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Letter: Recycling travesty

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Words cannot express my disappointed to hear that the recycled plastics are not actually being recycled but being dumped in the general trash hopper at the town of Boscawen transfer station. For years, the town of Boscawen has stressed the importance of recycling, which my family has practiced for years. We have expressed the importance of recycling to our children, as globally it is the right thing to do. When …

Letter: Ayotte can lead on climate

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The 2016 federal budget process tells us a lot about our lawmakers’ priorities. Sen. Kelly Ayotte recently signaled her support for action on climate change by voting for the Sanders Amendment, which recognized that climate change is real and needs action now. The same cannot be said about her action on the EPA Clean Power Plan. The plan is a commonsense plan to …

Letter: Embrace renewables

Sunday, April 26, 2015

I am writing to voice my opposition to “re-purposing” funds in the state budget allocated to support renewable energy. Building energy independence is critical to both the state and the nation’s security and economic development, and this can be done by reducing our dependence on foreign energy with the collateral benefits of lowering the costs we pay both in money and lives in …

Letter: Swift repairs

Thursday, April 23, 2015

My thanks to General Services of Concord for its quick action in repairing a large, deep hole that opened up adjacent to a storm drain on the front of our property. I called last week and someone came out immediately and assessed the situation, which was a leaking …

Letter: History repeats itself

Thursday, April 23, 2015

This writer looks at President Obama’s obsession with an Iranian nuclear deal with horror and dismay. The similarities with Nazi Germany and 1938 are not to be ignored – a horrific regime with no regard for human rights of any kind and actions based on a fanatical ideology. …

Letter: Pot or taxes

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

With Vermont entertaining pot legalization, New Hampshire lawmakers should look at the taxes pot would bring into the state coffers, while saving millions in state prison costs. With Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont all decriminalizing pot, people have to buy it somewhere. Either this or let’s have an income …

Letter: Stop the name-calling

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

As a longtime registered Democrat, I’d like my Republican friends to know that I disapprove of the recent comment from the chairman of the Democratic National Committee regarding participants at the #FITN Republican Leadership Summit. Casting sophomoric aspersions by referring to individuals as wack-a-doodles does little to promote …

Letter: State must keep promises

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I read with interest the op-ed piece by Ron Godbout (Monitor Forum, April 18) and find it to be spot on. As a fellow veteran, I say well put! At the same time, I would like to add that the very same thing has been going on right …

Letter: A death sentence

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Let’s talk about prostate cancer. While this disease afflicts one in three men, you don’t hear much about it until you get it. Mine showed up six years ago as an elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) reading, and I was into the first phase – watching and waiting …

Letter: No time for abortion politics

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It’s disturbing to see U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte double down on her ideological agenda to limit access to safe, legal abortion. Ayotte’s efforts have placed her firmly out of sync with Granite Staters. New Hampshire has the highest number of residents in the country who believe abortion should …

Letter: Vote for Mann

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Maureen Mann, as a former teacher and New Hampshire House representative, always considered her students and constituents as her guide in advocating for their needs. Candia, Deerfield, Northwood and Nottingham: Do Rockingham District 32 a service and vote for Maureen on May 19. DONNA DUFF Northwood …

Letter: Mann serves constituents

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I am writing to encourage residents of Nottingham, Northwood, Deerfield and Candia to vote for Maureen Mann on May 19. Her record of public service, particularly in having a traffic light installed on Route 4 and North Road, has been valuable to the district. As a resident of …

Letter: A heartfelt thanks

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Regarding John Gfroerer’s column (Monitor Forum, April 16), I can say only one thing: Thank you. When the Jewish people know we have friends such as you, we feel safe and reassured. Rabbi ROBIN NAFSHI Concord …