Opinion

Tow them away

Editorials

The situation at Garwin Falls in Wilton seems to be getting even further out of hand than it had been before officials decided it was, well, getting out of hand. The issue is people parking on Isaac Frye Highway and Putnam Hill Road – many of the parkers out-of-town visitors – who ignore ...

A true blessing

Letters

I want to commend two young ladies, ages 15 and 11. I am not going to put their names here so I don’t embarrass them. They know who they are. In the winter, they asked if they could shovel the driveway for me. Girls shoveling a driveway? Of course, I said yes. Not only did they shovel off ...

Bail reform siren song

Letters

On June 18, there was a letter praising bail reform for the potential cost savings. One should not fall for that siren song. First, bail is not about saving money, it is about safety of the defendant and the public and assuring the appearance of defendants. The costs shown for housing inmates ...

Impeach Trump

Letters

President Donald Trump’s failure to accept and act on the United States Department of Justice indictments of (July) detailing the Russians’ hacking into U.S elections in 2016 is treasonous. John O. Brennan, former director of the CIA from 2013 through January 2017, agrees, stating, ...

Andrews a good fit

Letters

Naomi Andrews’ record while serving as Carol Shea-Porter’s chief of staff, was exemplary. Their office was officially recognized by their fellow Representatives in the House for co-sponsoring the most bipartisan legislation, without ever compromising their values or principles. This is the ...

Uniquely qualified

Letters

Congressional District 1 covers municipalities from Chatham in the north to Plaistow in the south. It consists of 671,000 inhabitants – approximately one-half the state’s population. Among voters, 25 percent are Democrats, 34 percent are Republicans and 41 percent do not declare party ...

Not much has changed

Letters

In his recent letter to the editor, Mr. Timothy Tiches calls for the prosecution of Hillary Clinton, despite the fact that he failed to cite any evidence that she violated any law. In fact, many other elected officials over the years have made the same mistake made by Hillary Clinton, using ...

No repeat

Letters

After an unbelievable barrage of headlines revealing scandal after scandal, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was forced to resign in disgrace from his position in the Trump Administration. From his sweetheart D.C. condo deal with an energy lobbyist to his illegal $43,000 soundproof phone ...

Bad for the environment

Letters

President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. The nomination of Kavanaugh makes clear that Trump is determined to enact his corporate polluter agenda in all branches of government. To date, the Supreme Court has ...

Vote!

Letters

New Hampshire Challenge! In the last midterm election (2014), New Hampshire placed eighth in the rankings for election participation, which is in the top 20 percent. Even so, less than half of New Hampshire’s eligible voters went to the polls. We can do better! Everybody should vote. The New ...

A Granite Bridge too far?

Letters

Liberty Utilities is pushing hard for their Granite Bridge gas infrastructure project, but this is a risky proposition for New Hampshire. Liberty omits a critical factor from the equation, one that is likely to turn new gas infrastructure investments into stranded assets. Short-sighted bets ...

Nashua leading the way

Editorials

A decade ago, solar power was considered the wave of the future, with many touting it as a way to move away from fossil fuels and clean up the environment. For Nashua – and New Hampshire – the future is here. Solar arrays, once an expensive investment few could afford, are now much ...

Woodburn should resign

Editorials

In recent weeks, state Sen. Jeff Woodburn, a Democrat from Whitefield, has been making the rounds in his bid for re-election to District 1. One of his recent stops was at The Telegraph, sitting down with several of his party counterparts to discuss key issues that could impact the 2018 General ...

Woman’s efforts much appreciated

Editorials

Christmas – especially with the sweltering heat – seems a long way off. To be exact, 144 days. One local woman, though, isn’t letting that stop her as she continues to strive to honor – and bring good cheer – to active members of the military. Last year, Laura Landerman-Garber ...

Medalist Art Spiegelman: Comics as narrative art

Local Commentary

“The true cognoscenti know graphic novels are – at their best – an amazing blend of art literature and the theatre of the mind.” – John Ridley MacDowell Colony Medal Day is nearly here – the one day in the year when the public is invited into the inner sanctum of the artist’s ...

Water safety issue impacts us all

Editorials

“No one should have to question the safety of their drinking water,” U.S. Sen Maggie Hassan recently said when talking about a piece of legislation she supports. “This legislation is an important step forward in our efforts to protect against water contamination. By requiring the EPA to ...

It’s based on fairness

Letters

I was perplexed by the logic (or lack of it) in Ms. Cutshall’s recent letter claiming that HB 1264 is a voter suppression bill because it requires people to want to vote here to reside here. She alleges that the new law undermines democracy, because people who are here temporarily should be ...

A successful performance

Letters

Thanks in large part to The Telegraph’s publicity, about 250 turned out on Saturday evening to hear The Newmont (Vermont) Military Band concert. This collaboration between the Nashua Community Concert Association, Nashua’s SummerFun program and the Nashua School District was a ...

Our country’s failings

Letters

Aug. 2, 1776, is the day our founders signed our Declaration of Independence. “On August 2, 1776, a parchment paper copy of the Declaration was signed by 56 persons. Many of these signers were not present when the original Declaration was adopted on July 4. Signer Matthew Thornton from New ...

Demand action on Social Security

Local Commentary

Time is running out for timely action to ensure that Social Security is secure. Think back to 2002. It was only 16 years ago. For many of us, that doesn’t seem so long ago. Now, think forward 16 years to 2034. In that year the combined Social Security Old Age and Survivors Insurance and ...