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Letter: Hosmer can help you

Friday, October 31, 2014

‘How Can I Help?” If you ask me, these words are not spoken nearly often enough. I live in a small town, and in my professional life I work with people living with and recovering from mental illnesses. In politics, it is often the small towns that get overlooked, and for the people with mental illness, they have experienced years of being marginalized and overlooked by many. Sometimes, I get …

Letter: Fennessy is passionate about city’s public schools

Friday, October 31, 2014

I am writing to share with our community why I first supported my husband, Nathan Fennessy, in running to represent Wards 5, 6, 7 on the school board and why I hope you will support him now. Even before Nathan and I had our first of three children, we agreed wholeheartedly on the importance of public education. Nathan came from a family of …

Letter: Where’s Rago?

Friday, October 31, 2014

If you are a candidate for office, you have a basic obligation to the people of your district. If you expect us to vote for you, we have a right to learn about your ideas, and you have a duty to hear your constituents’ concerns. Kathy Rago apparently believes she owes nothing to the voters of Laconia and Gilford. She hasn’t appeared at …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: A ‘people first’ candidate

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to hear Carolyn Mello, candidate for New Hampshire state Senate District 2. Listening to Carolyn was like a breath of fresh air. She was happy to answer questions on how she felt about key issues; she answered them forthright unlike her opponent, who …

Letter: Kimball for school board

Sunday, October 26, 2014

It is with great enthusiasm and conviction that I share my support for Alana Kimball in her pursuit of being a representative the school board in Wards 8-10 in Concord. Alana has a breadth of experience that uniquely qualifies her for this role. Most importantly, she has a …

Letter: Lurking danger

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Being an avid Monitor reader, I am confident that this important paper wants the voters of New Hampshire and the nation to understand what is at stake in the Nov. 4 election. However, I have read very little about the tragic consequences that would occur should the Republicans …

Letter: Not signs of support

Sunday, October 26, 2014

There are Marilinda Garcia signs all over the roadways around Concord, but not in anyone’s yard. Don’t her supporters want to advertise their support? CHRISTINE MILLER Concord …

Letter: Our poultry history

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I’m an East Concord native, and I’m writing in response to the poultry processing plant controversy. In 1946, when I returned home from serving in World War II, I noticed an increased number of chickens being raised by small poultry operations. Three or four dairy farms had been …

Letter: Avoiding the facts

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I couldn’t agree more with Don Mason’s statement about the oversimplification and omission of “facts” that predominate election year advertising (Sunday Monitor letters, Oct. 19). That being the case, I wonder that Mason’s letter is full of those same sins. Mason states that Sen. Jeanne Shaheen “apparently” did …

Letter: Ending homelessness

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I am writing in response to the excellent column by Kenneth Norton (Sunday Monitor Forum, Oct. 19). Norton sums up so well the complex causes and realities of homelessness. I endorse his message whole-heartedly. As the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness acts to implement the city’s Plan to …

Letter: Read, listen and think

Sunday, October 26, 2014

John V. Kjellman, what a wonderful article: “Vote for candidates who want to fix, not destroy” (Monitor Forum, Oct. 23). What a voice of reason. Thank you! First, I am a registered Republican. However, I do not vote for the party, but the person and what he or …

Letter: Not picture perfect

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I am dismayed that the Monitor would publish a half-page picture of any candidate, as they did with Scott Brown, this close to an election (Monitor Forum, Oct. 17). While the content of the Forum piece discussed marriage, it seems that you have given free advertising to a …

Letter: Re-elect Ratzki and Karrick

Saturday, October 25, 2014

I live in Danbury, and I am very glad that Mario Ratzki (Merrimack District 1) and David Karrick (Merrimack District 25) have been our members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives for the past two years. Even though Danbury is the smallest town in their respective districts, …