Letters

City of Nashua school employees deserve better

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

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

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

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 ...

Time to ‘take both knees’ on the football field

To those who disrespect our flag, disrespect our veterans and speak ill of our country, I suggest that you begin “taking both knees” during your on-field protest. Look to heaven and ask almighty God for divine intervention to resolve the problems that you are so passionate about. Obviously, ...

Animal trapping’s heydey is rightly over

Recently, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was quoted in a promotional media story that trapping of furbearers is gaining in popularity. Hardly! New Hampshire trapping licenses sold in the 2016-2017 season are down to just 479. When the furbearer biologist at the department was asked ...

Veteran lends perspective to recent flag flap

I am a combat veteran from Vietnam. I served two tours in the infantry and was engaged in some of the most violent fighting of that war. I do not consider it an insult to our flag, our military or our way of life if some choose to kneel during the playing of our national anthem. I do ...

Cash would help much more than goods

Our governor’s efforts to accept donations of “things” at the State House for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, while generous and noteworthy, is the wrong way to provide assistance. The collection of such things will require considerable manpower to handle and shipping costs will make ...

We should be able to deduct our property taxes

I want to start by saying that as a registered Independent, I think that Gov. Chris Sununu is doing a good job. However, I heard a report on the evening news that he supports Trump’s Tax Plan proposal(s). One aspect of the new plan should concern us. I do realize that we are just beginning to ...

Arts center is a risk that is worth taking

This Election Day, Nov. 7, Nashua voters will be asked to vote yes or no to fund an arts center at the former shoe store location on Main Street. This site presents to the people of Nashua opportunity to create an entertainment venue and art gallery in the heart of Nashua’s downtown that ...

Standing for anthem a matter of respect

An open letter to the NFL, its players, owners, broadcasters and sponsors. Standing, for our national anthem is not a matter of rights, it is a matter of respect. It’s respect for those standing beside you, respect for those who made the ultimate sacrifice, respect for the women and men in ...

Impact on taxpayers must be considered

We have a big concern for the potential and likely increases in our real estate taxes in Nashua as a result of bonding for new projects. The funding of police, fire, education and public works is essential. Other important city activities (e.g., social services, parks and library) should be ...

Are concussions acceptable in sports

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Stolen childhood

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 ...

Bond passage right next step

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 ...

We ‘all’ get old, sick and require assistance

Should tax dollars be cross-referenced to voter preference? Conservative tax dollars to be used for police, prosecutors and prisons, and liberal tax dollars to be used for entitlements. Realistically, conservatives will apply entitlements and some liberals will run afoul of conservative ...