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Monday, August 25, 2014

Removal of Main Street trees revisited

Letter to the Editor

As a Nashua resident, I followed the storylines and comments in The Telegraph regarding the mayor’s decision to have the trees removed along Main Street to make way for work on the sidewalks.

I felt it best to reserve my comments until I saw the progression of the work and what Main Street would look like going forward. ...

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As a Nashua resident, I followed the storylines and comments in The Telegraph regarding the mayor’s decision to have the trees removed along Main Street to make way for work on the sidewalks.

I felt it best to reserve my comments until I saw the progression of the work and what Main Street would look like going forward.

Coming home from the Lakes Region, I turned onto Elm Street in Manchester and was met with a spectacular view of a “tree-lined” section of Elm Street. It was obvious from the size of the trees that they had been there for many years. The view of the street and the city beyond was breathtaking. I questioned, ‘If Manchester can do it in such a way that they’re able to keep some of their trees, what was Nashua’s problem?”

It’s painfully obvious that because of the shortsightedness of some of our elected officials and their inability to communicate, Main Street in Nashua has become a run-of-the-mill street that can be seen in “Anywhere, USA.”

If you are lucky enough to live in Nashua, at least be a person who takes pride in how Main Street looks. Don’t be afraid to question why, what options were studied and what can be done to bring Main Street back to where it takes our breath away once more.

Scott W. Beausoleil

Nashua