Letters

An open letter to Secretary Gardner

Voting is a fundamental right of U.S. citizenship. In New Hampshire, we have a unique same-day voter registration system. That system now needs to be protected so that all eligible voters are allowed to vote without obstacles or intimidation. No evidence of voter fraud in New Hampshire has been ...

Aldermen made right call with ‘no’ vote

Thank you Aldermen Dean, Cookson, Siegel, Schoneman, McGuinness, and LeBrun for your correct vote. Of the 14 aldermen that voted last evening, you six voted for the majority of the Nashua residents. Not just for the “downtown” businesses that stacked the city hall with applause and rude ...

Funding for PAC should have been lined up

One hundred and sixty people sign a petition in support of the arts center and people are rejoicing? There are just under 90,000 people in Nashua. Where can folks who are against the arts center sign? This will be another millstone around the necks of Nashua taxpayers forever. I thought I read ...

Stolen childhood

She stares out, ignoring the madness all around her. She pleads to join other children in carefree play and endless laughter, in the joy of being young and alive with the excitement of so many things to explore, with a full life ahead. But she cannot move. She begs, looking straight at us, to ...

Bond passage right next step

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We ‘all’ get old, sick and require assistance

Should tax dollars be cross-referenced to voter preference? Conservative tax dollars to be used for police, prosecutors and prisons, and liberal tax dollars to be used for entitlements. Realistically, conservatives will apply entitlements and some liberals will run afoul of conservative ...

City needs a sensible approach to spending

I sit on the board for three non-profit organizations, and each has a contingency fund, which is money set aside for emergencies. I was shocked to read in The Telegraph on Aug. 10 that the alderman approved taking $36,000 from the city’s contingency fund for a possible year-long option to buy ...

Caring for planet is everyone’s concern

With America’s strong economy, variety in wildlife and iconic hypothetical freedom, it’s hard not to be proud of our country, the home of the brave. But recently elected people in the government might change all that, beginning their destruction with the beautiful planet we live on, depend ...

Democracy requires an informed public

To keep our precious democracy working, we need informed and engaged citizens.  Engagement is fundamental to the social fabric of our nation. It helps each of us, and our friends and neighbors, think about our human experience; our hopes, our struggles and our ...

Responding voter fraud ‘witness’ claim

While I believe Mr. Fernandez’s claim, in a Feb. 24 letter, that he saw cars with Massachusetts plates bringing people to vote in 2004, I also believe he may misinterpreted what was actually happening.   My mother, who will be 95 in a few weeks, has been ...

Disarming Democrats, mainstream media

Though the campaign is over and there is now about one month into his presidency, I believe Donald Trump continues to foil the Democrats and their allied mainstream media’s assaults. Tale after tale has fallen short of piercing Trump’s armor. Trump’s strength is cemented in his being ...

Taking some hot air out of Roger Goodell

Congratulations to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots for successfully deflating some of the hot air out of the NFL commissioner’s office. Robert H. Mello Amherst

Virginia school seeks info on Granite State

Dear people of the great state of New Hampshire, Hello! I am a third-grade student in northern Virginia. In third grade, we do state reports and I have chosen your state. I am very excited to learn more about the great state of New Hampshire as I work on my report. Most of the information that ...

We need to address climate change now

I salute the Nashua Telegraph for the top fold of the Jan. 29 edition about environmental changes impacting New Hampshire. The Telegraph’s articles on current scientific research is exemplary. During a recent Sunday, I pulled my paper out of the box and expected to see dismal reports of the ...

Enough with the voter fraud claims

President Donald Trump has used Twiter to make accusations, and recently indicated voter fraud in New Hampshire. No evidence was given, but if he had evidence to support his tweet, than that evidence should have been channeled to the proper judicial people to investigate and bring out the ...

Time for us to move on from fossil fuels

The time to debate whether to encourage fossil fuel use ended decades ago. The science is clear that we must transition to clean energy options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The discussion should be about solutions such as Carbon Fee and Dividend – a revenue neutral, market-based, ...

Support the Citizen’s Climate Lobby in NH

An article appearing in The Telegraph on Feb 13., “Fight over renewable energy comes to New Hampshire,” surprised me. I was surprised to learn we have special interest groups such as Americans for Prosperity – founded by billionaire Koch brothers – in New Hampshire seriously advocating ...

Witnessing voter fraud firsthand in NH

In the Feb. 22 edition, a letter claims that there is no evidence of voter fraud and asks to call Secretary of State Bill Gardner if you see any people bused to vote illegally. On Election Day in 2004, I held signs supporting President George W. Bush from 4 p.m. to the closing of the ...

What we’ve learned in Trump’s first month

Here are some early lessons from the first 30 days. First, I believe the Democratic Party is a pitiful loser. They use the excuses of a rigged election, Russian intervention, finger-pointing, decrying the Electoral College system; anything to explain the party’s defeat. Anything except ...

Onus is on Trump to prove media wrong

I worked as a journalist for 10 years, from 1979-1989, and back then, if we in the news business got it wrong, it was our responsibility to show us that we were wrong and then make a correction. That's the way it's always been done. That's why reputable media outlets are reputable. They ...