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Letters

Letter: Our crumbling infrastructure

Saturday, May 23, 2015

There was nothing we could do about gravity pulling down the Old Man of the Mountain, but our crumbling infrastructure is a different story. When I first came from Pennsylvania decades ago to attend college in New Hampshire, I marveled at the great roads and bridges. No more. We live in East Concord, so I am well aware of the urgency to replace the Sewalls Falls Bridge. Many depend on …

Letter: Expansion resistance

Saturday, May 23, 2015

I attended the meeting at Sunapee on May 5. People were encouraged to have their say on the subject of expansion. I was concerned that the economically interested coalition would hold sway, but no. I was pleased to hear speaker after speaker, local residents and others, leaders of the Forest Society and Olympic skiers who trained here, said no, don’t do this. I …

Letter: Guinta’s only choice

Friday, May 22, 2015

It’s now official! New Hampshire voters elected a bald-faced liar: Congressman Frank Guinta. Despite his numerous and constant protestations to the contrary, the Federal Election Commission found that Guinta violated campaign finance laws and lied when he gave all the various explanations these past five years as to where he got the $355,000 he lent his campaign in 2010. He has told nothing …

Letter: Hopkinton tax madness

Friday, May 22, 2015

Perhaps I have been asleep for a few years, but the gist of the May 17 Sunday Monitor article about the Hopkinton tax rate appears to be that selectmen and the school board are forming a “group” to look at ways to prevent the rate from spiking in …

Letter: No state for bicyclists

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The League of American Cyclists just released its rankings of bike friendly states and New Hampshire is in the bottom half. While my hometown of Concord has passed a Complete Streets policy and received multiple awards for being bike friendly, much of the rest of New Hampshire is …

Letter: For the love of animals

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I would like to extend my personal thanks to all those fine folks who work with animals in any capacity in the state of New Hampshire. Those people who work in shelters, rescue operations, vets offices, etc., should be extremely proud of the work that they do, as …

Letter: Weather and climate

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thank you for your helpful May 13 editorial, “Weather says much about climate change,” explaining the difference between climate and weather, and much more. When a storm is coming, people expect to be warned about it. Not to issue a warning would be considered a dereliction of duty …

Letter: Court corrections

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

There have been discussions of late concerning building a new Merrimack County Superior Court. While I think this might be a good idea, the focus should not be strictly material. With the erosion of society in the latter 20th century and early 21st, there has been a conterminous …

Letter: Alter your pets

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

This is a letter about dogs and cats. We are supposedly a nation of dog and cat lovers, yet the United States still kills 3 million of these companion animals each year in pounds and shelters. The only solution to this needless waste of life is spaying and …

Letter: Thanks to more government

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Regardless of the outcome of today’s Rockingham District 32 election, the struggle for New Hampshire’s future will continue. And with the Free State movement continuing to infiltrate our communities, the call for “less government” will continue. So to celebrate progress to date thanks to more government, and to …

Letter: Cuts that hurt

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I write in response to any number of informative articles on the proposed budget. Cuts are coming across the board. How will this affect all of us? Tourism budget slashed? Less promotion for one of our largest industries. Transportation and highways? Terrible driving conditions for those attracted to …

Letter: The real ADL

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Rabbi Robin Nafshi recently defended the Anti-Defamation League against a suggestion that it is less than “pro-Muslim” (Monitor letters, May 14). As Nafshi points out, the Anti-Defamation League has an admirable mission statement to “secure justice and fair treatment to all.” The problem with the ADL is that …

Letter: Vital issues

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Monitor’s May 14 editorial about Steve Duprey setting a “wise path for Republicans” does not take into account the essential fact that many Republicans, not including Duprey apparently, still manage to stand up for the truth about really vital issues. And by truly vital, I mean just …