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Letter: What it means to vote for the Republican Party

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Being an election year, let’s summarize what you believe in by voting Republican. You believe women shouldn’t have equal pay, nor the right to choose, even in cases of rape and incest, and contraception coverage should be left to the employer’s discretion. You believe global warming is all liberal hogwash, despite the scientific data. You believe in unlimited defense spending, even though we spend more than all of the other … 7

Letter: Thanks to Red River Theatres

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I attended my first closed-captioned movie at Red River Theatres on Tuesday. This was so priceless for me. I was so happy to hear that the theater would be showing close-captioned films, which I had been awaiting for a long time. To attend the film on April 15, Tax Day and the anniversary of the brutal Boston Marathon attack, made it even more … 0

State House Memo: Want to compete with Massachusetts? Casinos aren’t the way to do it

Thursday, April 17, 2014

One argument casino-pushers keep repeating is that New Hampshire must remain competitive with Massachusetts. I have two questions about this argument: One, compete on what basis? And, two, why compete at all? I’m not slamming the Bay State or our own. I like our southern neighbor; I was born there and visit several … 1

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Letter: What it means to vote for the Republican Party

Letter: Desperate Republicans

Monday, April 14, 2014

Republican Scott Brown took up residency this past December and four months later announces he is running for Jeanne Shaheen’s U.S. Senate seat. It’s one thing to have lived in New Hampshire for a number of years and then run for office, but to do so after only … 0

Letter: Carpetbagger Senate candidate

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is located in Kittery Maine. Anyone claiming to be born there was not born in New Hampshire. Let’s vote New Hampshire. WITMER JONES Concord … 4

Letter: Principal over politics

Monday, April 14, 2014

I urge everyone reading this to call their state senator and urge them to support repeal of the death penalty in New Hampshire. Fifty years ago President Lyndon Johnson pushed for and achieved passage of the Civil Rights Act against the advice of those in his own party … 0

Letter: New Hampshire can do better

Monday, April 14, 2014

To kill someone to show that killing is wrong makes no sense to me. Two wrongs don’t make a right. The death penalty is wrong. It perpetuates the cycle of violence. According to Amnesty International, the majority of public executions now take place in just seven nations: Iran, … 1

Letter: Stay informed, Bradford

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bradford residents: Do you know that this year’s town meeting cost the town $2,000 more than regular town meetings in the past? There was no money in the budget to cover the cost. Our town budget has a $20,000 shortfall. Where is the money coming from to take … 0

Letter: For bears, misery and frustration

Monday, April 14, 2014

I am writing concerning the photo “A Piper and a Cub,” which appeared in the March 13 Monitor. Dancing bears are forced to live their lives in frustration and misery. To train them to dance, cruel and inhumane methods are used to break their naturally dominant personality. It … 1

Letter: Show some respect

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the individual who carelessly disposed of his or her cigarette on the beautiful hiking trails surrounding the Audubon Center: I support your right to engage in bad habits, but please be a little more considerate of others when you are done with your cigarette. The butt was … 0

Letter: She’s lucky to have the Affordable Care Act

Monday, April 14, 2014

A friend’s young daughter has been diagnosed with a rare disease that will require extensive medical treatment throughout her life. This very brave toddler has made it through extensive tests and frequent difficult medical treatments that would have overwhelmed many an adult. She is supported by a loving … 0

Letter: From bad to worse

Monday, April 14, 2014

The insanity of the Republicans has been reaching fever pitches. Logic and reason are replaced with slime tactics. Let’s take Benghazi, for example, the witch hunt where millions have been spent investigating and searching purely for the sake of casting an ominous suspicion over the Obama administration. Yes, … 0

Editorial: In Brown, Bush, a glimmer of GOP moderation

Monday, April 14, 2014

Is the Republican Party inching away from its right wing and returning to its centrist roots? Let us hope so. In coming months New Hampshire will again be a bellwether on this question. One indication of this was the sea of adoring faces shining up toward Scott Brown … 5