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Letters

Letter: Time to change Loudon Road

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I think we need a change for Loudon Road, and I support the three-lane plan that has been proposed. I have lived on the Heights for more than 30 years with my family, and have seen Loudon Road become increasingly busy and dangerous each year. Having walked along Loudon Road frequently, I am especially concerned for pedestrians and cyclists who don’t own a car and need to use this road …

Letter: Invest in safety and livability

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The project scheduled for Loudon Road will cost the city of Concord $160,000 in exchange for safe bicycle lanes, accessible ramps at pedestrian crossings, an updated traffic control system, bus stop pullouts and more. If the city doesn’t continue with the project, the cost of just repaving this stretch of road is nearly $1.2 million. Concord needs to continue to set an example …

Letter: The ‘Clinton Monitor’

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In her Feb. 10 letter to the editor, “Sanders is no Cruz,” Cheryl Bourassa states the true differences between Sanders and Cruz. Bourassa’s response clearly defines the differences. The “Clinton Monitor” should report in an unbiased manner. One only needs look at the front page of Wednesday’s Monitor to realize the Monitor is a Clinton machine. The above-the-fold headlines and front-page stories after …

Letter: Collapse of the center

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The W.B. Yeats poem “The Second Coming” best describes Tuesday’s primary results: “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.” Clearly, both parties leave New Hampshire with candidates who occupy centrist positions struggling for votes, while Mr. Trump and Mr. Sanders enjoy strong leads going into South Carolina. The …

Letter: Third-party opening?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

After Donald Trump proposed a ban on Muslims entering the country, House Speaker Paul Ryan broke his silence on the presidential race, proclaiming that Trump’s comments were neither conservative nor true to American values. Jeb Bush argued that Trump’s inflammatory words would make the war on ISIS more …

Letter: Lessons from Bosnia

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Like many young Americans, I have followed this presidential election more closely than any other in my lifetime. But I am watching it unfold from afar while living in the small, post-conflict nation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. To those back home, Bosnia might seem a far cry from …

Letter: Clinton’s Iraq baggage

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In the Jan. 31 Sunday Monitor, Daniel Benjamin makes his case that Bernie Sanders is ill-prepared to be the commander-in-chief of the country. Benjamin’s personal experience in the State Department and knowledge obtained during his long-term involvement in foreign affairs gives him a leg up on others when …

Letter: Sanders is no Cruz

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In response to the editorial “No time to put an amateur in the Oval Office” (Monitor Opinion, Feb. 3): I am appalled that the Concord Monitor would publish an editorial that equated Ted Cruz with Bernie Sanders. Cruz sought and gained the endorsement of Kevin Swanson, a preacher …

Letter: Socialism vs. capitalism

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For those who aren’t sure about the difference between socialism and capitalism, here’s a simple explanation: Socialism is where the government exercises control over big business so that they can’t screw the people. Capitalism is where big business exercises control over the government so that they can screw …

Letter: Why Medicaid expansion matters

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I am writing in as a mother and a concerned Granite Stater. I am urging legislators to reauthorize Medicaid expansion, not for me but for my son. He is the reason I feel so compelled to publicly share why the New Hampshire Health Protection Program is so important …

Letter: The decline of the GOP

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I loved the article “Why I am no longer a Republican” (Monitor Forum, Jan. 29) by Douglas Hall. He is absolutely right that the Republican Party has changed dramatically. It is now the party of the ignorant. It promotes a lack of science knowledge, guns for protection against …

Letter: Support net metering bill

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Last summer, we installed solar panels to reduce our electrical bill by using renewable energy. Right now, we are reimbursed when our panels and those on other homes generate extra electricity. Current law regulates that reimbursement at 50 megawatts, a cap that has largely been hit. That is …

Letter: An avoidable tragedy

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

“Each man’s death diminishes me / For I am involved in mankind.” On Sunday, Jan. 31, Gene Parker died after a tragic car accident. Gene was homeless and had lost his legs to frostbite several years ago. On the evening of Jan. 28, he had left the Friendly …