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Letters

Show me the money

During all the Democratic debates, no one talked about the national debt. It is currently at $22 billion. Interest paid on this debt annually is becoming a major line item in our annual cost. No one seems to care. All the candidates talk about is who can give more free stuff to more ...

An open letter to the president and his fellow Democratic candidates

“... Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the Spirit of Party. ...” – Farewell Address of our first president, George Washington, the “Father of Our Nation” Sept. 19, 1796 “A house divided against itself ...

Thank you, Sens. Shaheen, Hassan

For being such an advanced country, we have a lot of progress to make when it comes to water quality. There are counties and towns across the country that have toxic drinking water, and New Hampshire is a state that knows that all too well. Both U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan have ...

A new low

America has stooped to an new low. Everyone seems to want to condemn everything and everyone. No one is immune. We seem to want to find fault with everyone. What a destructive society we have become. We’ve become a vindictive, vengeful people always looking to find fault in others. That ...

O’Rourke is a bold leader for the ‘20s

Our nation is facing profound challenges. Whether the issue is health care, immigration, climate change, foreign election interference or gun violence, the common thread is the demand for courageous leadership. We need bold, new leaders unafraid to confront these problems head on. At the ...

Bill needs fixing

As someone who has worked in the medical industry for more than 20 years, I understand the importance of stable and predictable billing. It’s not a new issue, but has finally gotten the attention of those in Congress. One such attempt to address this issue is a bill called the Lower Health ...

A ‘pig in a poke’

Will someone in the Democrat party in New Hampshire please do a little research into what single payer government run health systems have done to, not for, the citizens of those countries that have such a scheme in place. Start with the National Health Service in the UK which is the oldest ...

Proposed cat law is simply unfair

By a vote of 4-0 taken at their meeting on Sept. 9, the Nashua Alderman’s Personnel and Administrative Affairs Committee recommended that the full Board of Alderman adopt a leash law for cats as proposed by Alderwoman Patricia Klee and Mayor Jim Donchess. The law will require cat owners to ...

Vigilante justice?

Vigilante justice? With all these towns around Nashua, Derry and Merrimack and kangaroo courts and an inhumane justice system, there’s a lot of head-on collisions and people dying in accidents and animal abuse still is running rampant and happening often. Could this be vigilante justice by ...

Klobuchar has proven ‘electability’

I just returned from a “Hot Dish House Party” given for the Amy Klobuchar campaign. That is the Midwest version of our “pot luck suppers.” Amy Klobuchar is on my short list of presidential candidates. We Democrats have a great field of candidates and the debates going on within the ...

Keep laws safeguarding elections

Newly elected Democratic state Sen. Melanie Levesque wants to repeal New Hampshire’s clean election laws. Levesque recently criticized a constituent who expressed common-sense concerns about out-of-state persons voting here. The constituent pointed out they should instead be voting by ...

It can’t be Corey

Corey Lewandowski, deemed too corrupt and aggressive for the Trump campaign, is reportedly considering getting back into politics by running for office out of New Hampshire. Here is a list of things he has done in his life. He attacked and choked a protester. He was charged with battery ...

We can do better

We have added layer after layer of bureaucracy to our health care system in New Hampshire. These layers have not brought our citizens closer to receiving care. Gov. Chris Sununu and Commissioner Meyers have recommended a targeted approach for provider rate increases. This approach would ...

The tip of the iceberg

One of the more ridiculous Telegraph editorials I have ever read was your Aug. 31, 2019, editorial entitled, “WE MUST DO MORE TO END RACISM.” It should be obvious to even the casual reader that this editorial is not in the public interest, completely out of touch with the history of this ...

Sununu is right

Gov. Chris Sununu is correct, “... fiscally responsible and sustainable rate increases” are needed. An across the board increase of 3.1% for all providers will not address the very serious problems we are facing in our health care system. Rate increases should be targeted to address access ...

Something to think about

While at the protest of the recent Trump rally in Manchester, I saw several elderly Catholic nuns in the front row of the protestors, holding a sign that read, “Sisters of Mercy Stand with Immigrants.” They are of the order of nuns who taught me in high school. I am thankful for their ...

That is not unreasonable

Did you know that our Democrat majority in the New Hampshire Statehouse and Senate recently proposed and passed a state income tax bill? Fortunately, our Republican governor vetoed it. This is a big deal and we deserved to have a say and not have it “sneaked in” and learned about after the ...

Address the problem

In a recent Aug. 21, 2019, article in The Telegraph – “Officials say they are overwhelmed by requests” – Mayor James Donchess claimed recent Right-to-Know requests submitted by Laurie Ortolano exhibit an “intention to disable, to retaliate, to punish the city,” and he labeled the ...

Be aware of heart disease

I was at a new height in my fitness journey when I had my heart attack. I thought I had been doing everything right for my health, which is why I wasn’t concerned about my indigestion. The acute pain in my chest that followed, a grind-your-teeth kind of pain, was over before it started, as ...

Our lungs are burning

Over the past two weeks, fires have raged in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. These fires were caused by extreme deforestation and land clearing by ranchers and farmers. The fires are dangerous to the whole planet as the Amazon rainforest processes up to 20% of the world’s oxygen. If we ...