Opinion

Travel with the Souhegan Chamber to China

Local Commentary

The Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to offer to the community a unique opportunity to travel internationally with us to China. You do not need to be a Chamber member to participate in this exciting trip. The trip departs from Logan to Beijing on Oct 10, and returns Oct 18 from ...

There must be a better way

Editorials

The time for Americans to be honest about “recycling” may have arrived. Thank the Chinese for forcing us into a discussion we should have had years ago. Millions of Americans separate materials such as paper and plastic from their garbage, placing the items in recycling bins. Then, ...

Not dregs of society

Letters

I would like to formally reply to Katherine Prudhomme O’Brien’s letter posted on June 17 in regards to Nashua Pride. I personally started attending the shows just a little over three years ago now. I can assure you I had no idea what to expect. I went to support someone that is a very ...

Diabolical disorientation

Letters

Although saddened by the recent passing of the transgender therapy ban, and the bathroom bill, I can honestly say I am not surprised. Sadly, Americans, as well as many Catholics are blind to the truth, preferring to believe there is no hard “truth;” there is “your truth, my truth, ...

Year of the Book a big success

Editorials

On Wednesday, Dr. Crisp Elementary School concluded its Year of the Book program with a celebration that focused on reading and a visit from an author that taught students how to bellow like howler monkeys. The program was the result of a $25,000 grant that gave each student 10 free books to ...

‘Forest bathing:’ Could it really save your health?

Local Commentary

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” – Martin Luther Today marks the summer solstice – how will you spend the longest day of the year? Why not try “forest bathing?” I first ...

Keep rental housing affordable

Editorials

During a conference this week at Saint Anselm College, officials with the New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau said an individual needs to make more than $22 per hour to afford an average two-bedroom apartment in the Granite State. The problem with that is, it was ...

Fix broken immigration system now

Editorials

The current crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border involving migrant children being separated from their parents is the manifestation of decades of failed immigration policies by both Democrats and Republicans. To say the problem is complex is quite the understatement. Those seeking a better life ...

Market move good for downtown

Editorials

On Sunday, downtown Nashua was abuzz, as thousands of residents and those from far and wide descended on the Farmers Market. This was the first week for the event – sponsored by Great American Downtown – at its new location. In previous years, the Farmers Market was located at Le Parc de ...

The border wall

Letters

I, and many other Americans, believe that the only reason the left opposes Trump’s wall is because it’s a Trump thing. Let’s take a leaf from our homegrown New Hampshire poet, Robert Frost – “Good fences make good neighbors.”

Ashamed

Letters

No matter what your views on immigration are, separation of children from their parents should be horrifying to everyone. Who is verifying these children are: 1. Fed adequately; 2. Receiving necessary medical care; 3. Have proper hygiene facilities; 4. Are safe from abuse by either the adult ...

Reform our broken system

Local Commentary

Today in New Hampshire, our county jails house many people who have not been convicted of crimes. They’ve lost their freedom and stand to lose much more – their jobs, homes and cars – simply because they cannot afford to pay bail. Making matters worse is that property taxpayers are ...

Not ‘family friendly?’

Letters

I’m concerned about the performance being planned for June 30 hosted by a drag performer named Monique Toosoon and featuring other drag performers such as one named Mia E Z’Lay. I called the mayor’s office to express my concern that Ms. Toosoon is so overtly sexual that she posted a ...

Cherish the time you have with your dad

Local Commentary

Even though it just seems like yesterday that my father and I were sitting on the banks of the mighty Ohio River fishing and sharing stories, today will mark the 20th Father’s Day since his passing. In those 20 years, I have changed quite a bit, moving all around the country to pursue my ...

Spending cap decision: Judicial misconduct

Local Commentary

On Feb. 12, 2018, the New Hampshire Superior Court issued a decision in our consolidated spending cap lawsuit (see Case #226-2017-CV-00160 and #226-2017-CV-0022). Summarized, Judge Charles Temple dismissed our complaint because he decided that Nashua’s spending cap “violates state ...

Want to come LIVE UNITED this summer?

Local Commentary

Hard to believe with the long winter we had, but summer really is just around the corner. For us, the past few months have been consumed with events including our Community Farming Day of Caring, the Community Baby Shower and two food packaging events just last week which produced 40,000 meals ...

Roll out ‘Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer’

Local Commentary

Summer is finally here. Put the shovels, boots and snowblowers in storage and pull out the beach umbrellas, BBQ grills and coolers. Time to roll out “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer.” And what fond memories that iconic Nat King Cole tune rekindles every time it plays. As a kid, I ...

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 and congratulations to all area graduates. As this chapter ...

Flag etiquette

Letters

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of patriotic pride. The U.S flag can be seen flying everywhere to indicate a symbol of unity, to remember the men serving in our military and remember those who have died for our country. Many individuals asking questions about proper flag etiquette ...