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Opinion

Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz give his closing argument in the Steven Avery trial on March 14, 2007.

The Anatomy of ‘Making a Murderer’: Media changes the game in high-profile cases

Sunday, February 14, 2016

(The following is the second part in an occasional series about legal issues raised by the documentary “Making a Murderer.” Part one was published on Jan. 31.) ‘Murder is hot.” That was the observation of an NBC Dateline reporter as she tried to explain the media circus surrounding Steven Avery’s murder trial in the documentary Making a Murderer. The 10-part …

Monitor Board of Contributors: Beyonce’s black power

Sunday, February 14, 2016

It was loud, beautifully choreographed, insistent, flawlessly executed and a testament of faith, monochromatic, spelled out in Helvetica Bold – a font so clear, unequivocal and easy to read – an affirmation that no matter how many violent and oppressive acts are inflicted upon them, black people in America stand strong, un-submissive, not …

Katy Burns: Fun with old dead white guys

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Going a few rounds with a bunch of live wanna-be presidents sure didn’t turn out to be much fun. What a cranky bunch! So it is with pleasure that I recommend to my fellow Granite Staters that they now spend a little quality time – especially this weekend as we celebrate Presidents Day – with a whole lot of dead ones who are …

Letter: No plan in Chichester

Friday, February 12, 2016

I think it’s deplorable that a board of selectmen chose not to support its planning board with a warrant article recommendation to seek funds from the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission for help with the Chichester master plan. Obviously the planning board has not had enough active …

Letter: A great place

Friday, February 12, 2016

I am writing to sing the praises of Concord Hospital’s Family Place. My wife and I just had our first baby there, and we could not imagine receiving a higher level of care, compassion and support. The staff was knowledgeable and skilled, but what really struck us was …

Letter: Vote for Shaikh

Friday, February 12, 2016

My name is Lee Shaikh, and I am running for selectman of Canterbury. I have been a proud resident of our wonderful town for over 10 years. I love Canterbury, and like you, I believe this is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. As a …

My Turn: Portrait of a voting bloc

Friday, February 12, 2016

There is an element in our American society that hates education, despises expertise and trusts no one. They think a conspiracy exists behind every corner. To them, government at any level is rife with stupidity and waste. They know that they know better. They like simple solutions to …

My Turn: Northern Pass interventions tell a compelling story

Friday, February 12, 2016

By the close of business on Feb. 5, more than 140 petitions to intervene in the Northern Pass docket had been emailed to the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee. All but a dozen came from those who oppose the project as currently configured (132 miles overhead), including New …

Editorial: Party leaders to blame for Trump, Cruz

Friday, February 12, 2016

New Hampshire’s Republican voters typically send a strong message on primary day, and this year was no different. Donald Trump received 35 percent of the vote, nearly 20 points ahead of the second-place finisher, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, while Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio were bunched …

Monitor Board of Contributors: There’s no better time to hit the woods to search for antlers

Friday, February 12, 2016

It’s shed-hunting season, and that means beautiful and fascinating treasures are awaiting those willing to venture into the snowy woods. The magnificent moose and white-tailed deer that grace New Hampshire’s forests are now shedding their antlers, as they …

My Turn: The future map of Concord’s roads

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

As an interested observer with 40-plus years of highway and traffic engineering experience, I would like to share some thoughts on what has been happening to traffic in Concord over its recent history. The Main Street project is Exhibit A. Simply put, if you don’t live, work or …

Letter: Time to change Loudon Road

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I think we need a change for Loudon Road, and I support the three-lane plan that has been proposed. I have lived on the Heights for more than 30 years with my family, and have seen Loudon Road become increasingly busy and dangerous each year. Having walked along …

Letter: Invest in safety and livability

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The project scheduled for Loudon Road will cost the city of Concord $160,000 in exchange for safe bicycle lanes, accessible ramps at pedestrian crossings, an updated traffic control system, bus stop pullouts and more. If the city doesn’t continue with the project, the cost of just repaving this …