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Replace weak Nashua Aldermen

It is so sad that none of our downtown trees will be saved. Some members of the Board of Aldermen wish to save the trees. One member of the Board of Public Works (me) wishes to save the trees, and a vast majority of the citizens of Nashua wish to save the trees. The problem is the mayor of the city wishes to take the easy way out. She has no problem decimating every tree on Main Street, because it is a less complicated sidewalk project if the trees are mowed down.

There is nothing the citizens of Nashua can do at this point other than to vote out of office the weak members of the Board of Aldermen who do nothing more than rubber stamp everything the administration proposes. I understand downtown merchants need to have the sidewalks redone. I agree the project needs to be done. I’m saddened many of these merchants come to meetings and attacked citizens who oppose the destruction of trees as being, “negative forces opposing the downtown project.”

Most people who oppose the clear-cutting of trees on Main Street support downtown businesses. It’s too bad many downtown business owners feel they have to support the destruction of trees in order to support the sidewalk project. If the citizens of Nashua wish to save the trees, they need to vote in November and reject ward aldermen who don’t serve the voters. We need public servants who understand they are elected to serve the people, not the administration and fellow board members.

Tracy Pappas

Nashua Board of Public Works

Replace weak Nashua aldermen

Weak aldermen don’t listen to constituents

It is so sad that none of our downtown trees will be saved. Some members of the Board of Aldermen wish to save the trees. One member of the Board of Public Works (me) wishes to save the trees, and a vast majority of the citizens of Nashua wish to save the trees. The problem is the mayor of the city wishes to take the easy way out. She has no problem decimating every tree on Main Street, because it is a less complicated sidewalk project if the trees are mowed down.

There is nothing the citizens of Nashua can do at this point other than to vote out of office the weak members of the Board of Aldermen who do nothing more than rubber stamp everything the administration proposes. I understand downtown merchants need to have the sidewalks redone. I agree the project needs to be done. I’m saddened many of these merchants come to meetings and attacked citizens who oppose the destruction of trees as being, “negative forces opposing the downtown project.”

Most people who oppose the clear-cutting of trees on Main Street support downtown businesses. It’s too bad many downtown business owners feel they have to support the destruction of trees in order to support the sidewalk project. If the citizens of Nashua wish to save the trees, they need to vote in November and reject ward aldermen who don’t serve the voters. We need public servants who understand they are elected to serve the people, not the administration and fellow board members.

Tracy Pappas

Nashua Board of Public Works