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Letter: Both sides lose

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Owen Labrie trial has certainly captured headlines, and it is so surreal that it is getting the coverage it’s getting. Being an inmate at the state prison, I’ve also endured a very public case and can sympathize with what both sides are going through. In the end, no matter what the result, no one walks away unscathed; and there are victims on both sides. The victim and her family …

Letter: Hard to believe

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Since all St. Paul’s faculty are required to live on-site at the school, I am finding the claim of no knowledge of the “senior salute” incredible. A lawsuit might bring some needed changes. A pain in the wallet has done it for companies convicted of wrongdoings. CAROL DOWNING Concord …

Letter: The value of awareness

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

At first glance there is seemingly no connection between the circumstances surrounding the Canterbury police chief and the former student at St. Paul’s School. If you ponder how this happened there are similarities. Undercurrents of outdated societal acceptance of male indiscretions still exist today. This chief allegedly used his position as an officer to gain a conquest. The student used his senior status …

Letter: Lots to do in Concord

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A recent Insider article jokingly suggested that there was “nothing to do” in Concord. Huh? That observation is just amazing to me, because nothing could be further from the truth. Concord has an inventory of historic and cultural amenities that rival any other community in this state. Couple …

Letter: An offensive suggestion

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Regarding “Waiting on a Muslim Francis” (Sunday Monitor Forum, Aug. 23): I would be outraged if I were a Muslim at the suggestion (and its implication) that somehow because the Muslim faith is lacking its own Christ-on-Earth figure in Pope Francis, it had better run out and get …

Letter: GMO propaganda

Friday, August 28, 2015

Propaganda gains power by constructing reality irrespective of truth or facts. Nazi Reich Minister for Propaganda Joseph Goebbels summed it up: “It is not propaganda’s task to be intelligent; its task is to lead to success. . . . It should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is …

Letter: Join Bernie

Friday, August 28, 2015

I have waited an enormously long time to have a candidate who fully expresses my political views run for president of the United States. Bernie Sanders, as his campaign gains momentum, is talking openly and honestly about the major issues that are impacting the majority of America. He …

Letter: Brave and unarmed

Friday, August 28, 2015

Saturday’s terrorist incident on a train in Belgium suggests that another thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a couple of brave, unarmed Americans. ROBERT REIN Concord …

Letter: No guns needed

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hooray to the three brave Americans who took down the terrorist on the train from Amsterdam to Paris. They did it with courage, determination and teamwork – not guns. BERNADETTE CAMERON Deerfield …

Letter: A courageous column

Friday, August 28, 2015

Those who know Bill Zeckhausen will understand the courage it took to write his article “Things I wish I was told after my dementia diagnosis” (Monitor Forum, Aug. 22). We applaud Bill for “coming out” on the subject of dementia. His articulate expression of his own experience, plus …

Letter: Pronunciation key

Friday, August 28, 2015

One would think the talking heads who parachute into New Hampshire to cover the presidential circus and the St. Paul’s rape trial would learn how to pronounce the name of our capital, Concord. It is KON-curd (New Englandly Kawn-kidd), not Kon-CORD. ADOLPHE BERNOTAS Concord …

Letter: Kenney should know better

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Executive Councilors Chris Sununu and David Wheeler have taken some heat recently for their votes to stop New Hampshire’s payment to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. Their critics are right on. But let us not forget that Councilor Joseph Kenney, representing District 1, also voted against the …

Letter: Bird sounds of long ago

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I would add to Steve Taylor’s No. 49 on his list of “Things to do in New Hampshire” (Monitor Forum, July 30), which was to “observe a purple finch.” I would tell you to tell your grandchildren how at dusk the many nighthawks that used to fly around …