Opinion

Come to Litchfield and ‘Ask a Muslim Anything’

Local Commentary

Just before World War I, Nashua’s Indian Head National Bank published “Breezes From the Orient,” a collection of letters, written to the Nashua Daily Telegraph by Ira Francis Harris – the bank’s cashier – while on a 1913 world tour of the Orient. Published in 1914, the bank ...

Officials must look into incident

Editorials

In August, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed making ultrasonic inspections of the fan blades in Boeing 737 aircraft engines mandatory. The agency never issued a final decision, however. The engine’s manufacturer had recommended such inspections be conducted within a year. On ...

Cap spending

Letters

Reasonable budgetary spending must be maintained by limiting the amount of increase in spending by city government. Twenty-five years ago, Nashua’s taxpayers revolted against uncontrolled city spending and skyrocketing property taxes by voting for a spending cap in a taxpayer-sponsored ...

Represent us

Letters

You have to wonder who Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is representing. She supported Mike Pompeo for CIA director, but now won’t support him for secretary of state, because he is pro life. Pompeo finished first in his class at West Point and graduated from Harvard Law School, so obviously he is a very, ...

SB193

Letters

I am not sure how any of our representatives in Concord can, in good conscience, support the SB193 education “voucher” bill that would divert taxpayer money to religious, private and home schools with no accountability requirements. I have spent several hours this month contacting ...

History supports commuter rail

Letters

On March 15, the House passed House Bill 2018, funding a feasibility study of commuter rail to Nashua and Manchester. This month, the Senate, and hopefully, the governor, will consider this bill. Citizens should contact their senators and the governor to support this legislation, because ...

Barbara Bush will be missed

Editorials

Barbara Bush was more than a beloved first lady to many Americans. In some ways, she felt like the first grandmother. Bush died this week at age 92, after instructing her doctors to stop treatment that might have prolonged her life. It was typical of a woman who, while in the White House, made ...

Diplomacy approach working

Editorials

One chorus in which President Donald Trump’s critics delight in singing is that he is ruining our relationships with other countries. Not really. Consider what happened Friday and Saturday: That night, armed forces from the United States, England and France joined in an attack on chemical ...

More funding is needed

Editorials

Federal officials plan to spend $4.6 billion to battle the opioid addiction crisis this year. That represents a substantial new emphasis on dealing with a very real crisis. But is it enough? Drug abuse is killing about 42,000 people a year in the United States. Yet much more federal money is ...

How can you LIVE UNITED this spring?

Local Commentary

As I travel throughout our community meeting people, one thing often comes up as a theme – “How can I get involved and make a difference?” I think that there are several reasons why people ask this, but primarily it comes down to either not knowing what the opportunities are to get ...

Policy can help New Hampshire rein in Medicare costs

Local Commentary

New Hampshire residents suffering from painful and chronic medical conditions stand to benefit from a federal rule change this year that would offer greater access to treatment for Medicare ...

A fresh look at gerrymandering

Local Commentary

Gerrymander: to divide a geographic area into voting districts in a way that gives a party an unfair advantage in elections. In 1812, Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry signed a bill authorizing the revision of voting districts in his state. Members of Gerry’s party redrew them in a way that ...

March 2018 was snowy, a bit on the mild, dry side

Local Commentary

I wonder how many thought we were done with winter weather when temperatures reached into the middle-70s in late February, and the ground became bare of snow. March would throw a curve ball bringing lots of snow to our doorsteps and certainly a wintry feel, despite being the first official full ...

No hijinks

Letters

I appreciate The (Nashua) Telegraph’s editorial calling for decorum at the Nashua Board of Education meetings. I agree that board members like me should strive to do a better job. I do; however, take exception to the assertion that things are voted down out of spite. I believe that the people ...

Please stop

Letters

Children suffering gender confusion deserve our compassion and our honesty. The rate of attempted suicide for people who identify as the opposite sex ranges from 32-50 percent worldwide. The good news is that given normal development and help, the vast majority of gender dysphoric children ...

What is Ryan’s motivation?

Editorials

House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said this week he is leaving Congress because he doesn’t want his children to reach adulthood having experienced only a “weekend dad.” After 20 years in Congress, Ryan’s decision is understandable in that light. But one wonders if Ryan, ...

Spending plan needs second look

Editorials

For a time, President Donald Trump said, he thought about vetoing the $1.3 trillion spending bill Congress laid on his desk a few weeks ago. Too much money was being spent unnecessarily and some priorities had been ignored, he explained. In the end, Trump signed the bill. Now, he reportedly is ...

School board politics hurting the district

Editorials

At Monday night’s Board of Education meeting, Superintendent of Schools Jahmal Mosley issued a plea to board members to “do better” and to treat one another with respect. In theory, this should have been a wake up call. In all actuality, nothing is likely to change. This was evident by ...

Jackson deserves a chance

Editorials

For years, the essential task of reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs has been entrusted to career bureaucrats, most recently David Shulkin. Now, President Donald Trump has fired Shulkin and replaced him with an outsider, and the concern among some in Washington seems to be whether the ...