Opinion

Courthouse security is imperative

Editorials

We can think of no reasonable security measure that would have prevented the shooting Monday of Jefferson County, Ohio, Common Pleas Court Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. The judge, who is expected to recover from his wounds, was ambushed as he was walking from his car to the county ...

School safety a top priority

Editorials

School will soo be back in session in our area, and that means law enforcement agencies should become attack dogs on behalf of the children. Police and sheriff’s deputies should concentrate on speed limits in school zones and, at least until a no-tolerance message is sent, using additional ...

Nashua arts community thriving

Editorials

Saturday and Sunday, Greeley Park near downtown Nashua was filled with the the vibrant colors of paintings, hand-crafted jewelry, art glass, photographs and much more. This gathering has been a mid-summer’s tradition for 64 years, and is reflective of the area’s commitment to and love of ...

Give police credit for Va. response

Editorials

Some of those involved on both sides in the violent confrontation in Charlottesville, Va., agree on one thing: Blame the police. Could law enforcement officials and officers have done anything better in their reaction to the mayhem last week? Perhaps. Rest assured, they have been analyzing ...

Preserving Nashua’s rich history

Editorials

One of Nashua’s most culturally significant landmarks, once dubbed the “most imposing church” in New England, was designated this week to the state register of historic places. This is less than a year after the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance named it to its “Seven to Save” list ...

It’s tough to sleep with a new nightmare every day

Local Commentary

I don’t know about you, but my stress level dropped while President Trump was on his working vacation. It was a vacation of sorts for me, too, from all the White House chaos. I’ll bet the press enjoyed a few days off as well – at least until the president began to hurl insults and ...

Opioid lawsuit correct course

Editorials

The Nashua Finance Committee tonight will discuss a resolution that would have the city’s counsel services continue to explore the possibility of taking on the manufacturers of opioid medications in a courtroom. Steven A. Bolton, the corporation counsel for Nashua, told the Telegraph last ...

Why the post office can’t adapt

Editorials

First-class postage stamps at 49 cents each may be about to go the way of the carrier pigeon. By next month, the Postal Service may be given permission to increase stamp prices dramatically. Increasing use of online communications has hurt the Postal Service, cutting deeply into its revenue. ...

Influence greater in local elections

Editorials

We’ve all heard them – every vote counts; your voice matters; your voice, your vote. But perhaps the most important sticker-worthy truism on Election Day is “Think locally.” In addition to the often ignored downticket races in non-presidential cycles, municipal elections are among the ...

Honesty and political objectivism

Letters

Let’s try being honest with ourselves. Are you being honest? Try this test, it works for politics, and other situations.  Here are three statements: The economy is doing well, there have been a million new jobs created and the stock market continues to set new highs. Some say these ...

Russian hacking is a bigger threat than voter fraud

Letters

At the risk of causing more sleepless nights for one recent letter writer, he should be aware that there are 27 cities in the United States called Milford. Hope he doesn’t end up in the wrong Milford next time he votes. Thank goodness his name is not Carl Smith, as a search of that name in ...

Trump need not look far for guidance on N. Korean diplomacy

Local Commentary

President Trump has become a one man show. This really shows up in his foreign policy. The sign of a true leader is when that person surrounds himself with the best he can find. No one person knows it all. Escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea have dominated headlines ...

Fueling the drug epidemic

Local Commentary

More New Hampshire residents will die from opioid overdoses than car accidents in 2017 and the two statistics are no longer even close to each other. The “Live free or die” state now has the second highest rate of drug overdoses in the country, trailing only West Virginia, the well-known ...

Aldermen need to realize art center is a waste of money

Letters

Just finished watching a rerun of the Aug. 8 meeting of the Nashua Board of Aldermen and I agree 100 percent with the two ladies who spoke in opposition to spending taxpayers money on the conversion of Alec’s Shoe Store to a home for the arts.  This is a total waste of tax dollars for ...

Rampant abuse causes concern

Editorials

Silver screen spy James Bond may have driven an Aston Martin, but one wonders how the high-end sports car fit into Afghanistan’s intelligence agency – especially since U.S. taxpayers covered the cost. When U.S. Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., heard rumors last year ...

Mayor conductor of train to Nashua

Editorials

Then soon-to-be Gov. Chris Sununu received a toy train set as a gag from his Democratic opponent Colin Van Ostern during the 2016 Wild Irish Breakfast in Nashua. At the annual March event earlier this year, Sununu made a similar joke and gifted a Flying Yankee toy train to Nashua Mayor Jim ...

Backup plan needed for sanctions to North Korea

Editorials

Leaders of most countries would buckle under the weight of economic sanctions such as those the United Nations is preparing to implement against North Korea. If fully effective, the punitive steps could slash that nation’s exports by as much as one-third. President Donald Trump and other ...

It will take a village to end opioid crisis

Local Commentary

I have gone to multiple community forums where the discussion is about “The opioid crisis.” And at these forums, I always hear the same question: “What is being done to solve the opioid problem?” I think this is a good and important question. It is important for the community to stay ...

Reassessing our rogue state plans

Editorials

For decades, U.S. military strategy could be focused on the single nation capable of launching an attack on our mainland, the old Soviet Union. A secondary, though still important, consideration was China. There were no other major threats to Americans here in the United States. That has ...

Has Trump made America great again?

Letters

President Donald Trump has been in office for six months.  For those who voted for him, are you happy that he lies daily, as do many members of his inner circle? Or happy he wants to take health care away from those who need it the most (while giving more tax cuts to the wealthy), even ...