Editorials

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 ...

Democrats exhibit a change of heart?

Perhaps with a bit of egg on their faces because of what U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin did last week, his fellow Democrats in the Senate have altered their tactics regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. They will stop shunning Kavanaugh, as they have done quite literally, top Senate ...

Tow them away

The situation at Garwin Falls in Wilton seems to be getting even further out of hand than it had been before officials decided it was, well, getting out of hand. The issue is people parking on Isaac Frye Highway and Putnam Hill Road – many of the parkers out-of-town visitors – who ignore ...

Nashua leading the way

A decade ago, solar power was considered the wave of the future, with many touting it as a way to move away from fossil fuels and clean up the environment. For Nashua – and New Hampshire – the future is here. Solar arrays, once an expensive investment few could afford, are now much ...

Woodburn should resign

In recent weeks, state Sen. Jeff Woodburn, a Democrat from Whitefield, has been making the rounds in his bid for re-election to District 1. One of his recent stops was at The Telegraph, sitting down with several of his party counterparts to discuss key issues that could impact the 2018 General ...

Woman’s efforts much appreciated

Christmas – especially with the sweltering heat – seems a long way off. To be exact, 144 days. One local woman, though, isn’t letting that stop her as she continues to strive to honor – and bring good cheer – to active members of the military. Last year, Laura Landerman-Garber ...

Water safety issue impacts us all

“No one should have to question the safety of their drinking water,” U.S. Sen Maggie Hassan recently said when talking about a piece of legislation she supports. “This legislation is an important step forward in our efforts to protect against water contamination. By requiring the EPA to ...

‘Doc’ Goyette: A life well lived

Heroes and role models come in many forms. Some defend our country and ensure our many freedoms are preserved. Some – like firefighters and police officers – protect us from harm. Others – like sports figures, civic leaders and humanitarians are looked up to because of the overall ...

It’s time for a decision

It is time for the Milford selectmen to fish or cut bait on the issue of what to do with the sprawling industrial complex at 127 Elm St., a building that two of the five board members believe should be renovated and that a committee that issued a report two years ago believes should be torn ...

Don’t trust Kim Jong Un’s word

It would be nice to believe news from North Korea this week is evidence that country’s regime is serious about the “denuclearization” deal with President Donald Trump. Indeed, the report sounded very, very good: “North Korea appears to have started dismantling key facilities at its ...

Wilkie needs to shake things up at VA

Ho-hum. Another day, another secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. So, what else is new? Precious little, and that is the problem. On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Robert Wilkie as VA secretary. He becomes the second person in the position in just 18 ...

Do not abolish ICE

This month, officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 132 individuals in Virginia and Washington, D.C. Those taken into custody on various criminal and civil violations included: An El Salvadoran national identified as a high-ranking MS-13 gang member; A ...

Affordable housing

A “housing shortage” is the predicament in which Nashua finds itself, according to city Director of Economic Development Tim Cummings. Last week, Cummings told our reporter the average monthly rental cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the Gate City is $1,200, while those with two bedrooms ...

Raise tobacco age to 21

The chances of developing lung cancer, mouth cancer, esophageal cancer, heart disease and stroke increase significantly when a person smokes cigarettes or cigars. Other common impacts include emphysema, bad breath, tooth decay, premature aging and a reduction in disposable ...

MGM’s decision shocks and dismays

So crazy has the lawsuit climate become that a court filing this week probably should have come as no surprise. Still, it is more than a little unsettling. MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas, has filed suit against hundreds of victims of the mass ...

Keep predators out of schools

Children should be able to go to school without fear of being sexually assaulted. Period. It is bad enough to think of a student harassing or assaulting a fellow student. However, the thought of those in positions of authority exploiting children for sexual gratification is, frankly, ...

Apply law fairly

The right to vote is not something to take for granted. It is something to be cherished and exercised by those who have it. The right to vote is also enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. In the U.S., those at least 18 years of can register to vote. How they vote, quite obviously, is up to ...

This should be our real concern

Some liberals upset at new evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election reacted by calling for President Donald Trump to cancel his summit meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. That is nonsense, of course. At the height of the Cold War, when the threat of nuclear war ...

Bias at the FBI

FBI agent Peter Strzok was emphatic to the point of flashes of anger during his testimony Thursday to a congressional committee looking into political bias at the nation’s premier law enforcement agency. In 2016, Strzok made his dislike of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump perfectly ...

Kasich eyeing another run for presidency

Ohio Gov. John Kasich finished a distant second to future President Donald Trump in the 2016 New Hampshire Republican presidential primary. All signs point to Kasich making another run in 2020. He is scheduled to be the featured speaker during the Nov. 15 Nackey S. Loeb School of ...