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Letters

Letter: Give steam a chance

Monday, June 29, 2015

I am writing to express my support for the city staying with Concord Steam rather than converting to natural gas. I have followed the issue, and I am also a longtime city taxpayer. If Concord Steam is truly able to upgrade its equipment, lower our cost as projected and purchase its raw material from renewable New Hampshire resources, then it would appear that option is a winning proposition. Why would …

Letter: Patriotism in action

Monday, June 29, 2015

On July 4, the N.H. Rebellion will be holding several walks to help rescue American democracy from the rising influence of big money. The big walk will be along the Seacoast. This is a fine opportunity to overcome the sad notions that government is merchandise for sale and that those who own a country should govern it. Now we can reaffirm Lincoln’s promise …

Letter: No one like Hillary

Monday, June 29, 2015

I was invited and planned to attend the New Hampshire launch party for the Hillary Clinton New Hampshire campaign. I could not attend. This letter was written as the launch was taking place. I supported Clinton in the past and I support her now. There is no one else like her in experience, in energy, in knowledge, in personality, in success, in skills …

Letter: Protect the REF

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Republican budgets from the House and Senate raid the Renewable Energy Fund to fill gaps that they created in other vital services. Are any of us surprised? Aside from being entirely unconstitutional, the raids are foolish and shortsighted – just the sort of one-time budget gimmicks we’ve …

Letter: The dangers of ignorance

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance feeds hate and distorted “truths.” Fanatics who spew one-sided deceptive information based on their ignorance on a subject are what society should fear most. I recently saw a cartoon depicting a deer raping a hunter. Is this clever or just disgusting and ignorant? …

Letter: Justice, not anti-Semitism

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Note to Rabbi Robin Nafshi (Monitor letters, June 9) and Prof. Joseph Spoerl (Monitor Forum, June 13): The divestment movement is not anti-Semitic. “Anti-Semitic” suggests Nazi thugs torching shops and SS men sending people to the ovens. Let’s not equate those of us who oppose the acts of …

Letter: A moral document

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Two weeks ago I joined a vigil at the State House. Forty people from around the state stood silently in the Hall of Flags and then at the entrance to the Senate chamber as the Senate voted on the budget proposal. We held signs that said, “A budget …

Letter: Congress and climate

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Thank you for “A moral obligation to protect our Earth” (Monitor Forum, June 18). I raise one objection: The writers advocate “supporting public policies that will lead us to a more sustainable energy future that reduces carbon pollution and the effects of climate change,” supporting EPA power plant …

Letter: Ditch the polluters

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Here we go again. The congressional Republicans are putting corporate polluters first by working to dismantle environmental and public health safeguards that have protected our health and helped the economy. By fighting to allow corporations to dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into the air, they are putting …

Letter: A seat on the Bernie Train

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I couldn’t help but notice the latest poll of Democratic voters in New Hampshire. Hillary Clinton is at 41 percent, and Sen. Bernie Sanders is at 31 percent. I’ve been saying this for a while: “Get on board the Bernie Sanders Train, now boarding on track 9. ALLLLL …

Letter: A travesty in Wilmot

Monday, June 22, 2015

Notice to town officials in Wilmot: Whether you volunteered, were appointed or elected, your primary responsibility is to protect us, not exploit us. I have no desire to be a sitting member of the planning board, but you cannot simply sit by and let a rogue committee take …

Letter: Animals exploited

Monday, June 22, 2015

Think of the animals this year when planning your summer activities: Don’t patronize any entertainment that exploits them. Zoos that claim to save endangered species are not open to the public; in order to be able to release them to the wild, animals cannot bond to humans. Most …

Letter: That’s not entertainment!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Am I the only Monitor reader to wonder why our paper – and no doubt dozens more – carried the June 15 Associated Press Jurassic World piece on its entertainment page? Paragraph 1: One sentence lede. Paragraph 2: “Highest global opener of all time,” at “$511.8 million in …