Opinion

Crimes against humanity

Letters

On Sunday, November 25th, 2018, I viewed online images and read news stories of U.S. Border Agents use of tear gas to envelop brown-colored immigrant women and children, who were screaming and coughing in pain. Over the past year, I heard of stories of young immigrant children being taken out ...

Building on Hope

Letters

It hardly seems possible that Building on Hope is looking for its next “Extreme Makeover” project. Building on Hope is a group of volunteers who work with builders, architects, designers and suppliers to make physical improvements to facilities of charitable organizations in need. Over the ...

Competitive race needed

Letters

Granite Staters spoke loud and clear when they elected a new Legislature early this November. Democrats now control both the House and Senate, and as a member of that young and diverse progressive caucus, I am writing to express my concern about the state of our democracy. As Barbara Liscord ...

Fee for not using gas … what’s next?

Letters

Pardon me, but I think that the local gas company has given us an early Christmas present, OR NOT! It’s called a revenue decoupling charge. What that means is since the gas company has just asked for – but has not yet been approved by the NHPUC – a rate adjustment of $0.7411 per therm, ...

December dilemma

Letters

This is my December dilemma: how to respond when people wish me a “Merry Christmas.” I am not Christian, and like many other Americans, I do not celebrate Christmas. I could be snarky and reply with “Happy Hanukah,” knowing that they probably do not celebrate that festival like I do ...

‘Our brethern,’ revisited

Letters

Regarding Don Sanborn’s Nov. 11 letter to the editor about the caravans making their way toward our southern border: Especially because the author invoked the name of Jesus, this letter bothered me greatly. But it touched on so much it was hard at first to work through all the issues. Here is ...

Remembering Jim Scanlon

Letters

Longtime town councilor and inveterate op-ed writer Jim Scanlon passed on Nov. 18 in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he and his wife Judy had resided since moving from Bedford in December 2016. Jim and Judy were friends and neighbors of mine and my late wife Cindy’s for 15 years. Ever feisty, ...

Farce

Letters

After watching the Budget Review Committee on channel 16, we were glad that Alderman Jette was present, even though he isn’t a voting member. He expressed the views of many city voters who are either against the Alec’s Shoe store becoming an arts center or spending taxpayers money on this ...

Keep disability trust fund

Editorials

After several years in which it appeared instances of coal miners’ pneumoconiosis – black lung – were decreasing, the disease seems to be making a comeback in our country. Now is not the time to phase out a federal program intended to help victims. Long-term exposure to coal dust was ...

Boat ramp work welcomed

Editorials

After several years of planning, it looks like a new boat ramp will be constructed on the Merrimack River in Greeley Park. Officials announced that access will be improved – for recreational and emergency personnel use – and a total of 24 parking spaces will be added. Twelve of those ...

Kettle drive kickoff

Editorials

On Friday, at the Statehouse in Concord, Gov. Chris Sununu will officially kick off The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle fundraising drive. Although many of the familiar red kettle already can be seen throughout the state, Sununu is looking to bring more attention to the annual ...

Object lesson in creativity: the maker movement

Local Commentary

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw We are, by nature, creators. Some of the most accomplished people in history are self-taught. They tapped into their own ...

Shop local

Editorials

Many of us get a little crazy during the holidays. Sometimes we just don’t use our heads. Clearly, the person who wrote a recommendation for one of those national consumer organizations wasn’t using his or hers. In deciding what model of a particular product to buy, shoppers should ...

Smoke detectors save lives

Editorials

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

Archive

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 ...

Inappropriate vote

Archive

At the last Bedford School Board meeting, members were pressured to vote whether to allow private developers access to the high school’s sewer and water lines for their proposed apartment project. The developers apparently felt that if they had a confirmed source of tie-in, it would ...

True and complete

Archive

Before the Board of Alderman Discuss O-18-029 tax exemptions of 25 percent to certain individuals, they should consider doing a complete reevaluation to all properties in the city. Nashua has not done a complete reevaluation in more than 30 years, who knows how many rooms have been added, ...

‘Make your voice heard’

Archive

Regarding the editorial of Nov. 17, 2018, “Make your voice heard.” A very good editorial! I suggest you run something like it every election time.

Support Gardner, save primary

Archive

To the voters of Greater Nashua: The Democrats have taken over the Legislature. I get that. The voters of New Hampshire have spoken. But did anyone expect that the Democrat-controlled Legislature’s FIRST official action will be to endanger New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary by ...