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Editorial: Long-term fix needed for highway fund

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Federal Highway Trust Fund, which pays for about $150 million worth of road repairs and transportation projects in New Hampshire each year, is slated to run out of money on Aug. 1. The fund, which is filled with a per-gallon tax on gasoline and diesel fuel that hasn’t increased since 1993, can’t keep up with the need to maintain America’s aged infrastructure. Today’s vehicles use less fuel and people … 0

Katy Burns: America’s ugly side is showing on the border

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Let’s make one thing clear: We Americans pride ourselves on our love of children. After all, our GIs in World War II famously carried chocolate bars for the ragged and hungry urchins haunting the ruined streets of Europe after that cataclysmic strife. It is a treasured image – that of a generous nation and people who above all treasure and protect society’s youngest … 0

My Turn: We refuse to cast our fate to the wind

Sunday, July 13, 2014

When an industrial wind company representative comments about only seeing the same familiar faces at meetings of concerned citizens; when a corporate lawyer for an industrial wind company mentions personal lawsuits possibly being filed against individual town officials for supporting opinions of their constituents, is it time to up the ante? When five towns vote “no” to Big Wind projects in their region, … 0

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My Turn: Northern Pass continues down a dead-end road

Letter: Feltes compassionate, civil

Saturday, July 12, 2014

I am writing to urge readers living in Concord, and the towns of Henniker, Hopkinton and Warner to support Dan Feltes for state Senate. I have known Dan for many years, and he is the ideal person to represent our communities. He has proven himself an effective advocate … 0

My Turn: Northern Pass continues down a dead-end road

Saturday, July 12, 2014

In January, we published a piece pointing out Northern Pass’s refusal to take seriously the objections of affected residents. We wrote that “this refusal dooms Northern Pass to travel a long, uncertain and potentially dead-end road. It dooms New Hampshire to protracted conflict over this issue, perhaps resulting … 2

My Turn: Vanity license plates are a judgment call

Saturday, July 12, 2014

As a lifelong New Hampshire resident and a person who has had his share of vanity tags over the years, I must chime in on this vanity plate situation. The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, in its challenge for David Montenegro at the state Supreme Court, has again … 1

Mike Marland, July 12, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Birch and Finch talk Havenstein and birthers. … 0

My Turn: Wall Street’s dangerous game

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Is the U.S. stock market a rigged game? I am often asked this question. This concern re-surfaced in earnest this past spring with the release of Michael Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, a well-written examination of how Wall Street … 0

Letter: A weighty problem

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Sewalls Falls Bridge has a weight limit of 3 tons, or 6,000 pounds. My GMC truck weighs 5,800 pounds and my wife’s Chevy Equinox weighs 5,000 pounds. Every time we stop and then cross over the bridge, the three or four vehicles behind us most always cross … 0

Letter: Feltes is right for District 15

Friday, July 11, 2014

I am happy to share my support for Dan Feltes, a candidate to represent Concord, Hopkinton, Henniker and Warner in the state Senate. District 15 had an excellent leader with Sylvia Larsen but since she has chosen not to run, we need a strong, progressive person to represent … 2

Letter: Running again in District 10

Friday, July 11, 2014

As the two incumbent representatives from Merrimack County, District 10 (Hopkinton and Concord Ward 5), we are proud to announce our candidacies for re-election. When we were elected in 2012, we were concerned with the regressive policies of Speaker Bill O’Brien and his Republican House caucus. We were … 1

My Turn: Catching fireflies engenders reverence - not disregard - for our environment

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Last month, this paper printed a list of 100 things to do during the summer (Your Life, Sunday Monitor, June 8). It was a diverse and inspiring list. It encouraged readers to stretch beyond a typical summer routine … 2

My Turn: One parent’s guide to canceling the guilt trip

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ahh, summer vacation. Long days spent making memories to last a lifetime . . . or growing bored out of your mind. I have these delusions of creating the perfect summer for my kids. A summer spent with … 0