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Letter: Minutes show Ardinger didn’t support full-day kindergarten

Friday, August 22, 2014

A supporter, close friend and fellow school board member of Kass Ardinger claimed Kass did not vote to stop full-day kindergarten in Concord (Monitor Forum, Aug. 21). That is inaccurate. As the Monitor noted in its recent “on the issues” story on Aug. 17, when the Concord School Board considered full-day kindergarten, Ardinger did not support it at the time. Here are the original minutes, still viewable online, from the … 1

Letter: Feltes for full-day kindergarten

Friday, August 22, 2014

Dan Feltes’s unwavering support for full-day kindergarten is, more than any other issue, what compels me to strongly support his campaign. Every child and family in Hopkinton now has the opportunity for full-day public kindergarten and this is a tremendous boost to our community. The school board concluded that full-day kindergarten is a smart investment that helps establish a strong foundation for learning … 1

Letter: A bonus for hard work

Friday, August 22, 2014

I am a 20-year veteran teacher at Chichester Central School and could not ask for a better school to work in. I was out of town for the school board meeting, but I feel the Aug. 15 article on the Monitor’s front page did not properly portray the situation at our school. A stipend is, by definition, a fixed regular sum paid as … 1

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Letter: The Grange says thanks

Sunday, August 17, 2014

On behalf of the of Concord Grange No. 322, I would like to thank everyone who came to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of our organization. Walgreens Pharmacy and the Grange sponsored Splash Bash for the third year for children in grades three through five. I would like … 0

Letter: Pappas fought for constituents

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I thank Executive Councilor Chris Pappas for understanding that the health and well-being of all Granite Staters in New Hampshire is not an issue to be politicized or delayed. The bipartisan compromise to expand Medicaid coverage will benefit 50,000 individuals who previously fell under the “coverage gap.” In … 0

Letter: It was satire, right?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

At first I was horrified by David Merwin’s call to go after “coal and oil deposits . . . right under our feet” (Monitor letters, Aug. 11). I thought, Merwin lives in Salisbury. Would he really like to see the tops of Ragged Mountian and Kearsarge blown off? … 2

Letter: The beauty of Henniker

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I love being in a small picturesque town like Henniker. I was making dinner, husking the corn that my hubby and I bought at he local farm stand, and it occurred to me how lucky my husband and I are to pull over on the road and get … 1

Letter: Feltes’s valuable background

Sunday, August 17, 2014

We are writing to express our support for Dan Feltes, candidate for New Hampshire Senate. We hope you will vote for him on Sept. 9. We appreciate Dan’s background and how it may affect his perspective. Amy was a legal assistance lawyer in East Tennessee. I taught and … 0

Letter: Why are they hiding?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

We in the Granite State used to be proud of our independence. We appreciated the fact that we had many opportunities to meet with our elected officials at town hall meetings and public forums. Whether we agreed or disagreed on an issue, we always knew that there was … 1

My Turn: State officials must accept that sex offenders can change

Sunday, August 17, 2014

People change. This is an incontrovertible truth in life. Yet, this concept seems to be lacking in the wonderful state that has become my home – at least it’s MIA in the New Hampshire state prison system. (Fortunately, it hasn’t hit our schools yet.) The money to be … 14

Editorial: Ice buckets and Connolly aiding cause

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Across the country, young and old alike are taking buckets of ice water to the head. The campaign has raised awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Originally, participants were given a choice: Make a donation or face a chilly … 0

My Turn: State House reporters are an endangered species

Sunday, August 17, 2014

In order to thrive, a pure democracy requires an educated and informed citizenry. In a representative democracy, an educated and informed citizenry is even more important. That is why, in addition to the three branches of government – legislative, executive and judicial – this nation has depended upon … 0

My Turn: Nature can help make sense of the world

Sunday, August 17, 2014

It was an interesting night. I watched the evening news and felt bad for the family of Robin Williams. Such a talented individual and such a tragic loss. My wife, Faith, was out for the night, so as I often do, I decided to sit on my boulder … 2