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Letter: 10 years and going strong

Friday, March 6, 2015

On March 5, 2005, I was featured in the Local/State section of the Monitor under an article headlined, “It used to be 18 wasn’t too early to get married.” I was 18 years old and about to marry Chris Leary and then travel across the country. He was stationed in Colorado with the Navy. I am happy to report that we are celebrating our 10th anniversary, and I am still …

Letter: Vote in Hopkinton

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Hopkinton School District annual meeting is tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the high school gym. Voters are encouraged to attend and learn about the school budget, share thoughts and concerns, and vote. The school administration, school board and municipal budget committee are all in support. Now we need your support. The warrant represents a 0.82 percent increase over the current year, and …

Letter: Much to ponder in Pembroke

Friday, March 6, 2015

Pembroke voters and taxpayers have what should be treasured opportunities of self-determination at the school district meeting tomorrow, the town election on March 10, and the town meeting on March 14. The question is whether the voters will use or waste those opportunities. The school budget and other appropriations proposed by the school board will once again result in a substantial increase in …

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My Turn: Dunbarton committee isn’t rushing project

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Regarding the article about Dunbarton selectman candidates Tom Groleau and Ted Vallieres (Monitor Local & State, Feb. 26): The Dunbarton Town Hall and Theatre Restoration Project Committee would like to assure the voting public that we have not “rushed” anything. We have exercised due diligence in bringing this …

Letter: Weir for road agent

Monday, March 2, 2015

When I first started exploring a run for road agent, I looked at Chichester’s history. I come from a very large family, deeply rooted and dedicated to Chichester: Twenty-five years of service on the board of selectmen, nine of which included two family members serving simultaneously. Twenty-six years …

Letter: Lux for selectman

Monday, March 2, 2015

I have lived in Hopkinton almost my entire life. I grew up in this beautiful community, graduated from Hopkinton High School, volunteered countless hours on numerous boards and committees, and recently purchased my first home here. I want to start my family here and send my children to …

Letter: Bosiak for selectman

Monday, March 2, 2015

Both Betsy Bosiak and Don Harty might be capable of serving on Epsom’s board of selectmen. Of the two, I believe Bosiak is more qualified. A lifelong, active resident of Epsom, she is well versed on our area’s history thus the “backstory” of buildings, easements, grants, businesses, warrant …

Letter: Harty and Ellis in Epsom

Monday, March 2, 2015

This letter is in support of two Epsom candidates, Don Harty for board of selectmen and Gordon Ellis for road agent. I have had the pleasure to work with both individuals over the years in various levels of our local government. They have always had the best interest …

Letter: A costly veto

Monday, March 2, 2015

President Obama vetoed the Keystone Pipeline bill. This bill has been studied from every angle, and it was determined that the transferring the oil by pipeline is more environmentally safe than transferring by rail. If Keystone is not built, Canada will abandon us as its energy partner and …

Letter: Wayne for selectman

Monday, March 2, 2015

My name is Mike Wayne, and I am running for Bow selectman. Retiring from federal service after 39 years, I am well aware of the challenges associated with navigating within a governmental organization. As an active member of the Bow Community Men’s Club for the past 16 years, …

Letter: Do your homework

Monday, March 2, 2015

In Weare, as in many towns, the moderator chooses finance committee members. Also, as in many towns, Weare has trouble finding people to volunteer to serve on its many committees. This can result in committees being populated by inexperienced or biased individuals who may not have the best …

National view: What Orwell said about ‘Mein Kampf’

Sunday, March 1, 2015

As the Washington Post’s Anthony Faiola reported this week, Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf is expected to be reissued in Germany for the first time since the end of World War II. Although widely available elsewhere in the world, …

Letter: The faces of terrorism

Sunday, March 1, 2015

TV and radio in America are going crazy about Islamic terrorism and yet, in this country, only one terrorist attack by a Muslim has resulted in someone else dying since 9/11. That was the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. In 2014, there was a similar mass …