Opinion

Exciting changes at Science Cafe; events move to new location

Local Commentary

Science Cafe New Hampshire is pleased to announce that we’re moving to DOWNTOWN Nashua! Starting Tuesday, we will be hosting Science Cafe Nashua at The Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar, 35 Railroad Square. We’re excited to bring science conversations to such an awesome venue and offer this ...

Release papers on assassination

Editorials

Despite conclusive debunking of most of the conspiracy theories regarding the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, many Americans believe our government has not told us everything. It hasn’t. At all levels, federal officials insist the basic facts are established: Lee Harvey ...

Cash would help much more than goods

Letters

Our governor’s efforts to accept donations of “things” at the State House for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, while generous and noteworthy, is the wrong way to provide assistance. The collection of such things will require considerable manpower to handle and shipping costs will make ...

We should be able to deduct our property taxes

Letters

I want to start by saying that as a registered Independent, I think that Gov. Chris Sununu is doing a good job. However, I heard a report on the evening news that he supports Trump’s Tax Plan proposal(s). One aspect of the new plan should concern us. I do realize that we are just beginning to ...

Obamacare still needs some work

Editorials

It has been suggested there is no sense in crying over spilled milk. But an enormous amount of it was spilled by the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – and members of Congress are right to attempt to clean at least some of it up. Their most recent attempt to do so failed dismally this week, ...

Community involvement is a beautiful thing

Editorials

If the recent string of hurricanes has shown us anything, it’s that Mother Nature doesn’t play favorites. It doesn’t matter if you’re country music superstar Kenny Chesney or Jane Doe from anywhere USA. If your island getaway or suburban ranch was in the path of destruction, it’s ...

High 5/Give 5 campaign is underway

Local Commentary

Editor’s note: This piece is part of an ongoing series about homelessness in Greater Nashua. The topic will be explored through columns and commentary, profiles about those who are homeless, and in-depth news features about this compelling, complex challenge we face in our community. Other ...

Six-nation pact has many flaws

Editorials

During much of Iran’s drive to build nuclear weapons, the watchdog that was supposed to be preventing that – the International Atomic Energy Agency – often appeared to be wearing blinders. On multiple occasions, the IAEA reported it could find no evidence Iran was doing anything more than ...

Arts center is a risk that is worth taking

Letters

This Election Day, Nov. 7, Nashua voters will be asked to vote yes or no to fund an arts center at the former shoe store location on Main Street. This site presents to the people of Nashua opportunity to create an entertainment venue and art gallery in the heart of Nashua’s downtown that ...

Standing for anthem a matter of respect

Letters

An open letter to the NFL, its players, owners, broadcasters and sponsors. Standing, for our national anthem is not a matter of rights, it is a matter of respect. It’s respect for those standing beside you, respect for those who made the ultimate sacrifice, respect for the women and men in ...

Impact on taxpayers must be considered

Letters

We have a big concern for the potential and likely increases in our real estate taxes in Nashua as a result of bonding for new projects. The funding of police, fire, education and public works is essential. Other important city activities (e.g., social services, parks and library) should be ...

Constitution requires defense

Editorials

So free and, in general, prosperous are we Americans that we sometimes take our blessings as a nation for granted. We should not. They are based on something of a miracle – our Constitution. Each year, we celebrate Constitution Day, which was Sunday. It is both a time for us to marvel at what ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Editorials

Editor’s note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Telegraph weighing in – thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral. —- Thumbs up to Hudson and Londonderry for their Sept. 11 remembrance events. Both ...

Are concussions acceptable in sports

Letters

Wednesday night, Dartmouth-Hitchcock sponsored a panel discussion at SNHU on concussions. I thought the medical profession is finally taking the lead in exposing the dangers of concussions, particularly in football. I was sadly mistaken. Each of the panel members seemed to be saying that ...

There is much work to be done on discrimination

Letters

The New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights stands with Claremont, N.H., this afternoon and with individuals and families across the state who are hurt by race discrimination and violence. Many citizens from within N.H. and just over the border in Vermont have called the Commission this week ...

An open letter to Secretary Gardner

Letters

Voting is a fundamental right of U.S. citizenship. In New Hampshire, we have a unique same-day voter registration system. That system now needs to be protected so that all eligible voters are allowed to vote without obstacles or intimidation. No evidence of voter fraud in New Hampshire has been ...

Aldermen made right call with ‘no’ vote

Letters

Thank you Aldermen Dean, Cookson, Siegel, Schoneman, McGuinness, and LeBrun for your correct vote. Of the 14 aldermen that voted last evening, you six voted for the majority of the Nashua residents. Not just for the “downtown” businesses that stacked the city hall with applause and rude ...

Funding for PAC should have been lined up

Letters

One hundred and sixty people sign a petition in support of the arts center and people are rejoicing? There are just under 90,000 people in Nashua. Where can folks who are against the arts center sign? This will be another millstone around the necks of Nashua taxpayers forever. I thought I read ...

Sleeping in a box to incite change

Local Commentary

True story. A few days ago, I received a phone call from a young lady who we will call “Andrea” about a personal and imminent situation she is facing. Andrea will be turning 18 this weekend and has been in foster care since she was 12. She has a job and got her high school GED, and wants to ...

Group announces dates for candidate forum

Local Commentary

It is a mystery to many in local government that voters will head to the polls to vote for representatives in Washington D.C., but neglect to vote in municipal elections where their vote has a direct impact on their daily lives. Nashuans have the opportunity to set a positive example for the ...