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Letter: Hosmer can help you

Friday, October 31, 2014

‘How Can I Help?” If you ask me, these words are not spoken nearly often enough. I live in a small town, and in my professional life I work with people living with and recovering from mental illnesses. In politics, it is often the small towns that get overlooked, and for the people with mental illness, they have experienced years of being marginalized and overlooked by many. Sometimes, I get …

Letter: Fennessy is passionate about city’s public schools

Friday, October 31, 2014

I am writing to share with our community why I first supported my husband, Nathan Fennessy, in running to represent Wards 5, 6, 7 on the school board and why I hope you will support him now. Even before Nathan and I had our first of three children, we agreed wholeheartedly on the importance of public education. Nathan came from a family of …

Letter: Where’s Rago?

Friday, October 31, 2014

If you are a candidate for office, you have a basic obligation to the people of your district. If you expect us to vote for you, we have a right to learn about your ideas, and you have a duty to hear your constituents’ concerns. Kathy Rago apparently believes she owes nothing to the voters of Laconia and Gilford. She hasn’t appeared at …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Avoiding the facts

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I couldn’t agree more with Don Mason’s statement about the oversimplification and omission of “facts” that predominate election year advertising (Sunday Monitor letters, Oct. 19). That being the case, I wonder that Mason’s letter is full of those same sins. Mason states that Sen. Jeanne Shaheen “apparently” did …

Letter: Ending homelessness

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I am writing in response to the excellent column by Kenneth Norton (Sunday Monitor Forum, Oct. 19). Norton sums up so well the complex causes and realities of homelessness. I endorse his message whole-heartedly. As the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness acts to implement the city’s Plan to …

Letter: Read, listen and think

Sunday, October 26, 2014

John V. Kjellman, what a wonderful article: “Vote for candidates who want to fix, not destroy” (Monitor Forum, Oct. 23). What a voice of reason. Thank you! First, I am a registered Republican. However, I do not vote for the party, but the person and what he or …

Letter: Not picture perfect

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I am dismayed that the Monitor would publish a half-page picture of any candidate, as they did with Scott Brown, this close to an election (Monitor Forum, Oct. 17). While the content of the Forum piece discussed marriage, it seems that you have given free advertising to a …

My Turn: Legislation added protections for elderly

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mark Connolly did an excellent job of explaining the ever-growing problem of elder financial exploitation (Monitor Forum, Oct. 17). On a national level, approximately $2.9 billion per year is stolen from seniors. And as the elder population continues to increase, this figure will only increase. In New Hampshire, …

Editorial: Dangerous message on city buses

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Vaccines have saved millions of people from scourges like smallpox, tuberculosis and yellow fever. They’ve nearly wiped out polio and protected people against influenza or made the infection, if contracted, less dangerous. They prevent death from tetanus, and if used in time, from rabies. They’ve made childhood diseases …

Monitor Board of Contributors: Maybe it’s time for Democrats to teach Republicans a lesson by giving them what they want

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The road leading to my driveway is festooned with signage: Maggie Hassan, Carol Shea-Porter, Jeanne Shaheen and many others, some whom I know, some not, all who share some of my values – all more capable and thoughtful than candidates competing for the right to represent and protect …

My Turn: It’s too bad perspective isn’t contagious

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Despite vigorous fear-mongering by politicians like Scott Brown, Ebola hysteria in this country seemed to be lessening. Then, Thursday, a New York City doctor was diagnosed as infected with Ebola. It wasn’t altogether unexpected. The doctor had been …

My Turn: The case for raising the minimum wage

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bruce Berke’s “My Turn” piece in last week’s Sunday Monitor arguing that a minimum wage increase would be “nothing but a job killer,” calls for a response. Bruce is a good personal friend, but on this issue we fundamentally disagree. Alone among New England states, New Hampshire has …

Letter: Re-elect Ratzki and Karrick

Saturday, October 25, 2014

I live in Danbury, and I am very glad that Mario Ratzki (Merrimack District 1) and David Karrick (Merrimack District 25) have been our members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives for the past two years. Even though Danbury is the smallest town in their respective districts, …