Editorials

Good luck, grads

It is that time of year again, the time when high school and college seniors will become graduates of their institutions. We wish all graduates from the Greater Nashua area the best of luck in their future endeavors. Dream big! However, another class of graduates also deserves recognition. ...

Giving a lift

Earlier this year, The Telegraph reported and opined on a peculiar situation involving the aggressive towing of vehicles from parking lots in downtown Nashua. “He walks around, he rips all the paper signs that we hung up, takes the signs, whacks me in the face with them,” Kyle Ezzio, ...

Nicotine age goes federal

Just last week, after about three months of spirited public discourse, Nashua Board of Aldermen members rejected an ordinance to raise the legal age to purchase or sell tobacco and other nicotine products from 18 to 21. This occurred by a tight 6-7 vote. According to Alderman Ernest Jette, ...

A good investment?

Israelis understand that, at least under President Donald Trump’s administration, they have a staunch, valuable ally. Now it is time to make it clear to the Palestinian people that Washington wants to help them, too. Many enemies in the Middle East desire to wipe Israel off the map. The ...

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By almost any measure, Chris Sununu’s tenure as New Hampshire governor has been quite successful. The Granite State consistently features one of the nation’s lowest unemployment rates, while wages are among the highest. Crime is relatively low and the overall quality of living is among the ...

Progress: Slow but sure

Those who remember when the Main Street Program came to Milford will recall that the organizers kept using the word incremental – meaning that changes to the tired Milford downtown would come slowly and build upon one another. One small good thing will bring another small good thing, and ...

What is de Blasio doing?

We really do not understand why New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is running for president. First of all, he is now the 23rd candidate to confirm his or her candidacy for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination. That alone makes his chances of winning the nomination rather ...

Consider nicotine regulation

We are glad Nashua Board of Aldermen members on Tuesday voted to reject Ordinance 19-037, which would have made it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to possess any nicotine product. The final tallies were six votes in favor of approval and seven in opposition. Members voting to increase ...

Be wary of who you cross

City property owner Laurie Ortolano has made it her mission to bring accountability to Nashua City Hall, particularly within the Assessing Department. After Ortolano repeatedly questioned the manner in which this department performed property assessments and valuations, Mayor Jim Donchess ...

Excellent response

If, as U.S. officials insist, Thursday’s test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile had nothing to do with events elsewhere in the world, it was a fortuitous coincidence. On Thursday, North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea off its coast. It appears the rockets ...

‘Why not?’

The recent search of Milford High School by five drug-sniffing dogs apparently turned up no drugs. At first blush, that’s a good thing. But finding no drugs doesn’t mean that teenagers aren’t using drugs. It just means that, this time, no drugs were found. Indeed, a memo sent to ...

Pride in the park

Though skateboarding may not be for everyone, Nashua has a fine facility for those who wish to participate in the form of the David W. Deane Skateboard Park. “This park here is definitely, in my opinion, the best in the whole Northeast right now. In my opinion, this one blows the Boston ...

Focus on real issues

Without much effort, we can name five real questions that presidential candidates of any political party should spend time answering while they are on the 2020 campaign trail. Here goes: 1. Even with Obamacare in place, thousands of Americans still have no health insurance at all, or have ...

Reject original ordinance

After multiple proposed amendments to Nashua’s ordinance that would raise the legal age for nicotine from 18 to 21 failed during the lengthy Monday Personnel and Administrative Affairs Committee meeting, the ordinance was referred back to the Board of Aldermen in its original form. The ...

Planning repairs

Just about anywhere one goes in America – from coastal metro areas, to Appalachia, to the Great Plains – the needs for infrastructure improvements are obvious. Infrastructure is an all-encompassing term that includes roads, bridges, water lines, sewer lines, dams, landfills, and many ...

Address airport matter

Imagine being a passenger in an airplane landing at an airport with deteriorating pavement. Somehow, we do not believe this is a good idea. According to Nashua Airport Manager Chris Lynch, the problems at Boire Field are becoming serious. “It gets to the point where it’s no longer safe ...

Man of mystery

We have no idea what was going through the mind of 73-year-old Hudson resident Gerald Gutekunst when he allegedly started a fire early Monday morning. However, the situation that unfolded demonstrates how the already difficult jobs of police officers and firefighters can be even more of a ...

On the mark

We applaud Nashua Board of Education members on Monday acting to approve a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) course on marksmanship that will involve air rifles. The course will allow cadets, once trained, to shoot air rifles in the field behind Nashua High School ...

Political con job

Con artists succeed primarily by convincing their victims that riches can be had with little or no investment or risk. So do some politicians. Contenders for the Democratic Party nomination for president next year seem to be engaged in a race to determine which one can offer the most ...

Goals versus reality

Last week, Nashua city leaders said they plan to completely eliminate coal, oil and natural gas from use in all municipal buildings and vehicles in an effort to go 100 percent fossil free. “The devastating effects of climate change are on our doorstep, and we really need to start stepping ...