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Opinion

Letter: Mushroom madness

Monday, August 3, 2015

I find it very concerning that the Concord police could not handle a mushroom growing operation on Thorndike Street last month (Monitor front page, July 15). After all, hallucinogenic or magic mushrooms have been grown under cow paddies or in dark wells for well over 100 years. Albert Einstein experimented with these mushrooms. A friend of mine, who lives directly behind this residence, asked whether he was in any immediate …

Letter: Back-in parking makes sense

Monday, August 3, 2015

I’ve read with enthusiasm the recent letters to the editor, and the Monitor’s own opinion (Monitor editorial, July 29) supporting reverse-angle, back-in parking on Main Street. I had suggested this during the community meetings held before the approval of the Main Street project and was met with significant skepticism and even direct hostility. There are many positive reasons for back-in angle parking, as …

Letter: Back-in parking myths

Monday, August 3, 2015

In the last six years, during which records have been kept by the city of Concord, 100 bicycle-related crashes were recorded. Only two of those involved a car backing up. One of those two was a car backing out of a driveway and the other was described as being caused by the bicyclist maneuvering into traffic to avoid a backing-up vehicle. The report …

Letter: Smart money

Monday, August 3, 2015

As a former Concord Hospital patient and current Franklin Savings Bank customer, I am pleased to learn that the bank pledged $15,000 to Concord Hospital Trust to benefit the Payson Center. It is satisfying to know that customer funds are being used to support local organizations. SHIRLEY J. …

Letter: A Bernie believer

Monday, August 3, 2015

I was first attracted to Bernie Sanders as a presidential candidate when I attended his first town meeting in Concord on May 27 and listened to his honest, consistent and straight-forward discussion of significant issues. He says what he thinks, not what he thinks people want to hear. …

Letter: Enjoy the ride

Monday, August 3, 2015

I wonder how much time and effort, much less the dollars spent, went into the UNH publishing this bunch of bull (Bias-Free Language Guide) – all in the name of political correctness. People have got to relearn how to enjoy life and even laugh at themselves instead of …

Letter: Way to go, Goodell

Monday, August 3, 2015

I am sooooo relieved that Roger Goodell and the NFL made the right decision to uphold New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension. If it looks like a duck, smells like a duck and acts like a duck, it’s probably duck. Cheating their way through their last two …

Letter: A tax stand

Monday, August 3, 2015

A tax stand Regarding New Hampshire’s tax structure, which is bad for senior citizens, there is a solution that I intend to apply: Vote with your feet! LARRY RICE Hillsboro …

My Turn: NHMS did take a stand on Confederate flag

Sunday, August 2, 2015

In response Jennifer Morris’s recent letter to the editor regarding Confederate flags during race weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Monitor letters, July 25), we felt compelled to respond to some inaccuracies and perceptions. To clarify, at no time was there the sale of Confederate flags on speedway …

National View: On big business, Clinton moves left of Sanders

Sunday, August 2, 2015

By any measure, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent and avowed democratic socialist, is running to Hillary Clinton’s left as they seek the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Surprisingly, though, it’s Clinton who has been proposing to push U.S. big business in a more social direction. Sanders, to be …

Letter: The Free Stater way

Sunday, August 2, 2015

I found Nick Reid’s article “Church of the Sword” truly fascinating (Monitor front page, July 28). On the one hand, I was laughing my butt off at the rallying cry “I look forward to killing you.” That fits right in with most fundamentalist religious beliefs of today. I …

Letter: They’re not vigilantes

Sunday, August 2, 2015

I disagree with James Cole’s characterization of the armed persons guarding military recruitment centers as vigilantes (Monitor letters, July 28). A vigilante would be one acting as though he had law enforcement powers, which as far as I know these people are not doing. As far as I …

Letter: The blame game

Sunday, August 2, 2015

On the front page of one of our local newspaper, the headline on a story about the death of Trevor Gonyer in Weare read: “Did pursuit cause crash?” It is not the pursuit that caused the crash, it was the failure of the driver who didn’t stop when …