Opinion

School repairs should be a top priority

Editorials

This week, Nashua School District officials said Elm Street Middle School needs at least $50 million in repairs and renovations. That, though, is just an initial estimate, as when – and if – work begins, other issues could be uncovered during the process. Board of Education President George ...

Getting the truth is important

Editorials

For eight years, it seemed as if then-President Barack Obama had unleashed every weapon in the bureaucracy’s arsenal against the coal mining industry. Then, Obama invented some new tools to harass coal country. In that context, President Donald Trump’s plan to roll back the regulatory ...

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 Fred Teeboom for his efforts with New Hampshire’s lone public ...

Sending the wrong message

Editorials

Government has no business telling fashion companies they cannot use ultra-skinny models. The companies should be doing that voluntarily. A new law in France, set to go into effect Oct. 1, provides such a ban. It requires both male and female models to obtain certificates indicating they are in ...

Arts center plan gets a big boost

Editorials

On Thursday, the proposed performing arts center in downtown Nashua gained a bit of ground. Manchester’s Currier Museum of Art announced it wants to be a part of the new complex by creating a gallery space in the center. The plan would have the Currier develop a space inside the facility to ...

Contract must be approved

Editorials

By all accounts, this school year is off to a near-perfect start. Nashua School District Superintendent Jahmal Mosley said Wednesday that the academic year is off to an “exciting” start and that teachers and students are moving “full steam ahead.” With nearly all students back in class, ...

Kim Jong Un must be stopped

Editorials

Diplomats sometimes engage in hyperbole to make their points. But what Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Monday may be the literal truth. Haley spoke during an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council. It was called after it was confirmed that North Korea has ...

Stolen childhood

Letters

She stares out, ignoring the madness all around her. She pleads to join other children in carefree play and endless laughter, in the joy of being young and alive with the excitement of so many things to explore, with a full life ahead. But she cannot move. She begs, looking straight at us, to ...

Come smell the coffee at the Science Cafe

Local Commentary

Science Cafe New Hampshire is set to resume after a summer hiatus by tackling the remarkably complex subject of “The Science of Coffee.” Coffee. For many of us, it is synonymous with morning, a Telegraph and the start of a new day. Mild or bold, dripped, perked or pressed; regular, ...

Greater Nashua has much to offer

Local Commentary

A few weeks removed from arriving in Nashua, I still am amazed at all the things to see and do in the area. Thus far, every weekend has been a new adventure. Although I still am gaining my navigational bearings, I have become accustomed to the general traffic flow and can at least – most of ...

Board of Education members serve a vital role in community

Local Commentary

“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people…they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” -Thomas Jefferson —- It has been understood since the days of our founding as a nation that education is the key to personal fulfillment and the health and growth of ...

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 Nashua School District and Superintendent Jahmal Mosley for ...

Pictures a reminder of the best of us

Editorials

For all the attention we sometimes pay to television and internet videos, still images continue to have more power to symbolize important events in our lives. The photograph of Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima and another of firefighters in a remarkably similar scene on the rubble of the ...

Spending in D.C. out of control

Editorials

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin won last week’s Stating the Obvious Prize when he predicted Congress will approve an increase in the government debt limit sometime in September. Of course lawmakers will approve a new debt ceiling. There will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth by both ...

Back-to-school safety must be a top priority

Editorials

Today, many youngsters in Greater Nashua will return to school, with other area school systems following in the weeks to come. With school back in session, students – and parents alike – must remain vigilant when it comes to proper safety procedures, especially when on the road. The ...

Bond passage right next step

Letters

Great American Downtown is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing vibrancy, and improving the quality of life in Nashua. Our mission is to provide coordination, collaboration and partnerships that unify the entire Nashua community around a common vision for an attractive downtown ...

We ‘all’ get old, sick and require assistance

Letters

Should tax dollars be cross-referenced to voter preference? Conservative tax dollars to be used for police, prosecutors and prisons, and liberal tax dollars to be used for entitlements. Realistically, conservatives will apply entitlements and some liberals will run afoul of conservative ...

Students, welcome back to school

Local Commentary

My name is Jahmal Mosley, and I am your superintendent of schools for the Nashua School District. Today will be the first day of school in Nashua. I am looking forward to getting to know your children over the course of the school year, but first let me take this opportunity to tell you about ...

Corporate tax cuts will benefit all

Editorials

Left-wing political groups are staging street protests and running television ads to defeat President Trump’s proposed corporate tax cut. If they succeed, the big losers will be anyone hoping for a raise or looking for a better job. Top Democrats like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are ...

Afghanistan is a bottomless pit for U.S.

National Commentary

President Trump is not the first U.S. leader to pivot when it comes to foreign policy. His speech Monday night before American military personnel at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, was in stark contrast to his campaign pledge to put “America first” and his promise to avoid “foreign ...