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Letter: A poor strategy

Friday, November 21, 2014

Glenn K. Currie’s “My Turn” (Monitor Forum, Nov. 20) was something that a lot of people needed to hear. Unfortunately, his conservative message of individual freedoms and small government is being drowned out by the message of Christian hate toward Islam and homosexuals, and pure hatred of the Democratic Party. The only voices we hear through media are the endless, ridiculous rants from pundits like Ann Coulter and the accusations …

Letter: Party problems

Friday, November 21, 2014

If I may, I would like to respond to Glenn K. Currie’s reply (Monitor Forum, Nov. 20) to my article (Sunday Monitor Forum, Nov. 16). I tried to be careful to talk about “Republican politicians,” not “Republicans.” I find most Republicans – as well as most Democrats and independents – to be reasonable folks. I have always been independent. I used to be …

Letter: Truth about turkeys

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving turkeys have nothing to be thankful for. More than 170 million of them are crammed for their four short months of life in open sheds allowing 1 square foot per bird. Intense crowding, filthy litter and ammonia fumes from huge amounts of urine cause respiratory ailments, foot ulcers, breast blisters and ammonia-burned eyes. Because stressed turkeys cannibalize, producers de-beak them using a …

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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: The death of science

Friday, November 21, 2014

Katy Burns’s column (Sunday Monitor Forum, Nov. 16) roused some cheers among the growing numbers of citizens who understand where climate change and its deniers are taking us. What I fail to understand is how our great country, which became great because it embraced science, could now find …

Letter: A forest worth saving

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mount Sunapee Resort has proposed a major expansion that would link the current ski area with private land outside the state park on the west flank of the mountain. Staff from the New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau conducted a field study of that part of the proposed expansion …

My Turn: Concord’s CAT service celebrates 25 years

Friday, November 21, 2014

As the transportation mobility manager for the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, my job is to help you coordinate your mobility options and enable you to make better transportation decisions. Today, I would like to share an important milestone with you. Did you know that 2014 marks the …

My Turn: The decline of protest

Friday, November 21, 2014

The 2014 Pumpkin Festival in Keene got me thinking: What was that about? Why did a pumpkin festival become a riot scene? Was it really a riot to fight for the right to party, that most fundamental of all American rights? I was not in Keene to witness …

Editorial: Girls Inc. and Eastman are perfect match

Friday, November 21, 2014

The people of New Hampshire like to give a lot of consideration to potential neighbors. Phrases such as “with open arms” and “without hesitation” are rarely attached to hydropower projects, strip clubs, poultry processing plants and wind farms. But every once in a while a pairing comes along …

My Turn: Mayor needs more help addressing homelessness

Friday, November 21, 2014

Most of Concord’s citizens know of the two winter shelters run by the South Congregational Church and the First Congregational Church communities with volunteer help from people from all walks of life. They’ve done a great service to Greater Concord, but this is their last year. The shelters …

Letter: Back in time

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Regarding the Supreme Court decision in the matter of Citizens United and the recent election, if money does indeed equal free speech, then some people have a much louder voice than others. Much louder. And while we’re on the subject of elections, since the U.S. Senate has flipped …

Letter: Just joy

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The holiday season is fast approaching, also known as the season of grumbling about whether or not to wish anyone a happy holiday and how to go about it. I thoroughly enjoy celebrating Christmas. I’m not a churchgoer, so I guess my celebration is more pagan in flavor. …

Letter: Thanks, District 27

Thursday, November 20, 2014

My deepest thanks to voters in Merrimack District 27 (Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7) for your continuing support and vote on Nov. 4. I am especially grateful for the help and support of friends and neighbors, those who displayed a “Gile” sign on their lawns …

Letter: Where’s the story?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

On Saturday, all the stores in Franklin were sold out of the Union Leader so I got the Monitor instead. I wanted to read more about MIT professor Jonathan Gruber. I read the paper from cover to cover but I didn’t find a single word. Must have been …