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Letters

Obamacare enrollment numbers a disaster

The Obama administration released information this week that would suggest 2.2 million people have signed up for health insurance under Obamacare. At first glance, those numbers look pretty weak. At a second glance, those numbers are just plain disastrous. I would like to ask how many of those ...

Take a walk to stop corruption

This week and next, patriotic citizens from across New Hampshire and the United States are braving the cold and rain to walk the Granite State from north to south. They aren’t doing it for the exercise. They’re doing it to make a point: When politicians become so dependent ...

Cam Ricard’s family thankful for support

Tragically, on Dec. 9, 2013, we lost our wonderful 17-year-old son, Cameron, in an automobile accident on Exit 1 in Nashua. Needless to say, life as we knew it has been changed forever. There are no words to describe the unbearable pain and sense of loss of such a beautiful, loving child who ...

Next time, ask for identical treatment

State Rep. David Campbell goes out, has some drinks, accelerates his vehicle and kills five ducks. He gets seen and challenged by a bystander and then opts to call a buddy – not any buddy mind you, but a Nashua police commissioner to “escort him away” from the ...

There seems to be more to duck story

In regard to Mike Kaelin’s letter to the editor, the Crowne Plaza Hotel story is about more than five dead ducks. He says it was an accident and thinks enough political hay has been made? He needs to read Jim Haddadin’s story in The Telegraph on Tuesday Jan. 14. It looks ...

Incident at hotel was about character

The Crown Plaza Duck episode is about a lot more than ducks. It is about character and trust. A quick midnight rescue mission by Mr. Thomas Pappas and the convenient disappearing act by Mr. David Campbell aside, a central principle of common sense and justice is that when there are conflicting ...

Was president a dupe, too

So the Telegraph Editorial asks, “Should Christie be let off the hook as just an ignorant dupe?” I may be wrong, but I don’t recall anyone questioning whether the president was an “ignorant dupe” in the NSA spying, the IRS targeting of ...

Enough with the ducks already

I realize the Legislative session has just started and state news is still a little slow, but I think you’ve made enough political hay with Rep. Campbell’s duck incident. I’m not excusing Campbell completely, but it was an accident and there’s plenty of ...

Good stuff going on in Nashua

I just want to recognize Alderman Ken Siegel who, after his first three days in office, asked the legal department to draft an ordinance to install a school zone speed indicator on Shady Lane, exactly like the one on East Dunstable Road by the Bicentennial School. Hopefully this will help keep ...

Dysfunctional Aldermans/Alderwomans Meeting

I tuned in to the Board of Aldermen meeting last Sunday. At first, I thought I landed on a pilot for an upcoming sitcom. Then I remembered “All In The Family” is off the air. The meeting was a demonstration of bruised egos, vocal outbursts, bitterness and gender-phobic ...

Bachman family grateful for support

On Dec. 23, our family’s life was turned upside down when our father, husband and grandfather was senselessly killed by an inattentive driver. Due to a moment of carelessness, for the remainder of our years Christmas will only serve as a grim reminder of the loss of our beloved ...

Alderman: Process was messy but productive

Sunday’s organizational meeting was not unlike labor pains in that, it was painful, but it gave birth to the 2014-15 Board of Aldermen. It wasn’t pretty; it was quite messy, yet the results were truly a win-win for the board and city of Nashua. Since four members of the ...

Aldermen acted with pettiness

To the 2014 Nashua Board of Aldermen: Please check your egos at the door. I watched the inauguration of the BOA on Sunday and was appalled at the pettiness of some of the new members with regard to committee assignments. I am sure that board President David Deane put a great deal of thought ...

Climate change may be topic that leaves them cold

SOS reply to the passengers and crew of the Russian reseach ship, stuck in the ice in Antarctica: “How’s that global warming workin’ out for you folks?” George Keiper Nashua

Vote against license-plate scanners in NH

On Jan. 8, there will be a vote in the New Hampshire House (HB 675) to allow license plate readers in the state. Currently, the only license plate readers authorized for use are at E-ZPass toll booths. License plate readers are a serious civil liberty and privacy concern. The American Civil ...

Snowden is a national hero

The state of our nation is a sad one when a hero like Edward Snowden has to flee the country to avoid persecution from big government. The National Security Agency and the federal government is out of control, and the propagandist media machine just helps to perpetuate the whole slippery slope ...

Marijuana should be decriminalized in NH

Twenty years ago, I nearly lost a family member to marijuana. He is one of the 2-3 percent of the population who are hyper-reactive to pot and his habitual use in college reduced him over time to a near-vegetative state. Had he continued to smoke, he would have likely remained permanently ...

Democrats can’t have it both ways

Having read Kevin Landrigan’s piece, essentially criticizing the super PAC ad exposing Jeanne Shaheen’s position on the Affordable Care Act, I am struck by the constant effort to denigrate the GOP while ignoring the continuous attempt by the Democratic Party and the Obama ...

Rivier will be the poorer when it loses Art & Music department

In a Sunday Telegraph feature in December, the president of Rivier University stated that Rivier was not cutting back on anything, unlike many schools. It is surprising how quickly the closing of Rivier’s Art and Music Department, scheduled for spring 2014, is forgotten. Although the ...

Duck killing State Rep.

Rep. David Campbell should not be a state representative. Anyone with no respect for any living thing has no business representing anyone. Really, the ducks would not move? People, keep your kids out of this man’s way. Please get this poor excuse of a state representative out of ...