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Letters

Ayotte’s sensible conservation decision

A bill in Congress has the attention of the coal industry because it protects them. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., will not co-sponsor this bill; she’s made the right decision for New Hampshire. The Whitfield/Manchin bill, authored by coal state legislators, would block the ...

Review of local restaurant left bad taste in her mouth

Review of local restaurant left bad taste in her mouth In the Telegraph’s Encore section, I read a review written by Kathleen Palmer concerning The Black Forest Cafe. I was struck by the author’s snobbish manner of writing. She observed the patrons, who were mostly of ...

Right-to-Know meeting scheduled

Have you experienced misuse of power by your public officials? Have you felt defeated before even attempting to challenge them? Your power is in RSA 91-A, commonly referred to as the Right-To-Know Law. Right To Know NH (RTKNH), a new non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to building ...

City of Nashua should have prepared for drop in property values long ago

In reference to Ward 6 Alderman Paul Chasse giving the Nashua Board of Aldermen and the Mayor Donnalee Lozeau an F on a fictional report card (The Telegraph, Dec. 1), that is simply not enough. I work in the business of real estate every day and understand the re-evaluation process and feel ...

Letter made some good points, but writer was wearing blinders

In response to the letter from Mike Pignatelli (Dec. 1), Mike makes some good points but I think he is hampered by political blinders. He tells us how good President Barack Obama is because he took out Bin Laden, but never mentioned Bengazi. I’m equally sure that if the Bin Laden ...

Put playground in Greeley Park

We write in support of the Legacy Playground proposal for installation in Greeley Park. There will be public hearing of the Board of Public Works on Monday evening at City Hall and we hope to see many familiar faces at the meeting supporting this project. In recent months, there have been ...

Promises believed vs. unfulfilled

Mr. Michael Pignatelli’s list of President Barack Obama’s kept promises boosts the measure of the unkept promises that will have long-lasting effects. Obama inherited a won Iraq war, so it was easy to “end” it. Obama inherited a bridled conflict in ...

Documentary sheds light on bullying issue

I recently watched a documentary entitled “Bully: It’s Time To Take A Stand.” It brought back memories of my own childhood in the 1960s. I was “picked on” and “bumped” around in the corridors of school. I was smaller than ...

Grateful she had a chance to serve

To the residents of Nashua: Thank you for a fabulous 30-year political career. Moving here in 1979, I never suspected my life would take such an interesting and rewarding direction. Getting involved in the issues I cared about propelled me from my immediate neighborhood in the North End to the ...

A Thanksgiving prayer Inspired by the Pope

This week, Pope Francis decried economic societies in which wealth supposedly “trickles down” to lower socioeconomic classes. He warned us to be wary of economies that promote inequality and deprive the majority to a quality of life few can enjoy. He stated, “we ...

Lego championship coming to Nashua

This Saturday, Dec. 7, Nashua will host the NH/VT First Lego League Championship at Nashua High School South. The event showcases the talents of New Hampshire and Vermont students ages 9-14 competing in robot design, teamwork and technology innovation. The focus of FLL is to solve a ...

Editorial was just plane silly

Your editorial “Just plane aggravating – phones in the air” (Nov. 27) is the umpteenth article I have read by bloggers, columnists, editors, etc., who apparently are desperately looking for an issue they can act upset about. All of them must be intelligent enough ...

President’s critics ignore the facts

Recent poll numbers show lower approval ratings for President Barack Obama. Well, you’d wonder how anybody could have a decent rating, given all the sniping by his opposing political party whose only objective seems to be his failure. I rate the president as an honest, effective, and ...

Deer, moose and bear feeling the heat of warming

New Hampshire sportsmen and women have made huge strides in restoring the state’s wildlife species. Across the country, the sporting community has invested millions of dollars to restore wildlife and nature preserves, ensuring that New Hampshire hunters and anglers have adequate ...

Symphony performance was impressive

I don’t go to Symphony New Hampshire performances as often as I should, but every time I do, I walk away with the same thought: “What a gem we have here in Nashua.” The recent performance last Saturday was nothing short of brilliant. The tag team of Music Director ...

Filibuster reform a step in right direction

Last week’s ‘crisis’ was the U.S. Senate’s majority vote to change Senate rules to eliminate filibustering of presidential appointments to the executive and judicial branches. Despite howls of protest, this change is probably a step in the right ...

Pardon a turkey this Thanksgiving

President Obama will get a break from “Obamacare” when he pardons the traditional Thanksgiving turkey. Each of us can also set aside our cares by pardoning a turkey and choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance – one that gives thanks for our good fortune, ...

Senators put themselves first

The New Hampshire Senate’s refusal to expand Medicaid is, at the very least, disappointing. Senators are putting the “fears” that the federal government might not keep the money coming over the needs of 50,000 citizens of New Hampshire. As representatives of our ...

Stop the kilo-bills

I am disgusted with Congress’s penchant for producing kilo-bills. Those thousand-plus pages of gobbledygook require vast bureaucracies to produce multi-thousand pages of rules and regulations. The most visible one today is the Affordable Care Act, which after three years has not had ...