Opinion

Drug courts are changing lives in our community

Local Commentary

The thing I love most about my job is the opportunity to get out and witness, first hand, some of the amazing and life changing work being done in our community. Last week I had one of these opportunities as I had the chance to attend the “graduation” of seven individuals from the ...

Trump’s a Republican now

National Commentary

Donald Trump, the erstwhile Democrat, independent and member of the Reform Party, finally has a fixed partisan identity. The president may be besieged, unpopular and prone to lashing out self-destructively, but all of this cements his bond to his party rather than erodes it. Commentators who ...

Debunking the foreign aid myth

Letters

One of the more widespread myths about the U.S. national budget is how much is spent on foreign aid. Most people do and like to believe that our country allots a good portion of the national budget for foreign aid. Some people even lamenting that the U.S. spends too much on it. The average ...

Aldermen should’ve held the line on budget

Letters

Once again, 10 members of the Board of Aldermen proved that blindly following orders and not caring about the city taxpayers knows no bounds. The mayor and his merry band of followers pulled off the biggest scam in Nashua’s long history to circumvent the spending cap and then proceeded to ...

A father’s hope after overcoming guilt

Local Commentary

Three years ago, I didn’t feel I deserved the handcrafted gift my 8-year-old daughter made me for Father’s Day. It had been a rough school year for her. Her teachers had noted she wasn’t reading at the level of her classmates. This prompted the school to provide a reading specialist who ...

Calculating the value of libraries

Local Commentary

New Hampshire’s devotion to its libraries can be seen in every corner of the state. Whether a community’s library is large or small, in a new building or an historic one, open seven days a week or a just a few, we Granite Staters love our libraries and we make great use of them. In fact, ...

Looking back at the week in news

Editorials

New measure will save lives as NH fights opioid epidemic Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday signed into law Senate Bill 234 that exempts residual amounts of controlled substances in hypodermic syringes and needles from the provisions of the controlled drug act, as well as authorizes the operation of ...

Guest Editorial: We must become civically engaged

Editorials

In America, the people are supposed to run the government, and not the other way around. Unfortunately, far too many Americans fail to understand how rare and precious their rights are, or the responsibility they have to be well-informed about civics and history. Many Americans are shockingly ...

Stand for women’s health or stand aside

Letters

I’m disappointed with my State Sen. Kevin Avard. It’s becoming more and more clear that he is far too extreme. During a recent senate budget session there was an amendment introduced that only the most extreme members of the GOP supported – and voting for this included Sen. Kevin Avard. ...

No love for Telegraph editorial cartoons

Letters

I don’t appreciate most of the cartoons on the Telegraph’s opinion page. Particularly the recent one attacking FBI director James Comey’s credibility – in my opinion, when it comes to credibility director Comey is an eight while your president is down in the cellar with the purveyors of ...

Tracks are hindering riverfront growth

Letters

The train tracks along the Nashua River are complicating the city’s laudable efforts to upgrade the waterfront with riverwalks and other amenities. Such projects already enhance the riverfronts of many other New England cities with whom Nashua is competing for new business and new residents. ...

Local newspaper does a stellar job

Letters

I was a longtime resident of Mont Vernon, Merrimack and Amherst and still am a fairly regular reader of The Nashua Telegraph and Milford Cabinet. It wasn’t until I moved recently to The Villages, Florida, that I could appreciate what a stellar job your paper does in reporting the news. You ...

NH tops list of women in power

Editorials

Four years ago, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster declared pink as the new power color in New Hampshire after voters sent the first all-female delegation to Congress in history. This was a considerable milestone, but putting women in positions of power is nothing new in the Granite State. And this week, ...

Trump didn’t ruin the press

National Commentary

There is a widespread perception among those on the right that President Trump’s myriad foibles, vagaries and outright prevarications are somehow justifiable because he is The Great Destroyer of the mainstream media. His fans say he is running the media around in circles – and that is its ...

We can’t abandon choice for American veterans

National Commentary

President Trump calls Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin his “100-to-nothing man” because Shulkin was confirmed by the Senate 100-0. That unanimity is turning out to be a red flag. Shulkin is not delivering 100 percent for vets. He told Congress last week that he plans to end the ...

Keeping tabs on world leadership

Editorials

As often is the case, Americans last year may have established a model to be emulated by the rest of the world. This one involves politics, not technology or culture, however, and the ramifications could be earth-shaking. Last year’s election of Donald Trump as U.S. president was not as much ...

The impeachment battle

National Commentary

American politics is now, in large part, a fight about whether or not Donald Trump will be impeached. No one is saying it explicitly, but these are the stakes in the Russia controversy and its spinoffs and in the 2018 midterms. If Democrats take the House with anything like a comfortable ...

Firearms plus children equals potential tragedy

National Commentary

Summertime is upon us, the season when out-of-school kids are frequently left alone in the house. Here’s a question for all parents and grandparents out there: Do you have guns in your home? According to a new report from the Children’s National Hospital, 20,000 American children – yes, ...

Superheroes lead to super readers

Editorials

Besides the possibility of a nasty paper cut, Sunday’s Kids Con New England convention offered nothing but positive, family-friendly activities and an atmosphere specifically designed to encourage literacy through superheroes and graphic novels. This year, the daylong festival, complete with ...

Finding the lying liars when the truth is hidden

National Commentary

“I’ll never lie to you.” – Jimmy Carter, the 1976 presidential campaign. All politicians lie, because they are human and all humans lie. The question before us is this: If President Trump lied to FBI Director James Comey, should that “lie,” lead to impeachment? Did he obstruct ...