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Editorials


Breaking this law is the NH Way

If town officials in Hollis are planning a secret, private meeting with their attorney and representatives of Kinder Morgan to plot the best way to … Full story    
Updated 9 hours ago

The rogue state of Putin’s Russia

If there were any doubt that Russian President Vladamir Putin were an international thug, his response to the shooting down of Malysia Airlines Flight 17 … Full story    
Updated yesterday

The men Ryan Pitts wants you to know

Today, we take our cue from Sgt. Ryan Pitts, the Nashua man feted at a White House ceremony Monday at which he received the Medal … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Market Basket war over culture, brand

The Market Basket supermarket chain appears to have something in common with the National Football League. There’s no evidence yet that a saturation point exists … Full story    
Published:  July 22, 2014

Free speech, unintended consequences

Nashua Alderman Pamela Brown took some heat last week for a Facebook posting in which she referred to Nashua Board of Aldermen President David Deane … Full story    
Published:  July 21, 2014

The toxicity of Nashua City Hall

From canvassing New Hampshire, born-again Granite Stater Scott Brown told The Telegraph’s editorial board this week that among the top five concerns he has heard … Full story    
Published:  July 20, 2014

DC ID story is about caution

There’s a longstanding joke that says anyone who pulls up to a stoplight in New Hampshire with their windows open in the fall risks having … Full story    
Published:  July 18, 2014

GM not likely worried about Justice Department

We’ve been down this road before and have a pretty good idea of how it will end. Eric Holder’s Justice Department is investigating how automaker … Full story    
Published:  July 17, 2014

Nashua church stronger than fire

The response by members of the Heritage Baptist Church the day after a fire caused serious damage to their church building on Lock Street in … Full story    
Published:  July 16, 2014

We can’t be the world’s day-care center

What to do with more than 50,000 unescorted children who have crossed the U.S. border in recent months, mostly from Central American countries of Honduras, … Full story    
Published:  July 15, 2014

State’s clinic buffer law easily could have waited

A couple of months ago, we suggested the New Hampshire Legislature should hit the pause button on whether to allow 25-foot, no-protesting-allowed buffer zones around … Full story    
Published:  July 14, 2014

Merrimack motorists will finally get a little relief

The last toll at Exit 12 off the F.E. Everett Turnpike will be collected on Friday, July 18, at 8:59 p.m. We doubt there will … Full story    
Published:  July 14, 2014

Veterans helped, hurt by programs

We were struck in recent days by two items in the news concerning veterans, one encouraging, the other not so much. On Thursday, the state’s … Full story    
Published:  July 14, 2014

Aldermen would set bad precedent

The sometimes rancorous relationship between members of the Nashua Board of Aldermen and Mayor Donnalee Lozeau was on full display during last week’s budget committee … Full story    
Published:  July 13, 2014

When fireworks are a little too legal

New Hampshire’s libertarian streak has given us a state in which neither motorcycle helmets nor seat belts are mandated to be worn by adults. The … Full story    
Published:  July 11, 2014

Big donors get to play ‘Godfather’

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen raised $2.8 million for her U.S. Senate campaign in the last quarter, outpacing a man who may or may not be her … Full story    
Published:  July 10, 2014

Vanity plates we’d like to see

We admit to being fascinated by some of the license plate requests that didn’t pass muster with the censors and guardians of good taste at … Full story    
Published:  July 9, 2014

Nashua park usage merits a discussion

The Nashua Conservation Commission wants to spend $400,000 to improve some of the city’s existing trails and construct new ones. The Conservation Commission plan – … Full story    
Published:  July 8, 2014

When failing is a badge of honor

The New Hampshire branch of Americans for Prosperity handed out legislative “scorecards”recently, rating state lawmakers on a range of issues that AFP would have you … Full story    
Published:  July 7, 2014

Ballot commission had much to consider

The New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission has declared that Republican Walt Havenstein is eligible to appear on the ballot in the September primary election for … Full story    
Published:  July 6, 2014

A lesson in the Hobby Lobby case

The only thing that can be said for sure about the Supreme Court of the United States is that the justices surprise us from time … Full story    
Published:  July 3, 2014

Secrecy charges fuel public doubt about energy process

Monday on the campus of Saint Anselm College was the kind of day when it was good the air conditioning stayed on. It was hot … Full story    
Published:  July 2, 2014

Ortiz and the One Great Scorer

“For when the One Great Scorer comes To mark against your name, He writes – not that you won or lost – But HOW you … Full story    
Published:  July 1, 2014

Granite State had a friend in Baker

The nation lost a great patriot and lawmaker last week with the passing of Howard Baker, the former Republican senator from Tennessee who also served … Full story    
Published:  June 30, 2014

Calling attention to addictions

Two years ago The Telegraph published a six-part series entitled “Addiction Epidemic,” exploring the alarming rise in the abuse of prescription painkillers. We interviewed law … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2014

Nashuan’s humility does justice to highest honor

If you’ve never been in combat, there is no way to know how it truly feels. There is no way to know how you will … Full story    
Published:  June 27, 2014

Comfort to be had in string of important court decisions

It was a remarkable week at the Supreme Court of the United States, and not just for the import of the decisions, though for that, … Full story    
Published:  June 27, 2014