Letters

Letter to the Editor: Vote yes on Article No. 6

My name is Amy Goldstein, and I am the current president of the Friends of Performing Arts at Campbell High School in Litchfield. I am asking for your support on Article No. 6 to permanently name the Campbell High School Auditorium after longtime music educator Phil Martin, who passed away in ...

Letter to the Editor: Carbon pricing has impact in New Hampshire

Recently, there have been talks about carbon pricing at the federal level. One bill that has come to light recently is the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. This bill, introduced into the House in January, places a price of $15 on each metric ton of carbon emitted and increases in ...

Letter to the Editor: Nashua needs commuter rail

I moved to Nashua right out of college. My husband, then boyfriend, had a great opportunity to work as an engineer for BAE, and I reasoned that Nashua was close enough to commute to Boston for my career in advertising. Little did I know, my Nashua-to-Boston commute would shape my career and my ...

Letter to the Editor: Monuments, really?

Mr. Guarino, thanks for the mention. Thoughtful and civil debate is always helpful. First, if you don’t agree that there is a crisis at our southern border with illegal aliens, a substantial criminal element, MS-13 gang members, drug traffickers (think opioid crisis) and human trafficking, ...

Letter to the Editor: A Texan’s view on the border wall

As a Texan living in New Hampshire, I think I’m qualified to disagree and respond to Chuck Douglas’ Feb. 10 column (and several letters to the editor) about why we don’t need a wall on our southern border. Mr. Douglas is correct about the seriousness Texans regard property rights. He’s ...

A good read

After reading Kevin Scully’s rant against the Dems (I’m so glad I’m an Independant), and then reading the article Lets Go To The Movies by Don Canney, I decided to take a deep breathe and join Mr. Canney down memory lane. Although I’m older than he is, I was very much ...

A sad day for Nashua

The Nashua Board of Education needs more than one negotiator for each of the district’s union contracts. At their Jan. 8 meeting, the board president nominated one board member, Gloria Timmons, as sole negotiator for the AFSCME contract, currently at a four-year impasse. Ms. Timmons also was ...

Finally, a response

Earlier, I wrote a letter to the editor lamenting the fact that neither of our U.S. senators responded to my inquiry about their goals for 2019. On Jan 28, Sen. Hassan’s office replied. Here is her response. Dear Mr. Watkins, Thank you for contacting me about my priorities for the 116th ...

No expectations

The Federal Government has made itself responsible for providing myriad services to the American people, and employs masses of federal employees to do this. These employees are dependent upon their salaries to meet their expenses, and the citizenry are dependent upon the services which they ...

Thank you

I am writing to thank Milford residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Milford and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collected more than 8.8 ...

Whatever happened to American rugged individualism?

The U.S. government shuts down “non-essential” jobs, and you’d think the sky is falling. How many live paycheck to paycheck, not a penny saved, unable to be prepared for and cope with the slightest adversity? Generations weaned on government checks. Able bodied men and women, unable or ...

Publication was bad timing

Imagine waking up on the day of your final exams and seeing your name mentioned in the local newspaper in relation to a public controversy. That is what I imagine happened this week to Jamila-Ashanti Scales and George Eid, juniors at Nashua North and Nashua South. They were recently selected ...

Sending the wrong message

On Jan. 31, the New Hampshire House will meet in the State House’s Representatives Hall to debate and vote on the first bills of this biennium. Debate is known to become heated with emotions running high. In fact, after one state representative threatened to shoot the speaker during one ...

An open letter

Donald Jean; Thanks for your response. I want to point out that the most important stat from the ERO data is the 11 percent increase in arrests. The increase is most likely a result of one of two things. Either law enforcement is doing a better job, or there are more people to arrest. I ...

Difference between life and death

Suicide is preventable. It is the second leading cause of death for people ages 12-18. In 2017, New Hampshire had the highest teen suicide rate that had been seen in more than 20 years. So, how are we going to address this critical issue? Gov. Chris Sununu is spearheading the charge for ...

A creative and bipartisan-friendly approach to ‘free college’

I never would have guessed that I would hear a “free college” proposal from a Republican politician. Then, I heard about Gov. Chris Sununu’s inaugural speech, and I’m happy to be wrong. With New Hampshire’s student debt climbing to astronomical levels, something needed to be ...

Repeat problem

John Broderick, former chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, asked a question about the stigma of mental health care. I’d much prefer he had asked about people who direct that prejudice. They have done much harm. What we are encountering, is the same prejudice we once ...

Assistance during the shutdown

If you have been affected by the recent government shutdown and are in need of assistance, the Bedford Community Food Pantry can provide non-perishable food as well as meat, produce and dairy items at no charge. The Bedford Community Food Pantry seeks to provide access to adequate food for ...

Foster homes needed

Foster children come from your town, your neighborhood and your school. They are friends of your child, members of your church and kids on your Little League team. They are babies, toddlers, school-aged kids and teenagers. They are brothers and sisters who need to stay together. Due to a ...

We were more safe two plus years ago

I know firsthand the work of Martin Luther King Jr. I protested under his banner in a successful effort to integrate a downtown Greyhound Bus Terminal in Austin, Texas, in 1960. I vividly remember being told by another protester during our non-violent training that he was sure he could take any ...