Letters

Good idea

Recently, Massachusetts announced its choice of Vineyard Wind to build an 800-megawatt wind farm 15 miles off the coast of the Vineyard. Rhode Island already has an offshore wind farm, and many other countries have them (UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, France, Poland) . New Hampshire would ...

A champion of the people

The low-income residents of Hillsborough and Rockingham counties lost a champion with the recent passing of Richard “Dick” Delay Sr. of Bennington. For more than 35 years, Dick provided strong and effective leadership to the organization through his work on the board of directors of ...

Support the repeal of the death penalty

With all the toxic partisanship, it’s encouraging to see bipartisan support in New Hampshire for a bill to abolish the death penalty. In both the Senate and the House, Democrats joined with Republicans to vote for repeal. There are strong reasons to support the repeal: 1. Overwhelming ...

Don’t suppress my freedom of speech

Recently, some person or persons drove into two of the large signs placed legally supporting Northern Pass with my name as owner. The First Amendment of our Constitution guarantees free speech, but apparently some still believe they have the right to suppress any speech that doesn’t agree ...

Random Acts of Kindness

In 2015, Great NH Restaurants decided to empower their management teams with a “Random Acts of Kindness” program. Managers of all the T-BONES, Cactus Jack’s, CJ’s and Copper Door restaurants surprise guests with free desserts, appetizers, or even entire meals when they see a touching ...

Vote against new restrictions

We have all heard the expression “that doesn’t smell right.” I believe this is true of the proposed voting restriction bills, HB 1264 and 372, headed for Gov. Sununu’s office. In email communications with Sen. Andy Sanborn, I learned that virtually no voter fraud has occurred in New ...

More can be done

I read an article in The Telegraph recently that said the city of Nashua will take a step forward in making our city more bicycle friendly by bringing in a bicycle-renting service this summer. The city also can take other very simple, inexpensive actions to help encourage bicycle use and ...

Clearing the air

Over the last several weeks there has been plenty of speculation about us leaving our positions with the town of Wilton. Wilton taxpayers have been asking questions and deserve honest answers. What precipitated our resignations? How bad does the work environment have to be for the entire staff ...

We are less safe

President Trump’s irresponsible action to cancel the international Iran Nuclear Agreement, which took 12 years to negotiate, has made the world less safe. In addition, the United States government has lost serious credibility with regards to any international agreements it might sign in the ...

A different approach

The April 7 Nashua Telegraph story on spending an additional $50 million to fight the opioid crisis made me think. We are taking the wrong approach. We need to create good behavior and redirect bad. Here’s how, in a three step approach. 1.) Take the $50 million and create an educational ...

Right to Work

Thank God we still have some intelligent folks in Concord who pulled rail from the budget. What the mayor and Mr. O’Brien seem to lack is a basic understanding of why employers are not coming to Nashua or New Hampshire. Right to Work states are thriving. Why is that? No employer is coming ...

SB 342 is terrible

The Fast News section of the April 26th Cabinet had a short item that appeared to be a press release from Sen. Gary Daniels regarding Senate Bill SB 342, which he sponsored. If enacted, the bill will modify the definition of a default budget for SB2 towns such as Milford. The concept of a ...

No infringement

This is in regard to the recent ruling by a federal judge in Massachusetts who ruled that a municipality could ban some of the most popular civilian firearms. The Second Amendment clearly states that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The writers meant for ...

Get rid of Buchanan

Pat Buchanan’s lamentations over national purity serve no purpose except to give succor to the Four Horsemen of the Trump apocalypse; racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and homophobia. Diversity is simply another way of describing America as a melting pot of a variety of people; however, ...

Find someone else

Without facts, but with hyperbole, Lynne Ober spoke at length on things she didn’t bother to check before recommending SB 555 be killed. It was a bill that would have helped citizens have a say in Right to Know being enforced at little cost. If, in fact, all she stated on the floor today was ...

Honesty is lacking

Honesty in most of the writings about gun violence submitted by subscribers of this newspaper to-date is still lacking, albeit, some have surrendered to it. The root cause of most of the mass murders is vested in the user and NOT only in the gun. But guns and those who oppose restrictions are ...

Sandy Hook Promise

We have had far too many moments of silence since Sandy Hook. Our children and community deserve real action to stop the epidemic of gun violence in our country. We’re not alone, and we’re not helpless. There are many seemingly simple, yet powerful things we can do today. More and more of ...

Respect America

There’s been much ado about our black athletes kneeling during our national anthem. They disrespect our anthem, flag and country. Harkening back to the Malcolm X era, and his iconic, closed-fist Nazi salute, I recall three American black athleteswon the gold at the 1968 Mexico City ...

Uncouth

History may identify the Trump presidency and the Kim Jong show as a hit, but more likely as the Gong Show flop. If Trump becomes known as the “Un” president, it won’t be because he made a deal with the North Korea president, but because he is uncouth, uninformed, untruthful, unstable and ...

Cap spending

Reasonable budgetary spending must be maintained by limiting the amount of increase in spending by city government. Twenty-five years ago, Nashua’s taxpayers revolted against uncontrolled city spending and skyrocketing property taxes by voting for a spending cap in a taxpayer-sponsored ...