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Letter: A weighty problem

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Sewalls Falls Bridge has a weight limit of 3 tons, or 6,000 pounds. My GMC truck weighs 5,800 pounds and my wife’s Chevy Equinox weighs 5,000 pounds. Every time we stop and then cross over the bridge, the three or four vehicles behind us most always cross with us. This means that 18,000 to 20,000 pounds are on that bridge at the same time. The day the bridge falls, … 0

Letter: Feltes is right for District 15

Friday, July 11, 2014

I am happy to share my support for Dan Feltes, a candidate to represent Concord, Hopkinton, Henniker and Warner in the state Senate. District 15 had an excellent leader with Sylvia Larsen but since she has chosen not to run, we need a strong, progressive person to represent us. Dan Feltes is just the person. As our economy continues to recover, our legislators … 0

Letter: Running again in District 10

Friday, July 11, 2014

As the two incumbent representatives from Merrimack County, District 10 (Hopkinton and Concord Ward 5), we are proud to announce our candidacies for re-election. When we were elected in 2012, we were concerned with the regressive policies of Speaker Bill O’Brien and his Republican House caucus. We were determined to return civility, respect for diverse opinions and integrity to the House chamber. We … 0

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My Turn: Catching fireflies engenders reverence - not disregard - for our environment

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Last month, this paper printed a list of 100 things to do during the summer (Your Life, Sunday Monitor, June 8). It was a diverse and inspiring list. It encouraged readers to stretch beyond a typical summer routine … 1

My Turn: One parent’s guide to canceling the guilt trip

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ahh, summer vacation. Long days spent making memories to last a lifetime . . . or growing bored out of your mind. I have these delusions of creating the perfect summer for my kids. A summer spent with … 0

Editorial: A worthy conservative movement

Thursday, July 10, 2014

‘The New Politics of Character” “The Conservative Governing Disposition” “The Theological Politics of Irving Kristol” “Regulatory Review for the States” Those are some of the headlines on the website for National Affairs, “a quarterly journal of essays about domestic policy, political economy, society, culture and political thought.” The … 0

My Turn: Foreign tourism got boost from Clinton

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer is finally here – the busiest travel season of the year, when tourists from all over the world flock to the United States, and particularly here in New Hampshire, to enjoy all that our great nation has … 0

Letter: Affordable early-childhood education a priority for Feltes

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Research shows that quality early childhood education is the keystone to success for children in both primary and secondary school. This is true for children across socio-economic classes. Our family is lucky in that we have the ability to send our children to a high-quality preschool while we … 2

Letter: North is paying for south

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In northern New Hampshire, a region plagued with gas prices 15 to 20 cents per gallon consistently higher than southern New Hampshire, adding another deliberate tax is unthinkable. But in the infinite wisdom of state politicians, a deliberate tax increase was imposed. Have you felt the “pain at … 3

Letter: Expand Social Security

Thursday, July 10, 2014

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law in 1935. The country was suffering through the Great Depression, and millions of people were out of work. The program was originally intended, and still acts today, as a social insurance program. Big Money interests have pushed … 0

Letter: Why sell assault rifles?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I frequently shop at Walmart in Gilford. The store has been remodeled and offers many new products. Families, children, young people and older people like me visit the store. Walmart is the biggest and wealthiest retail chain in the country. The stores carry guns, ammunition, fishing equipment, bikes … 2

Letter: Rebelling against corruption

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The fundamental problem in government today is that most of those who have been elected to represent us don’t. They represent the interests of those who can get them money for re-election and promise them jobs with giant salaries when they leave the House or Senate. That is, … 3

Letter: What Democrats believe

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In response to Tom Kamberis’s letter “What Republicans believe” (Monitor, July 6): Democrats believe they should decide the nation’s gun laws even most gun laws passed by Democrats have failed, and they believe that pushing an agenda like “war on women” is reality. Democrats believe that business is … 4