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Letter: Honor veterans

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dear town moderators: Town meeting day presents a golden opportunity to recognize the service men and women in our towns. Please consider honoring those who have served or are now serving our country in the armed forces by asking them to stand and be recognized for their sacrifices in defense of our nation’s freedom. Ask those present to come forward or remain standing to lead their town meeting in the …

Letter: A wise investment

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dear Gilmanton voters: Please support the Gilmanton Year-Round Library this year at election time. The request is less than last year by more than $6,000 so there will be no new tax impact. The board was able to raise the $18,000 additional funds for this year and $25,000 to go toward 2015, keeping the request to $45,000. The board is very fiscally responsible …

Letter: Dion for selectman

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Of the several candidates running for Bristol selectman, Les Dion is head and shoulders above the others. While all are to be commended for putting their name on the ballot, the most highly qualified is Dion. She has experience with municipal finances and a solid reputation for working with people, as well as a record of honesty and trustworthiness. When combined with her …

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Letter: Do your homework

Monday, March 2, 2015

In Weare, as in many towns, the moderator chooses finance committee members. Also, as in many towns, Weare has trouble finding people to volunteer to serve on its many committees. This can result in committees being populated by inexperienced or biased individuals who may not have the best …

National view: What Orwell said about ‘Mein Kampf’

Sunday, March 1, 2015

As the Washington Post’s Anthony Faiola reported this week, Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf is expected to be reissued in Germany for the first time since the end of World War II. Although widely available elsewhere in the world, …

Letter: The faces of terrorism

Sunday, March 1, 2015

TV and radio in America are going crazy about Islamic terrorism and yet, in this country, only one terrorist attack by a Muslim has resulted in someone else dying since 9/11. That was the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. In 2014, there was a similar mass …

Letter: What about the Clintons?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Your editorial on Feb. 6 detailed the influence of the Koch Brothers in political campaign financing. Can we expect a similar expose on the Clinton Foundation’s financing activities? The Clinton situation was detailed in recent issues of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. When and …

Letter: Ayotte’s political games

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Regardless of the issue, there always seems to be a dearth of common sense in Washington nowadays, but recently Kelly Ayotte has been bringing that truth too close to home. In order to make the far right of her party happy, and possibly boost her chances as a …

Letter: Questions in Henniker

Sunday, March 1, 2015

How did Henniker become under-insured by $1.2 million? That is the biggest question I would like to have answered at this year’s town meeting on March 14. Under the present circumstances, we must approve the warrant article and pay the bill. However, I believe taxpayers are entitled to …

Letter: Tax fighters in Bow

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Are you sick and tired of digging yourself out? I’m not referring to the snow; I’m referring to Bow’s high taxes. Last year, the overwhelming message from Bow voters was that we don’t want to be buried in higher taxes. Unfortunately, some of our elected officials are tone …

Letter: Listen to wildlife watchers

Sunday, March 1, 2015

At the Fish and Game Commission’s Feb. 11 meeting, we learned it is considering opening a season on bobcats that will include hunting, hounding and trapping of this elusive, reclusive and not bothersome creature. Some of us in the room were surprised to learn hounding is under consideration, …

Letter: Whispers on the wind

Sunday, March 1, 2015

If plans to build a wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts have failed (some of the windiest waters of our country), why would turbine developers hunt for New Hampshire land? The answer is simple: They’re looking for locations that already have high-voltage power lines, access to a …

Letter: A critic for hire

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Will Coggin’s attempt to stand up for civil liberties while attacking national animal charities is flimsy and dishonest (Monitor Forum, Feb. 25). More a Washington operative-for-hire than a researcher of anything, Coggin gets his paychecks from an outfit that maligns Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the CDC and other …