Opinion

Single-payer the way to go

Letters

Our Gov. Sununu has asked Congress to support the Lower Premiums Through Reinsurance Act, crafted by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida). Sununu is standing by affordable health care for his constituents rather than stand with capricious President Trump, who recently ...

The price of freedom?

Letters

In Jim Coull’s Sunday guest commentary on gun control, he states, “There are crazy people in this country who will find a way to commit acts of violence whether by guns, trucks, knives or bombs. … This is a terrible price to pay for freedom, but the alternative is government tyranny as ...

Valuing education

Letters

An open letter to the Nashua School Board, and the Nashua Teachers Union, in fact to any school board and corresponding teachers organization. When was the last time you came up with an agreement that actually added value to the students education? After all, school board, aren’t the ...

Red Ribbon Campaign

Letters

As a member of the Nashua Prevention Coalition, I would like to bring to awareness the National Red Ribbon Campaign, celebrating its 33rd year from Oct. 23-31. It is dedicated to the commitment to drug prevention, by providing a clear and concise message. Red Ribbon Week was started when drug ...

It’s not a War on Coal

Letters

The Telegraph’s two “War on Coal” editorials are nothing less than a “War on Veracity.” The over-the-top hyperbolic rhetoric used in the editorials “President Obama’s war on coal … was pursued with attack-dog … viciousness” and “Obama’s vendetta” are right-wing ...

Turo idea a bad one

Letters

Gov. Sununu and the Republican legislature just got done passing a state budget that does not include any increases in taxes and fees. They do deserve credit for being fiscally responsible. But now, just a few months later, Republican Rep. Sherman Packard from Londonderry is teaming up with the ...

Klee is right for job

Letters

As Election Day approaches, voters have an opportunity to improve the prospects for Nashua regaining the “Best Place to Live” crown. This will require that all Alderman recognize that thoughtful and effective governance requires more than just a narrow “Johnny One-Note” focus on this ...

Sabotaging health care

Letters

The Trump administration, aided by a Republican Congress, is doing all they can to sabotage the Affordable Health Care Act aka “Obamacare.” The worst damage is creating “uncertainty” for health insurance companies. For all insurance coverages, “uncertainty” equals higher risk, ...

Gun issue needs eyed

Letters

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Obviously, the need for a state militia has been replaced by the National Guard ...

Giving thanks for the blessings of 2017

Local Commentary

The leaves are changing colors and that reminds me that the holidays are just around the corner. My favorite holiday is and always has been Thanksgiving. I love the idea of sitting back, taking stock and expressing gratitude for the good things in our lives, whether those be personal, ...

Registering to vote: It’s the first step

Local Commentary

A share in the sovereignty of the state, which is exercised by the citizens at large, in voting at elections is one of the most important rights of the subject, and in a republic ought to stand foremost in the estimation of the law. – Alexander Hamilton Nashua’s ...

The case for bigger government

Local Commentary

For about four decades, conventional wisdom has been telling us that government is too big. How much of our federal taxes go to paying civil servants inside the Beltway? Or outside it? And what do these federal employees do? I recently read that there are approximately 2.1 million federal ...

Common sense lacking on VA rule

Editorials

It seems obvious that the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs needs to have in place – and enforce – a strong code of ethics. Ask any military veteran victimized by “wait-list” schemes at some VA hospitals. But should a VA doctor be told he cannot help educate budding health ...

Rescues come at a steep price

Editorials

Once or twice a year, it seems, we hear of people who get themselves into serious trouble and have to be rescued, often at taxpayer expense. Boaters who venture out into rough seas and hikers who get lost because they outwalked their skills fall into that category. We’re always glad to hear ...

Weinstein action needed sooner

Editorials

As the floodgates opened for a tidal wave of sexual assault allegations against former movie magnate Harvey Weinstein this week, quite a few in the entertainment industry have some explaining to do. It appears that Weinstein’s sexual predation was an open secret among many in Hollywood and ...

Intelligence agencies need overhaul

Editorials

It has been clear for some time that U.S. intelligence agencies need an overhaul. Too much reliance has been placed on technology, with old-fashioned human spying taking a back seat. On Wednesday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said that is about to change. More intelligence agents will be sent out ...

City of Nashua school employees deserve better

Letters

Working for the Nashua School District for the past 20 1/2 years has been a rewarding and an “educational experience.” I cherish the many friends and fellow employees that I have met and worked with throughout that time period. My job for the last 17 1/2 years was implementing and ...

Officials must clarify gun-control goals

Letters

If the goal for gun control legislation is to prevent reoccurrence of massacres, then it must be a law that will correctly identify the perpetrator BEFORE he commits the crime. Impossible, right? So, if that legislation is impossible, proponents of gun control should specify what they really ...

President Trump needs to emulate Eisenhower

Letters

If our president wants to be respected, he should try to emulate President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who on April 16, 1953, said: “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, and those who are cold ...

N. Korea destruction would cause huge loss of life

Letters

25 million people live in North Korea! If we annihilate North Korea with U.S. nuclear weapons, Donald Trump will kill twice the number of people compared to Hitler’s Holocaust. We killed more than one million Vietnamese people in 1968 alone. During the U.S. conflict in Vietnam, we killed more ...