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Opinion

Letter: Weir for road agent

Monday, March 2, 2015

When I first started exploring a run for road agent, I looked at Chichester’s history. I come from a very large family, deeply rooted and dedicated to Chichester: Twenty-five years of service on the board of selectmen, nine of which included two family members serving simultaneously. Twenty-six years of service as road agent, 15 of which were served under the supervision of a family member on the board of selectmen. …

Letter: Lux for selectman

Monday, March 2, 2015

I have lived in Hopkinton almost my entire life. I grew up in this beautiful community, graduated from Hopkinton High School, volunteered countless hours on numerous boards and committees, and recently purchased my first home here. I want to start my family here and send my children to our incredible schools. Hopkinton is where I plan to stay. That is why I am …

Letter: Bosiak for selectman

Monday, March 2, 2015

Both Betsy Bosiak and Don Harty might be capable of serving on Epsom’s board of selectmen. Of the two, I believe Bosiak is more qualified. A lifelong, active resident of Epsom, she is well versed on our area’s history thus the “backstory” of buildings, easements, grants, businesses, warrant articles, agreements between Epsom and other towns during emergencies, etc. In the three-year term she …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Learn from Walmart

Friday, February 27, 2015

Walmart recently raised its hourly wage paid to half a million workers. The investment is a business move that the company hopes will act to empower its workforce, create a more conducive place to shop and improve sales figures, which have declined or have seen no growth for …

My Turn: State needs more people like the two who helped me

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Longtime Upper Valley state representative Elizabeth Crory passed away this February at age 82. She was a tireless advocate for the underserved, a dedicated public servant and someone who touched the lives of many, including my own. Elizabeth and her husband, Fred, truly represented what’s best about New …

My Turn: It’s a great time for women of a certain age to release their inner athlete

Thursday, February 26, 2015

This freezing winter, as the birds swoop in for precious seeds at the feeders, I’m hell-bent on reinventing myself as “Sports Mom, Whatdyagot?” – or something like that. Here in America, we remain perpetually fascinated by professional sports. …

Editorial: Gathering storm isn’t hard to see

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The headlines are difficult to ignore as they pile up, day after day, on the Monitor’s front page: ∎ A homeless woman is found dead in her car in the Walmart parking lot. ∎ This February is on track to be the coldest in the past 80 years. ∎ Attempts to …

My Turn: Mutual respect fading in Bow

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I have lived in Bow for 26 years. During that time, I have served on a number of boards and commissions, volunteered in the schools and even pitched in as a volunteer coach for the recreation program. As in any organization, some of the people I have worked …

Letter: Toward a better school district

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The interviewing and hiring of the next Franklin school district superintendant is of significant importance to the entire community. In the past few years, some progress has been made but much remains to be done. The hiring process of a new superintendent with new candidates provides a great …

Letter: A misguided ban

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recently proposed a ban on the common SS109/M855 green tip 5.56 mm ammunition popular in AR-15 style rifles. This popular round is slated to be banned by the ATF as it is said to be “armor penetrating” due to its …

Letter: Obama’s love of country

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Former New York City mayor and failed presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani has lowered the bar for intelligent debate over the war against terrorism. He now questions President Obama’s love of country. He also implies that only New Yorkers fully appreciated the horror of 9/11. Obama wasn’t dodging falling …

Letter: WCA is a Wilmot treasure

Thursday, February 26, 2015

For the first time in its 50-year history, the Wilmot Community Association will ask Wilmot voters for funds at town meeting on March 12. I strongly endorse the WCA’s request for $4,500. 1. By owning and maintaining the Red Barn, a community center on Village Road, the WCA …

Letter: Say yes, Bradford voters

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Regarding Jane Johnsen’s letter, “Say no, Bradford voters,” in the Feb. 21 Monitor: Here is an example of how good friends can disagree. I’ll offer a different painting of the picture. In the midst of the Civil War, the town folk of Bradford found the resources and people …