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Letter: Shurtleff a tireless worker

Friday, October 24, 2014

I ask Merrimack District 11 residents to re-elect Steve Shurtleff as their state representative. Steve is always honest, thoughtful and helpful. He sincerely cares about our community. He is tirelessly devoted to making Penacook a better place. More than a board member of the Penacook’s village association, community center and historical society, Steve attends their numerous meetings and volunteers to assist these groups in their good work. Claims I’ve read …

Letter: Gallagher always listens

Friday, October 24, 2014

I would like to encourage those residing in Belknap District 4 (Sanbornton and Tilton) to vote for Brian Gallagher on Nov. 4. We will all be well represented by Brian when he is elected to the House of Representatives. It’s about time we had a representative who is responsive to our communities’ concerns and needs, and who will always listen with an open …

Letter: Not the only one

Friday, October 24, 2014

Having worked for the Executive Council for 30-plus years, I enjoyed your article regarding the Executive Council and the accompanying quiz (Monitor Forum, Oct. 16). However, I must correct your answer to the question regarding how many states other than New Hampshire have the Governor and Executive Council form of government. Massachusetts does have an Executive Council made up of eight individuals who …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Meet Tom Dawson

Friday, October 24, 2014

I have only one political sign in my yard this year, unlike other election years when I have had up to 10, and it’s for Tom Dawson, who is running for the state House of Representatives. It is hard to elevate your voice over the cacophony of an …

Letter: Choose Schamberg, Mello

Friday, October 24, 2014

I am urging Wilmot voters to vote for Tom Schamberg for re-election to the New Hampshire House, and for Carolyn Mello for state Senate. Tom has distinguished himself for his commitment to our communities by attending meetings of boards and commissions, and by his attendance record at the …

Letter: Moffett deserves re-election

Friday, October 24, 2014

To my Canterbury and Loudon friends and neighbors: Election Day is upon us and I urge you take seriously the need to vote. Your vote matters. In that regard, I would urge you to support and vote for Howard Moffett for state representative. He has represented us well …

Letter: Fennessy for school board

Friday, October 24, 2014

I write in strong support of Nathan Fennessy, a candidate for the Concord School Board in Wards 5, 6 and 7. Nathan supports full-day kindergarten because of the academic benefits to our youngest students and because an abbreviated school day places a burden on working families. He also …

Letter: Let climate guide you

Friday, October 24, 2014

Rob Werner has done a public service in outlining the reasons that voters “must weigh climate change choices” (Monitor Forum, Oct. 12). In the days since his column appeared, we have reports that August and September were the hottest months ever recorded (that is a worldwide average, even …

My Turn: This is a season of celebration for Hindu Bhutanese

Friday, October 24, 2014

America has a heterogeneous society, with diverse cultures, people and traditions intertwined in a single strand. Our country respects and honors diversity, and holds freedom of religion as one of our highest values. People can practice, preserve and …

My Turn: There was a time when great craftsmanship was its own reward

Friday, October 24, 2014

We recently enjoyed a fall walk along the Merrimack River in Boscawen on a newly opened section of the Northern Rail Trail, following what was originally a Boston and Maine rail line. At one point, I stopped to …

My Turn: Brown offers little more than an artificial image

Friday, October 24, 2014

I remember with pleasure the 1996 Concord celebration when Jeanne Shaheen was first elected governor of New Hampshire, and admirers gathered at the Audi to celebrate her election. Many were happy again when she left the governorship after …

My Turn: Domestic violence victims harmed by Boutin’s vote

Friday, October 24, 2014

It is with great concern that I have learned that Republican state Sen. David Boutin has so blatantly run away from his vote against House Bill 1409, which if enacted into law would have expanded the law prohibiting …

Editorial: This time, Weare has to get it right

Friday, October 24, 2014

There are no simple fixes for the crisis at the Weare Police Department. Events of the last two years – the shooting death of an unarmed drug suspect, staff departures and potential returns, the ill-fated appointment of John Velleca – paint a disturbing picture. And those are only …