Opinion

Who is the mayor? What does he do?

Local Commentary

Public opinion in politics almost always deals with what citizens feel about national issues. Whether it be gun control, immigration or the Federal Reserve, the issue weighing on minds always seems to be one that has its heart in Washington, D.C. For a city as small as Nashua, it is difficult ...

Music and the brain: How does music play us?

Local Commentary

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” – Victor Hugo How does music play us? As science and technology become intertwined with every aspect of our lives, we are learning more each day about the mysteries of our brain. Music is a ...

Free press imperative

Editorials

The frequent use of the term “fake news” has become reckless and damaging. It is treated as a catch-all phrase to discredit anything - including factual reporting - with which someone may not agree. Among those who continue to utilize and promote this “fake news” ideology is President ...

Fill teacher vacancies

Editorials

Nashua School District students will return to their classroom in less than two weeks. How many of them will not have permanent teachers to lead their studies by Aug. 28 remains to be seen. This week, the district’s website listed more than 70 vacant teaching positions, with the majority of ...

Fill teacher vacancies

Editorials

Nashua School District students will return to their classroom in less than two weeks. How many of them will not have permanent teachers to lead their studies by Aug. 28 remains to be seen. This week, the district’s website listed more than 70 vacant teaching positions, with the majority of ...

Stop the spending problem

Editorials

With a national debt of $21.3 trillion, keeping the federal government’s spending within the limit of what revenue is taken in has become critical. Yet, after decades of warnings that needs to be done, political leaders have not found the will to make it happen. Last week, it was reported ...

Stop the spending problem

Editorials

With a national debt of $21.3 trillion, keeping the federal government’s spending within the limit of what revenue is taken in has become critical. Yet, after decades of warnings that needs to be done, political leaders have not found the will to make it happen. Last week, it was reported ...

Warren owes us all an apology

Editorials

One popular dictionary defines a bigot as “one who regards or treats members of a group with hatred or intolerance.” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., fits right in. Warren wants badly to be president of the United States. During the weekend, she was in top form during a speech to a ...

Sununu allows the death penalty in New Hampshire

Local Commentary

On June 21, Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a bill that would have abolished the death penalty in the state of New Hampshire. Twice before in the Granite State has capital punishment come very close to its demise, with an abolishment bill making it to the governor’s office, only to be vetoed each ...

Warren owes us all an apology

Editorials

One popular dictionary defines a bigot as “one who regards or treats members of a group with hatred or intolerance.” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., fits right in. Warren wants badly to be president of the United States. During the weekend, she was in top form during a speech to a ...

Sununu allows the death penalty in New Hampshire

Local Commentary

On June 21, Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a bill that would have abolished the death penalty in the state of New Hampshire. Twice before in the Granite State has capital punishment come very close to its demise, with an abolishment bill making it to the governor’s office, only to be vetoed each ...

Vocational education

Editorials

Everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and doctorate degrees, if they so choose. However, it seems that college is not the correct route for everyone. If it were, the significance of individual academic achievements would be diminished. A clear ...

Exceptional escape artist

Letters

I don’t want to perpetuate a disagreement between me and another writer to this newspaper whether Hillary Clinton violated the law when she “was extremely careless” while handling classified information using her private email system, but I’d like to correct some ...

Shame on them

Letters

The article written by Ms. Lothrop in the Aug. 5 newspaper has many true statements. However, she hasn’t given the whole story. While it is true about people sending children here alone without the parents, many of these people have no idea that the children will go to the detention ...

Room to improve

Letters

A recent report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book, ranked New Hampshire No. 1 in the United States for overall child well-being. We all know that New Hampshire is a great place to call home, and some have highlighted the report as proof that we have done enough for ...

By the time we got to Woodstock

Local Commentary

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic and historic events of our time. Most feel it pales in comparison to another momentous event of that year, when Nashuans were glued to their TV sets watching the late Neil Armstrong proclaim, “One small step,” while becoming the ...

Stop bogus election fraud claims

Local Commentary

As the first-in-the-nation state, with the eyes of the world upon us, ensuring that New Hampshire’s elections are fair and secure could not be more important. Yet for far too long, too many lawmakers and state officials have used unfounded claims of voter fraud as a poor excuse to keep ...

July 2018 saw above normal temps

Local Commentary

July began with a developing heat wave that began on the final day of June. Hot and oppressively humid weather would linger across the region through July 6. Seven consecutive days would reach or exceed 90 degrees for a high temperature bringing the Gate City its fourth-longest heat wave on ...

Improve program

Editorials

Learning algebra, biology and government can be quite the challenge for many middle and high school students. However, imagine also trying to learn the very basics of the English language at the same time. This is the predicament many students in the Nashua School District now face. In fact, ...

Tariff troubles

Editorials

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on foreign sources of metal seem to be helping the steel industry in the Midwest, but the retaliatory actions China, Canada and the European Union are taking against the U.S. seem to be hurting New Hampshire businesses. In fact, according to estimates ...