Editorials

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 ...

We have the chance to choose

Recently we heard an interesting take on living in a small, rural town. It was brought up at Lyndeborough Town Meeting by a man who was the only person to vote “No” on a series of warrant articles seeking funding for several of the town’s capital reserve funds, something that the town has ...

Electoral College grumblings

We were somewhat surprised to see a fellow New Hampshire newspaper publish such a scathing indictment of the process that has been used to elect presidents since George Washington: the Electoral College. This is especially true because if the Electoral College were no longer used to elect ...

License issue is a challenge

Is New Hampshire – with its Democratic-dominated House and Senate, as well as an all-Democratic federal delegation – now a more liberal state than Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey and even New York? That is obviously a subjective question. However, the New Hampshire House of ...

Keep rates reasonable

Utility provider Eversource Energy earned more than $1 billion in 2018, including $231 million during the last three months of the year, alone. According to the company’s 2018 earnings report, Eversource serves nearly 4 million electricity, natural gas and water customers in Connecticut, ...

A political vendetta?

At long last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report may be ready for prime time. Attorney General William Barr has been perusing it and, at some point, the document will go to Congress. No doubt it will be leaked to the public within minutes. But Mueller has made it clear his team of ...

Snuff out the terrorists

The Islamic State terrorist group is finished, at least in Syria, President Donald Trump and some in the U.S. military are proclaiming. Well, good riddance. Unfortunately, however, the mission of civilized human beings the world over is far from accomplished. Trump this week displayed a map ...

Health care frustrations

Some estimates show proposed “Medicare for All” or other universal health care plans would cost taxpayers trillions of dollars to implement, so we are not sure this is something U.S. taxpayers can afford. However, given the current state of the health care industry, it is of little wonder ...

Tlapa has made a strong point

Regardless of the outcome of the recount of the Milford School Board election no one will be able to take away from Holleigh Tlapa the fact that more than 800 of her fellow residents took the time and the effort to write in her name. On the surface, that seems like a small chore but most ...

All-out attack: The troubles of Trump

We often wonder what goes through the mind of President Donald Trump when he chooses to attack others through his words. This is particularly true when it comes to his latest assault on the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona. “I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be,” ...

Trump, Congress deserve praise

Officials in some environmental groups were not at all happy last week when President Donald Trump signed into law the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act. But, you say, the act is a major step in protecting the environment. Indeed, the law, named for the ...

Paying the price for an elite label

What is it about so called “elite” universities that drives people, some of them famous, to get involved in what clearly were scams directed at getting their children into colleges they obviously couldn’t have gotten on merit? Speculation about motives has been rife ever since news of ...

Revive the recycling program

We were somewhat surprised to learn that Nashua’s city-wide recycling program is on schedule to run out of money by the end of March. During a special Tuesday Board of Aldermen meeting, officials from the Nashua Solid Waste Department and Public Works Director Lisa Fauteux told board ...

Top 10 Dems for 2020

Below is an updated list of the top 10 Democratic presidential contenders for 2020, as ranked by The Telegraph: 1. Kamala Harris of California – This member of the U.S. Senate continues to rank No. 1 on our list because she is a 50-something, African-American, female professional from ...

Weigh impact of fees

The role of local government should be to provide the best possible services at the most reasonable cost. The role of local government should not be to simply collect fees for no apparent reason. Nashua Board of Aldermen members are now considering an ordinance that would hike the monthly ...

We’re all in this together

This question has probably been around since the advent of overhead power lines and perhaps especially since the great ice storm of 2008, but it comes up again because Eversource, our regional power company, has asked the Amherst Planning Board to host a public hearing on its plan to remove ...

Pass important legislation

On Thursday, the New Hampshire House will consider a bill making the Exculpatory Evidence Schedule public. HB 155, as amended by the House Judiciary Committee, calls for the contents of the EES, formerly the Laurie List, to be subject to the state’s Right-to-Know law, meaning the public ...

Take stand against e-cigarettes

Kudos to Brian Bagley, principal of the Wilton-Lyndeborough Middle-High School, for taking a strong stand against the use of electronic cigarettes, suggesting the installation of a system that would detect their use in the school’s bathrooms. It is a big problem, he said, with as many as 40 ...