Letters

Cap spending

Reasonable budgetary spending must be maintained by limiting the amount of increase in spending by city government. Twenty-five years ago, Nashua’s taxpayers revolted against uncontrolled city spending and skyrocketing property taxes by voting for a spending cap in a taxpayer-sponsored ...

Represent us

You have to wonder who Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is representing. She supported Mike Pompeo for CIA director, but now won’t support him for secretary of state, because he is pro life. Pompeo finished first in his class at West Point and graduated from Harvard Law School, so obviously he is a very, ...

SB193

I am not sure how any of our representatives in Concord can, in good conscience, support the SB193 education “voucher” bill that would divert taxpayer money to religious, private and home schools with no accountability requirements. I have spent several hours this month contacting ...

History supports commuter rail

On March 15, the House passed House Bill 2018, funding a feasibility study of commuter rail to Nashua and Manchester. This month, the Senate, and hopefully, the governor, will consider this bill. Citizens should contact their senators and the governor to support this legislation, because ...

No hijinks

I appreciate The (Nashua) Telegraph’s editorial calling for decorum at the Nashua Board of Education meetings. I agree that board members like me should strive to do a better job. I do; however, take exception to the assertion that things are voted down out of spite. I believe that the people ...

Please stop

Children suffering gender confusion deserve our compassion and our honesty. The rate of attempted suicide for people who identify as the opposite sex ranges from 32-50 percent worldwide. The good news is that given normal development and help, the vast majority of gender dysphoric children ...

Government owns these tragedies

As of this writing, it has been almost two weeks since the tragedy in Florida and I feel I must write this. Ever since the shooting, we have been flooded by the media, whether it be by newspaper or TV talking about what happened. I can understand the media coverage, but what bothers me is all ...

Let’s change discussion from gun control to safety

Guns are a legal part of the American culture, enjoyed by a meaningful proportion of U.S. citizens. Guns are deadly. It is long past time to address the perceived conflict between these two statements with meaningful action to reduce our country’s burden of firearm-related injury and death. ...

It’s time for another Constitutional Convention

Per the Second Amendment: “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.” The right to bear arms is for the purpose of arming a well regulated Militia. Today, we don’t have a well regulated ...

Keyes Memorial Park: Yesterday, today, tomorrow

It’s important to understand how past decisions made us who we are and how today’s decisions will affect our future. An understanding of choices, decisions and actions helps guide us to a more productive, clearly defined tomorrow. As a volunteer on the Recreation Commission, I have had the ...

Searching for voter fraud is like hunting for Bigfoot

Imagine we come home from a weekend in the mountains and find our fence broken down, bird feeders wrecked, and vegetable garden raided. We see bear tracks and raccoon tracks everywhere and claw marks on trees and door frames. We call Animal Control agents to come and look around, talk amongst ...

Please join me and vote no on Hollis Warrant Article 2

Warrant Article 2 for Hollis Town Meeting proposes to purchase land on South Merrimack Road for use as a recreational lot that contains two rectangular fields and a 107-vehicle, unpaved parking lot. The 20-acre property contains about 12 acres of wetlands, with much of the remaining 8 acres ...

Charitable giving

The Powerball winner is donating to causes. I’m sure other successful folks give, too. An abundance of valid postage stamps are flooding a market where collector demand dwindles. Discount postage, as the name implies, is available typically at 70 cents on the dollar, and if you donate a lot ...

Brookline’s Melanie Levesque running for Senate

To the Editor: My name is Melanie Levesque, I am a wife, mother, small business owner, former state representative and a lifelong New Hampshire resident, who grew up in Nashua and has lived in Brookline for the past 28 years. Currently, I serve as a member of the Hollis Brookline Coop School ...

Fix the potholes

For several weeks now, there have been multiple large and deep potholes on both New Searles Road and East Dunstable Road. Tonight, on my way home, I saw a car pulled over to the side of the road with tire damage after hitting one of them. I have tried to report these problems but both the link ...

Letter was disgusting

The Feb. 4 Letters to the Editor contained a disgustingly sexist letter from Fred Teeboom likening all males mentioned in the #MeToo movement to the innocent, yet persecuted “witches” from the days of the Salem Witch Trials. The author suggested that the only way that any male ...

Moose in N.H.

I volunteered to work an event this weekend at the Audubon Center about Loons and Moose – two species completely foreign to a southerner – and the detrimental effects shorter winters are having on them. Relatively new to New England, I’ve quickly come to love the nature, seasons and ...

Problems highlighted

So, now the AR-15 is once more back in the news after the latest deadly shooting in Florida. I heard someone call a local radio station and say you shouldn’t be able to buy an assault rifle. It is already illegal in this country to buy an assault rifle. The AR-15 is not an assault rifle. It ...

Attacking students

Well, the right-wing trolls, the NRA, their Republican allies and Fox News are at it again – attacking high school students in Parkland, Florida, (and nationwide) for getting involved and demanding action on gun safety. It turns out the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are too ...

Expanded Medicaid

During our recent blizzard, a young man walked through the door of our fire station with his father. He had driven from Littleton to Nashua, through a “bomb cyclone,” to get help to start his path to substance-use recovery. He had heard of someone else who had come to a fire station in ...