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Letter: Waiting for a retraction

Monday, October 20, 2014

I’m choosing to believe that Scott Brown is not racist. I assume that he’s not unintelligent. That leaves naivete – not a good quality for a senator. He suggested that “the Ebola crisis underscores the need to secure our borders.” One way to fuel prejudice and discrimination is to imply that certain groups of people pose serious danger and are potentially responsible for disastrous results. Leaders have historically used that …

Letter: A worthy trio

Monday, October 20, 2014

On Nov. 4, the voters of Canterbury and Loudon have the chance to place an impressive trio in the next state Legislature: Rep. Howard Moffett (District 9), Rep. Lorrie Carey (District 26) and George Saunderson (District 9). These three candidates for state representative embody the spirit of cooperation that has helped heal the wounds inflicted on New Hampshire when the House was led …

Letter: Dawson knows education

Monday, October 20, 2014

One of Laconia’s candidates for state representative has seen how vital education is to making our state strong and has a record of walking the walk, not just talking the talk. Tom Dawson’s mother was a lifelong teacher; his father a teacher and a principal. Tom earned a doctorate in education from Oklahoma State University. He created a college curriculum in fire technology …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: An oil man

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Scott Brown is a newcomer to our state, a man our neighbors to the south were overwhelmingly glad to get rid of. He is a man who is bought and paid for by the major oil companies. The last time he was in Washington he took more oil …

Letter: Does Shaheen read bills?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

As I watch these ads, I question if this is an election for the people of this state and country or is it just about women’s health care? All you see on the ads for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen are women making questionable statements about Scott Brown. When someone …

Letter: Northern Pass is necessary

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The opportunity of a lifetime is staring us right in the face with the option of engaging actively in the Northern Pass project, which will provide the state of New Hampshire with a reliable, proven, cost-effective power source. It will ultimately expedite the growth and development of our …

Letter: The drug battle

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Each year in October, the Elks honor the memory of slain DEA Special Agent Enrique S. Camerena with a Red Ribbon Campaign. Camerena was kidnapped, tortured and killed because he was successfully investigating one of the largest drug trafficking organizations in Mexico. The Elks Drug Awareness Program has …

Letter: Time to party, Concord

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Realizing that 2015 is my 50th year since graduating from CHS, I recently pulled out of my archives a book called At the Bend in the River, which was written to commemorate Concord’s bicentennial in 1965. It then dawned on me that my original home city will be …

Letter: Chicken plant wrong for city

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Many people do not agree that the city should say yes to the chicken slaughterhouse plant. Property owners are concerned about their property values, because a person’s home is the most valuable thing that they ever buy. It seems that everyone who wants the chicken slaughterhouse does not …

Letter: Fueling stations needed

Sunday, October 19, 2014

With Hyundai having introduced its first fuel cell vehicle, the Tucson SUV, on July 1 and with Toyota to release its fuel cell sedan by the mid-2015 and Honda its fuel cell vehicle sometime in 2015, all in California, what’s keeping the Northeast and, in particular, New Hampshire, …

Letter: Vote for change

Sunday, October 19, 2014

It is not necessary for me to point out all the disasters this president and the Congress have caused by poor leadership, as everyone is well aware of them. Nov. 4 is a very important election. The welfare of America is at stake. I am not voting for …

Letter: The wrong pledge

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Recently, state Sen. Sam Cataldo of Farmington signed a “Pledge of Allegiance” to Americans for Prosperity, a Virginia-based, Koch brothers founded and funded, right-wing political advocacy group. This means that Cataldo now cannot vote for any bill, no matter how beneficial it would be for New Hampshire citizens, …

Letter: Baier is ready to serve

Sunday, October 19, 2014

As a resident of Bow and soon to be former state representative, I leave the State House with the comfort that Anne Baier is running to continue the great work of representing our voters. I have known Anne for close to 20 years, and in that time I …