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 to the many local residents and businesses who took pause Saturday to honor our veterans. Add to that, the many parades throughout the area, the mural dedication in Nashua and countless businesses offering free and discounted meals and goods, and you have one truly special day. We all should feel pride in what was done to honor these brave men and women. Even though Veterans Day comes but once a year, we should keep in mind the sacrifices made by those who served, each and every day.

Thumbs up and congratulations to George Katis for being named Citizen of the Year at the 89th annual Gala on Wednesday. Katis called the award a “great honor,” and said when he thinks of all the good he and his partners have accomplished over the years, “it makes my heart proud.” As it should. Katis, over the years, has made significant contributions to Greater Nashua, contributions that will last for many years to come. Without people like him, this city would not be as vibrant and successful as it has become.

Thumbs up and congratulations to the winners of Tuesday’s municipal elections. After this hard-fought campaign, it is important to remember that it is time to unite all those in the city and take aim at moving forward.

Thumbs up to area law enforcement officials for another round of arrests in the battle against drugs in our community. Nashua Police Department’s Narcotics Intelligence Division, Problem Oriented Policing Unit and Traffic Unit, participating in Operation Granite Shield, arrested seven people Wednesday. This certainly goes a long way in cleaning up our city.