Letters

Gov. should protect women’s rights in NH

Gov. Chris Sununu recently came out and opposed the Trump/Ryan attempt to repeal Affordable Care Act. Sununu said that “he wants to see a bill that gives more flexibility to New Hampshire” and that “the uncertain future of expanded Medicaid also gives pause.” I read on, expecting him to ...

Something is fishy with group’s mailing

Several days ago I received a rather large envelope in the mail from the Disabled Vets organization in Maryland. In this package were a pad of paper, a pen, a 2017-2018 planner and a battery-operated calculator. With the letter asking for a donation was an attached check for $2.50 all ...

Gorsuch isn’t a good fit for Supreme Court

The Telegraph editorial on March 25, supporting Neil Gorsuch as a good choice for the U.S. Supreme Court is superficial and wrong.  You write admiringly of the impression Gorsuch has made in his responses during his recent Senate hearings, but you do not actually address how his ...

Education shouldn’t go to highest bidder

The recent withdrawal of the Republican’s attempt to replace the ACA is evidence that there are Republicans with some common sense; millions of people would have lost their health care. The Obama administration said the ACA wasn’t perfect, but rather a starting point. So let’s not waste ...

Thanks to those who came out in storm

The politicians, not the voters of New Hampshire, said changing the day of voting due to a major snowstorm was the right decision and safety prevailed. Stating the results would be different only proves protecting the “family corporation” has always been the life goal. The makeup of Board ...

There are many AARP courses available

As an AARP driving instructor, I was very please to read your editorial “Everyone could use a refresher.” I think that is appropriate to note that there are several AARP safe driving classes that are being presented throughout the year in Greater Nashua. In fact, over the next several ...

Thanks for passing the Hudson school contract

On behalf of the Hudson School District Leadership Team, we would like to thank you for voting to support our three-year contract. We deeply appreciate your recognition of the hard work and dedication of our membership and look forward to a productive future of working with your students. Dan ...

Nashua’s educators are not babysitters

[sic]I am writing in response to comments made by Ward 5 Alderman Don LeBrun in the Nashua Telegraph an article, “Public hearing on Nashua education budget set for Wednesday,” published Tuesday, March 21. As an educator for nine years with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, I am ...

Many used out-of-state IDs to vote here

An article in the March 5 edition of the Union Leader says that data from the Secretary of State’s office shows that nearly 7,000 votes were cast by voters who presented an out-of-state driver’s license for identification – 5,903 of the newly registered voters in November used an ...

A look at downtown’s homeless population

The day after the latest winter storm, as we walked to Norton’s for breakfast. We approached an elderly man sitting on a bench near City Hall, dressed the way homeless people dress, and asked him whether we could bring him a cup of coffee and a piece of bread. “Rather hot chocolate and ...

Consider becoming a volunteer for CASA

In 2016, New Hampshire experienced over 500 opioid-related deaths. Unfortunately, this number is only the tip of this iceberg of the number of children whose young lives are impacted by drug abuse. The innocent victims of this epidemic are the children who are exposed to the trauma of their ...

Helping firefighters clear off our hydrants

Last week as I traveled north on Main Street, I noticed a fire department crew stopped just south of the bridge manning shovels to dig out a fire hydrant. Come on folks, give them a break. I know that we all have our own work to do with our driveways, cars and more, but do you want to watch ...

‘Trump care’ will raise insurance costs

Conservatives like to tell us that they are in favor of the free market concept called “choice.” Republicans claim their health care initiative, called “Trumpcare,” gives Americans greater choices; however, the negative impacts of this law show clearly that Republicans are ...

Raising awareness for World Water Day

March 22 is World Water Day, is an event raising awareness about Earth’s gift that is essential for all life – for plants, animals and humans. Nearly half of Earth’s population – 46 percent of people – do not have water piped into their homes. Water is a basic human right. Women and ...

Buying American whenever possible

President Trump wants to build a border wall, but unlike our pipelines, he doesn’t say where the steel is going to come from. Somebody needs to make sure this wall is built with American steel to offset the Russian steel used in Trump’s pipelines. Joseph Peitz, Nashua

City’s superintendent search must reset

I carefully assessed both candidates for the Nashua superintendent of schools during the “meet and greet,” followed by the “public hearing.” I was not impressed with either candidate and recommend the school board start the search over again. This time, I suggest some ...

Concerned about negativity toward EPA

I am deeply worried by what I read about the attitudes toward the Environmental Protection Agency expressed by members of the Trump administration. This is a very personal concern for me, being raised in a family which spent much time outdoors, considering and wondering at the miracles of ...

Don’t discourage our voters in this state

As a native Granite Stater, voter and Keene State College student, I am dismayed at the heavy-handed focus in Concord to change our same-day voter registration system. Same-day registration is the only process for all eligible New Hampshire voters to register here and it’s a wildly popular ...

Leave the spending cap as it is written

I read Mr. Moriarty’s commentary in the March 5 edition of the Nashua Telegraph and I wish to thank him for taking the time to write that column and enlightening those of us who live here as to just what “backroom” dealings are really occurring at City Hall with regards to the spending ...

Wood is the right choice for Milford

I would like to express my support for Rick Wood who is running for the school board in Milford. I have known and worked with in fire prevention, Rick for the past 16 years and think he would be a great choice for school board member. Rick was the fire marshal for the city of Nashua and ...