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The delicious and healthy walnut cannot be taken with thyroid medications because it can prevent absorption.

My Turn: What everybody should know about food and prescriptions

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Those of us on prescription medication worry about interactions with other medications we are on. Have you ever wondered about the food you eat and how it can interact with your prescription medication? Turns out there are a lot of medication/food interactions we should be aware of. Dairy foods, such as milk, ice cream and cheese, slow down or prevent …

My Turn: Why PSNH settlement makes sense for state

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Ask any New Hampshire resident or business person what’s the most significant challenge facing the state, and invariably the answer will be high electric rates. The long-term solution is greater supply of conventional energy, cost-effective renewables and energy efficiency. Unfortunately, there is no immediate silver bullet that will produce lower electricity prices, which means high bills for hard-working families and a threat to …

My Turn: Wilmot facility critics paint a false picture

Saturday, May 30, 2015

In response to Kimberly Swick Slover’s “My Turn” regarding a proposed Huckleberry Oil and Propane storage facility in Wilmot (Monitor Forum, May 23), I, as zoning board chairman and the owner of the proposed site, would like to address some misleading representations. First, there have been accusations made that procedures of the ZBA were not followed, but no details have been offered. The …

Editorial: For many Americans, it’s been a lifetime of war

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Here’s a disconcerting fact: If you turn 18 this year, the United States has been at war for 78.9 percent of your life. That’s according to a startling informational graphic assembled by the Washington Post . It breaks down, based on birth year, what percentage of a person’s …

This boy’s life: In his re-released memoir, Judson D. Hale of ‘Yankee’ revisits his formative years in New England

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The following is an excerpt from “The Education of a Yankee: An American Memoir” by Judson D. Hale. The book, which was originally published in 1987, has been updated and re-released. Hale will be at Gibson’s Bookstore in …

My Turn: Contraception bill is a win for women’s health

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In the United States Senate, there is bipartisan agreement that contraceptives are safe, effective and play an important role in allowing women to prevent unwanted pregnancies and manage certain health conditions. Yet, despite the many positive benefits of contraceptives, barriers to access exist that can pose a challenge …

My Turn: For America, lessons of war remain elusive

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Such a poignant photograph in Friday’s Monitor Forum, showing St. Lo, a town in France, reduced to rubble after a battle during World War II. Tears flow down my cheeks for the writer of this piece, whose uncle died in that battle. More tears flow for all of …

National View: Nebraska’s deep-red leap

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

‘We’ve got the state out of the killing business today,” Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers said last week, according to the Omaha World-Herald. His state would not be the first to live without the death penalty; it would be the 19th. It also would not be the first …

Letter: Support higher education

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

As the fight for state support of higher education builds across the nation, it’s especially encouraging to see how young people in New Hampshire are joining together. This month, students from UNH and Keene State College attended a Senate Budget Committee hearing to testify for restoring public support …

Letter: Shortage of selectmen

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Perhaps we made a mistake when we voted not to have five selectmen rather than three in Sanbornton. It seems that every time an issue is raised with the selectmen, they form a committee to investigate and recommend some sort of action, if any. The latest committee to …

Letter: Crush of confidentiality

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Our society has gone overboard on confidentiality. Everyone values privacy and looks for friends with whom one can safely confide. But our society has gone way too far in how much it values this. We are moving from being a free society with a presumption of unhindered speech …

Letter: Homeless and careless

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The sign on Fort Eddy Road reads: “No trespassing. Property of Unitil. Police take notice.” The message has been interpreted this way: “Free camping. Prime waterfront. No worries about sewage, septic or litter.” Like so many homeless camping sites around Concord, this area will be distinguishable by hideous …

Letter: God and Gallo

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Democrats got it wrong when taking umbrage with Gov. Mel Thompson’s suggestion that Catholic priests would get a better benediction if they used Gallo wine during the 1975 boycott initiated by the United Farm Workers. Democrats said, “the governor’s suggestion that the Almighty would take sides in a …