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Letter: Feeding bellies and minds

Friday, September 19, 2014

We would like to express our appreciation to the Greater Laconia community for helping to make our first year of “Got Literacy” a success. Summer of 2013, we three retired teachers volunteered for the first time in the outstanding “Got Lunch, Laconia” program delivering lunches to deserving families. We observed the widespread impact this program provided our Laconia children and began a conversation about adding a literacy component to the … 0

Letter: Just say no to Shaheen, Kuster and Shea-Porter

Friday, September 19, 2014

New Hampshire is well-known for its retail politics where the candidates are required to get out and listen to the people. All across the state, Republicans are holding one town meeting after another listening to the people and letting them know where they stand on the issues. While it is clear that Republican candidates truly care about what the people think, it is … 20

Letter: A difficult day made easier

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sept. 9 was one of the saddest days for me and my husband, as we had to put down our loving family dog, Zoe, due to kidney failure. It was very hard saying goodbye to Zoe after 12 years of being known and recognized by many in Boscawen as the woman and her little beagle/Jack Russell dog that walked every morning, rain or … 1

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Letter: Ardinger is a class act

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I would like to say thank you to Kass Ardinger. Thank you for wanting to continue in public service representing us in the state Senate. Thank you for running a very clean race against Dan Feltes. Even though I voted for Feltes, the district would have been well-represented … 1

Letter: A place of their own

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

When I walk along Main Street and on the Heights, I notice that there are no places where teenagers can hang out besides the skate park. I know there’s the Concord Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA, but why isn’t there a place just for teenagers to … 0

Letter: Insulting Foley’s memory

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

As a veteran who believes that militarism and war are not the answer to the recent events in the Middle East, I want to point out that President Obama, in part, is using the death of James Foley to justify further violence there. In 2012, I went to … 0

Letter: Thank you for the support

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The New Hampshire primary election has been held, votes have been cast and the results tabulated. I want to congratulate my opponent in the Democratic primary race for state Senate, Dan Feltes, on his victory. He will be a formidable Democratic nominee in the general election Nov. 4. … 0

Letter: A disservice to readers

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I thank my supporters who came out to vote in the primary election, even though the final results of the county commissioner race were disappointing to me. I also thank my constituents in Concord’s South End, who elected me to three terms in the House of Representatives. It’s … 3

Letter: Shaheen, not Brown, has worked toward gender equity

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What are commonly called “women’s issues” are really everyone’s issues. Fairness is not a zero sum game. The Paycheck Fairness Act, supported by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and twice voted down by Scott Brown while he has senator from Massachusetts, is meant to insure that you, your wife, your … 2

Letter: Shaheen’s blind loyalty

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Throughout Barack Obama’s presidency, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has been one of his most ardent supporters. She helped push Obamacare through with deceptive promises, she co-sponsored the DREAM Act, creating a magnet for illegal immigration, and co-signed a letter to the IRS prodding extra scrutiny of political opponents. When … 2

Letter: What about the Democrats?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The November election is not just one-sided, Concord Monitor. What’s up? Equal coverage for the Democrats – Jeanne Shaheen, Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter – would be welcomed on the front page, too. ANNIE BAILEY Northwood … 1

Editorial: Big History Project holds big potential

Monday, September 15, 2014

In the battle over education standards and accountability, it’s easy to forget that what really matters in the classroom is student interest. The best teachers know that innovation is the key that opens the learner’s mind, and so they consistently attack subjects from new angles and with fresh … 4

Letter: Let’s elect Scott Brown

Monday, September 15, 2014

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Every decision, financial, political and/or social results in intended and unintended consequences. For the past six years, the American people supported the president expecting that we could “transform” the country in positive ways. This did not happen. Enabled … 45