Editorials

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Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter officials continue working to generate about $3 million needed to transform the Sacred Heart Elementary School at 35 Spring St. into a new facility to help the city’s growing homeless population. Last week, officials with the New Hampshire Community ...

Denny Claire more than a coach

Denny Claire sure knows how to make an exit. His Wilton-Lyndeborough Warriors softball team ushered him into retirement with an amazing victory over undefeated Epping in the Class IV championship game at Plymouth State University, a game they really weren’t supposed to win and almost ...

Living at the school

City leaders are strongly considering a sale of Elm Street Middle School, which at one time served as the Nashua High School, for renovation and conversion into an apartment complex. “So, that is one possibility, which would add 100 or 150 units of housing to that neighborhood, and we do ...

Valuable Lesson

It seems U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., should probably conduct more thorough background checks on those she hires to work in her office, in addition to doing a better job overseeing them once they are employed. Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that Jackson A. Cosko, a former ...

‘The wheels on the bus …’

You probably know at least the first couple lines of this popular children’s song, so we won’t bother to finish it. June 17-21 served as Ride Transit Week in the city of Nashua, as the Nashua Transit System celebrated its 10 millionth rider. “We have been running the bus service here ...

‘Bills, Bills Bills’

Last week, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., accused the Trump administration of intentionally delaying efforts to replace President Andrew Jackson’s portrait on the front of the $20 bill with that of American abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman. In 2015, Shaheen called on the administration ...

Don’t blame immigrants

On Saturday, we reported that the number of undocumented immigrants in New Hampshire and Massachusetts grew by about 60,000 from 2007-17. This is according to Pew Research Center, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. This increase is contrary to the nationwide estimate, which shows the U.S. ...

Lawmakers should pass these bills

No federal program protecting natural areas and assisting local and state recreation projects has had the reach and the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Thousands of individual initiatives – some possibly affecting you and your family directly – have been assisted by the ...

Thorough investigation is needed

If indeed Iran is behind recent attacks on several tanker ships carrying petroleum products, action by the world community – not just the United States – may be necessary. But as of Thursday, only circumstantial evidence of Iranian complicity had been provided. On was on that day that two ...

What unites Dems?

What issue seems to unite members of the Democratic Party these days? Is it climate change and the desire to eliminate all fossil fuels from the American energy portfolio? Not quite. Although many Democrats support the so-called Green New Deal, plenty still stop short of calling for a full ...

Who will meet the challenge?

We have never seen anything quite like the field of 24 candidates now running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. As journalists, we at times find it somewhat overwhelming to keep track of not only the candidates, but the plans they are espousing. We can only imagine how confusing ...

Space dream

From the 1950s through the end of the 1980s, the U.S. was obsessed with space exploration. The height of this era was the July 20, 1969 moon landing. This time frame aligned with the height of the Cold War. Certainly, much of NASA’s work was done to ensure the U.S. did not surrender the ...

Consider wage hike carefully

New Hampshire is the only state in Democrat-heavy New England (plus New York) that features a minimum wage lower than $10.10 per hour, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Even some so-called “red states,” signifying their voters’ relatively strong approval of President Donald ...

We must learn from these incidents

Last week’s mass murder in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was more bloody proof that we Americans need to do more to curb such violence. It also indicated both why more gun control laws are attractive to some politicians – while futile in achieving the desired result. Hours after emailing his ...

Oversights need adjusted

Someone finally noticed something was wrong at the Mount Carmel Health System hospital near Columbus, Ohio – but only after 25 people had died, allegedly because a doctor ordered they be given excessively large doses of a painkiller drug. Dr. William Husel has been charged with murder in ...

Why do you serve?

Five of the nine Nashua Board of Education members feature terms that are scheduled to expire Dec. 31. They are: • Howard Coffman • Doris Hohensee • William Mosher • Susan Porter • Elizabeth Van Twuyver As of this writing, we are uncertain of the re-election plans for ...

Address PFAS problem

In an act so brazen it is almost inconceivable by today’s standards, polluters in the 1970s transported liquid hazardous waste from a Massachusetts incinerator for disposal in Nashua on a regular basis. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “over 800,000 gallons of ...

Remember the workers

“We’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of work.” Those who lived and worked in Appalachia during the 2016 presidential campaign likely have these words burned into their memories. After Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made the comments, those opposing her ran ...

Senators act on cue

It did not take members of the New Hampshire Senate long to follow our advice to end the state’s death penalty. Thursday morning, prior to the 16-8 Senate vote to override Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto to end capital punishment in New Hampshire, The Telegraph’s editorial board asked them to ...

Revisit the issue

For most Americans, Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land regarding abortion. Handed down in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court, the ruling placed the federal government firmly in charge of regulating whether and in what circumstances women can have their pregnancies terminated. But for the ...