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Letters

Local control of high schools ends

Most people are unaware that the New Hampshire Department of Education has voted to end local control of high school curricula. Even fewer realize that the rule moving the credit authorization from local to state control (ED 1400) will come before the Joint Legislative Committee on ...

Heat wave driven by climate change

This weekend up to two thirds of the United States was under an extreme heat warning. Many government agencies warned of the dangers this heat can cause and to especially to look out for younger and older people as they become affected to the heat more quickly. This rise in heat waves in fueled ...

Not representative

Much has been made lately of the four freshman Reps to Congress know as the squad. The four Reps Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and the always quotable Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are stealing all the oxygen from the Democratic party. For better or worse these four freshman Reps are ...

Stop the insults

I am honored to hear the Paul Revere bell ring each day over our town and recall the echoes of liberty that our forefathers and foremothers fought and sacrificed so much to achieve for us. I have recently learned that many slave and free black Americans also shared in the struggle for liberty ...

MacDonald should not be confirmed

Gordon MacDonald should not be confirmed as New Hampshire’s next Supreme Court Chief Justice. Aside from MacDonald’s lack of experience, his connections to the Koch network signifies that his allegiance is to private interests, not the people. MacDonald served as a Board member and ...

Open borders

Some candidates for President are talking open borders. What does that mean? Does that mean we can tax Mexicans, or that Canada can tax us? If there is no line of demarcation, how do you know where one country stops and another begins. If we have no country borders, do we need state ...

Sign HB 696

On June 27, the New Hampshire Legislature passed HB696, for Protective Orders of Older Adults. It’s common sense legislation with bi-partisan compromise to better protect New Hampshire’s older ad disabled adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation. The bill will soon be on Gov. ...

A job well done

Just read Adam Urquart’s article concerning rappelling down the 300-foot-tall building in Manchester. The article was well written and interesting! Thanks to Adam.

Governor should sign

The New Hampshire Public Health Association is a statewide membership organization composed of health care and public health professionals. For over 25 years, it has brought together members who share a common goal of making sure that all of New Hampshire citizens live, learn, work and play in ...

The first step

The recent lawsuit concerning PFAS compounds that New Hampshire brought against selfish, for-profit chemical firms is fantastic and something that deserves the support of all New Hampshire residents. Governor Sununu is taking unprecedented actions and citizens across New Hampshire are grateful ...

Thank you, Telegraph

Annapolis, Maryland, a city less than half the size of Nashua, just noted last week’s anniversary of the massacre of five reporters. They were doing their jobs, serving their readers, and connecting their communities, in the presumed safety of a closed newsroom, when the gunman entered. We ...

Assisted is much appreciated

Two weeks ago, the Humane Society for Greater Nashua was involved in the rescue and release of 105 dogs from a hoarding and breeding situation in Bradford. Due to the squalid conditions, the dogs were removed by personnel from the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, Pope Memorial SPCA, the ...

Stop the abuse

Get the demons out with all these animal abusers in America. The great flag took first place for animal abuse in the whole world, with Korea second. Of course, people in this country, but not all, should contact the ACLU to file lawsuits against all those responsible. You know, courts are ...

Sharpen your honorable pencils

Two of the many amendments I read about this morning: a 3.1 increase to healthcare provider rates and a 45% increase to the minimum wage. This math does not work. Raising the minimum wage by 45% cannot be paid for with a 3.1% increase does not work. New Hampshire is experiencing a ...

Veto is discouraging

The recent override of Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto on the death penalty repeal is extremely discouraging. By ignoring the voices of their constituents, our elected New Hampshire legislators are not only putting the lives of our brave police officers at risk, they are putting every citizen in New ...

Praise for Trump

Trump supporters are constantly complaining that the press doesn’t give Trump enough credit, that they ignore the positive and focus on the negative. Here are some suggestions. Before there is a positive news story, Trump needs to do something positive! Putting children in cages or hiring ...

If scooters win, pedestrians lose

In April, I visited Nashville for two days just before the NFL draft. The city was busy and in festive mood. It was my first experience with e-scooters, and only as a spectator. They were everywhere by many different manufacturers. Apparently, if you had a smart phone you could pick one up ...

Recycling needs to be updated

In March of this year, the city approved the use $120,000 to keep the recycling program going. But this will only last until June 30 (today) of this year. The city needs to come up with an updated plan in order to ensure Nashua recycles. This issue with recycling isn’t just city-wide, but a ...

Statement is ridiculous

Mr. (Fred) Teeboom’s statement that “Choose Love,” the social-emotional learning system that fosters a sense of respect and tolerance among students is “a deliberate program to feminize boys,” is ridiculous. What his words reflect is a knee-jerk reaction to an old-fashioned belief ...

Don’t blame immigrants

Because the Pew Research Center reported that there was a drop of unauthorized immigrants into this country from 12.2 million to 10.5 million between 2007-17, it certainly does not mean that their reporting of an increase of about 60,000 immigrants into Massachusetts and New Hampshire in the ...