Editorials

Falling through the cracks

There is no secret to the homeless problem in Nashua. One only needs to take a walk along the Nashua River to find obvious signs of homeless encampments, including tents, sleeping bags, clothing, cooking equipment, etc. There is also no secret to the multiple community service agencies ...

Please be courteous and kind

This time next week, many families throughout the Granite State will be busy preparing their Thanksgiving feasts and opening their homes to loved ones from near and far. After a filling meal and some time on the couch, many also will be ready to hit the highways for Plaid and Black Friday ...

Curb teenage E-cigarette use

Tobacco is hazardous to our health. We have known that for many years. Finally, it seems the message about cigarettes, snuff and other traditional methods of consuming nicotine has gotten through to many young people. So they have turned to “vaping” - that is, using e-cigarettes that seem ...

Honor veterans

One hundred years ago today, the conflict many hoped was “the war to end wars” drew to a close. For decades, Nov. 11 each year was observed as Armistice Day. Now, we know it as Veterans Day, honoring those among us who have served at any time in the armed forces. Though the last ...

Two sides of rental market

A luxurious new apartment complex known as Lofts 34 is now open along the Nashua River. Featuring 200 units inside a renovated former factory, this spectacular property gives residents access to amenities such as an indoor putting green, a pet washing station and a theater room with ...

It’s time to fund the library

It will be interesting to see what architects come up with as they plan an expansion to Wadleigh Memorial Library in Milford. The library’s trustees are beginning to search for an architect to develop one, and we hope the plan will find eventual support. In 2015 and again in 2016, a $5.6 ...

Clean up the mess

For weeks, small forests of signs promoting dozens of political candidates have been demonstrations of the vigor of our system of government. Now, they are just litter. Some candidates and their supporters started the process of picking up their signs on Tuesday evening. It is pleasing to ...

Please pay attention

It really is a question about how much children mean to us. Are they precious enough for us to pay just a little bit of attention while we are driving? Not for some people – and that includes a few right here in our area. We doubt there is a school bus driver in our area who has not ...

Clarify ballot questions

The two ballot questions on the bottom of the Nov. 6 general election ballots are written in confusing legalistic language, so here’s what the ACLU, which supports both questions, has to say about them: Ballot Question 1 would, basically, again allow taxpayer lawsuits against the ...

Telegraph endorses Sununu

New Hampshire is better off than it was two years ago. Some may even say the Granite State is the strongest it has ever been in its 230-year history. New Hampshire consistently has had the lowest unemployment rate this year compared to other New England states as well as being significantly ...

Negron right for job

Washington, D.C., is a polarizing place. While this always has been the case, during the past few years it has become mired in bureaucratic red tape, inflexible partisanship and decisions that have been far from beneficial to the masses – including sometimes those here in New ...

Telegraph endorses Avard, Rosenwald and Wheeler

New Hampshire is a state steeped in tradition, proud of its politics and its people. It has distinguishing itself as a forerunner in setting the tone for presidential elections and having the record for the largest state legislature in the United States at 424 lawmakers. Election Day may ...

Get the lead out

Thanks to legislation Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law early this year, schools and licensed child car facilities will have to test their drinking water for lead by July 1. Our questions are: Why, in the year 2018, does it take a law for schools to make sure children are not drinking lead? ...

Time to move on

“I’d like to be president.” Those are the words numerous national publications attribute to former Secretary of State/U.S. Senator/First Lady Hillary Clinton from an event that took place during the weekend. There are several reasons why we believe it is time for Mrs. Clinton to step ...

Meals for students is a big deal

The idea of a child going hungry throughout a school day is both heartbreaking and aggravating. However, a sign that greets students walking through the cafeteria line at Nashua High School South each day seems to make the predicament for hungry children even worse. The sign reads: “No ...

Consider attending forum

With control of Congress in the balance, Democrats and Republicans across the nation are making their final campaign push before the Nov. 6 general election. Immigration and border enforcement, gun control, tariffs on foreign goods and health care are just a few of the issues on which members ...

Stop the violence

No one should ever be in fear while attending a religious service. Whether he or she is a Catholic, a Jew, a Muslim, a Baptist, a Lutheran, an Episcopalian, a Quaker, a Mormon, a Methodist, a Hindu, a Buddhist, or something else, those who live in America should feel free – and safe – to ...

Tone down rhetoric, find motive

Someone tried to send a bomb to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but it was intercepted by the Secret Service, it was revealed earlier this week. The Secret Service also was looking into what may have been an explosive sent to former President Barack Obama and many others. Police in ...

Cartoon misses the mark

We at The Telegraph stridently defend the First Amendment right to freedom of speech. After all, particularly on this page, that is what we practice. Therefore, we do not take criticizing another publication’s political cartoon lightly. However, we believe the attempt at satire an Arizona ...

Alarming

As tens of millions of dollars worth of federal grant funding continue flooding New Hampshire to battle the opioid epidemic, addiction and mental health counselors in Nashua said the city faces an escalating problem with methamphetamine. This human-made stimulant drug is more commonly known as ...