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Letter: Optional services?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Imagine being unable to get out of bed, shower or dress. These basic tasks are essential. So why is this support no longer being funded? Earlier this month, the House Finance Division III Committee voted to no longer fund “optional services” in the state Medicaid program. Unfortunately, this vote will have a devastating effect on independence for seniors and people …

Letter: Well done

Friday, March 27, 2015

Thank you, Clay Wirestone, for taking the time to fact check Rep. Bill O’Brien’s malicious comments about Margaret Sanger. Too often people accept ranting and drivel as the truth or simply shrug their shoulders. It takes courage and energy to confront lies. Thank you, Mr. Wirestone, for yours. BARBARA KESHEN Concord …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, March 27, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (6) beat all comers at the NH Series Coaches Races and dominated its sport like no other team. 2. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ BASKETBALL (1) lived up to the preseason hype with a 22-0 record and a Division II championship. 3. BISHOP BRADY BOYS’ ALPINE SKIING (5) didn’t lose a race in …

Students and parents ask Concord School Board to maintain Capitol Center partnership

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tuesday night, Nick Skafidas was on stage at the Capitol Center for the Arts playing the trumpet in what he feared could be his last concert at the venue. To make sure he can play there next year, the Concord High School junior spoke at the Concord School …

The Insiders: Ain’t no ‘keg party like this Amoskeag Manufacturing party at the Pierce Manse

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

We feel we’ve been somewhat misle d by movies we’ve seen over the years. Isn’t everything in the movies supposed to be true? Like, shouldn’t flying cars be a thing by now? Also, anyone that watched John Travolta …

Former governor Merrill steps down from Rudman Center Board of Advisors

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A second member of the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Policy’s Board of Advisors has resigned. Former governor Steve Merrill resigned yesterday, according to the University of New Hampshire. His resignation followed that of Portsmouth lawyer Stephen Tober. Both are close friends of former …

Announcements: Mentor youth

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CONCORD Be a Friend The Friends Youth Mentoring Program has scheduled orientations for new mentors: adults on April 16 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., adults on May 5 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and teens on June 25 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. All orientations will be held …

Letter: No excuses

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

To my fellow voters already fed up with the 2016 election: Don’t let any candidate get away with saying “I’m not a scientist” when discussing global warming. Most haven’t served in the military, yet we are choosing a commander in chief. Most have never started nor run a …

Letter: Bow lessons

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The good folks of Bow have set a new standard for surrounding communities to follow. After careful and reasoned consideration, they voted not to fund a new public safety building or renovate the existing public safety structure. In a stunning rebuke, the voters have sent a strong message …

Letter: An ‘F’ for animal tests

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

With more than 500 companies (and the list is constantly growing) manufacturing home and personal-care products without any testing on animals, it is amazing that many mainstream companies are still subjecting animals to tests that cause massive suffering. Many non-animal alternatives exist today that are faster, cheaper and …

Letter: The Minnesota story

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Last month, Carl Gibson of US Uncut wrote about Minnesota’s present Democratic governor, Mark Dayton, who inherited a $6.2 billion budget deficit and a 7 percent unemployment rate from the previous Republican governor. During his first four years as governor, Dayton, a millionaire in his own right, increased …

Letter: Iran letter wasn’t unique

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

No one who reads your paper regularly was surprised by your editorial position on the 47 senators’ letter to Iran (Monitor Opinion, March 11), nor by the dozens of letters you published faulting the letter. You published letters from former congressman Paul Hodes and former ambassador George Bruno …

Letter: Psychology of poverty

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

While it is said that Republicans voted down a minimum-wage increase because it would “hurt business” (Monitor front page, March 13), I imagine that Gov. Maggie Hassan might have said that not raising it would hurt people. Like ducks that have been lined up in advance, three separate …