Opinion

Marriage age needs to be higher

Editorials

Rep. Cassandra Levesque has introduced a common sense bill to raise New Hampshire’s marriage age to 18, something any rational adult should be able to support. Right now, girls who are 16 can marry under a relatively new law that raised the age from 13, which was absurd. But Levesque, who ...

The dream lives on

Editorials

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Telegraph looks back on one of the civil rights icon’s most famous addresses. The “I Have a Dream Speech” was given on Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The words King used 55 years ago still ring true ...

You can lend helping hand

Local Commentary

A few months ago, I had an interesting realization. My wife and I were pondering what life might look like when we retire. Of course, this is wishful thinking, since I’m a good decade away from that, but nevertheless sometimes it’s an interesting thought. We started looking at different ...

Parents rightfully concerned

Editorials

A school shooting resulting in the death of students is an unspeakable tragedy. Though the reasons such tragedies occur – and the strategies to prevent them – can be debated, the horror of such an attack goes without saying. However, with all the talk of keeping guns out of schools, ...

To the community

Letters

The New Year is a good time to look back and acknowledge those who have helped us to achieve so much for families in need in Greater Nashua this past year. We at the Front Door Agency are especially grateful for the strong support from area Rotary Clubs whose members often work tirelessly ...

What’s changed?

Letters

President Obama was in favor of a wall. Nancy Pelosi was in favor of a wall. Hillary Clinton was in favor of a wall. Chuck Schumer was in favor of a wall. What has changed? Oh, yeah. A Republican is now in the White House. Maybe someday the Democrats will care more about the country ...

Solution to climate change

Letters

We have a major problem on our hands for 2019, climate change. This issue isn’t going to solve itself and will continue to get worse if we fail to act. But there is a ray of light at the end of this dark tunnel, carbon pricing. Carbon pricing is when a government places a fee or tax on ...

Term limits

Letters

Please enthusiastically support term limits. Our system is broken. Term limits is the only possible solution. Our country depends upon it.

An open letter

Letters

Dear Mr. Watkins, I am impressed with your empirical evidence of arrests , criminal charges, criminal convictions and overall apprehensions at the border. Does a wall make sense? The arrest data makes the case that border security does not allow people to pour into the country undetected, ...

Clear the snow off your car

Editorials

Just in case you don’t think about such things as the amount of snow on the roof of your car and the danger it imposes, the state police have sent out this reminder: Clear that snow off or face a fine of $250 for a first offense, $500 for a second, and then possible license ...

Is Brown the answer for Dems?

Editorials

While former Ohio Gov. John Kasich contemplates running for president on the Republican side, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is seriously considering a campaign for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Ohio’s significance and history in presidential politics is quite different from New ...

Use space heaters carefully

Editorials

As we head toward the middle of winter, most New Hampshire residents are familiar with the arctic-like conditions that await us in the coming weeks. While enduring such frigid temperatures, residents may find the need to supplement their regular heating systems with space heaters. Though ...

The untamed winds of change

Local Commentary

“As yet, the wind is an untamed, and unharnessed force; and quite possibly one of the greatest discoveries hereafter to be made, will be the taming, and harnessing of it.” – Abraham Lincoln Is wind power now cheaper than coal? The economic weather vane is now pointing to wind and solar ...

Top 10 Dems

Editorials

Recently, we posted rankings for the top three Democratic presidential contenders for 2020. However, when as many as 40 candidates have either confirmed they are running or are widely reported to be considering runs, this seems inadequate. Therefore, we are listing our top 10 contenders as of ...

Water issue must be addressed

Editorials

One of the basic necessities of life is water. After all, the human body is made up of more than 50 percent of the substance. That’s why it is imperative that everyone has access to clean, palatable water. Over the past decade, we have seen many communities – like Detroit – go through ...

Common sense

Editorials

Our friends in Wilton Peace Action are singing the praises of the state Legislature, which last week passed a ban on bringing guns into Representatives Hall. We join the chorus. Guns in the Legislature was always a bad idea that was emphasized when a Milford representative had hers fall out ...

Clear and unequivocal

Letters

Reports of prejudice and discrimination are on the rise in this country, and New Hampshire is far from exempt. Racism is a systemic issue that many New Hampshire residents have had the privilege of overlooking for most of their lives. The racial makeup of our state is severely lacking in ...

Let’s come together

Letters

After reading Rep. Jeanine Notter’s letter to the Editor on Jan. 6 titled “Tyranny starts with disarming citizens,” I’m feeling compelled to write a rebuttal, not because I think she is wrong that a sign stating that you are entering a “Gun Free Zone” will stop a criminal from a ...

Let’s not forget Barton Carter

Letters

Heroes are archetypes for generations to come – some became iconic figures like Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Albert Schweitzer, and Martin Luther King. None of them pursued the glory or wanted to leave in the memory of humankind their accomplishments neither Barton Carter. Barton had ...