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Letters

Backing Silva for Ward 8 seat after questions about voting

During the 2012 Presidential election, Latha Mangipudi sponsored an Obama campaign worker, Alysha Tierny, who voted from Mangipudi’s residence. That vote, in addition to other Obama campaign workers who registered to vote in the state while they were temporarily working here, ...

Nashua leaders marginalize public

After reading several articles in today’s paper, I came to the decision that many of the appointed leaders in Nashua seem to have a disdain for the residents whom they serve. Refusing to meet, being unable to discuss injuries really sends a message that what the public wants has no ...

Forum for school candidates on Tuesday

I am the parent of a sixth-grade student at Pennichuck Middle School. I am also a member of the Nashua PTO Presidents group. We are a group of parent volunteers who represent various schools in our school district as their respective PTO presidents and board members. We are sponsoring a forum ...

The deception of Common Core

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a set of national kindergarten-though-12 standards developed primarily by nonprofit Achieve Inc., in Washington D.C., under the auspices of the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers. It was developed bypassing ...

She has a message for House candidate

I am writing to let state representative candidate Peter Silva know that my Ward 8 friends and I will be coming out of the woodwork on Nov. 5 to vote for Latha Mangipudi. And just like my Ward 8 neighbors who have come here from India to make their home in Nashua who may choose to vote for ...

Tea party tried to destroy economy

Tea party-led Republicans have cost the U.S. economy $700 billion since 2010, according to the prestigious Macroeconomic Advisors report issued on Oct. 9. That is the cost of debt-ceiling standoffs, congressional budget battles, sequester spending cuts and business uncertainty created by the ...

Congressional delegation acted responsibly

With all of the craziness and partisanship going on in Washington, it is difficult to find any positives. However, New Hampshire voters can be proud of our four congressional representatives. Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen and congresswomen Ann Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter did a ...

Wearing pink isn’t enough

The letter “Seeing red over pink socks” set me off, I’m afraid. Alan Greenwood can certainly defend himself, but this is clearly another case of shooting the messenger. Now I’m all for eradicating breast cancer, or any other cancer or life-threatening ...

Pink socks articles red-carded

For a company in the communication business, The Telegraph does not seem to be doing a very good job of being fair and balanced. After reading Alan Greenwood’s condescending article and Mr. Scione’s biased article regarding pink socks, I am finding it hard to respect The ...

He sees Americans doing their duties

Whenever I go to polling stations to vote on election day, I see good Americans performing their civic duty. I regret that my friend, Peter Silva in Ward 8, does not see the same thing. Maybe he does not understand America. Rep. Paul L Hackel Nashua

Forum for school candidates coming up

On Wednesday, Oct. 23 the Nashua Teachers’ Union COPE (Committee on Political Education) will be hosting a forum for all candidates running for positions on the Board of Education in Nashua. Our schools are critical components to a healthy, vibrant city. We invite members of the ...

Wear pink socks and play tag

At the Charlotte Avenue school kids can’t play tag. Why? Because the principal lacks the imagination to do anything other than follow a narrow interpretation of some rules and can’t think of an alternative solution, like taking violent kids out of the game. What to do? The ...

Nice to know she’s not alone

Joe Konopka’s editorial in Sunday’s Telegraph caught my attention, so this is directed at him. Boy, did he ever hit the nail on the head. Sadly he is also right that the populace (or as he you called them, the LIV’s) doesn’t know or doesn’t ...

NH can do more to protect animals

I was disturbed to learn about Rep. Joel Winters’ proposal to repeal the state’s ban on the display and sale of colored chicks, ducklings, goslings or rabbits. As you reported on Oct. 15, the practice is banned in New Hampshire and most states because it can cause harm or ...

Opposed to GMO Labeling

Although it’s framed as a matter of “transparency”, our state legislators will soon have to take a position on a bill that would impose crushing costs on small businesses across New Hampshire – and on the state itself. This legislation, mandating the ...

Some agencies deserve elimination

Do we have too much federal government? Raymond Guarino’s recent letter asked “what government agencies would you do away with?” Let’s look at the record. Before the Department of Education existed, we were first in the world in education. We have ...

Alderman complaint not warranted

This is in response to the call made to The Telegraph by Ward 3 Alderman Diane Sheehan, complaining she had not been invited to the NRCC Alderman Candidate Forum on Oct. 10 at the Crowne Plaza.   First of all, it was not a city-sponsored forum. It was part of the Nashua Republican City ...

Seeing red over pink socks column

As the father of a former and current high school soccer player, I take exception to Alan Greenwood’s comments regarding the wearing of pink socks on the soccer field. I was quite proud of our Titan soccer players this season when I learned they were disappointed that they would be ...

Ayotte offers right solution

At a time when Washington is at a stalemate and the government is shut down, we should recognize leadership when solutions are presented that can secure bipartisan support. Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s call to end the government shutdown, repeal the medical device tax and provide federal ...

We need more grownups in Washington

The federal government shutdown and the stalemate over the debt ceiling seems equivalent to preschool children arguing over whose turn it is to have a certain toy. However, the elected officials to the U.S. House of Representatives are over the age of 21 and, therefore, supposedly adults. It ...