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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 … 2

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 … 3

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Letter: Gotta love Pittsfield

Friday, September 26, 2014

To the good citizens of Pittsfield: I was going to skip voting day at the town hall. I mean, it was only the primary election and not the real thing. Well, about a week before, Mike Brewster called to get on me for not getting involved in the … 0

Letter: Shaheen has earned trust

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I am not surprised by all the money spent on ads in this state. It is a huge marketing strategy. The real question is: Are we New Hampshire voters going to buy it? We have in Sen. Jeanne Shaheen an exemplary public servant. She has served New Hampshire … 1

Letter: Thanks for voting

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Congratulations to those citizens of Warner, Webster, Salisbury, Danbury and Andover who voted in our Sept. 9 primary election. My colleagues in the Legislature Clyde Carson and Mario Ratzki and I are especially grateful to our supporters, and hope you and many of your friends and neighbors will … 0

Letter: Shame on the board

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Chichester Board of Selectmen should be ashamed of themselves after their performance at the meeting last Thursday (Monitor Local and State, Sept. 19). Regardless of which side of the issue you find yourself on, you should be appalled that Selectman Richard DeBold chose to let one of … 0

Letter: Poor choice of words

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Boots on the ground. If this is the wordage you choose to describe our combat soldiers, you have a deep-rooted mental problem and should seek immediate help. If not, don’t ever let me hear you use this phrase. WILLIAM J. BREAGY Epsom … 5

My Turn: How a pair of European scholars drastically altered the Republican Party

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Most Republican voters of middle age and older can be called nostalgic Republicans because they stubbornly adhere to the Grand Old Party in the belief that the tenets of the party of 2014 are those of the Republican … 33

My Turn: It’s time to rescue the nation from the ‘dollarcrats’

Thursday, September 25, 2014

‘The accumulation of individual wealth seems to be greater than it has been since the downfall of the Roman Empire. The enterprises of the country are aggregating vast corporate combinations of unexampled capital, boldly marching, not for economic … 29

Editorial: On climate change, voters’ choices clear

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The tide may be turning on climate change and the public’s willingness to take action. On Sunday, in the largest demonstration of its kind ever held, more than 300,000 people, among them a sizeable contingent from New Hampshire, took to the streets of New York to demand action … 33

Letter: Lessons from California

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

While reading the editorial “Kansas has a few lessons for Granite State” (Monitor Opinion, Sept. 22), I remembered my own situation in California in the 1970s. Along with millions of others, I voted for Proposition 13, which promised to keep our real estate taxes low. It was a … 4

Letter: Why Barney?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Maybe I am missing something or I did not receive the proper email. I just read that the Merrimack County Democrats held a Saturday night harvest supper at Carter Hill Orchards in Concord and that former U.S. representative from Massachusetts Barney Frank was the keynote speaker. He is … 10