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Opinion

Letter: A lesson for all schools

Friday, September 4, 2015

In light of the jury decision in the Labrie case, I commend the courage of the young woman who came forward under adverse circumstances to share her ordeal in order to change the culture of her school and to spare future students from the personal pain and humiliation of sexual assault. I respectfully urge St. Paul’s School, and all New Hampshire schools and colleges, to educate all students about our …

Letter: Unchecked misogyny

Friday, September 4, 2015

I am a woman who has spent much of her life working to end campus sexual violence. I founded my current company to create a safe and trusted space for women to explore their sexual pleasure as a means to become more confident, self-expressed and fulfilled adults. I have been deeply saddened by the events at St. Paul’s and believe that the coverage …

Letter: ‘Senior salute’ isn’t a tradition

Friday, September 4, 2015

Many of us who are satisfied in the extreme with our children’s St. Paul’s School education were dismayed by the Tuesday editorial. There is no senior salute “tradition.” There is no misogynistic “spring ritual.” There are no “tacitly sanctioned games of conquest.” It seems there are several students who broke the school’s rules in the time frame of the last two years. I …

Letter: Questions and observations

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A few observations on the political “chaos” in the United States: If you criticize Planned Parenthood, it is a “war on women.” Does Planned Parenthood have a war on babies? Hillary Clinton lies on a daily basis about Emailgate. How come Democrats do not call for her resignation? …

Letter: Ayotte impeded public safety

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

As a citizen, and as a mother, I am heartbroken every time there is a shooting. Two years ago, in response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., there was actual momentum to finally get something done on the issue of guns and …

Letter: A wonderful secret

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

David Tardif’s Aug. 23 letter to the Monitor made me recall something else about Grace Muzzey. She and my mother worked together long ago, and I knew from her that Grace got the first Social Security card. What David made me remember was that Grace was on national …

Letter: An incomplete picture

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

On Aug. 23, the Sunday Monitor Your Life section ran a piece called “Into School,” that featured 12 soon-to-be kindergartners. They were asked a number of questions about their anticipated first day: What were they scared or nervous about? What did they expect to learn? What did they …

Letter: The paparazzi approach

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I have been following the Planned Parenthood stories and wish to say that any politically influenced study of this group will be tainted. It should be a court case, to be examined with transparency, not an investigation by Congress. Oh, yes, there will still be problems, witness the …

Letter: St. Paul’s must look within

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

As a citizen of Concord and former educator I have always had the highest regard for St. Paul’s School; however, it is time for the school to take a long hard look in the mirror. ROBERT SILVA Concord …

Editorial: Failure marks path of a scandal

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The rape trial of St. Paul’s School student Owen Labrie is a story of failure. A young man in possession of an elite prep school education and an acceptance letter from Harvard fails to conquer his misogynistic sexual impulses. A young girl mature and independent enough to live …

Letter: CCSNH letter misleading

Monday, August 31, 2015

In response to my letter to the editor (Monitor letters, July 26), Community College System of New Hampshire board member Katharine Bogle Shields tries to defend the actions of the CCSNH leadership, but instead spreads misleading information – and provides yet another reason why an outside investigation of …

Letter: Keep pressure on food co-op

Monday, August 31, 2015

Thank you to Megan Doyle and the Monitor for two excellent articles (Monitor front page, July 29 and Aug. 20) covering the ongoing investigation of general manager Paula Harris at the Concord Food Co-op. So far, these articles are the only detailed information made public to the membership. …

Letter: Remembering Winant

Monday, August 31, 2015

As Social Security marks 80 years this August, I want to remember the incredible work by former New Hampshire Gov. John Winant on Social Security. Winant was the first head of Social Security Administration Board. Like many New Hampshire residents, Winant deeply believed in the value of Social …