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Letter: A weighty problem

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Sewalls Falls Bridge has a weight limit of 3 tons, or 6,000 pounds. My GMC truck weighs 5,800 pounds and my wife’s Chevy Equinox weighs 5,000 pounds. Every time we stop and then cross over the bridge, the three or four vehicles behind us most always cross with us. This means that 18,000 to 20,000 pounds are on that bridge at the same time. The day the bridge falls, … 0

Letter: Feltes is right for District 15

Friday, July 11, 2014

I am happy to share my support for Dan Feltes, a candidate to represent Concord, Hopkinton, Henniker and Warner in the state Senate. District 15 had an excellent leader with Sylvia Larsen but since she has chosen not to run, we need a strong, progressive person to represent us. Dan Feltes is just the person. As our economy continues to recover, our legislators … 1

Letter: Running again in District 10

Friday, July 11, 2014

As the two incumbent representatives from Merrimack County, District 10 (Hopkinton and Concord Ward 5), we are proud to announce our candidacies for re-election. When we were elected in 2012, we were concerned with the regressive policies of Speaker Bill O’Brien and his Republican House caucus. We were determined to return civility, respect for diverse opinions and integrity to the House chamber. We … 1

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Letter: Running in District 21

Monday, July 7, 2014

My name is Denis Beaudoin, and I’m running for state representative in District 21 – Epsom and Pittsfield. As a lifelong resident of Pittsfield, I understand its values well. Having worked in the electrical construction industry for more than 30 years, I feel that I have the unique … 0

Letter: Delay and death

Monday, July 7, 2014

The backlog of VA disability claims results in delay, and finally death. Problem solved. A New Hampshire Korean War veteran discovered his claim was judged on guidelines 37 years old and outdated. After six years of hearings and appeals, the charade continues. As a registered Republican, this veteran … 0

Letter: A stand not worth taking

Monday, July 7, 2014

Though I understand the state Supreme Court ruling concluding that said the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles’ rules on plate messages were “too vague to enforce,” I can’t help but wonder if the justices rolled their collective eyes on this one. Perhaps the law regarding vanity plates … 0

Letter: Cormier worth your vote

Saturday, July 5, 2014

I am writing about a recent letter submitted by Bob Longabough (Sunday Monitor, June 22). Bob wrote against Jane Cormier, who served as state representative for Alton, Barnstead and Gilmanton. Jane recently moved to Hooksett to be closer to her work and has decided to run for state … 0

Letter: Feltes understands issues

Saturday, July 5, 2014

We have an opportunity to support a new voice in the Democratic party in Dan Feltes running for state Senate. He is articulate, passionate and has an understanding of the important issues affecting New Hampshire citizens. His priorities include income inequality, such as the minimum wage and the … 1

Letter: A problem in Northfield

Saturday, July 5, 2014

It seems that two selectmen in Northfield consider themselves the guardians of information. Making matters worse, one of them may have a significant conflict of interest. A recently enacted ordinance tailors what information is “acceptable” for our town’s electronic newsletter. The selectmen acted to exclude a single, specific … 0

Letter: Gas tax increase hurts

Saturday, July 5, 2014

As a former small-business owner, the gas tax affects me in a very negative way. My business was greatly affected by gas prices. I ran a moving company, and when gas prices went up, our profit margin went down. The increase in the gas tax to 22.2 cents … 9

Letter: Cheers for Donald and Mike

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Regarding Donald Hall’s poem about Scott Brown (Monitor, June 11): For Donald Hall. Blessed are those who use words so skillfully. You, too, Mike Pride. Every one of your articles is enjoyed and appreciated. JOANN WEEKS BAILEY Northwood … 0

Letter: Inaccurate headline

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The headlines for Casey McDermott’s piece on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby and two other family-owned companies (Monitor, July 1) are sensational and inaccurate. The health law’s contraception mandate is NOT axed, nor is it true that companies in general don’t have to … 1

Letter: State needs Shaheen

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Here in New Hampshire, we pride ourselves on strong community bonds that help protect even our most vulnerable citizens. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has shown countless times that she shares this value. Last year, partisan gridlock in Washington had some New Hampshire citizens making the choice between paying their … 1