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Gilmour represents disparate interests

There’s a place in my heart for every person in NH who goes to the poll and bothers to vote. We are all trying to do the right thing, aren’t we? Sen. Peggy Gilmour has the support of The NH Troopers Association, the NH Association of Social Workers, Professional ...

Reasons to retire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

On Oct. 30, 2008, Barack Obama said “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America” and, sadly, he has done so with the help of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. The following are just a few examples of why New Hampshire voters need to retire Sen. ...

Democrats were willing to debate

I am disappointed to read Doris Hohensee’s recent statement that state Sen. Bette Lasky is unwilling to hold a public debate during this campaign. As chair of the Nashua Democratic City Committee, I reached out to my counterpart with the Nashua Republican City Committee in late ...

Seeking customers of Fuller Oil company

Your Sept. 23 article about Fuller Oil & Propane Co., being sued asked what would happen “to Fuller’s customers who paid in advance for oil this coming winter?” An application for a writ to seize Fuller’s fleet could be granted on Tuesday, Oct. ...

Cap proposal is self-interest

Proposed spending-cap change is rooted in salary concerns I did not realize that The Telegraph moved the comics. In his argument for changing the spending cap (“Should city change spending cap calculation?” Oct. 12), Nashua teacher Gary Hoffman uses as one of his arguments ...

Hygenists back Gilmour

On behalf of the N.H. Dental Hygienists Association, I want to urge voters in Senate District 12 to cast their votes for Sen. Peggy Gilmour on Nov. 4. Sen. Gilmour has been an important voice at the Statehouse for improved access to health care, especially oral health. Our association wants ...

Annie Kuster supports education

As a parent of two young children, nothing worries me more than how I’m going to pay for my kids’ college education. I take comfort in the fact that I have a congressperson in Washington who understands my concerns and who is fighting to make education more affordable. Rep. ...

Garcia failed to deliver

Last week, I, like a number of other small business owners in Nashua, attended the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce’s candidate forum where U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster and her opponent, state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, were gracious enough to let us in on their thoughts for the 2nd ...

Historical society turned back on democracy

This Tuesday evening, I attempted to become a member of the Nashua Historical Society. Per the bylaws, I should have become a member upon payment. I was polite, had a completed application and the necessary funds to become a member. However, my payment and application were refused. I attended ...

Hassan deserves re-election

Maggie Hassan has been an excellent governor, in the tradition of John Lynch, and she deserves our support for re-election. The governor froze tuition at state universities and cut it at community colleges. She signed a bill to improve our roads and bridges, doubled the state’s ...

Keep LaFrance in county job

I am writing to urge your readers, regardless of whether they are Republican or Democrat, to vote for Patty LaFrance for Hillsborough County attorney in November’s general election. During my 20-plus years as a police officer in New Hampshire – including more than four ...

Why he’s voting for Havenstein

I’ve worked for Sanders/BAE Systems for over 47 years. I’ve been blessed to have 20 members of my extended family work there – including my father and sons. Many family members work there today, as I do. This wonderful company has had more than its fair share of ...

Brown should explain his patch

While watching TV recently I happened to see a Scott Brown for Senate commercial in which he was pictured wearing his Army uniform. I was surprised to see that he was wearing a unit patch on his ACU right sleeve. For those unfamiliar with how the Army wears the various patches and badges on ...

Kuster’s allegiance should be with voters

In a recent radio interview, Rep. Annie Kuster said, “I’m, I would say, probably one of the strongest supporters of the president in the entire United States Congress.” Hey, Annie, why are you the strongest supporter of anyone, or anything, other than the ...

Brown voted against women’s issues

Women, before you vote on Nov. 4 stop and think about what Scott Brown says about women’s issues. When asked about his voting record on reproductive rights and equal pay on Fox news, he suggested that nobody in New Hampshire cares about these issues. Really? What planet does he ...

Insiders profited before GT filing

I have read online that GT Technology’s CEO sold all of his shares worth over $10 million dollars this year prior to the company’s recent bankruptcy filing. As a shareholder who has lost thousands of dollars investing in a local company, I was shocked to read this ...

Doomed to repeat ignorance?

Sam and Julie Osherson of Nelson opine that the recent sadistic ISIL beheadings, crucifixions, mass torture of men women and, yes, children, along with their exponential land grabs is merely “bait” to engage U.S. ground participation and increase their numbers. Was their ...

Pignatelli supports Shaheen

On Election Day, Nov. 4, I will cast my vote for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. I know her very well. I served in our state Senate with her. I watched her work in a bipartisan way to accomplish much for our state. She compromised when appropriate and stuck to her guns when appropriate, always ...

Favors Hogan for county attorney

I am a longtime Democrat and attorney practicing family law in Nashua. I have known attorney Dennis Hogan in private practice and his handling of the responsibility of being Hillsborough County attorney. Dennis is fair and nonpartisan because he knows that prosecuting criminal violations is ...

Democrats place dollars above freedom

The recent campaign mailings by the New Hampshire Democratic Party against Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein support ideological positions that place cheap health care ahead of individual freedom. These positions undermine freedom of religion by attempting to force taxpayers ...