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Letter: 10 years and going strong

Friday, March 6, 2015

On March 5, 2005, I was featured in the Local/State section of the Monitor under an article headlined, “It used to be 18 wasn’t too early to get married.” I was 18 years old and about to marry Chris Leary and then travel across the country. He was stationed in Colorado with the Navy. I am happy to report that we are celebrating our 10th anniversary, and I am still …

Letter: Vote in Hopkinton

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Hopkinton School District annual meeting is tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the high school gym. Voters are encouraged to attend and learn about the school budget, share thoughts and concerns, and vote. The school administration, school board and municipal budget committee are all in support. Now we need your support. The warrant represents a 0.82 percent increase over the current year, and …

Letter: Much to ponder in Pembroke

Friday, March 6, 2015

Pembroke voters and taxpayers have what should be treasured opportunities of self-determination at the school district meeting tomorrow, the town election on March 10, and the town meeting on March 14. The question is whether the voters will use or waste those opportunities. The school budget and other appropriations proposed by the school board will once again result in a substantial increase in …

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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: Re-elect Plunkett

Friday, March 6, 2015

The town of Chichester, has been fortunate to have Jim Plunkett as road agent. He is running for re-election in the March election. I’m going to vote for him because he has kept the roads in our lovely town well maintained. He has established a schedule for re-paving …

Letter: Manganiello for selectman

Friday, March 6, 2015

The board of selectmen race in Bristol is heating up with signs and support. How nice it is to have such great people interested in serving our town. As Election Day draws nearer, I would like you to take a closer look at Paul Manganiello. I believe he …

Letter: Ober for selectman

Friday, March 6, 2015

I would again like to ask for your support at the election on March 10. I have served Sanbornton as selectman for the past four years, with a respect for the past, attention to the present and a vision for the future. Over this time, I have attended …

Letter: Davis for budget committee

Friday, March 6, 2015

Please join me at the polls in Sanbornton on Tuesday, March 10, to support Craig Davis for budget committee. Craig will bring management experience, town budget knowledge, and a broader view and vision of town operations. He has served on numerous committees over the last few years and …

Letter: Support Weare businesses

Friday, March 6, 2015

Many of you reading this may not realize that there is a Subway franchise in south Weare. You may even drive by it daily. Current sign ordinance restrictions under Article 34 of the town of Weare zoning ordinance does not allow them to place a sign near the …

Editorial: Email scandal is all about transparency

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Before H.R. Haldeman’s first day as President Richard Nixon’s chief of staff in January 1969, he was urged by a friend and political scholar to keep a diary. It didn’t take much convincing for Haldeman to realize that his unique access to the president and his aides would …

Off Main: A walloping for the ages

Friday, March 6, 2015

What a winter, huh? There are all sorts of fancy ways I could talk about New Hampshire’s awful weather of the last couple of months, all sorts of elegant turns of phrase I could employ. But it’s been …

My Turn: In this battle, let’s all root for the Marshall Islands

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Many thanks for Sol Solomon’s thoughtful and timely piece about outlawing war (Monitor Forum, Feb. 28). We need some progress in that direction, hopefully before the “doomsday clock” runs out. The Russell-Einstein Manifesto (60 years this July) urged world leaders to adopt “new thinking” in the nuclear age …

My Turn: We can’t stop time from stealing our youth, but why do we let it take our compassion?

Thursday, March 5, 2015

ears ago, my sister-in-law taught third grade in a bad neighborhood. Many of the kids lived in poverty, some ran loose after school, a few had parents in jail. At one parent-teacher conference, the father of one student …

My Turn: Polarization in Bow? Selectmen set the tone

Thursday, March 5, 2015

I read with grim amusement Harry Judd’s column in the Feb. 27 Monitor Forum. Taken at face value, it’s hard to argue with what he has to say. After all, who can be opposed to civility and a unified community? Judd laments the “polarization” in Bow and says …