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Letter: Don’t let polluters win

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Flash floods warnings across the state this week are coming on the heels of the fifth wettest July in history for the Granite State. But as crazy as the weather seems right now, extremes today could be the new normal for future generations tomorrow unless we rein in pollution. We know what we have to do: limit carbon from the largest sources – our power plants – and shift to … 7

Letter: Path of homelessness

Thursday, August 21, 2014

On a recent Monday night, I got a call from my boyfriend about 10 p.m. He usually volunteers for St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry on Monday and Tuesday nights, and a call from him is most times to say he’ll be home late. But not this Monday night and not this call. He was with a young woman who came to St. … 0

Letter: MS Walk was a big hit

Thursday, August 21, 2014

On behalf of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, I would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous support of the Laconia MS Walk 2014: Annie’s Cafe & Catering, Laconia; Aroma Joe’s, Laconia; Coca Cola Bottling, Belmont; Country Kitchen, Belmont; Hannaford Supermarket, Gilford; Laconia Ice Company, Laconia; Michaud Distributor’s, Laconia; Sal’s Pizza, Belmont; The 99, Tilton; and … 0

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Letter: What climate change looks like

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Your recent article on Lake Sunapee (Monitor front page, Aug. 11) notes how “in the late 19th century . . . wealthy families would arrive by train and be ferried to one of a handful of remote waterfront resorts.” This reliance on navigable water, in the absence of … 21

Letter: The scoop on beans

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hillary Nelson’s article about bean hole beans (Monitor Food, Aug. 13) is interesting and informative. However, Hillary’s research went off track in writing about the process of putting the kettle of parboiled beans into the hole. She described the hole, the rocks and the coals, but then goes … 0

Letter: No need for a nation

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Monitor editorial on Aug. 14 argues the United States and its allies must intervene to prevent Iraq from becoming another militant Islamic state and training ground for jihadists to attack other countries, including our own, as Afghanistan was before 9/11. That analysis appears to overlook the fact … 2

Letter: Wrong view of Northern Pass

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Too bad there is so much misinformation out there about Northern Pass. PSNH employees are being demonized although they are our neighbors and our children go to the same schools. Hydro-Quebec is demonized although it is always here to help New Hampshire when we have bad storms and … 5

Letter: Take the money and leave

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

As so many do, I miss Market Basket. But though I miss it, I will honor the boycott. It is important to remember what precipitated the current situation – the removal of Arthur T. Demoulas as CEO. Market Basket has a motto – “More For Your Dollar.” When … 0

Letter: What about the veterans?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How would you decide? As proven by hundreds of Market Basket employees who decided to defend a living millionaire causes me to understand why I am thankful not to be a part of this generation. I suppose it’s too much to expect any of these individuals to visit … 2

Letter: Feeding the hungry in Epsom

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

This morning, I dropped off a few herbs and veggies from my gardens for the Epsom Food Pantry. Volunteer Kenny Brown showed me around our new community pantry. I was so impressed. It is organized, clean, well-stocked (including lots of fresh fruits/meats/veggies and personal items). I hope all … 0

Letter: Feltes strong on education

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I’m supporting Dan Feltes for state Senate because his education platform stands out. My husband and I are both educators, and our two children attend the local elementary schools. Here in Hopkinton, we’ll have full-day kindergarten for all children starting this month. Dan wants to bring that great … 1

Letter: Building understanding

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A few days ago, some teens made me cry just by singing their camp song about love. These Kids4Peace campers – Jewish, Muslim and Christian – sang in their native Hebrew, Arabic and English, their untrained voices blended in harmony. Both music and metaphor profoundly moved those of … 1

Editorial: America’s frightening fish story

Monday, August 18, 2014

America has a big seafood problem on its hands. In New Hampshire, there’s a solution well within reach. In its 2012 “Fisheries of the United States” statistical snapshot, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association reported that U.S. commercial fisheries landed 9.6 billion pounds of seafood. That same year, … 0