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Letter: Kenney should know better

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Executive Councilors Chris Sununu and David Wheeler have taken some heat recently for their votes to stop New Hampshire’s payment to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. Their critics are right on. But let us not forget that Councilor Joseph Kenney, representing District 1, also voted against the funding. Kenney, more than anyone, had (or ought!) to know how important PPNE has been in providing health care services and advice …

Letter: Bird sounds of long ago

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I would add to Steve Taylor’s No. 49 on his list of “Things to do in New Hampshire” (Monitor Forum, July 30), which was to “observe a purple finch.” I would tell you to tell your grandchildren how at dusk the many nighthawks that used to fly around South Danbury would dive down at another bird feeding down below, and about the swoop …

Letter: An obligation to protect

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Rev. John Buttrick was given a privileged place on the front of the Forum section on Aug. 16. One would have expected some light to be shed by his essay on the use of guns by civilians on the streets of Concord. What we got was obfuscation. He objects to the presence of men with what he calls “automatic rifles” guarding a …

Letter: Toplessness and equality

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I found this to be a curious juxtaposition. Many wrote in to express their indignation with the position taken by Hugh Williams Benziger, and I feel rightly so. Simply removing women students from the St. Paul’s School campus will not change male students’ attitudes toward women. However, these …

Letter: Immigration facts

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fran Wendelboe’s “End the reign of the PC police” (Sunday Monitor, Aug. 15) reads like an incoherent amalgam of opinion, illogic and complaint. Conflating standards of consideration and decency with censorship and authoritarianism is little more than a cry for a return to the “good old days,” when …

Letter: Taxpayers and Narcan

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

From every form of media and politician, I continue to hear how important it is to appropriate state funds to pay for Narcan to revive heroin users who have overdosed. Why is it that I, as a taxpayer, have to pay for medical treatment of a drug user …

Letter: A sensible vote

Monday, August 24, 2015

In her Aug. 19 “My Turn,” Jennifer Frizzell blames the politicians for politicizing funding for Planned Parenthood. Rather than blame them, why not instead look at the funding issue sensibly? The funding itself is political because Planned Parenthood is asking the public to pay for it. There are …

Letter: A road rescue

Monday, August 24, 2015

There are still nice people in the world! While returning from vacation recently with our motor home, we developed problems and could go no further. Within minutes of stopping, a young man and his two small boys pulled in behind us. Matt DeGreenia is a mechanic for Kirk’s …

Letter: Prayer travesty

Monday, August 24, 2015

I am not only upset by the “performance” of Rev. Garrett Lear at an Executive Council voting session but have a question. Does the Well of Living Waters (with a local address of 66 Buttercup Lane in Wakefield) enjoy a tax-exempt status as a religious institution? If so, …

Letter: Shedding light on solar debate

Monday, August 24, 2015

In its Wednesday editorial, the Monitor mischaracterizes the solar panel case in order to conclude that the zoning board acted properly. The case was not about the ZBA approving or not approving solar panels. The Magees could have put in about 65 feet of panels simply by pulling …

Letter: Don’t trust Iran

Monday, August 24, 2015

A letter to the editor on Aug. 20 applauds Jeanne Shaheen for supporting the nuclear “deal” with Iran. I wonder if she’s had a chance to read the, up until now, secret deal with the IAEA as published on page B7? Iran will be allowed to inspect its …

Letter: A marijuana farce

Monday, August 24, 2015

Plymouth has been chosen by the state as one of four communities to host the new medical marijuana dispensaries. The residents of Plymouth had no input into this decision. Sanctuary ATC, the Alternative Treatment Center chosen by our state Department of Health and Human Services, approached our town …

Letter: Homework for St. Paul’s

Monday, August 24, 2015

Following the rape trial involving students at St. Paul’s School, I am struck by several things. One truly wonders where the administration has been in terms of oversight of a situation that sounds more like a cross between Lord of the Flies and Animal House than an elite …