Opinion

March on: Your march for freedom has not been in vain

Local Commentary

Sometimes on one of those late spring days when Memorial Day comes, you can almost see them, marching, marching onward, the legion of forgotten dead. In the soft stillness and solitude of a country graveyard in the evening hush, occasionally you can hear the muffled beat of a drum as the ...

Awards spotlight leaders

Local Commentary

Each year at the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business Awards Dinner, the Chamber honors those individuals and businesses within our region who demonstrate a commitment to community involvement and exemplary business practices.  To be considered for one of these prestigious ...

It’s not just a day off

Local Commentary

I can remember as a snot nosed kid growing up in Nashua having the day off from school each Memorial Day. Back then it was celebrated on the actual day, versus the Monday prior. We’d have the usual school assemblies with patriotic flair and sometimes an honored veteran. We’d attend the ...

Helpful housing

Editorials

There are certainly more exorbitant places to live – such as Beverly Hills, Malibu or The Hamptons – but the region of Greater Boston and southern New Hampshire is quite expensive compared to many areas throughout the U.S. This is particularly true when it comes to the cost of buying a ...

Vote ‘yes’ on gun bills

Letters

I was in sixth grade when Adam Lanza gunned down 20 first graders and six teachers in Newtown, Connecticut. During the following weeks, the shooting was all anyone spoke of at school. We were eleven years old who still watched cartoons, still rode our bikes on spring nights, and now we traded ...

Urge your senators to support HB494

Letters

How concerned should we be about PFAS contamination in NH and especially around Nashua? After watching “The Devil You Know” at the Nashua Public Library with discussion led by Mindi Messmer, an environmental scientist and former State Representative from Rye, and Nancy Murphy ...

Trump will not impeach himself

Letters

I was very disappointed to see that Rep. Kuster agreed with Speaker Pelosi that Trump will “impeach himself.” Trump will embarrass himself. He’ll incriminate himself. He’ll degrade himself. But he will never impeach himself. The House of Representatives will have to do it. It’s their ...

Are you for life or against?

Letters

Why is it that those on the left are against the death penalty, which by the way hasn’t been used since 1939, against holding illegal immigrant children until it can be verified they are actually with relatives or parents. Against guns, which is mostly death by suicide. Yet all for ...

Resignation

Letters

It has come to our attention that a member of the Nashua Board of Education, Ms. Doris Hohensee, is using a white supremacist’s quotation on her social media page, (she posted it on April 29th, and we believe she has not taken it down as of yet), which rails against what the white supremacist ...

More important

Letters

I am writing to give my appreciation to the High School students, much credit to make sure students do not go without food. This is something you believed when working for the school department in the past. This is a problem that the board of education have allowed a long time ago. I observed ...

Good luck, grads

Editorials

It is that time of year again, the time when high school and college seniors will become graduates of their institutions. We wish all graduates from the Greater Nashua area the best of luck in their future endeavors. Dream big! However, another class of graduates also deserves recognition. ...

Giving a lift

Editorials

Earlier this year, The Telegraph reported and opined on a peculiar situation involving the aggressive towing of vehicles from parking lots in downtown Nashua. “He walks around, he rips all the paper signs that we hung up, takes the signs, whacks me in the face with them,” Kyle Ezzio, ...

Specialty treatment courts have tremendous value to community

Local Commentary

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 20.2 million adults in the U.S. have a substance use disorder. The misuse of drugs or alcohol can be a risk factor that may lead to criminal activity. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, nearly 60% of state inmates nationwide ...

Nicotine age goes federal

Editorials

Just last week, after about three months of spirited public discourse, Nashua Board of Aldermen members rejected an ordinance to raise the legal age to purchase or sell tobacco and other nicotine products from 18 to 21. This occurred by a tight 6-7 vote. According to Alderman Ernest Jette, ...

Global garden, local garden: Spreading the green!

Local Commentary

“You want to be a pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change.” – Tim Cook The ripple effect is a fascinating phenomenon. The beauty of that pebble in the pond is that the ripples go out in every direction touching all kinds of new things in the pond. So it is with a new ...

Mental health court more beneficial than incarceration

Local Commentary

In America, approximately 24% of state prisoners have “a recent history of a mental health condition,” according to the Department of Justice. Unfortunately, when those we care about struggle with untreated mental health symptoms, it may often lead to involvement with the criminal justice ...

A good investment?

Editorials

Israelis understand that, at least under President Donald Trump’s administration, they have a staunch, valuable ally. Now it is time to make it clear to the Palestinian people that Washington wants to help them, too. Many enemies in the Middle East desire to wipe Israel off the map. The ...

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Editorials

By almost any measure, Chris Sununu’s tenure as New Hampshire governor has been quite successful. The Granite State consistently features one of the nation’s lowest unemployment rates, while wages are among the highest. Crime is relatively low and the overall quality of living is among the ...

New ways to encourage

Local Commentary

A few weeks ago, United Way, along with the Greater Nashua Food Council and Southern New Hampshire Health, put together a brunch event for seniors to explore new and engaging volunteer opportunities in our community. The truth is, we have an aging population, and it’s VERY important to keep ...

Progress: Slow but sure

Editorials

Those who remember when the Main Street Program came to Milford will recall that the organizers kept using the word incremental – meaning that changes to the tired Milford downtown would come slowly and build upon one another. One small good thing will bring another small good thing, and ...