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Letter: Ardinger is independent

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dear fellow District 15 voters: As the Sept. 9 Democratic primary election for District 15 state Senate draws near, I would like to share with you my reasons for supporting Kass Ardinger. I have known Kass both professionally and personally for the past 20 years. As a 30-year veteran teacher in the Concord School District, I have observed her leadership skills and problem solving abilities as one of the leaders … 0

Letter: Blatant sexism

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I am annoyed by the sexism immediately displayed in your front-page political coverage of Sunday, Aug. 17. To wit: “State Senate candidate Kass Ardinger stood . . . in her tan skirt and neon blue-and-green walking sneakers.” “As Joanne Keough stood . . . State Senate candidate Dan Feltes launched into his pitch for her vote.” I hold no brief for or against … 2

Letter: Feltes campaign manager wrong about Ardinger

Thursday, August 28, 2014

State Senate candidate Dan Feltes’s campaign manager, Karen McNamara, apparently did not fully understand (Monitor letters, Aug. 22) the well-written explanation by Concord School Board President Clint Cogswell of the board’s 2009 decision concerning sizing of the new schools (Monitor Forum, Aug. 21). Demographic changes and declining enrollments, plus the school district’s retention of Eastman School in its inventory do, in fact, allow … 0

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Letter: Feltes conscientious, capable

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I encourage residents of Concord, Hopkinton, Henniker and Warner to vote for Dan Feltes for Senate on Sept. 9. I have worked with Dan and know him to be a conscientious and capable advocate, helping others achieve the fairness and justice we all deserve. Dan’s work with low-income … 0

Letter: Not fair to veterans

Thursday, August 28, 2014

In 2012, the state Legislature passed legislation allowing veterans to have their veterans status indicated on their driver’s license, thus providing us with a photo ID proving our service to our country. A veterans photo ID is something that major stores always require before they will provide a … 1

Letter: Real bigotry

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The PC police have outdone themselves with the false Redskins outrage. It is a term made by its own people. They knew nothing of European explorers trying to find India, hence the name Indian. They called themselves Red Men or Red Skins in contrast to white men only, … 1

Letter: Bring back ‘Doonesbury’

Thursday, August 28, 2014

For 25 years, I’ve been reading the Monitor while eating breakfast. For most of that period, I finished breakfast with a reading of “Doonesbury” – always a delightful and thoughtful read. I request that the Monitor reconsider its decision not to license and publish “Doonesbury” classics. I suspect … 0

Letter: Alternative housing options

Thursday, August 28, 2014

‘Up to $500,000 for emergency housing and public facility activities that directly benefit low and moderate-income persons” – that is what the Community Development Block Grant program does. And it is grant money, also known as “free,” and you don’t have to pay it back. And you can … 0

Letter: Join the Scouts

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I would like to encourage young Monitor readers to think about joining Boy Scouts. The program has helped me to grow in skills, confidence and character. As a Scout, I have gone on fun biking trips, white-water rafting adventures and countless camping trips. With great adult leaders and … 0

Letter: Cynical politics

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The recent criticism of Kass Ardinger by Dan Feltes both in mailings and in a letter to the editor by his campaign manager are unfair and misstate Kass’s position on the issue of full-day kindergarten. I served on the school board with Kass for six years. Never once … 1

Letter: Feltes is a special person

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

As a fourth-generation member of my family to own and operate our business and a lifelong Concord resident, I am voting for Dan Feltes on Sept. 9 in the Democratic state Senate primary for District 15. Dan is a special person. In addition to his many professional accomplishments, … 0

Letter: Don’t follow the money

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In the Aug. 21 edition of the Monitor, a total of 66 column inches was devoted to the upcoming Democratic primary, focusing on the candidates’ fundraising success or lack thereof, leading with an above-the-fold, right column header on A1, “Financially, Feltes has edge in race.” Honey, if these … 4

Letter: French Revolution lessons

Monday, August 25, 2014

Jonathan P. Baird’s piece on torture (Monitor Forum, Aug. 14) was a courageous article, of which we need more these days. The police, the federal and executive wings of the government, our armies and especially intelligence agencies should not be allowed to so easily get away with the … 4