M/cloudy
51°
M/cloudy
Hi 55° | Lo 38°

Opinion

Letter: Waiting for a retraction

Monday, October 20, 2014

I’m choosing to believe that Scott Brown is not racist. I assume that he’s not unintelligent. That leaves naivete – not a good quality for a senator. He suggested that “the Ebola crisis underscores the need to secure our borders.” One way to fuel prejudice and discrimination is to imply that certain groups of people pose serious danger and are potentially responsible for disastrous results. Leaders have historically used that …

Letter: A worthy trio

Monday, October 20, 2014

On Nov. 4, the voters of Canterbury and Loudon have the chance to place an impressive trio in the next state Legislature: Rep. Howard Moffett (District 9), Rep. Lorrie Carey (District 26) and George Saunderson (District 9). These three candidates for state representative embody the spirit of cooperation that has helped heal the wounds inflicted on New Hampshire when the House was led …

Letter: Dawson knows education

Monday, October 20, 2014

One of Laconia’s candidates for state representative has seen how vital education is to making our state strong and has a record of walking the walk, not just talking the talk. Tom Dawson’s mother was a lifelong teacher; his father a teacher and a principal. Tom earned a doctorate in education from Oklahoma State University. He created a college curriculum in fire technology …

About letters »

The Monitor welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public interest. The length limit is 250 words, and all letters are subject to editing and condensation. Letters must include an address and phone numbers. Letters chosen for publication will appear in print, online and in digital editions.

Click here to submit a letter.

Well, I just reread my comment and realized it's pretty much what John_V_Kjellman wrote, albeit in slightly different words. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Another danger of straight ticket voting is that you might unknowingly vote for a candidate whose views are diametrically opposed to your...(full comment)

Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

My Turn: Invasive plants don’t have to be the enemy

Friday, October 17, 2014

Readers who wish for a broader understanding of invasive plants may want to read Timothy Scott’s book Invasive Plant Medicine, the Ecological Benefits and Healing Abilities of Invasives. The author, an acupuncturist and herbalist with a master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine, details 24 of the most common …

Letter: Naive and inexperienced

Friday, October 17, 2014

Having reviewed the positions and experience of Republican Marilinda Garcia and Democrat Annie Kuster, I urge you to vote for Kuster. Garcia is a single 31-year-old who lives at home with her parents. She is an accomplished harpist and taught harp at a private school. She was home-schooled …

Letter: Subversion

Friday, October 17, 2014

Dear Republican Governors Association: I received in the mail today an application for an absentee ballot, designed carefully on the front to appear to be an official communication from the State of New Hampshire. It wasn’t until I opened the envelope that I realized it was a Trojan …

Letter: A true public servant

Friday, October 17, 2014

Incumbent state Rep. Lorrie Carey continues to be the best choice to represent Boscawen, Canterbury, Franklin Ward 3, Loudon and Northfield. Experienced, effective and engaged are the first words that come to mind when I think of Carey’s service in the Legislature. When Carey goes to the State …

My Turn: Scott Brown says he agrees with his wife 100% of the time. That’s not necessarily a good thing.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Even if we put politics aside, I have a whole other reason to oppose Scott Brown. It has to do with marriage – that venerable institution many of us know so well. A couple of weeks ago, I …

My Turn: Elder fraud is growing problem

Friday, October 17, 2014

Years ago, while serving as the state’s director of securities regulation, I was invited to become a trustee of the Investor Protection Trust, a national financial education organization located in Washington, D.C. The IPT promotes financial literacy and highlights investor fraud in America. Reviewing the data provided to …

Editorial: Paying the price for old technology

Friday, October 17, 2014

The 1960s were an amazing time. Civil rights activists notched major victories, U.S. astronauts landed on the moon and rock music was at a high point. But it was also more than four decades ago. No one would say we should go back to driving with leaded gasoline …

Letter: What do higher rates buy us?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Oct. 5 Sunday Monitor article “Why are electric costs soaring?” suggests an editorial discussion of the Public Utility Commission’s actions in granting electric utility companies rate increases that double costs to consumers as we approach winter. The Monitor article indicates the problem is a shortage of pipeline …

Letter: Behind the numbers

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Oct. 7 Monitor editorial on charitable giving was interesting, but some further investigation would be fascinating. At first glance, our area seems stingy in comparison to other places. While Utah has a high rate of charitable giving, much apparently is to the giver’s church. When I give …

Letter: Vote for Tanner

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I enthusiastically support Linda Tanner for District 8 state senator. I believe that Rep. Tanner has both the legislative and life experience to represent my interests at the State House. I am especially appreciative of her support for repeal of the death penalty during the past legislative session. …