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Letter: Good stuff in Pittsfield

Saturday, April 18, 2015

To the good citizens of Pittsfield: I needed a month to collect my thoughts about this year’s school district meeting. I had attended the school’s celebratory dinner a few days earlier, and heard the news about phase two funding of the NMEF grant, as well as the recently awarded NESSC NextGen grant, revisions to the PMH’s logic model, an update of the newly drafted PES logic model and other noteworthy …

Letter: Check your facts

Saturday, April 18, 2015

‘Live free or die” was widely used during the French Revolution way before General Stark: “Vivre livre ou mourir.” You better double check your fact check (Monitor, April 11). PETER DAVIS Laconia …

Letter: No meat, better Earth

Saturday, April 18, 2015

In regard to human physiology and our eating of meat, I am living proof that it is not necessary. In fact the only reason to consume meat is purely for one’s own “pleasure” of palate. Also, the practice is taking a heavy toll on the environment. Last month, epidemiologist Peter Scarborough told National Geographic: “Vegans and vegetarians have a new reason to feel …

Letter: Dear letter writers

Saturday, April 18, 2015

With all due respect to each of the following April 11 letter writers: Dan Williams: Yes, I can have it both ways. I personally, am not quite “vegan” yet, but pretty close. I am aware that many people do require meat otherwise they have very severe headaches and …

Letter: Sentencing the homeless

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Currently, the House budget cuts homeless services by 50 percent. Should this budget cut pass the Senate, we will see a rise in the cost of homelessness in the long run. Communities will spend more on hospitalizations, disability aid, town welfare, unnecessary incarceration and law enforcement. This does …

Letter: No defense for indoor tanning

Saturday, April 18, 2015

As someone who is currently in treatment for cancer, I was shocked to read a recent op-ed published in your newspaper (Monitor Opinion, March 30). Just like tobacco companies, the indoor tanning industry is trying to assure the public that its product is safe and healthy when the …

Letter: Don’t punish state’s seniors

Friday, April 17, 2015

Don’t miss it. Amid all the finger-pointing over the state budget, the Legislature is trying to restore millions of dollars in reimbursements for nursing homes and senior care that Gov. Hassan refused to honor this year. Hassan is a tax-and-spend liberal. She’d say the House Republicans are heartless …

Letter: Constitutional lesson

Friday, April 17, 2015

An open letter to Sen. Kelly Ayotte: It has come to my attention while observing your attempts to subvert the president’s negotiations with Iran that you may not understand our constitutional system. Thus, I am writing to bring to your attention a feature of our Constitution – the …

Letter: Weighing Loudon Road costs

Friday, April 17, 2015

Regarding the Loudon Road redesign (Monitor front page, April 10), here’s the thing: Many of us who travel frequently on Loudon Road consider the idea of going from four to three lanes to be a dismal, thoughtless waste of money. Prove us wrong, city leadership, by telling us …

Letter: A slogan for some

Friday, April 17, 2015

It is rather rare these days that I read the Monitor, but glancing at the April 8 front page, a story about marijuana caught my eye. Neill Franklin believes in the “Live free or die” slogan, but he should be aware that that slogan pertains only to those …

Letter: Toward true equality

Friday, April 17, 2015

There has been a clear increase in racist behavior in recent years. The shooting in South Carolina is the latest example of disregard for the lives of African-American citizens. Racist emails comparing the president of the United States to a monkey were circulated within the Ferguson, Mo., police …

Letter: Vote for Dean-Bailey

Friday, April 17, 2015

Yvonne Dean-Bailey is running for election as representative in a special election May 19 in the towns of Northwood, Deerfield, Nottingham and Candia. We already know her opponent has been a vote for more spending rather than for ways to follow the Constitution, so Dean-Bailey is important for …

Letter: Serving big companies

Friday, April 17, 2015

As the budgeting process moves from the New Hampshire House to the Senate, it should be judged on its ability to improve the well-being of Granite Staters and grow our economy. Unfortunately, Sen. Jeanie Forrester and Senate Republicans are instead already showing allegiance to big companies, many of …