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Letters

Letter: Give steam a chance

Monday, June 29, 2015

I am writing to express my support for the city staying with Concord Steam rather than converting to natural gas. I have followed the issue, and I am also a longtime city taxpayer. If Concord Steam is truly able to upgrade its equipment, lower our cost as projected and purchase its raw material from renewable New Hampshire resources, then it would appear that option is a winning proposition. Why would …

Letter: Patriotism in action

Monday, June 29, 2015

On July 4, the N.H. Rebellion will be holding several walks to help rescue American democracy from the rising influence of big money. The big walk will be along the Seacoast. This is a fine opportunity to overcome the sad notions that government is merchandise for sale and that those who own a country should govern it. Now we can reaffirm Lincoln’s promise …

Letter: No one like Hillary

Monday, June 29, 2015

I was invited and planned to attend the New Hampshire launch party for the Hillary Clinton New Hampshire campaign. I could not attend. This letter was written as the launch was taking place. I supported Clinton in the past and I support her now. There is no one else like her in experience, in energy, in knowledge, in personality, in success, in skills …

Letter: A war on meth

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the good citizens of Pittsfield and Northwood: My family, like many others in our towns, has been infected with crystal meth and heroin. I’m not happy. I have started a no-meth campaign. Too many people throughout the history of our towns have given everything they could and …

Letter: Educate us, Eversource

Monday, June 29, 2015

Eversource would be wise to fully inform area citizens of what the proposed massive $70 million Seacoast Reliability Project will do for – and to – the communities (Madbury, Durham, Newington, Portsmouth) on which it will be imposed. I suggest that Eversource charter a bus or two and …

Letter: Clean air for our kids

Monday, June 29, 2015

I was interested to learn about the connection between disease risk and the time of the year one is born in Ana Swanson’s recent article (Monitor Nation & World, June 16). While we may not yet understand this fascinating phenomenon very well, we do understand how global warming …

Letter: Praise for the poet

Monday, June 29, 2015

I have been reading the works of Donald Hall for as many years as I care to remember. I greatly appreciate his poetry and essays. As a matter of fact and the reason I am writing this letter, I am presently reading his recent book of essays, Essays …

Letter: Do your homework on tax cuts

Sunday, June 28, 2015

As a successful entrepreneur whose company has brought millions into New Hampshire for decades, I cringe at the rant for lower business taxes as a cure-all to increase jobs. Legislators who join this clamor have not done their homework: California has the highest business taxes in the nation …

Letter: Support for the veto

Sunday, June 28, 2015

It is wrong to cut taxes for corporations while not renewing the New Hampshire Health Protection Plan, potentially leaving thousands of people without health insurance. The Republican budget proposal does not move our state forward, and I support Gov. Hassan’s veto. BOB HOLLEMAN Hopkinton …

Letter: State employees deserve better

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Providing raises for state employees is important to everyone because: 1) The actions of the state set an example that impacts all of civil society within the state. 2) The state sells New Hampshire short when it fails to demonstrate a commitment to its people. 3) When the …

Letter: Roof and Trump

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jeff Field made an important point that the media and public in general seem to be missing (Monitor letters, June 21). Field notes the similarity between Dylann Roof’s and Donald Trump’s language. Roof stated to the people he killed in South Carolina: “You rape our women, and you’re …

Letter: No defense for flag

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The main problem with the Confederate battle flag is the Confederacy. It represents people who bombarded a United States military installation in Charleston harbor in 1861, igniting a war that caused the deaths of what would nowadays, as a percentage of our population, be 6 million Americans. That …

Letter: Mideast realities

Sunday, June 28, 2015

I have been following Robert Azzi’s writings on Middle Eastern issues. His writings lack historical content. Israel, like Armenia, Ireland, Poland and Ukraine, is an ancient country that has, within the past century, regained its independence, expelled its occupiers and gathered in much of its diaspora. Jerusalem and …