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Opinion

Everyone should have health care

Cabinet Letters

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

Cabinet Letters

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

Cabinet Letters

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 ...

State needs to address difficulties

Cabinet Editorials

The coronavirus pandemic has been going on for nearly two months now. In that time, businesses have either temporarily or permanently closed, sending thousands of workers to the unemployment line. In a report released this week, data shows that the unemployment rate caused by COVID-19 is more ...

Stop littering

Cabinet Editorials

One need not look very hard when traversing grocery and convenience store parking lots – and even Greater Nashua’s roadways – to see protective masks and gloves strewn about. With coronavirus precautions being taken by many in our area – which is a good thing – the downside is an ...

Steadfast support appreciated

Cabinet Letters

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

Cabinet Letters

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

Cabinet Letters

“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

Cabinet Letters

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

Cabinet Letters

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

Cabinet Letters

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 ...

New phase

Merrimack Letters

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

New fund should help bridge the gap

Cabinet Editorials

Businesses at some point will have to reopen as our state continues to navigate COVID-19 and its far-reaching impact. Greater Nashua cities and towns may not have direct control over what will open and when, but it’s reassuring to look toward the future and some support that is forthcoming ...

Local efforts elicit smiles

Cabinet Editorials

The ability to make someone smile is among the greatest of talents, we believe. Often, it costs nothing. However, this weekend, there are some inexpensive ways in which those who are capable can a profound impact in the lives of others. In support of 12 different local food pantries and ...

Curb tobacco, vape use

Cabinet Letters

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

Cabinet Letters

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

Cabinet Letters

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

Cabinet Letters

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?

Cabinet Letters

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

Cabinet Letters

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 ...