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Letters

Letter: Bobcat harvest ill-advised

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Let me get this straight: The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is understaffed, underfunded and will once again soon need legislative assistance to secure general funding to stay in the business of managing the state’s game and non-game wildlife. The Fish and Game Commission’s response to this perennial problem is to direct the department to implement a new, unnecessary and controversial bobcat hunting and trapping season. The proposed quota …

Letter: Still bashing Catholics

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Regarding the recent letter by John Kjellman (Monitor letters, Jan. 27) and the Monitor’s recent articles about the film Spotlight, the Catholic bashing by the press and others seems to never end. Obviously, sexual abuse of any young person by a member of clergy is despicable. But the fact is that there has been just as much sexual abuse by clergy in other …

Letter: Don’t blame celibacy

Saturday, February 6, 2016

This is in response to John Kjellman (Monitor letters, Jan. 27) regarding the Catholic sexual scandal. It is so easy to blame the scandal on the celibacy of the priest. What is the excuse of that married infamous coach who sexually abused many young boys? What is the reason of all those married men who are addicted to child pornography? Why is it …

Letter: A good man

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

My wife, Lois, and I were dismayed to learn of the death of our friend Martin Gross. Unknowingly, I first became acquainted with his family when I served with his brother Wolf when we were in the same U.S. Army battalion in Germany in 1960. I later met …

Letter: Gross always answered the call

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Concord and New Hampshire lost a treasure with the passing of Martin Gross. He was mayor and a member of my board of directors when I was hired in 1975, and was a friend and mentor over the years. Marty’s calm leadership, judgment and integrity was recognized by …

Letter: Like mother, like son

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Concord will miss one of its finest citizens, Martin Gross. He was not only an admired participant in city affairs but also was a good son. Years ago when I was a practicing nurse in a local medical office, Martin’s mother, Harriet, was a patient. I knew her …

Letter: We need more taxes

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Yes, I advocate for more taxes. We’ve been sold a bill of goods, here in New Hampshire, about the individual. I’m all about individualism. I think it is great. That is, many times, our most radical ideas come from the individual and society vastly benefits. But! But, it …

Letter: Kasich is a man with a plan

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

What separates John Kasich from the other candidates for president? Proactivity. Gov. John Kasich understands that the only way to enact necessary change is through action. He approaches problems head on, and attempts to present the most sensible and effective plan of action. When government spending needed to …

Letter: Time for a sales tax?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We agree with Barbara Olson (Monitor letters, Jan. 26). As an alternative to the fuel efficient vehicle tax to New Hampshire residents only, perhaps a slight increase in the gas tax could be charged to all who travel to our state. With property tax as the primary source …

Letter: Learn about Webster budget

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To Webster residents: There is good news regarding the challenges and requests facing our town at this time. This year’s proposed operating budget is lower than last year’s budget by approximately 3 percent, and the overall budget leads to a local tax rate that’s also lower than last …

Letter: Our democratic socialism

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

It’s primary season in New Hampshire and the air is ripe with politics. One term heard from both camps is “democratic socialism” – sadly truncated to “socialism.” Usually uttered in a minor key, it’s full of foreboding, as if whoever aligns themselves with such evil is thoroughly un-American. …

Letter: Unqualified to lead

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Donald Trump’s candidacy reminds me of what I was told by a very bright friend after we interviewed a job candidate who, while having plenty of intelligence and enthusiasm, lacked experience. She said to me, “this job takes more than just confidence.” Personally, I am hard pressed to …

Letter: Is Cruz lying or misinformed?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

In a recent interview, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz denied the existence of global warming and went on to characterize President Obama’s initiatives to address global warming as a ploy to gain more power for big government. As evidence, he cited a recent study that disclosed there is …