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Letters

Leaders should pay attention to issues of tomorrow

One of the more interesting and important articles I’ve read lately in The Telegraph was Kevin Landrigan’s Nov. 3 article titled, “Several factors holding NH economy back.” I really hope that our lawmakers read it, too, or read the report Kevin refers to ...

Patients are singing the insurance company blues

When I heard that health insurance companies were sending cancellation notices to some of their clients in response to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, I suspected that this was their way of undermining a new law that they just can’t stomach. Even though the private health ...

Rollout rolled on despite warnings

End-to-end testing of the healthcare.com website started two weeks before the scheduled Oct. 1 rollout. During this test, several hundred people tried enrolling on the website, causing it to crash. At this point, it should have been obvious to the Secretary of Human and Human Services ...

Senator: Burton deserves all the accolades coming his way

All of my life I have taken pride in my relationships with people. My relationship with Executive Councilor Ray Burton began in 1968, when he was working in Gov. Walter Peterson’s office and I was coaching basketball at New Hampshire College. The governor called me in to ask if I ...

Supports president’s climate plan

I support President Barack Obama’s climate action plan. In his second inaugural address, he stated: “If Congress won’t act on climate (change), I will.” We must support and implement his plan before the severe impact of climate change is irreversible. ...

Trouble ahead for Main Street’s trees

On a recent exploration of the reinvented downtown atmosphere, I was disheartened to notice all of the newly installed trees were improperly planted. As a graduate of the UNH Environmental Horticulture program and a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, I have a solid ...

Candidate made favorable impression

Like many residents of Ward 9, I have been thinking about who I should vote for as our next alderman. I see a lot of signs as I drive around, but they really don’t mean anything to me. Anyone can put up signs. I was at home the other day when I got a knock on the door and Ken ...

Alderman has earned her support

As a resident of Ward 3, I have seen the results of hard work by Aldermen Diane Sheehan. I would encourage all citizens to vote for Diane for aldermen-at-large. Diane understands that effective local government must work for all citizens. She collaborates with local, regional and state ...

He has top choice for alderman seat

I’ve had the honor and privilege of knowing Ward 9 Alderman Dan Moriarty for many years. Recently, I had the valuable opportunity to work closely with him in his role as liaison to the Conservation Commission. As our city faces continued pressure from development and increased ...

Supporting Shea for Ward 3 Alderman

Paul Shea has our support for Ward 3 Alderman. His knowledge, professionalism, good listening skills, commitment to Nashua and proven leadership are qualities we support for the Board of Aldermen. Paul has already made significant contributions to improve our urban neighborhoods and to ...

Another chance for Republicans

Isn’t it funny how the whole political landscape has changed in just a few weeks? It wasn’t supposed to be playing out like this. After standing firm on the government shutdown–debt ceiling debate, President Barack Obama was supposed to be out on the campaign ...

Non-believer shouldn’t have to suffer insult on paper currency

George Keiper, of Amherst, self-proclaimed atheist, lauds the Air Force for making “Under God” an optional phrase at their swearing-in ceremony. Mr. Keiper cites that this action “lends respect to those of us who don’t believe in worship or any ...

Two choices for alderman-at-large

Nashua voters have a difficult choice to make in selecting candidates for the alderman-at-large positions. The proper selection can change the tone of future Nashua priorities and spending. Of the incumbents, David Deane is by far the best choice because of his intricate knowledge of ...

Ziehm is deserving of your vote

As the former student member of the Nashua Board of Education, I have followed the work of the school board very closely over the past four years. During my time on the board, Nashua faced some of its biggest challenges, including hiring a new superintendent, fixing an unexpected budget ...

Why he supports Schoneman in Ward 3

I admire the fact that both candidates for Ward 3 alderman in Nashua have a history of community service. Mr. Schoneman gave his time to a project I organized installing an outdoor exercise area at Holman Stadium. He also worked to rebuild the bridge railing and clean up Field’s ...

Glad to be out from “Under God”

The U.S. Air Force did things the correct way when it made the use of the word “God” optional when swearing the oath of office. It lent respect to those of us who don’t happen to believe in, or worship, any gods. Back in the 1950s, when the ...

Time country had a CEO in the know

He didn’t know about spying on world leaders. He didn’t know about the ACA website problems. He didn’t know about IRS targeting. He didn’t know about Bengazi. He didn’t know about Fast and Furious. What does he know about? As the CEO of our ...

They support Moriarty for alderman-at-large

On Nov. 5, voters of Nashua will have the privilege to vote for Dan Moriarty for alderman-at-large, a leader who has proven to be very effective for the past two years working diligently towards a better, more effective and transparent city government as the Ward 9 Alderman. Dan works in ...

Konopka needs better information sources

In his column on Sunday, Oct. 20, Joe Konopka makes clear that he is not one of those “LIVs” – Low Information Voters – for whom he has such disdain. No, Joe is clearly a DIV – one of those Dis-Information Voters who rely on right-wing websites ...

Change needed on Board of Aldermen

Do you like our high taxes and crazy spending? I don’t. A big reason nothing has changed is that the Board of Alderman mix is such that the majority vote in favor of what the mayor desires. The only way to change this dynamic is to change the mix of ward aldermen and set in place a ...