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Letter: Why does his age matter?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A few questions concerning the Monitor headline “73-year-old surrenders” on the front page of the March 19 edition and one comment: What is the significance of the man’s age? How old is the writer of this headline? How old is the editor who let it pass? Hey, it’s okay! I can remember when I never thought I’d be 30. DAN DUSTIN Contoocook …

Letter: An elder plot

Thursday, March 26, 2015

It appears from reports that the Republicans in Congress are proposing to cut funding for Meals on Wheels. Apparently, some billionaire donor has convinced them that us elderly folk are staying elderly longer just so we can get Meals on Wheels. ART MORSE Pittsfield …

Letter: Speak out about cable

Thursday, March 26, 2015

It is time for the residents of Concord to voice their concerns regarding renewal of the contract with Comcast. Seniors and disabled persons on fixed incomes should demand a low flat rate. It is my understanding there is currently available a $2 per month discount for seniors if they meet the qualifications. It seems to be a well-kept secret as those I have …

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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: The assault on unions

Sunday, March 22, 2015

I think the strategy the Republicans will use to try to dismantle unions in New Hampshire is to allow the police and firefighters to keep their unions for only a few more years, not forever. By enacting right-to-work legislation now, they want to weaken and eventually get rid …

Letter: Ayotte’s on the right side

Sunday, March 22, 2015

I can’t believe that this paper would chastise our U.S. senator, Kelly Ayotte, for publicly voicing her concerns with President Obama’s disastrous Iran deal (Monitor Opinion, March 11). Iran is at best a regional thug and at worst a breeding ground and ATM machine for terrorism. The regime …

Letter: Frightening cuts

Sunday, March 22, 2015

To be brief, the proposed cuts by the Republican House are absolutely scary. Throwing 36,000 to 40,000 people off health care is regressive and cruel. The same is true for all the cuts they propose. JUDITH ELIASBERG Concord …

Letter: A money-free primary

Sunday, March 22, 2015

In your “Rebellion Reaches a Crossroads” editorial (Monitor Opinion, March 17), you advocate for our New Hampshire citizenry being helped to envision a primary cycle free of the corrosive influence of money. That could take a Michael Moore movie, or an Ernest Thompson script, or a Jay Craven …

Letter: Unfair to Walmart

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The editorial about Walmart’s wage increase and new opportunities announcement contained factual errors and misleading statements that may leave readers confused (Sunday Monitor Opinion, March 8). As the manager of the Walmart store in Concord, and an employee of the company for more than 15 years, I am …

Off Main: PAX Expo in Boston offers a glimpse of the future

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Every March or April for the past five years, I’ve headed down to Boston to glimpse the future of video games. No crystal ball is involved. Instead, I attend the PAX East expo, a gargantuan gathering that fills …

Editorial: Public’s right to know is not mean-spirited

Sunday, March 22, 2015

When the town of Webster decided against publishing the names and salary information of its employees in its annual report last week, it overlooked a basic truth. Members of the public have the right to know what they’re paying for public services and to whom they’re paying it. …

Katy Burns: Wrinkles and gray hair – in HD!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

When friends Steve and Laura went out to see The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel last Wednesday evening in their retiree-rich winter town in Florida, they were turned away at the movie theater’s box office, told to make …

My Turn: A primary about big ideas instead of big money

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Politics matter in the United States. Good politics are foundational to good public policy. They are the lifeblood of a healthy democracy where every vote counts and everyone’s voice is heard. Sadly, too many citizens choose to stay …

Letter: A binding resolution for peace

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Dear Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen: I urge you to vote no to any authorization to use military force by President Obama. Because I am not satisfied that our members of Congress have used their moral imagination and intellect to consider how conflicts might be resolved before …