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Republican Gov. Sam Brownback answers a question during a debate with  his Democratic challenger, Paul Davis at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson earlier this month.

Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Monday, September 22, 2014

With the general election season upon us, candidates for governor and the state Legislature will be making big promises. On the Republican side, in particular, they will pledge to overhaul New Hampshire government, making it more efficient and reducing burdens on job creators. While all options for saving money and boosting job growth should be on the table in our … 0

Letter: Hosmer has worked hard

Sunday, September 21, 2014

As a 75-year New Hampshire resident and longstanding registered Republican, I would like to acknowledge the hard work state Sen. Andrew Hosmer has done for the citizens of District 7. Andrew’s moderate, sensible, pragmatic approach to legislating has been a refreshing contrast to the ideological, narrow-minded view of extremists that are trying to gain a foothold on our party and state. Hosmer truly … 0

Letter: Spruce up the Gardens

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I have lived in Royal Gardens for a long time, and it’s been bought and sold twice since I’ve lived there. Now I hear from friends that the Gardens doesn’t allow flowers. What’s the point of calling the place the Concord Gardens without having any gardens? It’s bad enough hearing that the plans to update the Gardens with a community building didn’t happen. … 0

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My Turn: Why I’m voting against the Brown-Cruz-Paul agenda

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Editorial: Looking back and ahead at the same time

Letter: A powerful story

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sincere thanks to Paul J. Shread Jr. for his “My Turn” article, “Battle Scars” (Sunday Monitor Forum, Sept. 14) and for sharing his dad’s powerful first-person account of the invasion of Peleliu. Both pieces are particularly poignant to me from a family history standpoint and provide a deeper … 0

Letter: Groups of three

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With the November elections coming soon, I’m reminded of some famous or not so famous trios in our nation’s history. There was: Richard Nixon, H.R. Haldeman and John Mitchell; George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld; and John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte. They will all … 0

Letter: Save the chickens

Thursday, September 18, 2014

As someone who supports animal rights organizations and farm animal sanctuaries, I want to express serious concerns about plans to build a chicken slaughterhouse in East Concord. Chickens are unusually affable and expressive creatures who should not be subjected to the terror and pain they experience in slaughterhouses. … 1

My Turn: Why I’m voting against the Brown-Cruz-Paul agenda

Thursday, September 18, 2014

As a lifetime Republican, I felt obligated to give Scott Brown a chance when he declared his candidacy for New Hampshire’s Senate seat, even though he’s from Massachusetts. I had heard some of his speeches and watched some of his ads that portrayed him as a middle-of-the-road, bipartisan … 17

Editorial: In Weare, a shortage of transparency

Thursday, September 18, 2014

As codes of conduct go, “Do as I say, not as I do” is not a very good one. But in Weare, it seems to be the motto by which the police department continues to go about its business despite promises of change. On Saturday, an assistant to … 0

Monitor Board of Contributors: Deerfield Fair is the fairest of them all

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sure as ripening apples and pumpkins and the drag-footed return to school, summer is over and it’s fair season. Now, some fairs and festivals come early, taking advantage of the summer tourist season. Stratham and Canterbury hold their … 0

My Turn: Common Core critics are guided by the facts

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A recent Monitor editorial, “Myths guiding opposition on Common Core,” (Monitor Opinion, Aug. 22) expresses the same patronizing position other supporters have taken when addressing the opposition to Common Core. Since most of the opposition has come directly from parents and teachers, one has to ask, does the … 4

Letter: Override that veto

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It is with sadness that I write this letter in support of overriding the governor’s veto of House Bill 591, the so-called anti-bullying bill to protect state workers. I’m sad because the governor has been promoting her bipartisan solutions in recent campaign ads, yet she vetoed this bill … 1

Letter: Party swapping isn’t easy or common in New Hampshire

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A recent editorial stated that in New Hampshire, “party swapping is as common an occurrence as the leaves changing color” and that “devoted Democrats could have had their say in the GOP Senate Primary.” That is wrong. An affiliated voter has to decide to change parties about three … 0

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Brown will push state back toward 2008 Scott Brown has amnesia. His recent ad states that the economy is suffering in New Hampshire, but he forgot that the Republican Party, his party, destroyed our economy in 2008 and gave us the worst economy in 80 years since the … 0