Opinion

A bizarre screed and bitter beans

Editorials

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” It’s not just Rhett Butler who has felt that way at least a few times in his life. It was our first reaction when we read former New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien’s bizarre screed ...

Thanks for featuring the historic power canal

Letters

It was great to see Nashua’s historic power canal on the front page of The Telegraph. This three-mile canal from the millpond below Mine Falls Dam is in excellent condition and is quite unique. I’m mystified why it isn’t a more prominent feature of the ...

ServiceLink is not the answer to morass

Letters

Let me get this straight. The government has created such a morass of paperwork and confusion for us seniors that we need another government organization to help us deal with the government. I total agree with all you said about how confusing all these government programs are to seniors ...

Activities feed fear of garages

Editorials

Nashua officials maintain that the city’s two downtown parking garages are safe. Police records for the past month lend support to that view. There have been no acts of violence reported at either the garage on Elm Street or the one on High Street. But finding a man dead in a ...

A parent’s plea not to cut state services

Letters

My wife and I have a 42-year-old daughter who is developmentally disabled. If all of the proposed cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services budget are implemented, they will decimate the services provided by the New Hampshire Area Agency system. One of the most dangerious proposals ...

Slow down for horses in road

Letters

With spring finally here, it is most likely that if you are traveling on local back roads you may come upon a person on horseback. You should be aware that the law in New Hampshire and Massachusetts requires drivers to slow down, and even stop if the rider so indicates. Keep in mind that a ...

Do something about panhandling in Nashua

Letters

I don’t understand why our police and our elected officials haven’t done anything to stop the obvious organized panhandling that is causing dangerous traffic situations throughout the city of Nashua. Route 101A now has a panhandler begging for money at so many stop lights ...

Ayotte politicizing trafficking issue

Local Commentary

In 2007, I led the effort to establish a commission to study and make recommendations on addressing human trafficking in New Hampshire. From that commission’s work, many of New Hampshire’s current laws and protections for survivors of human trafficking originated and have ...

Fiscal vs. social responsibility in NH

Editorials

It’s easy to see many of the similarities between New Hampshire and its neighbor to the west. Like New Hampshire, Vermont is mostly rural. Its residents value their state’s traditions. An ethos of independence permeates much of the state more than 5 miles outside ...

ServiceLink cut is a puzzler

Editorials

Of all the cuts included in the $10 billion budget that passed the New Hampshire House last week, the most puzzling is the decision to cut funding for the 13 ServiceLink centers that serve as gateways for elderly and disabled people trying to access needed services. It’s almost as ...

Letter supporters omit enemy addressee

Letters

To paraphrase her own opening sentence, I can’t believe the hypocrisy of Monday’s letter defending the 47 political hacks (and yes, that’s one of the kinder labels applied to those underminers of our commander-in-chief) who addressed their premature complaints ...

Milford: State budget choices are clear

Letters

The phrase “put your money where your mouth is” has never been more spot-on than in the current debate over the New Hampshire state budget. Everyone agrees that we need to keep and attract more young workers in our state. Our state needs new, good-paying 21st century jobs ...

Hillary channels her inner Nixon

Editorials

If the House panel investigating Benghazi really wants to get a look at Hillary Clinton’s emails, perhaps it should subpoena the Chinese military. Beijing –which may have hacked the private server she used to send official email as Secretary of State – is likely ...

Nashua: Spread the word about National Public Health Week

Letters

With National Public Health Week here (April 6-12), I am writing to bring focus and awareness to the issues surrounding access to health care. There is evidence that one’s zip code can give insight to their health status. Residents in areas with lower incomes have poorer health and ...

NH doesn’t need poll tax

Local Commentary

The League of Women Voters New Hampshire was founded 95 years ago by women who fought to secure the vote for women. LWVNH, a nonpartisan organization that works to encourage citizen participation in government, is particularly interested in laws regarding voting and elections. Joseph ...

Cuts have real consequences

Local Commentary

The debate raging in Concord goes far beyond balancing the budget. The privilege of governing necessarily requires an appreciation of life’s fragility and a recognition that many survive thanks to lifelines that aren’t nearly as apparent as the overhead utility lines that ...

The trick facing Senate budget writers

Editorials

Making choices about how to spend other people’s money should never be easy, but it shouldn’t be as painful as the scenario that played out at the Statehouse last week, either. Nor does it have to be. “The House produced a budget that will meet the basic needs of ...

Choice not a great choice when it comes to schools

Letters

Bill Walker, in his guest commentary, says, “We can choose choice for everyone.” Does Mr. Walker claim that the sky’s the limit? People who advocate “school choice” don’t really understand how the free market works. Our choices in ...

Borderick deserves respect and admiration

Letters

For the more than quarter century that we have had the privilege of knowing John Broderick, he has truly been one of the brightest luminaries in our state which boasts more than its fair share of remarkable people. On many occasions we have heard John referred to as New Hampshire’s ...