an archived copy of a June 1965 Nashua Telegraph, I happened upon this old TV and Radio listing. It brought back not only memories from classic TV shows (Patty Duke, Dobie Gillis and Ozzie and Harriet), but it prompted flashbacks of some of the old commercials that aired for ...

School budget raises concerns

Editorials

Well, here we go again, a school board forced to look at paring its budget because voters aren’t happy. In this case, at least, the Souhegan Cooperative School Board budget actually passed in the March vote, but it was a narrow victory and it was won only because Mont Vernon brought in ...

We are getting job done

Letters

As a current member of Nashua’s Board of Education, I feel compelled to respond to Mr. Farrington’s guest editorial entitled, “It’s time for the board of education members to put differences aside and get the job done.” Despite Mr. Farrington’s criticisms, we are getting the job ...

N.H. families are ready

Letters

Decades. That’s how long New Hampshire’s mental health system has needed critical attention and investment. Civilly committed patients need to be removed from the secure psychiatric unit (SPU) located within the Men’s prison in Concord. Patients who need admission to the state’s acute ...

Off the mark

Letters

According to Mr. Teeboom’s latest Telegraph column, he believes that badly needed educational services for special education students and non-English speaking students are a colossal waste of money. Mr. Teeboom seems to give us the price of everything, but unfortunately, neglects to show the ...

Not everyone is so fortunate

Letters

Congratulations to Mr. Teeboom for being such a quick study when it came to learning English and thanks for being civic-minded and serving as an elected official for so many years. That said, he is wrong on nearly every point he makes in Sunday’s op-ed about special programs and supports in ...

Nashua, we will miss you

Letters

Was Nashua a good place to live? You bet it was, and as we move forward to the next chapter in our lives, we look back with fond memories of 46 years in the Gate City. We arrived in Nashua as kids right out of college, and traveled our way through several successful career/business adventures, ...

Journalism masquerade

Letters

Just when I think Trump can do no more for me, he surprises with another triumph. The latest is emphatically exposing the Main Stream Media (MSM) for breaking basic rules of bona fide journalism. They have committed figurative suicide, and by choosing to go all-in, they should pay the price for ...

March 2019: Chilly, very dry, normal snowfall

Local Commentary

March 2019 came into town as a tamed lion but exited like a lamb. Cold temperatures and quiet weather were in play across southern New Hampshire to begin March, but winter-like weather would take hold not far into the month before spurts of spring would arrive later in the ...

Students show real class

Editorials

It is said that our children are our greatest treasure and the future of our great community and country. This is once again on display at one local high school. The class of 2020 at Nashua High School South has come up with a unique way to get all their classmates involved and feeling ...

We must enforce SB 365

Local Commentary

The date is July 3, 2019. A couple in their late 50s is sitting at the kitchen table, looking out at nearly $2 million of parked logging equipment and trucks in the yard. The man sighs, “Well, this is it.” His wife gently clasps his hand. “Can’t you wait ‘til the end of the ...

We must get our priorities in order on mental health funding

Local Commentary

As we move into the Senate phase of the State budget, issues have come up over the past week or so that raise concerns about much-needed funding for the mental health system in New Hampshire. These include proposals for building a new forensic hospital, moving children with mental health issues ...

Event vital to community

Editorials

If you missed the Empty Bowls fundraising event for the Share Outreach Food Pantry, you missed a chance for some really great food and, of course, the opportunity to help an organization that is there to help people in need. The symbol of the Empty Bowls event is a large number of empty ...