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Letter: Feeding bellies and minds

Friday, September 19, 2014

We would like to express our appreciation to the Greater Laconia community for helping to make our first year of “Got Literacy” a success. Summer of 2013, we three retired teachers volunteered for the first time in the outstanding “Got Lunch, Laconia” program delivering lunches to deserving families. We observed the widespread impact this program provided our Laconia children and began a conversation about adding a literacy component to the … 0

Letter: Just say no to Shaheen, Kuster and Shea-Porter

Friday, September 19, 2014

New Hampshire is well-known for its retail politics where the candidates are required to get out and listen to the people. All across the state, Republicans are holding one town meeting after another listening to the people and letting them know where they stand on the issues. While it is clear that Republican candidates truly care about what the people think, it is … 22

Letter: A difficult day made easier

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sept. 9 was one of the saddest days for me and my husband, as we had to put down our loving family dog, Zoe, due to kidney failure. It was very hard saying goodbye to Zoe after 12 years of being known and recognized by many in Boscawen as the woman and her little beagle/Jack Russell dog that walked every morning, rain or … 1

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Letter: Invitation to war

Friday, September 19, 2014

I’m overjoyed to announce that the Iraqi army is now accepting recruits without Iraqi citizenship. This means that all of the warmongering members Congress, the president, his cabinet, the State Department, the Pentagon talking heads, media pundits and generals can have their wish and go to war against … 1

Letter: A powerful story

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sincere thanks to Paul J. Shread Jr. for his “My Turn” article, “Battle Scars” (Sunday Monitor Forum, Sept. 14) and for sharing his dad’s powerful first-person account of the invasion of Peleliu. Both pieces are particularly poignant to me from a family history standpoint and provide a deeper … 0

Letter: Groups of three

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With the November elections coming soon, I’m reminded of some famous or not so famous trios in our nation’s history. There was: Richard Nixon, H.R. Haldeman and John Mitchell; George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld; and John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte. They will all … 0

Letter: Save the chickens

Thursday, September 18, 2014

As someone who supports animal rights organizations and farm animal sanctuaries, I want to express serious concerns about plans to build a chicken slaughterhouse in East Concord. Chickens are unusually affable and expressive creatures who should not be subjected to the terror and pain they experience in slaughterhouses. … 1

Letter: Override that veto

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It is with sadness that I write this letter in support of overriding the governor’s veto of House Bill 591, the so-called anti-bullying bill to protect state workers. I’m sad because the governor has been promoting her bipartisan solutions in recent campaign ads, yet she vetoed this bill … 1

Letter: Party swapping isn’t easy or common in New Hampshire

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A recent editorial stated that in New Hampshire, “party swapping is as common an occurrence as the leaves changing color” and that “devoted Democrats could have had their say in the GOP Senate Primary.” That is wrong. An affiliated voter has to decide to change parties about three … 0

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Brown will push state back toward 2008 Scott Brown has amnesia. His recent ad states that the economy is suffering in New Hampshire, but he forgot that the Republican Party, his party, destroyed our economy in 2008 and gave us the worst economy in 80 years since the … 0

Letter: A strong foundation

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I have many life experiences that can help me do a good job as a state representative for the people of Laconia, including my time as state fire marshal. In 1984, then-Gov. John Sununu was looking to appoint the state’s top fire official. I happened to be visiting … 0

Letter: Hassan has my vote

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I support Gov. Maggie Hassan for re-election. She is a governor who knows the people of the state and the issues that confront them. She recognizes the right of women to make their own health choices. She spends time listening to her constituents, not just donors. She supports … 1

Letter: Ardinger is a class act

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I would like to say thank you to Kass Ardinger. Thank you for wanting to continue in public service representing us in the state Senate. Thank you for running a very clean race against Dan Feltes. Even though I voted for Feltes, the district would have been well-represented … 1