Letters to the Editor

In praise of Kathy Bogle Shields

To the editor: Imagine working on a jigsaw puzzle whose pieces not only move, but change shape, and you have some idea of how hard it is to do effective community development. For 35 years, Kathy Bogle Shields has helped…

Misconceptions abound in Common Core criticism

To the editor: The Dec. 13 letter from the lobbying organization, Heartland Institute, in NHBR (“Common Core is bad for business,” Dec. 13-26 2013) is so error-filled that it requires a response. The first assertion is that there is no…

Fix our infrastructure? The answer is funding

To the editor: Your recent article about the drop-off in public-funded construction projects (“With reduced spending at all government levels, public sector construction stagnates,” Nov. 15-28 NHBR), confirms what we have been seeing at Eckman Construction, a firm that has…

Taxes, regulations hurt businesses too

To the editor: I enjoyed Ron Bourque's article on Obamacare (“Will Obamacare help us compete internationally?” Nov. 1-14 NHBR) but that's just the tip of the iceberg. I know lots of business leaders who're cutting employee hours to avoid the…

Social Security generates billions for N.H. economy

To the editor: AARP has more to add to Bob Sanders’s recent article, “With at least $1b in federal assistance money going to N.H., retailers, landlords are beneficiaries too” (Nov. 1-14 NHBR). AARP’s recent Public Policy Institute study shows that…

AARP applauds Ayotte, Shaheen

On behalf of AARP’s 225,000 members in New Hampshire, I am writing to thank and congratulate Senator Shaheen and Senator Ayotte for their bipartisan support as co-sponsors to The Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures (PRIME) Act.