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Letter: Trouble at the jail

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Much discussion and controversy has surrounded the Belknap County jail in recent months. As a candidate for state representative from Laconia, I decided to visit this facility and tour the inside. The jail is made up of a hodgepodge of several additions constructed over the years. It was not designed for women but about two-dozen women are housed in the gymnasium. It was not designed for the mentally ill or … 0

Letter: Experience matters

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I’ve compared the two Democratic candidates for District 15 state Senate, and here is my conclusion. Dan Feltes and Kass Ardinger are both smart and caring candidates who are focused on the right issues. The difference, for me, is in their experience. Feltes has lived here for eight years, been employed as a lawyer and lobbyist for a fine organization, but he has … 0

Letter: The family picks Feltes

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

While we are politically aware, it takes a special candidate to get our family actively involved in a campaign. Dan Feltes is that candidate, and we proudly support and endorse him for state Senate. We recently held a house party for Dan, and his remarks reinforced our belief that he is the best candidate to represent all residents of Hopkinton, Warner, Henniker and … 0

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Letter: Voice of reason


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Horse owners for Boutin When horseback riding on the beautiful trails in New Hampshire, let us remember that person who made it possible. Last year state, officials attempted to restrict horseback riding on the trails. State Sen. David Boutin of Hooksett listened to the equine owners and worked … 0

Letter: The Grange says thanks

Sunday, August 17, 2014

On behalf of the of Concord Grange No. 322, I would like to thank everyone who came to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of our organization. Walgreens Pharmacy and the Grange sponsored Splash Bash for the third year for children in grades three through five. I would like … 0

Letter: Pappas fought for constituents

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I thank Executive Councilor Chris Pappas for understanding that the health and well-being of all Granite Staters in New Hampshire is not an issue to be politicized or delayed. The bipartisan compromise to expand Medicaid coverage will benefit 50,000 individuals who previously fell under the “coverage gap.” In … 0

Letter: It was satire, right?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

At first I was horrified by David Merwin’s call to go after “coal and oil deposits . . . right under our feet” (Monitor letters, Aug. 11). I thought, Merwin lives in Salisbury. Would he really like to see the tops of Ragged Mountian and Kearsarge blown off? … 1

Letter: The beauty of Henniker

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I love being in a small picturesque town like Henniker. I was making dinner, husking the corn that my hubby and I bought at he local farm stand, and it occurred to me how lucky my husband and I are to pull over on the road and get … 1

Letter: Feltes’s valuable background

Sunday, August 17, 2014

We are writing to express our support for Dan Feltes, candidate for New Hampshire Senate. We hope you will vote for him on Sept. 9. We appreciate Dan’s background and how it may affect his perspective. Amy was a legal assistance lawyer in East Tennessee. I taught and … 0

Letter: Why are they hiding?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

We in the Granite State used to be proud of our independence. We appreciated the fact that we had many opportunities to meet with our elected officials at town hall meetings and public forums. Whether we agreed or disagreed on an issue, we always knew that there was … 1

Letter: Robin being Robin

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I, too, have a Robin Williams story to share. Years ago, I was presenting a seminar at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. At the same time, Robin was filming Patch Adams. Faculty colleagues insisted that we watch part of the takes regarding a farewell evening … 0

Letter: A talk with Ardinger, Feltes

Saturday, August 16, 2014

On Monday, Aug. 18, the League of Women Voters of the Greater Capital Area is holding a candidates forum for the state Senate District 15 Democratic primary election candidates, Kass Ardinger and Dan Feltes. The forum is on the NHTI campus in Sweeney Auditorium. Doors will open at … 0

Letter: Misplaced blame

Saturday, August 16, 2014

In Paula Tasker’s letter, “Penacook Deserves More,” she attempts to rile up the populace against our state representative, city councilor and those darn Democrats. She wants a complete change of all those rascals. Why? She would have us believe that by their failure to act, we have lost … 0