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Letter: Politics by intimidation

Thursday, March 5, 2015

I just got finished reading Harry Judd’s op-ed lamenting the recent lack of civility in local government (Monitor Forum, Feb. 27). I found his piece deeply troubling. Nobody gets wealthy or accumulates power as a member of the board of selectman or as a volunteer whatever. These loudmouths that he refers to are the schoolyard bully all grown up. Given the history of Bow (Carl Drega), I don’t know if …

Letter: Send the help home

Thursday, March 5, 2015

For two months, I have asked Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte if the $750 million they supported giving to illegal aliens could have better helped special needs children and poor families here in New Hampshire. Also, could that money have helped our schools instead of going to people who have no respect for our immigration laws? Why do both senators care more …

Letter: Nature’s lessons

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Recent issues of the Monitor have reported on legislative votes taken to eliminate or weaken programs to conserve energy and promote home-grown renewables in New Hampshire (Renewable Portfolio Standard and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative). I wonder how long a species would survive in the wild with this sort of behavior? Imagine a beaver building a lodge with thin walls and little mud in …

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Letter: Re-elect Langwasser

Thursday, March 5, 2015

My name is George Langwasser, and I am a candidate for re-election as a Hopkinton selectman. I have had the privilege of serving the town for nine years and would like to continue using the experience gained during that time. My experience has been the result of serving …

Letter: A worthy project in Epsom

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Voters of Epsom have an opportunity on March 10 to provide the town with a Town Hall and office space that will meet our needs for years to come. We currently rent space at the Epsom strip mall at a cost of $38,000 annually, with a 3 percent …

Letter: Orsmond for budget committee

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Garth Orsmond was appointed last year to the Bow Budget Committee, and he is now running for election to a full term on the committee. I urge the voters of Bow to vote for him on Tuesday, March 10. Garth has been deeply involved in the community. Before …

Letter: A collapse in the making

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

On March 7, the Chichester School Board will ask approval for a $208,235 increase (5.4 percent) to taxes, costing the typical homeowner (and passed to renters) about $250 beyond other recent increases. Some increases come from our votes and lack of involvement at the local, state and national …

Letter: Honor veterans

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dear town moderators: Town meeting day presents a golden opportunity to recognize the service men and women in our towns. Please consider honoring those who have served or are now serving our country in the armed forces by asking them to stand and be recognized for their sacrifices …

Letter: A wise investment

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dear Gilmanton voters: Please support the Gilmanton Year-Round Library this year at election time. The request is less than last year by more than $6,000 so there will be no new tax impact. The board was able to raise the $18,000 additional funds for this year and $25,000 …

Letter: Dion for selectman

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Of the several candidates running for Bristol selectman, Les Dion is head and shoulders above the others. While all are to be commended for putting their name on the ballot, the most highly qualified is Dion. She has experience with municipal finances and a solid reputation for working …

Letter: Choose Groleau and Vallieres

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, is an important day for Dunbarton residents. It is the day we can voice our opinions on how we want our town run and our tax dollars spent in one simple step: Vote. This year, it is especially important to vote, as we have two …

Letter: A lack of common sense

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The concept proposed in recent town meetings to “restore” the Bradford Town Hall has been over the top and did not pass the common-sense test. Some of the additions included: a full basement, new and more (unnecessary) offices, a new heating system, a new fire sprinkler system, a …

Letter: Weir for road agent

Monday, March 2, 2015

When I first started exploring a run for road agent, I looked at Chichester’s history. I come from a very large family, deeply rooted and dedicated to Chichester: Twenty-five years of service on the board of selectmen, nine of which included two family members serving simultaneously. Twenty-six years …