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Opinion

Letter: Mann serves constituents

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I am writing to encourage residents of Nottingham, Northwood, Deerfield and Candia to vote for Maureen Mann on May 19. Her record of public service, particularly in having a traffic light installed on Route 4 and North Road, has been valuable to the district. As a resident of the county for 36 years now, I remember how that intersection was always so problematic for myself and other drivers in the …

Letter: A heartfelt thanks

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Regarding John Gfroerer’s column (Monitor Forum, April 16), I can say only one thing: Thank you. When the Jewish people know we have friends such as you, we feel safe and reassured. Rabbi ROBIN NAFSHI Concord …

Letter: Never again

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

John Gfroerer’s piece on the Holocaust was both sensitive and thought provoking (Monitor Forum, April 16). Reading the article, I was brought back to 1969. Paul and I were in Germany. With Paul’s army assignment to Zwiebruken, we chose to live in town hoping to learn more about Germany and the people who lived there. Heinz and Hildergarde, our downstairs neighbors, befriended us. …

Letter: A better world for all

Monday, April 20, 2015

I couldn’t agree more with Rabbi Robin Nafshi and Dr. Susan Zlotnick-Hale (Monitor Forum, April 11) that we must “remember the Holocaust so it never happens again.” My great hope is that through Holocaust Remembrance Day the world will truly learn from history, honor the victims and respond …

Letter: Ditch ‘The Pledge’

Sunday, April 19, 2015

‘Gotta balance the budget, gotta cut vital programs, gotta cut education spending, gotta maintain just basic government functions, gotta pass on the brunt of the costs to the homeowner, gotta do all this without no darn sales taxes!” Isn’t this getting old? Hasn’t New Hampshire as a society …

Letter: Faith and longevity

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Thank you for your excellent editorial on April 8, “Want to live longer? Just be at peace.” Centenarian Gertrude Weaver and your editorial both got it right: Trust in the Lord, obey Him, love everyone and work hard. Your editorial says that all of these ways of thinking …

Letter: A tragedy recognized

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bravo to Pope Francis for addressing the atrocities of the Armenian massacre and decrying the global indifference that has allowed us to forget the first genocide of the 20th century: “It is the duty of everyone to not forget the senseless slaughter of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians …

Letter: Everybody should read Azzi

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Thanks to the Monitor for printing Robert Azzi’s commentary (Sunday Monitor Forum, April 12). It should be required reading for everyone, and especially for politicians and the makers of foreign policy. How many people know the history of the U.S. involvement/interference with Iran, going back a century? The …

Letter: Devastating cuts

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Last week, Lakes Region Community Services celebrated 40 years of service to our community. It was a time to think about how the organization began and remember those who together affected change and created a community-based system that supports independence, dignity and opportunity in the lives of people …

Letter: Common Core myths

Sunday, April 19, 2015

New Hampshire’s proud electoral traditions give us an early view of the presidential campaigns and their messages. So far, it’s been a disappointing slog of misinformation and myths about the Common Core State Standards. Voluntarily adopted by more than 40 states beginning in 2010, the Common Core is …

Letter: Bear-baiting facts

Sunday, April 19, 2015

It is important to pause and become informed as hunters and non-hunters. Baiting is an important and useful management tool, as New Hampshire Fish and Game has stated. The effectiveness of baiting allows a responsible hunter to make an educated and informed ethical harvest. Protecting lactating sows from …

Letter: Rally for clean energy

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The public is invited to call on policy makers to “Lead Us to Clean Energy” at an Earth Day rally in front of the State House at noon on Wednesday. The rally will ask for policies that promote energy efficiency and the development of solar and off-shore wind …

Fran Wendelboe: Budget hysteria obscures the facts

Saturday, April 18, 2015

April 15 is the day Americans reflect on how much they pay in federal taxes and how that money is spent. On a state level, the pages of our state’s newspapers have had much commentary lamenting draconian cuts to the state budget and how it impacts lives. The …