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Letter: A fact is a fact

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It was very encouraging to see 300,000 people turn out for the Climate March in New York to express their deep concern for the human-caused changes to the Earth’s climate and its impact on all living things. People from all walks of life demonstrated their passion about the issue and their sense of urgency about the need for global cooperation to save the climate. Since the population of the United … 0

Letter: We deserve better

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Are the voters of Candia, Deerfield and Nottingham as embarrassed as I am by the behavior of our state representative, Kyle Tasker? He’s running for re-election, and I would urge voters in these towns to carefully consider whether he is the person you want representing you. You may remember one of the first times he made national news as a freshman legislator when … 0

Letter: It’s not Boehner’s bridge

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Congresswoman Annie Kuster pushes him to fully restore money for the Sewalls Falls Bridge and the Highway Trust Fund (Monitor Local and State, Sept. 24). Poppycock. Whether, how much and when federal money is spent on the bridge is not up to Boehner, or Kuster, or Congress. Spending priorities are set by the state, through … 0

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Letter: Thank you, Ray Duckler

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I am writing to thank Ray Duckler for his article on my daughter, Aimee Sherman, and Katie Landridge about their efforts to spread awareness of pancreatic cancer and raise money for more research to find a early diagnosis tool and a cure for this dreaded cancer (Monitor front … 0

Letter: Conflict of interest

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I have a deep concern over the appointment of state officials to fill the public representation positions on the SEC, as mandated in SB 245. This is clearly not the intent of the bill in regard to public representation. Both candidates are legislators, one a career state senator … 0

Letter: A chance to correct an error

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan erred when she nominated Bob Odell to represent the public on the Site Evaluation Committee. Fortunately, the executive councilors have a chance to correct that error. The SEC decides whether to approve major energy projects for the state, including wind farms. The state Legislature correctly … 1

Letter: Rethinking food

Sunday, September 28, 2014

We need to be more open to ideas such as the small poultry processing plant proposed for Concord. Many people want to buy local, organic or sustainable food. They can feel good about buying free-range eggs or pasture-raised meats. Unfortunately, they don’t want to keep an open mind … 5

Letter: New law protects patients

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Prescribing medicines requires extensive medical training, clinical experience and direct knowledge of a patient’s personal medical history, all of which is best understood by a patient’s own health care provider. But that doesn’t stop insurers from trying to interfere. I should know. I’ve been battling health insurers almost … 0

Letter: Not Walt’s call

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Recently, the governor released a statement criticizing the Republican convention. While criticism is not surprising, her language is. She states, “It’s shameful that Walt Havenstein failed to stand up to the extreme members of his party and block the anti-women, anti-equality changes to the New Hampshire Republican Party’s … 0

Letter: Hosmer crosses the aisle

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I’m a lifelong Republican and I support Sen. Andrew Hosmer. I know this is considered traitorous within the state GOP, but Andrew is the best-suited candidate to represent District 7 and the people who live here. I’ve known Andrew for almost 20 years. We’ve had many spirited debates … 0

Letter: Don’t miss this opportunity

Saturday, September 27, 2014

As a longtime North Country resident, I want to see our communities thrive, but for too many years now I’ve watched them struggle. For more than 30 years, my business has been trucking. I know the kind of boost a large-scale construction project can bring. Northern Pass is … 2

Letter: Happy seniors

Saturday, September 27, 2014

On behalf of residents at John H. Whitaker Place, I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the folks at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Loudon Road for yet another wonderful senior day. This was the seventh year the church has hosted seniors of all faiths … 0

Letter: Republican for Pappas

Saturday, September 27, 2014

I am a registered Republican, but this year I will not be casting a straight Republican ticket. In his first term, Executive Councilor Chris Pappas has worked to streamline state government and to increase competition for government contracts. As a business owner, Pappas understands how New Hampshire can … 0