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Letter: A powerful story

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sincere thanks to Paul J. Shread Jr. for his “My Turn” article, “Battle Scars” (Sunday Monitor Forum, Sept. 14) and for sharing his dad’s powerful first-person account of the invasion of Peleliu. Both pieces are particularly poignant to me from a family history standpoint and provide a deeper understanding of that horrific battle during World War II. Following in my dad’s footsteps in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack, … 0

Letter: Groups of three

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With the November elections coming soon, I’m reminded of some famous or not so famous trios in our nation’s history. There was: Richard Nixon, H.R. Haldeman and John Mitchell; George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld; and John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte. They will all go down in history as getting it wrong on most issues, having a fondness for … 0

Letter: Save the chickens

Thursday, September 18, 2014

As someone who supports animal rights organizations and farm animal sanctuaries, I want to express serious concerns about plans to build a chicken slaughterhouse in East Concord. Chickens are unusually affable and expressive creatures who should not be subjected to the terror and pain they experience in slaughterhouses. I hope the plan will be unsuccessful. BURDETT ADAMS Center Harbor … 0

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Letter: Override that veto

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It is with sadness that I write this letter in support of overriding the governor’s veto of House Bill 591, the so-called anti-bullying bill to protect state workers. I’m sad because the governor has been promoting her bipartisan solutions in recent campaign ads, yet she vetoed this bill … 1

Letter: Party swapping isn’t easy or common in New Hampshire

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A recent editorial stated that in New Hampshire, “party swapping is as common an occurrence as the leaves changing color” and that “devoted Democrats could have had their say in the GOP Senate Primary.” That is wrong. An affiliated voter has to decide to change parties about three … 0


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Brown will push state back toward 2008 Scott Brown has amnesia. His recent ad states that the economy is suffering in New Hampshire, but he forgot that the Republican Party, his party, destroyed our economy in 2008 and gave us the worst economy in 80 years since the … 0

Letter: A strong foundation

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I have many life experiences that can help me do a good job as a state representative for the people of Laconia, including my time as state fire marshal. In 1984, then-Gov. John Sununu was looking to appoint the state’s top fire official. I happened to be visiting … 0

Letter: Hassan has my vote

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I support Gov. Maggie Hassan for re-election. She is a governor who knows the people of the state and the issues that confront them. She recognizes the right of women to make their own health choices. She spends time listening to her constituents, not just donors. She supports … 1

Letter: Ardinger is a class act

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I would like to say thank you to Kass Ardinger. Thank you for wanting to continue in public service representing us in the state Senate. Thank you for running a very clean race against Dan Feltes. Even though I voted for Feltes, the district would have been well-represented … 1

Letter: A place of their own

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

When I walk along Main Street and on the Heights, I notice that there are no places where teenagers can hang out besides the skate park. I know there’s the Concord Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA, but why isn’t there a place just for teenagers to … 0

Letter: Insulting Foley’s memory

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

As a veteran who believes that militarism and war are not the answer to the recent events in the Middle East, I want to point out that President Obama, in part, is using the death of James Foley to justify further violence there. In 2012, I went to … 0

Letter: Thank you for the support

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The New Hampshire primary election has been held, votes have been cast and the results tabulated. I want to congratulate my opponent in the Democratic primary race for state Senate, Dan Feltes, on his victory. He will be a formidable Democratic nominee in the general election Nov. 4. … 0

Letter: A disservice to readers

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I thank my supporters who came out to vote in the primary election, even though the final results of the county commissioner race were disappointing to me. I also thank my constituents in Concord’s South End, who elected me to three terms in the House of Representatives. It’s … 3