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Letter: Shurtleff a tireless worker

Friday, October 24, 2014

I ask Merrimack District 11 residents to re-elect Steve Shurtleff as their state representative. Steve is always honest, thoughtful and helpful. He sincerely cares about our community. He is tirelessly devoted to making Penacook a better place. More than a board member of the Penacook’s village association, community center and historical society, Steve attends their numerous meetings and volunteers to assist these groups in their good work. Claims I’ve read …

Letter: Gallagher always listens

Friday, October 24, 2014

I would like to encourage those residing in Belknap District 4 (Sanbornton and Tilton) to vote for Brian Gallagher on Nov. 4. We will all be well represented by Brian when he is elected to the House of Representatives. It’s about time we had a representative who is responsive to our communities’ concerns and needs, and who will always listen with an open …

Letter: Not the only one

Friday, October 24, 2014

Having worked for the Executive Council for 30-plus years, I enjoyed your article regarding the Executive Council and the accompanying quiz (Monitor Forum, Oct. 16). However, I must correct your answer to the question regarding how many states other than New Hampshire have the Governor and Executive Council form of government. Massachusetts does have an Executive Council made up of eight individuals who …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

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 …

Editorial: Ads add up to record low for politics

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Unless they can wield their remote with the skill of a Jedi knight, New Hampshire TV viewers will see hundreds upon hundreds of political ads, the vast majority of them negative. The state’s residents, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity, have already been …

My Turn: The people’s president

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

There is probably no more powerful political force on the planet today than cynicism. Nothing acts to prevent activism and positive social change more. Cynicism is the ultimate inaction producer. It is a bulwark of the status quo. …

My Turn: Law enforcement has a true friend in Shaheen

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Here in New Hampshire, the men and women of our law enforcement community know how important it is to have strong champions for our state in Congress. And whether it’s supporting the right policies for our first responders or providing the resources we need to do our jobs, …

My Turn: Millennials need to cast informed ballots

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

As a parent of a millennial, I see firsthand the struggles of this generation. Each year, hopeful graduates are exiting our institutions of higher learning, ready to face the real world for the first time with a dream of pursuing careers and their field of study. It is …

Letter: Risky business

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Mount Sunapee lease saved two mountains – Mount Sunapee and Cannon Mountain. More than $7.5 million in lease payments have gone to Cannon Mountain to provide for a high-speed quad, snowmaking, grooming and other improvements. People come to Sunapee from various backgrounds: young families with children learning …

Letter: Competent and reasonable

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I was delighted when I found out that my neighbor, Anne Baier, was running for one of the Bow-Dunbarton State House seats. She is a great listener and cares deeply about our community. She has lived in Bow for 27 years and devoted 11 years to serving on …

Letter: The straight ticket

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This political season it seems all the Democrats in contention for re-election want to do is characterize their Republican opponents as the “bogeyman.” They don’t seem to want to run on their record. At least I haven’t noticed much political glorifying by Democrats so far. Understandable given the …

Letter: We need the Tea Party

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

To my fellow citizens: I hope that we as voters are getting informed and engaged because I think as all of us can see after the last election, there have been consequences. With the amount of scandals coming out of this administration and the passing of the buck …