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Opinion

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 to ski; school programs; the inspirational adaptive ski program; seniors well into their 70s, 80s and even 90s; and many visitors from …

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 the Bow School Board. For six years, she was trustee of the Concord Community Music …

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 facts available to consider on their collective record. To me it’s not the Republicans that …

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Letter: Baier is ready to serve

Sunday, October 19, 2014

As a resident of Bow and soon to be former state representative, I leave the State House with the comfort that Anne Baier is running to continue the great work of representing our voters. I have known Anne for close to 20 years, and in that time I …

Letter: Falling behind Massachusetts

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Whether you worry more about the environment or the economy, reducing fossil fuel use in New Hampshire matters a lot. It’s time to ask local political candidates what they plan to do about it. Most people recognize that fossil fuel use threatens to devastate our environment. But fossil …

Letter: A weary electorate

Sunday, October 19, 2014

There ought to be a doctor you could call for an election lasting more than four weeks. ART MORSE Pittsfield …

Letter: War is progressive?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

When I read Ned Helms’s statement that Hillary Clinton “has solid credentials as a progressive” (Monitor Forum, Oct. 9), I had to wonder since when has supporting war been a progressive credential? The unprovoked 2003 invasion of Iraq by a coalition led by the United States is widely …

Letter: Other side of school choice

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I found Jane Hunt’s article (Monitor Forum, Sept. 24) to be very narrow-minded when it comes to education. I also believe it is very negative and divisive, stating choice “further splinters our social infrastructure.” If we look at history and the many ways people have learned with many …

Letter: Poor Route 28

Sunday, October 19, 2014

As I drive around the state, I have to wonder why it seems the New Hampshire Highway Department has abandoned the repair and maintenance of busy Route 28 from the circle in Epsom to the circle in Alton. It seems it truly is the “bastard child” of the …

Letter: Bullies on the trail

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Has anyone else been watching the political ads this year? Are they bothering you as much as they are bothering me? I was thinking about all the programs our schools and churches are teaching our children about bullying. Our state and federal legislators are really bullying each other, …

Letter: The missing facts

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I am responding to the piece written by Sarah Palermo on banks bearing the burden of data breaches (Monitor Local and State, Oct. 9). She quotes the president of the New Hampshire Bankers Association, Christiana Thornton, who glibly states that merchants have no responsibility to keep customer credit …

Letter: Fix what is broken

Saturday, October 18, 2014

It’s crazy season with the elections coming up upon us soon. Incumbent Democrats are throwing spit balls at the heads of their opponents in order to run from their records of failure. Their problem comes from blindly following President Obama and his crew of incompetents who just can’t …

Letter: Wonderful care

Saturday, October 18, 2014

My mother recently passed away at the age of 103 at the Merrimack County Nursing Home. As amazing as it was that she reached such an age, the care and compassion she received during her entire stay at MCNH was equally amazing. Even as her condition deteriorated, making …