Letters

Making the world safe for tyrants

We cannot resolve the Syrian conflict, and we should not try. We don’t have a good track record picking “winners” in other nations’ political disputes. However, we can decisively work to stop the use of chemical weapons. Poison gas is a threat not only ...

Shaheen’s vote for Obamacare hurt NH

We now see that another one of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s bad decisions – to support Obamacare – has resulted in 12 hospitals being cut out of the supposedly “beneficial” medical exchange or “marketplace.” Remember that Sen. ...

City wasted taxpayer money again

The fact that the Ash Street skateboard park was updated, sort of, does not justify the wasting of the $40,000 the city spent on the original park 15 or 16 years ago. The existing park could have been rearranged to accept the new ramp. But instead, the old ramps were completely destroyed, ...

Obama fails America on world stage

Regardless of your opinion of America’s involvement in the Syrian revolution, President Barack Obama is undeserving of the title “leader of the free world.” He has routinely undermined the quality of America’s military deterrent on the international ...

How the president should handle Syria

As President Barack Obama surely knows, or should know, any proper response to Syria’s war crimes must involve the international community and the UN. Unhappily, the U.S. is not a party to the International Criminal Court treaty and cannot bring charges against Syrian President ...

Aldermen need more information on CVS plans for downtown lot

Aldermen need more information on CVS plans for downtown lot I disagree with the view expressed in a recent Telegraph editorial that the Board of Aldermen should not consider the merits of CVS plans for a drive-thru pharmacy at the intersection of Main Street and East Hollis Street. There is ...

President hiding behind Congress

President is hiding behind Congress Over a year ago, President Barack Obama drew a red line in the sand and threatened Syria that, should that line be crossed, they would incur the retaliatory wrath of the military power of the U.S. Syria responded by crossing that line, turned to ...

Stay out of Syria

We should not support any action against Syria. Our national interest is not at stake. We have no overall strategy for the area, we have no allies and, finally, it won’t work. It’s false to believe that we can keep “boots off the ground.” How can we ...

Keep the heat on Syria

Keep the heat on in Syria Concerning the recent chemical bombing in Syria, I do not wish to join the debate over the plans for the United States to launch a military strike. I do not have the access to important information, chiefly, do we know that another strike is planned in the near ...

Celebrating 93 years of the power of the vote

Although efforts to secure voting rights for women began in 1848, it took until after World War I for the president and Congress to seriously consider the issue. After passage by both the Senate and the House of Representatives, the ratification of the 19th amendment to the United States ...

Ayotte supports Nashua air tower

As the chairman of the Nashua Airport Authority, I write to make clear Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s strong support for the air traffic control tower at Nashua Field. The Telegraph recently reported on political attacks by others sugesting otherwise, and I want your readers to know that their ...

Pleased with how downtown Nashua is looking

As with any project there has been controversy over the sidewalk and other changes implemented on Main Street. In my opinion, the re-do was pretty much a must-do. The old sidewalks were becoming an eyesore. They were dangerous, with many bricks in poor condition creating an uneven walking ...

Crime prevention begins in the home

The Telegraph reported that Nashua’s Board of Alderman was interested in meeting with the Nashua Police Department regarding recent high profile crimes. At least one of these incidents was domestic in nature. In fact, the list of arrests by the Nashua Police Department printed in ...

Crime prevention begins in the home The Telegraph reported that Nashua’s Board of Alderman was interested in meeting with the Nashua Police Department regarding recent high profile crimes. At least one of these incidents was domestic in nature. In fact, the list of arrests by the ...

Main Street planter an impediment

It’s hard to believe someone would not only design a planter smack-dab in the middle of Nashua’s Main Street but would then find someone to think it was a good idea. Obviously they’ve never actually driven down Main Street. Or know that it snows on Main Street. ...

Milford resident disturbed by Bragdon hiring

I’m really frightened. The Telegraph on Aug. 8 featured a front-page article saying Peter Bragdon was selected to be the new executive director of the Local Government Center. The LGC was accused of overcharging subscribers and using the money inappropriately, and I, for one, am ...

Repeal the 17th Amendment

When the Constitution was written, the founders assigned the responsibility of protecting states rights and sovereignty to the Senate. This is why senators were appointed by the state legislature, rather than being directly elected by the people. In doing so, the founders felt senators would ...

Shea-Porter: Congress not getting special treatment

Over the past week, constituents have contacted my offices after hearing a false rumor: That Congress has exempted itself from the new healthcare law. Let me set the record straight: Members of Congress and our staffs are not exempted under the Affordable Care Act. In fact, due to an amendment ...

This country needs quality leadership

I became an Independent voter when both major parties lost sight of the U.S. Constitution. I’m looking for leaders who will represent those of us who are fed-up with politicians who have lied with impunity and imposed laws upon us that are clearly in contradiction with the ...

Peter Bragdon should resign from Senate

Not only should Peter Bragdon resign from his position as leader of the Senate, he should resign his Senate seat altogether. Any senator will tell you that representing constituents is a full time job, and an organization that serves towns and cities deserves full time leadership. Citizens of ...