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Letter: 10 years and going strong

Friday, March 6, 2015

On March 5, 2005, I was featured in the Local/State section of the Monitor under an article headlined, “It used to be 18 wasn’t too early to get married.” I was 18 years old and about to marry Chris Leary and then travel across the country. He was stationed in Colorado with the Navy. I am happy to report that we are celebrating our 10th anniversary, and I am still …

Letter: Vote in Hopkinton

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Hopkinton School District annual meeting is tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the high school gym. Voters are encouraged to attend and learn about the school budget, share thoughts and concerns, and vote. The school administration, school board and municipal budget committee are all in support. Now we need your support. The warrant represents a 0.82 percent increase over the current year, and …

Letter: Much to ponder in Pembroke

Friday, March 6, 2015

Pembroke voters and taxpayers have what should be treasured opportunities of self-determination at the school district meeting tomorrow, the town election on March 10, and the town meeting on March 14. The question is whether the voters will use or waste those opportunities. The school budget and other appropriations proposed by the school board will once again result in a substantial increase in …

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Letter: Ives for selectman

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Loudon is a great place to live. I have spent the past 18 years of my life working to keep it that way. I was on the zoning board for three terms and have been on the board of selectmen for three terms. I’ve also been a member …

Letter: Orsmond for a strong Bow

Thursday, March 5, 2015

I have lived in Bow for 10 years. The town has excellent schools, public works and emergency management services. I am running for budget committee to help keep it that way. I have served on the zoning board, the public safety building and budget committees. Because of people’s …

Letter: Spend a little, spend a lot

Thursday, March 5, 2015

To the approximately 5,800 voters of Weare, it’s time again to think about your December 2015 tax bill. It is that bill that will reflect the cost of your vote on March 10. Know that on your December 2014 tax bill, the town portion was a 56-cent increase …

Letter: Carey for selectman

Thursday, March 5, 2015

I have known Lorrie Carey for about 20 years, not only as my employer but also as my friend. Lorrie is a hard-working, dedicated, caring woman who follows through with whatever she sets out to do. She knows what needs to be done and how to accomplish the …

Letter: Re-elect Langwasser

Thursday, March 5, 2015

My name is George Langwasser, and I am a candidate for re-election as a Hopkinton selectman. I have had the privilege of serving the town for nine years and would like to continue using the experience gained during that time. My experience has been the result of serving …

Letter: A worthy project in Epsom

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Voters of Epsom have an opportunity on March 10 to provide the town with a Town Hall and office space that will meet our needs for years to come. We currently rent space at the Epsom strip mall at a cost of $38,000 annually, with a 3 percent …

Editorial: Give overdose victims a chance to live

Thursday, March 5, 2015

There are many things that keep parents of teenagers up at night, but perhaps nothing more so than the fear that their son or daughter will make a potentially fatal decision to drink and drive or accept a ride from an intoxicated friend. Many parents establish rules to …

My Turn: Changes needed in budget process for SAU

Thursday, March 5, 2015

I was heartened to read that a petitioned article in Chichester will seek a vote on the SAU 53 portion of the school district budget (Monitor Local & State, Feb. 26). As some citizens know, the SAU cost is built into the school district budget for each of …

Letter: Orsmond for budget committee

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Garth Orsmond was appointed last year to the Bow Budget Committee, and he is now running for election to a full term on the committee. I urge the voters of Bow to vote for him on Tuesday, March 10. Garth has been deeply involved in the community. Before …

Letter: A collapse in the making

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

On March 7, the Chichester School Board will ask approval for a $208,235 increase (5.4 percent) to taxes, costing the typical homeowner (and passed to renters) about $250 beyond other recent increases. Some increases come from our votes and lack of involvement at the local, state and national …