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Letter: Ardinger will change narrative

Friday, July 25, 2014

Kass Ardinger is my candidate in the Democratic primary for state senator. I ask that you consider her as your candidate – Dan Feltes supporters as well! Her views and positions are clearly stated at KassArdingerforNHSenate.com. Why? The current narrative surrounding politics is one of disenchantment, one of the inability to get things done, one where working across party lines for the good of all has been abandoned and one … 0

Letter: A chance to walk the talk

Friday, July 25, 2014

Regarding “A garden for those lost” (Monitor article, July 6): Because we would never think to talk about such a touchy topic as mental illness around the dinner table, much less admit to ourselves that we might need to make an appointment with a psychiatrist, let it be know that left untreated, mental illnesses often end in suicide. Just as cancer was once … 0

Letter: The downside of technology

Friday, July 25, 2014

Change! It is evident that the world is changing. In some cases it is good, but sometimes it is not. Where will the youth of today be five or 10 years from now? Their education is based around computers. If you were to take a computer or iPhone away from them, where would they be? How many times have I checked out at … 0

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Letter: Reckless or human?

Friday, July 25, 2014

I read with interest the article on prescription long-acting opiate pain medications (Monitor front page, July 16), and that “in certain respects” we are among the highest prescribers in the nation. In the article, it was noted that Gov. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte are quite … 0

Letter: Feltes is a true public servant

Friday, July 25, 2014

We are writing to enthusiastically support Dan Feltes to be our next state senator in District 15, representing Henniker, Warner, Hopkinton and Concord. Dan has a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University and law degree from the University of Iowa. He has committed himself to public … 0

Letter: Shaheen cares about veterans

Friday, July 25, 2014

My late husband, James Goodwin, a veteran of the Korean conflict, and I have always looked to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to provide the support and leadership needed for veterans affairs. Throughout her political career, going back to her time as a state senator, then governor and now as … 0

Letter: In defense of traders

Friday, July 25, 2014

I wish to correct a few points made by Mark Connolly in his recent commentary (Monitor Forum, July 12). While he is correct that “gaming” does occur in today’s marketplace and that it should be rooted out, it is incorrect to assert that abusive practices are limited to … 0

My Turn: Atlantic City offers a skewed view of casinos

Friday, July 25, 2014

The debate about casino gambling has hit the silly point when this newspaper suggests following the lead of none other than Donald Trump (Monitor Opinion, July 20). As a matter of fact, it is way beyond silly to tell legislators to thumb their noses at $120 million in … 3

My Turn: Democrats clinging to Hobby Lobby myth

Friday, July 25, 2014

Democrats are facing stiff head winds as they head into this fall’s elections. They can’t win on the issues, so they’re trying to scare and confuse voters. We’re seeing that strategy play out right now in New Hampshire. Democrats are spreading myths that a recent Supreme Court decision … 2

Editorial: State needs to keep an eye on its children

Friday, July 25, 2014

New Hampshire is slipping, and its most vulnerable residents are the ones at risk. No, we’re not talking about the mentally ill, or the homeless, or populations that the state has sometimes disregarded in the past. Instead, we’re talking about the state’s children. The Kids Count index, produced … 2

History Buff 101: A syllabus for igniting your biographical fervor

Friday, July 25, 2014

It all started with Richard Nixon. Maybe it’s because I was born in 1972, right when things started to go south for our 37th president, or maybe it’s because I’m a journalist and few have done more for … 1

My Turn: Atlantic City offers a skewed view of casinos

Friday, July 25, 2014

The debate about casino gambling has hit the silly point when this newspaper suggests following the lead of none other than Donald Trump (Monitor Opinion, July 20). As a matter of fact, it is way beyond silly to tell legislators to thumb their noses at $120 million in … 1

Letter: Important step for women

Thursday, July 24, 2014

On Tuesday, Gov. Maggie Hassan signed into law SB 207, the Paycheck Fairness Act. I would like to thank the sponsor of the bill, Sen. Sylvia Larsen, for her commitment and effectiveness in helping to raise the level of economic security experienced by women and their families in … 1