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Letter: Guinta’s shadows

Saturday, January 24, 2015

With reference to Election 2014, the Associated Press just reported that Congressman Guinta has new problems. “U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta is once again on the radar of the Federal Election Commission for failing to follow campaign finance disclosure rules.” And last fall, candidate Guinta stated in a political ad that Carol Shea-Porter was lying, that he was “100 percent” cleared of violating campaign finance laws by the House Ethics Committee, …

Letter: No rolling stops

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Concord Monitor’s recent editorial position on the rolling stop law is anything but common sense. The Monitor contends that it should always be left up to the individual whether or not to actually stop at a stop sign. It is only necessary that the driver be “. . . acting prudently. . .” as he passes through the intersection. Not every intersection …

Letter: Not a NIMBY

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Someone inferred that I am a NIMBY (not in my backyard) because I am opposed to the Kinder Morgan, NED gas pipeline project. Tell me you would not be a NIMBY if . . . the figurative “backyard” in NIMBY was your actual yard. Someone would clear-cut your land and destroyed your power line right of way buffer. Your home value was devalued …

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Letter: ‘Monitor’ inconsistencies

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

‘Monitor’ inconsistencies Unlike the Monitor, I am glad that no “chicken processing plant” (an offensive, antiseptic euphemism for a slaughterhouse) will be built in East Concord (Monitor editorial, Jan. 13). Though a non-chicken-eating vegetarian myself, I can accept the slaughter of chickens if it is done humanely. But …

Letter: Braking for convenience

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Braking for convenience Oh, here we go, again. Somebody has lost a second and a half because they had to come to a complete stop. Oh, dear! How many laws are we going to ignore, change, or eliminate for “convenience?” Let’s see: Mom and Dad always told us …

Letter: A dangerous game

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A dangerous game New Hampshire Republicans are digging a hearty grave for themselves. With Bill O’Brien refusing to abide by democratic principles of government, ignoring legitimate vote outcomes and opening a “shadow” Republican party across the street, he has set in motion “The Great Republican Schism of NH.” …

Letter: Paul risks losing independents

Monday, January 19, 2015

Rand Paul has always enjoyed high favorability ratings among New Hampshire voters. Viewed as a political pragmatist who can work equally well with conservative and progressive politicians, Paul has appealed to independents, Republicans and “single issue” voters. However, this time around he seems to be lost in his …

Letter: Silence at the pumps

Monday, January 19, 2015

I find it ironic that the editorial page of the Monitor is suddenly void of letters admonishing big oil corporations of price gouging, huge profits and high gas prices now that the price of oil has fallen below $60 a barrel. I’m confident that the alternative-energy advocates most …

Letter: Big picture on concussions

Monday, January 19, 2015

Jonathan P. Baird’s article on concussions (Monitor Forum, Jan. 9) really struck a nerve with me as I am certain that my husband died as a result of several head injuries over the years leading to cerebral traumatic encephalopathy. He exhibited several of the symptoms mentioned in the …

Letter: Be skeptical

Monday, January 19, 2015

Electric rates sky-high? Blame your electric utility. A recent blog post by Christophe Courchesne from the Conservation Law Foundation sheds much light on the reasons for the current sky-high electric rates of some electric utilities. While the utilities would have you believe the high rates are due to …

Letter: Close those loopholes

Monday, January 19, 2015

I recently met with Sen. Dan Feltes and heard him describe the proposal he is backing, along with Rep. Richard Ames, to close capital gains tax loopholes. I fully support this concept, and encourage our representatives and senators to enact these proposed changes. Interestingly, the proposal also raises …

Letter: Wrong about Muslims

Saturday, January 17, 2015

I am sorely tempted to use snark in response to Dennis O’Connell’s hate-filled, fulminating screed against Muslims and others he derides, yet, as a Unitarian Universalist, instead I want to employ tolerance while pointing out his errors in reason (Monitor letters, Jan. 13). When he fails to separate …

Letter: Shame on the ‘Monitor’

Saturday, January 17, 2015

‘Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” – Mark Twain Editors at the Monitor printed a misleading headline earlier this week (Monitor Local & State, Jan. 14), implying that Symphony NH was closing down operations. Nothing could be further from the truth, as even a cursory glance …