Opinion

Have you ever wondered about being homeless?

Local Commentary

Personal story. About 2 years ago my mother-in-law got really sick and my wife had to go abroad to take care of her. What started out as an anticipated visit of 2 or 3 weeks ended up becoming a 7-month ordeal for our family. My wife left Nashua just before Thanksgiving and couldn’t return ...

Bring them back

Local Commentary

My niece recently lent me a book titled “Let’s Bring Back” by Lesley M.M Blume. Alphabetically, it covered everything from Aesop’s Fables to Zinc Bars (traditional early twentieth century Parisian Bistros, I’ve never heard of one either). While reading and thinking about what I’d ...

Refreshing

Editorials

After months of investigations, hearings and headlines, New Hampshire officials this week decided to impose strict new limits on the amount of PFAS material allowed in the water supply. The chemicals are formally known as per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, but they are collectively called ...

Stop the insults

Letters

I am honored to hear the Paul Revere bell ring each day over our town and recall the echoes of liberty that our forefathers and foremothers fought and sacrificed so much to achieve for us. I have recently learned that many slave and free black Americans also shared in the struggle for liberty ...

Reaching for the stars; it can happen again

Editorials

For some Americans, the 1960s was a time when it was easy to worry about both our individual futures and that of our nation. A bloody war in Vietnam dominated headlines. The young president who inspired us to ask what we could do for our country had been assassinated. We watched in horror as ...

Where is the deodorant?

Editorials

Being a teenager is enough of a challenge for anyone under the best of circumstances. However, imagine having to go to school without access to deodorant, soap or toothpaste. Most of us take such items for granted, but there are undoubtedly some who are so poor that they lack access to such ...

Consider BOA run

Editorials

Rarely does a day pass that we do not get a phone call, email, Facebook message, or some other form of communication complaining about something going on in our city. On Tuesday, we might field a complaint about streets filled with potholes. On Wednesday, it could be a someone upset with used ...

Look for experience

Editorials

The fact that Attorney General Gordon MacDonald has never served as a judge seemed to get lost in what Gov. Chris Sununu called the “hyperpartisan” debate about MacDonald’s nomination to serve as chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Wednesday, the Democratic-controlled ...

Put them behind bars

Editorials

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein may yet spend an appropriate amount of time in a federal prison. He should have been sent away years ago. Why that did not happen needs to be explained. Epstein, 66, has been arrested by federal authorities in New York, on charges of sex trafficking involving ...

Puppy power in Nashua

Editorials

It seems quite clear Nashuans love dogs. In fact, some of us are so friendly with our canine companions that we even take them out to eat with us in the outdoor seating areas of downtown restaurants. However, there are some obvious restrictions when it comes to dogs in Nashua. For example, ...

Career training grads back at NCC

Local Commentary

As a champion of continuing education, Nashua Community College strives to meet students where they are at and then provide the next logical step. To that end, NCC is facilitating new pathway between the Microelectronics Boot Camp and the Electronic Engineering Technology associate degree ...

A step in right direction

Editorials

Trust that Roman Catholic Church officials will do the right thing about allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy is in question in many countries, not just the United States. What Pope Francis and others in the Catholic hierarchy do about the matter is watched closely ...

MacDonald should not be confirmed

Letters

Gordon MacDonald should not be confirmed as New Hampshire’s next Supreme Court Chief Justice. Aside from MacDonald’s lack of experience, his connections to the Koch network signifies that his allegiance is to private interests, not the people. MacDonald served as a Board member and ...

Open borders

Letters

Some candidates for President are talking open borders. What does that mean? Does that mean we can tax Mexicans, or that Canada can tax us? If there is no line of demarcation, how do you know where one country stops and another begins. If we have no country borders, do we need state ...

Sign HB 696

Letters

On June 27, the New Hampshire Legislature passed HB696, for Protective Orders of Older Adults. It’s common sense legislation with bi-partisan compromise to better protect New Hampshire’s older ad disabled adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation. The bill will soon be on Gov. ...

Don’t throw cold water on hot economy

Local Commentary

In the South you often hear the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It’s too bad that idiom hasn’t become more popular in New Hampshire, because our state legislature seems intent on breaking our vibrant, robust economy and instead throwing the car that’s going 100 miles ...

Gov. Chris Sununu, support making work pay in New Hampshire

Local Commentary

In a market economy, there is an easy way to determine how high a value we put on something - Look at the price tag. No one thinks this paints the total picture, but it does provide a useful basis for comparison. Using this metric to examine New Hampshire’s economy makes one thing perfectly ...

Steyer copies Trump

Editorials

Let us know if you have seen this once already. A self-made billionaire who has never previously sought political office decides to run for president. He shows up talking about corporations are ripping people off and rigging the political system. The last person who did that was Donald J. ...