Sunny
67°
Sunny
Hi 84° | Lo 52°

Letters

Letter: A piece of history lost

Sunday, May 24, 2015

It’s the end of an era. Two hundred years of Pembroke Academy’s existence is drawing to a close, and with it the last vestige of a proud history. Who will be celebrating the bicentennial, when the school board itself has erased our connection to that history? As they claim, they have moved us, willingly or reluctantly, into the “new” millennium. It’s time for us all to bravely consider the “subtle …

Letter: Get to know an EpiPen

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Do you know what an EpiPen is? Have you ever had to use one or know anyone who carries one? An EpiPen can save a life. It is an auto-injector for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions. I have two grandchildren who carry EpiPens. One has a seafood allergy. All of my grandson’s friends know of his allergy, all know how to …

Letter: Guns and abortion

Sunday, May 24, 2015

I read Fran Wendelboe’s column (Sunday Monitor Forum, May 24) with interest and was struck by the parallels between what she calls the “real” extremists on the abortion issue and what I consider the extremists on the gun control issue. Has she considered encouraging a dialogue between the two groups in respect to moderating their extreme stances since they both believe they are …

Letter: Alter your pets

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

This is a letter about dogs and cats. We are supposedly a nation of dog and cat lovers, yet the United States still kills 3 million of these companion animals each year in pounds and shelters. The only solution to this needless waste of life is spaying and …

Letter: Thanks to more government

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Regardless of the outcome of today’s Rockingham District 32 election, the struggle for New Hampshire’s future will continue. And with the Free State movement continuing to infiltrate our communities, the call for “less government” will continue. So to celebrate progress to date thanks to more government, and to …

Letter: Cuts that hurt

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I write in response to any number of informative articles on the proposed budget. Cuts are coming across the board. How will this affect all of us? Tourism budget slashed? Less promotion for one of our largest industries. Transportation and highways? Terrible driving conditions for those attracted to …

Letter: The real ADL

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Rabbi Robin Nafshi recently defended the Anti-Defamation League against a suggestion that it is less than “pro-Muslim” (Monitor letters, May 14). As Nafshi points out, the Anti-Defamation League has an admirable mission statement to “secure justice and fair treatment to all.” The problem with the ADL is that …

Letter: Vital issues

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Monitor’s May 14 editorial about Steve Duprey setting a “wise path for Republicans” does not take into account the essential fact that many Republicans, not including Duprey apparently, still manage to stand up for the truth about really vital issues. And by truly vital, I mean just …

Letter: Guinta must resign

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

So Congressman Frank Guinta is a serial liar and crook. He’s been lying to us all along, for five long years, starting from before his 2010 election. I last heard him lie at his Dover town hall meeting in March. The FEC actually was investigating him (as he …

Letter: Path of libertarianism

Monday, May 18, 2015

I watched part of the Senate’s public hearing on the budget recently passed by the New Hampshire House. More than 500 people filled the State House for more than seven hours. Those I heard spoke eloquently about how the New Hampshire House had failed to provide funding for …

Letter: Board ignored voters

Monday, May 18, 2015

After two hours at the recent Pembroke School Board meeting, I walked away feeling that our elected board members have little regard for the wishes of the public. The Pembroke School Board has been in the middle of a couple of months of debate and conversation on changing …

Letter: Forrester isn’t leading

Monday, May 18, 2015

As the next New Hampshire budget develops in Concord, we have to wonder whether our legislators have any concern for ordinary individuals, families and the future of New Hampshire. We watch with bated breath what the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Jeanie Forrester, will do with the horrendous …

Letter: Different standards

Monday, May 18, 2015

Okay, will someone explain why Tom Brady will be suspended for four games plus a monetary fine and the Patriots lose some draft picks all because he would not release some emails? Wake up, America! Does this sound familiar? Hillary Clinton withheld and destroyed emails that involved the …