Letters

Fact vs. myth

I’d like to rebut Nov. 18 letter to the editor seeking to abolish Columbus Day. Myth: Columbus introduced slavery to the Americas and committed genocide on their inhabitants. Fact: Slavery among the indigenous peoples themselves was already occurring when Christopher Columbus arrived, ...

Thanks from Kat McGhee

With the elections behind us, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank the voters of Hollis, Milford, Mont Vernon and New Boston for their support on Nov. 6. When times are challenging, it is incumbent upon the voters to make their voices heard by electing people who are motivated to bring ...

Hansen gives thanks

I would like to thank all my Amherst supporters and constituents for allowing me the experience and honor to serve you in our New Hampshire House for the past eight years. I cannot fully express to you the gratitude I feel for your encouragement, support, and belief that together we could ...

Disenfranchised

Our system for electing representatives disenfranchises more than a third of the voting population. I recently ran for New Hampshire State Representative in Ward 8. I did not get elected. No Republicans in Ward 8 were elected – despite the fact that about 1/3 of the voters voted ...

Knights give thanks

Knights of Columbus Council 6725 would like to thank everyone for their support of our 19th annual Craft Fair that was on Nov. 2-3. We thank everyone who came to the fair to support all our vendors as well as all the people that worked at the event to make it successful. All the proceeds of the ...

Support appreciated

I would like to thank voters for their ongoing support in the recent election. It has truly been my honor to serve as your state senator over the past four years.

Generous donation

Members of the Bedford Garden Club wish to thank Howard Frizzell, owner of Frizzhome Gardens on Back River Road in Bedford, for his generous donation fall mums for planting at the club’s community gardens. In mid-October, volunteers planted the colorful and hardy mums at the Bedford Town ...

Stop celebrating Columbus Day

On a humid misty morning, the only sounds that break the silence are the occasional clinking of rough-hewn metal and the waves beating against the side of a vessel. Your eyes water with smoke of the burning forests, your ears ring from the shouts of an unknown language, and your arms sting ...

What is Fall?

By now, most leaves are off the trees. Shifting , shifting in the breeze. Falling, falling, drifting down, i see purple, yellow , brown. But it makes me sad to watch all my summer fade away in just one day. Leaves on trees that once were gree have turned to colors rarely seen. Thank you, Lord ...

Making a difference

It is with great gratitude that we write to you regarding our success at the AJ Dodge Memorial Car Show. Without your donations, support and attendance, this show would not have been possible. Many family members, friends and volunteers contributed their time to this event, and we are thankful. ...

Disturbing trend

On Nov. 8 , I turned on ABC News to see why Jeff Sessions was dismissed by President Donald Trump. Instead, the top news story was another copycat mass killing where 12 died in Thousand Oaks, California. I was subjected to more than 10 minutes of coverage of another cowardly, severely mentally ...

Thanks to Hollis

Thank you to the people of Hollis for supporting me as your state representative for the past 18 years. I have enjoyed serving you, hearing from you and responding to you. It’s been an honor and a privilege to be your voice in Concord.

End voter suppression

On Nov. 6, I served as poll watcher in Pooler, Georgia, near Savannah. I saw first hand how voters were prevented from voting, because of what appeared to be planned inadequacies. While the vote counting continues to go on this week, I’m concerned about all those people who wanted to cast a ...

Our brethren

Jesus said, “What you do unto the least of my brethren, you do unto me.” Immigrants in the caravans are the least of His brethren. Jesus and other religious leaders would welcome them with open arms. Our president wants to welcome them with a different type of arms, mainly bullets and ...

Trick or treaters

Oct. 31 was Halloween and, as usual, inundated with all sorts little creatures running around. I just want to say that every child – young ones who could barely navigate the stairs as well as the older kids, yes teenagers too – all were polite and all said thank you. Some of the little ones ...

The seasons are changing

Fall in New Hampshire isn’t like it was years before. Extreme temperature changes are occurring in the Granite State from more than 80 degrees one week to below 40 degrees the next. And although you may be excited that summer lasts longer, these extreme temperature changes are nothing to ...

Political signs

Today, while stopped at the traffic light at Route 111A and Main Dunstable Road, I noticed New Hampshire DOT workers walking the exit ramp removing political ground signs. I thought, we are spending taxpayer dollars to remove these signs; is there something wrong with this picture? I checked ...

Another take on the 14th Amendment

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside” is the first sentence of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. No one can know how “all,” “naturalized” and ...

It will look like chaos

Looking at the outcome of the election, I see mixed results for President Donald Trump and the Republicans. They were probably never going to hold the majority in Congress. History was not on their side for that. They gained important seats in the Senate. That’s where we confirm supreme court ...

Levesque declares victory

On Tuesday, New Hampshire state Senate Democratic candidate Melanie Levesque declared victory over Republican incumbent Kevin Avard and issued the following statement: “I’m incredibly honored to have earned the trust of New Hampshire voters and the opportunity to represent them in the ...