Editorials

Foolish

Unless they find motorized transport, the at least 7,000 Central Americans trudging on foot through Mexico will not arrive at their destination, the U.S. border, for three to six weeks. Good. U.S. officials will need all the time they can get to prepare for the small army’s arrival. Use of ...

What about the others?

Thoughtful Americans ought to be concerned about the murder of a journalist who wrote columns about Saudi Arabia for the Washington Post. But what about the other 44 journalists who have met violent deaths this year? What about the 48 who perished in 2017? Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian ...

Consequences

Clearly, officials in some Central and South American countries are capitalizing on U.S. domestic policies to handle some of their own problems. The fact they get to embarrass President Donald Trump’s administration seems to be a bonus for some of them. Rampant violence and poor economies ...

Toying around with safety

Columbus, Ohio, police Officer Peter Casuccio made headlines this week after telling an 11-year-old the boy was lucky to be alive. Good for Casuccio for doing what the lad’s parents should have. Casuccio was on patrol last Saturday when he received a call about two youngsters brandishing ...

It needs to end

Actions by some Democrats in the U.S. Senate has resembled nothing as much as a temper tantrum during recent weeks. One might have thought that after the vote to confirm the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, they would have decided more mature behavior was appropriate. But ...

Learn from mistakes

Behavior by some Democrat leaders in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice reminds one of some sports fans who just can’t believe their team lost. You know the refrain: We was robbed! But Democrats who engaged in character assassination against Kavanaugh ...

Don’t discount female candidates

We were a little disappointed at the turnout for the Women Run! forum at the Amherst Town Library, not because of the size of the audience, but because all audience members were women. While it was important for women to hear an empowering message from women who hold elected office – state ...

Innocent until proven guilty

Entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein was chosen long ago as the poster pervert for the #MeToo movement. Yet this week, he became a reminder that justice in America is for everyone, not just people we like. Weinstein has been accused by many women of having used his power to victimize them ...

Properly use HUD funds

More than $1 million worth of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding is on the way to Nashua to help those who live in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods. We are trusting city leaders to ensure proper use of these tax dollars. “Community Development Block Grant funding ...

Who are the Dems?

Knowing what one is NOT is a lot easier than knowing what one is. It came as little surprise Wednesday morning when former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg officially switched his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat. “At key points in U.S. history, one of the two parties ...

Watch for warning signs

Prostate cancer are ugly words to American men. That’s because the disease is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, and it’s the leading cause of cancer deaths in men, behind lung cancer. Long labled the “silent killer,” prostate cancer often develops in men without any obvious ...

National Newspaper Week

“When the public’s right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.” – Christopher Dodd ––– If the past few years have taught us anything, it is that freedom of the press is more ...

New structure will be a great addition

The Milford town history says that the remains of the old stone ediface on Tonella Road were once the office of Tonella and Sons, but if you look at photos and let your mind run free, they could be almost anything. Plans call for the building to be disassembled and moved to the east entrance ...

An example of positive interaction with police

Here’s one of the things we like about life in these parts, this example happens to come from Wilton, but we suspect other towns regularly do the same thing: “At 3:37 a.m. police located two juveniles walking near Chabot Way and gave them courtesy rides to their homes.” We understand ...

Take another look

When will the electricity be back on? Is the water safe to drink? Which streets were damaged so badly they need to be closed to the public? Can school buildings be repaired and reopened quickly? Do any municipal employees need time off to ensure their own families are safe? That is just a ...

There must be consequences

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un insists he is prepared to scrap his nuclear weapons and, presumably, his intercontinental missiles. But he didn’t say anything about cyberwarfare. Whether Kim will keep his promises about military hardware remains to be seen. Indeed, as President Donald ...

Report: The sooner the better

As often is the case when special counsel investigations are launched in Washington, the one headed by Robert Mueller has become far more complex and wide-ranging than some observers expected. It was in May 2017 that Mueller was told by the Justice Department to form a team and investigate ...

Help needed at local food pantry

In what for some is a booming economy, there are still many of our friends and neighbors who could use a little help. One of the local organizations that always stands ready to provide that help is the Share Food Pantry in Milford which, like the Open Cupboard Pantry in Wilton, sometimes finds ...

The perils of online communication

Forget the paper trail once relied upon by investigators. As the near-continual parade of politicians, celebrities and athletes accused of misbehavior – often long ago – reminds us, it’s the electronic trail that matters these days. And, in contrast to paper documents that can be ...

Put pressure on Iran

Even defenders of the deal former President Barack Obama’s administration negotiated with Iran admitted that it would delay Tehran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons only about 10 years. That was three years ago. Now, some are warning that President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the ...