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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 to imply that certain groups of people pose serious danger and are potentially responsible for disastrous results. Leaders have historically used that …

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 that has helped heal the wounds inflicted on New Hampshire when the House was led …

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 doctorate in education from Oklahoma State University. He created a college curriculum in fire technology …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Falling behind Massachusetts

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Whether you worry more about the environment or the economy, reducing fossil fuel use in New Hampshire matters a lot. It’s time to ask local political candidates what they plan to do about it. Most people recognize that fossil fuel use threatens to devastate our environment. But fossil …

Letter: A weary electorate

Sunday, October 19, 2014

There ought to be a doctor you could call for an election lasting more than four weeks. ART MORSE Pittsfield …

Letter: War is progressive?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

When I read Ned Helms’s statement that Hillary Clinton “has solid credentials as a progressive” (Monitor Forum, Oct. 9), I had to wonder since when has supporting war been a progressive credential? The unprovoked 2003 invasion of Iraq by a coalition led by the United States is widely …

Letter: Other side of school choice

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I found Jane Hunt’s article (Monitor Forum, Sept. 24) to be very narrow-minded when it comes to education. I also believe it is very negative and divisive, stating choice “further splinters our social infrastructure.” If we look at history and the many ways people have learned with many …

Letter: Poor Route 28

Sunday, October 19, 2014

As I drive around the state, I have to wonder why it seems the New Hampshire Highway Department has abandoned the repair and maintenance of busy Route 28 from the circle in Epsom to the circle in Alton. It seems it truly is the “bastard child” of the …

Letter: Bullies on the trail

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Has anyone else been watching the political ads this year? Are they bothering you as much as they are bothering me? I was thinking about all the programs our schools and churches are teaching our children about bullying. Our state and federal legislators are really bullying each other, …

Letter: The missing facts

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I am responding to the piece written by Sarah Palermo on banks bearing the burden of data breaches (Monitor Local and State, Oct. 9). She quotes the president of the New Hampshire Bankers Association, Christiana Thornton, who glibly states that merchants have no responsibility to keep customer credit …

Letter: Fix what is broken

Saturday, October 18, 2014

It’s crazy season with the elections coming up upon us soon. Incumbent Democrats are throwing spit balls at the heads of their opponents in order to run from their records of failure. Their problem comes from blindly following President Obama and his crew of incompetents who just can’t …

Letter: Wonderful care

Saturday, October 18, 2014

My mother recently passed away at the age of 103 at the Merrimack County Nursing Home. As amazing as it was that she reached such an age, the care and compassion she received during her entire stay at MCNH was equally amazing. Even as her condition deteriorated, making …

Letter: Georgevits is a smart leader

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I am writing this letter in support of Ken Georgevits, who is currently running for Merrimack County commissioner. I’ve known Ken for many years and have found him to be a hard worker and quite knowledgeable. Ken has been involved in many community events. He will step up …