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Letter: A weighty problem

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Sewalls Falls Bridge has a weight limit of 3 tons, or 6,000 pounds. My GMC truck weighs 5,800 pounds and my wife’s Chevy Equinox weighs 5,000 pounds. Every time we stop and then cross over the bridge, the three or four vehicles behind us most always cross with us. This means that 18,000 to 20,000 pounds are on that bridge at the same time. The day the bridge falls, … 0

Letter: Feltes is right for District 15

Friday, July 11, 2014

I am happy to share my support for Dan Feltes, a candidate to represent Concord, Hopkinton, Henniker and Warner in the state Senate. District 15 had an excellent leader with Sylvia Larsen but since she has chosen not to run, we need a strong, progressive person to represent us. Dan Feltes is just the person. As our economy continues to recover, our legislators … 1

Letter: Running again in District 10

Friday, July 11, 2014

As the two incumbent representatives from Merrimack County, District 10 (Hopkinton and Concord Ward 5), we are proud to announce our candidacies for re-election. When we were elected in 2012, we were concerned with the regressive policies of Speaker Bill O’Brien and his Republican House caucus. We were determined to return civility, respect for diverse opinions and integrity to the House chamber. We … 1

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Letter: Affordable early-childhood education a priority for Feltes

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Research shows that quality early childhood education is the keystone to success for children in both primary and secondary school. This is true for children across socio-economic classes. Our family is lucky in that we have the ability to send our children to a high-quality preschool while we … 5

Letter: North is paying for south

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In northern New Hampshire, a region plagued with gas prices 15 to 20 cents per gallon consistently higher than southern New Hampshire, adding another deliberate tax is unthinkable. But in the infinite wisdom of state politicians, a deliberate tax increase was imposed. Have you felt the “pain at … 3

Letter: Expand Social Security

Thursday, July 10, 2014

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law in 1935. The country was suffering through the Great Depression, and millions of people were out of work. The program was originally intended, and still acts today, as a social insurance program. Big Money interests have pushed … 1

Letter: Why sell assault rifles?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I frequently shop at Walmart in Gilford. The store has been remodeled and offers many new products. Families, children, young people and older people like me visit the store. Walmart is the biggest and wealthiest retail chain in the country. The stores carry guns, ammunition, fishing equipment, bikes … 6

Letter: Rebelling against corruption

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The fundamental problem in government today is that most of those who have been elected to represent us don’t. They represent the interests of those who can get them money for re-election and promise them jobs with giant salaries when they leave the House or Senate. That is, … 4

Letter: What Democrats believe

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In response to Tom Kamberis’s letter “What Republicans believe” (Monitor, July 6): Democrats believe they should decide the nation’s gun laws even most gun laws passed by Democrats have failed, and they believe that pushing an agenda like “war on women” is reality. Democrats believe that business is … 9

Letter: What Democrats believe, Part 2

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Democrats believe all guns should be banned. Democrats believe women should control their own health care but their bosses should pay for it. Democrats believe women need to have maternity coverage up to age 65. Democrats believe Obamacare is great. (Then why is it a mandate?) Democrats believe … 5

Letter: Tobacco fight continues

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

With the recent death of baseball great Tony Gwynn at age 54 from cancer related to chewing tobacco, Bow High School graduates with celebratory cigars pictured in the New Hampshire Union Leader and Beverly lacrosse players with cigars on school property – let alone the continued exponential rise … 0

Letter: Vested interest in good roads

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Regarding Mr. Jay Meehan’s statement (Monitor letters, July 5) that “the increase in the gas tax . . . is completely unreasonable”: As a former moving-company man, he must be aware of the strong connection between gasoline taxes (paid by virtually everyone who drives a vehicle in this … 1

Letter: The lapdog press

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Independence Day is celebrated each year as a victory over tyrannical governance. Those who sacrificed their lives, fortune and sacred honor for freedom would be very disappointed with the free press today. The Founders expected the free press to be a watchdog guarding against oppressive governance. They would … 16