Opinion

Animal trapping’s heydey is rightly over

Letters

Recently, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was quoted in a promotional media story that trapping of furbearers is gaining in popularity. Hardly! New Hampshire trapping licenses sold in the 2016-2017 season are down to just 479. When the furbearer biologist at the department was asked ...

Relationships at the root of true gratitude

Local Commentary

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude. It’s the season of fruitfulness, of harvest, of the regal color of late flowers as though the garden is building a great crescendo, the last hurrah before the killing frost. But I don’t sense a lot of gratitude around me. In fact, I ...

Stricter gun control means government tyranny

Local Commentary

The gun smoke had barely cleared from the 32nd floor room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino where Stephen Paddock committed his atrocity, before Democrat politicians, late-night TV hosts and other left-wing types were calling for “common sense gun laws” to prevent further such acts. It ...

Government must be more judicious

Editorials

Unless they are pressed by the government to do otherwise, as they sometimes are in considering mortgage loan applications, private lending institutions look hard at two factors before making loans. First, the borrower’s ability to repay the loan is considered. Second, the value of the ...

We all have a right to know

Editorials

Government officials and employees are notorious for trying to keep documents secret from the public. That is why, in New Hampshire, we have open records laws requiring release of such information, except in certain circumstances. Reportedly, officials in some other states have come up with a ...

Pelosi on the mark about aid effort

Editorials

It is rare, but sometimes House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is right. She was last week, in calling for deployment of more military resources to aid the hurricane-ravaged islands of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Pelosi, D-Calif., made the recommendation, as more ...

Veteran lends perspective to recent flag flap

Letters

I am a combat veteran from Vietnam. I served two tours in the infantry and was engaged in some of the most violent fighting of that war. I do not consider it an insult to our flag, our military or our way of life if some choose to kneel during the playing of our national anthem. I do ...

NCC sees increase in student success

Local Commentary

NASHUA – Organizations sometimes carry preconceived notions about what they stand for, or what they are capable of accomplishing. For some, community colleges are not seen as a reliable pathway to success. But the truth is in the numbers. The parent organization of NCC, the Community College ...

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 ...