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Opinion

Editorial: A baseball legend takes his place

Monday, July 27, 2015

It’s been a tough year for Boston’s boys of summer. Heading into Monday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox, the Red Sox were once again toiling in the basement of the American League East, 12 games behind the first-place New York Yankees and 8½ games out in the Wild Card race. For the Sox to turn things around this season, it would take a handful of minor miracles, not …

My Turn: In food fight, ‘Big Meat’ is just one enemy

Monday, July 27, 2015

I was obviously one of the folks you were referring to in your Sunday editorial about vegans and meat-eaters (Monitor, July 26). Although I’m flattered, please allow me this chance to rebut. Here is a list of issues that I – like the animal rights crowd – find morally offensive: factory farming, animal testing in the cosmetics industry, zoos, bullfighting, rodeos, whaling and …

Letter: The adjunct mistake

Monday, July 27, 2015

Announcing layoffs of seven faculty members, Lakes Region Community College’s president stated “adjuncts are a dime a dozen.” His idea: Full-time faculty for adjuncts is an apples-to-apples trade. I was one of those seven full-time faculty who were laid off. Prior to that I’d been an adjunct faculty member at another college. For 22 years I came, taught and left. Though I loved …

Letter: Hassan’s doing her job

Monday, July 27, 2015

I have read several pieces in the news where Republicans bemoan services that are receiving less funding due to the governor’s budget veto. Listing vital programs funded at current levels and placing the blame solely on the governor is neither productive nor accurate. Both sides agree that additional …

Letter: An amazing gift

Monday, July 27, 2015

Thank you, Christine Hamm, your wonderful cast and all the “backstage” volunteers who brought Thornton Wilder’s Our Town to Hopkinton. What an amazing 250th anniversary gift to our community. Bravo! EMILIE CHRISTIE BURACK Hopkinton …

Letter: Ayotte thinks long-term

Monday, July 27, 2015

I was impressed to see Sen. Kelly Ayotte make a strong pitch on a long-term transportation and infrastructure bill instead of another short-term patch. Kelly has never been afraid to tackle hard issues, and I’m glad we have a senator who continues to push her colleagues to do …

Letter: Ayotte is trying to keep us safe

Monday, July 27, 2015

Remember when nearly half the Senate signed a letter telling Iran we wouldn’t back down on sanctions no matter how much the Obama administration wanted to capitulate? Well, now all the hand-wringing and hyperbolic outrage that transpired seems pretty short-sighted. It looks like Kelly Ayotte and her colleagues …

My Turn: Hassan proposal is a reasonable compromise

Sunday, July 26, 2015

This past week, Gov. Hassan presented a compromise budget proposal that gives our Republican colleagues their top priority: business tax cuts. It is a fiscally responsible proposal, as those business tax cuts are actually paid for. Throughout the …

Letter: CCSNH needs outside help

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Recently there have been many calls – including an editorial by this paper – for Gov. Hassan to have an independent panel investigate the management of the Community College System of New Hampshire. Since the CCSNH receives $42 million annually in state funding, and the governor appoints the …

Letter: Ayotte hasty on Iran deal

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Recently, I received another one of Kelly Ayotte’s emails. Her subject line offered her “thoughts” on President Obama’s historic agreement with the government of Iran, which will reduce the number of uranium centrifuges in Iran and limit the amount of processed uranium the Iranians would produce (and which …

Letter: No fan of new downtown

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I do not know Scott Preston Hardy but I very much agree with his July 19 letter and Susanne Smith Meyer’s July 11 “My Turn” about the fountain proposed for the State House Plaza. The State House Plaza is a historic civic place, not a playground. We have …

Letter: An archaic tax system

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I have read a few articles lately pro and con for a broad-based tax in New Hampshire. Many of the positions have been passionately presented. To me, it should simply boil down to the ability to pay. Our family vacationed in Maine recently. Nice state – the people …

Fran Wendelboe: How will Planned Parenthood scandal play out in N.H.?

Sunday, July 26, 2015

New Hampshire’s Executive Council is very much on the hot seat right now in light of the videos about Planned Parenthood’s alleged side business of selling human baby body parts, in violation of several federal laws. The council …