Opinion

Don’t let D.C. pick nominee

Archive

The last thing our country needs is to allow the “establishment” to select the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. You may ask, “Who or what is the establishment?” In our opinion, the establishment refers to a Washington, D.C.-based coalition of powerful lobbyists, political ...

Program vital to community

Archive

No one can argue that eating healthy the majority of the time isn’t important – especially for youngsters. That’s why programs like the Share of Strength’s Cooking Matters are imperative. The six-week program is being taught by Cooking Matters Program Assistant Katie Robertson, with ...

Taking cybersecurity more seriously

Archive

Hopefully the data breach at Marriott that potentially exposed the personal data of roughly 500 million guests is enough to make both businesses and elected officials take cybersecurity more seriously. The Marriott breach is just the latest to make the news. Darden Restaurants, which owns ...

Making the case to support the annual Santa Fund campaign

Archive

There is no doubt that charitable giving during the holidays is a very important component of the philanthropic landscape in our community. In fact, over half of all nonprofits receive at least a quarter of their annual donations at the end of the year, and almost 20 percent receive over half ...

Setting a good example

Archive

With New Hampshire’s midterm elections behind us, there are major changes in the works in Washington and at the statehouse in Concord. What has not changed is the critical need for our elected officials to come together in 2019 and address the ongoing mental health crisis. The crisis ...

Democrats and Republicans are not really enemies

Archive

The Telegraph’s Nov. 23 editorial, “Choosing a nominee,” posited that beating Donald Trump in 2020 will take a lot more than just listing his many shortcomings – it will take a vision, and a plan to make that vision real. I couldn’t agree more. We can take a cue from the past as we ...

Bringing comfort and joy

Archive

For so many people, this really is, as the song says, the most wonderful time of the year, and among those people, we can count everyone who has attended recent visits from Santa or the lighting of official community Christmas trees. Or holiday tree or just town tree as some ...

Make change

Archive

Are you going to allow yourself to live in a world where manners are just thrown out the window? Right now there is a severe civility shortage in America. Research says there are three reasons to blame for this: politicians, mainstream media, and internet/social media. Politicians being ...

A slice of history

Archive

The life of an archivist and historian is one of discovery and intrigue. Much has transpired in this year alone, one of the nearly three years I have been focused on a particular project. The project is this: Compiling a lasting archive of Playhouse 101 and the American Stage Festival. I ...

PAC issues

Archive

The Telegraph article reporting Aldermanic approval of PAC bond issuance legislation addresses proposed changes in the management of the private fund established to pay all PAC expenses, currently estimated at $4 Million). Considering the disorganized planning for the project thus far, caution ...

Disrespectful

Archive

On December 11, 2018, I went to City Hall to pay my property taxes. As I walked out of the office, I noticed that there was a picture missing on the wall with ALL members of the Board of Alderman. I was going to attend the BOA meeting that night, but I was called into work. I did go to the ...

Work together

Archive

As a business owner and employer, I am greatly concerned Congress will recess without addressing the health insurance tax that is looming heavily over New Hampshire small businesses. The health insurance tax hit employers with an additional $500 tax for every employee we insure. This was ...

Don’t let chickens cross roads

Archive

We applaud Nashua Board of Aldermen members for proceeding with an ordinance to allow, but regulate, urban chickens. Though some may view the entire concept of urban chickens as downright absurd, others may want to keep them as pets. After months of discussion, debate and amendments to the ...

Here is an ethics lesson for all the bullies at USA Today

Archive

This week, I did something that USA Today’s executive leadership apparently hadn’t done lately: I read the newspaper’s “principles of ethical conduct for newsrooms.” It’s pretty highfalutin. The media manifesto of virtue, posted online, applies to all employees “working with any ...

Address school facilities

Archive

In an area as affluent as Greater Nashua, it is inexcusable to ask students to attend an antiquated school with “undulating” floors, inadequate plumbing and a lack of insulation. In June, The Telegraph reported these conditions as some of those facing students and teachers at Elm Street ...

Student shows spunk

Archive

For several months, the conduct of some Nashua Board of Education members during meetings has left us with a sense of bewilderment. From reports of one member throwing a “temper tantrum” by getting down on all fours and yelling during a meeting, to other members accusing their colleagues ...

The heart equation: The mathematics of emotion and being in sync

Archive

“Opening your heart is like putting a wide-angle lens on the camera of your perception. Suddenly, more of the world comes into view. You have more room for new possibilities in the picture. – Doc Childre and Howard Martin, The HeartMath Solution How do you spend your energy? Do you lead ...

More 2020 maneuvering

Archive

Three likely 2020 Democratic presidential candidates continue making moves to distinguish themselves from the pack. Another formally declared candidate continues actively campaigning, while still another contender is headed to New Hampshire this weekend. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., ...

Stop the shenanigans

Archive

Urban Meyer is one of the most successful college football coaches in history. Yet, at only 54 years of age, he is retiring from his post at The Ohio State University. Why? In revealing Meyer’s plan to retire after his team plays in the Rose Bowl, OSU officials gave no reason. There has ...

Different

Archive

As U.S. presidents born nearly a century ago, the late George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter each reached the age of 94. Observing Carter seated in the front row during Bush’s Wednesday funeral, we couldn’t help but reflect on how dramatically the nation’s political landscape has changed ...