Opinion

We need true reform

Editorials

With drama over the “government shutdown” – engineered by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and fellow liberals – over, members of Congress can get down to work on a comprehensive immigration reform package. Time is of the essence, because of unconstitutional action taken by ...

It really is ‘the swamp’

Editorials

Some in the media were blaming the now-resolved government “shutdown” on “dysfunction” in the U.S. Senate. That really is not the case. The Senate is functioning just fine – but many of its Democrats have decided to use the shutdown for political purposes. On the other hand, the ...

It’s time to get down to business

Editorials

Saturday’s announcement of a tentative deal between the Nashua Board of Education and Nashua Teachers’ Union is great news. Without a contract since last year, teachers have been on edge, and although its been business as usual in the classroom, we’re sure the uncertainty weighed on all ...

Some passing thoughts

Local Commentary

Even though Saturday was a balmy 45 degress, I know that certainly won’t last for long. Most of my life, I’ve foregone a coat in the winter, but since moving to the Grantie State about six months ago, that hasn’t really been an option this winter season. Don’t get me wrong, West ...

Buchanan is wrong

Letters

Is Pat Buchanan the best The Telegraph can do for analysis that contributes to our thinking about immigration? Buchanan’s fixed point, in column after column that you publish, is the idea that there is a white, Christian core of America, and that America will fail if enough people come here ...

An honorable politician

Letters

Nashua and New Hampshire can take pride in the congressional candidacy of state Rep.Steve Negron. When elected, he will be the first congressman from Nashua to serve in the U.S. House since Judd Gregg won 38 years ago. Steve’s commitment to Nashua and New Hampshire shows in almost everything ...

New Hampshire’s legislative process has many facets

Local Commentary

Fun Facts: The New Hampshire Constitution of 1776 was the first to be ratified by any of the Commonwealths. The New Hampshire Constitution of 1784 became the template for the U.S. Constitution after we won our independence. The League of Women Voters of New Hampshire is pleased to partner ...

How can you make a dent in homelessness?

Local Commentary

Something I often hear people lament is their inability to make a meaningful difference. Indeed, sometimes our problems can feel so overwhelming, large and intractable that it’s hard to know where one can even begin. This month, I’d like to give a few simple ideas about how to make a ...

Supporting women veterans

Local Commentary

Women who serve in the military have unique needs. They are much more likely to be single parents than their male counterparts, and childcare is a significant issue both while in the service and when they return from service. The homelessness rate for female veterans is on the rise. Employment ...

Building connections is a big plus

Editorials

On Tuesday, the Nashua Public Library was brimming with diversity, as people from several African nations gathered to speak with the Cultural Connections Committee. Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess and Police Chief Andrew Lavoie, along with other city officials, led a discussion on how to increase ...

Local fitness program a big plus

Editorials

It comes as no surprise to us that Rick Katzenberg and the Holder family have gotten together to offer senior citizens a chance to exercise without walking about in our current walking conditions. Katzenberg, president of the New Hampshire Wellpoint Foundation, and the Holder family, owners of ...

Storytelling that helps and heals

Local Commentary

“Sometimes reality it too complex. Stories give it form.” – Jean-Luc Godard Who doesn’t love a campfire? Certainly it is the time of year we think of hibernation around a fire. It turns out that this love of fire is hard-wired in us – going back to our ancient ancestors. A fireside ...

Civil asset forfeiture is wrong

Editorials

Few people have any argument with the government seizing property owned by a drug trafficker. Often, houses, cars, boats, etc., not to mention the pusher’s cash, were obtained by breaking the law. But what about someone merely accused of a crime? We Americans are innocent until proven guilty, ...

Destabilization efforts must stop

Editorials

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad may have enjoyed a good chuckle over an Iranian official’s recent warning. Others familiar with the situation may have thought it less humorous. Iran has been wracked by anti-government demonstrations during recent weeks. Recently, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad ...

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 the city of Nashua and the school district for their recent ...

Why don’t we laugh anymore?

Local Commentary

A good friend of mine once said, “Ya gotta laugh!” That was his mantra, and he lived it until the day he passed on. What is wrong with our world today? Does anyone laugh anymore? Yes, we are in some serious times, with terrorism fears and threats, crazy people driving into crowds and ...

A slippery slope

Editorials

On Tuesday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives gave preliminary approval to a measure that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The bill allows for adults to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana and to cultivate it in limited quantities. The legislation now advances to the ...

If talks happen, we should be in

Editorials

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has threatened to attack the United States with nuclear missiles, and is testing rockets meant for that purpose. U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to retaliate, should such an assault occur. So, who’s the bad guy? Who’s the dangerous, unhinged threat to ...

Tissue engineering in N.H. topic of Science Cafe

Local Commentary

Science Cafe returns this month after a holiday break to tackle the topic of regenerative manufacturing – the production of living tissue. On Wednesday night, Science Cafe New Hampshire will meet again at the Riverwalk Cafe to discuss the science going on at the Advanced Regenerative ...