Editorials

Goals versus reality

Last week, Nashua city leaders said they plan to completely eliminate coal, oil and natural gas from use in all municipal buildings and vehicles in an effort to go 100 percent fossil free. “The devastating effects of climate change are on our doorstep, and we really need to start stepping ...

Resolve police issues

If a police department is spending $30,000 per week in overtime, this does not seem like a viable long-term strategy. According to soon-to-retire Nashua Police Chief Andrew Lavoie, this is the case in the Gate City. “And you know we average about $30,000 a week in overtime. I mean ...

Why seek office?

We certainly would never question the right of someone to run for public office, whether he or she would seek a seat on a local school board or the presidency of the United States. We do, however, wonder about the motives of some of the Democrats who have decided to run for president, as ...

GOP’s female folly

Speaking during a Tuesday event at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan discussed some of the problems he sees with the Republican Party under the leadership of President Donald Trump. Hogan is considering a GOP primary challenge to the president. With Trump, ...

Decision a victory for community

Wednesday’s Superior Court ruling that the Exculpatory Evidence Schedule – formerly known as the Laurie List – should not be considered part of a confidential personnel file is not only a victory for the press and journalists throughout the state, it – more importantly – is a win for ...

Respect voting rights

A new plan advanced in Nashua to allow elected officials to decide who fills vacant seats in city government is slightly concerning. Officials said because of relatively low voter turnout, they want to stop having immediate elections for vacant positions on city boards. During a Monday ...

Earning while learning

Going to college for four years or more is great if one knows how he or she plans to earn a living after finishing their studies. Some college majors lead to direct and obvious jobs. For example, education majors are trained to teach, accounting students learn how to be accountants, and ...

Beware of hepatitis A

Hepatitis A continues spreading throughout New Hampshire at an alarming pace. In fact, the 79 cases of this viral disease confirmed in the Granite State since November compare to a previous annual average of just seven. This means that in the last five months alone, New Hampshire has seen ...

Bring justice in Assange situation

Much of what governments keep secret from their people should be revealed. It is in the nature of public officials to keep knowledge that may threaten them quiet. But there is a difference between that and information that jeopardizes the security of an entire people. There are good reasons, ...

We still need to know more

Attorney General William Barr dropped something of a bombshell during testimony in Congress this week. But what he said should have come as no surprise. Though Barr was supposed to be testifying to a Senate committee considering the budget, questions turned to special counsel Robert ...

School budget raises concerns

Well, here we go again, a school board forced to look at paring its budget because voters aren’t happy. In this case, at least, the Souhegan Cooperative School Board budget actually passed in the March vote, but it was a narrow victory and it was won only because Mont Vernon brought in ...

Students show real class

It is said that our children are our greatest treasure and the future of our great community and country. This is once again on display at one local high school. The class of 2020 at Nashua High School South has come up with a unique way to get all their classmates involved and feeling ...

Event vital to community

If you missed the Empty Bowls fundraising event for the Share Outreach Food Pantry, you missed a chance for some really great food and, of course, the opportunity to help an organization that is there to help people in need. The symbol of the Empty Bowls event is a large number of empty ...

Businesses mark milestones

Two local landmark eateries were in the news last week, each celebrating a milestone. On Friday, The Telegraph shared the news of the re-opening of Main Street cornerstone Joanne’s Kitchen. Nine months after an electrical fire put the restaurant out of commission, ownership made a ...

Milford should be proud

Kudos to the board that handled the Milford School Board election recount. They did what was clearly a commendable job, one noted gracefully by Len Mannino, who had requested the recount after he and fellow board incumbent Bob Willette had been bested in March’s election by write-in candidate ...

Clipping addiction in Nashua

The stigma of drug addiction, even if one has not gone to prison, can be quite difficult to overcome. Thankfully, three recovering addicts have found success in life at Rise Barber Shop in Nashua. Chris Dinicola founded the business, while master barbers Craig Brewster and Seth Geraghty stay ...

Sidewalk shenanigans

Call us dense or dim, but we seem to be missing something when Nashua officials tell us they don’t have any money to repair the damaged sidewalks found throughout the city. “The city is responsible for the sidewalks. We realize that there are a lot of sidewalks in need of repairs and ...

Don’t break bank

We admit the idea of eating and drinking at a height of 65 feet in downtown Nashua, all while enjoying a concert at the planned Performing Arts Center, seems rather intriguing. Indeed, adding a rooftop terrace to the center set for construction at the former Alec’s Shoes building would allow ...

Come to your senses

Democrats on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee are playing a dangerous political game. In doing so, they threaten the nation’s security, as well as a time-honored facet of the justice system. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his investigation of whether President ...

An injustice in Chicago

Television actor Jussie Smollett lied when he claimed he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in Chicago, police there maintain. They say he used two accomplices to stage the assault, in a bid for publicity he may have hoped would help his career. Yet, other than a few days in jail ...