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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: Bridge madness

Monday, August 24, 2015

The state can only offer aid to do seven bridge projects per year (Monitor Local & State, Aug. 19)? Really? There are 344 municipal red-listed bridges posted on the state website. At the rate of seven projects per year, these bridges will be safe to cross in either …

Letter: Ayotte honest, dedicated

Monday, August 24, 2015

It’s a shame that politicians have to be so dirty to get elected. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is one of the most honest and dedicated senators in Washington today. You can bank on it that she will do everything in her power to do what is right for the …

Letter: Choices clear for climate voters

Sunday, August 23, 2015

NextGen Climate recently called on presidential candidates to set two benchmarks for America: transitioning to 50 percent clean energy by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. For some candidates, that plan seems daunting – not because of how realistic it is to achieve (it is), how cost effective …

Letter: Renewable beauty

Sunday, August 23, 2015

We need to develop a broader definition of beauty. In past months, I have read about people complaining about how terrible windmills look. There are some neighborhoods in Concord where outside clotheslines are banned. Now there is news of a family saying that some nearby solar panels disrupt …

Letter: Give Iran deal a chance

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I must say I’m appalled at the opposition to the multinational nuclear accord recently negotiated with Iran – much of it, though not all, by congressional Republicans. With our experience of the past 10 years, why would anybody be inclined to trash, many without even reading, an agreement …

Letter: A true lifesaver

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I would like to show my gratitude and appreciation to the man who saved my life while I was having lunch with my granddaughters at the Tilt’n Diner on Aug. 13. While enjoying a wonderful lunch, I felt the food I was eating get stuck and I could …

Letter: Winant deserves better

Sunday, August 23, 2015

In the most recent attempt by activists to fill an open space, the John Winant Memorial Committee is going to place a statue of John Gilbert Winant on the State Library lawn (Monitor front page, Aug. 15). Unfortunately, the proposed statue does not begin to do justice to …

Letter: Old pets need homes, too

Saturday, August 22, 2015

An animal shelter is the best place to find your next “forever” companion animal, whether it be a dog, cat, horse, or small pets such as hamsters, gerbils or guinea pigs. Yes, there is a fee to adopt shelter animals, but you are making a donation to help …

Letter: Manufactured controversy

Saturday, August 22, 2015

With hidden camera equipment, anti-abortion activists have surreptitiously recorded hours of video tape with physicians at Planned Parenthood. The group went on to claim that edited video shows that PP sells the body parts of aborted fetuses, a serious felony throughout the United States. As a former news …

Letter: Sounding the alarm

Saturday, August 22, 2015

I would like to thank you for publishing the editorial “A great security risk in the making” (Monitor Forum, Aug. 14). It is just this type of piece that, hopefully, can alert our legislators to action. The editorial cited James Hansen the climatologist who has issued grave warnings …