Editorials

There must be a better way

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, ...

Year of the Book a big success

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 ...

Keep rental housing affordable

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

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

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 ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

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 ...

Hope in North Korea

The niceties of diplomacy dictate that when world leaders meet, they smile, shake hands, even trade a joke or two. Kind words and gestures of trust are virtually mandatory. So it was this week in Singapore, when President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met. Before departing, ...

Money could be used

Do you have $15.4 billion socked away for a rainy day? We didn’t think so. But your government does, and the bureaucrats, backed by liberal lawmakers, don’t want to give it up. Analysts in President Donald Trump’s administration have found that amount of money locked up in inactive ...

Salute Old Glory

Today is Flag Day, on which really thoughtful Americans pay homage not to a mere piece of red, white and blue fabric, but to our nation for which it stands. But now also is another of the times in our history when critics of our government commit the error of assuming the flag represents it ...

Temple makes right decision

Last week, Hillsborough Superior Court Judge Charles Temple recused himself from the voter residency requirement case. In stepping aside, Temple cited his long-standing personal relationship with Bryan Gould, who was recently hired by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office to assist ...

Transgender bills a big step forward

Last week, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a pair of bills into law that will help to protect our transgender citizens. The first measure bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations. The second bans therapy that is aimed at ...

Lasting legacy

There are few people in life who truly have a lasting impact on individuals, shaping the way they carry themselves, their work ethic and their overall moral compass. One’s parent - for many - certainly may fall into that category. Teachers or professors also often fill that influential role ...

Voters send the right message

It may have been the fact that lots of young men get drunk and still manage to refrain from raping women that spelled the end of Santa Clara County, Calif., Judge Aaron Persky’s career on the bench. Persky drew fire two years ago when he sentenced Stanford University athlete Brock Turner to ...

Suspicion of power is needed

It is unfortunate in a way that even Republicans in Congress sometimes refuse to go along with President Donald Trump’s initiatives. But after eight years of former chief executive Barack Obama’s imperial presidency, one can hardly blame lawmakers for being on their guard. Another example ...

Crack down on immigration

A massive raid on a gardening and landscaping company in northern Ohio is a reminder that many illegal immigrants would not be in our country without active encouragement from a few unscrupulous business owners. More than 200 federal agents arrested 114 people in the raid on Tuesday. They ...

Bassett will do our state proud

Last week, the United States Navy commissioned the USS Manchester, a combat ship, that continues the service’s use of “littoral” combat ships, something it began in 2008. The Manchester will be the seventh such ship in what is known as the Independence Class, described as a program to ...

Money can’t buy immunity

The entertainment world’s dirty little secret – that money trumps morals – was on display again this week. After actress Roseanne Barr was fired by ABC over a racist tweet, stories of other questionable behavior began surfacing. An old picture of her dressed as Adolf Hitler and pulling ...

Bigotry can not be allowed

Social media is like alcohol, in some respects. When not handled with care, it can loosen inhibitions and affect judgment adversely. But also like alcohol, social media need not be harmful if used intelligently and in moderation. Ask Roseanne Barr about that. The entertainer’s career is a ...

Sugar tariffs may sink icon

You may want to pick up a pack of Necco Wafers or one of those little boxes of candy hearts while you can. It is possible they may not be around for long. If so, part of the blame rests with Uncle Sam. The New England Confectionary Co., maker of those and other candies, has filed for ...

Complaints should be investigated

Members of Congress made their bipartisan frustration with the Department of Veterans Affairs clear last week. The U.S. Senate approved a bill expanding accessibility of veterans to private health care providers as an alternative to the VA system. The vote was 92-5. Previously, the House ...