Opinion

Market move good for downtown

Editorials

On Sunday, downtown Nashua was abuzz, as thousands of residents and those from far and wide descended on the Farmers Market. This was the first week for the event – sponsored by Great American Downtown – at its new location. In previous years, the Farmers Market was located at Le Parc de ...

The border wall

Letters

I, and many other Americans, believe that the only reason the left opposes Trump’s wall is because it’s a Trump thing. Let’s take a leaf from our homegrown New Hampshire poet, Robert Frost – “Good fences make good neighbors.”

Ashamed

Letters

No matter what your views on immigration are, separation of children from their parents should be horrifying to everyone. Who is verifying these children are: 1. Fed adequately; 2. Receiving necessary medical care; 3. Have proper hygiene facilities; 4. Are safe from abuse by either the adult ...

Reform our broken system

Local Commentary

Today in New Hampshire, our county jails house many people who have not been convicted of crimes. They’ve lost their freedom and stand to lose much more – their jobs, homes and cars – simply because they cannot afford to pay bail. Making matters worse is that property taxpayers are ...

Not ‘family friendly?’

Letters

I’m concerned about the performance being planned for June 30 hosted by a drag performer named Monique Toosoon and featuring other drag performers such as one named Mia E Z’Lay. I called the mayor’s office to express my concern that Ms. Toosoon is so overtly sexual that she posted a ...

Cherish the time you have with your dad

Local Commentary

Even though it just seems like yesterday that my father and I were sitting on the banks of the mighty Ohio River fishing and sharing stories, today will mark the 20th Father’s Day since his passing. In those 20 years, I have changed quite a bit, moving all around the country to pursue my ...

Spending cap decision: Judicial misconduct

Local Commentary

On Feb. 12, 2018, the New Hampshire Superior Court issued a decision in our consolidated spending cap lawsuit (see Case #226-2017-CV-00160 and #226-2017-CV-0022). Summarized, Judge Charles Temple dismissed our complaint because he decided that Nashua’s spending cap “violates state ...

Want to come LIVE UNITED this summer?

Local Commentary

Hard to believe with the long winter we had, but summer really is just around the corner. For us, the past few months have been consumed with events including our Community Farming Day of Caring, the Community Baby Shower and two food packaging events just last week which produced 40,000 meals ...

Roll out ‘Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer’

Local Commentary

Summer is finally here. Put the shovels, boots and snowblowers in storage and pull out the beach umbrellas, BBQ grills and coolers. Time to roll out “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer.” And what fond memories that iconic Nat King Cole tune rekindles every time it plays. As a kid, I ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Editorials

Editor’s note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Telegraph weighing in – thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral. ––– Thumbs up and congratulations to all area graduates. As this chapter ...

Flag etiquette

Letters

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of patriotic pride. The U.S flag can be seen flying everywhere to indicate a symbol of unity, to remember the men serving in our military and remember those who have died for our country. Many individuals asking questions about proper flag etiquette ...

Original sin

Letters

After the release of the FBI IG Report, I believe no one is wise enough to understand what really happened with Hillary’ Clinton’s entire private email account, the exact timelines of the behavior of everyone involved and all those who are accountable. Many have been interviewed, but no one ...

All for the love of a little dog who changed my life forever

Local Commentary

I am blessed with family and friends, but there was also a very special someone I was blessed to have in my life: a sweet faithful dog. Now, to look at her, most people really couldn’t help but laugh, for she was this little white fluff ball of a thing. It was hard to take me seriously when I ...

Sometimes, it’s the engineer’s fault

Local Commentary

It’s not your fault! All the excuses you need to know so you can feel better about yourself while paying outrageous prices to fix your car. Viable Excuse No. 2, the engineer who designed your car should have been flunked. In our last article, we discussed outside forces that can cause ...

Hope in North Korea

Editorials

The niceties of diplomacy dictate that when world leaders meet, they smile, shake hands, even trade a joke or two. Kind words and gestures of trust are virtually mandatory. So it was this week in Singapore, when President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met. Before departing, ...

Money could be used

Editorials

Do you have $15.4 billion socked away for a rainy day? We didn’t think so. But your government does, and the bureaucrats, backed by liberal lawmakers, don’t want to give it up. Analysts in President Donald Trump’s administration have found that amount of money locked up in inactive ...

Hidden gems: The Masons, an 1895 organ and Bach

Local Commentary

“I take my fundamental cue from John Coltrane that says there must be a priority of integrity, honesty, decency and mastery of craft.” – Cornell West What do the Masons, an 1895 tracker organ, and J.S. Bach have in common? In a few words – the geometry of proportion and mastery of ...

Salute Old Glory

Editorials

Today is Flag Day, on which really thoughtful Americans pay homage not to a mere piece of red, white and blue fabric, but to our nation for which it stands. But now also is another of the times in our history when critics of our government commit the error of assuming the flag represents it ...

Temple makes right decision

Editorials

Last week, Hillsborough Superior Court Judge Charles Temple recused himself from the voter residency requirement case. In stepping aside, Temple cited his long-standing personal relationship with Bryan Gould, who was recently hired by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office to assist ...

Transgender bills a big step forward

Editorials

Last week, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a pair of bills into law that will help to protect our transgender citizens. The first measure bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations. The second bans therapy that is aimed at ...