Letters

Make change

Are you going to allow yourself to live in a world where manners are just thrown out the window? Right now there is a severe civility shortage in America. Research says there are three reasons to blame for this: politicians, mainstream media, and internet/social media. Politicians being ...

A slice of history

The life of an archivist and historian is one of discovery and intrigue. Much has transpired in this year alone, one of the nearly three years I have been focused on a particular project. The project is this: Compiling a lasting archive of Playhouse 101 and the American Stage Festival. I ...

PAC issues

The Telegraph article reporting Aldermanic approval of PAC bond issuance legislation addresses proposed changes in the management of the private fund established to pay all PAC expenses, currently estimated at $4 Million). Considering the disorganized planning for the project thus far, caution ...

Disrespectful

On December 11, 2018, I went to City Hall to pay my property taxes. As I walked out of the office, I noticed that there was a picture missing on the wall with ALL members of the Board of Alderman. I was going to attend the BOA meeting that night, but I was called into work. I did go to the ...

Work together

As a business owner and employer, I am greatly concerned Congress will recess without addressing the health insurance tax that is looming heavily over New Hampshire small businesses. The health insurance tax hit employers with an additional $500 tax for every employee we insure. This was ...

Thank you

I am writing this letter to express my thanks to the Bedford voters who elected me as their state representative on Nov. 6. From the generosity of donors to the hospitality of hosts, the diligence of the sign guys to the efficiency of the postcard people, it was the purposeful organization ...

A Parent’s Perspective in Verse Or, How To Survive the Winter Holidays

‘Twas the long months of winter, And all through our home Raced a thunderous herd They wouldn’t leave me alone! I begged and I pleaded Please: Give me some space! They claimed cabin fever And began a new race. Upstairs and down Yelling and blaming they came Fifteen hours ...

Honoring the fallen

I would like to thank the Nashua Telegraph and Dean Shalhoup for the excellent article in the Dec. 3, 2018, issue about the Pearl Harbor Day ceremonies. It is vitally important that we publicize what the veterans organizations in the city do to honor our fallen comrades in arms. The American ...

Thanks, Mazie Hirono

When I first registered to vote, the registrar asked me if I was a Democrat or a Republican. Heck, I was a naive teenager, so I asked what’s the difference? She told me I had to figure that out myself. Unable to decide, she registered me as an “undeclared.” All these years of wondering. ...

Raising awareness

For most girls, their 16th birthday is expected to be a day full of joy. For Alexis McKinney, however, an ambitious teen who was looking toward adulthood, her sweet 16 was spent being mourned at her own funeral. July 11, 2016, a party thrown for fun memories resulted in Alexis’s death while ...

A great loss

I will always remember George H.W. Bush. While caring for my brother, an ex-Marine veteran of Korea and Vietnam, who experienced a stroke that left him paralyzed on his right side and unable to speak or communicate, the VA in New York State, wanted to send him to a nursing home that required he ...

Blurred or commingled

I applaud the Nashua Telegraph opinion editor’s stance and transparency in the article about “Fake News” published last Sunday. Most of us media readers, listeners and watchers (RLWs) misjudge “political opinion” for “news,” because the boundary between news and opinion has ...

Out of hand

With all the holiday mail I receive, it seems funny that each year mailings I get freely solicit money and they wish me to give them my debit card number. Anyone in their right mind knows this is probably fraud. Post Office officials just don’t detect this mail, I guess. They only try to ...

Crimes against humanity

On Sunday, November 25th, 2018, I viewed online images and read news stories of U.S. Border Agents use of tear gas to envelop brown-colored immigrant women and children, who were screaming and coughing in pain. Over the past year, I heard of stories of young immigrant children being taken out ...

Building on Hope

It hardly seems possible that Building on Hope is looking for its next “Extreme Makeover” project. Building on Hope is a group of volunteers who work with builders, architects, designers and suppliers to make physical improvements to facilities of charitable organizations in need. Over the ...

Competitive race needed

Granite Staters spoke loud and clear when they elected a new Legislature early this November. Democrats now control both the House and Senate, and as a member of that young and diverse progressive caucus, I am writing to express my concern about the state of our democracy. As Barbara Liscord ...

Fee for not using gas … what’s next?

Pardon me, but I think that the local gas company has given us an early Christmas present, OR NOT! It’s called a revenue decoupling charge. What that means is since the gas company has just asked for – but has not yet been approved by the NHPUC – a rate adjustment of $0.7411 per therm, ...

December dilemma

This is my December dilemma: how to respond when people wish me a “Merry Christmas.” I am not Christian, and like many other Americans, I do not celebrate Christmas. I could be snarky and reply with “Happy Hanukah,” knowing that they probably do not celebrate that festival like I do ...

‘Our brethern,’ revisited

Regarding Don Sanborn’s Nov. 11 letter to the editor about the caravans making their way toward our southern border: Especially because the author invoked the name of Jesus, this letter bothered me greatly. But it touched on so much it was hard at first to work through all the issues. Here is ...

Remembering Jim Scanlon

Longtime town councilor and inveterate op-ed writer Jim Scanlon passed on Nov. 18 in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he and his wife Judy had resided since moving from Bedford in December 2016. Jim and Judy were friends and neighbors of mine and my late wife Cindy’s for 15 years. Ever feisty, ...