Editorials

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, ...

Tracking big banks

Last week, financial services giant Wells Fargo agreed to pay $575 million to resolve claims that bank employees opened accounts, transferred funds and completed credit card applications – all without the consent or knowledge of customers. All 50 states and the District of Columbia filed ...

A step forward

The year of 2018 has had many notable movements and moments, but one of the most culturally shifting has been the #MeToo movement, which began in 2017 and continued to pick up steam throughout this year. The movement, which serves as a platform for victims of sexual assault and harassment to ...

Ranking Democratic contenders

As New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner vows to take the steps necessary to ensure the Granite State’s presidential primary maintains its importance and first-in-the-nation status, we acknowledge that voters in other states will join Granite Staters in determining the 2020 nominees ...

Be responsible

Two things are coming as we approach the new year and it is wise to be aware that they loom: The first is the insanity of New Year’s Eve when far too many people give themselves permission to act in ways they would never act on any other day. They go a little nuts, they drink too much, they ...

VeoRide has been a success

With winter bearing down, most people may not be thinking about a leisurely bicycle ride. In Nashua, though, the VeoRide bike program is going strong, even in inclement weather. In June, a fleet of bicycles were delivered to the city. Over the next several months, countless residents took ...

Going above and beyond

We pull out all the stops for Christmas. Household budgets are torn up in our determination to get the perfect gift for everyone on our lists. Many set aside a few dollars, perhaps more, in our concern for the less fortunate. We push a few dollars through the slots in Salvation Army red ...

The meaning of Christmas

The following is from the Gospel According to Luke 2:1-20: And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one ...

No breaks for drug offenders

Approval by the U.S. Senate of what is being called a criminal justice reform bill could have ramifications that reverberate across the country. Need we say more than the measure, expected to be passed by the House of Representatives and signed into law by President Donald Trump, focuses on ...

Crack down on fentanyl

We are calling on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Food and Drug Administration, the FBI, and any other federal agency that may seem to have an interest in protecting the public from unscrupulous pharmaceutical firms and medical professionals: Stop the illegal fentanyl ...

Don’t let D.C. pick nominee

The last thing our country needs is to allow the “establishment” to select the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. You may ask, “Who or what is the establishment?” In our opinion, the establishment refers to a Washington, D.C.-based coalition of powerful lobbyists, political ...

Program vital to community

No one can argue that eating healthy the majority of the time isn’t important – especially for youngsters. That’s why programs like the Share of Strength’s Cooking Matters are imperative. The six-week program is being taught by Cooking Matters Program Assistant Katie Robertson, with ...

Taking cybersecurity more seriously

Hopefully the data breach at Marriott that potentially exposed the personal data of roughly 500 million guests is enough to make both businesses and elected officials take cybersecurity more seriously. The Marriott breach is just the latest to make the news. Darden Restaurants, which owns ...

Bringing comfort and joy

For so many people, this really is, as the song says, the most wonderful time of the year, and among those people, we can count everyone who has attended recent visits from Santa or the lighting of official community Christmas trees. Or holiday tree or just town tree as some ...