Editorials

Stop the shenanigans

Urban Meyer is one of the most successful college football coaches in history. Yet, at only 54 years of age, he is retiring from his post at The Ohio State University. Why? In revealing Meyer’s plan to retire after his team plays in the Rose Bowl, OSU officials gave no reason. There has ...

Different

As U.S. presidents born nearly a century ago, the late George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter each reached the age of 94. Observing Carter seated in the front row during Bush’s Wednesday funeral, we couldn’t help but reflect on how dramatically the nation’s political landscape has changed ...

Holiday help

As we cope with the struggles of everyday life while trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone on our lists, let us not neglect to take care of the one task that ought not to require any thought: ensuring Santa Claus visits everyone. Each December, the pages of this newspaper are crowded ...

‘A date which will live in infamy’

The following speech took place on Dec. 8, 1941, in front of a joint session of the U.S. Congress: “Mr. vice president, Mr. speaker, members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was ...

A job well done

On Friday, the Nashua Firefighters Association delivered more than 150 new coats to the children of Nashua. The firefighters made several stops, including the Arlington Street Community Center and Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School, where they fitted each individual child with a coat in ...

Looking to the past

With the new year almost upon us, we think about the past, in this case December 1988. In a list of New Year’s resolutions was one from Gail Proctor, then a member of the Wilton budget committee, who said, “I’m going to finish the spring cleaning I started in 1982. And encourage the ...

Keep disability trust fund

After several years in which it appeared instances of coal miners’ pneumoconiosis – black lung – were decreasing, the disease seems to be making a comeback in our country. Now is not the time to phase out a federal program intended to help victims. Long-term exposure to coal dust was ...

Boat ramp work welcomed

After several years of planning, it looks like a new boat ramp will be constructed on the Merrimack River in Greeley Park. Officials announced that access will be improved – for recreational and emergency personnel use – and a total of 24 parking spaces will be added. Twelve of those ...

Kettle drive kickoff

On Friday, at the Statehouse in Concord, Gov. Chris Sununu will officially kick off The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle fundraising drive. Although many of the familiar red kettle already can be seen throughout the state, Sununu is looking to bring more attention to the annual ...

Shop local

Many of us get a little crazy during the holidays. Sometimes we just don’t use our heads. Clearly, the person who wrote a recommendation for one of those national consumer organizations wasn’t using his or hers. In deciding what model of a particular product to buy, shoppers should ...

Smoke detectors save lives

This is the time of the year when home safety experts warn us the danger of fire goes up. Colder weather means heating equipment shut off for months is put back in service. The Christmas season means some of us go all-out in decorating, sometimes overloading circuits and wires with hundreds, ...

Spotting fake news

It is the time of year when we at least try to have a greater perspective on our world and what we have to be thankful for. But it can be hard in our world today, with the clear evidence of hatred for certain groups – minorities, of course – and our continued inability to treat all people ...

N.H. primary still pivotal

A few national political commentators have recently questioned the relative importance of the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary in 2020. Why? They say, the Granite State’s population is not racially diverse enough to play a major role in determining the presidential nominee ...

Choosing a nominee

During the next 14 months, Democratic Party presidential contenders will probably bring similar messages to New Hampshire voters. They will most likely say something like: “Donald Trump is a terrible president. He is wrong for America.” Our reaction to this statement will probably be ...

Special day brings us all together

Today marks a day of thanks, when we all gather with family and friends to count our blessings and look to the future. We also join in thoughtful prayer for those less fortunate and band together in charity to make our community a better and brighter place. We at The Telegraph wish all a ...

Remember those in need

With the official start of the holiday season just a day away, our thoughts turn away from work and normal day-to-day life and shift to family, friends and togetherness. As we sit down at the Thanksgiving dinner table and count our blessings, we also should remember those in our community ...

Not above the law

Five million dollars is a lot of money. It is not nearly enough to compensate three men for being imprisoned wrongly – for 20 years. At least they ought to have some assurance that true justice will prevail in their cases. In 1995, three Cleveland,Ohio, men, Laurese Glover, Eugene Johnson ...

Brown far from an outsider

Soon after winning re-election to the U.S. Senate from Ohio, Democrat Sherrod Brown said he may consider running for president in 2020. Brown could be appealing to some Democrats, for two reasons. One is obvious: He isn’t Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden or anyone ...

Provide help to elderly

Sometimes in life, problems arise that are not anyone’s fault. It is simply a matter of not anticipating the issue. This seems to be the case that confronted Nashua homeowner Evelyn Berry. In the dead of winter last year, the 86-year-old Berry saw a hot water pipe break inside her mobile ...

Make your voice heard

We are certainly pleased with ourselves, we the voters of the United States of America, where we turned out “in force” for last week’s midterm elections. In force. Indeed. If by “in force” we mean more than in the midterms of four years ago, well, then one could accept that as ...