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Letters

Letter: Good stuff in Pittsfield

Saturday, April 18, 2015

To the good citizens of Pittsfield: I needed a month to collect my thoughts about this year’s school district meeting. I had attended the school’s celebratory dinner a few days earlier, and heard the news about phase two funding of the NMEF grant, as well as the recently awarded NESSC NextGen grant, revisions to the PMH’s logic model, an update of the newly drafted PES logic model and other noteworthy …

Letter: Check your facts

Saturday, April 18, 2015

‘Live free or die” was widely used during the French Revolution way before General Stark: “Vivre livre ou mourir.” You better double check your fact check (Monitor, April 11). PETER DAVIS Laconia …

Letter: No meat, better Earth

Saturday, April 18, 2015

In regard to human physiology and our eating of meat, I am living proof that it is not necessary. In fact the only reason to consume meat is purely for one’s own “pleasure” of palate. Also, the practice is taking a heavy toll on the environment. Last month, epidemiologist Peter Scarborough told National Geographic: “Vegans and vegetarians have a new reason to feel …

Letter: Wild Goose mystery

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Here’s a simple question: How will New Hampshire Fish and Game pay for its proposed Wild Goose Boating Access Site at Lake Sunapee? This year marks the 150th anniversary of Fish and Game and, as the celebrations unfold, one must question the wisdom of launching the multi-million dollar …

Letter: Support for cancer patients

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Recently, the New Hampshire Senate voted unanimously to support legislation that will ensure affordable access to potentially life-saving cancer treatments for Granite Staters. The Senate’s support of this bill, which would prevent health insurers from charging a higher cost-share for an oral anticancer medication than for one administered …

Letter: To say thanks

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

On Saturday, New Hampshire will recognize and honor Vietnam-era veterans with a third Welcome Home Ceremony. This year’s special event will take place at the Pease Air National Guard Base in Newington at 2 p.m. The first event on March 30, 2013, at the Armory in Concord was …

Letter: Business owns Obama

Monday, April 13, 2015

Now-betrayer-of-the-environment President Obama has given Shell permission to drill for oil in the Arctic. Here’s what Greenpeace released: “It’s an indefensible decision,” said Greenpeace Arctic campaigner Ian Duff. “The Arctic is melting rapidly because of climate change. But instead of seeing it as a warning, Shell sees profit. …

Letter: A tribute to Ted Kennedy

Monday, April 13, 2015

The late Sen. Ted Kennedy first inspired me by announcing the Basic Grant program (now Pell) at an event in the early 1970s, putting into action his belief that higher education should be a right, not a privilege. In the mid-80s, he left a message that the grant …

Letter: Art close to home

Monday, April 13, 2015

I was very disappointed to see Monitor reporters going to a Walmart-like art studio such as the Muse Paintbar in Manchester to do a story for the Sunday Monitor Your Life section on April 5. Kimball Jenkins School of Art has an excellent “Colors & Cabernet” evening taught …

Letter: Assess that insulation

Monday, April 13, 2015

I noticed two pictures in the Real Estate section recently. One showed a house with very little snow left on the roof and very thick icicles nestled in a shady corner of the eaves. Inside the section was another house with perhaps three or four inches of snow …

Letter: Let voting be your voice

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The April 1 demonstration by hundreds of New Hampshire citizens inside and outside the State House was impressive. I have found, however, that demonstrations do not change politicians’ votes. The House still voted for a budget that would repeal Medicaid expansion, slash funding for substance misuse treatment, cut …

Letter: A legislative success story

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Last month, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that will create tens of thousands of good paying jobs, cut carbon emissions and save consumers billions of dollars a year. If this sounds too good to be true, it’s not. The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, otherwise known …

Letter: Mann being Mann

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Since moving here from New Jersey in 2002, I have seen floods, a tornado, ice storms, tragic losses and wonderful celebrations. Whether she was comforting someone after the loss of a loved one, advocating for her constituents, volunteering at the library or serving chowder at the Deerfield Fair, …