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Letter: Hosmer can help you

Friday, October 31, 2014

‘How Can I Help?” If you ask me, these words are not spoken nearly often enough. I live in a small town, and in my professional life I work with people living with and recovering from mental illnesses. In politics, it is often the small towns that get overlooked, and for the people with mental illness, they have experienced years of being marginalized and overlooked by many. Sometimes, I get …

Letter: Fennessy is passionate about city’s public schools

Friday, October 31, 2014

I am writing to share with our community why I first supported my husband, Nathan Fennessy, in running to represent Wards 5, 6, 7 on the school board and why I hope you will support him now. Even before Nathan and I had our first of three children, we agreed wholeheartedly on the importance of public education. Nathan came from a family of …

Letter: Where’s Rago?

Friday, October 31, 2014

If you are a candidate for office, you have a basic obligation to the people of your district. If you expect us to vote for you, we have a right to learn about your ideas, and you have a duty to hear your constituents’ concerns. Kathy Rago apparently believes she owes nothing to the voters of Laconia and Gilford. She hasn’t appeared at …

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Letter: County needs strong delegation

Friday, October 31, 2014

I am the wife of a Belknap County Nursing Home resident and a resident of Gilford. I am very concerned for my husband and his fellow residents and their excellent caregivers. The nursing home employees have just been informed that they will have to cover the cost of …

Letter: County needs Pollak

Friday, October 31, 2014

For those of you paying attention to the work of the Belknap County commissioners, you know Commissioner Steve Nedeau operates in a nonpartisan, thoughtful and reasonable manner. As a citizen of Gilmanton, I am represented by Dick Burchell in Concord and on the county convention. I find him …

Letter: The divestiture problem

Friday, October 31, 2014

House Bill 1602 states the following: “I. Before January 1, 2015, the commission shall commence and expedite a proceeding to determine whether all or some of PSNH’s generation assets should be divested.” The question of divestiture isn’t simple. What are the ages and condition of the production facilities? …

Letter: Drivel season

Friday, October 31, 2014

I am sure that I am not the only person in New Hampshire sick to death of political ads on television. There is so much that I hardly watch Channel 9 any more. We have been bombarded with the same drivel from both parties since the end of …

Monitor Board of Contributors: The Ballad of the Koch Boys

Friday, October 31, 2014

Now David Koch and Charlie Koch Decided they would go for broke To see just how much mischief they could do. “Let’s settle Democratic hash By dumping suitcases of cash That way we’ll make some red states out …

My Turn: A senator should care deeply about the state

Friday, October 31, 2014

As the clock winds down toward Election Day, the TV ads and phone calls will have reached a fevered pitch. Yet many Granite Staters couldn’t care less about the mass advertising being directed their way. What they have …

Editorial: Higgins, Kimball and Richards for school board

Friday, October 31, 2014

This month, the Monitor sat down with all eight candidates for school board in Concord. There is not a person among them who would not represent the district well. Each candidate cares deeply about the future of education in the city, and each brings strong, albeit different, career …

Letter: Legislative balance

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Voters thinking about sitting out the upcoming midterm election, consider this: A return to the disastrous days of the Bill O’Brien-led New Hampshire House is well within the realm of possibility. Budget moves that can only be characterized as ruthless – severe cuts to education and mental health …

Letter: Caring for the state

Thursday, October 30, 2014

My name is Deborah Wheeler, and I served two terms in the New Hampshire House. I am now seeking another term in Merrimack County District 3, which includes Northfield and Ward 3 of Franklin. The reason I decided to run for the office stems from the lowest point …

Letter: District 17 needs Fraher

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Voters in Senate District 17: Voting day is almost upon us. We’ve had time to evaluate the “tax fighter” and decide if he is representing most of us. Now it’s time to get ourselves a cheerful, smart, polite, open-minded and caring state senator who can help our state …