Editorials

Towing tumult

We admit to being befuddled by what seems to be an ongoing feud involving a downtown Nashua business owner and the operator of a tow-truck company based in Pepperell, Massachusetts. The parties involved are: • Kyle Ezzio, owner of the Lineage Vapors shop, which is located inside the large ...

Daylight saving time scheduled to return

Though we know many of you will miss the hour’s worth of sleep that comes with the return of daylight saving time this weekend, we have grown tired of it being dark by 5:30 p.m. every day. Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday. This means that, officially, time will tick from 1:59 ...

Exercise caution with wage

Most earning minimum wage in New Hampshire surely must meet one of these four definitions: • Young people who are just beginning their working years; • College or high school students; • Have a spouse or a significant other who earns a larger income; or. • Retirees who have other ...

No easy answers for PFAS

Environmental regulators have quite the mess on their hands when it comes to the topic of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. During a Monday New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services public hearing, Merrimack resident Kathryn Hodge asked DES Legal Coordinator Peter Demas, ...

Fix ELL problem

Statistics provided by the New Hampshire Department of Education state that as of Oct. 1, 2016, the Nashua School District employed one teacher for every 12.7 students. The statewide ratio at the time was one teacher for every 11.9 students. Multiple sources indicate the nationwide average ...

Parking woes continue

There is clearly a lot of faith in the economic future of Milford. Look at the restaurants going up at the corner of Nashua and South streets and at the old Souhegan Bank building on Nashua Street. And look at how well so many long-established restaurants are doing on the Oval. And now look ...

Is anyone listening yet?

Good grief, it seems early. The New Hampshire presidential primary is at least 10 months away – depending upon when Secretary of State Bill Gardner decides it should be held – yet we’ve already been inundated with candidates and more to come. Even New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio might ...

Tell full story on science

The notion of politicians being self-serving is not new or rare. Still, journalists should call out blatant hypocrisy when they see it. One clear case of this seems to be the whole idea of politicians who supposedly believe in science. This now seems to be a rallying cry for the left, as they ...

Politics: Nashua house parties

When you hear or read a reference to a “house party,” what visions enter your head? For some Americans, this undoubtedly brings to mind thoughts of college students chugging beer and eating pizza. Others may think of children gathering to celebrate a friend’s birthday with cake and ice ...

Step in the right direction

Last week, the New Hampshire Senate voted to approve Senate Bill 241, which would allow state officials to complete the Capitol Corridor Rail Expansion’s Project Development Analysis. This legislation, if ultimately signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu, would direct a portion of the ...

Proving hope to the community

The Gate City Bike Co-op has become an integral part of the community, providing free bicycles and bicycle repairs to the city low-income residents. The Co-op, though, now finds itself in need, as the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter plans to convert its Spring Street space into transitional ...

No special treatment

Less than a month after winning their sixth Super Bowl, the Patriots are in the news again – this time for all the wrong reasons. Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the Pats, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage ...

Enforcement must be a priority

Local, state and federal advocates of more limits on firearms ownership and use might do well to take aim at another method of curbing the mayhem caused by gun violence – enforcing existing laws. Just a few days ago, five people were killed and six others wounded when Gary Martin pulled ...

Giving a second chance

One of the attitudes that differentiates most Americans from the vicious murderers of the Islamic State terrorist group is compassion. IS killers consider it a weakness. We take pride in it. Perhaps we ought to show Hoda Muthana some of that compassion. Muthana once lived in Alabama. A few ...

Superfund sites a priority

Efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and local developer Bernie Plante to cleanup the Mohawk Tannery site in Nashua are ongoing. Near the Nashua River, this property is known to feature radioactive barium, as well as carcinogenic dioxin and arsenic. However, this is not the ...

Government overreach

Men who smoke tobacco are 23 times more likely to develop lung cancer as compared to those who do not, according to the American Lung Association. The numbers for female smokers are slightly less dire, as they have only a 13-fold chance of getting lung cancer as compared to women who do not ...

Change in start time a good thing

Too bad they have to wait a year, but starting in September 2020, students in Amherst middle and high school will be able to get a bit more sleep in the morning because school officials there finally decided to make start times later. We say “finally decided” because we can’t for the ...

Top 10 Dems

The top 10 Democratic presidential contenders for 2020, as ranked by The Telegraph: 1. Kamala Harris (Ranking steady at No. 1) — We are not surprised to see Harris emerge as the early frontrunner. If one were to pick the main qualities of someone who embodies the modern Democratic Party, it ...

Action needed on gun issue

In October, the Nashua School District’s Weapons on School Property policy had to be changed to align with state law. The original policy stated: “Weapons are not permitted on school property, in school vehicles or at school-sponsored activities. This policy applies to students and members ...

Kudos

We do not know the name of the New Hampshire state trooper who, after last week’s snow storm, issued 17 tickets to drivers who had not bothered to clear the snow off of their cars, thus finding themselves in violation of Jessica’s Law, named for a young woman killed when flying ice hit a ...