Editorials

Marriage age needs to be higher

Rep. Cassandra Levesque has introduced a common sense bill to raise New Hampshire’s marriage age to 18, something any rational adult should be able to support. Right now, girls who are 16 can marry under a relatively new law that raised the age from 13, which was absurd. But Levesque, who ...

The dream lives on

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Telegraph looks back on one of the civil rights icon’s most famous addresses. The “I Have a Dream Speech” was given on Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The words King used 55 years ago still ring true ...

Parents rightfully concerned

A school shooting resulting in the death of students is an unspeakable tragedy. Though the reasons such tragedies occur – and the strategies to prevent them – can be debated, the horror of such an attack goes without saying. However, with all the talk of keeping guns out of schools, ...

Clear the snow off your car

Just in case you don’t think about such things as the amount of snow on the roof of your car and the danger it imposes, the state police have sent out this reminder: Clear that snow off or face a fine of $250 for a first offense, $500 for a second, and then possible license ...

Is Brown the answer for Dems?

While former Ohio Gov. John Kasich contemplates running for president on the Republican side, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is seriously considering a campaign for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Ohio’s significance and history in presidential politics is quite different from New ...

Use space heaters carefully

As we head toward the middle of winter, most New Hampshire residents are familiar with the arctic-like conditions that await us in the coming weeks. While enduring such frigid temperatures, residents may find the need to supplement their regular heating systems with space heaters. Though ...

Top 10 Dems

Recently, we posted rankings for the top three Democratic presidential contenders for 2020. However, when as many as 40 candidates have either confirmed they are running or are widely reported to be considering runs, this seems inadequate. Therefore, we are listing our top 10 contenders as of ...

Water issue must be addressed

One of the basic necessities of life is water. After all, the human body is made up of more than 50 percent of the substance. That’s why it is imperative that everyone has access to clean, palatable water. Over the past decade, we have seen many communities – like Detroit – go through ...

Common sense

Our friends in Wilton Peace Action are singing the praises of the state Legislature, which last week passed a ban on bringing guns into Representatives Hall. We join the chorus. Guns in the Legislature was always a bad idea that was emphasized when a Milford representative had hers fall out ...

Williamson made good points

Thursday night, potential presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson continued her swing through New Hampshire with a speech at Rivier University. Williamson said she is hoping to shed light on a number of pressing topics facing the country, including issues including the many issues facing ...

Williamson made good points

Thursday night, potential presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson continued her swing through New Hampshire with a speech at Rivier University. Williamson said she is hoping to shed light on a number of pressing topics facing the country, including issues including the many issues facing ...

Tree Streets idea will have impact

On Wednesday, many city residents gathered at Nashua PAL to brainstorm ideas on how to use $25,000 for a project or projects in the Tree Street neighborhood. Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess came up with the idea to engage residents living in that area. The effort is based on a concept known as ...

Controversy over event overblown

Over the past several days, there has been much controversy in Nashua about an event that is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nashua Public Library. The program – Drag Queen Teen Time with special guest Monique Toosoon – has many questioning library officials over their thought ...

Rail will help city move forward

Tuesday night the Nashua Board of Aldermen sent the Rail Transit Committee Report to the Committee on Infrastructure for consideration and study. This is yet – hopefully – another milestone in the process of brining commuter rail service to the Gate City. The Committee on Infrastructure ...

Bad behavior is unacceptable

Students and one parent found a charming way to end the year during a game between Newfound High School and White Mountains Regional High when, during a girls basketball game, some Newfound students – and the one adult – made “inappropriate, demeaning and harassing comments” to a gay ...

Progress in war on opioids

We admit to being pleasantly surprised to learn that opioid-related fatalities in the city of Nashua dropped from 45 in 2017 to 33 in 2018. Officials with American Medical Response attribute the decrease in deaths from heroin, fentanyl and other opioids to at least two factors: increased ...

Back to the moon

Fifty years ago this year – July 20, 1969, to be exact – the world stopped to watch in sheer amazement as Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. For a few fleeting hours, domestic strife regarding the Vietnam War and the other issues of the day did not seem as ...

Romney returns

Mitt Romney is all four of these things: 1) a former one-term governor of Massachusetts; 2) the 2012 Republican Party nominee for president; 3) an incoming U.S. senator elected from the state of Utah; and 4) a frequent critic of president Donald Trump. Therefore, it should come as no surprise ...

Fix brown water problems

Multiple reports of Nashua residents in the north end of the city getting brown water from their faucets make for an unsettling situation. According to Nashua Alderwoman Patricia Klee, the problem seems to be that many pipes throughout the city are simply too old, too small, or lack the ...

Guns not the only problem

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Ratified Dec. 15, 1791, the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution continues to be the source of political and legal debate. Clearly, ...