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Editorial: Lambert is the right choice for the GOP

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Some politicians possess such a high level of integrity and straightforwardness that even when you disagree with them on most of the issues, you can’t help but respect them. Gary Lambert, a Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, is just such a man. For that reason, he deserves his party’s support in the Sept. 9 primary. Lambert served his country in the Marine Corps for 35 years, including time … 0

BOARD OF CONTRIBUTORS: Once you start running, you won’t want to stop

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

For me, exercise has always been a means to an end. Pre-kids, my husband and I were very active. We lived in Boston and didn’t own a car, so we walked, inline skated or rode our bikes. After marriage and a move to New Hampshire, kids, work and life got in the way, … 0

My Turn: Why is Hassan criticizing bipartisan tax reforms?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It’s puzzling to hear Gov. Maggie Hassan claim that recent changes in New Hampshire’s business tax code are causing problems with the state budget. Not only were the reforms of the past few years approved with overwhelming bipartisan support, they were fully accounted for in the budget. During last year’s budget debate, Senate Republicans insisted on revenue projections more conservative than the governor’s … 8

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Letter: Feltes has the experience

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A recent letter to the editor calls Dan Feltes a “lobbyist” and is entitled “Experience Matters” (Monitor letters, Aug. 20). I agree: Experience does matter. Even though Dan is younger than Kass Ardinger, Dan has the much more relevant experience. Dan is the one candidate with widespread expertise … 0

Letter: Government’s responsibility

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I found Carla Gericke’s article about the Free State Project (Monitor Forum, Aug. 12) very informative. I welcome families wanting to move to New Hampshire, especially now that we have a stagnant, aging population. I also want to be left alone by government and agree that responsive local … 1

Letter: It’s not rocket science

Sunday, August 24, 2014

When I read Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s recent column on her efforts to protect business in New Hampshire from the onerous task of computing, collecting and remitting a myriad of taxes from who knows how many government entities, I must admit I was a bit confused. Then Joe Cortese, … 2

Letter: Thanks to the Arnolds

Sunday, August 24, 2014

We are writing to acknowledge and sincerely thank Tom and Tootie Arnold, owners of Arnie’s Place, for hosting a very successful ice bucket challenge for ALS on Aug. 16. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal disease with no known cure. The Arnolds provided the … 0

Katy Burns: Time and time again, Scott Brown elicits that empty feeling

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Scott Brown has a message for New Hampshire Republicans: You’re stupid! How else can one explain that virtually everything Brown says on the stump is a series of platitudes and vacuous rhetoric that fails to evince even a … 13

Editorial: Militarization of police must be monitored

Sunday, August 24, 2014

For more than a week, unrest and outrage over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager has gripped Ferguson, Mo. The issues raised by this confluence of race and police power are complex and numerous. But one particular issue can and should be addressed, particularly in New … 8

Letter: Believe in this underdog

Saturday, August 23, 2014

They said man would never fly. They said we could never get to the moon. They say Market Basket employees can’t win this fight. They say we won’t ever be the same. History is filled with stories of people who overcome the odds. At the start of this, … 0

Letter: Moved by Market Basket

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I have rarely shopped at Market Basket, but I’d like Dennis Emery (Monitor letters, Aug 16) to know that if the current owners don’t kill the company, and Artie T. returns to the helm, I will shop at Market Basket occasionally in the future in support of him … 0

Letter: A beauty of an effort

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Kudos to the individuals and groups who have done such a terrific job planting and maintaining the flower islands around the city. I particularly enjoy the roundabout at Centre and Liberty streets, and the Washington Street island. Their commitment is part of what makes Concord special. ELIZABETH CORELL … 0

Letter: Clarity on Loudon Road

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Chip Nadeau’s letter (Monitor letters, Aug. 15) succinctly summarizes the reasons why the Loudon Road project remains a bad idea. However, there are two corrections I would like to make. First, there is more than one councilwoman from the Heights, which comprises wards 8 and 9. They are … 0