Letters

Romano praised for work with Nashua Historical Society

I read the article “Annual meeting lessens tensions at Nashua Historical Society” and am impelled to write. The article implies that Terry Romano was partially the cause of the tensions and that some felt her “self serving.” Rubbish. I have known Terry ...

No Child Left Behind law in desperate need of reform

In her May 16 article, Danielle Curtis wrote, to no one’s surprise, that the top performing schools in New Hampshire are also usually in affluent school districts. She is right when she notes that children are disadvantaged through their poverty. Children from low-income families do ...

Reporters shouldn’t be surprised by surveillance

I have found it quite amusing that the White House press corps and the reporters from Fox News and the Associated Press are so upset that they are being subjected to surveillance. These are the same reporters who failed to report to the American people that the provisions in the Defense ...

Votes show NH is libertarian oasis

The New Hampshire Senate has recently defeated several bills that include a repeal of “stand your ground,” expansions of Medicaid, minimum wage resets and increased gas taxes. In addition to these, medical marijuana has likewise taken a small foothold and U.S. Sen. Kelly ...

Government has backed Medicaid

Concerns about the reliability of government funding with regard to the Medicaid expansion have been raised. Some express we can’t rely on the federal government’s commitment to fund the Medicaid expansion even through the funding is in the law and requires congressional ...

New fund will target Nashua’s vulnerable

I am writing in appreciation of your front-page article on homelessness in our community, “Hidden homeless,” by Samantha Allen on May 13 and your editorial entitled “Homelessness an ongoing battle” on May 14. They highlight very well the efforts in our ...

Ayotte supports violence remedies

They would be mildly amusing if I thought that they weren’t serious. Mega media buys by out-of-state interests inject themselves, with curious logic, into New Hampshire affairs. The logic trap is the well known. If one is not in favor of a specific bill, no matter how pork laden, no ...

Sen. Ayotte knows what NH needs

New York City Mayor Michel Bloomberg has been pouring money into our state, blanketing our airways, trying to convince New Hampshire residents that he knows what is best for our state. He is trying to persuade New Hampshire that he knows how to fix the problem of gun violence that plagues our ...

Lower corporate tax rate would boost the economy

Taxing Apple is not the issue. Companies, like consumers, take their money where they get the best value for their dollar. Today sending taxes to Washington is not getting best value for the buck. Remember taxation without representation is an American policy we despise. Sending your foreign ...

Legislators’ childish antics disappoint

I am appalled and dismayed at the childish antics of many members of our state Senate in the handling of the bills that came before them after they learned the casino bill did not pass. Their tit-for-tat attitude because they didn’t get their way does not become them. I am ...

Federal energy efficiency legislation good for US

For the first time in four years Congress is considering an energy bill, thanks to Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio. The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act will result in energy savings in residential and commercial buildings. It means seed money for state and ...

Ayotte’s gun position out of touch with NH

I just saw the latest advertisement defending Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s “common sense” approach to controlling gun violence. The ad indignantly claimed that outside groups were distorting her record. She had voted for sensible background checks – even though ...

Republicans should support proposed immigration reform

Republicans must stand firm for government policies that encourage private sector economic growth and improve our border security. One of the best opportunities for this will be the passage of the bipartisan sponsored Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of ...

The president knows nothing about the world

President Obama never seems to know anything about anything going on around him. Gov. Rod Blagojevich conviction: President-elect Obama said “I was not aware of what was happening.” Rev. Jeremiah Wright: Obama said “I wasn’t aware of his statements, God ...

Ayotte seeks solutions to prevent gun violence

In the recent onslaught of negative ads against Sen. Kelly Ayotte I’ve been shocked to see out-of-state groups think they can flood our airways and New Hampshire will believe the distorted picture they try and paint. These out-of-state groups, funded by billionaire mayors, forget ...

The time has come to take big money out of politics

An important resolution made it through the N.H. House of Representatives only to be stilled by our Senate which is not voting on resolutions that do not have super majority support. House Concurrent Resolution 2 calls on our legislature to join 13 other states calling for a constitutional ...

Ayotte stands tall as advocate for taxpayers

I want to thank Sen. Kelly Ayotte for her leadership and quick response to the recent and despicable actions of the IRS. It is mind-boggling to think that top-level IRS officials actually gave directives to be on the lookout for Tea Party applications and other conservative-leaning ...

Nashua police deserve a raise

While the city politicians work to find a way to keep the best law enforcement professionals here in Nashua, we the voters need to do our part and support a raise in pay. Nashua police have impressed me with their professionalism and commitment to quality service to our community. One night ...

Close the Internet, gun show loopholes

Sen. Kelly Ayotte defends her refusal to support gun sale background checks by saying “I support effective background checks” and “I voted recently to improve the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).” Actually, what she voted for ...

State must expand Medicaid coverage

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network strongly encourages New Hampshire to take full advantage of the federal funds available to provide thousands of families managing a chronic disease like cancer with lifesaving health coverage through the Medicaid program. The federal ...