Editorials

All-out attack: The troubles of Trump

We often wonder what goes through the mind of President Donald Trump when he chooses to attack others through his words. This is particularly true when it comes to his latest assault on the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona. “I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be,” ...

Trump, Congress deserve praise

Officials in some environmental groups were not at all happy last week when President Donald Trump signed into law the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act. But, you say, the act is a major step in protecting the environment. Indeed, the law, named for the ...

Paying the price for an elite label

What is it about so called “elite” universities that drives people, some of them famous, to get involved in what clearly were scams directed at getting their children into colleges they obviously couldn’t have gotten on merit? Speculation about motives has been rife ever since news of ...

Revive the recycling program

We were somewhat surprised to learn that Nashua’s city-wide recycling program is on schedule to run out of money by the end of March. During a special Tuesday Board of Aldermen meeting, officials from the Nashua Solid Waste Department and Public Works Director Lisa Fauteux told board ...

Top 10 Dems for 2020

Below is an updated list of the top 10 Democratic presidential contenders for 2020, as ranked by The Telegraph: 1. Kamala Harris of California – This member of the U.S. Senate continues to rank No. 1 on our list because she is a 50-something, African-American, female professional from ...

Weigh impact of fees

The role of local government should be to provide the best possible services at the most reasonable cost. The role of local government should not be to simply collect fees for no apparent reason. Nashua Board of Aldermen members are now considering an ordinance that would hike the monthly ...

We’re all in this together

This question has probably been around since the advent of overhead power lines and perhaps especially since the great ice storm of 2008, but it comes up again because Eversource, our regional power company, has asked the Amherst Planning Board to host a public hearing on its plan to remove ...

Pass important legislation

On Thursday, the New Hampshire House will consider a bill making the Exculpatory Evidence Schedule public. HB 155, as amended by the House Judiciary Committee, calls for the contents of the EES, formerly the Laurie List, to be subject to the state’s Right-to-Know law, meaning the public ...

Take stand against e-cigarettes

Kudos to Brian Bagley, principal of the Wilton-Lyndeborough Middle-High School, for taking a strong stand against the use of electronic cigarettes, suggesting the installation of a system that would detect their use in the school’s bathrooms. It is a big problem, he said, with as many as 40 ...

Towing tumult

We admit to being befuddled by what seems to be an ongoing feud involving a downtown Nashua business owner and the operator of a tow-truck company based in Pepperell, Massachusetts. The parties involved are: • Kyle Ezzio, owner of the Lineage Vapors shop, which is located inside the large ...

Daylight saving time scheduled to return

Though we know many of you will miss the hour’s worth of sleep that comes with the return of daylight saving time this weekend, we have grown tired of it being dark by 5:30 p.m. every day. Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday. This means that, officially, time will tick from 1:59 ...

Exercise caution with wage

Most earning minimum wage in New Hampshire surely must meet one of these four definitions: • Young people who are just beginning their working years; • College or high school students; • Have a spouse or a significant other who earns a larger income; or. • Retirees who have other ...

No easy answers for PFAS

Environmental regulators have quite the mess on their hands when it comes to the topic of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. During a Monday New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services public hearing, Merrimack resident Kathryn Hodge asked DES Legal Coordinator Peter Demas, ...

Fix ELL problem

Statistics provided by the New Hampshire Department of Education state that as of Oct. 1, 2016, the Nashua School District employed one teacher for every 12.7 students. The statewide ratio at the time was one teacher for every 11.9 students. Multiple sources indicate the nationwide average ...

Parking woes continue

There is clearly a lot of faith in the economic future of Milford. Look at the restaurants going up at the corner of Nashua and South streets and at the old Souhegan Bank building on Nashua Street. And look at how well so many long-established restaurants are doing on the Oval. And now look ...

Is anyone listening yet?

Good grief, it seems early. The New Hampshire presidential primary is at least 10 months away – depending upon when Secretary of State Bill Gardner decides it should be held – yet we’ve already been inundated with candidates and more to come. Even New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio might ...

Tell full story on science

The notion of politicians being self-serving is not new or rare. Still, journalists should call out blatant hypocrisy when they see it. One clear case of this seems to be the whole idea of politicians who supposedly believe in science. This now seems to be a rallying cry for the left, as they ...

Politics: Nashua house parties

When you hear or read a reference to a “house party,” what visions enter your head? For some Americans, this undoubtedly brings to mind thoughts of college students chugging beer and eating pizza. Others may think of children gathering to celebrate a friend’s birthday with cake and ice ...

Step in the right direction

Last week, the New Hampshire Senate voted to approve Senate Bill 241, which would allow state officials to complete the Capitol Corridor Rail Expansion’s Project Development Analysis. This legislation, if ultimately signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu, would direct a portion of the ...

Proving hope to the community

The Gate City Bike Co-op has become an integral part of the community, providing free bicycles and bicycle repairs to the city low-income residents. The Co-op, though, now finds itself in need, as the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter plans to convert its Spring Street space into transitional ...