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Letter: Orsmond for budget committee

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Garth Orsmond was appointed last year to the Bow Budget Committee, and he is now running for election to a full term on the committee. I urge the voters of Bow to vote for him on Tuesday, March 10. Garth has been deeply involved in the community. Before he joined the budget committee, he served with me on the zoning board, and he was also a member of the public …

Letter: A collapse in the making

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

On March 7, the Chichester School Board will ask approval for a $208,235 increase (5.4 percent) to taxes, costing the typical homeowner (and passed to renters) about $250 beyond other recent increases. Some increases come from our votes and lack of involvement at the local, state and national level. We allowed the government to increase spending without meaningful restraint. The teachers’ union has …

Letter: Honor veterans

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dear town moderators: Town meeting day presents a golden opportunity to recognize the service men and women in our towns. Please consider honoring those who have served or are now serving our country in the armed forces by asking them to stand and be recognized for their sacrifices in defense of our nation’s freedom. Ask those present to come forward or remain standing …

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Letter: Do your homework

Monday, March 2, 2015

In Weare, as in many towns, the moderator chooses finance committee members. Also, as in many towns, Weare has trouble finding people to volunteer to serve on its many committees. This can result in committees being populated by inexperienced or biased individuals who may not have the best …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …