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Letters

Letter: Give steam a chance

Monday, June 29, 2015

I am writing to express my support for the city staying with Concord Steam rather than converting to natural gas. I have followed the issue, and I am also a longtime city taxpayer. If Concord Steam is truly able to upgrade its equipment, lower our cost as projected and purchase its raw material from renewable New Hampshire resources, then it would appear that option is a winning proposition. Why would …

Letter: Patriotism in action

Monday, June 29, 2015

On July 4, the N.H. Rebellion will be holding several walks to help rescue American democracy from the rising influence of big money. The big walk will be along the Seacoast. This is a fine opportunity to overcome the sad notions that government is merchandise for sale and that those who own a country should govern it. Now we can reaffirm Lincoln’s promise …

Letter: No one like Hillary

Monday, June 29, 2015

I was invited and planned to attend the New Hampshire launch party for the Hillary Clinton New Hampshire campaign. I could not attend. This letter was written as the launch was taking place. I supported Clinton in the past and I support her now. There is no one else like her in experience, in energy, in knowledge, in personality, in success, in skills …

Letter: Dirty money

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Dylann Roof, the man who killed nine people in a church in Charleston S.C., left behind a manifesto from a white supremacist group called the Council of Conservative Citizens. It took only a few days for a British newspaper, The Guardian, to discover that the council’s leader had …

Letter: Toward a better CCSNH

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Laura Morgan’s courageous column (Monitor Opinion, June 22) laid out in a succinct way the frustrations that faculty and staff throughout the Community College System of New Hampshire have been experiencing under the administration of Chancellor Ross Gittell and Chairman of the Board Paul Holloway. I don’t think …

Letter: Save this valuable resource

Saturday, June 27, 2015

My thanks to the Monitor for publishing professor Laura Morgan’s lengthy “My Turn” on the Community College System of New Hampshire in its entirety (Monitor Opinion, June 22). Our state’s community colleges are a valuable resource to the state and to the local communities that support them. While …

Letter: Investigate college system

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Professor Laura Morgan’s column (Monitor Opinion, June 22) regarding mismanagement of the community college system was truly an eye-opener that calls for more investigation. Colleges were experiencing enrollment declines when the chancellor and board of trustees took $2.5 million from what appears to be a reserve fund for …

Letter: Happy Market Days

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Our Main Street looks amazing – we are so proud of it! The renovation has been such a great experience. Severino workers and all their subcontractors have been so friendly and helpful to us and to our customers. The worksite is always accessible and tidy. Communication has been …

Letter: Questionable council conduct

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Dear Mayor Bouley: The June City Council meeting had some interesting theater that normally doesn’t take place at council meetings. First off, you have Councilor Allan Herschlag moving to amend rule 6A with language provided to him by former mayor Martin Gross. You would think he had foolishly …

Letter: Animals over people

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Once again, we’re being excoriated by Barbara Bonsignore about abusing animals (Monitor letters, June 22). She’s now expanded her horizons to include carriage horses, rodeos, etc. I’ve been a reader for almost 30 years and have seen countless Bonsignore diatribes about animal abuse of one sort or another, …

Letter: Guilty until proven innocent

Thursday, June 25, 2015

I have recently become aware of a great injustice that occurred down at Amherst College. A young man was expelled after a young woman accused him of rape. Not unreasonable if true, but the evidence pretty much belies the accusation. The young woman in tweets to advisers and …

Letter: A lot of good in budget

Thursday, June 25, 2015

It’s important to recognize levels of support for services in the proposed budget that haven’t been available in years. From the perspective of an advocate and provider of services to seniors and adults with disabilities, this budget contains a home care reimbursement rate increase that we haven’t seen …

Letter: Tear down that flag

Thursday, June 25, 2015

No one asked New Hampshire whether the state wanted to fight the Civil War. In 1861, when the fighting began in Charleston, we were in the war because our American identity prevails over our identity as a state. Southerners, of course, thought the “rights” of states prevailed. But …