Opinion

Energy strategy

Letters

The Office of Strategic Initiatives is collecting public comments regarding our state’s 10-year energy strategy. Some say more natural gas is a way to reduce energy prices, but that approach ignores important risks. New investments in fossil fuel infrastructure are likely to become stranded ...

Important news

Letters

If Greater Nashua residents relied only on The Telegraph for news, we would have not have heard about the recent indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, nine counts each that include conspiracy against the United States, money laundering, failing to register as a foreign agent, failing to ...

A matter of survival

Letters

A basic difference between the Republican and Democratic parties has been exposed. That difference is not that each has different approaches to winning elections and governing. It’s a malignancy that started in Arkansas, metastasize to Washington, D.C., and finally slew the patients. For ...

Honoring those who served

Editorials

“The U.S. military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they’re protecting us.” – Tom ...

Every day is Veterans Day

Letters

On Veterans Day, our nation collectively pauses to honor veterans – at Manchester, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, we will not only pause to honor veterans, we will take action to honor these men and women who made possible our way of life, our freedoms and the rights, ...

PAC would be destination

Editorials

On Tuesday, Nashua voters will head to the polls to elect aldermen, selectmen, board of education members and a variety of other officials. Residents also will have the opportunity to vote on a pair of ballot questions, one that will allow keno to help fund full-day kindergarten and another, ...

Center will bring positive returns to city

Local Commentary

Each year in New Hampshire, the arts generate $120 million in economic activity, in just four cities in the state. That impact translates to 3,851 full-time equivalent jobs, $81.6 million in household income and $12.4 million in local and state government revenues. (Source: NH Business Review, ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Editorials

Editor’s note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Telegraph weighing in – thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral. — Thumbs up to Bishop Guertin High School sophomores and seniors who spent ...

Taxpayers will bear the burden

Local Commentary

I’m writing this op-ed as this is the last chance to give an opposing view regarding the proposed Performing Arts Center before Election Day. On Tuesday, we will have a referendum question (which I’m opposing) that is NON-BINDING: “Shall the Board of Alderman pass the following resolution ...

Court Street needs another look

Local Commentary

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

Local Commentary

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

Local Commentary

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 ...

Absolute right

Letters

I want to thank both Faye O’Neill and Joe Bialek for taking the time to respond to my guest editorial (Stricter gun control means government tyranny) in the Oct. 8 edition of The Telegraph. By way of background, on Sept. 11, 2001, I was the vice chairman of the Massachusetts Port Authority ...

Responsible leadership

Letters

Alderman David Schoneman has represented Ward 3 taxpayers with fidelity since he was first elected in 2013. David stands for strong public safety, good infrastructure, wise public investment and no manipulation of the spending cap. He faithfully represents taxpayers as a non-partisan and ...

Experience and integrity

Letters

With the 2017 municipal election coming up next week, voters are faced with some very difficult choices in all of the races on the ballot. From Alderman-At-Large to Board of Education, every vote will matter. But with every vote comes a responsibility of the voter to know who they are voting ...

Honest, strong leadership

Letters

State Representative and Ward 5 Alderman Don LeBrun has either had a dramatic change of heart in the last few months, or he is not being honest with the public. At the Telegraph/LWV/Nashua Public Library-sponsored candidate forum of Sept. 27, he stated, “I’m a big proponent of all-day ...

Animals deserve better

Letters

Concerning animal control and the Nashua PD, as sickening as it sounds,it is the worst animal abuse country in the whole world. Every country in the world but America has excellent lase against animal abuse. I will never donate another dime again to any animal societies again. Maybe a dime of ...

Officials deserve our thanks

Editorials

The Nashua Police Department, along with all other agencies involved, deserve a great deal of thanks from city of Nashua residents for keeping everyone safe during the recent Beard Street standoff. Officials moved in quickly and dealt with the situation with professionalism and safety in ...

UN shows lack of understanding

Editorials

Under their president, Robert Mugabe, residents of Zimbabwe have suffered terribly. A 2008 report from Physicians for Human Rights sums it up: “The government of Robert Mugabe presided over the dramatic reversal of its population’s access to food, clean water, basic sanitation and health ...

‘Question for the day’

Letters

Recently, our governor signed legislation that requires, as I understand, all high school seniors must complete a course in civics and pass an examination on what they have learned. I applaud this effort by our legislature, as I believe that the failure of the education community to provide ...