Opinion

Listen to teachers on NGSS

Local Commentary

The first time I heard about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) was in a Nashua Telegraph article about a Nashua Board of Education motion to wait yet another year to review science standards and move to new ones. After reading the article and doing some research on the internet, I ...

What Roger Ailes did right

National Commentary

Roger Ailes was no genius, not in the league of Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein. The founding chairman of Fox News Channel, who died last week from complications after suffering a fall, understood and respected Middle America from whence he came. When the opportunity arrived to address the ...

Nashua nails the landing for skaters

Editorials

Tuesday marked the groundbreaking of Nashua’s new skatepark, one officials hope will become the best in New England come summertime – in a city that already has an impressive parks system. The new David W. Deane Skateboard Park, which has received support from the city’s School District ...

Common ground needed for the arts

Editorials

It seems like a little old-fashioned wordplay is the biggest stumbling block keeping the city and the Carter family from reaching an agreement over a handsome sum of money designated for the arts in Nashua. The Carter family said last week they want the city to stop blocking the wishes of ...

How we can live peacefully

National Commentary

Millions of people love Apple computers and wouldn’t be caught using a PC. By contrast, there are many millions of PC users who feel the same way about Apple computers. Many men like double-breasted suits, but I wouldn’t be caught dead in one. Some people swear by Cadillac cars, but my ...

Don’t bet against tax & health care reform in 2017

National Commentary

If the smart money folks on Wall Street think a special counsel to oversee the Russian probes spells defeat for business tax cuts, they’re leaning well over their skis. The Dow Jones industrial average sold off over 300 points on Wednesday, but it may have come back to its senses with a ...

Time to examine parking in Exeter

Editorials

At Town Meeting in 2016, voters rejected a $35,000 request to conduct a study of parking in downtown Exeter. Town officials at the time argued the study was warranted, in part because of the results of a prior study and in part because business prospects in downtown Exeter were on the ...

No evidence of blue ‘wave’

National Commentary

This is Paul Ryan country. Sometimes they love him. Sometimes they get frustrated with him. Sometimes they worry he’ll become part of the establishment. Yet, they fundamentally believe the Wisconsin Republican’s political intentions always come from his roots and are grounded in his ...

Going ‘Over the Edge’ to support the community

Local Commentary

There is very little more fundamental to the existence of any nonprofit organization than fundraising. Every nonprofit needs to raise enough money to sustain itself and do its good work in the community. One dilemma which I see frequently in our community, however, is that there are a limited ...

The guardrails can’t contain Trump

National Commentary

The pleasant surprise of the First 100 Days is over. The action was hectic, heated, often confused, but well within the bounds of normalcy. Policy (e.g., health care) was being hashed out, a Supreme Court nominee confirmed, foreign policy challenges (e.g. North Korea) addressed. Donald ...

Pushing STEM to build a workforce

Editorials

FIRST Robotics has given New Hampshire a blueprint to expand economic opportunities in the state with homegrown talent. Dean Kamen, a New Hampshire inventor and philanthropist, founded FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to promote the subjects he loved to ...

New Nixonian comparisons

National Commentary

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said Marx. On publication day of my memoir of Richard Nixon’s White House, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Instantly, the media cried “Nixonian,” comparing it to the 1973 Saturday Night Massacre. Yet, the differences ...

Guest Editorial: Virginia protest has scary echoes

Editorials

The mayor of Charlottesville, Va., was on the mark when he compared the people who marched with torches on Saturday to protest the planned removal of a Confederate monument to Ku Klux Klansmen, who terrorized Southern nights with cross-burnings and violence. By embracing the symbols and ...

Don’t bail out commercial landlords with tax money

Local Commentary

Politicians shouldn’t mandate that tax monies be used to benefit special interests, much less themselves. But they do it anyway. It’s true in New Hampshire as well as in Washington, D.C., and that’s why a bill being debated in Concord reminds us of the need to “drain the swamp” in ...

An outcry from the swamp

National Commentary

In early March, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey told an audience at a cyber security conference in Boston, “You’re stuck with me for another six and a half years.” Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump fired him. In the months leading up to his election, Trump had ...

Preventing future malware attacks

Editorials

Which of government’s protective functions is more important: safeguarding us against computer hackers or detecting and stopping the next terrorist plot or, perhaps, slowing down a rogue nation’s missile or nuclear program? As more and more global extortionists demand money in exchange for ...

Letters to the Editor: Thursday, May 18

Letters

Remembering Old Glory this summer In recent years, there has been a resurgence of patriotic pride. The U.S flag can be seen flying everywhere to indicate a symbol of unity, to remember the men serving in our military and remember those who have died for our country. Many individuals asking ...

Blood drive to be held in memory of former Hudson resident

Letters

To the Editor: 10 years. What have you done in 10 years? A lot has happened in that time. We are calling all donors to the Jeanie Barkley Memorial Blood drive, happening on Friday, June 9th from 12-7 at the Hudson Community Center in memory of my dear friend Jeanie, who passed away 10 years ...

Common sense jury needed

National Commentary

We should all have a profound respect for our jury system. In a justice system that is obviously not perfect, average citizens put their lives on hold to serve as jurors so defendants get a fair shot at impartiality. Jurors act as a counterbalance to attorneys’ legal maneuverings as they ...

Lack of openness is very alarming

Editorials

Last Friday, it came to light that two high-ranking administrators at Ledge Street Elementary School were no longer with the district. This information, unfortunately, did not come through the Nashua School District. Instead, concerned parents tossed a little sunshine on the sudden departure of ...