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Letter: Gun delusions

Monday, December 28, 2015

Closing background-check loopholes will not do much to curb gun violence at this time. If anyone believes that terrorists (foreign or homegrown), felons, the mentally incompetent, gang members and children are going to subject themselves to background checks to acquire firearms, they are having delusions of grandeur. They’ll find ways to get weapons. Let us review the many ways firearms can be acquired. They are purchased via gun dealers, through …

Letter: An overdue admonishment

Monday, November 16, 2015

I want to thank the Concord Monitor for the article “AG: Merrimack Valley School District broke election laws” (Monitor front page, Oct. 29), Louise Andrus for exposing the illegal practices and Assistant Attorney General Stephen LaBonte for admonishing the school district. Make no mistake, those illegal practices affected the Merrimack Valley School District school board elections for years and helped keep their membership …

Letter: We deserve GMO choice

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I’ve read numerous letters and op-eds in the Monitor arguing that GMO crops are safe and necessary. But these letters always ignore the point that people should be allowed to make their own choice. I challenge the pro-GMO writers to explain why none of us should have the choice to eat or not to eat GMO crops. Are they arguing our state motto …

Penacook man killed in crash was a father, hiker, musician

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Penacook man was killed in a car crash Saturday in Salisbury after he veered across Route 4 and struck a tree. Warren Leary IV, 24, was traveling eastbound at a “very, very high speed” in a 35-mph zone when his 2001 Chevy Impala hit a large tree …

Letter: Avoiding the facts

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I couldn’t agree more with Don Mason’s statement about the oversimplification and omission of “facts” that predominate election year advertising (Sunday Monitor letters, Oct. 19). That being the case, I wonder that Mason’s letter is full of those same sins. Mason states that Sen. Jeanne Shaheen “apparently” did …

Letter: Rethinking food

Sunday, September 28, 2014

We need to be more open to ideas such as the small poultry processing plant proposed for Concord. Many people want to buy local, organic or sustainable food. They can feel good about buying free-range eggs or pasture-raised meats. Unfortunately, they don’t want to keep an open mind …

Letter: Sunapee critics fighting battle they lost in 1948

Thursday, September 11, 2014

When Tim and Diane Mueller first proposed their lease of the Mount Sunapee Ski Area, I was on the board of directors of the local chamber. As president during their startup years, I was encouraged by their vision. Over those years I saw them transform a lethargic and …

Letter: The trouble with ads

Monday, September 8, 2014

I dislike TV and internet political ads. First, these spots never tell the whole truth. They lie mostly by omission. A person can’t reduce complicated issues to 30-second “informative” blurbs without omitting a great many details. Some ads lie outright, omitting the omission. Secondly, the real messages in …

Letter: Thanks for a great forum

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The League of Women Voters of the Greater Capital Area hosted a candidates’ forum on Aug. 18 to allow voters of state Senate District 15 to hear from Kass Ardinger and Dan Feltes, Democratic contenders in the Sept. 9 primary. We thank the LWVNH Education Fund for its …

Letter: Thanks, Obama

Friday, August 15, 2014

Two typhoons hit Hawaii. Must be Obama’s fault. CURTIS ECKERS Salisbury …

Letter: Voice of reason

Monday, August 11, 2014

A breath of fresh air was Michael Sununu’s article “It’s time to take a hard look at climate hyperbole” (Monitor Forum, July 26). Finally, there is someone willing to challenge someone for spewing unsubstantiated exaggerations regarding global warming. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that students at NHTI …

Police seize 30 marijuana plants from Salisbury man’s property

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Salisbury man was arrested yesterday after the state police said they found 30 marijuana plants growing on his property. Albert Hill, 51, was charged with one count of manufacturing the controlled drug and released on $2,500 personal recognizance bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Franklin’s …

Brassard, Clachar win New England titles

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Even though technically graduated from high school, Jeremy Brassard still had one more goal to achiever in his high school track and field career – defend his 1,600 New England title. And thanks to a phenomenal final lap, the recent Coe-Brown graduate was able to do that just, …