Letters

Expanded Medicaid

During our recent blizzard, a young man walked through the door of our fire station with his father. He had driven from Littleton to Nashua, through a “bomb cyclone,” to get help to start his path to substance-use recovery. He had heard of someone else who had come to a fire station in ...

Vote for Life bill

Following a suggestion by Peggy Noonan in a recent edition of the Wall Street Journal, I would like to propose a Vote for Life bill. The bill would contain two parts. The first would to ban all AR-15-type weapons, and would include a reward of $2,000 for every weapon turned in to authorities, ...

Make the 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 ...

Support SB2 in Hollis

There has been much interest in Hollis for SB2 (ballot voting) at our Co-op, and I’d like to weigh in on this issue.  For years, I’ve believed there was just one way for an annual school district meeting to work with everything being presented, discussed, debated and decided at once. ...

Regulations needed

We seem to have ignored the fact that these days the Second Amendment’s “well regulated militia” is considered by some to include any number of groups from neo-Nazis to organized gangs to white supremacists, anarchists, black radicals or ultra-right religious groups, all armed to the ...

Full-day a must

I read with interest the editorial on full-day kindergarten, and I agree completely. We need to move forward on it.  I understand that the cost is around $33 million to implement statewide. I would suggest that someone contact Sen. Jeanne Shaheen for advise/assistance. In a interview last ...

Reinstate the ban

A 2016 CBS news poll, after the Orlando night club shooting, asked, “Would you vote for or against a law that would reinstate and strengthen the ban on assault weapons that was in place from 1994 to 2004?,” and found 56 percent support, but no Congressional action was forthcoming.    ...

Marsy’s Law would have unintended consequences

What is known around the country as Marsy’s Law has come to New Hampshire in the form of a proposed constitutional amendment to purportedly provide broad protections for alleged victims of crime. This movement is the result of a national campaign funded by a California billionaire whose ...

A candidate with honesty and integrity

Honesty and integrity. Suzanne Fournier has both. Fournier, a 32-year resident of Milford, is running to serve on the Board of Selectmen. She has a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Being trained in organizational ...

Goulet right for job

There are two people running for one opening on the Souhegan School Board. It is important for voters to understand what their choice will mean when it comes to getting things done as a member of the Souhegan School Board. The two candidates may have many things in common, but I can guarantee ...

Action is needed

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 ...

Due process?

Mr. Cruz, who’s confessed to the shooting, had a troubled family history and posted many comments about violence on social media before shooting at least 17 people. Some are saying that our authorities should have stopped him, but he had no criminal history. Should we lock people up because ...

Hysteria

In the late 17th century mass hysteria hit New England, known today as the Salem Witch Trials. The period presents a cautionary tale about the dangers of false accusations and failure to follow due process. Today we see allegations, often anonymously, of sexual assault and rape. We see ...

Health program

Nashua Representative Cindy Rosenwald is the prime sponsor of a bill to re-authorize the New Hampshire Health Protection Program, our version of Medicaid Expansion. I urge readers to contact her to support her efforts and let their own state representatives know they also should support NHHPP. ...

Pumpkin Fest

From 2000 until 2016, the Milford Improvement Team coordinated the Milford Pumpkin Festival on behalf of the town of Milford and its citizens. When the Executive Director of MIT left the organization in June 2017, no replacement was hired. Not wanting to put the festival at risk for cancelation ...

Buchanan is wrong

Is Pat Buchanan the best The Telegraph can do for analysis that contributes to our thinking about immigration? Buchanan’s fixed point, in column after column that you publish, is the idea that there is a white, Christian core of America, and that America will fail if enough people come here ...

An honorable politician

Nashua and New Hampshire can take pride in the congressional candidacy of state Rep.Steve Negron. When elected, he will be the first congressman from Nashua to serve in the U.S. House since Judd Gregg won 38 years ago. Steve’s commitment to Nashua and New Hampshire shows in almost everything ...

‘Most likely to succeed’

To Milford and surrounding communities: To begin the school year, Milford educators assembled to watch a film titled “Most Likely to Succeed,” a slickly edited chronicle of the project-based learning at San Diego’s High Tech High School, a charter school. The film celebrated the ...

Loan forgiveness facts​​​

Today’s​ ​editorial – Dec. 15, 2017 – addresses the issue of debt forgiveness for student loans. The essence of the argument is that the student loan forgiveness process under Obama was too lenient on students who were defrauded. But as usual there is no evidence to support the ...

Thrown under the bus

Trump was absolutely right when he declared that the system is rigged. The problem is, of course, that he is off by 1800. The most recent example of this is the revelation that Sen. Franks offered an aide $5 million to perform some sort of surrogacy. Obviously, his wealth is far beyond what any ...