Editorials

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Editor’s note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Telegraph weighing in – thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral. —- Thumbs up to the Nashua School District and Superintendent Jahmal Mosley for ...

Pictures a reminder of the best of us

For all the attention we sometimes pay to television and internet videos, still images continue to have more power to symbolize important events in our lives. The photograph of Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima and another of firefighters in a remarkably similar scene on the rubble of the ...

Spending in D.C. out of control

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin won last week’s Stating the Obvious Prize when he predicted Congress will approve an increase in the government debt limit sometime in September. Of course lawmakers will approve a new debt ceiling. There will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth by both ...

Back-to-school safety must be a top priority

Today, many youngsters in Greater Nashua will return to school, with other area school systems following in the weeks to come. With school back in session, students – and parents alike – must remain vigilant when it comes to proper safety procedures, especially when on the road. The ...

Corporate tax cuts will benefit all

Left-wing political groups are staging street protests and running television ads to defeat President Trump’s proposed corporate tax cut. If they succeed, the big losers will be anyone hoping for a raise or looking for a better job. Top Democrats like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are ...

Foreign troops need to do more

No doubt leaders of Afghanistan’s government were delighted to hear President Donald Trump’s speech Monday night. Let us hope they listened to all of it. Instead of pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, regardless of the situation there, Trump plans to step up military action against the ...

There can be no retreat from enemy

At various times during our history, American troops abroad have been targeted with special ferocity by enemies aware that the more U.S. troops they killed, the more likely our government would be to accelerate already declared timetables for withdrawal. That ends now, President Donald Trump ...

Drug issue must be a top priority

Two drug cases in recent days have made headlines in New Hampshire, which should make people think twice about supplying illicit substances to others. On Tuesday, Leslie Aberle, 33, of Salisbury, Massachusetts, was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in the death of a 17-year-old, ...

Courthouse security is imperative

We can think of no reasonable security measure that would have prevented the shooting Monday of Jefferson County, Ohio, Common Pleas Court Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. The judge, who is expected to recover from his wounds, was ambushed as he was walking from his car to the county ...

School safety a top priority

School will soo be back in session in our area, and that means law enforcement agencies should become attack dogs on behalf of the children. Police and sheriff’s deputies should concentrate on speed limits in school zones and, at least until a no-tolerance message is sent, using additional ...

Nashua arts community thriving

Saturday and Sunday, Greeley Park near downtown Nashua was filled with the the vibrant colors of paintings, hand-crafted jewelry, art glass, photographs and much more. This gathering has been a mid-summer’s tradition for 64 years, and is reflective of the area’s commitment to and love of ...

Give police credit for Va. response

Some of those involved on both sides in the violent confrontation in Charlottesville, Va., agree on one thing: Blame the police. Could law enforcement officials and officers have done anything better in their reaction to the mayhem last week? Perhaps. Rest assured, they have been analyzing ...

Preserving Nashua’s rich history

One of Nashua’s most culturally significant landmarks, once dubbed the “most imposing church” in New England, was designated this week to the state register of historic places. This is less than a year after the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance named it to its “Seven to Save” list ...

City should take a look at campus

Nashua is in the midst of two large-scale projects to buy or renovate former commercial buildings, one on Burke Street and another on Main Street. Given the recent development with the Daniel Webster College campus, perhaps the city should take a flier on that property, as well. We learned last ...

Duterte’s threat can’t be allowed

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s frustration with Maoist terrorists in his country is understandable. When he extends an olive branch, they take bloody advantage of it. Just last week, as peace talks were going on between his government and the rebels, they attacked his presidential ...

Remembering D-Day in Nashua

It may have been more than 3,300 miles from Nashua almost three-quarters of a century ago, but D-Day continues to have a strong connection to the Gate City. Tuesday marks the 73rd anniversary of the D-Day invasion, perhaps the most important feat of the Greatest Generation. More than 160,000 ...

Lack of openness is very alarming

Last Friday, it came to light that two high-ranking administrators at Ledge Street Elementary School were no longer with the district. This information, unfortunately, did not come through the Nashua School District. Instead, concerned parents tossed a little sunshine on the sudden departure of ...

Still no solutions on massive debt

The Congressional Budget Office has projected a $9.4 trillion cumulative increase in deficits over the next decade. While provisionally there are greater threats to the American public, nothing will grind down our economic stability and quality-of-life standards in the long term more than an ...

Looking back at the week in news

Just who is running things with Nashua’s school system? The Nashua Board of Education has approved teaching coding and Microsoft Suite to kindergartners. “Based on my experience, let them have it,” board President George Farrington said. “You can’t hold them back; they want it, and we ...

The risks behind unlicensed work

Greater Nashua has had three incidents of unlicensed nonspecialists making headlines over the last week. Police arrested six men on suspected illegal gas work charges Tuesday for allegedly allowing unlicensed persons to work on furnaces in three city properties. A driving school instructor in ...