Cabinet Letters

‘Yes, we’re elitists’

The New Hampshire Democratic Party did Republicans, and especially Donald Trump and his cheerleaders at Fox News, a huge favor when, in a perfect act of shooting itself in the foot, it chose as its guest speaker for its first Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner. ... Alec Baldwin. Congragulations on ...

Best representation

Will you vote on Nov. 6? Who gets your support, and why? I support Joelle Martin, Milford’s current House Representative. Here’s why: Joelle listens to us, her constituents, and responds promptly to our concerns. In Concord, she works collaboratively to develop cost-effective ...

Get educated and vote

With the Nov. 6 general election less than 30 days away, I’ve got a simple message for every potential voter: Get educated and go vote! This is a midterm election where typically only a third of voters participate. Why should 1/3 of voters dictate what happens to everyone else? Why ...

Chandley for Senate

In 2016, I decided to learn about local politics and become more engaged in New Hampshire’s political landscape. To that end, I reached out to my local representatives. In Amherst where I live, Shannon Chandley immediately responded to my queries, inviting me to Concord and advising me on ...

Not far enough

I read the letter to the editor headed “Disgusting and Vile Attack” and wonder at those who said they were glued to their TV during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings and testimony, yet missed the part where the FBI was instructed by the current resident of the White House not to follow-up with ...

A special sense of gratitude

On Sept. 22, a special event took place at Lamson Farm in Mont Vernon, NH. Julia Griffith, a long term resident of the area celebrated a very special birthday, with the help of the town, neighbors, friends and family. As Julia has brain cancer, the celebration that was made possible for her was ...

Bigotry

Your recent editorial “Hatred more common” failed to offer an answer to the question it raised: Why do more people today feel free to express their racial hatred? The answer is obvious, I believe, when one considers the continuous racist words and actions of the one person Americans are ...

Kind gesture

As a candidate for office, I was prohibited from handling ballots in the recent election, which is normally part of my duties as a Ward 3 Selectwoman. So, after the polls closed, one of my tasks was to record write-in candidates that were on the Republican ballot. My fellow selectwoman read the ...

True allegiance

There is much angst among the Trump Administration and some Republicans these days about the so-called “Deep State.” But who exactly are these people, and why do they matter? There are approximately 2.8 million full-time federal civilian employees as of June 2017, according to Bureau of ...

Override veto

On behalf of the New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association and our hundreds of business and individual members, I call on the New Hampshire Legislature to override the vetoes of SB446 and SB365 on Thursday 9/13. We and our members support a strong economic future for the Granite State that ...

School ‘Demons’

I was talking with a young man about his seventh grade in central New Hampshire. He told me that the school often played “Demons” by Imagine Dragons. I looked up the lyrics: I wanna hide the truth I wanna to shelter you But with the beast inside There’s nowhere we can hide When ...

Protecting New Hampshire

Thank you to Sen. Kevin Avard for his continued support for the override of the veto by Gov. Chris Sununu of SB 365 and SB 446. The young people we encourage to stay in or move to New Hampshire and visitors are not attracted by the attractions that Nashua, Manchester and Concord offer. They ...

Support Avard

Sen. Kevin Avard works tirelessly on behalf of the frail elderly, adult disabled and developmentally disabled citizens of New Hampshire. During the last session, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services pursued an effort to mandate a managed care model for long-term care ...

Fernald runs for office

I am running for State Senate District 9 (which includes the towns of Mont Vernon, Lyndeborough and Temple) because New Hampshire is on the wrong track. Consider these trends: Since 2000, the total property tax bill in New Hampshire has more than doubled, rising faster than the incomes of ...

Thank you

We wanted to write to publically thank the Milford Hospital Association for generously awarding us a first-time $2,500 grant to help expand our Loaner’s Closet for Durable Medical Equipment. The Milford Hospital Association supports causes that benefit the health and well-being of the ...

‘Really?’

What’s next? Now, shortly after the horrific separation of immigrant children from their parents, including children under 5 years old, comes the news that the Trump administration has tried to block a resolution supporting breastfeeding at the World Health Organization. There are four ...

Roundtable welcomed

As both a small environmental business owner and a Nashua resident, my hat is off to Melanie Levesque, candidate for state Senate, for putting together a renewable energy roundtable last night at the Lawrence Barn in Hollis. Dick Swett, former congressman/ambassador and two local solar ...

One Ostrich

It has been hot, really hot! And not just here. There have been an extraordinary number of new maximum temperatures recorded over the entire world during the last two weeks. This comes following recent catastrophic, super storms, 500-year floods and devastating droughts. What is going on? A ...

Time for change

With the latest decision on fox and fisher season and bag limits, The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission once again has demonstrated its total disregard for its statutory responsibilities and lack of understanding of wildlife management and ecosystem dynamics. The Legislature [RSA ...

All Americans

This letter is about the issue of flying gay pride flags on the 22 flag poles under the American flags on Saturday on the Oval. I am an immigrant from Hungary who came to this country because of what the U S flag represented to me: freedom from tyranny, opportunity to live my life my way, have ...