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Cabinet Letters

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 ...

Sununu and Gardner must act now

Voting is a cornerstone of our democracy. Elections must be fair and available to all eligible voters in a way that does not compromise their health or security. The state of New Hampshire has the responsibility to provide for these fair, secure and safe elections. COVID-19 has arrived and ...

A shout-out to my colleagues

On April 17, it was reported in the media that 19 residents and 17 staff members at the Easter Seals Gammon Academy in Manchester tested positive for COVID-19. I have worked with the children and teens at Easter Seals as a massage therapist for the past 13 years. Because of the hands-on work ...

Trump doing a great job

President Donald Trump is doing a good job, considering all the problems he carries on his shoulders! In defense of his (not) being aware of the rapid spread of the coronovirus in its infancy, let’s not forget that he was embroiled in impeachment proceedings, from Jan. 16 to Feb. 5. This ...

Just wondering?

Why is it that my friend, 89 years old, stays at a local hospital and is charged more than $1,100 per day when I can stay at a local motel for $75 per day? Not only, but the motel food is superior to that of the hospital, and I can vouch, the free aspirin at my motel tasted exactly the same as ...

Trump keeps losing

In 2016, President Trump lost the November election by 2.5 million votes. In 2018, President Trump lost support of the House of Representatives. In 2019, President Trump was impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. In 2020 President Trump was behind the curve in responding to ...

Minimum wage 2020

Get rid of all the cleaners, rubbish collectors, supermarket checkout staff and secretaries, for example, and society will very quickly grind to a halt. On the other hand, if we woke up one morning to find that all the highly paid advertising executives, management consultants and private ...

Celebrating 50 years

Wednesday marked the 50th celebration of Earth Day in more than 193 countries across the globe. This holiday was first created in 1970, to respond to the Santa Barbara Oil Spill that occurred in 1969 and resulted in spilling more than three million gallons of oil and the killing of more than ...