Editorials

Community involvement is a beautiful thing

If the recent string of hurricanes has shown us anything, it’s that Mother Nature doesn’t play favorites. It doesn’t matter if you’re country music superstar Kenny Chesney or Jane Doe from anywhere USA. If your island getaway or suburban ranch was in the path of destruction, it’s ...

Six-nation pact has many flaws

During much of Iran’s drive to build nuclear weapons, the watchdog that was supposed to be preventing that – the International Atomic Energy Agency – often appeared to be wearing blinders. On multiple occasions, the IAEA reported it could find no evidence Iran was doing anything more than ...

Constitution requires defense

So free and, in general, prosperous are we Americans that we sometimes take our blessings as a nation for granted. We should not. They are based on something of a miracle – our Constitution. Each year, we celebrate Constitution Day, which was Sunday. It is both a time for us to marvel at what ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

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 to Hudson and Londonderry for their Sept. 11 remembrance events. Both ...

School repairs should be a top priority

This week, Nashua School District officials said Elm Street Middle School needs at least $50 million in repairs and renovations. That, though, is just an initial estimate, as when – and if – work begins, other issues could be uncovered during the process. Board of Education President George ...

Getting the truth is important

For eight years, it seemed as if then-President Barack Obama had unleashed every weapon in the bureaucracy’s arsenal against the coal mining industry. Then, Obama invented some new tools to harass coal country. In that context, President Donald Trump’s plan to roll back the regulatory ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

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 to Fred Teeboom for his efforts with New Hampshire’s lone public ...

Sending the wrong message

Government has no business telling fashion companies they cannot use ultra-skinny models. The companies should be doing that voluntarily. A new law in France, set to go into effect Oct. 1, provides such a ban. It requires both male and female models to obtain certificates indicating they are in ...

Arts center plan gets a big boost

On Thursday, the proposed performing arts center in downtown Nashua gained a bit of ground. Manchester’s Currier Museum of Art announced it wants to be a part of the new complex by creating a gallery space in the center. The plan would have the Currier develop a space inside the facility to ...

Contract must be approved

By all accounts, this school year is off to a near-perfect start. Nashua School District Superintendent Jahmal Mosley said Wednesday that the academic year is off to an “exciting” start and that teachers and students are moving “full steam ahead.” With nearly all students back in class, ...

Kim Jong Un must be stopped

Diplomats sometimes engage in hyperbole to make their points. But what Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Monday may be the literal truth. Haley spoke during an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council. It was called after it was confirmed that North Korea has ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

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 to the Nashua School District and Superintendent Jahmal Mosley for ...

Pictures a reminder of the best of us

For all the attention we sometimes pay to television and internet videos, still images continue to have more power to symbolize important events in our lives. The photograph of Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima and another of firefighters in a remarkably similar scene on the rubble of the ...

Spending in D.C. out of control

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin won last week’s Stating the Obvious Prize when he predicted Congress will approve an increase in the government debt limit sometime in September. Of course lawmakers will approve a new debt ceiling. There will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth by both ...

Back-to-school safety must be a top priority

Today, many youngsters in Greater Nashua will return to school, with other area school systems following in the weeks to come. With school back in session, students – and parents alike – must remain vigilant when it comes to proper safety procedures, especially when on the road. The ...

Corporate tax cuts will benefit all

Left-wing political groups are staging street protests and running television ads to defeat President Trump’s proposed corporate tax cut. If they succeed, the big losers will be anyone hoping for a raise or looking for a better job. Top Democrats like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are ...

Foreign troops need to do more

No doubt leaders of Afghanistan’s government were delighted to hear President Donald Trump’s speech Monday night. Let us hope they listened to all of it. Instead of pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, regardless of the situation there, Trump plans to step up military action against the ...

There can be no retreat from enemy

At various times during our history, American troops abroad have been targeted with special ferocity by enemies aware that the more U.S. troops they killed, the more likely our government would be to accelerate already declared timetables for withdrawal. That ends now, President Donald Trump ...

Drug issue must be a top priority

Two drug cases in recent days have made headlines in New Hampshire, which should make people think twice about supplying illicit substances to others. On Tuesday, Leslie Aberle, 33, of Salisbury, Massachusetts, was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in the death of a 17-year-old, ...

Courthouse security is imperative

We can think of no reasonable security measure that would have prevented the shooting Monday of Jefferson County, Ohio, Common Pleas Court Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. The judge, who is expected to recover from his wounds, was ambushed as he was walking from his car to the county ...