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Letter: Drawing conclusions

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A belated response to Jeannine Aucoin’s letter “Role reversal” (Monitor letters, Jan. 16). To the question “What conclusions should one draw?” concerning the police killing of an unarmed white man in Salt Lake City: ∎ More whites are shot by police, also mainly white, than are blacks. (Department of Justice figures) In virtually all cases, the police are exonerated. ∎ For protests against a killing to be publicized, the media requires a …

Letter: Ready for Bernie

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bernie will be back in town! Although the media has been concentrating on the potential GOP presidential candidates and the local shenanigans, I would like to remind folks that there are other voices to be heard. On Saturday, Jan. 31, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be coming to Concord for a meet and greet. This event is not a fundraiser nor is there …

Letter: Crime and punishment

Thursday, January 29, 2015

I see that there is more debate concerning the death penalty. Currently there is one black inmate on death row. In the last few years, I have read about at least a couple of cases where white men have been convicted of premeditated murder who were not given the death penalty. The black man however did not premeditate the murder he committed but …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Against Sunapee expansion

Sunday, January 25, 2015

I am opposed to the West Bowl expansion of the ski area at Mt. Sunapee State Park. Our state parks were created to “preserve, protect, and steward New Hampshire’s natural, recreational, and historic sites,” according to the Division of Parks and Recreation. While Mt. Sunapee State Park has …

Letter: Time to close Gitmo

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Many thanks for Calif. Rep. Jackie Speier’s well argued piece (“Time for U.S. to Close Guantanamo” Monitor, Jan. 19). Gitmo certainly does “run contrary to our values” – well, at least our espoused values. But there’s more to the story. It’s a shameful relic of not only the …

Letter: Stop the pipeline

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I am concerned that many residents affected by the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project in New Hampshire are unaware of the scope and depth of this undertaking. Not my water: First, most of the affected communities have only private wells for each household or business. Many of us …

Letter: A bad argument

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Americans For Prosperity hot air is behind the threat to pull New Hampshire out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. It was stunning to hear the AFP spokesman try to link RGGI to increased electric prices when the facts are clear that efficiency spending from funds paid by …

Letter: Don’t forget the arts!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Again, a Capitol Center for the Arts performance – “Pete Seeger; The Storm King” – is not noted in the Arts and Entertainment section of Thursday’s Monitor. Last week, I looked for an article on “A Centennial Salute to ‘Old Blue Eyes’ Frank Sinatra.” Nothing! Not even a …

Letter: Every life matters

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New Hampshire Right to Life recently held its annual March For Life Rally. There were more than 400 people in attendance at our event, which culminated in a wonderful speaker presentation by Catherine Adair. As a past employee of Planned Parenthood in Boston, Adair shared her experiences of …

Letter: Numbers don’t lie

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Deflategate is full of hot air. The score at halftime was Patriots 14, Colts 7. It has been reported that halftime the NFL tested and inflated the balls to proper pressure. The score at the end of the game? Pats 45, Colts 7. If anything, the Pats were …

Letter: Hunters should back ban

Monday, January 26, 2015

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is moving to ban the use of drones, live-action game cameras and smart rifles for the purpose of hunting. New England Backcountry Hunters and Anglers strongly supports this effort. The use of these technologies, which clearly violate the principles of fair …

Letter: Lack of flag etiquette

Monday, January 26, 2015

I hope nobody failed your Flag Etiquette 101 quiz, given the number of obviously wrong choices. My question is somewhat related. Should we still follow the protocol prescribed for honoring our flag and country during the performance of the national anthem? Section 301 of 36 USC Subtitle I …

Letter: Creating crisis

Monday, January 26, 2015

Another manufactured crisis seems to be under construction in Congress. This time its aim is to drive wedges between those receiving their earned Social Security benefits, those receiving Social Security disability and those who will receive those benefits in the future. On the first day of the new …