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Letter: Ardinger is independent

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dear fellow District 15 voters: As the Sept. 9 Democratic primary election for District 15 state Senate draws near, I would like to share with you my reasons for supporting Kass Ardinger. I have known Kass both professionally and personally for the past 20 years. As a 30-year veteran teacher in the Concord School District, I have observed her leadership skills and problem solving abilities as one of the leaders … 0

Letter: Blatant sexism

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I am annoyed by the sexism immediately displayed in your front-page political coverage of Sunday, Aug. 17. To wit: “State Senate candidate Kass Ardinger stood . . . in her tan skirt and neon blue-and-green walking sneakers.” “As Joanne Keough stood . . . State Senate candidate Dan Feltes launched into his pitch for her vote.” I hold no brief for or against … 0

Letter: Feltes campaign manager wrong about Ardinger

Thursday, August 28, 2014

State Senate candidate Dan Feltes’s campaign manager, Karen McNamara, apparently did not fully understand (Monitor letters, Aug. 22) the well-written explanation by Concord School Board President Clint Cogswell of the board’s 2009 decision concerning sizing of the new schools (Monitor Forum, Aug. 21). Demographic changes and declining enrollments, plus the school district’s retention of Eastman School in its inventory do, in fact, allow … 0

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Letter: Feltes conscientious, capable

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I encourage residents of Concord, Hopkinton, Henniker and Warner to vote for Dan Feltes for Senate on Sept. 9. I have worked with Dan and know him to be a conscientious and capable advocate, helping others achieve the fairness and justice we all deserve. Dan’s work with low-income … 0

Letter: Not fair to veterans

Thursday, August 28, 2014

In 2012, the state Legislature passed legislation allowing veterans to have their veterans status indicated on their driver’s license, thus providing us with a photo ID proving our service to our country. A veterans photo ID is something that major stores always require before they will provide a … 0

Letter: Real bigotry

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The PC police have outdone themselves with the false Redskins outrage. It is a term made by its own people. They knew nothing of European explorers trying to find India, hence the name Indian. They called themselves Red Men or Red Skins in contrast to white men only, … 0

Letter: Bring back ‘Doonesbury’

Thursday, August 28, 2014

For 25 years, I’ve been reading the Monitor while eating breakfast. For most of that period, I finished breakfast with a reading of “Doonesbury” – always a delightful and thoughtful read. I request that the Monitor reconsider its decision not to license and publish “Doonesbury” classics. I suspect … 0

Letter: Alternative housing options

Thursday, August 28, 2014

‘Up to $500,000 for emergency housing and public facility activities that directly benefit low and moderate-income persons” – that is what the Community Development Block Grant program does. And it is grant money, also known as “free,” and you don’t have to pay it back. And you can … 0

Letter: Join the Scouts

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I would like to encourage young Monitor readers to think about joining Boy Scouts. The program has helped me to grow in skills, confidence and character. As a Scout, I have gone on fun biking trips, white-water rafting adventures and countless camping trips. With great adult leaders and … 0

Editorial: Lambert is the right choice for the GOP

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Some politicians possess such a high level of integrity and straightforwardness that even when you disagree with them on most of the issues, you can’t help but respect them. Gary Lambert, a Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, is just such a man. For that reason, he … 0

BOARD OF CONTRIBUTORS: Once you start running, you won’t want to stop

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

For me, exercise has always been a means to an end. Pre-kids, my husband and I were very active. We lived in Boston and didn’t own a car, so we walked, inline skated or rode our bikes. After … 0

My Turn: Why is Hassan criticizing bipartisan tax reforms?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It’s puzzling to hear Gov. Maggie Hassan claim that recent changes in New Hampshire’s business tax code are causing problems with the state budget. Not only were the reforms of the past few years approved with overwhelming bipartisan support, they were fully accounted for in the budget. During … 8

My Turn: America needs a firm, fair immigration policy

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Three elements characterize a functional immigration system: clarity, enforcement of the rule of law and fairness. Today in America, sadly, none of these three characteristics epitomize our immigration system. Even sadder still, perhaps, is the lack of will to tackle our challenges. President Obama, the one person who … 5