Opinion

Annual meal brings out best in community

Editorials

On Tuesday, more than 350 people flocked to Harbor Homes in Nashua for an annual tradition that is almost as anticipated as Thanksgiving Day itself. The city institution’s Thanksgiving meal – a traditional affair with mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing green beans and rolls – was a true ...

Holiday Stroll puts Nashua on the map

Editorials

On Saturday, thousand – actually tens of thousands – will descend on downtown Nashua for an annual tradition unrivaled in most cities in this great nation. The Winter Holiday Stroll will kick off at 9 a.m., with the handing out of tote bags full of giveaways right here at The Telegraph. The ...

Growing up Nashua

Local Commentary

Note that the title isn’t, “Growing up in Nashua,” but just Growing up Nashua. When you grow up in this city, and I imagine any city, it becomes a part of your life forever. OK, I admit, I haven’t actually lived in Nashua for the past 30 years, moving to Litchfield quite some time ago. ...

New way for volunteers to connect … coming soon

Local Commentary

If you ask any nonprofit leader, they will tell you that volunteers are the lifeblood of their organizations. In today’s world, volunteers perform many roles. They organize events. They write grants. They help with collections. They drive, pack, mentor and paint. In fact, you can probably ...

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 Nashua High School South and school district officials for again ...

Shame on them

Letters

This morning, I was astonished to read that in the settlement agreement reached with the city and its insurance carriers that the firm of Nixon, Vogelman, Barry, Slawsky & Simoneau is getting $738,000, or, more than 50 percent out of the $1.3 million settlement. In my mind, this is an ...

The ‘swamp’ is growing

Letters

Looks like Trump and his Republicans have decided not to drain the swamp after all! Nope, they’re just going to drain Medicaid and Medicare, oh, and your pension, too. Nothing like limiting contributions to the old 401k to help out the middle class! Check out the Republican tax “reform” ...

‘Sunset’ corporate cuts

Letters

The “middle-class tax cut” Christmas gift isn’t; it favors high-incomers. More than 90 percent of new U.S. wealth trickles up to the wealthiest – their taxes rise; hard to sympathize. An analysis of our president’s 2005 return indicates that he would have paid $31 million less tax ...

People deserve chance at freedom

Editorials

U.S. officials have taken the traditional stance regarding this week’s military coup in Zimbabwe: This country does not interfere in the internal affairs of other nations, they said. That simply is not true. In essence, it amounts to diplomacy-speak for, “We’re not certain what happened ...

The solution is simply to talk

Editorials

Suicide rates for teenagers increased substantially from 2010-15, at the same time use of social media by young people shot up. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study hints the two phenomena may be linked. It would be foolish to suggest, based on this one study, that social media is ...

Increasing taxes wrong way to go

Editorials

If a bipartisan assessment of the U.S. Senate’s tax reform bill is accurate, lawmakers need to go back to the drawing board. A measure being billed as tax relief should not force millions of Americans to pay more. Analysts for Congress’ Joint Committee on Taxation have concluded the Senate ...

Trade speech is important reminder

Editorials

We Americans often seem less suspicious of foreign competitors, both economically and militarily, than of each other. Just contrast the rhetoric often heard in U.S. political campaigns with that usually employed in reference to leaders in other countries. But last week in Vietnam, President ...

1,000 Conversations Across Political Differences

Local Commentary

Last week’s local elections were a breath of fresh air. For the most part, they were contested on the issues, and many of us saw more qualified, engaged people on the ballot than we could vote for. National political debate – not so positive. We don’t have to tell you how hard it has ...

Where do we go on guns? We must stand up for safety

Local Commentary

Growing up in small-town New Hampshire, guns were just another part of life. When I was 9 or 10, I saved up and bought a BB gun with my brother to shoot tin cans out back. Although it lacked much kick, it was more exciting than my homemade crossbow. Then, there were my uncle’s rifles at the ...

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 the many local residents and businesses who took pause Saturday to ...

Terrible decision

Letters

Milford Public Works has done a terrible thing to the ecologically important and awe-inspiring Heron Pond. On the order of the Board of Selectmen, led by Chair Mark Fougere, staff breached the beaver dam that creates Heron Pond, lowering it by at least a foot-and-a-half, and putting at risk the ...

League has made impact

Letters

On behalf of the Nashua Public Library, I want to thank the League of Women Voters – Greater Nashua for presenting five candidate forums at the library this fall. Hundreds of citizens attended the forums. The recordings by e-TV and Access Nashua received more than 800 views on YouTube. What ...

Trump accomplishments

Letters

The media would like us all to believe that this is the worst presidency in history. Democrats and even some Republicans ARE working very hard to undermine. A friend told me yesterday, she believes Trump might end up in jail. And, one of my (Republican) sons said he can’t stand the sight or ...

Do the math

Letters

When one listens to the evening news and hears the pols playing fast and loose with numbers, it can understandably make one’s head swim. Stay with me, I promise that you can pass this math class. At this point in time, the proposed Republican tax plan promises a tax savings of $1,182 per year ...