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Letter: A piece of history lost

Sunday, May 24, 2015

It’s the end of an era. Two hundred years of Pembroke Academy’s existence is drawing to a close, and with it the last vestige of a proud history. Who will be celebrating the bicentennial, when the school board itself has erased our connection to that history? As they claim, they have moved us, willingly or reluctantly, into the “new” millennium. It’s time for us all to bravely consider the “subtle …

Letter: Get to know an EpiPen

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Do you know what an EpiPen is? Have you ever had to use one or know anyone who carries one? An EpiPen can save a life. It is an auto-injector for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions. I have two grandchildren who carry EpiPens. One has a seafood allergy. All of my grandson’s friends know of his allergy, all know how to …

Letter: Guns and abortion

Sunday, May 24, 2015

I read Fran Wendelboe’s column (Sunday Monitor Forum, May 24) with interest and was struck by the parallels between what she calls the “real” extremists on the abortion issue and what I consider the extremists on the gun control issue. Has she considered encouraging a dialogue between the two groups in respect to moderating their extreme stances since they both believe they are …

Letter: A smart change

Monday, May 18, 2015

Reading a Ruth Rendell novel on the very day of the story about the Pembroke School board deciding to adopt the term “principal” (Monitor Local and State, May 13), I realized that had they kept the old appellation and hired a woman, she would properly have been called …

Letter: Misguided McConnell

Monday, May 18, 2015

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency submitted the final version of its carbon pollution reduction standard for new power plants. This is a strong first step in the EPA’s efforts to curb the carbon pollution that’s causing climate change and sets the stage for finalizing of the Clean …

Letter: Childish

Monday, May 18, 2015

The “Insiders” continue to demonstrate there is no limit to their immaturity. Just when NHTI has been recognized with a No. 1 ranking from the Brookings Institution, the “Insiders” go out of their way to undermine this wonderful achievement with their characteristic sophomoric attempt at humor. Their list …

Letter: ‘Choice’ is no comfort

Monday, May 18, 2015

Jennifer Frizzell, a longtime employee of Planned Parenthood, writes glowingly about “freedom,” “reproductive health,” “personal choice,” “safe and legal” options (Monitor Forum, May 13). Anyone visiting Planned Parenthood on Penacook Street in Manchester any Thursday might find other words to describe PP’s agenda and business. Some 40 lives …

Letter: The wrong precedent

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I am in favor of economic development. Does Sullivan County need economic development? Absolutely. Will the Department of Resources and Economic Development’s drafted plan for the expansion of Mount Sunapee Resort drive the region’s economy forward? No. Brook Road, the access road to the west bowl, is in …

Letter: A good deal for Sunapee

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I run a garden design and installation service every spring and summer in the Sunapee region. Do you know what I hear from my customers about the proposed Mount Sunapee Ski Resort expansion? They are excited for the new amenities and year-round recreational activities. Our mountain is a …

Letter: Benefits of expansion

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I am writing in strong support of the Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Jeff Rose’s draft decision to approve the Mount Sunapee west bowl expansion. Our family has three generations of Mount Sunapee and Cannon Mountain skiers and hikers. We experienced Mount Sunapee before 1998, when …

Letter: Mother’s Day moose meltdown

Sunday, May 17, 2015

What a glorious Mother’s Day we had. My wife, daughter, two granddaughters and I headed down to my mom’s here in Epsom late morning for a visit. At age 91, she certainly was appreciating the “glorious, glorious day.” She begged off with our planned trip to the coast …

Letter: Wilmot under siege

Saturday, May 16, 2015

I am grateful, and horrified, to read Jonathan P. Baird’s “My Turn” (Monitor Forum, May 9) about the Huckleberry Oil and Propane Company’s plan to build – on Route 11, in Wilmot – a facility for storing propane, heating oil and kerosene. All over the country, storage tanks …

Letter: Price of declining enrollment

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Last month, you published an article titled “Declining school enrollment doesn’t always equal lower budgets” (Sunday Monitor front page, April 5). Having prepared enrollment projections for the Shaker Regional School District (Belmont and Canterbury) for more than 10 years, I, together with Peter Hofman have researched the key …