Letters

Why N.H. needs the SMART Act

The American public’s trust in our electoral systems and processes has always been what’s made our nation strong. For many years, we’ve believed that the outcomes of our elections has made America an example of democracy for other countries. However, with Americans’ faith in political ...

We must fight for recycling

On March 12 at the Board of Alderman meeting it was called to the city’s attention that the recycling program in Nashua is under funded and needs an additional $120,000 to continue to operate in the 2019 fiscal year. This means operating for the months of May, April, and June. Without this ...

Watch your wallets!

Rep. Joelle Martin’s March 10 Letter to the Editor makes glowing claims for proposed HB 686. According to the letter, HB686 will fund schools and reduce the statewide education property tax by 25 percent And it will protect “our most vulnerable seniors by doubling Interest & Dividends ...

Budget balances needs

Gov. Chris Sununu’s budget balances the need to solve existing problems and to responsibly manage taxpayer dollars. The most notable aspect of his budget is the overarching theme that one-time monies should only be used to pay for one-time expenses. Surplus funds are often seen as a green ...

Cursive still matters

Handwriting matters: does cursive matter? Research shows that legible cursive writing averages no faster than printed handwriting of equal or greater legibility. (Sources for all research are available on request.) The fastest, clearest handwriters avoid cursive: though they aren’t ...

A job well done

Feline Friends recently saved a cat that was being tormented to death in Derry by a psychopath coward. Feline Friends were the only people I know that gave this cat a chance – an operations, love, medical care, etc. But still, there are cover-ups by the animals controls of America, courts ...

Lyndeborough zoning changes

Article 2 (Question 1) merely replaces the existing zoning articles with the proposed articles with minor changes. For example, in section 408.00 it replaces the name USDA Soil Conservation Service with the new name of the agency being USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service. Article 3 ...

Let your voices be heard

On March 11, beginning at 5 p.m., New Hampshire House Finance Committee members will host a public hearing on the state’s biennium budget at the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley’s Amato Center. This is a great opportunity for you, as residents of southern New Hampshire, to share ...

More transparency

We are lucky to live in a town where we are able to voice our opinion, and more importantly, vote on important issues in our town. I encourage all of you to vote on March 12. If you are a Milford resident, and are not registered to vote, I encourage you to register. It’s a privilege too many ...

Fisher announces candidacy

My fellow Americans, My name is Chris Fisher, and I intend to run for Congress in 2020. I am not a Republican. I am not a Democrat. Even if a political party chose to nominate me, I would reject the nomination. I am an American, and that is how I intend to run. I do not claim to represent a ...

Not so strong

Just a quick correction to your editorial about legal marijuana. You stated that today’s pot is much stronger than before, and you quoted THC in the 90 percent range. This is not true, most marijuana is in the low teens to mid 20 percent range not 90 percent.

Don’t be fooled again

In 2016, Milford selectmen promised quick riches from a gravel operation on town owned land, the former Brox property, but my taxes are still going up this year. At the polls selectmen handed out phony million dollar promises, but I haven’t seen benefits of real money. It was a ...

Reduce class sizes

We are writing in support of Article 14, which would reduce class size in Amherst (PreK-8) schools. We have seen first-hand the effect of larger class sizes and the impact on students in our schools. Amherst currently has the 3rd highest class size in NH for Grades 3&4 and the 7th highest ...

Laura Taylor right for job

Please join me in voting for Laura Taylor as a Souhegan Cooperative High School Board Member. I have had the pleasure of knowing Laura for many years while being a long time resident of Amherst. She is a respectful, loyal, unbiased person who takes pride in being well informed of school ...

Vote ‘yes’ on Article 32

Most property owners in Milford will say that they feel property taxes are too high. What if I told you that on the ballot this year is a warrant that will reduce your taxes? Would you vote in favor of that? The warrant article I am speaking of is Warrant Article 32 Multi-Year Lease of Town ...

Forum supports Federico

Newspapers endorse candidates. The Board of Selectmen and Budget Committee have their recommendations. Now a Facebook Group does, too. The Milford Forum announces its endorsement of Kevin Federico for Selectmen. The Milford Forum recommends a Yes vote on the Brox solar project and a Yes ...

A step in the right direction

On March 8, the New Hampshire House Commerce Committee votes on HB 560, a bill that goes a long way in addressing the wasteful proliferation of plastic bags in our state. New Hampshire is the only east coast state from Maine to Washington, D.C., that has not enacted a ban. Plastic shopping ...

Notter shows courage

Kudos to Rep. Jeanine Notter for her stand supporting the right of folks to carry firearms in our state capital buildings. While it is acknowledged that armed guards are on the premises and do a fine job, it must also be acknowledged that numerous events, meetings and hearings with hundreds, if ...

Making an informed decision

The Conservation Commission is an official body of the Town of Milford. It is the usually respected voice advising the town about nature and impacts to natural resources. Yet with regard to the proposed solar farm at Brox, the Conservation Commission is being completely disrespected by the ...

What is a male feminist?

When candidate Ben Clemons announced, “I, too, am a male feminist,” to Fred Teeboom’s question, “What is a feminist male?”at the Nashua Aldermen candidates forum Feb. 21, he only begged the question: What is a feminist? More to the point, what is a male? What is a female? Does ...