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Opinion

Letter: A caring city

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Having lived in Concord for almost a year now, I am speaking from experience when I say that Concord is a wonderfully friendly city. Not only is it friendly, but every single time I go shopping from Havenwood-Heritage Heights, someone has gone out of their way to be kind and helpful. It has truly amazed me so that I’ve meant to write this letter for a long time. I must …

Letter: Just astounding

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The article “Extra costs led DOT to call for transponder replacement” (Monitor front page, Aug. 27) was astounding on many levels. The fact that the DOT sent out more than 200,000 letters that they admitted were badly worded and confusing is astounding. That they admitted the process for ordering a new transponder through the DOT website is a clumsy and difficult process is …

Letter: Truth about GMOs

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Apparently the writer of the letter concerning GMO propaganda (Monitor letters, Aug. 28) has not read the article “GMOs, herbicides and public health” in the Aug. 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The article, which was co-authored by a noted pediatrician and an agricultural economist, calls for GMO labels on foods because such labeling “is essential for tracking emergence of …

My Turn: The miracle of family planning

Thursday, September 3, 2015

My great grandfather had 10 children. I recall meeting several of them, my great aunts. They were caught up in the intense religious fervor of the Third Great Awakening that swept across America in the last half of …

My Turn: Labrie trial proves misperceptions about sexual assault persist

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Having worked to end sexual violence for decades, I’ve learned how important it is to respond when teachable moments arise. Last week, Owen Labrie was convicted of one felony and four misdemeanors following a rape trial that involved an underage schoolmate at St. Paul’s. He was acquitted of …

Editorial: Clerk is confusing duties with beliefs

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Today, a federal judge in Kentucky will hear a motion asking him to punish Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. In the more than two months since a national right to same-sex marriage was established by the U.S. Supreme …

Letter: Both sides lose

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Owen Labrie trial has certainly captured headlines, and it is so surreal that it is getting the coverage it’s getting. Being an inmate at the state prison, I’ve also endured a very public case and can sympathize with what both sides are going through. In the end, …

Letter: Hard to believe

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Since all St. Paul’s faculty are required to live on-site at the school, I am finding the claim of no knowledge of the “senior salute” incredible. A lawsuit might bring some needed changes. A pain in the wallet has done it for companies convicted of wrongdoings. CAROL DOWNING …

Letter: The value of awareness

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

At first glance there is seemingly no connection between the circumstances surrounding the Canterbury police chief and the former student at St. Paul’s School. If you ponder how this happened there are similarities. Undercurrents of outdated societal acceptance of male indiscretions still exist today. This chief allegedly used …

Letter: Sensationalism

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Am I the only reader (also woman, mother, feminist) appalled by the wall-to-wall, voyeuristic coverage given to the St. Paul’s “date rape” case? I’m not commenting on the verdict, but on the fact that your editorial team thought it deserved a banner headline, two-thirds of the front page …

Letter: Concord police failed to act

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

My family, including my 19-month-old daughter and 3-year-old son, visited White Park in Concord on Aug. 27. When we arrived at the park, there was a man passed out near the parking lot. Another father pushing his little girl in a stroller approached the body and shook the …

My Turn: The path to Jonathan Daniels

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

‘What brought y’all down to Alabama?” the coffee seller on a Montgomery, Ala., street corner asked, as friendly as could be. We paused. It wasn’t so easy to explain to a welcoming Southerner that we were a group …

My Turn: Concord should have New Hampshire walk of fame

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Many visitors to Hollywood find the trip down the 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard that is the Hollywood Walk of Fame to be a memorable and exciting tourist adventure. Thousands of famous people are celebrated with large brass star plaques embedded into the sidewalk to honor the variety …