Opinion

Vote for Rosenwald

Letters

Residents of the Nashua area are being unfairly burdened by the shifting of demands for funding vital services from the state to the city. Our representatives in Concord should have clear plans and intent to arrest this burden shifting, which sharply limits Nashua’s ability to grow the local ...

A benefit for New Hampshire

Letters

New Hampshire’s natural resources play a vital role in our economy and way of life. Not only in our enjoyment of their beauty, but in their economic benefit to our communities. The total annual contribution of New Hampshire’s forests to the state’s economy exceeds $2 billion. Thanks to ...

A different kind of politician

Letters

I have been a resident of the town of Amherst for 25 years, and I am a registered member of the Republican Party. While I admire and respect Gary Daniels, I plan to support Shannon Chandley’s run for state Senate in the November election, because she transcends partisan politics and works ...

Accomplishments

Letters

I can’t remember a president that has accomplished as much as Donald Trump has in less than two years. He said he wanted to renegotiate NAFTA. People laughed. Today, we learn he has a new deal with Mexico and Canada. He said he could get the GDP back over 3 percent. Barack Obama laughed. He ...

Who are the Dems?

Editorials

Knowing what one is NOT is a lot easier than knowing what one is. It came as little surprise Wednesday morning when former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg officially switched his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat. “At key points in U.S. history, one of the two parties ...

Watch for warning signs

Editorials

Prostate cancer are ugly words to American men. That’s because the disease is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, and it’s the leading cause of cancer deaths in men, behind lung cancer. Long labled the “silent killer,” prostate cancer often develops in men without any obvious ...

National Newspaper Week

Editorials

“When the public’s right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.” – Christopher Dodd ––– If the past few years have taught us anything, it is that freedom of the press is more ...

Nashua Soup Kitchen dinner and auction is Nov. 3

Local Commentary

I am not a party animal, which you’ve probably guessed by now, if you’ve ever read my column before this one. But one party I always attend is the one that the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter has every year: The NSKS Dinner and Silent Auction. This year is the 18th dinner and silent ...

New structure will be a great addition

Editorials

The Milford town history says that the remains of the old stone ediface on Tonella Road were once the office of Tonella and Sons, but if you look at photos and let your mind run free, they could be almost anything. Plans call for the building to be disassembled and moved to the east entrance ...

Sept. 2018 was warm, rainy

Local Commentary

Labor Day weekend brought with it weather quite normal for southern New Hampshire to start fall but heat and humidity would make a quick return for most of the remainder of the first week of September. For the second straight month heavy rainfall would encompass the Gate City. After a couple ...

Alzheimer’s and dementia

Local Commentary

Science Cafe New Hampshire occasionally tackles difficult topics, and this month, we examine the human mind during our session on Alzheimer’s and dementia. On Wednesday night, Science Cafe will again host a public discussion, and you are invited to join. Aging is the issue that binds us ...

New study on New Hampshire: Number two in freedom?

Local Commentary

“We’re number two” just doesn’t sound right, does it? New Hampshire placed second in the latest version of our study, Freedom in the 50 States, and we’ve gotten some flak for it. So why is the Live Free or Die state not number one? First, it is important to note that New Hampshire ...

An example of positive interaction with police

Editorials

Here’s one of the things we like about life in these parts, this example happens to come from Wilton, but we suspect other towns regularly do the same thing: “At 3:37 a.m. police located two juveniles walking near Chabot Way and gave them courtesy rides to their homes.” We understand ...

Acknowledge the danger

Letters

Mental health has too long been something to speak about in whispers. Why is mental illness given such a stigma? Virtually all human organs can get diseased so why should the brain be different? The family that does not have someone suffering from a mental illness at some portion of their life ...

Water Warriors

Letters

New Hampshire has many concerns right now. We have an opioid epidemic, healthcare is an issue, our youth is leaving the state, and our educational system is being challenged. In addition, the water we drink and the air we breathe is being contaminated by corporations that think nothing of ...

Vote for Levesque

Letters

I urge readers to vote for Melanie Levesque for State Senator from District 12 (Nashua Wards 1, 2, and 5, Hollis, Brookline, Mason, Greenville, New Ipswich and Rindge.) Ms. Levesque’s commitment to public service and her experience as a State Representative from Hillsborough County qualify ...

Take another look

Editorials

When will the electricity be back on? Is the water safe to drink? Which streets were damaged so badly they need to be closed to the public? Can school buildings be repaired and reopened quickly? Do any municipal employees need time off to ensure their own families are safe? That is just a ...

There must be consequences

Editorials

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un insists he is prepared to scrap his nuclear weapons and, presumably, his intercontinental missiles. But he didn’t say anything about cyberwarfare. Whether Kim will keep his promises about military hardware remains to be seen. Indeed, as President Donald ...