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Letter: A beautiful article

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thank you for publishing the excellent, beautiful, full length article by Sindiso Mnisi Weeks (Monitor Forum, April 16). That is what newspapers are for: to inform and educate. That also sells newspapers. SELDEN R. STRONG Franklin … 0

Letter: It’s time to stop killing

Friday, April 18, 2014

What’s wrong with capital punishment to begin with is that it is humans making the decision to kill another human. The punishment, once completed, is irrevocable. Humans are prone to error, to misjudgment, to prejudice. The justice system itself is not perfect. Death row inmates have been exonerated with new evidence. There is enough killing in the world. End capital punishment for good. … 1

Letter: Reward for missing data

Friday, April 18, 2014

I am writing to see if I can get any help retrieving the data from the computer that I lost on April 2. I inadvertently drove out of my driveway on Sanborn Road in Concord with my black Macbook on the trunk of my black Miata. I don’t know where it fell off, but it was somewhere between there and Mountain, Sewall’s Falls, … 0

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Letter: A plan for Pembroke hoops

Friday, April 18, 2014

Bring ’em on! It can happen. You become proficient at your trade and the competition will begin accusing you of unfair practices. For instance, start winning at the blackjack table, and the pit boss will watch you to see if you’re counting cards. Record a windfall in the … 0

My Turn: The building blocks of obesity and a parent’s role

Thursday, April 17, 2014

There has been a lot of attention focused on our “epidemic of obesity” in America, especially over the last decade. First Lady Michelle Obama has made obesity in children a focus of her time in the White House and has made strides with her “Let’s Move” program. In … 3

Editorial: Timing is wrong to take away subsidy for wind power

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The national transition away from fossil fuels and toward an increasing reliance on power from the wind and sun has been becalmed by the expiration of the Production Tax Credit, a 2.3 cents per kilowatt hour subsidy granted wind power generators. Some argue that the subsidy, first offered … 9

Letter: What it means to vote for the Republican Party

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Being an election year, let’s summarize what you believe in by voting Republican. You believe women shouldn’t have equal pay, nor the right to choose, even in cases of rape and incest, and contraception coverage should be left to the employer’s discretion. You believe global warming is all … 11

Letter: Thanks to Red River Theatres

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I attended my first closed-captioned movie at Red River Theatres on Tuesday. This was so priceless for me. I was so happy to hear that the theater would be showing close-captioned films, which I had been awaiting for a long time. To attend the film on April 15, … 0

State House Memo: Want to compete with Massachusetts? Casinos aren’t the way to do it

Thursday, April 17, 2014

One argument casino-pushers keep repeating is that New Hampshire must remain competitive with Massachusetts. I have two questions about this argument: One, compete on what basis? And, two, why compete at all? I’m not slamming the Bay State … 1

Editorial: Wrongheaded tax leaves state in a bind

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The suspense continues. Once again, a court ruling has tied the state budget and New Hampshire’s regressive tax system to the railroad tracks of reform. Last week, Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge Philip Mangones ruled that the Medicaid Enhancement Tax, which the state levies on hospitals, is unconstitutional. … 13

State needs work-ready graduates

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Business and Industry Association (BIA), in its Strategic Economic Plan for New Hampshire, recently identified the critical need of providing businesses with access to a trained labor force, and the inclusion of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education “within all learning institutions” to help solve this … 3

Letter: Twitter trail of deception

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kerry L. Marsh, in her letter “Kuster Alternatives” (Monitor, April 15), states “Now, Forbes magazine’s independent survey shows that health insurance premiums are up 90 percent on the individual market here in New Hampshire because of Obamacare.” She apparently shares the opinion of Jennifer Horn, the chairman of … 1

Letter: Remove your blinders

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

To my very right-wing leaning friends, President Obama was correct when he said, “If you want to change things, win an election.” The hard-line, ideological, chest-beating of my way or no way simply won’t win an election. You hold up the Constitution, fantastic. Follow it. Do what it … 4