Opinion

Weeks’ guest commentary was very inaccurate

Letters

The Guest Commentary in the Aug. 6 edition of The Telegraph by Mr. Weeks is incredibly inaccurate. The writer claims gasoline would cost $15 per gallon if all so-called subsidies were eliminated.   Using Weeks’ math, that amounts to a “hidden” subsidy of $12.80 per gallon. The U.S. ...

Dr. Brodie’s legacy is an inspiration to all

Letters

I’d like to thank Dean Shalhoup for his always-thoughtful writing style in covering us local folks like we were family.  The feeling is mutual. His update in the Aug. 6 paper about my River of Life kayaking fundraiser from New Hampshire to Baltimore is no exception. Yes, ...

Settlement avoids awful precedent

Editorials

The state settled with two lawmakers and the New Hampshire chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on Monday, agreeing not produce electronic information from the complete voter database. While millions of pages from the voter checklists are public, this arrangement will allow only ...

Mismanagement continues at VA

Editorials

Apackage of emergency funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs was approved by the U.S. Senate this week. It includes $2.1 billion for a special program to ensure veterans are not kept waiting for health care treatment at VA facilities. Meanwhile, the agency continues to spend recklessly ...

No, President Trump, New Hampshire is not ‘a drug-infested den’

Editorials

New Hampshire often makes national headlines with regard to politics, as the country’s voters and presidential candidates alike all wait with great anticipation see which way the tide will turn in primary elections. It seems the Granite State was thrust into the national spotlight, again ...

Heating fund a necessity in N.H.

Editorials

We know in New Hampshire, some of our neighbors need a little more than a blanket to warm up in the winter. There are more than 30,000 applications for an estimated $28 million in heating aid for the current year of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program in New Hampshire. That is an ...

What the world needs now

National Commentary

Insidious is the force that causes us to dream of things we wish (or don’t wish) were so. Thus, on the eve of this column’s creation, I dreamt of Donald J. Trump. We were seated at a dinner table for eight, but the other six chairs were empty. We spoke of many things, from education to ...

The president is not the enemy, the Establishment is

National Commentary

The Establishment, a construct of Democrats and Republicans that rules in Washington no matter which party controls government, appears to be over its fainting spell following Donald Trump’s election. It is now throwing everything at him from a daily – make that hourly, even minute by ...

Americans micro-chipped in the land of the free

National Commentary

Just a short time ago, some of us born in the land of the free and the home of the brave were horrified by a sci-fi nightmare that we were told would never, ever happen: That someday, Americans would eagerly allow their wise corporate masters ­- and eventually their government overlords ...

A great ‘Night Out’ for Nashua

Editorials

Nearly 40 million Americans each year participate in the National Night Out, a family friendly event to promote crime and drug prevention. It has taken place at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua for the past decade. On Tuesday, local events occurred in tandem with the Night Out’s 34 ...

Shall the U.S. fight them all?

National Commentary

Saturday, Kim Jong Un tested an ICBM of sufficient range to hit the U.S. mainland. He is now working on its accuracy, and a nuclear warhead small enough to fit atop that missile that can survive re-entry. Unless we believe Kim is a suicidal madman, his goal seems clear. He wants what every ...

City should take a look at campus

Editorials

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 ...

Northern Pass will harm NH’s economy

Letters

The Northern Pass Project is a proposed 192-mile-long scar running through the beauty of our Granite State. Every summer many tourists flock to the North Country to vacation – camping, hiking and sightseeing, in short, enjoying the majestic natural wonders New Hampshire has to offer. Much of ...

Saving our Social Security is a priority

Letters

It wasn’t easy growing up as a Democrat in the coal mines region of Northeast Pennsylvania. Neighbors of ours getting shot for trying to unionize coal miners, my father working at the polls carrying a heavy duty pistol for protection. Then Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt brought us ...

Tour reveals pressing needs

Local Commentary

The New Hampshire Legislature has focused on creating a competitive, business-friendly environment in the state for the last few years. It is important that our state’s businesses are successful in order to continue creating good paying jobs for New Hampshire workers. We know that ...

We can’t wait for Washington to fix it

Letters

Some of us think Washington, D.C., is too fast, too slow, too soft, too hard, too cautious or too reckless. Most of us are uncomfortable and dissatisfied with politics in one way or another. We can wait for “Them” to get it right, we can complain bitterly about “Them,” we can tweet ...

Reusable shopping bags are better

Letters

I recently read a couple of articles regarding the extent to which the proliferation of plastic disposable water bottles and plastic bags is affecting our environment and thought you might find the info of interest. Plastic bottles and bags can take up to 1,000 years to degrade. Recycling slows ...

Duterte’s threat can’t be allowed

Editorials

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 ...

Performance arts center a worthy gamble for downtown

Editorials

News that the city is pursuing an option to purchase space for a Main Street performance arts center reignited a community debate that has come and gone several times over the years. The building stands at the corner of Main and West Pearl streets. It served as the longtime home of Alec’s ...

Police Athletic Leagues are fighting the literal good fight

Editorials

It is evident when law enforcement truly cares about its community, investing countless hours off the clock toward volunteer programs and public forums to ensure residents know police policy once a shift begins. The Nashua Police Athletic League is going above and beyond to invest in this ...