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Monday, June 9, 2014

Disappointed with editorial and aldermen

Letter to the Editor

I cannot begin to express my disappointment with your recent editorial about the city of Nashua reneging on a verbal agreement with Mr. John Stabile. As someone raised by parents who taught me that a promise is a promise, it is profoundly disappointing to read the city’s newspaper praising the Board of Aldermen for falling to follow through on a promise made to Mr. Stabile.

While Mr. Stabile may be well off already and he may see a sizeable return on his investment, that’s not the point. The point is, the city made a promise to reimburse Mr. Stabile $100,000 for work he paid for on the dam. To hear the Board of Aldermen say, “Well, we don’t have a signed contract” is, to be honest, very sad indeed. I was raised by a father who taught me your word is your bond. Case closed. ...

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I cannot begin to express my disappointment with your recent editorial about the city of Nashua reneging on a verbal agreement with Mr. John Stabile. As someone raised by parents who taught me that a promise is a promise, it is profoundly disappointing to read the city’s newspaper praising the Board of Aldermen for falling to follow through on a promise made to Mr. Stabile.

While Mr. Stabile may be well off already and he may see a sizeable return on his investment, that’s not the point. The point is, the city made a promise to reimburse Mr. Stabile $100,000 for work he paid for on the dam. To hear the Board of Aldermen say, “Well, we don’t have a signed contract” is, to be honest, very sad indeed. I was raised by a father who taught me your word is your bond. Case closed.

There was a time that many others this country believed the same, and it makes me shudder for the future of the Republic if this is how some of our elected officials feel. Perhaps the new motto of the city’s website should be changed to “Nashua – Make sure to get it in writing” Shame on The Telegraph and the aldermen for saying that as long as we save a buck, it doesn’t matter what we say.

Robert Carolan

Nashua