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Opinion

My Turn: The future map of Concord’s roads

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

As an interested observer with 40-plus years of highway and traffic engineering experience, I would like to share some thoughts on what has been happening to traffic in Concord over its recent history. The Main Street project is Exhibit A. Simply put, if you don’t live, work or shop on Main Street (and Loudon Road, Exhibit B), your pass-through vehicle is not welcome. Harsh? Well, the reality is that the …

Letter: Time to change Loudon Road

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I think we need a change for Loudon Road, and I support the three-lane plan that has been proposed. I have lived on the Heights for more than 30 years with my family, and have seen Loudon Road become increasingly busy and dangerous each year. Having walked along Loudon Road frequently, I am especially concerned for pedestrians and cyclists who don’t own a …

Letter: Invest in safety and livability

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The project scheduled for Loudon Road will cost the city of Concord $160,000 in exchange for safe bicycle lanes, accessible ramps at pedestrian crossings, an updated traffic control system, bus stop pullouts and more. If the city doesn’t continue with the project, the cost of just repaving this stretch of road is nearly $1.2 million. Concord needs to continue to set an example …

Letter: Kasich has it all

Sunday, February 7, 2016

As a registered independent, I will be voting in the Republican presidential primary for Gov. John Kasich. A lot can happen between now and November. If a Republican is elected president, it should be a person who is experienced, capable, intelligent and balanced. Gov. Kasich has all those …

Letter: Vote for calm and steady

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Our nation is bitterly polarized. Our tendency to attack one another, even members of our own party, is on full display in this election cycle. As a liberal independent, I feel the Bern but I don’t believe a revolution is the answer. We have been in full revolt …

Letter: Cruz will fix government

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Big government gobbles increasing amounts of people’s money, freedoms and opportunities, which politicians use to benefit themselves and favored special interests. Our Constitution authorized a small federal government with strictly limited powers dedicated to protecting people’s rights, property, and opportunities. Our first 120 or so years demonstrated small, …

Letter: Go Republican

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Regardless of what happens on primary day, it is most important that we all get out and vote for the eventual Republican nominee. Abstaining is not an option. Because thanks to this president and his progressive agenda, 95 million of our fellow Americans who are eligible to work …

Letter: Vote responsibly

Sunday, February 7, 2016

As we go to the polls on primary day, we should reflect on the fact that voting is a privilege that expects something in return. We should be responsible in our voting as we are in all aspects of our lives. Any group deserves the leadership it elects. …

Letter: Christie tells it like it is

Sunday, February 7, 2016

I recently attended Gov. Christie’s Bow town hall meeting. I listened intently, wishing to hear what he truly said when answering citizens’ questions. I have been undecided as to who is the best candidate, Republican or Democrat. Before the meeting, I was leaning toward another candidate. Christie spoke …

Letter: Rubio the gem

Sunday, February 7, 2016

After the hotel developer quipped, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,” I have switched from Carly Fiorina to Marco Rubio so as to better block the developer. I am just back from listening to Marco Rubio speak, …

Mike Pride: The return of my father

Sunday, February 7, 2016

As a man of a certain age and generation, I’m not alone in realizing how much like my father I have become. We were opposites – opponents – during the 1960s. He rooted for Liston, Ali became my …

Editorial: Fixes needed on Medicaid expansion bill

Sunday, February 7, 2016

After decades of delay and failed efforts, the United States is now making real progress reducing the rolls of the uninsured and moving toward the goal of universal health care. Credit goes to the Affordable Care Act, and especially to states like New Hampshire, which saw the wisdom …

Our Turn: The truth about net metering

Sunday, February 7, 2016

It is time to set the record straight on net energy metering. The New Hampshire CleanTech Council and the Granite State Hydropower Association, which represents hundreds of businesses and thousands of employees across New Hampshire, want to explain what net metering is and why it is creating jobs …