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Letters

Letter: Recycling travesty

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Words cannot express my disappointed to hear that the recycled plastics are not actually being recycled but being dumped in the general trash hopper at the town of Boscawen transfer station. For years, the town of Boscawen has stressed the importance of recycling, which my family has practiced for years. We have expressed the importance of recycling to our children, as globally it is the right thing to do. When …

Letter: Ayotte can lead on climate

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The 2016 federal budget process tells us a lot about our lawmakers’ priorities. Sen. Kelly Ayotte recently signaled her support for action on climate change by voting for the Sanders Amendment, which recognized that climate change is real and needs action now. The same cannot be said about her action on the EPA Clean Power Plan. The plan is a commonsense plan to …

Letter: Embrace renewables

Sunday, April 26, 2015

I am writing to voice my opposition to “re-purposing” funds in the state budget allocated to support renewable energy. Building energy independence is critical to both the state and the nation’s security and economic development, and this can be done by reducing our dependence on foreign energy with the collateral benefits of lowering the costs we pay both in money and lives in …

Letter: Greed and transmission lines

Saturday, April 25, 2015

On Thanksgiving Day 2010, we were informed through social media by way of our daughter that the Northern Pass transmission line was routed next to our house in Pembroke. That was the arrogant announcement of Northern Pass into our life and through our property. The line has since …

Letter: Hassan is ignoring the law

Saturday, April 25, 2015

I’d like to take this opportunity to respond to a letter to the editor by Paula Trombi of Meredith (Monitor letters, April 6). To set the record straight, the bottom line is this: Gov. Hassan is trying to raid nursing homes and home health care agency funds that …

Letter: Go vegan

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Spring is a season of rebirth and renewal. If you are searching for a healthier lifestyle, a vegan (total vegetarian) diet can help you to achieve that goal. Many of the debilitating diseases present in America today, such as osteoporosis, diabetes, many types of cancer, heart disease, etc., …

Letter: A fundraising primer

Saturday, April 25, 2015

In response to Tim Jandebeur’s letter regarding the upcoming Rockingham District 32 special election (Monitor letters, April 20), Jandebeur waves the flag for the Republican candidate, Yvonne Dean-Bailey. The rest of his letter is an attempt to spread false generalizations about the Democratic candidate, Maureen Mann. He seems …

Letter: A call for secession?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Young Yvonne Dean-Bailey (running in Rockingham 32) has preached an extreme form of localism in government that brims with ideological fervor but shows woeful ignorance the actual facts. She does not recognize that the New Hampshire Constitution invests primary authority in the state. In matters of taxation, education, …

Letter: More about Pelletier

Saturday, April 25, 2015

I would like to commend Ray Duckler for his story about Patricia Pelletier (Sunday Monitor, April 19). I would like to add some information that did not get published. I first met Pat when she worked as a cashier for Kresage’s on North Main Street in the late …

Letter: More housing options needed

Saturday, April 25, 2015

It was encouraging to read the article about an approved retirement community plan in the April 16 Monitor. Having had several ongoing discussions with friends and acquaintances (over 55), we found that many were very interested in downsizing their existing homes into smaller, low-maintenance, single-family, resident-owned units. Many …

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 …

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 …

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 …