Opinion

Living at the school

Editorials

City leaders are strongly considering a sale of Elm Street Middle School, which at one time served as the Nashua High School, for renovation and conversion into an apartment complex. “So, that is one possibility, which would add 100 or 150 units of housing to that neighborhood, and we do ...

Pick is problematic for N.H.

Letters

Gov. Chris Sununu’s pick for New Hampshire’s high court, Gordon MacDonald, is a highly problematic and controversial choice that calls into question the Governor’s extreme positions. MacDonald has a history of involving himself with strident anti-choice policymaking that’s dangerous ...

A Democrat’s opinion: This is what really unites us

Local Commentary

We are not a hive mind. We are not a collective of one that moves in the same path, even if that path is deemed the “Greater Good.” As a party, we celebrate diversity, open-mindedness and new ideas. One common thread that weaves itself in the fabric of rhe Democratic Party is that, as a ...

Help wanted

Local Commentary

Several months ago, my wife found herself amongst the ranks of those searching for employment. We both found out quickly that searching for a job is indeed itself a full-time job. Updating and submitting resumes, cover letters, meeting with recruiters, searching the web, joining all the major ...

Valuable Lesson

Editorials

It seems U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., should probably conduct more thorough background checks on those she hires to work in her office, in addition to doing a better job overseeing them once they are employed. Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that Jackson A. Cosko, a former ...

It’s both people’s responsibility

Letters

I realize that the person who writes the opinion article each day is entitled to his or her opinion. And, I also realize that most of the time the articles, and this newspaper, lean heavily to the right. But, I was thoroughly disgusted when in the last paragraph of the article, the writer ...

Thank you

Letters

Jimmy Fund Golf extends its sincerest thanks to the organizers and sponsors of the VHB Frank O’Callaghan Memorial Tournament on June 13 at Pease Golf Course in Portsmouth. Special recognition and appreciation goes to Dave Fenstermacher of Bedford, NH, Kyle D’urso of Londonderry, NH and the ...

‘The wheels on the bus …’

Editorials

You probably know at least the first couple lines of this popular children’s song, so we won’t bother to finish it. June 17-21 served as Ride Transit Week in the city of Nashua, as the Nashua Transit System celebrated its 10 millionth rider. “We have been running the bus service here ...

‘Bills, Bills Bills’

Editorials

Last week, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., accused the Trump administration of intentionally delaying efforts to replace President Andrew Jackson’s portrait on the front of the $20 bill with that of American abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman. In 2015, Shaheen called on the administration ...

Don’t blame immigrants

Editorials

On Saturday, we reported that the number of undocumented immigrants in New Hampshire and Massachusetts grew by about 60,000 from 2007-17. This is according to Pew Research Center, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. This increase is contrary to the nationwide estimate, which shows the U.S. ...

May 2019, Cloudy, cool, less than normal rainfall

Local Commentary

May was filled with clouds, chilly temperatures, lots of days with rain, but with a less than normal rainfall total. May isn’t exactly known for generous sun and warmth but the 2019 edition tested the resolve of those looking for an explosion of spring weather. Mother Nature threw rapid ...

Lawmakers should pass these bills

Editorials

No federal program protecting natural areas and assisting local and state recreation projects has had the reach and the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Thousands of individual initiatives – some possibly affecting you and your family directly – have been assisted by the ...

Ending hunger in school

Local Commentary

Over the past year, one of our Fiscal Agency partner programs called “Meals Matter” has worked diligently and creatively to put an end to food insecurity in the Nashua Schools. While many kids can afford to bring or buy lunch in school, and others qualify for “free and reduced lunch” ...

USMCA would boost jobs, economy in New Hampshire

Local Commentary

Free trade is critical to the success of the economy of New Hampshire and to the economy of our country. Many businesses across our state, especially manufacturers, or their customers, rely on exports to and imports from other countries to keep production robust and business booming. That’s ...

Thorough investigation is needed

Editorials

If indeed Iran is behind recent attacks on several tanker ships carrying petroleum products, action by the world community – not just the United States – may be necessary. But as of Thursday, only circumstantial evidence of Iranian complicity had been provided. On was on that day that two ...

Let us not repeat history

Letters

Historically, when times are bad economically, we look for something or someone to blame. This tendency becomes dangerous when it is a group we blame. This happened in pre-war Germany when, left devastated by World War I, the Germans blamed the Jews and the intellectuals. I see this same ...

Thank you

Letters

I was in Merrimack the other day. It was raining very bad. I locked my keys in my car by accident. I was a nervous wreck. I called police and a very nice policeman named Brian came to help me. I was so very grateful. He was so nice. It was pouring rain. We were soaked. He got my car door open. ...

No, it doesn’t

Letters

On the front page of The Telegraph, June 13, 2019, I read a troubling statement in the article COMPROMISE. Democratic legislators passed a $12.9 billion spending plan with nine Republicans in opposition. Senate President Donna Soucy, D-Manchester, said the budget “works for everyone.” ...