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Letter: Save the bobcats

Saturday, January 31, 2015

I was shocked to learn that Fish and Game is considering opening a trapping season on bobcats. The UNH study of these magnificent creatures is barely off the presses showing their numbers have increased in New Hampshire due to their protected status. Now that protection is in jeopardy. While Fish and Game struggles financially and are seeing dollar signs in opening a trapping season, in reality, their large budget deficit …

Letter: Let’s talk loopholes

Saturday, January 31, 2015

State Sen. Dan Feltes and state Rep. Richard Ames want to start a conversation about closing tax loopholes that primarily benefit the richest 1 percent of New Hampshire taxpayers at the expense of the rest of us. Credit them with creative thinking that has brought a fresh approach to the stale debate over tax policy in New Hampshire. It has been estimated that …

Letter: Bigger fish to fry

Saturday, January 31, 2015

To Frank Warman, regarding his letter in the Monitor’s Jan. 26 edition about the “Deflategate” controversy: Frank, you are too kind. Limiting your criticism to just the sports world ignores the source of these “problems.” The source is our government that does these things all the time. Ignorance and complacency is the attitude of the vast majority of Americans, so we have what …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Blame it on Blount

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Loyal Patriots fans understand why 11 of 12 footballs were under normal weight (psi) at halftime during the Indianapolis-New England AFC Championship game. We know our running back LeGarette Blount weighs 250 pounds and ran the ball 30-40 times during that game. We know that if he had …

Letter: Why the harsh words?

Saturday, January 31, 2015

In regards to the “My Turn” article by Dave Potter “Why am I still searching for my dad’s GOP?” (Monitor Forum, Jan. 24): What have any of the three men mentioned actually done in word or deed that validates your character assassination? They might be all that you …

Letter: Time to say ‘no’

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Soon it will be town and school district meeting time here in Hopkinton, and we will be asked to approve various expenditures on behalf of both groups. During the past few weeks, these groups have presented to the town budget committee and seem to do a fairly good …

Letter: Drawing conclusions

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A belated response to Jeannine Aucoin’s letter “Role reversal” (Monitor letters, Jan. 16). To the question “What conclusions should one draw?” concerning the police killing of an unarmed white man in Salt Lake City: ∎ More whites are shot by police, also mainly white, than are blacks. (Department of …

Letter: Ready for Bernie

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bernie will be back in town! Although the media has been concentrating on the potential GOP presidential candidates and the local shenanigans, I would like to remind folks that there are other voices to be heard. On Saturday, Jan. 31, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be coming to …

Letter: Crime and punishment

Thursday, January 29, 2015

I see that there is more debate concerning the death penalty. Currently there is one black inmate on death row. In the last few years, I have read about at least a couple of cases where white men have been convicted of premeditated murder who were not given …

Letter: For the kids

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Did you know that the proposed Northwood teachers’ contract to be voted on in March benefits the students at Northwood School? School will be extended an additional 15 minutes per day. This increase will enable teachers to boost instructional time to cover more of the ever-growing curriculum. Over …

Letter: Thank you, Brad

Thursday, January 29, 2015

On Jan. 10, about 11:45 a.m., my husband blacked out while driving south on Interstate 89 in Hopkinton. The car hit two guardrails, crossed the second rail, rolled down an embankment and came to rest on the roof by a brook. Miraculously, we both survived with multiple scrapes …

Letter: A lovely storm

Thursday, January 29, 2015

We’re snowed in today, and how nice it is. We get a break from our normal routine, a forced rest courtesy of Mother Nature. It’s a reminder that as much as we like to think we control our world, and our lives, we are all subject to larger …

Letter: Ayotte took stand on climate

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Two thumbs up to Sen. Kelly Ayotte for joining Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina in acknowledging the reality of human-caused climate change in a Jan. 21 Senate vote. As a former Republican who was …