Editorials

Kasich eyeing another run for presidency

Ohio Gov. John Kasich finished a distant second to future President Donald Trump in the 2016 New Hampshire Republican presidential primary. All signs point to Kasich making another run in 2020. He is scheduled to be the featured speaker during the Nov. 15 Nackey S. Loeb School of ...

Much work needs to be done

While the rest of us may be thinking of getting in a few last-of-summer days off in August, our U.S. senators will be chained to their workplace, the Capitol building. Normally, members of Congress are in recess during August. But this year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has ...

Consider minimum wage impact

Last week, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, signed legislation that will gradually increase minimum wage for those working in the Bay State to $15 per hour. Now, New Hampshire Democratic gubernatorial candidate Molly Kelly wants to do the same in the Granite State. “People ...

Punish those who prey on immigrants

Most illegal immigrants come to our country seeking economic opportunity. A few are fleeing violence or the threat of it. And many, the children to whom our hearts have gone out during recent weeks, have no say in the matter. But some of those coming across the southern border are bent on ...

Officials need to get moving

While the rest of us may be thinking of getting in a few last-of-summer days off in August, our U.S. senators will be chained to their workplace, the Capitol building. Normally, members of Congress are in recess during August. But this year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has ...

National security reality

U.S. Supreme Court justices who upheld President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban this week made it clear they were not ruling on whether his policy is wise, only on its constitutionality. But, by a 5-4 vote, justices affirmed Trump’s national security responsibilities give him the ...

Cut costs

Customers of Eversource, New Hampshire’s largest electricity provider, will see their bills spike 19 percent on Aug. 1. The state Public Utilities Commission approved the rate increase earlier this month. Eversource and New Hampshire officials said this rate increase will remain in place ...

There must be a better way

The time for Americans to be honest about “recycling” may have arrived. Thank the Chinese for forcing us into a discussion we should have had years ago. Millions of Americans separate materials such as paper and plastic from their garbage, placing the items in recycling bins. Then, ...

Year of the Book a big success

On Wednesday, Dr. Crisp Elementary School concluded its Year of the Book program with a celebration that focused on reading and a visit from an author that taught students how to bellow like howler monkeys. The program was the result of a $25,000 grant that gave each student 10 free books to ...

Keep rental housing affordable

During a conference this week at Saint Anselm College, officials with the New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau said an individual needs to make more than $22 per hour to afford an average two-bedroom apartment in the Granite State. The problem with that is, it was ...

Fix broken immigration system now

The current crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border involving migrant children being separated from their parents is the manifestation of decades of failed immigration policies by both Democrats and Republicans. To say the problem is complex is quite the understatement. Those seeking a better life ...

Market move good for downtown

On Sunday, downtown Nashua was abuzz, as thousands of residents and those from far and wide descended on the Farmers Market. This was the first week for the event – sponsored by Great American Downtown – at its new location. In previous years, the Farmers Market was located at Le Parc de ...

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 and congratulations to all area graduates. As this chapter ...

Hope in North Korea

The niceties of diplomacy dictate that when world leaders meet, they smile, shake hands, even trade a joke or two. Kind words and gestures of trust are virtually mandatory. So it was this week in Singapore, when President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met. Before departing, ...

Money could be used

Do you have $15.4 billion socked away for a rainy day? We didn’t think so. But your government does, and the bureaucrats, backed by liberal lawmakers, don’t want to give it up. Analysts in President Donald Trump’s administration have found that amount of money locked up in inactive ...

Salute Old Glory

Today is Flag Day, on which really thoughtful Americans pay homage not to a mere piece of red, white and blue fabric, but to our nation for which it stands. But now also is another of the times in our history when critics of our government commit the error of assuming the flag represents it ...

Temple makes right decision

Last week, Hillsborough Superior Court Judge Charles Temple recused himself from the voter residency requirement case. In stepping aside, Temple cited his long-standing personal relationship with Bryan Gould, who was recently hired by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office to assist ...

Transgender bills a big step forward

Last week, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a pair of bills into law that will help to protect our transgender citizens. The first measure bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations. The second bans therapy that is aimed at ...

Lasting legacy

There are few people in life who truly have a lasting impact on individuals, shaping the way they carry themselves, their work ethic and their overall moral compass. One’s parent - for many - certainly may fall into that category. Teachers or professors also often fill that influential role ...

Voters send the right message

It may have been the fact that lots of young men get drunk and still manage to refrain from raping women that spelled the end of Santa Clara County, Calif., Judge Aaron Persky’s career on the bench. Persky drew fire two years ago when he sentenced Stanford University athlete Brock Turner to ...