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Letter: A fact is a fact

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It was very encouraging to see 300,000 people turn out for the Climate March in New York to express their deep concern for the human-caused changes to the Earth’s climate and its impact on all living things. People from all walks of life demonstrated their passion about the issue and their sense of urgency about the need for global cooperation to save the climate. Since the population of the United … 4

Letter: We deserve better

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Are the voters of Candia, Deerfield and Nottingham as embarrassed as I am by the behavior of our state representative, Kyle Tasker? He’s running for re-election, and I would urge voters in these towns to carefully consider whether he is the person you want representing you. You may remember one of the first times he made national news as a freshman legislator when … 0

Letter: It’s not Boehner’s bridge

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Congresswoman Annie Kuster pushes him to fully restore money for the Sewalls Falls Bridge and the Highway Trust Fund (Monitor Local and State, Sept. 24). Poppycock. Whether, how much and when federal money is spent on the bridge is not up to Boehner, or Kuster, or Congress. Spending priorities are set by the state, through … 5

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Letter: A fact is a fact

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Poetry Corner: The girl in autumn

Friday, September 26, 2014

My house perches on the sidewalk that leads to school, and my mornings are filled with the lively chatter of elementary-size children who walk beneath my window. In the country, I awoke to trilling woodland birds and cawing crows, but now these piping voices greet my arrival to … 0

My Turn: U.S. has chance to help people of Bhutan

Friday, September 26, 2014

With the historic summit between India and the United States under way, I, as an exiled new American from Bhutan, would like to urge the Obama Administration to discuss with India the possible resolution of the protracted humanitarian … 0

TAKING THE (Bechdel) TEST

Friday, September 26, 2014

Have you heard about the Bechdel test? Developed a few years back by cartoonist and graphic novelist Alison Bechdel, it rates movies by the importance of female characters to the story. To pass the test, a movie must … 0

My Turn: Demanding buried lines threatens jobs

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sen. Kelly Ayotte recently toured the White Mountain National Forest and made the broad declaration that the entire Northern Pass project should be buried in New Hampshire. While that pronouncement drew cheers from ardent opponents of the needed energy transmission line, it should cause great concern for the … 6

My Turn: ‘Temporary’ is key word in debate about Northern Pass jobs

Friday, September 26, 2014

Another effort is under way to persuade us to accept the Northern Pass project. In weighing the arguments put forth to support the project, it is important to ask, “Who are the intended beneficiaries of this project?” I believe the answer to that question is easy. The intended … 8

Letter: The church’s hypocrisy

Friday, September 26, 2014

After 35 years, the Suncook Senior Center was told to vacate St. John the Baptist Church with only 38 days notice, as the church needed the space for religious education programs (Monitor front page, Aug. 22). Oh, the irony of that statement. What the church is teaching by … 0

Letter: Underplayed

Friday, September 26, 2014

Shame on the Monitor. The largest protest march on climate change. The single most important issue facing humanity and the world and you relegate it to the bottom corner of the Sept. 22 front page, beneath a NASCAR story. Concord had buses that included a contingent from Concord … 2

Letter: Leaving footprints

Friday, September 26, 2014

I wonder how many tons of fossil fuels will be burned in transporting all those attending climate marches, whose main purpose is banning fossil fuels? JAMES M. DODSON Concord … 18

Letter: The missing facts

Friday, September 26, 2014

A recent “My Turn” article by Alexandra Smith (Monitor Forum, Sept. 17) that tries to tie the rise in college costs to Democrats caught my eye. I just had to see what kind of “logic” this person was going to attempt to use to support such a far-fetched … 4

Letter: Feed the children

Friday, September 26, 2014

It may surprise you to know that 22 percent of kids in America live in poverty. But you can help ensure that all of our kids get a hot breakfast, which is important because kids who eat breakfast miss fewer school days, average 17.5 percent higher math scores … 0