Letters

Pick is problematic for N.H.

Gov. Chris Sununu’s pick for New Hampshire’s high court, Gordon MacDonald, is a highly problematic and controversial choice that calls into question the Governor’s extreme positions. MacDonald has a history of involving himself with strident anti-choice policymaking that’s dangerous ...

It’s both people’s responsibility

I realize that the person who writes the opinion article each day is entitled to his or her opinion. And, I also realize that most of the time the articles, and this newspaper, lean heavily to the right. But, I was thoroughly disgusted when in the last paragraph of the article, the writer ...

Thank you

Jimmy Fund Golf extends its sincerest thanks to the organizers and sponsors of the VHB Frank O’Callaghan Memorial Tournament on June 13 at Pease Golf Course in Portsmouth. Special recognition and appreciation goes to Dave Fenstermacher of Bedford, NH, Kyle D’urso of Londonderry, NH and the ...

Let us not repeat history

Historically, when times are bad economically, we look for something or someone to blame. This tendency becomes dangerous when it is a group we blame. This happened in pre-war Germany when, left devastated by World War I, the Germans blamed the Jews and the intellectuals. I see this same ...

Thank you

I was in Merrimack the other day. It was raining very bad. I locked my keys in my car by accident. I was a nervous wreck. I called police and a very nice policeman named Brian came to help me. I was so very grateful. He was so nice. It was pouring rain. We were soaked. He got my car door open. ...

No, it doesn’t

On the front page of The Telegraph, June 13, 2019, I read a troubling statement in the article COMPROMISE. Democratic legislators passed a $12.9 billion spending plan with nine Republicans in opposition. Senate President Donna Soucy, D-Manchester, said the budget “works for everyone.” ...

A job well done

On behalf of the Souhegan Valley Transportation Collaborative (aka The Blue Bus) during National Transit Week from June 17-21, we thank the many employees and drivers of the Nashua Transportation System for their hard work. Dispatch answers phone calls and ensures that schedules are efficient. ...

It does work

My husband and I are proud and grateful consumers of socialized medicine. It’s not the same brand of socialized medicine our British or Norwegian friends enjoy, but it is publicly financed and administered through state and federal governments. We became eligible for Medicare about 6 years ...

Accept the results

Which is worse, (1) a foreign power covertly meddling in our general election to affect its outcome or (2) a domestic power covertly meddling to affect our general election and if unsuccessful to pursue other means to remove the democratically elected official from office? I believe a foreign ...

Tariffs are old school

Here a tariff, there a tariff, everywhere a tariff. Take, for instance, tariffs on China. When you “import” an item for $100, the item in held in customs till you pay a 25% tariff on said item, $100 to China and a $25 tariff (tax) to the U.S. government. Conversely, soy beans are ...

Health insurance changes lives

Good health is the foundation of a good life. Without health insurance, that good life is out of reach for many Americans. Hundreds of thousands of our people are paying a terrible price for our current ineffective and wasteful health care system. Access to health insurance has meant the ...

Dear Brookline business owners

As some of you may already know, the town is working on updating the website in order to make it more user friendly for smart-phone owners. We also are working on upgrading the business directory, and we need your help to keep it accurate. If you have a new email, website, contact info ...

Doublespeak is alive and well

1984 is here again. In a front-page story during the last week (June 4), The Telegraph quoted a spokesperson for the Environmental Protection Agency who said, “[there is no] significant public health risk…” from the hazardous waste dumped into the ground in the southern end of Nashua. In ...

We need a plan

A few weekends ago, I had the opportunity to introduce U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren at her town hall in Nashua. I was honored to welcome her to Nashua because she not only has a plan, but because she has strong plans that address two issues of critical importance to our community: access to ...

Vote ‘yes’ on gun bills

I was in sixth grade when Adam Lanza gunned down 20 first graders and six teachers in Newtown, Connecticut. During the following weeks, the shooting was all anyone spoke of at school. We were eleven years old who still watched cartoons, still rode our bikes on spring nights, and now we traded ...

Urge your senators to support HB494

How concerned should we be about PFAS contamination in NH and especially around Nashua? After watching “The Devil You Know” at the Nashua Public Library with discussion led by Mindi Messmer, an environmental scientist and former State Representative from Rye, and Nancy Murphy ...

Trump will not impeach himself

I was very disappointed to see that Rep. Kuster agreed with Speaker Pelosi that Trump will “impeach himself.” Trump will embarrass himself. He’ll incriminate himself. He’ll degrade himself. But he will never impeach himself. The House of Representatives will have to do it. It’s their ...

Are you for life or against?

Why is it that those on the left are against the death penalty, which by the way hasn’t been used since 1939, against holding illegal immigrant children until it can be verified they are actually with relatives or parents. Against guns, which is mostly death by suicide. Yet all for ...

Resignation

It has come to our attention that a member of the Nashua Board of Education, Ms. Doris Hohensee, is using a white supremacist’s quotation on her social media page, (she posted it on April 29th, and we believe she has not taken it down as of yet), which rails against what the white supremacist ...

More important

I am writing to give my appreciation to the High School students, much credit to make sure students do not go without food. This is something you believed when working for the school department in the past. This is a problem that the board of education have allowed a long time ago. I observed ...