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Letter: Shurtleff a tireless worker

Friday, October 24, 2014

I ask Merrimack District 11 residents to re-elect Steve Shurtleff as their state representative. Steve is always honest, thoughtful and helpful. He sincerely cares about our community. He is tirelessly devoted to making Penacook a better place. More than a board member of the Penacook’s village association, community center and historical society, Steve attends their numerous meetings and volunteers to assist these groups in their good work. Claims I’ve read …

Letter: Gallagher always listens

Friday, October 24, 2014

I would like to encourage those residing in Belknap District 4 (Sanbornton and Tilton) to vote for Brian Gallagher on Nov. 4. We will all be well represented by Brian when he is elected to the House of Representatives. It’s about time we had a representative who is responsive to our communities’ concerns and needs, and who will always listen with an open …

Letter: Not the only one

Friday, October 24, 2014

Having worked for the Executive Council for 30-plus years, I enjoyed your article regarding the Executive Council and the accompanying quiz (Monitor Forum, Oct. 16). However, I must correct your answer to the question regarding how many states other than New Hampshire have the Governor and Executive Council form of government. Massachusetts does have an Executive Council made up of eight individuals who …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Enough is enough

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

To all politicians currently running for office: Please stop filling my shredder with your glossy print propaganda. I don’t even look at the mailings because most of what is printed on them is lies. Save your money and help out a homeless person. I have already decided who …

Letter: Georgevits is a solid leader

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ken Georgevits, candidate for county commissioner, has been a long-term member of the Concord Kiwanis. Ken has held leadership positions in Kiwanis, including club president, division lieutenant governor, and has served on multiple occasions as a board member. Through these roles, Ken has long been an active participant …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Letter: Lengthy service

Monday, October 20, 2014

I am really impressed by how long these candidates have served New Hampshire. Dianne Schuett, who is serving as the Pembroke-Chichester representative, was also clerk of a committee that eliminated 60 boards and commissions. Richard DeBold, a lifelong resident of New Hampshire, served 12 years as a Chichester …

Letter: Moffett the moderate

Monday, October 20, 2014

I urge all thoughtful voters to mark your ballot for Howard Moffett, candidate for re-election as a state representative. Howard is a moderate Democrat with the unique ability to hear all sides of an issue and has demonstrated collaboration in reaching across the aisle. His background as an …

Letter: The wrong choice

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Please vote against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. She is not a moderate. Shaheen has supported every radical left Obama/Reid policy. Obamacare was forced upon us in a dishonest, partisan manner. Shaheen said we could keep our doctor; not true. She voted for the nuclear option, changing our government for …

Letter: Border jumper

Sunday, October 19, 2014

There once was a senator named Scott Who lost his senatorial spot So he looked to his border to the North For a takeover to bring forth He waltzed on over the New Hampshire border To create a new senatorial order The funds flew in from far and …

Letter: A fresh perspective

Sunday, October 19, 2014

In this political atmosphere of negative (and sometimes dishonest) campaigning, it is difficult to become excited about a visit to the polling booth. However, during his first term as a New Hampshire representative, Howard Moffett (not Mike Moffett – we ask that you not confuse the two, as …