Letters

Special session

The U. S. Supreme Court ruled recently in the so-called “Wayfair Decision” that states with sales taxes can require companies located in other states and selling their products over the internet, to collect the sales taxes required in those transactions. Prior to this ruling, many states ...

Shameful example

As a New Hampshire student, I am shaken by the continued presence of mass shootings in schools across the country. Youth are under a constant threat of our communities being ripped apart by bullets. Schools should be places to foster learning and growth, not unsafe, fear-ridden environments as ...

Andrews for Congress

As an Epping resident for almost 39 years, I am excited to say that I will be voting on Sept. 11 for one of Epping’s own, Naomi Andrews, for Congress. From the moment I met Naomi as a 10 year old, she was a go-getter, and her positive, enthusiastic, can-do attitude eventually carried her ...

hank you for taking action

It has been said, and rightly so, that the disability community has a powerful voice. Individuals who experience developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries and their families have long been vocal about their experiences. The advocacy of this community was instrumental in bringing ...

Health should come first

Under the leadership of the last administration, we took steps to fight pollution and climate change. One of the most important strides was better vehicle fuel efficiency. This is incredibly important, because 28 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions come from vehicles, with every gallon of ...

Protect the unborn

What would drive a reasonable man like gubernatorial candidate Steve Marchand to propose that not only that the unborn have no legal protection until the moment of birth, but also that taxpayers should foot the bill for abortions? One lie begets another, and our public policy is built on ...

We are better than this

George Washington was known as a remarkably talented, modest and courteous man. He was a commanding figure and a leader, and to him, character and civility mattered. During his school years, one exercise helped shape Washington’s actions for the remainder of his life. He copied all 110 maxims ...

Illegals and jobs

It was great to read the New Hampshire breaks its own record article regarding employment. BUT, along with full employment is the bad news, no help available. Now is the time for cracking down on employers hiring illegal immigrants, while simultaneously increasing the number of work visas so ...

Kavanaugh a good choice

I’m pleased to share my enthusiastic support for President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh is a brilliant jurist with impeccable legal credentials and a clear, effective writing style. He is universally respected ...

Positive Street Art

I wanted to comment on a dynamic and inspirational organization I am part of. Positive Street Art is a nonprofit organization in it’s sixth year, with a mission to inspire a passion for urban arts in a productive way, and to build stronger communities through educational workshops, community ...

One Ostrich

It has been hot, really hot! And not just here. There have been an extraordinary number of new maximum temperatures recorded over the entire world during the last two weeks. This comes following recent catastrophic, super storms, 500-year floods and devastating droughts. What is going on? A ...

Time for change

With the latest decision on fox and fisher season and bag limits, The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission once again has demonstrated its total disregard for its statutory responsibilities and lack of understanding of wildlife management and ecosystem dynamics. The Legislature [RSA ...

Immigration

Linda Chavez writes Trumps’ executive order doesn’t solve the immigration problem. She brings up the fact that undocumented immigrants come here to work at jobs Americans largely shun. This is true. There are a lot of unskilled labor jobs Americans just won’t do. Ms. Chavez also writes ...

Fake

Webster’s Dictionary defines “fake” as “not true, real or genuine.” Roget’s Thesaurus synonyms, among others, are “phony, pseudo and pretend.” Due to the Electoral College and Russian bots, we have a fake president. Due to gerrymandering, we have a fake Congress. Due to House ...

The Swamp

I read your editorial “Drain the Swamp” with astonishment and dismay! Don’t count on rational and educated American citizens in Nashua as supporters of Trump’s politics and off the track ideas. In fact, he has “filled the swamp” with his appointments to cabinet posts that I hold ...

Least admired

Our president continues to bellyache that TV stations are biased, newspapers are biased, colleges are biased, the courts are biased. The fact is, intelligent people ARE biased. How could they think highly of someone that wants to sell our national parks so he can buy more guns and bombs. He is ...

Not dregs of society

I would like to formally reply to Katherine Prudhomme O’Brien’s letter posted on June 17 in regards to Nashua Pride. I personally started attending the shows just a little over three years ago now. I can assure you I had no idea what to expect. I went to support someone that is a very ...

Diabolical disorientation

Although saddened by the recent passing of the transgender therapy ban, and the bathroom bill, I can honestly say I am not surprised. Sadly, Americans, as well as many Catholics are blind to the truth, preferring to believe there is no hard “truth;” there is “your truth, my truth, ...

The border wall

I, and many other Americans, believe that the only reason the left opposes Trump’s wall is because it’s a Trump thing. Let’s take a leaf from our homegrown New Hampshire poet, Robert Frost – “Good fences make good neighbors.”

Ashamed

No matter what your views on immigration are, separation of children from their parents should be horrifying to everyone. Who is verifying these children are: 1. Fed adequately; 2. Receiving necessary medical care; 3. Have proper hygiene facilities; 4. Are safe from abuse by either the adult ...