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Letters

Letter: Recycling travesty

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Words cannot express my disappointed to hear that the recycled plastics are not actually being recycled but being dumped in the general trash hopper at the town of Boscawen transfer station. For years, the town of Boscawen has stressed the importance of recycling, which my family has practiced for years. We have expressed the importance of recycling to our children, as globally it is the right thing to do. When …

Letter: Ayotte can lead on climate

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The 2016 federal budget process tells us a lot about our lawmakers’ priorities. Sen. Kelly Ayotte recently signaled her support for action on climate change by voting for the Sanders Amendment, which recognized that climate change is real and needs action now. The same cannot be said about her action on the EPA Clean Power Plan. The plan is a commonsense plan to …

Letter: Embrace renewables

Sunday, April 26, 2015

I am writing to voice my opposition to “re-purposing” funds in the state budget allocated to support renewable energy. Building energy independence is critical to both the state and the nation’s security and economic development, and this can be done by reducing our dependence on foreign energy with the collateral benefits of lowering the costs we pay both in money and lives in …

Letter: Good time to head downtown

Sunday, April 26, 2015

To the good citizens of Greater Concord: Downtown Concord is open for business, and there is plenty of parking. I can speak to this firsthand as someone who works, dines and shops downtown daily. Yes, there is construction going on. And yes, the traffic pattern is different. But …

Letter: Downtown kindness

Sunday, April 26, 2015

I am in downtown Concord regularly. I just wanted to let everyone know about the wonderful experiences I’ve had with the workers that are transforming Main Street. I have seen them literally run to help a woman in a wheelchair cross the street and on to her destination. …

Letter: Give Democrats a choice

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The old saying, “Don’t put all your eggs in the same basket” is particularly applicable to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. I was and still am an Obama supporter. His opposition to the invasion of Iraq was a compelling reason to vote for him. Today, young men and women are …

Letter: Balsams scam

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Here comes Les Otten, hat in hand, looking for $29 million in loan guarantees from the state, so that if his grand plans go belly up, guess who gets stuck with the bill? Not him. He did something similar with the American Ski Company, which he walked away …

Letter: The real Mideast threat

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Many thanks for the April 21 editorial on Lawrence Wilkerson’s candid interview on the duplicitous and disastrous United States invasion of Iraq and the perils of the current warmongering regarding Iran. I bet Wilkerson (former chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell, 2002-05) would agree with …

Letter: A Republican for Mann

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Monitor has recently had several letters to the editor in support of Yvonne Dean-Bailey’s campaign for Rockingham District 32 state representative. The latest was touting her age of 19 and how she would be a “fresh voice” in Concord. Living with her mother in Northwood, Dean-Bailey has …

Letter: Mann fights for taxpayers

Sunday, April 26, 2015

As a New Hampshire taxpayer who cares about having responsible stewards of our money in Concord, I’m a big supporter of Maureen Mann in the May 19 special election for Rockingham 32. I’ve owned property in Candia for the last 15 years and have grown disgusted with how …

Letter: Mann cares

Sunday, April 26, 2015

It is somewhat difficult for me to understand why any voter in Rockingham District 32 would want to elect a candidate who wants to cut spending for our local schools. Don’t our children and grandchildren need the best educational opportunity we, as a caring state and community, can …

Letter: Let war supporters fight

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Open letter to Republicans opposed to negotiations with Iran: It appears that many (most?) Republicans are objecting to any negotiations with Iran. These same opponents to negotiations certainly seem to prefer military action. I have a thought about military “boots on the ground.” Those (especially our federal legislators) …

Letter: Survey directions

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dear Shaker Regional School Board members: I was happy to see the notice about a special meeting being held with regards to the culture survey requested by the community at our most recent school district meeting. I am pleased that the school board is taking action on this …