Letters

Arts center is a risk that is worth taking

This Election Day, Nov. 7, Nashua voters will be asked to vote yes or no to fund an arts center at the former shoe store location on Main Street. This site presents to the people of Nashua opportunity to create an entertainment venue and art gallery in the heart of Nashua’s downtown that ...

Standing for anthem a matter of respect

An open letter to the NFL, its players, owners, broadcasters and sponsors. Standing, for our national anthem is not a matter of rights, it is a matter of respect. It’s respect for those standing beside you, respect for those who made the ultimate sacrifice, respect for the women and men in ...

Impact on taxpayers must be considered

We have a big concern for the potential and likely increases in our real estate taxes in Nashua as a result of bonding for new projects. The funding of police, fire, education and public works is essential. Other important city activities (e.g., social services, parks and library) should be ...

Are concussions acceptable in sports

Wednesday night, Dartmouth-Hitchcock sponsored a panel discussion at SNHU on concussions. I thought the medical profession is finally taking the lead in exposing the dangers of concussions, particularly in football. I was sadly mistaken. Each of the panel members seemed to be saying that ...

There is much work to be done on discrimination

The New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights stands with Claremont, N.H., this afternoon and with individuals and families across the state who are hurt by race discrimination and violence. Many citizens from within N.H. and just over the border in Vermont have called the Commission this week ...

An open letter to Secretary Gardner

Voting is a fundamental right of U.S. citizenship. In New Hampshire, we have a unique same-day voter registration system. That system now needs to be protected so that all eligible voters are allowed to vote without obstacles or intimidation. No evidence of voter fraud in New Hampshire has been ...

Aldermen made right call with ‘no’ vote

Thank you Aldermen Dean, Cookson, Siegel, Schoneman, McGuinness, and LeBrun for your correct vote. Of the 14 aldermen that voted last evening, you six voted for the majority of the Nashua residents. Not just for the “downtown” businesses that stacked the city hall with applause and rude ...

Funding for PAC should have been lined up

One hundred and sixty people sign a petition in support of the arts center and people are rejoicing? There are just under 90,000 people in Nashua. Where can folks who are against the arts center sign? This will be another millstone around the necks of Nashua taxpayers forever. I thought I read ...

Stolen childhood

She stares out, ignoring the madness all around her. She pleads to join other children in carefree play and endless laughter, in the joy of being young and alive with the excitement of so many things to explore, with a full life ahead. But she cannot move. She begs, looking straight at us, to ...

Bond passage right next step

Great American Downtown is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing vibrancy, and improving the quality of life in Nashua. Our mission is to provide coordination, collaboration and partnerships that unify the entire Nashua community around a common vision for an attractive downtown ...

We ‘all’ get old, sick and require assistance

Should tax dollars be cross-referenced to voter preference? Conservative tax dollars to be used for police, prosecutors and prisons, and liberal tax dollars to be used for entitlements. Realistically, conservatives will apply entitlements and some liberals will run afoul of conservative ...

Honesty and political objectivism

Let’s try being honest with ourselves. Are you being honest? Try this test, it works for politics, and other situations.  Here are three statements: The economy is doing well, there have been a million new jobs created and the stock market continues to set new highs. Some say these ...

Russian hacking is a bigger threat than voter fraud

At the risk of causing more sleepless nights for one recent letter writer, he should be aware that there are 27 cities in the United States called Milford. Hope he doesn’t end up in the wrong Milford next time he votes. Thank goodness his name is not Carl Smith, as a search of that name in ...

Aldermen need to realize art center is a waste of money

Just finished watching a rerun of the Aug. 8 meeting of the Nashua Board of Aldermen and I agree 100 percent with the two ladies who spoke in opposition to spending taxpayers money on the conversion of Alec’s Shoe Store to a home for the arts.  This is a total waste of tax dollars for ...

Has Trump made America great again?

President Donald Trump has been in office for six months.  For those who voted for him, are you happy that he lies daily, as do many members of his inner circle? Or happy he wants to take health care away from those who need it the most (while giving more tax cuts to the wealthy), even ...

Weeks’ guest commentary was very inaccurate

The Guest Commentary in the Aug. 6 edition of The Telegraph by Mr. Weeks is incredibly inaccurate. The writer claims gasoline would cost $15 per gallon if all so-called subsidies were eliminated.   Using Weeks’ math, that amounts to a “hidden” subsidy of $12.80 per gallon. The U.S. ...

Dr. Brodie’s legacy is an inspiration to all

I’d like to thank Dean Shalhoup for his always-thoughtful writing style in covering us local folks like we were family.  The feeling is mutual. His update in the Aug. 6 paper about my River of Life kayaking fundraiser from New Hampshire to Baltimore is no exception. Yes, ...

City needs a sensible approach to spending

I sit on the board for three non-profit organizations, and each has a contingency fund, which is money set aside for emergencies. I was shocked to read in The Telegraph on Aug. 10 that the alderman approved taking $36,000 from the city’s contingency fund for a possible year-long option to buy ...

Northern Pass will harm NH’s economy

The Northern Pass Project is a proposed 192-mile-long scar running through the beauty of our Granite State. Every summer many tourists flock to the North Country to vacation – camping, hiking and sightseeing, in short, enjoying the majestic natural wonders New Hampshire has to offer. Much of ...

Saving our Social Security is a priority

It wasn’t easy growing up as a Democrat in the coal mines region of Northeast Pennsylvania. Neighbors of ours getting shot for trying to unionize coal miners, my father working at the polls carrying a heavy duty pistol for protection. Then Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt brought us ...