Letters

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 ...

Our schools deserve better than DeVos

Cal Thomas tells us no less than five times what the newly installed Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, thinks or believes in the Feb. 18 column "New direction is needed with public school system." This isn't good enough. When we're talking about the future of millions of ...

Lawmakers should back modest reform

I urge all members of the New Hampshire Senate to support SB 109, which authorizes a town moderator to conduct a verification count of machine-counted ballots. This is a very modest proposal, describing the process a moderator may follow at his or her discretion to increase confidence in the ...

Generosity in Greater Nashua is wonderful

When we work together, we move individuals, families and communities forward. Our recent donation drives have been phenomenally successful and have made life better and easier for some of those in our community who struggle. Our partnership with the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter has ...

Redistricting is an important local issue

Thanks to Katharine Gregg for her "Redistrict with math, not politics" in the Feb. 12 edition of The Telegraph. You might be thinking my eyes glaze over discussing an issue like this, but district maps are basic to our representative democracy. I agree we should all be ...

There’s no evidence of voter fraud in NH

Donald Trump recently claimed that he and former Sen. Kelly Ayotte lost in New Hampshire because people were bused in from Massachusetts in order to vote illegally here. I am a New Hampshire native and I live in the southern part of the state, near the Massachusetts border – and I ...

Conflicting messages on NH voter fraud

The Telegraph is borrowing a Trump tactic – repeat something long enough and it will become truth. The Feb. 14 editorial on page 9 says there is no voter fraud, but the Associated Press article on page 10 says the Attorney General’s office doesn’t have enough ...

Selectman needs to learn more about NRPC

As a representative for the town of Hudson to the Nashua Regional Planning Commission for seven years and as chairman to the Executive Committee for two years, I was surprised to hear Selectman Roger Coutu state that dues paid by the town "has provided us virtually ...

Trump is not a role model

Our "so-called" President Donald Trump has been in office for only several weeks and he's setting a terrible example for the youth of America, and for the world. He and his staff famously espouses fake news, "alternative facts" and attack anyone who ...

Don’t scapegoat immigrants

Misconstruction of the facts about immigration has been use for political gain. For example, Issues of immigration and border security. We need to know that most of undocumented Latinos cross the border illegally is a myth. We can find the facts by consulting the statistic publish by the ...

Improving President Trump’s 7 nation list

President Donald Trump's executive order bans people from seven Muslim countries. Since our war on terror began on Sept. 11, 2001, no radicals from these countries have killed anyone in America - zero. It is interesting to note that 15 of the 19 terrorists on that fateful day were from Saudi ...

Pro-life push fails, adds problems

I sympathize with the efforts of the pro-life movement and the March for Life as, I too, would like to see the number of abortions reduced. However, I am concerned the goals of defunding Planned Parenthood and overturning Roe v. Wade would backfire, if successful, and cause unintentional harm ...

It’s not smart to bet against Pats’ Brady

It looked to me like that gleaming Super Bowl LI trophy was fully inflated. What did you think? Once again Tom Brady proved that he does not need under inflated footballs to win anywhere, anytime, under any circumstances. Amen. Jack Graceffa Hollis

Keeping renewable energy in NH’s future

Renewable energy is generally considered a good thing, but there is currently a bill (House Bill 225) that would repeal New Hampshire's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). The RPS requires utilities to get a percentage of electricity from renewable sources like solar and wind. We need to keep ...