Editorials

Winning?

Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer will lose about $725,000 as a result of the suspensions he has served and will serve. If that seems like a lot, consider that it is less than one-tenth what Meyer is expected to be paid this year. Is the punishment for what Meyer did – or, ...

Attend tannery meeting

Many Nashua residents remain concerned about the former Mohawk Tannery site, which seems justified due to the property’s proximity to residential neighborhoods and the Nashua River. After all, this is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site, as tests show the soil contains ...

Questions on Iranian operatives

Even as Iranian leaders were seeking Americans’ trust over nuclear weapons, they may have been plotting violence in this country. Two Iranians, Ahmadreza Doostdar and Majid Ghorbani, have been arrested by the FBI. Both are U.S. residents. The two are accused of spying on Jewish groups and ...

Dems should be skeptical

Michael Avenatti is probably the first person to go from the Hillsborough County Democrats’ Summer Picnic to the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards within the span of a single day. That’s right. Monday, the day after Avenatti, best known for representing adult film star Stormy ...

A dangerous notion

An Iraqi woman who left her native land for what she hoped was the safety of Germany has returned home — where she feels safer from Islamic State terrorism. Her decision is one more red flag for German officials who adopted an open-door policy toward refugees from the Middle East. Ashwaq ...

Well done, Artists Association

Saturday and Sunday, Nashua’s Greeley Park was filled with thousands of people partaking in one of the city’s biggest arts events of the year. The 65th Greeley Park Arts Show, hosted by the Nashua Area Artists Association, was a resounding success, even thought Mother Nature paid a short ...

Cooperation

What is happening between the school boards of Mont Vernon and Amherst is a lesson in cooperation from which everyone can take note. The two boards are working together to figure out a way to deal with kindergarten class-size issues, and when we say “working together,” we mean it. And ...

Opioids are not political

This week, Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, unveiled a plan for how he believes the state should spend nearly $46 million worth of federal grants to combat New Hampshire’s opioid epidemic. “This is a one-time opportunity to really get it right, and really set the state up with an ...

Stop rise of meth

Tens of millions of dollars worth of federal money are on the way to New Hampshire to battle the ongoing opioid epidemic. Because the Granite State continues struggling to reduce addiction to heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, hydrocodone, oxycodone and other potentially deadly opioids, the urgency ...

Free press imperative

The frequent use of the term “fake news” has become reckless and damaging. It is treated as a catch-all phrase to discredit anything - including factual reporting - with which someone may not agree. Among those who continue to utilize and promote this “fake news” ideology is President ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...