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Editorial: The missing elements of excellence

Monday, July 28, 2014

It should be shocking that a tradition based on sexual conquest could exist at an elite private high school. But it’s not. The ugly situation at St. Paul’s School that was further detailed in court documents last week has served as a reminder that social growth always lags behind intellectual development. According to an affidavit filed in connection with an alleged sexual assault at St. Paul’s, some current and former … 0

Letter: A series of missteps

Monday, July 28, 2014

Market Basket’s implosion? Implosion is when an organization is destroyed by things that are happening within it. Case in point is the naming of co-CEO Jim Gooch at Market Basket, who was the former CEO at Radio Shack for 16 months. During his tenure there, share prices declined 84 percent. In July 2012, the company reported an unprecedented loss of $21 million compared … 0

Letter: Greed is not good

Monday, July 28, 2014

Regarding Market Basket turmoil: This is not a typical labor/management dispute. This is a family feud. Co-CEO’s and board of directors: WAKE UP! STOP THE GREED! I’m 77 years old and have been shopping at Market Basket for decades. I don’t like boycotts, but I am supporting this one. Managers, employees and customers are sticking together, pleading for and awaiting the return of … 0

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Letter: Free Staters part of the New Hampshire tradition

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Letter: Board ignored voters

Monday, July 28, 2014

At the March school district meeting, Chichester voted down what was seen as excessive raises. Voted down was a contract that would have paid an almost 20 percent salary increase to staff over three years, costing the taxpayers an additional $300,000. This was a loud and clear message … 0

Letter: Hard work paid off

Monday, July 28, 2014

I would like to express my sincere appreciation, as both a downtown merchant and festival attendee, for the countless hours of planning by InTown Concord’s staff, board of directors and to the many volunteers needed to orchestrate InTown Concord’s 40th annual Market Days Festival. I know you all … 0

Letter: Cormier a strong conservative voice for District 16

Monday, July 28, 2014

It has come to my attention that we have a new face on the horizon running in Senate District 16. Former state representative Jane Cormier is running against Sen. David Boutin, and I for one am supporting her candidacy for the state Senate. Cormier has a strong conservative … 0

Letter: A call for compassion

Monday, July 28, 2014

How can we turn our backs on children fleeing from unlivable conditions in their home countries? How can anyone speak of family values and reject a child in need? Does it matter whose child it is? The worst nightmare for a parent is that any harm comes to … 0

Letter: Guinta’s money problems

Monday, July 28, 2014

Frank Guinta is running for Congress again. He ran in 2010 and left his campaign with a debt of $335,000. After the 2012 election he still had a debt of $315,000, even though his campaign took in more than $1.8 million. Now in 2014, Guinta’s debt is still … 0

Editorial: Law adds to the burden on third parties

Monday, July 28, 2014

The United States has a rich history of third parties. In 1856, Millard Fillmore made a strong run for president on the Whig-American ticket. Fifty-six years later, Theodore Roosevelt captured 27 percent of the popular vote as the Progressive Party’s candidate. Ross Perot made his mark in 1992 … 3

Letter: For women, battle isn’t over

Sunday, July 27, 2014

On July 22, with great celebration, Gov. Maggie Hassan signed the Paycheck Fairness Act into law. Though there are many who may believe that women have achieved equity in the workplace, there is much left to be done. Women make up more than 50 percent of the U.S. … 0

Letter: Palestinian propaganda

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The July 19 edition of the Monitor presented us with a political cartoon that was seriously unfunny and shockingly misleading. It posited the question: “Which is worse?”: Gazans using human shields or Israel hitting them. Let’s peruse the facts shall we? Israel accepted the Egyptian proposed cease-fire while … 0

Letter: The language of hate

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Of the many horrific images we’ve come to expect in the news media lately, there is one image that hurts my heart more than any. It is the image of “ordinary” citizens gathered together to blockade routes into their towns. From the faces contorted in anger and fear, … 0

Letter: Free Staters part of the New Hampshire tradition

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Regarding Matt Murray’s opinion piece titled “Don’t fall into trap set by Free Staters” (Monitor Forum, July 19), as any educated New Hampshire native would know, in their advocacy for limited and non-intrusive government, Free Staters are doing no more than espousing and acting upon the same ideas … 6