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Hot Topic: Opinions are still rolling in on Main Street

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Concord City Council will meet tonight to vote on the proposed Main Street project. If the $10.95 million plan is approved, the city will redesign and rebuild nine blocks of the downtown. But the votes haven’t been cast yet, and “Monitor” readers still have some last-minute lobbying to do. Spoiler alert: Not everybody is crazy about the colored lights. It’s all about access Main Street exists because of the … 1

Off Main: Explaining New Hampshire government to the uninitiated can be a daunting task

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I was driving my brother back home from a restaurant last month and attempting to explain the New Hampshire political system. It’s a conversation I’ve had repeatedly over the last several years, sometimes with house guests from Kansas, sometimes with newcomers to the Granite State. It never goes very well. “We’re special,” I … 0

My Turn: A missing piece in Penacook

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Downtown Penacook is in the middle of the reconstruction of Village Street. Soon we will have a new look, with reconfigured traffic patterns and even a roundabout to improve the Washington Street/Village Street intersection. The Boudreau Square monument will be more accessible to pedestrians and our sidewalks will be smooth and solid. But something is missing. During the project, it was discovered that … 0

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My Turn: We rarely endorse in primaries, but Feltes is a rare candidate

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The New Hampshire Young Democrats is an organization of young people (ranging from high school age to 35) that works to engage young people in political action and advance progressive values. Our goal is to empower a new generation of New Hampshire leaders who will guide our state … 4

Katy Burns: In many ways, Market Basket saga is unique

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Last Wednesday around noon, a slightly rumpled man in cutoffs and a colorful shirt ambled over to the store employees who were manning a small table outside the Market Basket on Storrs Street. He addressed them earnestly, even … 8

My Turn: ‘Peace isn’t something simply to be desired. It follows from justice’

Sunday, July 27, 2014

In the Palestinian-Israeli conflict there are competing narratives. One land, two peoples, each with just claims. Each must choose whether to idolize their own narrative at the exclusion of the other or to acknowledge the other’s legitimacy and seek a path for justice and peace. Rabbi Robin Nafshi’s … 11

My Turn: The ghost and legend that ignited the First World War

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of Austria-Hungary’s declaration of war against Serbia, an action that would engulf Europe in a conflagration that turned the world upside down. All ignited by a ghost and a legend that culminated in … 3

My Turn: House, New Hampshire will miss Speaker Norelli

Saturday, July 26, 2014

New Hampshire’s speaker of the House, Terie Norelli, is retiring after serving in the House for 18 years. Terie was speaker from 2006 to 2010, and then she returned to the role in 2012. She is the second … 2

My Turn: Mandatory GMO labeling would hurt shoppers

Saturday, July 26, 2014

As president of the New Hampshire Grocers Association, I have been amazed by how little is actually known about the important role GMOs play in making food prices more affordable for New Hampshire families and keeping costs low for food producers and grocers who contribute to our local … 3

My Turn: It’s time to take a hard look at climate hyperbole

Saturday, July 26, 2014

I recently read the opinion piece by Ayn Whytemare on global warming (Monitor Forum, July 13) and my first reaction was one of concern for the students at NHTI who are not being taught but are being indoctrinated … 38

My Turn: Atlantic City offers a skewed view of casinos

Friday, July 25, 2014

The debate about casino gambling has hit the silly point when this newspaper suggests following the lead of none other than Donald Trump (Monitor Opinion, July 20). As a matter of fact, it is way beyond silly to tell legislators to thumb their noses at $120 million in … 30

My Turn: Democrats clinging to Hobby Lobby myth

Friday, July 25, 2014

Democrats are facing stiff head winds as they head into this fall’s elections. They can’t win on the issues, so they’re trying to scare and confuse voters. We’re seeing that strategy play out right now in New Hampshire. Democrats are spreading myths that a recent Supreme Court decision … 3

History Buff 101: A syllabus for igniting your biographical fervor

Friday, July 25, 2014

It all started with Richard Nixon. Maybe it’s because I was born in 1972, right when things started to go south for our 37th president, or maybe it’s because I’m a journalist and few have done more for … 3