Opinion

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Editorials

Editor’s note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Telegraph weighing in – thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral. —- Thumbs up to Hudson and Londonderry for their Sept. 11 remembrance events. Both ...

Are concussions acceptable in sports

Letters

Wednesday night, Dartmouth-Hitchcock sponsored a panel discussion at SNHU on concussions. I thought the medical profession is finally taking the lead in exposing the dangers of concussions, particularly in football. I was sadly mistaken. Each of the panel members seemed to be saying that ...

There is much work to be done on discrimination

Letters

The New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights stands with Claremont, N.H., this afternoon and with individuals and families across the state who are hurt by race discrimination and violence. Many citizens from within N.H. and just over the border in Vermont have called the Commission this week ...

An open letter to Secretary Gardner

Letters

Voting is a fundamental right of U.S. citizenship. In New Hampshire, we have a unique same-day voter registration system. That system now needs to be protected so that all eligible voters are allowed to vote without obstacles or intimidation. No evidence of voter fraud in New Hampshire has been ...

Aldermen made right call with ‘no’ vote

Letters

Thank you Aldermen Dean, Cookson, Siegel, Schoneman, McGuinness, and LeBrun for your correct vote. Of the 14 aldermen that voted last evening, you six voted for the majority of the Nashua residents. Not just for the “downtown” businesses that stacked the city hall with applause and rude ...

Funding for PAC should have been lined up

Letters

One hundred and sixty people sign a petition in support of the arts center and people are rejoicing? There are just under 90,000 people in Nashua. Where can folks who are against the arts center sign? This will be another millstone around the necks of Nashua taxpayers forever. I thought I read ...

Sleeping in a box to incite change

Local Commentary

True story. A few days ago, I received a phone call from a young lady who we will call “Andrea” about a personal and imminent situation she is facing. Andrea will be turning 18 this weekend and has been in foster care since she was 12. She has a job and got her high school GED, and wants to ...

Group announces dates for candidate forum

Local Commentary

It is a mystery to many in local government that voters will head to the polls to vote for representatives in Washington D.C., but neglect to vote in municipal elections where their vote has a direct impact on their daily lives. Nashuans have the opportunity to set a positive example for the ...

School repairs should be a top priority

Editorials

This week, Nashua School District officials said Elm Street Middle School needs at least $50 million in repairs and renovations. That, though, is just an initial estimate, as when – and if – work begins, other issues could be uncovered during the process. Board of Education President George ...

Getting the truth is important

Editorials

For eight years, it seemed as if then-President Barack Obama had unleashed every weapon in the bureaucracy’s arsenal against the coal mining industry. Then, Obama invented some new tools to harass coal country. In that context, President Donald Trump’s plan to roll back the regulatory ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Editorials

Editor’s note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Telegraph weighing in – thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral. Thumbs up to Fred Teeboom for his efforts with New Hampshire’s lone public ...

Sending the wrong message

Editorials

Government has no business telling fashion companies they cannot use ultra-skinny models. The companies should be doing that voluntarily. A new law in France, set to go into effect Oct. 1, provides such a ban. It requires both male and female models to obtain certificates indicating they are in ...

Arts center plan gets a big boost

Editorials

On Thursday, the proposed performing arts center in downtown Nashua gained a bit of ground. Manchester’s Currier Museum of Art announced it wants to be a part of the new complex by creating a gallery space in the center. The plan would have the Currier develop a space inside the facility to ...

Contract must be approved

Editorials

By all accounts, this school year is off to a near-perfect start. Nashua School District Superintendent Jahmal Mosley said Wednesday that the academic year is off to an “exciting” start and that teachers and students are moving “full steam ahead.” With nearly all students back in class, ...

Stolen childhood

Letters

She stares out, ignoring the madness all around her. She pleads to join other children in carefree play and endless laughter, in the joy of being young and alive with the excitement of so many things to explore, with a full life ahead. But she cannot move. She begs, looking straight at us, to ...

Come smell the coffee at the Science Cafe

Local Commentary

Science Cafe New Hampshire is set to resume after a summer hiatus by tackling the remarkably complex subject of “The Science of Coffee.” Coffee. For many of us, it is synonymous with morning, a Telegraph and the start of a new day. Mild or bold, dripped, perked or pressed; regular, ...

Greater Nashua has much to offer

Local Commentary

A few weeks removed from arriving in Nashua, I still am amazed at all the things to see and do in the area. Thus far, every weekend has been a new adventure. Although I still am gaining my navigational bearings, I have become accustomed to the general traffic flow and can at least – most of ...

Board of Education members serve a vital role in community

Local Commentary

“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people…they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” -Thomas Jefferson —- It has been understood since the days of our founding as a nation that education is the key to personal fulfillment and the health and growth of ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Editorials

Editor’s note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Telegraph weighing in – thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral. —- Thumbs up to the Nashua School District and Superintendent Jahmal Mosley for ...

Bond passage right next step

Letters

Great American Downtown is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing vibrancy, and improving the quality of life in Nashua. Our mission is to provide coordination, collaboration and partnerships that unify the entire Nashua community around a common vision for an attractive downtown ...