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Cabinet Letters

Come to your own conclusion

Before Donald Trump, I believed that most people wouldn’t have accepted a sensitive FBI investigation beset with fundamental performance failures. Why has my belief changed after Trump? First, Hillary Clinton was not prosecuted for negligently handling highly classified information and ...

How to reduce fossil fuels

Carbon fee and dividend is a plan to help reduce fossil fuels and create a fair playing field for all energy sources. Citizens Climate Lobby proposed the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. This bill has received bipartisan support in the House of Representatives. This act will place ...

$2 to vote

Sounds minimal, right? But the proposed $2 postage needed to return an absentee ballot is a FEE for voting – a poll tax. For the folks without jobs, recently evicted or otherwise struggling economically, it’s an insult. To postal service workers, it’s an influx when they’re ...

Lessons learned

There’s an essential part of the COVID-19 support system in New England and across the country that often goes unnoticed. It’s been fueling hospitals, drive through testing, outdoor testing sites; and providing heat, hot water and clean cooking energy to New Englanders during a cool spring ...

Warning signs ignored

President Donald Trump just said the coronavirus was worse than the attacks on Pearl Harbor and the World Trade Towers. How stupid does he think the country is? More than 2,400 died when Pearl Harbor was attacked, and almost 3,000 at the World Trade Center. Six died at a nursing facility in ...

Quality leadership

In “County nursing home boasts ‘well-coordinated team’” (The Sunday Telegraph, May 11), I read, “... a state mobile testing unit also came to the facility in an effort to test approximately 150 more staff members and residents.” Staff members. Testing. How novel. I live in the ...

Help local businesses

Our state is entering a new phase dealing with the impact of the coronavirus as businesses reopen. The economic hardships that so many people in New Hampshire are facing are overwhelming. People who provide services such as barbers, hairdressers, waiters and waitresses, and so many others ...

A waste of funds

Stephen Shurtleff, Democrat Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, has proposed spending $200,000, to rent the Whittemore Ice Arena at UNH, a state school, to host a single-day House session in June. Ostensibly, seating can be arranged at Whittemore, to permit 6 feet of ...

Trump should focus on issues

I sure wish Donald J. Trump would consider something other than getting himself re-elected as an important part of being president of the UNITED States of America! For instance, he could promote and support: • The safety and security of ALL the American people. • The economic ...

Take a break from spending

We need a break, a fiscal time-out, while we get our economy back to the growth level we were experiencing a few months ago. Also, we need to get our residents and businesses functioning with a normal and healthy life. We should put on hold hiring for non-essential government positions that ...

Everyone should have health care

Following from my own long concern about the far from universal provision of health care in this country, I was delighted to come across the film “FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tipping Point” and to discover that it will be shown on the web via Zoom from 6-8 p.m. on May 19 and be followed by ...

He wants more power

Recently, I drove behind a vehicle with the bumper sticker, “Veterans Vote Trump.” It saddened me because our veterans and active military, along with most everyone else, have been abandoned by Trump. Two weeks ago, the five million masks ordered by the Veterans Administration were then ...

Reduce proposed budget

After watching the Board of Education meeting where only TWO members voted against the proposed budget, I question how the others run their households when they don’t have the luxury of taxpayer money. I also question how many directors and assistant directors are really ...

Steadfast support appreciated

On behalf of the agencies of the Partnership for Successful Living – Harbor Homes, Keystone Hall, Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force and Healthy at Home, I want to express my most sincere thanks to the community for supporting us through these challenging times. Together, we help families and ...

Missing Trump press conferences

I have been missing President Donald Trump’s appearances at the 5 p.m. pandemic press conferences more than I realized. His comments were a source of truth and information not to be found elsewhere. For example, when he called the pandemic a hoax, I knew it was real; when he said it was ...

Prioritize human needs

“Thank you for your service.” This is not adequate thanks to war veterans. Where is our commitment to the homeless veteran so often shunned by society? Where is our commitment to diplomacy that might prevent the wars that so damage our soldiers? Until we prioritize human needs over ...

The next crisis

I have been thinking a lot about the next crisis after this virus problem is under control. That crisis will bring droughts that will drastically affect food production, make forest and grassland fires much worse, further warm the oceans, raise sea levels, cause nasty floods and bigger ...

Enforce the mandate

Why weren’t Gov. Chris Sununu’s mandates regarding no public gatherings of more than 10 people and social distancing enforced during the “anti-lockdown protests” at the State House plaza in Concord? While I applaud the Concord Police Department for enforcing the governor’s orders at ...

Program useless to many

So, as a self-employed business person with a pretty modest annual income, I was pleased when I heard about the government’s Paycheck Protection Program. We are in our late 70s, and we depend on our business income to augment our modest savings. I put together all the required documentation ...

Curb tobacco, vape use

The American Heart Association is deeply concerned about the public health crisis facing our country. Our top priority regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) is the health and well-being of all individuals and their families today and in the future, in every community, everywhere. This virus is ...