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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: Disappointed in Ardinger

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I know Dan Feltes is committed to making the primary campaign for the District 15 Senate seat about the issues that matter to the citizens of this district, rather than about attacks. This is why I am particularly disappointed that Kass Ardinger has chosen to attack Dan on … 0

Letter: Women and freedom

Thursday, July 24, 2014

We have been told that we women need freedom, and that includes killing the unborn through abortion. A big part of being a woman is a strong maternal instinct. We are not men. We by design are meant to carry life. The topic of health care includes our … 0

Letter: Republicans and the big picture

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Attention Granite Staters! Before you vote in November, take a step back and consider some information you can gain from looking at the big picture. As an example, have you noticed that lately the Supreme Court has been giving more rights to corporations and less rights to individuals? … 1

Editorial: Problems of money and perception

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The idea that an elected official can be bought and sold in America amounts to a threat against the very nature of democracy. That is where the anxiety of the electorate resides when it comes to political fundraising. … 9

My Turn: Bury Northern Pass? Only if bury means kill

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dear Bury Northern Pass advocates and friends: Way back when, I said and wrote that if we got sucked into the void of arguing the how and why of this horrendous project, we were done, finished, nada – killed by arguing about the minutia. For me, it’s always … 7

Monitor Board of Contributors: Know your biting bugs (and how to protect from them)!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Once again, the thick of bug season is upon us. It’s hardly a joke when they say the New Hampshire state bird is the mosquito! So I thought it was time for some practical advice on insects and … 3

My Turn: New Hampshire can and must do better for veterans

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

We all agree that the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country deserve to be treated with dignity and appreciation when they return home. Unfortunately, the recent VA scandal and high unemployment rates among young veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are … 16

Editorial: Market Basket gambles, and many may lose

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Family-owned companies are subject to family feuds. Ernest and Julio Gallo of the famed winemaking family became bitter enemies. The billionaire Koch brothers have been at each others throats, legally speaking, for decades. Adolf and Rudolf Dassler founded a shoe company before falling out. After the split, Rudolf … 6

My Turn: A questionable leap in prescription drug debate

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It’s incredibly disappointing to read the conclusions drawn by New Hampshire lawmakers about drug abuse from relatively benign statistics on legitimate opiate and benzodiazepine prescriptions (Monitor front page, July 16). The illogical jumps from legitimate prescriptions, to drug abuse, to using heroin is alarming, to say the least. … 0

My Turn: Trouble is lurking for state’s online retailers

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Without congressional action, a key law that prevents state and local governments from imposing new taxes on internet access services will expire in November. For 16 years, the Internet Tax Freedom Act has prevented politicians nationwide from using the Web as a piggy bank and helped e-commerce thrive … 5