Letters

A Parent’s Perspective in Verse Or, How To Survive the Winter Holidays

‘Twas the long months of winter, And all through our home Raced a thunderous herd They wouldn’t leave me alone! I begged and I pleaded Please: Give me some space! They claimed cabin fever And began a new race. Upstairs and down Yelling and blaming they came Fifteen hours ...

Honoring the fallen

I would like to thank the Nashua Telegraph and Dean Shalhoup for the excellent article in the Dec. 3, 2018, issue about the Pearl Harbor Day ceremonies. It is vitally important that we publicize what the veterans organizations in the city do to honor our fallen comrades in arms. The American ...

Thanks, Mazie Hirono

When I first registered to vote, the registrar asked me if I was a Democrat or a Republican. Heck, I was a naive teenager, so I asked what’s the difference? She told me I had to figure that out myself. Unable to decide, she registered me as an “undeclared.” All these years of wondering. ...

Raising awareness

For most girls, their 16th birthday is expected to be a day full of joy. For Alexis McKinney, however, an ambitious teen who was looking toward adulthood, her sweet 16 was spent being mourned at her own funeral. July 11, 2016, a party thrown for fun memories resulted in Alexis’s death while ...

A great loss

I will always remember George H.W. Bush. While caring for my brother, an ex-Marine veteran of Korea and Vietnam, who experienced a stroke that left him paralyzed on his right side and unable to speak or communicate, the VA in New York State, wanted to send him to a nursing home that required he ...

Blurred or commingled

I applaud the Nashua Telegraph opinion editor’s stance and transparency in the article about “Fake News” published last Sunday. Most of us media readers, listeners and watchers (RLWs) misjudge “political opinion” for “news,” because the boundary between news and opinion has ...

Out of hand

With all the holiday mail I receive, it seems funny that each year mailings I get freely solicit money and they wish me to give them my debit card number. Anyone in their right mind knows this is probably fraud. Post Office officials just don’t detect this mail, I guess. They only try to ...

Crimes against humanity

On Sunday, November 25th, 2018, I viewed online images and read news stories of U.S. Border Agents use of tear gas to envelop brown-colored immigrant women and children, who were screaming and coughing in pain. Over the past year, I heard of stories of young immigrant children being taken out ...

Building on Hope

It hardly seems possible that Building on Hope is looking for its next “Extreme Makeover” project. Building on Hope is a group of volunteers who work with builders, architects, designers and suppliers to make physical improvements to facilities of charitable organizations in need. Over the ...

Competitive race needed

Granite Staters spoke loud and clear when they elected a new Legislature early this November. Democrats now control both the House and Senate, and as a member of that young and diverse progressive caucus, I am writing to express my concern about the state of our democracy. As Barbara Liscord ...

Fee for not using gas … what’s next?

Pardon me, but I think that the local gas company has given us an early Christmas present, OR NOT! It’s called a revenue decoupling charge. What that means is since the gas company has just asked for – but has not yet been approved by the NHPUC – a rate adjustment of $0.7411 per therm, ...

December dilemma

This is my December dilemma: how to respond when people wish me a “Merry Christmas.” I am not Christian, and like many other Americans, I do not celebrate Christmas. I could be snarky and reply with “Happy Hanukah,” knowing that they probably do not celebrate that festival like I do ...

‘Our brethern,’ revisited

Regarding Don Sanborn’s Nov. 11 letter to the editor about the caravans making their way toward our southern border: Especially because the author invoked the name of Jesus, this letter bothered me greatly. But it touched on so much it was hard at first to work through all the issues. Here is ...

Remembering Jim Scanlon

Longtime town councilor and inveterate op-ed writer Jim Scanlon passed on Nov. 18 in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he and his wife Judy had resided since moving from Bedford in December 2016. Jim and Judy were friends and neighbors of mine and my late wife Cindy’s for 15 years. Ever feisty, ...

Farce

After watching the Budget Review Committee on channel 16, we were glad that Alderman Jette was present, even though he isn’t a voting member. He expressed the views of many city voters who are either against the Alec’s Shoe store becoming an arts center or spending taxpayers money on this ...

True and complete

Before the Board of Alderman Discuss O-18-029 tax exemptions of 25 percent to certain individuals, they should consider doing a complete reevaluation to all properties in the city. Nashua has not done a complete reevaluation in more than 30 years, who knows how many rooms have been added, ...

‘Make your voice heard’

Regarding the editorial of Nov. 17, 2018, “Make your voice heard.” A very good editorial! I suggest you run something like it every election time.

Support Gardner, save primary

To the voters of Greater Nashua: The Democrats have taken over the Legislature. I get that. The voters of New Hampshire have spoken. But did anyone expect that the Democrat-controlled Legislature’s FIRST official action will be to endanger New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary by ...

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 ...