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Letter: A caring city

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Having lived in Concord for almost a year now, I am speaking from experience when I say that Concord is a wonderfully friendly city. Not only is it friendly, but every single time I go shopping from Havenwood-Heritage Heights, someone has gone out of their way to be kind and helpful. It has truly amazed me so that I’ve meant to write this letter for a long time. I must …

Letter: Just astounding

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The article “Extra costs led DOT to call for transponder replacement” (Monitor front page, Aug. 27) was astounding on many levels. The fact that the DOT sent out more than 200,000 letters that they admitted were badly worded and confusing is astounding. That they admitted the process for ordering a new transponder through the DOT website is a clumsy and difficult process is …

Letter: Truth about GMOs

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Apparently the writer of the letter concerning GMO propaganda (Monitor letters, Aug. 28) has not read the article “GMOs, herbicides and public health” in the Aug. 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The article, which was co-authored by a noted pediatrician and an agricultural economist, calls for GMO labels on foods because such labeling “is essential for tracking emergence of …

Mike Marland, Aug. 30, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Letter: Lots to do in Concord

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A recent Insider article jokingly suggested that there was “nothing to do” in Concord. Huh? That observation is just amazing to me, because nothing could be further from the truth. Concord has an inventory of historic and cultural amenities that rival any other community in this state. Couple …

Letter: An offensive suggestion

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Regarding “Waiting on a Muslim Francis” (Sunday Monitor Forum, Aug. 23): I would be outraged if I were a Muslim at the suggestion (and its implication) that somehow because the Muslim faith is lacking its own Christ-on-Earth figure in Pope Francis, it had better run out and get …

Monitor Board of Contributors: With the death of Julian Bond, justice loses one of its most thoughtful warriors

Saturday, August 29, 2015

When I think of Julian Bond, the first words that come to mind are grace, humor and wit. These are not the words you might expect for a battle-hardened, longtime civil rights activist. Bond died on Aug. 15 …

My Turn: World must stand up to Putin the bully

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The maxim “History repeats itself” appears as true today as it was during any past century. No century has been able to complete itself without a major conflict. This cycle is most evident in Europe today, in deadly “Goliath versus David” warfare. With a population of just 45 …

My Turn: Planned Parenthood plays essential role in our medical community

Saturday, August 29, 2015

I have been dismayed in recent weeks to hear some of our elected leaders in New Hampshire and in Washington, D.C., distort the science and ignore the tremendous public health contributions of a valued health care provider in favor of extreme political rhetoric and false, medically unsound claims. …

Letter: GMO propaganda

Friday, August 28, 2015

Propaganda gains power by constructing reality irrespective of truth or facts. Nazi Reich Minister for Propaganda Joseph Goebbels summed it up: “It is not propaganda’s task to be intelligent; its task is to lead to success. . . . It should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is …

Letter: Join Bernie

Friday, August 28, 2015

I have waited an enormously long time to have a candidate who fully expresses my political views run for president of the United States. Bernie Sanders, as his campaign gains momentum, is talking openly and honestly about the major issues that are impacting the majority of America. He …

Letter: Brave and unarmed

Friday, August 28, 2015

Saturday’s terrorist incident on a train in Belgium suggests that another thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a couple of brave, unarmed Americans. ROBERT REIN Concord …

Letter: No guns needed

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hooray to the three brave Americans who took down the terrorist on the train from Amsterdam to Paris. They did it with courage, determination and teamwork – not guns. BERNADETTE CAMERON Deerfield …