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Letters

American dream hijacked by greed

The mission statement of the government of the United States do ordain and establish this constitution in order to form a more perfect union, insure domestic tranquility, promote the general welfare, lay and collect taxes and regulate commerce. The words of the constitution are self-evident. ...

Cam Ricard will be missed

We, like so many other families in the Hollis-Brookline Community, got to know Cam Ricard and his family through youth sports – hockey and baseball. Over the years, we watched the kids grow, excel, become great friends and, in that time, we all became ...

Support dental bill in Senate

The EngAGING NH Board of Directors supports Senate Bill 193, creating a new tier of dental professional, directly supervised by dentists, who could assist by performing certain tasks such as simple fillings. There are many barriers to dental care access for older residents, especially those on ...

Unhook tea party from GOP wagon

Rep. Rick LeVasseur’s assertion that the tea party is party-agnostic is wishful thinking. The tea party is, and has been, hitched to the Republican wagon. No similar Democratic wing exists. And, unfortunately for the tea party, it becomes more evident each day that the GOP body is ...

Thankful for Right to Know efforts

Once again, hats off to The Telegraph for its efforts in ensuring that the Right to Know Law is being followed by our elected city officials. For the past 4–5 years, the public has witnessed closed-door meetings, legislation submitted at the last minute and refusal to answer some of ...

Two headlines tell story of priorities

Two of The Telegraph’s front page headlines (Dec. 17) – “Ayotte tells vets she will fight to avoid cuts” and “Walton’s wealth equals total of bottom 42%” – is a story of America’s political priorities. ...

Plenty of time for Scott Brown

I appreciate your Wednesday editorial on Scott Brown. His wife, Gail, might want his help hanging up new curtains and moving in the new furniture before he decides on a campaign. It was January 1960 when Sen. John Kennedy stood on the steps at Nashua City Hall to start his campaign for ...

Most support food labeling of GMO products

A recent scientific poll of 500 New Hampshire voters conducted by the Mellman Group that included members from all political parties found that 90 percent support genetically-modified organism food labeling. Some argue that it would cost too much to change labels. This argument is lame, ...

Kuster not “tricked” into being rude

Bravo to The Telegraph for letting voters know that U.S. Rep. Ann Kuster acted like a “deer in the headlights” and refused to answer a politely asked question about the Benghazi attacks. (“Video of Kuster: How bad was it? Dec. 12) As one of the few people to ...

What so interesting about a calendar?

What am I missing? What is so interesting about Mayor Donnalee Lozeau’s calendar that is causing The Telegraph to spend so much of their staff time and money for attorneys on this issue? The headlines in Sunday’s paper, “Mayor’s Time Becoming ...

Congress does not need more to do

I thought I had accidentally opened my newspaper to the comics section when reading “Congress should address industry ethics” of Dec. 15. Our representatives have failed to address some major ethical problems: gun control, immigration, tax reform, education and ...

The ideas behind the tea party movement

The tea party is not an organized political party, but it is a way of viewing today’s governmental and financial problems. The origin of this movement is in our American history. The first tea party was on Dec. 16, 1773, in Boston harbor. All the colonies were rebelling against the ...

Why we need to come together and support expanded gaming

When I first ran for the New Hampshire House, I ran on the platform of creating jobs, reducing taxes and fees and finding additional revenue sources. Many of my colleagues ran on this same platform. In this time of uncertainty, the House needs to come together and pass an expanded gaming bill ...

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 ...