Opinion

Equal pay for women

Editorials

Equal pay for equal work has been one justification cited by those who believe the U.S. Soccer Federation’s World Cup-winning women’s team should be paid as much as those on the men’s team. But that is misleading: In an important way, the women are doing more valuable work. U.S. Sen. ...

Progress on opioids slow, steady

Editorials

We are heartened by statistics released last week by American Medical Response that show a positive trend in Nashua’s ongoing battle with fentanyl, heroin and other opioids. The number of overdoses in the city attributed to opioids through the first half of 2019 was 146. While that is 146 ...

Spend within means

Editorials

Nashua city officials should not take their 3-2 New Hampshire Supreme Court victory in the spending cap case as a mandate to go on a freewheeling shopping spree on the taxpayers’ dime. After all, Board of Aldermen members are still accountable to the voters. Last week, three of the five ...

Consider using all available tools

Editorials

Substance abuse is both a personal crisis and a public health challenge. Resources to battle it need to be viewed in that light. If a new study of how people purporting to be heroin users are treated by some health care providers is any guide, relatively minor federal policy changes could ...

Get ready New Hampshire

Editorials

New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 11, which is only about seven months from now. We would suggest these seven months are going to be like nothing before seen in the Granite State’s long and illustrious history of presidential ...

Talk vs. action: Who is in charge of our schools?

Local Commentary

From time to time over the past year, there have been news articles about the renovation needs at Elm Street Middle School, and the possibility of deciding to build an entirely new school rather than renovate. This conversation actually began at a meeting two years ago when the early estimates ...

I’m game

Local Commentary

Ok, I admit it. I like game shows. I enjoy the usual classics like Jeopardy (especially the episodes for kids where I can provide the correct questions to the answers), Wheel of Fortune and Family Feud. My favorite is probably a lesser known contest called Cash Cab. Although Wheel of Fortune ...

Science behind meditation

Local Commentary

To quote a leader in meditation, Sharon Salzberg. “Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.” For July’s Science Cafe we will delve deeper into Meditation. What does the science behind mediation tell us how it contributes to our mental and physical well-being? Can ...

June 2019: A bit milder than normal, on the wet side

Local Commentary

The first official month of summer brought slightly warmer than normal temperatures along with a surplus of rain to keep lawns and gardens green. June began with a couple of heavy rain events totaling nearly 3 inches before the first 6 days of the month were complete. That total would ...

A job well done

Letters

Just read Adam Urquart’s article concerning rappelling down the 300-foot-tall building in Manchester. The article was well written and interesting! Thanks to Adam.

Governor should sign

Letters

The New Hampshire Public Health Association is a statewide membership organization composed of health care and public health professionals. For over 25 years, it has brought together members who share a common goal of making sure that all of New Hampshire citizens live, learn, work and play in ...

The first step

Letters

The recent lawsuit concerning PFAS compounds that New Hampshire brought against selfish, for-profit chemical firms is fantastic and something that deserves the support of all New Hampshire residents. Governor Sununu is taking unprecedented actions and citizens across New Hampshire are grateful ...

Thank you, Telegraph

Letters

Annapolis, Maryland, a city less than half the size of Nashua, just noted last week’s anniversary of the massacre of five reporters. They were doing their jobs, serving their readers, and connecting their communities, in the presumed safety of a closed newsroom, when the gunman entered. We ...

Top 5 Dems in 2020

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Reparations to African-Americans. Cancellation of $1.6 trillion in student loan debt. Total elimination of all fossil fuels from the U.S. energy portfolio. Removing the existing barriers at the border with Mexico. Direct monthly cash payments of $1,000 to every American. Free abortions for ...

Welcome to Nashua, Amazon

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Online retail titan Amazon hopes to employ about 400 people at its new delivery station, which officially opened on Tuesday at 10 State St. in Nashua. Officials said this is the company’s first New Hampshire facility, while emphasizing they are glad to be in Nashua. “The community is ...

Something worth celebrating

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What comes after the phrase, “and the pursuit of happiness ...”? Today, we Americans celebrate the Declaration of Independence. Our focus is what the document meant – creation of a new nation. But what the document itself says about the Founders and about what they intended for us is ...

Get PAC right

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For several months, we have observed as Nashua officials continue to make progress on the downtown Performing Arts Center, planned for the former Alec’s Shoes building at the corner of Main and West Pearl streets. What was once reported as a $15.5 million endeavor has now been reduced in ...

Be cautious when swimming

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The pleasant days of June are behind us, with the hotter temperatures of July and August just ahead. With the mercury and, often, humidity high, a cool dip in the pool sounds really good. Notice we did not write about diving into the river, a local creek or a farm pond. The risks there are ...

Help save the elephants

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Elephants are among the most majestic creatures on the planet. Yet in some places, they are being killed off at an alarming rate. Poachers, who often cut the tusks out of dead elephants and leave their carcasses to rot, are responsible for many of the killings. Ivory still can bring a nice ...

Some hope for health care

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New Hampshire has the nation’s second-oldest population, its lowest unemployment rate, and New England’s worst Medicaid reimbursement. All of these factors have created a perfect storm for those providing Medicaid care as they struggle to recruit, and retain, caregivers. A united front ...