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Editorials


Random thoughts on Market Basket

The only thing we know for sure about the whirlwind that has played out the last few weeks around the Market Basket supermarket chain is … Full story    
Updated 17 hours ago

Mending the fences of betrayal

Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan traded places with Republicans for a while on Monday, and don’t think those in her own party didn’t notice. Some traditional … Full story    
Updated yesterday

GOP could use a guy like Romney

A popular Republican refrain these days holds that Barack Obama is incompetent. That’s at least partly true, we think, but it’s also undeniable that he … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Change the law on child immigrants

Unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America are streaming across the nation’s southern border so quickly that authorities don’t have the resources to adequately handle them. … Full story    
Published:  July 28, 2014

Process sets a dangerous precedent

There is a hue and cry being raised over the state of New Hampshire’s real estate transfer tax, a 1.5 percent levy that is paid … Full story    
Published:  July 27, 2014

Guinta completely missed the point about patriotism

Anyone seeking a clear distinction between Republican candidates in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District hit the jackpot Wednesday when the two debated on WGIR radio. … Full story    
Published:  July 25, 2014

Public deserves answers in case of missing teenager

For nine months, investigators were confounded by the mystery of what happened to Conway teenager Abigail Hernandez, who vanished on her way home from Kennett … Full story    
Published:  July 25, 2014

Annual Kids Count survey has significant shortcomings

‘We’re No. 4,” is not exactly a rallying cry to be proud of, especially after you’ve been No. 1 for a decade. But that’s the … Full story    
Published:  July 25, 2014

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    
Published:  July 25, 2014

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    
Published:  July 24, 2014

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    
Published:  July 23, 2014

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