Editorials

Fill teacher vacancies

Nashua School District students will return to their classroom in less than two weeks. How many of them will not have permanent teachers to lead their studies by Aug. 28 remains to be seen. This week, the district’s website listed more than 70 vacant teaching positions, with the majority of ...

Stop the spending problem

With a national debt of $21.3 trillion, keeping the federal government’s spending within the limit of what revenue is taken in has become critical. Yet, after decades of warnings that needs to be done, political leaders have not found the will to make it happen. Last week, it was reported ...

Warren owes us all an apology

One popular dictionary defines a bigot as “one who regards or treats members of a group with hatred or intolerance.” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., fits right in. Warren wants badly to be president of the United States. During the weekend, she was in top form during a speech to a ...

Vocational education

Everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and doctorate degrees, if they so choose. However, it seems that college is not the correct route for everyone. If it were, the significance of individual academic achievements would be diminished. A clear ...

Improve program

Learning algebra, biology and government can be quite the challenge for many middle and high school students. However, imagine also trying to learn the very basics of the English language at the same time. This is the predicament many students in the Nashua School District now face. In fact, ...

Tariff troubles

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on foreign sources of metal seem to be helping the steel industry in the Midwest, but the retaliatory actions China, Canada and the European Union are taking against the U.S. seem to be hurting New Hampshire businesses. In fact, according to estimates ...

Hassan eyes 2020 race

Only one state holds its presidential nominating event earlier than New Hampshire: Iowa. That is where published reports indicate U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., is headed later this month. She is scheduled to be the featured speaker at an Iowa Democratic Party event. Does this mean the ...

Democrats exhibit a change of heart?

Perhaps with a bit of egg on their faces because of what U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin did last week, his fellow Democrats in the Senate have altered their tactics regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. They will stop shunning Kavanaugh, as they have done quite literally, top Senate ...

Tow them away

The situation at Garwin Falls in Wilton seems to be getting even further out of hand than it had been before officials decided it was, well, getting out of hand. The issue is people parking on Isaac Frye Highway and Putnam Hill Road – many of the parkers out-of-town visitors – who ignore ...

Nashua leading the way

A decade ago, solar power was considered the wave of the future, with many touting it as a way to move away from fossil fuels and clean up the environment. For Nashua – and New Hampshire – the future is here. Solar arrays, once an expensive investment few could afford, are now much ...

Woodburn should resign

In recent weeks, state Sen. Jeff Woodburn, a Democrat from Whitefield, has been making the rounds in his bid for re-election to District 1. One of his recent stops was at The Telegraph, sitting down with several of his party counterparts to discuss key issues that could impact the 2018 General ...

Woman’s efforts much appreciated

Christmas – especially with the sweltering heat – seems a long way off. To be exact, 144 days. One local woman, though, isn’t letting that stop her as she continues to strive to honor – and bring good cheer – to active members of the military. Last year, Laura Landerman-Garber ...

Water safety issue impacts us all

“No one should have to question the safety of their drinking water,” U.S. Sen Maggie Hassan recently said when talking about a piece of legislation she supports. “This legislation is an important step forward in our efforts to protect against water contamination. By requiring the EPA to ...

‘Doc’ Goyette: A life well lived

Heroes and role models come in many forms. Some defend our country and ensure our many freedoms are preserved. Some – like firefighters and police officers – protect us from harm. Others – like sports figures, civic leaders and humanitarians are looked up to because of the overall ...

It’s time for a decision

It is time for the Milford selectmen to fish or cut bait on the issue of what to do with the sprawling industrial complex at 127 Elm St., a building that two of the five board members believe should be renovated and that a committee that issued a report two years ago believes should be torn ...

Don’t trust Kim Jong Un’s word

It would be nice to believe news from North Korea this week is evidence that country’s regime is serious about the “denuclearization” deal with President Donald Trump. Indeed, the report sounded very, very good: “North Korea appears to have started dismantling key facilities at its ...

Wilkie needs to shake things up at VA

Ho-hum. Another day, another secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. So, what else is new? Precious little, and that is the problem. On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Robert Wilkie as VA secretary. He becomes the second person in the position in just 18 ...

Do not abolish ICE

This month, officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 132 individuals in Virginia and Washington, D.C. Those taken into custody on various criminal and civil violations included: An El Salvadoran national identified as a high-ranking MS-13 gang member; A ...

Affordable housing

A “housing shortage” is the predicament in which Nashua finds itself, according to city Director of Economic Development Tim Cummings. Last week, Cummings told our reporter the average monthly rental cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the Gate City is $1,200, while those with two bedrooms ...

Raise tobacco age to 21

The chances of developing lung cancer, mouth cancer, esophageal cancer, heart disease and stroke increase significantly when a person smokes cigarettes or cigars. Other common impacts include emphysema, bad breath, tooth decay, premature aging and a reduction in disposable ...