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Letters

Be a part of the solution

I offer no apology for what I am writing. If you disagree, or find my position offensive, I’m perfectly fine with that. We can agree to disagree. I have lived through numerous presidents in my lifetime. I have never seen a president scrutinized 24/7 over every word he speaks, facial ...

Search out the truth

Jake Pickering got one thing right in his letter of Dec. 29 (“Bernie is a sure loser”): he repeatedly urged readers to check out the source material. I have yet to decide who to vote for in the primary, and since Pickering kindly referred to specific written and video documents, I did ...

Thank you, Nashua

All good things must come to end, so they say. So my term on the (Nashua School District) Board of Education has ended. As the last public meeting was closed down before member comments could be made, I am writing this letter to say my goodbyes. I want to thank the voters of the city who ...

Supporting an important resource

I want to thank Gov. Chris Sununu and Executive Councilors Ted Gatsas, Russell Prescott and Michael Cryans for their recent vote to continue Bethany Christian Services’ contract with the state of New Hampshire. Bethany Christian Services provides support for foster children in New ...

Concerns about our N.H. State House

The following is a statement from New Hampshire State House Representative Deborah Stevens from Nashua in June 2019: (sic) “I have visited gun sites where there is open discussion about shooting ppl. And about total anarchy, too. Total unbridled violence ... so pathetic to have those values, ...

Abuse of power

You have just been called into your boss’ office at work. He says that because of your good work it looks like you are in position to get an end-of-year bonus and perhaps a promotion. He will look into getting you that bonus, but first he has a favor to ask. He says that he has heard some bad ...

Attention Independents

Are you an Independent or a disappointed Republican voter but want your 2020 vote “to count?” This election year is different. You may have heard that a vote for a third party candidate is most likely a vote for Donald Trump. Four more years with Trump would be devastating to our ...

Thank you to our community!

The Salvation Army would like to thank everyone in the community who contributed to making this past Christmas possible. The Salvation Army was able to serve 623 families. This includes 1,324 children. Serving 623 families at Christmas would not have been possible without the help of the ...

Disappointment and anger

New Hampshire Magazine just published and sent out a list of their calendar of events. I noticed one event in particular that was called “Elite PBR: Unleash the Beast,” which is being hosted at SNHU Arena in Manchester on Jan. 18-19. When I read what this event was about, I experienced an ...

Getting our country back on track

A while back I had the opportunity to attend and meet Joe Biden at an event in Manchester. I was interested in his viewpoint on many issues, health care in particular. I was impressed with his ideas. We need to move forward and continue to improve health care. Tearing it down without having ...

Narcan kits in schools?

How is having Narcan kits available in some New Hampshire schools going to help our opioid crisis? It only invites permission to use drugs, because the users know they will be saved! Why, oh why, in the world does New Hampshire not make it mandatory to teach in our schools about addiction? ...

What IS the Republican’s plan?

The Telegraph’s Thursday, Dec. 19 editorial railed against “Obamacare” (formal name: the Affordable Care Act, or ACA). In The Telegraph’s eyes, and that of most Republicans, it’s a BAD thing and the courts are right to strike it down as a law. Republican claims are that it’s ...

Thank you

I want to thank the voters of Nashua who have entrusted in me. Twenty years ago, I decided to launch a campaign to seek election to this very board and I won! I look forward to working with the other eight members of this board and the administration and it’s staff and all others who share ...

House was absolutely correct

There are times I must agree with the Democrats. We must impeach or even indict those who force foreign powers to buckle to wishes in order to receive foreign aid. We must also rail against those who hold Congress in contempt, easy as that is to do and easier still to justify. It might be ...

Free acting lessons

I have been watching the impeachment hearings. The Republican members of both the Intelligence Committee and the Judicial Committee are providing a master class in acting. Watching their facial expressions and body language is a treat: slouching; scowling; narrowing their eyes; looking away ...

Draconian changes

In The Telegraph’s front page article on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, which was about the legislative fiscal committee rejection of the charter school grant, New Hampshire’s Education Commissioner, Frank Edelblut said he was disappointed and claims this grant was for economically disadvantaged ...

What you don’t see at the polls

With the close of the 2019 municipal elections I ended my term as Ward 3 Selectman. In Nashua, Selectmen work the polls and, as such, we learn a lot about the behind-the-scene election process to which voters are not exposed. Once the polls close and the machine tape is printed, workers ...

A feeble defense

The Republican defense of Donald Trump was “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing!” They demand the whistle blower testify, because he might be a “never-Trumper” and he “heard it second-hand.” So what! Everything he said has been corroborated by no less a personage than Mick ...

It’s a lie

The impeachment investigation is under way and public now, to my great relief. Adults are in sight again. U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff will ever be a hero in my book. As I understand it now, incredible pressure was put on Ukraine’s new president. He must give in order to get. Weaponry to defend ...

Make the change

Numerous recent news reports claim that there are more health problems and accidents during the time that we are adjusting to changing our clocks twice a year. I used my Facebook page to ask if anyone liked the idea of having to change the clocks. Not one person said they liked it. Most said ...