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Letter: Hassan best for my daughter

Thursday, July 31, 2014

I graduated from college in 1970, and many career and academic doors have opened for women since that time. Women are attending medical school, law school and studying engineering in record numbers, and many now play an ever more important role in government. Unfortunately, more than 40 years later, some things have not changed. I watched with dismay as the Supreme Court first struck down buffer zone measures that would … 0

Letter: ‘Monitor’ missed big event

Thursday, July 31, 2014

I was extremely disappointed to find no coverage in the Monitor for the recent flagpole dedication at Keach Park on the Concord Plains-Heights. The well-attended event also recognized the 100th anniversary of Pineconia-Concord Grange No. 322, which donated the flagpole for all members of the community to enjoy. The July 22 event featured a concert by Nevers Band, refreshments and a presentation of … 0

Letter: Housing solutions

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Months ago, I was watching HGTV and they were transforming shipping containers into housing. When a homeless group was forming in Concord, I wrote a letter suggesting that train cars could serve the same housing ideas here in Concord. Noticing a vacant box car on the tracks by the Friendly Kitchen got me thinking: Why not a “village” of several updated, room divided, … 0

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Letter: The orange box

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Anybody who watches any news broadcast on television, is (I hope) aware that the so-called “black boxes” that are vital to the investigation of an airplane crash are orange, not black. The flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder are both painted a brilliant orange to make … 0


Thursday, July 31, 2014

History lessons July 28 was the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. Has it occurred to anyone that the escalation of global conflict around the world today is alarmingly similar to the series of events that propelled the world to war a century ago? Our … 0

Letter: No hatred, only plea for peace

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Regarding Rabbi Robin Nafshi’s article about Gaza (Monitor Forum, July 23): I held signs at Market Days and on Monday in front of the State House – one read “Stop Israeli Attacks – End the Occupation” and the other “Ask your senators why they pledge allegiance to Israel?” … 0

Letter: Why the wall exists

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I agree with Robert Azzi when he says that in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there are competing narratives (Sunday Monitor Forum, July 27). I also support the creation of a Palestinian state and am critical of the Israeli government’s actions that impede such a creation. And while I take … 4

Letter: Help us help the homeless

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I hope everyone is enjoying this warm weather and has been able to get some extra time off to spend with family and loved ones. The Salvation Army/McKenna House has been very busy! We have had an increase in residents who are experiencing homelessness for the first time … 0

Letter: Three for District 16

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I am writing this letter on behalf of J.R. Hoell, John Martin and Bill Kuch, who are running for the House in District 16. I believe that all three are very capable of doing their best to lower taxes, fight big government expansion and other problems we face … 0

Letter: An important contribution

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Thank you for printing Robert Azzi’s contribution to the discussion on the situation in Israel/Palestine (Sunday Monitor Forum, July 27). It is a viewpoint that most American papers fail to represent adequately. As someone who has been involved with that area since 1960, I have seen great changes, … 1

Letter: Fresh faces in GOP

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Attention Republican and independent voters: There’s a chance to vote in some new and energetic faces up and down the Republican primary ballot on Sept. 9. Republicans’ best choices to top the ticket this fall are Andrew Hemingway for governor and Marilinda Garcia for Congress. Their youth and … 1

Letter: Be proud, Granite State

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I had the pleasure of attending the historic signing of two important bills related to paycheck equity called the Paycheck Fairness Act by Gov. Maggie Hassan on July 22. The signing of HB 1188 and SB 207 closes important loopholes for equal pay with the sole purpose of … 2

Letter: Sensitive and compelling

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Thank you for your coverage (Monitor Local and State, July 22) of the protest against Israeli violence in Gaza. Bravo Geoff Forester for the sensitive, compelling photographs. FERNANDA HARRINGTON Warner … 0