Letters

Get to work

Decades. That’s how long New Hampshire’s mental health system has needed critical attention and investment. Civilly committed patients need to be removed from the secure psychiatric unit located within the Men’s prison in Concord. Patients who need admission to the state’s acute ...

Stirring up trouble

Make America Great Again is not a policy. Lock her up is not a policy. Greeting is not a policy, but you have to admit President Donald Trump has engaged 100 percent of the electorate, however it’s not about love or hate, it’s about necessary or unnecessary. Is a Trump wall really ...

Work or tricks?

Will the Nashua Assessors Department do the work, or use their magic tricks? This year, Nashua property owners submitted 376 abatement requests before the March 1 deadline. This number is about 340 percent higher than last year’s number of abatement requests and about 45 percent more than ...

Taking the wrong path

I believe that I speak for many Democrats when I tell you that I don’t like some of the overall direction that the national Democratic party is taking. Neither do some authors such as Thomas Frank. I would like the Party to be more like it was in the 1960s when it focused primarily on the ...

Licenses for people here illegally

Has the lefts agenda dawned on you yet? First, they want to cripple law enforcement, not allow the state and local police to work with the feds regarding illegal immigration. Then they want to abolish ICE. They have pretty much lost the voter id argument, so now the latest ploy, let’s ...

When Does 2+2=3?

At the budget review committee of 25 March, Alderman Jette asked the Mayor what was the cost impact to the budget as a result of the recent events in the Assessor’s Office and the hiring of an Administrative Services Director. In paraphrasing the Mayor’s response: “well, the Chief ...

Subsidizing solar

I think most people don’t realize that every taxpayer is already subsidizing solar. When a solar user sells power back to the utility they are paid the retail rate. They should be paid the wholesale rate ... the same rate that the utility pays for buying power. What right do they have to make ...

We need a livable wage

Arguments against raising New Hampshire’s $7.25 minimum wage are so tiresome. They’re nothing but myths written by spin doctors to justify the redistribution of wealth from the base of the economic pyramid – the hourly workers without whom businesses would collapse – to the ...

Sununu deserves praise

Recently, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services finalized an ambitious 10-year plan to rebuild our state’s mental health system, and Gov. Chris Sununu deserves applause for wasting no time getting to work on its recommendations. The governor’s budget proposal provides ...

Support the N.H. advantage

New Hampshire Democrats, led by State Sen. Dan Feltes, are putting our state on the pathway to an income tax. They are pursuing an income tax by tucking it inside proposed paid family medical leave legislation, called Senate Bill 1. Put simply, their plan is an 0.5% income tax. Democrats have ...

To the BOE members

Is the $60,000 cost for “settlement” of the claim brought by former BOE Chairman George Farrington taken out of Superintendent Jahmal Mosley’s salary? I surely don’t want the taxpayers to bear this cost ... either directly or through liability insurance premiums.

Zoning board has another chance

I am glad I don’t live on Chaucer Road any more. When I was there, the Flatley Co. agreed to the provision of a 100-foot buffer so lights and noise behind the hotel would not interfere with the comfort of the residents bordering on that property. It wasn’t that long before the 100 foot ...

A tasty surprise

During my visit to Main Street Nashua on Friday night I did not discover a rainbow or a leprechaun, but I did happen upon a most delightful dish of corned beef and cabbage. At 89, I have sampled this meal in many different places, but this one was outstanding; the meat was so tender it cut with ...

Our nation deserves better

President Trump fancies himself to be a tough, security-minded leader. He is neither, and his words and policies make America a more dangerous place. He recently stated, “ I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – ...

Budget proposal a win-win

Gov. Chris Sununu’s budget proposal is a win-win for New Hampshire communities, providing for both our taxpayers and our students. In his Budget Address last month, Governor Sununu announced that his budget will return $63.7 million back to New Hampshire’s property poor cities and towns ...

An exciting year to come

Many thanks to The Cabinet for publishing our recent news update about 2019 events at the Milford Historical Society’s Carey House. We have great new leadership and an able assembly of enthusiastic volunteers. It’s already a promising year, our 40th anniversary year in Carey House, with so ...

Reducing the need

I do see the merit of ELL, but I question the affordability. As a Welcoming City, there are limits to what we can afford. Rather than increasing the ELL staff, consideration needs to be given to reducing the need. Suggest BOA/BOE take a hard look.

Why N.H. needs the SMART Act

The American public’s trust in our electoral systems and processes has always been what’s made our nation strong. For many years, we’ve believed that the outcomes of our elections has made America an example of democracy for other countries. However, with Americans’ faith in political ...

We must fight for recycling

On March 12 at the Board of Alderman meeting it was called to the city’s attention that the recycling program in Nashua is under funded and needs an additional $120,000 to continue to operate in the 2019 fiscal year. This means operating for the months of May, April, and June. Without this ...

Watch your wallets!

Rep. Joelle Martin’s March 10 Letter to the Editor makes glowing claims for proposed HB 686. According to the letter, HB686 will fund schools and reduce the statewide education property tax by 25 percent And it will protect “our most vulnerable seniors by doubling Interest & Dividends ...