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Opinion

Letter: CCSNH letter misleading

Monday, August 31, 2015

In response to my letter to the editor (Monitor letters, July 26), Community College System of New Hampshire board member Katharine Bogle Shields tries to defend the actions of the CCSNH leadership, but instead spreads misleading information – and provides yet another reason why an outside investigation of the CCSNH is needed, and why news organizations like the Monitor should probe into reports of mismanagement. She writes that “pay for …

Letter: Keep pressure on food co-op

Monday, August 31, 2015

Thank you to Megan Doyle and the Monitor for two excellent articles (Monitor front page, July 29 and Aug. 20) covering the ongoing investigation of general manager Paula Harris at the Concord Food Co-op. So far, these articles are the only detailed information made public to the membership. As a co-op member and former employee, I’m deeply concerned with the co-op’s board of …

Letter: Remembering Winant

Monday, August 31, 2015

As Social Security marks 80 years this August, I want to remember the incredible work by former New Hampshire Gov. John Winant on Social Security. Winant was the first head of Social Security Administration Board. Like many New Hampshire residents, Winant deeply believed in the value of Social Security and supported the program. Granite Staters understand that Social Security benefits our seniors, acts …

Letter: The real debt problem

Monday, August 31, 2015

As a college student, I have learned that life can be expensive. Student loans, auto insurance, rent and other bills quickly add up. Although I have acquired debt throughout my education, I am not terribly worried about it because numerous calculations demonstrate the value of a college degree …

Letter: Bridges past, bridges future

Monday, August 31, 2015

I’ve been reading about the bridge that’s closed in Bow, and it reminds me of a similar situation in Bristol about 30 years ago. There’s a back road that comes out of Bristol Square and goes to New Hampton (Old New Hampton Road), which crosses the Pemigewasset River. …

Letter: Trump’s America

Monday, August 31, 2015

Donald Trump is often seen today wearing an oversized red hat with the slogan “Make America Great Again.” What “America” is Donald referring to? The slavery era? The years in our history when Native Americans were killed and moved off their lands onto reservations? Go visit the states …

Letter: Every little bit helps

Monday, August 31, 2015

I am delighted to see that “Granite Geek” David Brooks has joined the staff of the Monitor. There are too few scientists being heard from in our media selections. For example, only one major TV news outlet features a “Science” section on its website (NBC.com). And when it …

National View: Five myths about wildfires in America

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Northern California’s burning. Oregon’s ablaze. Three firefighters died in Washington last week while trying to keep flames from razing the entire town of Twisp. With weeks of fire season still to go, the federal government has already spent more than $800 million trying to extinguish blazes that promise …

Letter: Missing questions

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I recently got a questionnaire from Kelly Ayotte with two kinds of questions: No-brainers such as “Do you want to see our children get an education that prepares them for the workplace?” and trick questions designed to lay a basis for items in her right-wing agenda – questions …

Letter: A broken system

Sunday, August 30, 2015

We don’t usually respond to articles or letters to the editor, but we felt we had to comment on Dr. Robert Kiefner’s “My Turn” article on our health care system (Sunday Monitor Forum, Aug. 23). We agree 100 percent with Dr. Kiefner that our health care system is …

Letter: ‘Monitor’ wrong to tweet

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I thought the job of a media outlet was to report the news not to victimize people further. I am appalled at the Concord Monitor and NHPR for “live tweeting” the St. Paul’s School rape case. For victims of sexual assault, it is already hard enough to stand …

Letter: American babies

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Anchor babies? Absolutely! Parents and families who come to America and have a child here, most often are leaving behind lives of dire poverty and the real possibility of their children being forced or coerced into illegal, dangerous and often lethal means of survival, including the sexual slave …

Letter: Some bad information

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Is there something in the water in Bow? Are people there more gullible than in the rest of New Hampshire, America, the world? Brad Hutton’s letter to the editor (Monitor Opinion, Aug. 24) decries – yes, decries – a provision in the proposed Iran nuclear agreement that allows …