Editorials

Local races vital

So much of a person’s life involves interactions with government. Issues that come to mind include tax rates, spending plans, health care, education, crime, climate change, and many others. In New Hampshire, the state widely known for its first-in-the-nation presidential primary, matters ...

Aquatic center will be welcome addition

During Thursday’s Nashua Planning Board meeting, a civil engineer representing the YMCA said a new aquatics center will include a clubhouse building, an outdoor pool and splash pad and accompanying parking and site improvements. Tom Zajac of Hayner/Swanson Inc. went before the board ...

Candidate recognizes problems

The first step in solving a problem is to acknowledge there is a problem. This probably doesn’t seem complicated to most of you, but it occasionally eludes Democratic politicians these days. For example, instead of recognizing the loss of millions of manufacturing jobs across the Midwest ...

Mystery continues

Nearly two years since the closure of the former Daniel Webster College in Nashua, the building and property appear to be in virtually the same state. And no one locally seems to know what the future may hold for the 50-acre campus, which sold for nearly $12 million in late 2017. “Nothing ...

One for the history books

Millions of people across the country – and many right here in Greater Nashua – tuned in Sunday night to watch the New England Patriots claim their sixth Super Bowl crown. In typical Pats fashion, Tom Brady and Co. dominated the Los Angeles Rams, posting a 13-3 win, the lowest total score ...

Simplicity is the best approach

Milford’s war monuments are all simple and respectful, and we believe all future monuments should be too. So we agree with Vietnam War veteran Rodney Richey’s assessment that the proposal for a Vietnam War memorial would be best as, in his words, “a simple granite memorial and ...

Towing costs excessive

We hope we’re not the only ones who find a $320 towing bill for spending an hour in a Nashua parking lot on a Saturday evening excessive. That is just what happened to Nashua resident Chris Pierdominici last week. According to his post on Facebook, Pierdominici had gone to dinner at The ...

Taliban must be dealt with

To Americans of a certain age, the conflict in Afghanistan is beginning to look a lot like the Vietnam War. There are crucial differences, however, and they need to be borne in mind. U.S. troops continued to fight – and die – in Vietnam long after Washington stopped trying to win that ...

Remove area from list

The United States has become the world’s leading producer of petroleum, beating even Saudi Arabia. That means we can be somewhat choosy about where we drill for oil. Two key conflicts exist in that regard. One, of course, is protection of the environment, including natural treasures that, ...

Bloomberg is fighting uphill battle

Is it realistic to consider a guy who runs a global media company and is worth an estimated $47 billion an underdog at anything? When it comes to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s presidential aspirations, we would have to say “yes.” Tuesday, Bloomberg made several stops ...

Bus passengers save the day

A Monday ride on a Nashua Transit bus proved to be anything but ordinary for Lizette Markham and seven other passengers. As the bus rounded a turn on Burke Street Monday morning, Markham noticed the vehicle began drifting to the right. Before she and her fellow passengers knew it, the bus ...

Safety tips for cold weather

With temperatures plummeting to near zero the next few days in Greater Nashua, safety in these bitter-cold conditions must be top of mind. Factoring in wind chill, temperatures will hover around the negative 5- to 10-degree below zero mark at night, making any long exposure to the elements ...

War on opioids ongoing

On Jan 7, we acknowledged progress in the continuing battle against fentanyl, heroin and other opioids, as fatalities directly attributed to these drugs in the city of Nashua dropped from 45 in 2017 to 33 in 2018. The main factors in the decline, officials believe are the increased availability ...

Make wise use of $800,000

A grant of nearly $800,000 from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation will help widen sidewalks, plant new trees, turn Lock and Whitney streets into one-way streets flowing traffic in opposite directions, and create bicycle lanes in Nashua’s French Hill neighborhood, community ...

Necessity, unfortunately, wins out

Is there a more common phrase during local budget season than this: “Seems like a nice thing to have, but not a necessity.” Perhaps “We can’t afford it,” but they’re close. The latest use of the “Seems like a ...” phrase came from Peter Moustakis of the Amherst Ways & ...

New tech equipment a big help

Thanks to the Boston Celtics and Southern New Hampshire University, students at Fairgrounds Elementary School have a new science and technology lab, complete with Chromebooks, iPads, green screen equipment, 3D pens and printers and Code-a-Pillars. This is the 12th technology lab created in ...

Real questions for candidates

Amid the nation’s deeply divided political climate, real debates on serious issues have become the exception, rather than the norm. For example, when was the last time you heard or read a story about our nation being nearly $22 trillion in debt? Keep in mind that you would need to find 1 ...

Thank you, firefighters

A firefighter’s job is never easy, but when faced with subzero wind chills, the task becomes even more burdensome. In addition to firefighters having to endure the brutal cold, which could inflict frostbite or even hypothermia, the frigid temperatures complicate the whole process of ...

Delaney impresses

Former Maryland congressman John Delaney appears to be an underdog in his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Nevertheless, we find him somewhat impressive. Friday, Delaney spoke with reporters and editors at The Telegraph’s office on Main Street in downtown Nashua. “I ...

Marriage age needs to be higher

Rep. Cassandra Levesque has introduced a common sense bill to raise New Hampshire’s marriage age to 18, something any rational adult should be able to support. Right now, girls who are 16 can marry under a relatively new law that raised the age from 13, which was absurd. But Levesque, who ...