Letters

Debunking the foreign aid myth

One of the more widespread myths about the U.S. national budget is how much is spent on foreign aid. Most people do and like to believe that our country allots a good portion of the national budget for foreign aid. Some people even lamenting that the U.S. spends too much on it. The average ...

Aldermen should’ve held the line on budget

Once again, 10 members of the Board of Aldermen proved that blindly following orders and not caring about the city taxpayers knows no bounds. The mayor and his merry band of followers pulled off the biggest scam in Nashua’s long history to circumvent the spending cap and then proceeded to ...

Stand for women’s health or stand aside

I’m disappointed with my State Sen. Kevin Avard. It’s becoming more and more clear that he is far too extreme. During a recent senate budget session there was an amendment introduced that only the most extreme members of the GOP supported – and voting for this included Sen. Kevin Avard. ...

No love for Telegraph editorial cartoons

I don’t appreciate most of the cartoons on the Telegraph’s opinion page. Particularly the recent one attacking FBI director James Comey’s credibility – in my opinion, when it comes to credibility director Comey is an eight while your president is down in the cellar with the purveyors of ...

Tracks are hindering riverfront growth

The train tracks along the Nashua River are complicating the city’s laudable efforts to upgrade the waterfront with riverwalks and other amenities. Such projects already enhance the riverfronts of many other New England cities with whom Nashua is competing for new business and new residents. ...

Local newspaper does a stellar job

I was a longtime resident of Mont Vernon, Merrimack and Amherst and still am a fairly regular reader of The Nashua Telegraph and Milford Cabinet. It wasn’t until I moved recently to The Villages, Florida, that I could appreciate what a stellar job your paper does in reporting the news. You ...

Disappointed in Sununu

To the Editor: As a registered N.H. voter, I am extremely disappointed in Governor Sununu’s decision not to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement. His rationale that we do not yet know its impact on our economy and environment is as incorrect as it is dangerous. It has been proven that ...

No more flip-flopping on abortion votes

State Rep. Carolyn Gargasz is serving her ninth term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives as a Republican. Recent action by Gargasz opposing the Fetal Homicide Law (Senate Bill 66), that protects pregnant women and their unborn children has left many bewildered. In fact, when you ...

New FERC folks could sway future projects

Thank you for continuing to report on the Dakota Access pipeline. Your article in the June 1 edition updated us with news that the pipeline will begin recently shipping. This pipeline could never have been built without the approval of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ...

Reporter should’ve had credentials pulled

In regards to Mr. Irwin’s June 5 article titled “NH movers and shakers need some perspective,” I did enjoy the history lessons of New Hampshire politics. However it glosses over the “silly episode,” according to liberal Dave Irwin, that a reporter lied. The fourth estate is ...

News the ‘bias’ media just doesn’t report on

Since Jan. 20, we’ve learned that election machines weren’t hacked to elect Trump. For years, Obama’s intelligence agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans and carried out surveillance on political opponents. Trump didn’t seek to “ban all Muslims” from entering the ...

Refresher course in basic highway math

Just north of Exit 1 on the F.E. Everett Turnpike, is an electronic sign reading “Exit 12, 14 mile, 12 minutes. Just north of it is a metal sign reading “Speed limit, 55 mph.” I think the person responsible for the electronic sign needs a refresher course in basic mathematics. W. B. ...

More coverage for last DWC graduation

This May marked the last graduation ceremony at Daniel Webster College. This institution had existed in different forms since 1965. I was disappointed in the Telegraph’s meager coverage of the death of a four-year institution. The college offered many traditional bachelor degree programs, ...

Tell lawmakers not to suppress NH voters

Why do some New Hampshire legislators want to suppress the vote? Senate Bill 3, which will have a vote in Concord on June 1, will make it more difficult for New Hampshire citizens to vote. The “domicile” rule effectively disenfranchises students and part of the voter ID rule will ...

Appalled by Patrick Buchanan’s column

I am saddened, not to mention appalled, that the Telegraph chose to run an opinion piece from Patrick Buchanan titled “Who’s the next statue to fall?” In his piece, Buchanan begins by defending the heroes of the Confederacy – men who killed and/or died for the cause of slavery. In this, ...

Letters to the Editor: May 24, 2017

White House is the latest swamp snakes It’s pleasing to learn that more of our elected officials – from all parties across the country – are getting behind the request for a thorough investigation into President Trump’s actions, as well as others involved, regarding our nation’s ...

Letters to the Editor: Thursday, May 18

Remembering Old Glory this summer In recent years, there has been a resurgence of patriotic pride. The U.S flag can be seen flying everywhere to indicate a symbol of unity, to remember the men serving in our military and remember those who have died for our country. Many individuals asking ...

Blood drive to be held in memory of former Hudson resident

To the Editor: 10 years. What have you done in 10 years? A lot has happened in that time. We are calling all donors to the Jeanie Barkley Memorial Blood drive, happening on Friday, June 9th from 12-7 at the Hudson Community Center in memory of my dear friend Jeanie, who passed away 10 years ...

How to spot a ‘fake news’ story on your TV

Take the short test below, when you are done you will be an expert in spotting fake news. You will see a keyword taken from a news headline, followed by the news organization that published it. Decide whether the news story is positive or negative towards the subject. Ready? Hillary ...

GOP health plan only helps rich Americans

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the American Health Care Act, appropriately named because, in America, it’s all about the greed. The act not only kills Obamacare, but slashes Medicaid, crops Medicare coverage and opens the door for coverage cuts in employer-sponsored plans and ...