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Letter: Why the wall exists

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I agree with Robert Azzi when he says that in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there are competing narratives (Sunday Monitor Forum, July 27). I also support the creation of a Palestinian state and am critical of the Israeli government’s actions that impede such a creation. And while I take issue with several of his assertions, I will address just one. Azzi asks me specifically what I call a land divided by … 0

Letter: Help us help the homeless

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I hope everyone is enjoying this warm weather and has been able to get some extra time off to spend with family and loved ones. The Salvation Army/McKenna House has been very busy! We have had an increase in residents who are experiencing homelessness for the first time in need of our services. We serviced 54 people for the month of June and … 0

Letter: Three for District 16

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I am writing this letter on behalf of J.R. Hoell, John Martin and Bill Kuch, who are running for the House in District 16. I believe that all three are very capable of doing their best to lower taxes, fight big government expansion and other problems we face every day. Please be sure to vote Sept. 9. Your vote is very important for … 0

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Hot Topic: Opinions are still rolling in on Main Street

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Concord City Council will meet tonight to vote on the proposed Main Street project. If the $10.95 million plan is approved, the city will redesign and rebuild nine blocks of the downtown. But the votes haven’t been cast yet, and “Monitor” readers still have some last-minute lobbying … 0

Off Main: Explaining New Hampshire government to the uninitiated can be a daunting task

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I was driving my brother back home from a restaurant last month and attempting to explain the New Hampshire political system. It’s a conversation I’ve had repeatedly over the last several years, sometimes with house guests from Kansas, … 0

My Turn: A missing piece in Penacook

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Downtown Penacook is in the middle of the reconstruction of Village Street. Soon we will have a new look, with reconfigured traffic patterns and even a roundabout to improve the Washington Street/Village Street intersection. The Boudreau Square monument will be more accessible to pedestrians and our sidewalks will … 0

Editorial: Protest may be a sign of a bigger shift

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

It’s time for Market Basket shareholders to bag it. In the court of customer opinion, Arthur T. Demoulas and what he represents – low prices and concern for employees, who receive higher than average wages and benefits plus profit sharing – has won. Boston-area business experts are warning … 3

Letter: An important contribution

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Thank you for printing Robert Azzi’s contribution to the discussion on the situation in Israel/Palestine (Sunday Monitor Forum, July 27). It is a viewpoint that most American papers fail to represent adequately. As someone who has been involved with that area since 1960, I have seen great changes, … 0

Letter: Fresh faces in GOP

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Attention Republican and independent voters: There’s a chance to vote in some new and energetic faces up and down the Republican primary ballot on Sept. 9. Republicans’ best choices to top the ticket this fall are Andrew Hemingway for governor and Marilinda Garcia for Congress. Their youth and … 0

Letter: Be proud, Granite State

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I had the pleasure of attending the historic signing of two important bills related to paycheck equity called the Paycheck Fairness Act by Gov. Maggie Hassan on July 22. The signing of HB 1188 and SB 207 closes important loopholes for equal pay with the sole purpose of … 1

Letter: Sensitive and compelling

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Thank you for your coverage (Monitor Local and State, July 22) of the protest against Israeli violence in Gaza. Bravo Geoff Forester for the sensitive, compelling photographs. FERNANDA HARRINGTON Warner … 0

Letter: Seeds of terrorism

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Raymond Close and I were born in Beirut and grew up together in Lebanon as sons of professors at the American University. Close has been employed by the U.S. government in Middle Eastern affairs for his entire working life. He has this to say about the seeds of … 0

Letter: Leave your pets home

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

On July 23, it was 92 degrees and very humid in Concord. I found the temperature uncomfortably hot outside, can you imagine what a pet feels like inside a hot car? Today, I came across two dogs in distress in the heat. This is the fourth time in … 1