Editorials

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 ...

Foolish

Unless they find motorized transport, the at least 7,000 Central Americans trudging on foot through Mexico will not arrive at their destination, the U.S. border, for three to six weeks. Good. U.S. officials will need all the time they can get to prepare for the small army’s arrival. Use of ...

What about the others?

Thoughtful Americans ought to be concerned about the murder of a journalist who wrote columns about Saudi Arabia for the Washington Post. But what about the other 44 journalists who have met violent deaths this year? What about the 48 who perished in 2017? Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian ...

Consequences

Clearly, officials in some Central and South American countries are capitalizing on U.S. domestic policies to handle some of their own problems. The fact they get to embarrass President Donald Trump’s administration seems to be a bonus for some of them. Rampant violence and poor economies ...

Toying around with safety

Columbus, Ohio, police Officer Peter Casuccio made headlines this week after telling an 11-year-old the boy was lucky to be alive. Good for Casuccio for doing what the lad’s parents should have. Casuccio was on patrol last Saturday when he received a call about two youngsters brandishing ...

It needs to end

Actions by some Democrats in the U.S. Senate has resembled nothing as much as a temper tantrum during recent weeks. One might have thought that after the vote to confirm the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, they would have decided more mature behavior was appropriate. But ...

Learn from mistakes

Behavior by some Democrat leaders in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice reminds one of some sports fans who just can’t believe their team lost. You know the refrain: We was robbed! But Democrats who engaged in character assassination against Kavanaugh ...

Don’t discount female candidates

We were a little disappointed at the turnout for the Women Run! forum at the Amherst Town Library, not because of the size of the audience, but because all audience members were women. While it was important for women to hear an empowering message from women who hold elected office – state ...

Innocent until proven guilty

Entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein was chosen long ago as the poster pervert for the #MeToo movement. Yet this week, he became a reminder that justice in America is for everyone, not just people we like. Weinstein has been accused by many women of having used his power to victimize them ...

Properly use HUD funds

More than $1 million worth of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding is on the way to Nashua to help those who live in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods. We are trusting city leaders to ensure proper use of these tax dollars. “Community Development Block Grant funding ...

Who are the Dems?

Knowing what one is NOT is a lot easier than knowing what one is. It came as little surprise Wednesday morning when former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg officially switched his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat. “At key points in U.S. history, one of the two parties ...

Watch for warning signs

Prostate cancer are ugly words to American men. That’s because the disease is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, and it’s the leading cause of cancer deaths in men, behind lung cancer. Long labled the “silent killer,” prostate cancer often develops in men without any obvious ...

National Newspaper Week

“When the public’s right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.” – Christopher Dodd ––– If the past few years have taught us anything, it is that freedom of the press is more ...

New structure will be a great addition

The Milford town history says that the remains of the old stone ediface on Tonella Road were once the office of Tonella and Sons, but if you look at photos and let your mind run free, they could be almost anything. Plans call for the building to be disassembled and moved to the east entrance ...

An example of positive interaction with police

Here’s one of the things we like about life in these parts, this example happens to come from Wilton, but we suspect other towns regularly do the same thing: “At 3:37 a.m. police located two juveniles walking near Chabot Way and gave them courtesy rides to their homes.” We understand ...

Take another look

When will the electricity be back on? Is the water safe to drink? Which streets were damaged so badly they need to be closed to the public? Can school buildings be repaired and reopened quickly? Do any municipal employees need time off to ensure their own families are safe? That is just a ...

There must be consequences

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un insists he is prepared to scrap his nuclear weapons and, presumably, his intercontinental missiles. But he didn’t say anything about cyberwarfare. Whether Kim will keep his promises about military hardware remains to be seen. Indeed, as President Donald ...