Opinion

Money should stay for city arts

Editorials

The plan to send nearly $1 million in Nashua arts funding to Manchester seems misguided, considering the possibilities right here in Nashua. Last week, we learned the trustees of the Nashua Center for the Arts filed motion in probate court seeking to dissolve the organization and send its ...

Gov. should protect women’s rights in NH

Letters

Gov. Chris Sununu recently came out and opposed the Trump/Ryan attempt to repeal Affordable Care Act. Sununu said that “he wants to see a bill that gives more flexibility to New Hampshire” and that “the uncertain future of expanded Medicaid also gives pause.” I read on, expecting him to ...

Something is fishy with group’s mailing

Letters

Several days ago I received a rather large envelope in the mail from the Disabled Vets organization in Maryland. In this package were a pad of paper, a pen, a 2017-2018 planner and a battery-operated calculator. With the letter asking for a donation was an attached check for $2.50 all ...

Gorsuch isn’t a good fit for Supreme Court

Letters

The Telegraph editorial on March 25, supporting Neil Gorsuch as a good choice for the U.S. Supreme Court is superficial and wrong.  You write admiringly of the impression Gorsuch has made in his responses during his recent Senate hearings, but you do not actually address how his ...

Education shouldn’t go to highest bidder

Letters

The recent withdrawal of the Republican’s attempt to replace the ACA is evidence that there are Republicans with some common sense; millions of people would have lost their health care. The Obama administration said the ACA wasn’t perfect, but rather a starting point. So let’s not waste ...

Improving our happiness index

Editorials

The World Happiness Report was released last week, with Norway topping the list as the happiest nation on Earth. Its Scandinavian neighbor Denmark finished No. 2 after previously holding the title. The U.S., meanwhile, finished 14th in the United Nations agency’s report. The rankings are ...

Keeping veterans in stable housing

Editorials

On Friday, Greater Nashua joined an impressive list of cities that have accomplished the goal of the Mayors Challenge to end veteran homelessness. Three federal agencies certified the Nashua region, including Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Mason, Merrimack, Milford and Mont ...

Thanks to those who came out in storm

Letters

The politicians, not the voters of New Hampshire, said changing the day of voting due to a major snowstorm was the right decision and safety prevailed. Stating the results would be different only proves protecting the “family corporation” has always been the life goal. The makeup of Board ...

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Where ‘art’ thou in Nashua?

Local Commentary

Some of us read with great interest earlier this week, an article in The Telegraph about the Nashua Center for the Arts seeking a motion in local court to dissolve itself as a legal entity and to hand over all assets to The Currier Museum of Art located in Manchester. Based upon the reporting ...

There are many AARP courses available

Letters

As an AARP driving instructor, I was very please to read your editorial “Everyone could use a refresher.” I think that is appropriate to note that there are several AARP safe driving classes that are being presented throughout the year in Greater Nashua. In fact, over the next several ...

A Better Way to Meet NH’s Needs: Invest in Nature

Local Commentary

We all depend on healthy lands and waters in New Hampshire for jobs, food, security, and prosperity. In turn, these irreplaceable natural resources depend on all of us, including our elected officials. Unfortunately, the President’s budget proposal doesn’t meet that end of the bargain. It ...

Thanks for passing the Hudson school contract

Letters

On behalf of the Hudson School District Leadership Team, we would like to thank you for voting to support our three-year contract. We deeply appreciate your recognition of the hard work and dedication of our membership and look forward to a productive future of working with your students. Dan ...

Looking back at the week in news

Editorials

Expanding Granite Hammer is a positive step for the state The New Hampshire Senate on Thursday approved a measure to provide an additional $2.4 million to expand the Granite Hammer program, which has been on the forefront of taking down drug dealers in the region, as well as expanding options ...

Jobless number is only half true

Editorials

President Donald Trump has received an enormous amount of criticism – much of it justified – for some of his off-the-cuff comments. One, about unemployment in the United States, was right on target, however. Earlier this year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the nation’s ...

Nashua’s educators are not babysitters

Letters

[sic]I am writing in response to comments made by Ward 5 Alderman Don LeBrun in the Nashua Telegraph an article, “Public hearing on Nashua education budget set for Wednesday,” published Tuesday, March 21. As an educator for nine years with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, I am ...

Many used out-of-state IDs to vote here

Letters

An article in the March 5 edition of the Union Leader says that data from the Secretary of State’s office shows that nearly 7,000 votes were cast by voters who presented an out-of-state driver’s license for identification – 5,903 of the newly registered voters in November used an ...

A look at downtown’s homeless population

Letters

The day after the latest winter storm, as we walked to Norton’s for breakfast. We approached an elderly man sitting on a bench near City Hall, dressed the way homeless people dress, and asked him whether we could bring him a cup of coffee and a piece of bread. “Rather hot chocolate and ...

Consider becoming a volunteer for CASA

Letters

In 2016, New Hampshire experienced over 500 opioid-related deaths. Unfortunately, this number is only the tip of this iceberg of the number of children whose young lives are impacted by drug abuse. The innocent victims of this epidemic are the children who are exposed to the trauma of their ...

Vouchers for the wealthy

Local Commentary

Take $63 million from the public schools and give it to people whose children do not go to public school. That, in a nutshell, is what Senate Bill 193 would do. The bill was approved by the Republican majority in the New Hampshire Senate last week, and now moves to the House. Republicans want ...