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Editorial: Passage of time shouldn’t aid child abusers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The time has come for New Hampshire to eliminate the statute of limitations on sexual crimes against children. As it stands, the state can pursue charges only until the victim turns 40. We were reminded of the folly of this particular law last week, when Kenneth Day of Epsom was charged with 300 counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault. One of his accusers said the assaults happened in Barnstead and … 0

Letter: A question of accessibility

Monday, July 21, 2014

How is it that CATCH, whose mission would seem to imply attention to the needs of persons with disabilities, has built an inaccessible store in its Endicott Hotel renovation? Did no staff member, board member or architectural consultant catch this flaw? The renovations to the Endicott were clearly extensive enough for accessibility to be required under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Did any … 0

Letter: Alligator alley?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Here is a little hint for New Hampshire’s small but persistent group of climate change deniers. If our weather remains as tropical as it has been for several weeks, we had better start keeping our eyes peeled for alligators and even piranhas showing up in our major rivers and lakes. Animal species tend to expand their territories when the climate suits them. SELDEN … 2

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Letter: Boost Social Security benefits

Friday, July 18, 2014

Beginning May 21, 1981, President Ronald Reagan penned a series of letters to congressional leaders and members of the National Commission on Social Security Reform urging passage of legislation preserving Social Security for current recipients and future generations. In one letter, he warned, “There has been a great … 1

Letter: Get fired up, Democrats

Friday, July 18, 2014

Everyone agrees Washington is broken. Republicans can offer nothing new until Barack Obama leaves office. They have a morbid fear of any progress that could possibly be linked to the president. They want him portrayed in future history books as a complete and utter failure. Too late for … 2

Editorial: Misogynistic rant part of a larger issue

Thursday, July 17, 2014

While America talks about the possibility of Hillary Clinton serving as the next president, sports talk radio is embracing an Archie Bunker mentality when it comes to workplace equality. The latest target is Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews. On Tuesday night, during Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game, … 3

Letter: Valuable advice on bears

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It was wonderful to see Ben Kilham’s work honored (Monitor front page, July 16). I recently read his book Out on a Limb, and then within a few days had an encounter with a bear cub and her mother while hiking in Pillsbury State Park. Thanks to Kilham’s … 0

Letter: Feltes strong on health care

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In September, I will be casting my vote in the primary for Dan Feltes to represent Concord, Henniker, Hopkinton and Warner in New Hampshire’s Senate. I have gotten to know Dan through his extraordinary service as a legal aid lawyer and advocate for working families. He is a … 1

My Turn: Squabbles between Republicans and Democrats miss the point

Thursday, July 17, 2014

After reading the letters about what Democrats and Republicans believe, it brought to mind the adage that a house divided against itself cannot stand. While citizens can be slow to react and the passage of time can bring on complacency, it seems to me that people have become … 4

Editorial: What Christie hasn’t learned from Nixon

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In many ways, Chris Christie is the anti-Richard Nixon. Nixon rose to the presidency despite acute social awkwardness, while Christie owes much of his political success to his ability to connect with voters. Nixon was never able to … 1

My Turn: Nature is best viewed through eyes of a child

Thursday, July 17, 2014

If you’ve ever known a rambunctious 4½-year-old, you probably appreciate the importance of getting outdoors as soon as humanly possible when the weekend hits. That’s definitely the case for my husband and me with our son, Henry. So, my interest was piqued when the Five Rivers email came … 0

My Turn: Health coverage now viable option for many in New Hampshire

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Since July 1, many New Hampshire residents have a new health insurance option. The New Hampshire Health Protection Program will provide coverage to thousands of our neighbors, friends and family members. For many, peace of mind means getting coverage for preventive care such as regular check-ups. It also … 3

Letter: Ranking Obama

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy is named after a former commissioner of the National Basketball Association. Before that job, O’Brien had a long career in Democratic politics. He is best known for his work as director of John F. Kennedy’s 1952 and 1958 campaigns for the Senate, … 5