Opinion

It really is ‘the swamp’

Editorials

Some in the media were blaming the now-resolved government “shutdown” on “dysfunction” in the U.S. Senate. That really is not the case. The Senate is functioning just fine – but many of its Democrats have decided to use the shutdown for political purposes. On the other hand, the ...

It’s time to get down to business

Editorials

Saturday’s announcement of a tentative deal between the Nashua Board of Education and Nashua Teachers’ Union is great news. Without a contract since last year, teachers have been on edge, and although its been business as usual in the classroom, we’re sure the uncertainty weighed on all ...

Building connections is a big plus

Editorials

On Tuesday, the Nashua Public Library was brimming with diversity, as people from several African nations gathered to speak with the Cultural Connections Committee. Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess and Police Chief Andrew Lavoie, along with other city officials, led a discussion on how to increase ...

Local fitness program a big plus

Editorials

It comes as no surprise to us that Rick Katzenberg and the Holder family have gotten together to offer senior citizens a chance to exercise without walking about in our current walking conditions. Katzenberg, president of the New Hampshire Wellpoint Foundation, and the Holder family, owners of ...

Storytelling that helps and heals

Local Commentary

“Sometimes reality it too complex. Stories give it form.” – Jean-Luc Godard Who doesn’t love a campfire? Certainly it is the time of year we think of hibernation around a fire. It turns out that this love of fire is hard-wired in us – going back to our ancient ancestors. A fireside ...

Civil asset forfeiture is wrong

Editorials

Few people have any argument with the government seizing property owned by a drug trafficker. Often, houses, cars, boats, etc., not to mention the pusher’s cash, were obtained by breaking the law. But what about someone merely accused of a crime? We Americans are innocent until proven guilty, ...

Destabilization efforts must stop

Editorials

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad may have enjoyed a good chuckle over an Iranian official’s recent warning. Others familiar with the situation may have thought it less humorous. Iran has been wracked by anti-government demonstrations during recent weeks. Recently, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Editorials

Editor’s note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Telegraph weighing in – thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral. — Thumbs up to the city of Nashua and the school district for their recent ...

Why don’t we laugh anymore?

Local Commentary

A good friend of mine once said, “Ya gotta laugh!” That was his mantra, and he lived it until the day he passed on. What is wrong with our world today? Does anyone laugh anymore? Yes, we are in some serious times, with terrorism fears and threats, crazy people driving into crowds and ...

A slippery slope

Editorials

On Tuesday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives gave preliminary approval to a measure that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The bill allows for adults to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana and to cultivate it in limited quantities. The legislation now advances to the ...

If talks happen, we should be in

Editorials

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has threatened to attack the United States with nuclear missiles, and is testing rockets meant for that purpose. U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to retaliate, should such an assault occur. So, who’s the bad guy? Who’s the dangerous, unhinged threat to ...

Tissue engineering in N.H. topic of Science Cafe

Local Commentary

Science Cafe returns this month after a holiday break to tackle the topic of regenerative manufacturing – the production of living tissue. On Wednesday night, Science Cafe New Hampshire will meet again at the Riverwalk Cafe to discuss the science going on at the Advanced Regenerative ...

MLK’s words still ring true today

Editorials

This week, First Baptist Church of Nashua will host its 36th annual tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event, set for 6 p.m. Saturday, typically attracts hundreds of local residents to the church. Julia and Jim Leonard – along with all those involved in organizing this event ...

Charitable giving may be at risk

Editorials

Tax reform signed into law by President Donald Trump just before Christmas may be detrimental to many charitable organizations, some analysts insist. It should not make an iota of difference in how we Americans respond to need. If you make contributions to recognized charities, you may be ...

The ‘roaring game’ of curling

Local Commentary

“It’s not just a rock. It’s forty-two pounds of polished granite, with a beveled underbelly and a handle a human being can hold….in and of itself it looks like it has no practical purpose, but it’s a repository of possibility. And, when it’s handled just right, it exacts a kind of ...

Winter safety tips to keep in mind

Editorials

Although officials did not release the cause of a fire on Gilson Road on Tuesday, they did offer some valuable tips to keep area residents safe as temperatures continue to hover around zero. Nashua Fire Rescue members urge local residents to operate space heaters responsibly. These tips ...

SB 193 an unjustified attack on N.H. public schools

Local Commentary

SB 193 is an education voucher program that received much criticism during the 2017 legislative session, and rightly so. As originally written, it allocated potentially enormous sums of public taxpayer money (from $3,600 to $7,500 per student) for parents to send their children to elite private ...

Cover-up needs investigated

Editorials

The last months of this year have brought a seemingly endless series of revelations about women being harassed and assaulted by the powerful – who got away with it for too long. Let us hope 2018 takes the story into the second phase it needs to enter. That is holding accountable those who ...

Cover-up needs investigated

Editorials

The last months of this year have brought a seemingly endless series of revelations about women being harassed and assaulted by the powerful – who got away with it for too long. Let us hope 2018 takes the story into the second phase it needs to enter. That is holding accountable those who ...

Viral post highlights bullying issue

Editorials

You may have seen the video posted on social media by the mother of Keaton Jones, 11, who attends a middle school near Knoxville, Tennessee. In it, the little boy talks tearfully about being bullied in school. “Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to ...