P/sunny
70°
P/sunny
Hi 70° | Lo 32°

Opinion

Letter: Guinta’s only choice

Friday, May 22, 2015

It’s now official! New Hampshire voters elected a bald-faced liar: Congressman Frank Guinta. Despite his numerous and constant protestations to the contrary, the Federal Election Commission found that Guinta violated campaign finance laws and lied when he gave all the various explanations these past five years as to where he got the $355,000 he lent his campaign in 2010. He has told nothing but lies since the issue was first …

Letter: Hopkinton tax madness

Friday, May 22, 2015

Perhaps I have been asleep for a few years, but the gist of the May 17 Sunday Monitor article about the Hopkinton tax rate appears to be that selectmen and the school board are forming a “group” to look at ways to prevent the rate from spiking in the future. Isn’t this precisely what they have been telling taxpayers each March at town …

Editorial: Dangerous living through chemistry

Friday, May 22, 2015

In 1935, Dow Chemical adopted an advertising slogan that became, in a variant form, a catchphrase used seriously and, by the 1960s, sarcastically: “Better Living Through Chemistry.” The chemical sciences have produced miracle drugs, synthetic fabrics, stronger glues, amazing materials and a host of other things that have indeed made life better. But in the wrong hands, chemical know-how can be used to …

Letter: Childish

Monday, May 18, 2015

The “Insiders” continue to demonstrate there is no limit to their immaturity. Just when NHTI has been recognized with a No. 1 ranking from the Brookings Institution, the “Insiders” go out of their way to undermine this wonderful achievement with their characteristic sophomoric attempt at humor. Their list …

Letter: ‘Choice’ is no comfort

Monday, May 18, 2015

Jennifer Frizzell, a longtime employee of Planned Parenthood, writes glowingly about “freedom,” “reproductive health,” “personal choice,” “safe and legal” options (Monitor Forum, May 13). Anyone visiting Planned Parenthood on Penacook Street in Manchester any Thursday might find other words to describe PP’s agenda and business. Some 40 lives …

National View: Women didn’t fail test at Army Ranger School

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Last week, eight women washed out of the Army’s prestigious Ranger School after 11 others didn’t make it past the first cut, and none of them will earn the vaunted black and gold Ranger “tab.” Yet. And that’s actually a good thing. No, they didn’t get a chance …

Letter: The wrong precedent

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I am in favor of economic development. Does Sullivan County need economic development? Absolutely. Will the Department of Resources and Economic Development’s drafted plan for the expansion of Mount Sunapee Resort drive the region’s economy forward? No. Brook Road, the access road to the west bowl, is in …

Letter: A good deal for Sunapee

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I run a garden design and installation service every spring and summer in the Sunapee region. Do you know what I hear from my customers about the proposed Mount Sunapee Ski Resort expansion? They are excited for the new amenities and year-round recreational activities. Our mountain is a …

Letter: Benefits of expansion

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I am writing in strong support of the Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Jeff Rose’s draft decision to approve the Mount Sunapee west bowl expansion. Our family has three generations of Mount Sunapee and Cannon Mountain skiers and hikers. We experienced Mount Sunapee before 1998, when …

Letter: Mother’s Day moose meltdown

Sunday, May 17, 2015

What a glorious Mother’s Day we had. My wife, daughter, two granddaughters and I headed down to my mom’s here in Epsom late morning for a visit. At age 91, she certainly was appreciating the “glorious, glorious day.” She begged off with our planned trip to the coast …

Mike Marland, May 17, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Editorial: Middle class, by any name, is struggling

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Where have they gone this political season, Joe Sixpack and Average Betty, those stalwarts of the middle class? They have become, according to Hillary Clinton, “everyday Americans.” To Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, they’re “hardworking taxpayers.” Earlier this week, New York Times writer Amy Chozick took note of the …

My Turn: It’s important to read the fine print on Iran agreement

Saturday, May 16, 2015

In his recent “My Turn” column (Monitor Forum, May 6), William L. Chapman missed the mark on several key points regarding the parameters of the nuclear agreement currently being negotiated between Iran and the P5+1 member countries. The piece, which merely echoes the fact sheet released by the …