Letters

Honesty and political objectivism

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

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 ...

Aldermen need to realize art center is a waste of money

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 ...

Has Trump made America great again?

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 ...

Weeks’ guest commentary was very inaccurate

The Guest Commentary in the Aug. 6 edition of The Telegraph by Mr. Weeks is incredibly inaccurate. The writer claims gasoline would cost $15 per gallon if all so-called subsidies were eliminated.   Using Weeks’ math, that amounts to a “hidden” subsidy of $12.80 per gallon. The U.S. ...

Dr. Brodie’s legacy is an inspiration to all

I’d like to thank Dean Shalhoup for his always-thoughtful writing style in covering us local folks like we were family.  The feeling is mutual. His update in the Aug. 6 paper about my River of Life kayaking fundraiser from New Hampshire to Baltimore is no exception. Yes, ...

Northern Pass will harm NH’s economy

The Northern Pass Project is a proposed 192-mile-long scar running through the beauty of our Granite State. Every summer many tourists flock to the North Country to vacation – camping, hiking and sightseeing, in short, enjoying the majestic natural wonders New Hampshire has to offer. Much of ...

Saving our Social Security is a priority

It wasn’t easy growing up as a Democrat in the coal mines region of Northeast Pennsylvania. Neighbors of ours getting shot for trying to unionize coal miners, my father working at the polls carrying a heavy duty pistol for protection. Then Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt brought us ...

We can’t wait for Washington to fix it

Some of us think Washington, D.C., is too fast, too slow, too soft, too hard, too cautious or too reckless. Most of us are uncomfortable and dissatisfied with politics in one way or another. We can wait for “Them” to get it right, we can complain bitterly about “Them,” we can tweet ...

Reusable shopping bags are better

I recently read a couple of articles regarding the extent to which the proliferation of plastic disposable water bottles and plastic bags is affecting our environment and thought you might find the info of interest. Plastic bottles and bags can take up to 1,000 years to degrade. Recycling slows ...

Putting politics aside to fight drug epidemic

I have always had great pride in New Hampshire, and going to school out of state only solidified my identity as a proud Granite Stater. But for all of its amazing qualities, New Hampshire is still stained by the severity of our drug epidemic. While browsing a story-sharing blog, I came across ...

We are failing in New Hampshire on jobs

I think lazy Gov. Chris Sununu and political leaders fail New Hampshire on creating great jobs. Cable network CNBC ranked the best states for business and creating jobs. New Hampshire came in No. 18, with quality of workforce and education at No. 14 and No. 8 respectively. So as a population ...

There are no winners in Doucette lawsuit

I’m very happy to hear Cooper Doucette’s lawsuit has been settled. There were no winners in this case, only losers. Cooper lost his ability to walk in 2010. Jason Robie lost his desire to coach and his family lost their privacy and their thought that good things happen to good people. ...

Do Democrats get a pass on scandals?

The mainstream media and the Democratic Party have spent over a year looking for collusion and election tampering from last year’s presidential election. I believe we already have enough evidence to start sending out the subpoenas. Collusion – the Democratic National Committee colluded ...

Alderman’s senior center piece wrong

The article in a recent Nashua magazine reflects an inaccurate assessment of the Nashua Senior Activity Center. I am a member of the Board of Directors. I have seen not only the board, but the executive director and the staff over the last number of years work tirelessly to change the ...

GOP more interested in defense than care

President Trump and Republican lawmakers have no compunction against spending enormous amounts of tax revenue on defense of the homeland, and current congressional discussions indicate that they’d rather not spend any on health care. I believe they want us all to die from the lack of health ...

The new ‘culturally incompetent’ danger

A recent news article had a story about a domestic violence trial. All charges were dropped because the defense attorney convinced the prosecutor and the judge that his client was “culturally incompetent” to stand trial, and could not be rehabilitated in a year.  I presume ...

Quotable quotes for the White House

Italian dictator Benito Mussolini once said it is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a lamb, a quote President Donald Trump tweeted in February 2016. To misquote Democratic vice presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen if he were debating Donald Trump today – “I grew up in the ...

Politics on the diamond and shifting insurance costs

You may not know, but back in early November 2016 the Democrats and the Republicans played a softball game. The Republicans won 32 to 18. However, the Democrats claimed victory because they had more hits than the Republicans. The Republicans quickly pointed out that the Democrats committed ...

Losing health care is unacceptable

Our voices are being silenced in Washington.   GOP senators are meeting in secret to write their version of the American Health Care Act, the House bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). They are excluding Democrats from their deliberations and there are no plans ...