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Letter: Lots to do in Concord

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A recent Insider article jokingly suggested that there was “nothing to do” in Concord. Huh? That observation is just amazing to me, because nothing could be further from the truth. Concord has an inventory of historic and cultural amenities that rival any other community in this state. Couple this with outstanding outdoor opportunities for hiking, biking, skiing, skating, kayaking and fishing, many of these within eyeshot of downtown Concord. The …

Letter: An offensive suggestion

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Regarding “Waiting on a Muslim Francis” (Sunday Monitor Forum, Aug. 23): I would be outraged if I were a Muslim at the suggestion (and its implication) that somehow because the Muslim faith is lacking its own Christ-on-Earth figure in Pope Francis, it had better run out and get one. It is patronizing, silly and ho-hum simplistic, and might be why some Muslims are …

Letter: GMO propaganda

Friday, August 28, 2015

Propaganda gains power by constructing reality irrespective of truth or facts. Nazi Reich Minister for Propaganda Joseph Goebbels summed it up: “It is not propaganda’s task to be intelligent; its task is to lead to success. . . . It should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths.” An excellent example of the seemingly …

Letter: Taxpayers and Narcan

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

From every form of media and politician, I continue to hear how important it is to appropriate state funds to pay for Narcan to revive heroin users who have overdosed. Why is it that I, as a taxpayer, have to pay for medical treatment of a drug user …

Letter: A sensible vote

Monday, August 24, 2015

In her Aug. 19 “My Turn,” Jennifer Frizzell blames the politicians for politicizing funding for Planned Parenthood. Rather than blame them, why not instead look at the funding issue sensibly? The funding itself is political because Planned Parenthood is asking the public to pay for it. There are …

Letter: A road rescue

Monday, August 24, 2015

There are still nice people in the world! While returning from vacation recently with our motor home, we developed problems and could go no further. Within minutes of stopping, a young man and his two small boys pulled in behind us. Matt DeGreenia is a mechanic for Kirk’s …

Letter: Prayer travesty

Monday, August 24, 2015

I am not only upset by the “performance” of Rev. Garrett Lear at an Executive Council voting session but have a question. Does the Well of Living Waters (with a local address of 66 Buttercup Lane in Wakefield) enjoy a tax-exempt status as a religious institution? If so, …

Letter: Shedding light on solar debate

Monday, August 24, 2015

In its Wednesday editorial, the Monitor mischaracterizes the solar panel case in order to conclude that the zoning board acted properly. The case was not about the ZBA approving or not approving solar panels. The Magees could have put in about 65 feet of panels simply by pulling …

Letter: Don’t trust Iran

Monday, August 24, 2015

A letter to the editor on Aug. 20 applauds Jeanne Shaheen for supporting the nuclear “deal” with Iran. I wonder if she’s had a chance to read the, up until now, secret deal with the IAEA as published on page B7? Iran will be allowed to inspect its …

Letter: A marijuana farce

Monday, August 24, 2015

Plymouth has been chosen by the state as one of four communities to host the new medical marijuana dispensaries. The residents of Plymouth had no input into this decision. Sanctuary ATC, the Alternative Treatment Center chosen by our state Department of Health and Human Services, approached our town …

Letter: Homework for St. Paul’s

Monday, August 24, 2015

Following the rape trial involving students at St. Paul’s School, I am struck by several things. One truly wonders where the administration has been in terms of oversight of a situation that sounds more like a cross between Lord of the Flies and Animal House than an elite …

Letter: Bridge madness

Monday, August 24, 2015

The state can only offer aid to do seven bridge projects per year (Monitor Local & State, Aug. 19)? Really? There are 344 municipal red-listed bridges posted on the state website. At the rate of seven projects per year, these bridges will be safe to cross in either …

Letter: Ayotte honest, dedicated

Monday, August 24, 2015

It’s a shame that politicians have to be so dirty to get elected. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is one of the most honest and dedicated senators in Washington today. You can bank on it that she will do everything in her power to do what is right for the …