Opinion

MLK’s words still ring true today

Editorials

This week, First Baptist Church of Nashua will host its 36th annual tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event, set for 6 p.m. Saturday, typically attracts hundreds of local residents to the church. Julia and Jim Leonard – along with all those involved in organizing this event ...

Memory Care: It’s not one-size-fits-all

Local Commentary

For most seniors, there comes a time when it is no longer safe to live independently. For those seeking a close-knit community, help with the activities of daily living and to unburden themselves from the responsibilities of home ownership, assisted living can be a wonderful option. As the ...

Charitable giving may be at risk

Editorials

Tax reform signed into law by President Donald Trump just before Christmas may be detrimental to many charitable organizations, some analysts insist. It should not make an iota of difference in how we Americans respond to need. If you make contributions to recognized charities, you may be ...

The ‘roaring game’ of curling

Local Commentary

“It’s not just a rock. It’s forty-two pounds of polished granite, with a beveled underbelly and a handle a human being can hold….in and of itself it looks like it has no practical purpose, but it’s a repository of possibility. And, when it’s handled just right, it exacts a kind of ...

Winter safety tips to keep in mind

Editorials

Although officials did not release the cause of a fire on Gilson Road on Tuesday, they did offer some valuable tips to keep area residents safe as temperatures continue to hover around zero. Nashua Fire Rescue members urge local residents to operate space heaters responsibly. These tips ...

SB 193 an unjustified attack on N.H. public schools

Local Commentary

SB 193 is an education voucher program that received much criticism during the 2017 legislative session, and rightly so. As originally written, it allocated potentially enormous sums of public taxpayer money (from $3,600 to $7,500 per student) for parents to send their children to elite private ...

Cover-up needs investigated

Editorials

The last months of this year have brought a seemingly endless series of revelations about women being harassed and assaulted by the powerful – who got away with it for too long. Let us hope 2018 takes the story into the second phase it needs to enter. That is holding accountable those who ...

Cover-up needs investigated

Editorials

The last months of this year have brought a seemingly endless series of revelations about women being harassed and assaulted by the powerful – who got away with it for too long. Let us hope 2018 takes the story into the second phase it needs to enter. That is holding accountable those who ...

Viral post highlights bullying issue

Editorials

You may have seen the video posted on social media by the mother of Keaton Jones, 11, who attends a middle school near Knoxville, Tennessee. In it, the little boy talks tearfully about being bullied in school. “Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to ...

Dark Sky – and Celestial Christmas!

Local Commentary

“If people looked at the stars each night, they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize that there are more important things than what people do all day.” – Bill Watterson Today – at exactly 11:28 a.m. – is the miracle of Winter Solstice – Dec. 21, the ...

Notable cookbooks 2017: A nod to tradition with extras

Food and Drink

Editor’s Note: All of the cookbooks that appear in this round-up are ones that feature ingredients common or complementary to the New England table. There is an emphasis on recipes, techniques and affordable ingredients for busy people. As befits the healthiest region of the country, an ample ...

Case raises important questions

Editorials

Times have changed. In the news a few days ago was an interesting case regarding a divorced couple in Hawaii. They have a child. One of the divorcees wants to formally sever parental rights. What is unusual – and should not be allowed to get in the way of doing what is best for the child – ...

Revised tax bill should be OK’d

Editorials

Nothing as complex as the U.S. tax code, linked as the process is to the federal budget, can be amended in a manner that will make everyone happy. Negotiators for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives seem to have come up with something close, however. If approved, perhaps this week, by ...

Incident serves as reminder

Editorials

On Dec. 6, local government officials in Mecklenburg County, N.C., got a wake-up call regarding just how reliant they are on computers and networks. That day, computer hackers mounted a cyberattack on the county’s computers, which serve one of the most densely populated regions of the state. ...

How to use #MeToo to begin healing process

Local Commentary

I came to young womanhood at the time of Second Wave Feminism. My aunt and her partner wrote two ground-breaking books on sexist language – the Handbook for Nonsexist Language is still in use. Those were heady times of consciousness raising, speak-out rage and feminists tearing into the ...

Oversight needed on military upgrades

Editorials

America’s armed forces are the very best funded in the world. Given the responsibilities the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard must handle, that is appropriate. But years of neglect have left the military in a rebuilding mode. A $700 billion defense appropriations bill signed ...

‘Most likely to succeed’

Letters

To Milford and surrounding communities: To begin the school year, Milford educators assembled to watch a film titled “Most Likely to Succeed,” a slickly edited chronicle of the project-based learning at San Diego’s High Tech High School, a charter school. The film celebrated the ...

Loan forgiveness facts​​​

Letters

Today’s​ ​editorial – Dec. 15, 2017 – addresses the issue of debt forgiveness for student loans. The essence of the argument is that the student loan forgiveness process under Obama was too lenient on students who were defrauded. But as usual there is no evidence to support the ...

Thrown under the bus

Letters

Trump was absolutely right when he declared that the system is rigged. The problem is, of course, that he is off by 1800. The most recent example of this is the revelation that Sen. Franks offered an aide $5 million to perform some sort of surrogacy. Obviously, his wealth is far beyond what any ...

Tax bill will do harm

Letters

I oppose the unfair and immoral Tax Cuts and Jobs Act built, as it is, on lies. The truth: Corporations expand their businesses and hire workers based on increased demand, not tax cuts; they increase employee wages only when there’s a shortage of workers; on average, corporations already pay ...