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A two-door hatchback model of the Ford Pinto is shown in this 1976 photo. In 2004, "Forbes" named the Pinto one of the worst cars of all time.

Katy Burns: Beep, beep! New car coming through!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

If this is 2015, it’s time to visit the car store down the road. After all, it has been 12 years. And the old car – which we still call “the new car” – will soon need tires, again. So why not trade it in? Okay, that does sound a little flip. Truthfully, we just decided, finally, that perhaps it …

Roaring twenties: It’s a good idea to put a woman on the $20 bill, but can America cut through the politics and red tape

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Now I know how my suffragette foremothers felt about not being able to vote. I completely missed the online “Women on 20s” preliminary campaign to decide which important woman in U.S. history should replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. In case you missed it, too, there is a web campaign out …

My Turn: Don’t let large energy companies take over state

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Energy corporations are using their vast amounts of money to influence every aspect of energy siting projects in New Hampshire. Bias was first evident at the Department of Energy. PSNH, now Eversource, was allowed to choose the company to conduct the studies for “its” Northern Pass project (Normandeau Associates, earlier employed by PSNH). It continued with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee …

Letter: A city treasure

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I just read Rob Azevedo’s article (Monitor A&E, April 16) and had to respond. I’ve been a resident of Concord for 38 years, all of which have been filled with a wide range of cultural opportunities – more than any one person could attend. And many of those …

Letter: Parking for the people

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

So, with the mess that Main Street in Concord will be this summer, and with the resultant parking shortage, and with the fact that state politicians have a private, free parking garage, why are the parking spots on the side streets by the State House still hooded? Why …

My Turn: Tourism promotion essential to state’s economy

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

When the House of Representatives voted to cut New Hampshire’s tourism marketing budget, lawmakers put at risk revenue from tourism, one of the cornerstones of the state’s economy and of the state’s tax base. Tourism is New Hampshire’s second-largest industry, generating more than $5 billion of economic activity …

Editorial: Among Iran options, one makes sense

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lawrence Wilkerson, a retired Army colonel and embittered Republican, is a voice in the wilderness when it comes to America’s 21st-century military adventurism. As chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005, Wilkerson had a front-row seat for the “weapons of mass destruction” …

My Turn: Resolution helps boost the voice of Bhutanese

Monday, April 20, 2015

By unanimous vote, the New Hampshire Senate recently passed a resolution honoring the contribution of Bhutanese refugees to the Granite State and encouraging efforts to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Bhutan.   We wish to thank the resolution’s sponsors, Sens. Dan Feltes, Jeb Bradley, Donna Soucy, Lou D’Allesandro and …

My Turn: Commercial real estate bill hurts buyers

Monday, April 20, 2015

There are many policy issues that consume our elected officials today, but considerable attention is paid to identifying ways to lessen the burden on businesses in order to spur economic growth in our state. Indeed, legislators are currently contemplating a change in law that would lower business taxes, …

Letter: Thanks, Sen. Feltes

Monday, April 20, 2015

After a six-month battle with the Department of Health and Human Services, I sought help from my elected officials. My two state representatives and representative on the Executive Council showed no interest. Emails were not returned (if they were read). Sen. Dan Feltes reached out to me. I …

Letter: Dean-Bailey is a fresh voice

Monday, April 20, 2015

It’s clear Democrats in Rockingham 32 are scared to death of the young and fresh GOP nominee, Yvonne Dean-Bailey, running in the special election. How do I know that? Within the past week, two extensive letters have been published in the Monitor, not attacking her policies, but her …

Letter: Smearing NEC

Monday, April 20, 2015

I was dismayed to read your article on the coach at Keene State accused of sexual misconduct (Sunday Monitor front page, April 12). The article reads as a clear smear of New England College in order to deflect the true blame, which lies with Keene for not doing …

Letter: A better world for all

Monday, April 20, 2015

I couldn’t agree more with Rabbi Robin Nafshi and Dr. Susan Zlotnick-Hale (Monitor Forum, April 11) that we must “remember the Holocaust so it never happens again.” My great hope is that through Holocaust Remembrance Day the world will truly learn from history, honor the victims and respond …