Opinion

Remember those in need

Editorials

With the official start of the holiday season just a day away, our thoughts turn away from work and normal day-to-day life and shift to family, friends and togetherness. As we sit down at the Thanksgiving dinner table and count our blessings, we also should remember those in our community ...

Not above the law

Editorials

Five million dollars is a lot of money. It is not nearly enough to compensate three men for being imprisoned wrongly – for 20 years. At least they ought to have some assurance that true justice will prevail in their cases. In 1995, three Cleveland,Ohio, men, Laurese Glover, Eugene Johnson ...

All I want for Christmas …

Local Commentary

With Christmas shopping season about to commence Black Friday with the fury of a Filene’s Running of the Brides, I put down my Costco sale flyer long enough to steal a glance at Esquire magazine. The feature, “34 Unique Gifts for Men,” seemed like it would be helpful for whoever gets my ...

Brown far from an outsider

Editorials

Soon after winning re-election to the U.S. Senate from Ohio, Democrat Sherrod Brown said he may consider running for president in 2020. Brown could be appealing to some Democrats, for two reasons. One is obvious: He isn’t Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden or anyone ...

Fiscal agency: Being smarter with our community’s resources

Local Commentary

Please raise your hand if you think we need more nonprofits in Greater Nashua? You might be surprised to learn that a simple search on GuideStar shows that there are over 400 registered nonprofits in our community. Some of these are very large with budgets in the tens of millions of dollars, ...

NCC set to host conference

Local Commentary

New England governors and college leadership teams will come together at Nashua Community College Nov. 28 - 29 for the next Governance Institute for Student Success. The Governance Institute for Student Success helps leaders in higher education make the best decisions for student success ...

Provide help to elderly

Editorials

Sometimes in life, problems arise that are not anyone’s fault. It is simply a matter of not anticipating the issue. This seems to be the case that confronted Nashua homeowner Evelyn Berry. In the dead of winter last year, the 86-year-old Berry saw a hot water pipe break inside her mobile ...

Thanks from Kat McGhee

Letters

With the elections behind us, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank the voters of Hollis, Milford, Mont Vernon and New Boston for their support on Nov. 6. When times are challenging, it is incumbent upon the voters to make their voices heard by electing people who are motivated to bring ...

Hansen gives thanks

Letters

I would like to thank all my Amherst supporters and constituents for allowing me the experience and honor to serve you in our New Hampshire House for the past eight years. I cannot fully express to you the gratitude I feel for your encouragement, support, and belief that together we could ...

Disenfranchised

Letters

Our system for electing representatives disenfranchises more than a third of the voting population. I recently ran for New Hampshire State Representative in Ward 8. I did not get elected. No Republicans in Ward 8 were elected – despite the fact that about 1/3 of the voters voted ...

Knights give thanks

Letters

Knights of Columbus Council 6725 would like to thank everyone for their support of our 19th annual Craft Fair that was on Nov. 2-3. We thank everyone who came to the fair to support all our vendors as well as all the people that worked at the event to make it successful. All the proceeds of the ...

Support appreciated

Letters

I would like to thank voters for their ongoing support in the recent election. It has truly been my honor to serve as your state senator over the past four years.

Generous donation

Letters

Members of the Bedford Garden Club wish to thank Howard Frizzell, owner of Frizzhome Gardens on Back River Road in Bedford, for his generous donation fall mums for planting at the club’s community gardens. In mid-October, volunteers planted the colorful and hardy mums at the Bedford Town ...

Stop celebrating Columbus Day

Letters

On a humid misty morning, the only sounds that break the silence are the occasional clinking of rough-hewn metal and the waves beating against the side of a vessel. Your eyes water with smoke of the burning forests, your ears ring from the shouts of an unknown language, and your arms sting ...

What is Fall?

Letters

By now, most leaves are off the trees. Shifting , shifting in the breeze. Falling, falling, drifting down, i see purple, yellow , brown. But it makes me sad to watch all my summer fade away in just one day. Leaves on trees that once were gree have turned to colors rarely seen. Thank you, Lord ...

Making a difference

Letters

It is with great gratitude that we write to you regarding our success at the AJ Dodge Memorial Car Show. Without your donations, support and attendance, this show would not have been possible. Many family members, friends and volunteers contributed their time to this event, and we are thankful. ...

Disturbing trend

Letters

On Nov. 8 , I turned on ABC News to see why Jeff Sessions was dismissed by President Donald Trump. Instead, the top news story was another copycat mass killing where 12 died in Thousand Oaks, California. I was subjected to more than 10 minutes of coverage of another cowardly, severely mentally ...

Thanks to Hollis

Letters

Thank you to the people of Hollis for supporting me as your state representative for the past 18 years. I have enjoyed serving you, hearing from you and responding to you. It’s been an honor and a privilege to be your voice in Concord.

End voter suppression

Letters

On Nov. 6, I served as poll watcher in Pooler, Georgia, near Savannah. I saw first hand how voters were prevented from voting, because of what appeared to be planned inadequacies. While the vote counting continues to go on this week, I’m concerned about all those people who wanted to cast a ...