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Letter: Soldiers deserve better

Thursday, April 24, 2014

According to a story about the latest military reduction in force (Monitor, April 22), Army leaders will try to “do it right” this time. The Army announced that they’ll search through the files of officers to identify those who are underperforming or have disciplinary problems. Those people will be released with an honorable discharge. As if it isn’t hard enough to get a job, now in the next couple of … 0

Letter: Cohen wrong on hearings

Thursday, April 24, 2014

On Tuesday, this paper published a letter by former state senator Burt Cohen in which he criticized Senate President Chuck Morse. Sadly, Cohen’s facts are wrong and his conclusions are tainted by his passion for the underlying issue – decriminalizing marijuana. As a former Senate president myself, I write to set the record straight. Cohen claims that in his 14 years in the … 0

Letter: Adult form of bullying

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I think it is time to identify the real issue with the attack against the Pembroke Academy boys basketball team: It is a long-standing vendetta against the coach’s father. The reality is that the boys team will have to work very hard in Division I to be a contender, and that may not happen right away. At the Pembroke Sports Night, coach Matt … 0

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Letter: Relocation often means better opportunity for kids

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Given the means, flexibility and desire, parents at times relocate to provide their children and themselves with access to better opportunities and experiences. This practice is quite accepted and even, at times, expected. We do what we can for our kids and ourselves. Suppose my child excels at … 0

Hot Topic: Pembroke Academy boys' basketball team and its schedule

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Many people are speaking out about allegations that the Pembroke Academy basketball program recruits players and the subsequent decision by Division I schools to keep Pembroke off the schedule for the 2014-15 season. Here’s a sampling: Adult form … 2

Letter: No ‘ground swell’ in Webster

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Regarding an article concerning some parents in Webster who are interested in sending their children to Hopkinton schools (Monitor front page, April 18), I think it is inaccurate to characterize this issue as gaining a “ground swell” of support. In fact, I’m willing to bet that I represent … 0

Letter: Big money, big problem

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The purchase and sale of a New Hampshire U.S. Senate seat in 2014 is shameful to the proud tradition of politics in the state. Speaking from a career in public service, I have few illusions left regarding the rough and tumble of the political process. On the other … 3

Letter: Morse move is an outrage

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What state Senate President Chuck Morse just did is nothing short of an outrage. I had the honor of serving in the state Senate for 14 years, and I saw a lot. But never in my memory was there anything like what Chuck Morse just did. In all … 1

Letter: Stereotypes add to division

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I have some questions for Fred DiFronzo (Monitor letter, April 18). Dear Fred, do you actually believe that all Republicans: 1) think all social programs should be eliminated? 2) think that women shouldn’t have equal pay? 3) think the United States has a right to strike and invade … 0

Letter: Disappointed in Forrester

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I am writing to express my disappointment that state Sen. Jeanie Forrester canceled the meeting she had arranged for last Wednesday in Plymouth. She had planned it as an opportunity to present and explain the minimum wage bill that is currently before the Senate and for her to … 0

Letter: Other offensive nicknames

Monday, April 21, 2014

That there is compelling evidence that the use of Native American mascots and nicknames damages the self-esteem of Native American children is sufficient reason to eliminate those mascots and nicknames. Advocates for this cause could be more effective if they showed more cultural awareness of the context in … 16

Letter: Fallacious reasoning and the death penalty debate

Monday, April 21, 2014

Chuck Douglas’s piece pleading for life for the New Hamphsire death penalty (Sunday Monitor, April 6) “Don’t Repeal the Death Penalty,” was hardly persuasive. But as a retired educator (and logic teacher), it did confirm my belief in the importance of avoiding fallacious reasoning in public discourse, even … 0

Letter: Sudoku error ruins the day

Monday, April 21, 2014

I am a Sudoku addict. I cannot start my day without having my Sudoku fix. I do it every day, unless I’m on vacation. I almost always get it right without having to look at the solution. I’ve developed a painstaking method for solving the puzzle, but for … 0