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Letter: Thanks from District 9

Thursday, November 27, 2014

After a hard-fought race that ended up with one seat in a perfect tie, we would like to thank the voters of Loudon and Canterbury (Merrimack County District 9), not only for their votes, but also for their interest and attendance at the two candidate forums and several “meet and greet” venues that were hosted in the two towns. We hope to continue meeting with you at regular intervals to …

Letter: Save the pigs

Thursday, November 27, 2014

As a New Hampshire resident who cares deeply about animals, I have been following the news stories about a bill in New Jersey that would ban the use of gestation crates, inhumane barren cages where pregnant pigs are kept for almost their whole lives. The crates are so small, the pigs can’t even turn around. I am discouraged to hear that Gov. Chris …

Letter: Pilgrims Shadow

Thursday, November 27, 2014

When pumpkins dot the landscape A frost it coats the ground Cornstalks dried from days gone by My spirit starts to settle down I think of family and crowded rooms The kitchens busy background implies A time for honest reflection Of the years hopes and dreams arise Casting shadows of tall black hats With feathered bans and native dress I hear the sound …

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Letter: Scouting success

Thursday, November 27, 2014

I would like to thank the great citizens of Bow and Dunbarton for another successful Scouting for Food year. This was the first year we included Dunbarton in our food drive and although it was a lot of work, it was a great success. Times are tough. If …

Letter: Healing dogs

Friday, November 28, 2014

Some of the hardest workers in the health care team are overlooked because they have paws. Yes, paws. I’m simply talking about therapy dogs. During my senior year of high school, I got to experience first hand the joy these dogs bring to senior citizens at elderly homes. …

Letter: Invest in treatment

Friday, November 28, 2014

I’m sure I am not he only person who noticed an obvious connection between two front-page stories in the Nov. 18 Monitor: “Corrections seeks extra $48 million” reads one and “Substance abuse costs state $1.85B in 2012” reads another. Substance abuse undoubtedly causes strain on New Hampshire’s justice …

Letter: The missing $3 billion

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Nov. 23 Sunday Monitor editorial addresses the “winter spike in natural gas prices that raised heating costs last year” and caused the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission to approve 20 to 50 percent increases in electric utility rates this fall. The editorial makes these points: ∎ “Natural gas …

Letter: Just what Penacook needs

Friday, November 28, 2014

Wow! Trader Joe’s in Penacook – what a great idea (Monitor editorial, Nov. 19). We’ve been trying to lure drivers off Interstate 93 Exit 17 for several years. With the beautiful new Main Street in Penacook and a store like Trader Joe’s, Penacook could become a destination again. …

Letter: Time’s up

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Since it is almost three weeks since the election, all of the political signage should have been removed. I am referring specifically to the Garcia, Guay and Burns signs that are littering Exit 1 in Bow and elsewhere around town. These signs are on the state and town …

Letter: The wrong headline

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It’s been a while, but I see that the writer of the sub headline for an article who doesn’t read the article is back working at the Monitor. The latest example of his or her talent is on page A6 of the Monday, Nov. 24, edition describing an …

Letter: Local food, locals sources

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This is in response to the brewing opinions in regard to the Fournier Foods processing plant. It seems to me after observing the process for some time that some of us take a prejudicial view and overlook the contribution that growth makes to our communities. I believe that …

Letter: A new ‘Pickles’ fan

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I usually at least skim over letters to the editor, and the latest brouhaha about the cartoon Pickles caught my attention. I don’t think I’d ever really tuned in to it, but I checked it out to see what the controversy was about. I love it now and …

Letter: Twisting the truth

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I’m upset with all this Ferguson reporting. Most people never really give the facts in the Michael Brown case. Gee, even the Brown family’s lawyer, Benjamin Crump, who appeared on ABC with George Stephanopoulos recently, can’t tell the truth. His last words were “little black boy dead on …