Editorials

Smoke detectors save lives

This is the time of the year when home safety experts warn us the danger of fire goes up. Colder weather means heating equipment shut off for months is put back in service. The Christmas season means some of us go all-out in decorating, sometimes overloading circuits and wires with hundreds, ...

Spotting fake news

It is the time of year when we at least try to have a greater perspective on our world and what we have to be thankful for. But it can be hard in our world today, with the clear evidence of hatred for certain groups – minorities, of course – and our continued inability to treat all people ...

N.H. primary still pivotal

A few national political commentators have recently questioned the relative importance of the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary in 2020. Why? They say, the Granite State’s population is not racially diverse enough to play a major role in determining the presidential nominee ...

Choosing a nominee

During the next 14 months, Democratic Party presidential contenders will probably bring similar messages to New Hampshire voters. They will most likely say something like: “Donald Trump is a terrible president. He is wrong for America.” Our reaction to this statement will probably be ...

Special day brings us all together

Today marks a day of thanks, when we all gather with family and friends to count our blessings and look to the future. We also join in thoughtful prayer for those less fortunate and band together in charity to make our community a better and brighter place. We at The Telegraph wish all a ...

Remember those in need

With the official start of the holiday season just a day away, our thoughts turn away from work and normal day-to-day life and shift to family, friends and togetherness. As we sit down at the Thanksgiving dinner table and count our blessings, we also should remember those in our community ...

Not above the law

Five million dollars is a lot of money. It is not nearly enough to compensate three men for being imprisoned wrongly – for 20 years. At least they ought to have some assurance that true justice will prevail in their cases. In 1995, three Cleveland,Ohio, men, Laurese Glover, Eugene Johnson ...

Brown far from an outsider

Soon after winning re-election to the U.S. Senate from Ohio, Democrat Sherrod Brown said he may consider running for president in 2020. Brown could be appealing to some Democrats, for two reasons. One is obvious: He isn’t Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden or anyone ...

Provide help to elderly

Sometimes in life, problems arise that are not anyone’s fault. It is simply a matter of not anticipating the issue. This seems to be the case that confronted Nashua homeowner Evelyn Berry. In the dead of winter last year, the 86-year-old Berry saw a hot water pipe break inside her mobile ...

Make your voice heard

We are certainly pleased with ourselves, we the voters of the United States of America, where we turned out “in force” for last week’s midterm elections. In force. Indeed. If by “in force” we mean more than in the midterms of four years ago, well, then one could accept that as ...

Falling through the cracks

There is no secret to the homeless problem in Nashua. One only needs to take a walk along the Nashua River to find obvious signs of homeless encampments, including tents, sleeping bags, clothing, cooking equipment, etc. There is also no secret to the multiple community service agencies ...

Please be courteous and kind

This time next week, many families throughout the Granite State will be busy preparing their Thanksgiving feasts and opening their homes to loved ones from near and far. After a filling meal and some time on the couch, many also will be ready to hit the highways for Plaid and Black Friday ...

Curb teenage E-cigarette use

Tobacco is hazardous to our health. We have known that for many years. Finally, it seems the message about cigarettes, snuff and other traditional methods of consuming nicotine has gotten through to many young people. So they have turned to “vaping” - that is, using e-cigarettes that seem ...

Honor veterans

One hundred years ago today, the conflict many hoped was “the war to end wars” drew to a close. For decades, Nov. 11 each year was observed as Armistice Day. Now, we know it as Veterans Day, honoring those among us who have served at any time in the armed forces. Though the last ...

Two sides of rental market

A luxurious new apartment complex known as Lofts 34 is now open along the Nashua River. Featuring 200 units inside a renovated former factory, this spectacular property gives residents access to amenities such as an indoor putting green, a pet washing station and a theater room with ...

It’s time to fund the library

It will be interesting to see what architects come up with as they plan an expansion to Wadleigh Memorial Library in Milford. The library’s trustees are beginning to search for an architect to develop one, and we hope the plan will find eventual support. In 2015 and again in 2016, a $5.6 ...

Clean up the mess

For weeks, small forests of signs promoting dozens of political candidates have been demonstrations of the vigor of our system of government. Now, they are just litter. Some candidates and their supporters started the process of picking up their signs on Tuesday evening. It is pleasing to ...

Please pay attention

It really is a question about how much children mean to us. Are they precious enough for us to pay just a little bit of attention while we are driving? Not for some people – and that includes a few right here in our area. We doubt there is a school bus driver in our area who has not ...

Clarify ballot questions

The two ballot questions on the bottom of the Nov. 6 general election ballots are written in confusing legalistic language, so here’s what the ACLU, which supports both questions, has to say about them: Ballot Question 1 would, basically, again allow taxpayer lawsuits against the ...

Telegraph endorses Sununu

New Hampshire is better off than it was two years ago. Some may even say the Granite State is the strongest it has ever been in its 230-year history. New Hampshire consistently has had the lowest unemployment rate this year compared to other New England states as well as being significantly ...