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Letter: Luneau solid on the issues

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

As the Nov. 4 general election nears, I urge you to consider David Luneau, independent candidate for the state House of Representatives, Merrimack County District 10. When Rep. Gary Richardson indicated to me that he would not seek re-election, I immediately thought of David. After graduating from MIT, he started his own technology company. It is that spirit of risk-taking and starting something new that draws me to David. I …

Letter: Icky

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Seriously? A front page story about a woman with big breasts (Monitor, Oct. 21)? Where’s the news value? It felt icky. LISA BROWN Concord …

Letter: Keep Jews in mind

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I am writing to educate to people who schedule programs and events. Every fall, Jews observe the two holiest days on our calendar – Rosh Hashanah (New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Many Jews who otherwise do not attend worship services do attend services or observe these days with introspection, reflection and prayer. We seek to make amends with those whom …

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Letter: The wrong choice

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Please vote against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. She is not a moderate. Shaheen has supported every radical left Obama/Reid policy. Obamacare was forced upon us in a dishonest, partisan manner. Shaheen said we could keep our doctor; not true. She voted for the nuclear option, changing our government for …

Letter: Border jumper

Sunday, October 19, 2014

There once was a senator named Scott Who lost his senatorial spot So he looked to his border to the North For a takeover to bring forth He waltzed on over the New Hampshire border To create a new senatorial order The funds flew in from far and …

Letter: A fresh perspective

Sunday, October 19, 2014

In this political atmosphere of negative (and sometimes dishonest) campaigning, it is difficult to become excited about a visit to the polling booth. However, during his first term as a New Hampshire representative, Howard Moffett (not Mike Moffett – we ask that you not confuse the two, as …

Letter: A responsive representative

Sunday, October 19, 2014

State Rep. Richard McNamara deserves the support of Monitor readers on election day. Here’s just one example of why I say this: Richard immediately stepped up to the plate to sponsor a bill (HB 1600) that streamlined government bureaucracy when I described a problem that I had with …

Letter: Fennessy is a problem-solver

Sunday, October 19, 2014

As a former resident of Concord’s South End and the spouse of a school district employee, I’m confident that in this year’s school board election, the best choice to represent Wards 5, 6, and 7 is Nathan Fennessy. Over the past two years, I’ve had the pleasure of …

Letter: I am a woman, too!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

At 71, retired and on a fixed income, I reflect about women’s responsibilities. During child-bearing years, I took responsibility and paid for my own birth control. Why now do women expect that it should be a covered medical benefit? And why has it become a political debate? However, …

Letter: What’s Brown’s motivation?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Why does New Hampshire need a “homeless politician?” One who ran and was elected in Massachusetts. One who did such a lousy job that he was not re-elected. Normally, the word re-elect is nice to have on an election banner. Usually, that is. Maybe, he is not actually …

Letter: Pretty face, no scruples

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Of late, I’ve been repeatedly delayed in viewing content on You Tube music due to a political ad that cannot be skipped. The ad states that the approval rating for Congress is an abysmal 14 percent due to political bickering. It then singles out Democrat Jeanne Shaheen and …

Letter: An oil man

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Scott Brown is a newcomer to our state, a man our neighbors to the south were overwhelmingly glad to get rid of. He is a man who is bought and paid for by the major oil companies. The last time he was in Washington he took more oil …

Letter: Does Shaheen read bills?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

As I watch these ads, I question if this is an election for the people of this state and country or is it just about women’s health care? All you see on the ads for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen are women making questionable statements about Scott Brown. When someone …