Opinion

Defending N.H. families

Local Commentary

People in New Hampshire and across the country have made it clear – they are tired of the partisan attacks on their healthcare. They want Democrats and Republicans to work together to improve access to affordable healthcare and protect those with preexisting conditions. As a member of the ...

‘Why not?’

Editorials

The recent search of Milford High School by five drug-sniffing dogs apparently turned up no drugs. At first blush, that’s a good thing. But finding no drugs doesn’t mean that teenagers aren’t using drugs. It just means that, this time, no drugs were found. Indeed, a memo sent to ...

Comcast Cares Day thank you

Letters

On behalf of the Windham Recreation Department, thank you to Comcast NBCUniversal for the two projects that they volunteered with in Windham – Bingo with the Seniors and Sprucing up Wonderland Playground. On April 30 and May 4, more than 50 volunteers from the Town of Windham joined forces ...

‘100 percent fossil free?’ – Nonsense!

Letters

I don’t want a “climate” mayor, I want a “budget” mayor. Don’t waste our money on feel-good eco-nonsense that is driving up our taxes and driving seniors on fixed incomes out of their homes. Electric cars don’t eliminate emissions, they just move the emissions to a different ...

Fix Route 101

Letters

I agree with the Telegraph editorial of Sunday May 5, 2019, in that The Route 101 bypass is a hot spot of horror stories. The historic crash data, I believe, proves this to be true. I do not; however, agree that the solution is to lower the speed limit. The bypass was built as a limited access ...

Pride in the park

Editorials

Though skateboarding may not be for everyone, Nashua has a fine facility for those who wish to participate in the form of the David W. Deane Skateboard Park. “This park here is definitely, in my opinion, the best in the whole Northeast right now. In my opinion, this one blows the Boston ...

Focus on real issues

Editorials

Without much effort, we can name five real questions that presidential candidates of any political party should spend time answering while they are on the 2020 campaign trail. Here goes: 1. Even with Obamacare in place, thousands of Americans still have no health insurance at all, or have ...

Useless beauty and the birds: Charles Darwin’s peacock

Local Commentary

“The sight of a feather in a peacock’s tail, whenever I gaze at it, makes me sick!” – Charles Darwin Why beauty? After a long winter, nothing pleases as much as spring, warmth, and the sounds and sightings of birds. There are no less than 10,000 divergent species on which nature ...

Reject original ordinance

Editorials

After multiple proposed amendments to Nashua’s ordinance that would raise the legal age for nicotine from 18 to 21 failed during the lengthy Monday Personnel and Administrative Affairs Committee meeting, the ordinance was referred back to the Board of Aldermen in its original form. The ...

Deeds have not matched actions

Local Commentary

After showering 5% pay raises upon New Hampshire Liquor Commission executives, is the state ready to be as generous to caregivers? A rally in front of the Statehouse in Concord on May 6 showed how energized more than 50 groups are in support of Senate Bill 308, to improve health care workforce ...

Oppose HB 481

Local Commentary

On behalf of the New Hampshire Academy of Family Physicians, I speak in opposition of HB 481. As a family physician, the commercialization of marijuana would adversely affect the health and safety of our most vulnerable population, children. While, the Academy supports research and ...

Planning repairs

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Just about anywhere one goes in America – from coastal metro areas, to Appalachia, to the Great Plains – the needs for infrastructure improvements are obvious. Infrastructure is an all-encompassing term that includes roads, bridges, water lines, sewer lines, dams, landfills, and many ...

Address airport matter

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Imagine being a passenger in an airplane landing at an airport with deteriorating pavement. Somehow, we do not believe this is a good idea. According to Nashua Airport Manager Chris Lynch, the problems at Boire Field are becoming serious. “It gets to the point where it’s no longer safe ...

Man of mystery

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We have no idea what was going through the mind of 73-year-old Hudson resident Gerald Gutekunst when he allegedly started a fire early Monday morning. However, the situation that unfolded demonstrates how the already difficult jobs of police officers and firefighters can be even more of a ...

On the mark

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We applaud Nashua Board of Education members on Monday acting to approve a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) course on marksmanship that will involve air rifles. The course will allow cadets, once trained, to shoot air rifles in the field behind Nashua High School ...

The power of belief: The power to change

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“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James Imagine a solar-powered sign that supplies power to local schools. If the sun hits the sign the same place every day, why not harness that power to make a difference? Imagine planting 1.5 ...

Political con job

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Con artists succeed primarily by convincing their victims that riches can be had with little or no investment or risk. So do some politicians. Contenders for the Democratic Party nomination for president next year seem to be engaged in a race to determine which one can offer the most ...

Goals versus reality

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Last week, Nashua city leaders said they plan to completely eliminate coal, oil and natural gas from use in all municipal buildings and vehicles in an effort to go 100 percent fossil free. “The devastating effects of climate change are on our doorstep, and we really need to start stepping ...