Cook on Concord

Why FairPoint deal will work

To the editor: In 2006 I restarted Arnett Development Group LLC, a New Hampshire-based company with a focus on economic development via technology. Previously, I served as the New Hampshire director of the Division of Economic Development for eight years.…

States’ rights and economic development

To the editor: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, some $30 billion in public funding was given to big business between 2005-2006 for, among other things, incentives to build, move to, or stay, in a respective area in which…

New Generation generosity praised

To the editor: I wanted to thank everyone who gave donations over the last two months to fill the New Generation food pantry on behalf of Dot Smith of Exeter. Two months ago, our shelves were nearly bare of supplies…

Oil industry’s flawed energy ‘study’

To the editor: Your recent online edition offered a link to a story called “Study: Energy bills could cut N.H. jobs.” I followed the link and read a story about the possible loss of jobs as a result of the current…

In praise of ‘steely independence’

To the editor: I know the New England Council and its work. It is a fine organization, in my opinion. However, Chief Executive Jim Brett’s op-ed (“New England: many voices, one region,” Oct. 26-Nov. 8 New Hampshire Business Review) on…

In search of a nursing care solution

To the editor: I am writing to express my outrage and total frustration at the lack of nursing home beds in New Hampshire. I was just informed this past week that there has been a moratorium for at least the…

Universal health is possible

To the editor: Ever since I entered the insurance field in 1975 I have been a proponent of universal health insurance. Not a government-run program, but a private industry program, government-monitored. In the past I have contacted all of my…

An open letter on the Bethlehem landfill

Editor’s note: The following are excerpts of a letter sent to Gov. John Lynch, Environmental Services Commissioner Thomas Burack and New Hampshire legislators. I am writing to ask for your assistance in stopping Casella Waste Systems from bypassing local zoning…

No term limits in Nashua

To the editor: Please inform Brad Cook that Nashua doesn’t have “term limits” ... other than at the ballot box (“Mayoral and U.S. Senate races take shape,” Sept. 28-Oct. 11 New Hampshire Business Review). I chose not to run for…

Constitutional knowledge not required

To the editor: The Flotsam & Jetsam section of your September 14-27 issue, after stating that “Hillary Clinton has a law degree, so it’s pretty certain she knows the Constitution,” takes her campaign to task for excluding a sign-carrying heckler…