Opinion

Extra protection good for Greeley

Editorials

The Planning & Economic Development Committee will host a public hearing this evening about the proposal to amend Nashua’s zoning map to add Greeley Park to the Historic Overlay District. On the surface, such a move seems little more than more bureaucratic mumbo jumbo to toss on another ...

A return to civility in DC

National Commentary

Sometimes terrible tragedies can bring us together, and I’m hopeful that somehow a lasting good will come out of the ballfield shooting in Alexandria, Virginia. And maybe even a rebirth of civility, which has virtually disappeared from politics, and perhaps our culture as well. Rep. Steve ...

Trump now under suspicion of obstructing justice

National Commentary

After months of chasing lesser suspicions of general political malevolence by Donald Trump, the investigative arm of the U.S. government appears finally to be focusing on the one feasible avenue to force him from the presidency: the charge of obstruction of justice. The newly appointed Justice ...

Protections from all unwanted calls

Editorials

Email inboxes are like gardens: The longer you go without tending to them, the more daunting the task becomes. Until recently, voicemail boxes have been largely free of the kind of digital weeds that dominate most email inboxes, but that would rapidly change if the Federal Communications ...

Trumpcare changes for NH

Local Commentary

The Congressional Budget Office has now officially “scored” Trumpcare and has estimated that 23 million will lose their health insurance. Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has made it possible for nearly 50,000 citizens of New Hampshire to get health insurance. The vast ...

Jeff Sessions and the Senate’s sock puppet show

National Commentary

Watching Attorney General Jeff Sessions confound Senate Democrats during his Intelligence Committee testimony was like watching a puppet show. Sessions was the hand. And the Democrats were the socks. Oh, they flapped their mouths, occasionally twisting their necks, and grimaced before the TV ...

Differences can’t lead us to violence

Editorials

James T. Hodgkinson wanted to know whether the members of Congress practicing baseball at a field in Alexandria, Va., were Republicans or Democrats, according to multiple media reports. Told they were GOP lawmakers, Hodgkinson walked back to his car. He retrieved a rifle and opened ...

Drug courts are changing lives in our community

Local Commentary

The thing I love most about my job is the opportunity to get out and witness, first hand, some of the amazing and life changing work being done in our community. Last week I had one of these opportunities as I had the chance to attend the “graduation” of seven individuals from the ...

Trump’s a Republican now

National Commentary

Donald Trump, the erstwhile Democrat, independent and member of the Reform Party, finally has a fixed partisan identity. The president may be besieged, unpopular and prone to lashing out self-destructively, but all of this cements his bond to his party rather than erodes it. Commentators who ...

Debunking the foreign aid myth

Letters

One of the more widespread myths about the U.S. national budget is how much is spent on foreign aid. Most people do and like to believe that our country allots a good portion of the national budget for foreign aid. Some people even lamenting that the U.S. spends too much on it. The average ...

Aldermen should’ve held the line on budget

Letters

Once again, 10 members of the Board of Aldermen proved that blindly following orders and not caring about the city taxpayers knows no bounds. The mayor and his merry band of followers pulled off the biggest scam in Nashua’s long history to circumvent the spending cap and then proceeded to ...

A father’s hope after overcoming guilt

Local Commentary

Three years ago, I didn’t feel I deserved the handcrafted gift my 8-year-old daughter made me for Father’s Day. It had been a rough school year for her. Her teachers had noted she wasn’t reading at the level of her classmates. This prompted the school to provide a reading specialist who ...

Calculating the value of libraries

Local Commentary

New Hampshire’s devotion to its libraries can be seen in every corner of the state. Whether a community’s library is large or small, in a new building or an historic one, open seven days a week or a just a few, we Granite Staters love our libraries and we make great use of them. In fact, ...

Looking back at the week in news

Editorials

New measure will save lives as NH fights opioid epidemic Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday signed into law Senate Bill 234 that exempts residual amounts of controlled substances in hypodermic syringes and needles from the provisions of the controlled drug act, as well as authorizes the operation of ...

Guest Editorial: We must become civically engaged

Editorials

In America, the people are supposed to run the government, and not the other way around. Unfortunately, far too many Americans fail to understand how rare and precious their rights are, or the responsibility they have to be well-informed about civics and history. Many Americans are shockingly ...

Stand for women’s health or stand aside

Letters

I’m disappointed with my State Sen. Kevin Avard. It’s becoming more and more clear that he is far too extreme. During a recent senate budget session there was an amendment introduced that only the most extreme members of the GOP supported – and voting for this included Sen. Kevin Avard. ...

No love for Telegraph editorial cartoons

Letters

I don’t appreciate most of the cartoons on the Telegraph’s opinion page. Particularly the recent one attacking FBI director James Comey’s credibility – in my opinion, when it comes to credibility director Comey is an eight while your president is down in the cellar with the purveyors of ...

Tracks are hindering riverfront growth

Letters

The train tracks along the Nashua River are complicating the city’s laudable efforts to upgrade the waterfront with riverwalks and other amenities. Such projects already enhance the riverfronts of many other New England cities with whom Nashua is competing for new business and new residents. ...

Local newspaper does a stellar job

Letters

I was a longtime resident of Mont Vernon, Merrimack and Amherst and still am a fairly regular reader of The Nashua Telegraph and Milford Cabinet. It wasn’t until I moved recently to The Villages, Florida, that I could appreciate what a stellar job your paper does in reporting the news. You ...

NH tops list of women in power

Editorials

Four years ago, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster declared pink as the new power color in New Hampshire after voters sent the first all-female delegation to Congress in history. This was a considerable milestone, but putting women in positions of power is nothing new in the Granite State. And this week, ...