Opinion

Lasting legacy

Editorials

There are few people in life who truly have a lasting impact on individuals, shaping the way they carry themselves, their work ethic and their overall moral compass. One’s parent - for many - certainly may fall into that category. Teachers or professors also often fill that influential role ...

Voters send the right message

Editorials

It may have been the fact that lots of young men get drunk and still manage to refrain from raping women that spelled the end of Santa Clara County, Calif., Judge Aaron Persky’s career on the bench. Persky drew fire two years ago when he sentenced Stanford University athlete Brock Turner to ...

So gullible

Letters

Alex Jones, the host of Info Wars, insists that the 6 year olds killed in the Newtown massacre were actors. He has millions of followers. They include Donald Trump and Roseanne Barr. Donald Trump, who built his political reputation by lying that Barak Obama was not a U.S. citizen, has used ...

A big thank you

Letters

This last session of the New Hampshire Legislature, the 23 members of the Ways and Means Committee voted against citizens. They voted to kill House Bill 1673, a bill to reduce the 12 and 18 percent interest rates charged by towns and cities on delinquent property taxes, something our ...

Sununu was wrong

Letters

By caving in to gender ideologists and signing a law that forces New Hampshire residents to pretend that men are women if they say so, Chris Sununu has demonstrated he lacks the courage and principle to serve as governor. His lack of leadership is further evidenced by his reluctance to sign a ...

Try again

Letters

Signs flashing “Click It Or Ticket” and “Seat Belts Save Lives.” The deer that ran in front of our car on a South Carolina road. All reminders about wearing seat belts as we enjoyed a drive down the east coast. They left me wondering if New Hampshire has ever updated state seat belt ...

May 2018 was warm and dry

Local Commentary

If you blinked, you may have missed spring this year. After winter-like weather lingered deep into April, we saw the weather machine shift gears quickly into a summer-like weather pattern as May began. Those that are native to the region have seen this before. Chilly air can hang on well ...

It’s the weather, and the other guy

Local Commentary

All the excuses you need to know so you can feel better about yourself while paying outrageous prices to fix your car. Viable Excuse No. 1: It’s the weather ... and the other guy. Mechanical things break down and wear out. Electronics when subject to salt water and vibration fail. Here in ...

Suspicion of power is needed

Editorials

It is unfortunate in a way that even Republicans in Congress sometimes refuse to go along with President Donald Trump’s initiatives. But after eight years of former chief executive Barack Obama’s imperial presidency, one can hardly blame lawmakers for being on their guard. Another example ...

NCC grads prepare for future

Local Commentary

Nashua Community College proudly hosted its 47th commencement ceremony on May 19, with 300 graduates receiving their associate degrees and certifications. For some, this meant they can now launch the careers they came to NCC to prepare for; but others are currently transferring their ...

Memo to Sununu: To save ratepayers, let renewables compete

Local Commentary

I recently sat down with an owner of an advanced manufacturing company in Londonderry to talk energy. This Republican CEO, like the many CEOs and CFOs I work with, was keenly aware of the high cost of grid electricity: to keep the lights on and the factory floor humming required roughly one ...

Crack down on immigration

Editorials

A massive raid on a gardening and landscaping company in northern Ohio is a reminder that many illegal immigrants would not be in our country without active encouragement from a few unscrupulous business owners. More than 200 federal agents arrested 114 people in the raid on Tuesday. They ...

Puppetry paradigm – dancing between realities

Local Commentary

“A puppet must always be more than his live counterpart – simpler, sadder, more wicked, more supple…an essence and an emphasis.” – Bill Baird, master puppeteer Of all of the artistic productions I have witnessed in my career, puppetry remains the most mysterious. First, there is the ...

Bassett will do our state proud

Editorials

Last week, the United States Navy commissioned the USS Manchester, a combat ship, that continues the service’s use of “littoral” combat ships, something it began in 2008. The Manchester will be the seventh such ship in what is known as the Independence Class, described as a program to ...

Money can’t buy immunity

Archive

The entertainment world’s dirty little secret – that money trumps morals – was on display again this week. After actress Roseanne Barr was fired by ABC over a racist tweet, stories of other questionable behavior began surfacing. An old picture of her dressed as Adolf Hitler and pulling ...

Voter rights

Archive

It seems to be a sad state of affairs that a college student who is supposedly preparing himself to deal with the trials and tribulations of adulthood cannot take the time to obtain an absentee ballot. It’s such a simple process that I would be willing to bet that even a college student could ...

To the opioid addict

Archive

Four to five people are dying from opioid overdoses every day in Massachusetts, which is completely unnecessary, as opioid overdose is totally and completely preventable. The logic is incontrovertible: If you don’t do the drugs, they won’t kill you! If you want to recover from opioid ...

Taxpayer waste

Archive

You’ve heard of Tom Price resigning from HHS for luxury travel? Well, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is wasting our taxpayer dollars, too. In fact, Pruitt is facing three separate investigations for misusing taxpayer money and illegally lobbying, including spending ...

Recycling via China

Archive

In the last month, my recycling trash has been dumped in the street. I called the city of Nashua, Waste Management Department, to ask why my trash was dumped in the street. The clerk asked if I had bagged my trash in plastic bags, to which I replied, yes I had. The clerk then went on to explain ...

Unreported news

Archive

Multiple media releases are reporting devastating effects from Israel’s new expanding bullets. This deadly round – never seen before – is known as the “butterfly bullet.” It explodes upon impact, pulverizing tissue, arteries and bone, while causing severe internal injuries. ...