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Letter: Weir for road agent

Monday, March 2, 2015

When I first started exploring a run for road agent, I looked at Chichester’s history. I come from a very large family, deeply rooted and dedicated to Chichester: Twenty-five years of service on the board of selectmen, nine of which included two family members serving simultaneously. Twenty-six years of service as road agent, 15 of which were served under the supervision of a family member on the board of selectmen. …

Letter: Lux for selectman

Monday, March 2, 2015

I have lived in Hopkinton almost my entire life. I grew up in this beautiful community, graduated from Hopkinton High School, volunteered countless hours on numerous boards and committees, and recently purchased my first home here. I want to start my family here and send my children to our incredible schools. Hopkinton is where I plan to stay. That is why I am …

Letter: Bosiak for selectman

Monday, March 2, 2015

Both Betsy Bosiak and Don Harty might be capable of serving on Epsom’s board of selectmen. Of the two, I believe Bosiak is more qualified. A lifelong, active resident of Epsom, she is well versed on our area’s history thus the “backstory” of buildings, easements, grants, businesses, warrant articles, agreements between Epsom and other towns during emergencies, etc. In the three-year term she …

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Letter: Toward a better school district

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The interviewing and hiring of the next Franklin school district superintendant is of significant importance to the entire community. In the past few years, some progress has been made but much remains to be done. The hiring process of a new superintendent with new candidates provides a great …

Letter: A misguided ban

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recently proposed a ban on the common SS109/M855 green tip 5.56 mm ammunition popular in AR-15 style rifles. This popular round is slated to be banned by the ATF as it is said to be “armor penetrating” due to its …

Letter: Obama’s love of country

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Former New York City mayor and failed presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani has lowered the bar for intelligent debate over the war against terrorism. He now questions President Obama’s love of country. He also implies that only New Yorkers fully appreciated the horror of 9/11. Obama wasn’t dodging falling …

Letter: WCA is a Wilmot treasure

Thursday, February 26, 2015

For the first time in its 50-year history, the Wilmot Community Association will ask Wilmot voters for funds at town meeting on March 12. I strongly endorse the WCA’s request for $4,500. 1. By owning and maintaining the Red Barn, a community center on Village Road, the WCA …

Letter: Say yes, Bradford voters

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Regarding Jane Johnsen’s letter, “Say no, Bradford voters,” in the Feb. 21 Monitor: Here is an example of how good friends can disagree. I’ll offer a different painting of the picture. In the midst of the Civil War, the town folk of Bradford found the resources and people …

Letter: Read the fine print

Thursday, February 26, 2015

There are many sources of information about the NED pipeline proposed by Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas. To date I have not seen anything as clear about “job opportunities” as I found on the 2014 summer LIUNA magazine cover. It shows Allen Fore, vice president of Kinder Morgan, at a …

Letter: Henniker’s business problem

Thursday, February 26, 2015

How lucky for Hillsboro to be getting another tax-paying business. I would like someone to explain why Henniker can’t seem to attract any, which would help our tax base. The last new business to come to town was the Dunkin’ Donuts, which although located in a commercial zone …

Letter: Keep preserving history

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

As a town resident, I believe it is important that the town on Election Day, March 10, vote no on articles five and six. The voters of Gilmanton established two historic districts in order to preserve and safeguard the historic nature of the Meetinghouse and Corners areas. A …

Letter: Ready for Biden? Nope

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My friend Rob Fried tries to make a case for Joe Biden’s candidacy for president (Monitor Forum, Feb. 19) but he vastly overstates some of the vice president’s qualifications, particularly when compared to other candidates who might be in the race. Biden can be articulate at times on …

Letter: The path of decline

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

‘Tis the season for budget hearings and town meetings, but as much as we hear about the power of the One Percent, it is our poorer citizens who have the real power. That’s because the so-called conservatives in Concord who get credit for keeping state taxes low have …