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Letter: Yes, please

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Trader Joe’s in Penacook is the best idea I have heard in a long time (Monitor editorial, Nov. 19). I hope city officials read the editorial and take it to heart – a resounding “yes” to Trader Joe’s! LINDA FANNY Concord …

Letter: A rewarding race

Monday, November 24, 2014

Dear Neighbors in District 5: The elections of 2014 have come and gone, and we all have our thoughts about the outcomes. All races have their particular demands and surprises, but nothing is more rewarding than the help and support of volunteers and voters. Without you our democracy would suffer; our diverse voices would not be heard. During this race I had folks …

Letter: Let Sunapee grow

Monday, November 24, 2014

I am writing this letter to support the expansion of Mount Sunapee into the West Bowl. Mount Sunapee State Park and ski area was created in the late 1940s while trying to salvage a lake economy suffering from a consistent decrease in rail travel as people took more and more advantage of private transportation. I doubt very much, some 60-plus years later, that …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: O’Brien needs to be a leader

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Oh no! Here we go again. Bill O’Brien again elected as House speaker. Didn’t the representatives learn anything the last time around when he made New Hampshire a laughingstock nationwide? I hope O’Brien will at least attempt to be a leader this time around. The threats, shoving and …

Letter: Why Facebook?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Your new procedures for leaving comments has really cut down the number of comments. You must have a Facebook account? Why? What on Earth does that have to do with it? I haven’t figured out why, after writing a couple of comments several weeks ago, I can no …

Letter: Sticking to our principles

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Rep. Barbara French and I would like to thank the voters in Bradford and Henniker who put their confidence in us to move New Hampshire forward and protect the valuable work we accomplished over the last two years. We know the coming legislative session will have challenges, but …

Letter: Medicare changes

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries should be aware that this year is an important one to pay attention to their Medicare coverage options during the open enrollment period, which ends Dec. 7. And that’s because of the Affordable Care Act. The ACA brings with it notable changes to …

Letter: Two-state solution

Sunday, November 23, 2014

We don’t have to go far to read and hear about increased tensions and violence in Israel and the West Bank. The recent uptick in violence requires that we act with reason and compassion for all those Israelis and Palestinians affected. As J Street members, we believe that …

Letter: Liberal bias

Saturday, November 22, 2014

It’s been nearly two weeks and not one mention of Jonathan Gruber’s Obamacare remarks regarding stupid Americans. I guess it just doesn’t fit into the Monitor’s biased liberal agenda. It’s actual news that you refuse to report on. So maybe I’m the stupid American because I continue to …

Letter: Move Sunapee forward

Saturday, November 22, 2014

I am writing to support the proposed expansion at Mount Sunapee. My support is based on the following: Mount Sunapee’s operation is a major contributor to the economic well being of the entire Lake Sunapee region. Not only is the mountain a major employer, the guests who come …

Letter: History lesson

Saturday, November 22, 2014

William O’Brien returns to the speakership of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. MIKE BRADLEY Hillsboro …

Letter: A pumpkin past its prime

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Oh, jack o’ lantern on my step, how swiftly by the time has crept. All Hallow’s Eve was your night with glowing yellow candles bright. And trick-or-treaters all athrill at your orange globe (and my carving skill). But now the candy’s disappeared and costumes put ’way ’til next …

A national holiday that isn’t all about the kids

Monday, November 24, 2014

‘Over the river, and through the wood, to Grandfather’s house we go,” goes the 1844 Thanksgiving poem. These days, it’s more often sung as “Grandmother’s house,” and we’re more likely to travel by jet than by sleigh. Still, it’s a familiar journey. Thanksgiving remains very much associated with …