Letters

Shame on them

This morning, I was astonished to read that in the settlement agreement reached with the city and its insurance carriers that the firm of Nixon, Vogelman, Barry, Slawsky & Simoneau is getting $738,000, or, more than 50 percent out of the $1.3 million settlement. In my mind, this is an ...

The ‘swamp’ is growing

Looks like Trump and his Republicans have decided not to drain the swamp after all! Nope, they’re just going to drain Medicaid and Medicare, oh, and your pension, too. Nothing like limiting contributions to the old 401k to help out the middle class! Check out the Republican tax “reform” ...

‘Sunset’ corporate cuts

The “middle-class tax cut” Christmas gift isn’t; it favors high-incomers. More than 90 percent of new U.S. wealth trickles up to the wealthiest – their taxes rise; hard to sympathize. An analysis of our president’s 2005 return indicates that he would have paid $31 million less tax ...

Terrible decision

Milford Public Works has done a terrible thing to the ecologically important and awe-inspiring Heron Pond. On the order of the Board of Selectmen, led by Chair Mark Fougere, staff breached the beaver dam that creates Heron Pond, lowering it by at least a foot-and-a-half, and putting at risk the ...

League has made impact

On behalf of the Nashua Public Library, I want to thank the League of Women Voters – Greater Nashua for presenting five candidate forums at the library this fall. Hundreds of citizens attended the forums. The recordings by e-TV and Access Nashua received more than 800 views on YouTube. What ...

Trump accomplishments

The media would like us all to believe that this is the worst presidency in history. Democrats and even some Republicans ARE working very hard to undermine. A friend told me yesterday, she believes Trump might end up in jail. And, one of my (Republican) sons said he can’t stand the sight or ...

Do the math

When one listens to the evening news and hears the pols playing fast and loose with numbers, it can understandably make one’s head swim. Stay with me, I promise that you can pass this math class. At this point in time, the proposed Republican tax plan promises a tax savings of $1,182 per year ...

Energy strategy

The Office of Strategic Initiatives is collecting public comments regarding our state’s 10-year energy strategy. Some say more natural gas is a way to reduce energy prices, but that approach ignores important risks. New investments in fossil fuel infrastructure are likely to become stranded ...

Important news

If Greater Nashua residents relied only on The Telegraph for news, we would have not have heard about the recent indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, nine counts each that include conspiracy against the United States, money laundering, failing to register as a foreign agent, failing to ...

A matter of survival

A basic difference between the Republican and Democratic parties has been exposed. That difference is not that each has different approaches to winning elections and governing. It’s a malignancy that started in Arkansas, metastasize to Washington, D.C., and finally slew the patients. For ...

Every day is Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, our nation collectively pauses to honor veterans – at Manchester, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, we will not only pause to honor veterans, we will take action to honor these men and women who made possible our way of life, our freedoms and the rights, ...

Absolute right

I want to thank both Faye O’Neill and Joe Bialek for taking the time to respond to my guest editorial (Stricter gun control means government tyranny) in the Oct. 8 edition of The Telegraph. By way of background, on Sept. 11, 2001, I was the vice chairman of the Massachusetts Port Authority ...

Responsible leadership

Alderman David Schoneman has represented Ward 3 taxpayers with fidelity since he was first elected in 2013. David stands for strong public safety, good infrastructure, wise public investment and no manipulation of the spending cap. He faithfully represents taxpayers as a non-partisan and ...

Experience and integrity

With the 2017 municipal election coming up next week, voters are faced with some very difficult choices in all of the races on the ballot. From Alderman-At-Large to Board of Education, every vote will matter. But with every vote comes a responsibility of the voter to know who they are voting ...

Honest, strong leadership

State Representative and Ward 5 Alderman Don LeBrun has either had a dramatic change of heart in the last few months, or he is not being honest with the public. At the Telegraph/LWV/Nashua Public Library-sponsored candidate forum of Sept. 27, he stated, “I’m a big proponent of all-day ...

Animals deserve better

Concerning animal control and the Nashua PD, as sickening as it sounds,it is the worst animal abuse country in the whole world. Every country in the world but America has excellent lase against animal abuse. I will never donate another dime again to any animal societies again. Maybe a dime of ...

‘Question for the day’

Recently, our governor signed legislation that requires, as I understand, all high school seniors must complete a course in civics and pass an examination on what they have learned. I applaud this effort by our legislature, as I believe that the failure of the education community to provide ...

Single-payer the way to go

Our Gov. Sununu has asked Congress to support the Lower Premiums Through Reinsurance Act, crafted by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida). Sununu is standing by affordable health care for his constituents rather than stand with capricious President Trump, who recently ...

The price of freedom?

In Jim Coull’s Sunday guest commentary on gun control, he states, “There are crazy people in this country who will find a way to commit acts of violence whether by guns, trucks, knives or bombs. … This is a terrible price to pay for freedom, but the alternative is government tyranny as ...

Valuing education

An open letter to the Nashua School Board, and the Nashua Teachers Union, in fact to any school board and corresponding teachers organization. When was the last time you came up with an agreement that actually added value to the students education? After all, school board, aren’t the ...