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Letter: The faces of terrorism

Sunday, March 1, 2015

TV and radio in America are going crazy about Islamic terrorism and yet, in this country, only one terrorist attack by a Muslim has resulted in someone else dying since 9/11. That was the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. In 2014, there was a similar mass killing at Fort Hood leaving four dead. There was also the attack on a Navy yard in 2013, killing 12. Neither was …

Letter: What about the Clintons?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Your editorial on Feb. 6 detailed the influence of the Koch Brothers in political campaign financing. Can we expect a similar expose on the Clinton Foundation’s financing activities? The Clinton situation was detailed in recent issues of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. When and if you do, you could detail the difference between the Kochs’ buying influence and the …

Letter: Ayotte’s political games

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Regardless of the issue, there always seems to be a dearth of common sense in Washington nowadays, but recently Kelly Ayotte has been bringing that truth too close to home. In order to make the far right of her party happy, and possibly boost her chances as a potential GOP pick for vice president, Ayotte has been playing political games with the Department …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Questions in Henniker

Sunday, March 1, 2015

How did Henniker become under-insured by $1.2 million? That is the biggest question I would like to have answered at this year’s town meeting on March 14. Under the present circumstances, we must approve the warrant article and pay the bill. However, I believe taxpayers are entitled to …

Letter: Tax fighters in Bow

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Are you sick and tired of digging yourself out? I’m not referring to the snow; I’m referring to Bow’s high taxes. Last year, the overwhelming message from Bow voters was that we don’t want to be buried in higher taxes. Unfortunately, some of our elected officials are tone …

Letter: Listen to wildlife watchers

Sunday, March 1, 2015

At the Fish and Game Commission’s Feb. 11 meeting, we learned it is considering opening a season on bobcats that will include hunting, hounding and trapping of this elusive, reclusive and not bothersome creature. Some of us in the room were surprised to learn hounding is under consideration, …

Letter: Whispers on the wind

Sunday, March 1, 2015

If plans to build a wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts have failed (some of the windiest waters of our country), why would turbine developers hunt for New Hampshire land? The answer is simple: They’re looking for locations that already have high-voltage power lines, access to a …

Letter: A critic for hire

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Will Coggin’s attempt to stand up for civil liberties while attacking national animal charities is flimsy and dishonest (Monitor Forum, Feb. 25). More a Washington operative-for-hire than a researcher of anything, Coggin gets his paychecks from an outfit that maligns Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the CDC and other …

Letter: Needless suffering

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The recent Monitor editorial “Assisted-dying debate is not to be avoided” (Monitor Opinion, Feb. 20) is timelier than the editors may realize. Soon the New Hampshire House will debate and vote on HB 151, which would establish a committee to study end-of-life decisions. This legislative committee would study …

Letter: The ‘greenwashing’ of Ayotte

Saturday, February 28, 2015

We are told by Chris Wood and Paul Doscher in their “My Turn” letter on Feb. 21 that “senate votes prove conservation is bipartisan.” This is just the latest example of what appears to be a pre-election campaign attempting to greenwash Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s actual environmental voting record. …

Letter: A better view

Saturday, February 28, 2015

It’s been a tough winter for clearing snow from the roads and the crews have done a great job staying on top of it. Since we are between storms, it would be a good idea to clear some of the piles that block visibility in critical areas. Anyone …

Letter: Find the culprits

Saturday, February 28, 2015

I read, with great horror and sadness the story about the ducks covered in oil found in Penacook. The article stated it was unknown if it was an intentional act or possibly accidental. No matter what, somebody dumped a good amount of oil which contaminated the water. The …

Letter: Fund kindergarten

Friday, February 27, 2015

I write in support of SB 228, co-sponsored by Sens. Dan Feltes, Nancy Stiles, David Watters and David Boutin. This bill is a bipartisan effort that provides full state funding support for those local school districts that choose to offer full-day kindergarten. It is vitally important that the …