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Letter: Hosmer can help you

Friday, October 31, 2014

‘How Can I Help?” If you ask me, these words are not spoken nearly often enough. I live in a small town, and in my professional life I work with people living with and recovering from mental illnesses. In politics, it is often the small towns that get overlooked, and for the people with mental illness, they have experienced years of being marginalized and overlooked by many. Sometimes, I get …

Letter: Fennessy is passionate about city’s public schools

Friday, October 31, 2014

I am writing to share with our community why I first supported my husband, Nathan Fennessy, in running to represent Wards 5, 6, 7 on the school board and why I hope you will support him now. Even before Nathan and I had our first of three children, we agreed wholeheartedly on the importance of public education. Nathan came from a family of …

Letter: Where’s Rago?

Friday, October 31, 2014

If you are a candidate for office, you have a basic obligation to the people of your district. If you expect us to vote for you, we have a right to learn about your ideas, and you have a duty to hear your constituents’ concerns. Kathy Rago apparently believes she owes nothing to the voters of Laconia and Gilford. She hasn’t appeared at …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: An important voting lesson

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Our slogan shouldn’t be, “Get out and vote”; it should be, “Get out and vote wisely.” I was a second-grade teacher. Just before Election Day each year, I held a mock election in my classroom. On the way to school, I would stop at the post office and …

Letter: McConaha cares about the city

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

There is a new candidate running to represent Concord at the State House and one I hope you will support. His name is James McConaha, and he is no stranger in this city, for he has long worked on its behalf. I have known Jim for many years …

Letter: Raiche Manning will help keep New Hampshire safe

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The voters of state Senate District 16 have an opportunity to elect an outstanding individual as their next state senator, Maureen Raiche Manning. As someone who has been a law enforcement officer for more than 30 years and as the former chairman of the New Hampshire House Criminal …

Letter: A ‘people first’ candidate

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to hear Carolyn Mello, candidate for New Hampshire state Senate District 2. Listening to Carolyn was like a breath of fresh air. She was happy to answer questions on how she felt about key issues; she answered them forthright unlike her opponent, who …

Editorial: So, when is the big vote? It’s in March

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

If you’ve been paying attention over the last several months, you’ve probably learned a lot about ISIS, Ebola, immigration reform and Obamacare. You probably know where the candidates stand on the issues, and they may have helped you refine your own views. Maybe you’ve even had a couple …

My Turn: A sense of humor diagnosed

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Sharon Olds of Pittsfield will become the fifth recipient of the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry on Thursday. Over the next three days, Monitor Editor Emeritus Mike Pride will present and offer commentary on three of her poems. Diagnosis By the time I …

Letter: Kimball for school board

Sunday, October 26, 2014

It is with great enthusiasm and conviction that I share my support for Alana Kimball in her pursuit of being a representative the school board in Wards 8-10 in Concord. Alana has a breadth of experience that uniquely qualifies her for this role. Most importantly, she has a …

Letter: Lurking danger

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Being an avid Monitor reader, I am confident that this important paper wants the voters of New Hampshire and the nation to understand what is at stake in the Nov. 4 election. However, I have read very little about the tragic consequences that would occur should the Republicans …

Letter: Not signs of support

Sunday, October 26, 2014

There are Marilinda Garcia signs all over the roadways around Concord, but not in anyone’s yard. Don’t her supporters want to advertise their support? CHRISTINE MILLER Concord …

Letter: Our poultry history

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I’m an East Concord native, and I’m writing in response to the poultry processing plant controversy. In 1946, when I returned home from serving in World War II, I noticed an increased number of chickens being raised by small poultry operations. Three or four dairy farms had been …