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Letter: Fresh advice

Friday, April 24, 2015

It might have been useful to point out, as a preface to the Associated Press salmon article (Monitor Food, April 22), that all of the salmon discussed in this article comes from the Pacific Ocean and needs to be shipped across the country to New England before it can be cooked and served here. Maybe it would make more sense to feature articles on fresh fish and seafood from New …

Letter: Genocide denied

Friday, April 24, 2015

This year marks the centenary of the Armenian Genocide. On April 24, 1915, the Ottoman Turkish government ordered the execution of 250 leading Armenian dignitaries, poets, teachers and artists. Thus began the formal phase of the relocation and massacre of Armenians. This was a premeditated and systematic act of murder on a grand scale. Armenians were left without leadership, and in the chaos …

Letter: A plea for silence

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spring, a time for flowers, baby birds and . . . fireworks? That might sound weird, but apparently some residents of Concord are huge fans of spring and summer fireworks. Starting in March, and usually lasting until the first snowfall, someone takes it upon themselves most nights to set off multiple rounds of fireworks and/or firecrackers. This usually starts as soon as darkness …

Letter: Never again

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

John Gfroerer’s piece on the Holocaust was both sensitive and thought provoking (Monitor Forum, April 16). Reading the article, I was brought back to 1969. Paul and I were in Germany. With Paul’s army assignment to Zwiebruken, we chose to live in town hoping to learn more about …

Letter: Blame the voters

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In Bob Longabaugh’s “My Turn” on the state budget (Monitor Forum, April 15), he makes his point well, as far as it goes, and provides at least a solution. The problem is that any solution as bold as a flat income tax is well beyond any thinking person …

Letter: A city treasure

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I just read Rob Azevedo’s article (Monitor A&E, April 16) and had to respond. I’ve been a resident of Concord for 38 years, all of which have been filled with a wide range of cultural opportunities – more than any one person could attend. And many of those …

Letter: Parking for the people

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

So, with the mess that Main Street in Concord will be this summer, and with the resultant parking shortage, and with the fact that state politicians have a private, free parking garage, why are the parking spots on the side streets by the State House still hooded? Why …

Letter: Thanks, Sen. Feltes

Monday, April 20, 2015

After a six-month battle with the Department of Health and Human Services, I sought help from my elected officials. My two state representatives and representative on the Executive Council showed no interest. Emails were not returned (if they were read). Sen. Dan Feltes reached out to me. I …

Letter: Dean-Bailey is a fresh voice

Monday, April 20, 2015

It’s clear Democrats in Rockingham 32 are scared to death of the young and fresh GOP nominee, Yvonne Dean-Bailey, running in the special election. How do I know that? Within the past week, two extensive letters have been published in the Monitor, not attacking her policies, but her …

Letter: Smearing NEC

Monday, April 20, 2015

I was dismayed to read your article on the coach at Keene State accused of sexual misconduct (Sunday Monitor front page, April 12). The article reads as a clear smear of New England College in order to deflect the true blame, which lies with Keene for not doing …

Letter: A better world for all

Monday, April 20, 2015

I couldn’t agree more with Rabbi Robin Nafshi and Dr. Susan Zlotnick-Hale (Monitor Forum, April 11) that we must “remember the Holocaust so it never happens again.” My great hope is that through Holocaust Remembrance Day the world will truly learn from history, honor the victims and respond …

Letter: Ditch ‘The Pledge’

Sunday, April 19, 2015

‘Gotta balance the budget, gotta cut vital programs, gotta cut education spending, gotta maintain just basic government functions, gotta pass on the brunt of the costs to the homeowner, gotta do all this without no darn sales taxes!” Isn’t this getting old? Hasn’t New Hampshire as a society …

Letter: Faith and longevity

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Thank you for your excellent editorial on April 8, “Want to live longer? Just be at peace.” Centenarian Gertrude Weaver and your editorial both got it right: Trust in the Lord, obey Him, love everyone and work hard. Your editorial says that all of these ways of thinking …