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Letter: Chomsky deserves attention

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thanks for running the article about Noam Chomsky (Monitor Forum, Dec. 12). I am a Vietnam veteran, and it’s nice to see Chomsky getting attention here in Concord for his accurate assessment of not only the Vietnam war, but for his tireless advocating for the oppressed. He has always been quick to point out the wrongheaded policies of our government’s foreign relations. Thanks to Jonathan Baird for a nice portrait. …

Letter: The wrong 12 days

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Keith Testa and Tim Goodwin stated in their “Insiders” column on Friday that we can’t begin Christmas until Sunday, Dec. 14, because of the 12-day rule. I hate to burst their bubble, but the “12 days of Christmas” doesn’t refer to the 12 days before Christmas. It refers to the 12 days starting on Dec. 25 and ending on Epiphany. I supposed I …

Letter: Don’t forget about seniors

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Opening the Hopkinton tax bill was a shock this year. For fixed-income folks trying to live economically in condos, there is undue hardship. Seniors facing health issues often need to change living arrangements quickly. Many are one illness away from assisted living. Receiving a 40 percent increase over one tax cycle doesn’t allow for financial planning. Taxes make selling properties difficult without taking …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: No easy solution

Monday, December 15, 2014

I, too, grieve for the loss of those feral cats’ lives, yet I am not alone. The Pope Memorial SPCA grieves often over the wasted loss of feral cats. The Pope Memorial SPCA works with feral cat trapping and rescue groups, myself being one of them. The solution …

Letter: It’s a people problem

Monday, December 15, 2014

In response to the editorial about feral cats being a nuisance (Monitor opinion, Dec. 4), the real nuisance is the misconceptions spread by people uneducated on the subject. Feral cats are a people problem, not a cat problem. Colonies start when people abandon their unneutered cats. While a …

Letter: ‘Monitor’ wrong on feral cats

Monday, December 15, 2014

I admire the Concord Monitor; it is one of my favorite papers. However, the Dec. 4 editorial condemning feral cats and earlier similar editorials I saw when researching the archives read like the opinion of a single individual, and a relatively uninformed opinion at that. Numerous well-researched and …

Letter: Obamacare works

Monday, December 15, 2014

During the period of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, I encourage everyone still without insurance to sign up. Those in New Hampshire who are already enrolled should check whether they can get a better plan this year. Five insurance companies now offer 40 plans that include …

Letter: Not so affordable

Monday, December 15, 2014

There have been many letters and articles about the Affordable Care Act, and its pros and cons. I thought perhaps some of the folks who think it’s so wonderful would be interested to hear my story. Last year, I had to go outside the pool because my doctor …

Letter: Hardwired

Monday, December 15, 2014

A recent Virginia Tech study revealed that your political persuasion is hardwired into your DNA. By observing brain waves while administering outside stimuli, doctors can tell if a person is conservative or liberal. Conservatives dream of armageddon while liberals dream of hopes and aspirations. It appears to me …

Letter: Too much ‘Washington Post’

Monday, December 15, 2014

Having been a faithful Monitor reader from the time it offered two comic strips in its daily edition, I am beginning to feel uneasy about what I sense to be an increased dose of articles from the Washington Post. As we all are aware, since the billionaire Jeff …

Letter: Walk the walk

Saturday, December 13, 2014

As a senior citizen, I am careful walking my dog each day in the winter. Someone told me a few years ago that ski poles worked well to maintain one’s balance while walking on the icy roads and walks. I collected several pairs of ski polls from skiers …

Letter: Protect our parks

Saturday, December 13, 2014

An open letter to Department of Revenue and Economic Development Commissioner Jeffrey Rose: I write to express my opposition to the proposed expansion/development of the western slope of Mount Sunapee State Park by current leaseholders, CNL of Orlando, Fla., and any/all sub-leaseholders. I urge that you insist upon …

Letter: A truce to remember

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Great War of 1914-1918 took the lives of almost 10 million soldiers and about 7 million civilians. It changed the face of Europe and the world map of colonies held by these European powers. It was carnage at its worst – and reflected the depravity and obscenity …