Letters

Alderman’s senior center piece wrong

The article in a recent Nashua magazine reflects an inaccurate assessment of the Nashua Senior Activity Center. I am a member of the Board of Directors. I have seen not only the board, but the executive director and the staff over the last number of years work tirelessly to change the ...

GOP more interested in defense than care

President Trump and Republican lawmakers have no compunction against spending enormous amounts of tax revenue on defense of the homeland, and current congressional discussions indicate that they’d rather not spend any on health care. I believe they want us all to die from the lack of health ...

The new ‘culturally incompetent’ danger

A recent news article had a story about a domestic violence trial. All charges were dropped because the defense attorney convinced the prosecutor and the judge that his client was “culturally incompetent” to stand trial, and could not be rehabilitated in a year.  I presume ...

Quotable quotes for the White House

Italian dictator Benito Mussolini once said it is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a lamb, a quote President Donald Trump tweeted in February 2016. To misquote Democratic vice presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen if he were debating Donald Trump today – “I grew up in the ...

Politics on the diamond and shifting insurance costs

You may not know, but back in early November 2016 the Democrats and the Republicans played a softball game. The Republicans won 32 to 18. However, the Democrats claimed victory because they had more hits than the Republicans. The Republicans quickly pointed out that the Democrats committed ...

Losing health care is unacceptable

Our voices are being silenced in Washington.   GOP senators are meeting in secret to write their version of the American Health Care Act, the House bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). They are excluding Democrats from their deliberations and there are no plans ...

Lawmakers derelict of duty on issue of guns

The newest report from the Center for Disease Control concluding that “firearm-related deaths are the third leading cause of death overall among U.S. children aged 1 to 17 years, surpassing the number of deaths from pediatric congenital anomalies, heart disease, influenza and/or pneumonia, ...

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, ...