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Opinion

Letter: Greed and transmission lines

Saturday, April 25, 2015

On Thanksgiving Day 2010, we were informed through social media by way of our daughter that the Northern Pass transmission line was routed next to our house in Pembroke. That was the arrogant announcement of Northern Pass into our life and through our property. The line has since moved some, but has not gone away. Northern Pass is well lawyered-up, and the opposition consistently tries to make its case that …

Letter: Hassan is ignoring the law

Saturday, April 25, 2015

I’d like to take this opportunity to respond to a letter to the editor by Paula Trombi of Meredith (Monitor letters, April 6). To set the record straight, the bottom line is this: Gov. Hassan is trying to raid nursing homes and home health care agency funds that were promised and budgeted in 2014 and 2015. The governor signed the budget into law …

Letter: Go vegan

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Spring is a season of rebirth and renewal. If you are searching for a healthier lifestyle, a vegan (total vegetarian) diet can help you to achieve that goal. Many of the debilitating diseases present in America today, such as osteoporosis, diabetes, many types of cancer, heart disease, etc., have been linked to the consumption of animal products. Consuming dairy products has been linked …

Letter: Mann serves constituents

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I am writing to encourage residents of Nottingham, Northwood, Deerfield and Candia to vote for Maureen Mann on May 19. Her record of public service, particularly in having a traffic light installed on Route 4 and North Road, has been valuable to the district. As a resident of …

Letter: A heartfelt thanks

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Regarding John Gfroerer’s column (Monitor Forum, April 16), I can say only one thing: Thank you. When the Jewish people know we have friends such as you, we feel safe and reassured. Rabbi ROBIN NAFSHI Concord …

Letter: Never again

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

John Gfroerer’s piece on the Holocaust was both sensitive and thought provoking (Monitor Forum, April 16). Reading the article, I was brought back to 1969. Paul and I were in Germany. With Paul’s army assignment to Zwiebruken, we chose to live in town hoping to learn more about …

Letter: Blame the voters

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In Bob Longabaugh’s “My Turn” on the state budget (Monitor Forum, April 15), he makes his point well, as far as it goes, and provides at least a solution. The problem is that any solution as bold as a flat income tax is well beyond any thinking person …

Letter: A city treasure

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I just read Rob Azevedo’s article (Monitor A&E, April 16) and had to respond. I’ve been a resident of Concord for 38 years, all of which have been filled with a wide range of cultural opportunities – more than any one person could attend. And many of those …

Letter: Parking for the people

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

So, with the mess that Main Street in Concord will be this summer, and with the resultant parking shortage, and with the fact that state politicians have a private, free parking garage, why are the parking spots on the side streets by the State House still hooded? Why …

My Turn: Tourism promotion essential to state’s economy

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

When the House of Representatives voted to cut New Hampshire’s tourism marketing budget, lawmakers put at risk revenue from tourism, one of the cornerstones of the state’s economy and of the state’s tax base. Tourism is New Hampshire’s second-largest industry, generating more than $5 billion of economic activity …

Editorial: Among Iran options, one makes sense

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lawrence Wilkerson, a retired Army colonel and embittered Republican, is a voice in the wilderness when it comes to America’s 21st-century military adventurism. As chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005, Wilkerson had a front-row seat for the “weapons of mass destruction” …

My Turn: Resolution helps boost the voice of Bhutanese

Monday, April 20, 2015

By unanimous vote, the New Hampshire Senate recently passed a resolution honoring the contribution of Bhutanese refugees to the Granite State and encouraging efforts to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Bhutan.   We wish to thank the resolution’s sponsors, Sens. Dan Feltes, Jeb Bradley, Donna Soucy, Lou D’Allesandro and …

My Turn: Commercial real estate bill hurts buyers

Monday, April 20, 2015

There are many policy issues that consume our elected officials today, but considerable attention is paid to identifying ways to lessen the burden on businesses in order to spur economic growth in our state. Indeed, legislators are currently contemplating a change in law that would lower business taxes, …