Local Commentary

Court Street needs another look

Nearly 25 years ago, the city bought the Arts and Science building at 14 Court St. for about $650,000, in part for the culture and in part for the parking lot next to the public library. An experienced arts director was hired, exciting plans were made … until reality set in. The building and ...

Take advantage of open enrollment

There is understandably some confusion about where things stand with the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Despite what you may have heard about what has been happening in Washington, the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land, and with open enrollment for plans covering ...

There’s fascinating stuff promised in some of those dots

For me, it commonly begins with a mark on paper; or more recently, on a computer screen. They’re just tiny spots on maps – old-fashioned, unfold-and-spread-out-on-the-hood-of-the-car maps or those accessed courtesy of the internet – but they often end up irresistibly fascinating me. I’m ...

Giving thanks for the blessings of 2017

The leaves are changing colors and that reminds me that the holidays are just around the corner. My favorite holiday is and always has been Thanksgiving. I love the idea of sitting back, taking stock and expressing gratitude for the good things in our lives, whether those be personal, ...

Registering to vote: It’s the first step

A share in the sovereignty of the state, which is exercised by the citizens at large, in voting at elections is one of the most important rights of the subject, and in a republic ought to stand foremost in the estimation of the law. – Alexander Hamilton Nashua’s ...

The case for bigger government

For about four decades, conventional wisdom has been telling us that government is too big. How much of our federal taxes go to paying civil servants inside the Beltway? Or outside it? And what do these federal employees do? I recently read that there are approximately 2.1 million federal ...

Relationships at the root of true gratitude

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude. It’s the season of fruitfulness, of harvest, of the regal color of late flowers as though the garden is building a great crescendo, the last hurrah before the killing frost. But I don’t sense a lot of gratitude around me. In fact, I ...

Stricter gun control means government tyranny

The gun smoke had barely cleared from the 32nd floor room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino where Stephen Paddock committed his atrocity, before Democrat politicians, late-night TV hosts and other left-wing types were calling for “common sense gun laws” to prevent further such acts. It ...

NCC sees increase in student success

NASHUA – Organizations sometimes carry preconceived notions about what they stand for, or what they are capable of accomplishing. For some, community colleges are not seen as a reliable pathway to success. But the truth is in the numbers. The parent organization of NCC, the Community College ...

Exciting changes at Science Cafe; events move to new location

Science Cafe New Hampshire is pleased to announce that we’re moving to DOWNTOWN Nashua! Starting Tuesday, we will be hosting Science Cafe Nashua at The Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar, 35 Railroad Square. We’re excited to bring science conversations to such an awesome venue and offer this ...

Sleeping in a box to incite change

True story. A few days ago, I received a phone call from a young lady who we will call “Andrea” about a personal and imminent situation she is facing. Andrea will be turning 18 this weekend and has been in foster care since she was 12. She has a job and got her high school GED, and wants to ...

Group announces dates for candidate forum

It is a mystery to many in local government that voters will head to the polls to vote for representatives in Washington D.C., but neglect to vote in municipal elections where their vote has a direct impact on their daily lives. Nashuans have the opportunity to set a positive example for the ...

Come smell the coffee at the Science Cafe

Science Cafe New Hampshire is set to resume after a summer hiatus by tackling the remarkably complex subject of “The Science of Coffee.” Coffee. For many of us, it is synonymous with morning, a Telegraph and the start of a new day. Mild or bold, dripped, perked or pressed; regular, ...

Greater Nashua has much to offer

A few weeks removed from arriving in Nashua, I still am amazed at all the things to see and do in the area. Thus far, every weekend has been a new adventure. Although I still am gaining my navigational bearings, I have become accustomed to the general traffic flow and can at least – most of ...

Board of Education members serve a vital role in community

“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people…they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” -Thomas Jefferson —- It has been understood since the days of our founding as a nation that education is the key to personal fulfillment and the health and growth of ...

Students, welcome back to school

My name is Jahmal Mosley, and I am your superintendent of schools for the Nashua School District. Today will be the first day of school in Nashua. I am looking forward to getting to know your children over the course of the school year, but first let me take this opportunity to tell you about ...

Global warming is not a myth

There have been many times in the past when we have witnessed deniers of reality. There were those who denied that the Earth revolved around the sun, deniers of the Holocaust, deniers in Weimer Germany, who called Einstein’s theory of General Relativity a hoax and deniers who claimed that ...

It’s tough to sleep with a new nightmare every day

I don’t know about you, but my stress level dropped while President Trump was on his working vacation. It was a vacation of sorts for me, too, from all the White House chaos. I’ll bet the press enjoyed a few days off as well – at least until the president began to hurl insults and ...

Fiscal irresponsibility a product of partisan politics

Gov. Chris Sununu and our friends in the Republican majority chose a partisan path for the budget, one even former House Speaker Bill O’Brien has praised. Gov. Sununu’s partisan Republican budget spends tens of millions more now and hundreds of millions more in the future on additional tax ...

Trumpcare changes for NH

The Congressional Budget Office has now officially “scored” Trumpcare and has estimated that 23 million will lose their health insurance. Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has made it possible for nearly 50,000 citizens of New Hampshire to get health insurance. The vast ...