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Letter: For the kids

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Did you know that the proposed Northwood teachers’ contract to be voted on in March benefits the students at Northwood School? School will be extended an additional 15 minutes per day. This increase will enable teachers to boost instructional time to cover more of the ever-growing curriculum. Over each week, students will gain 1 hour and 15 minutes of instruction. Over the course of a year, the students will gain …

Letter: Thank you, Brad

Thursday, January 29, 2015

On Jan. 10, about 11:45 a.m., my husband blacked out while driving south on Interstate 89 in Hopkinton. The car hit two guardrails, crossed the second rail, rolled down an embankment and came to rest on the roof by a brook. Miraculously, we both survived with multiple scrapes and bruises, and I have a fracture to the sternum. In minutes, Sir “Brad” Galahad …

Letter: A lovely storm

Thursday, January 29, 2015

We’re snowed in today, and how nice it is. We get a break from our normal routine, a forced rest courtesy of Mother Nature. It’s a reminder that as much as we like to think we control our world, and our lives, we are all subject to larger forces at play. So much of the recent weather hype is fear oriented. It seems …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: No rolling stops

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Concord Monitor’s recent editorial position on the rolling stop law is anything but common sense. The Monitor contends that it should always be left up to the individual whether or not to actually stop at a stop sign. It is only necessary that the driver be “. …

Letter: Not a NIMBY

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Someone inferred that I am a NIMBY (not in my backyard) because I am opposed to the Kinder Morgan, NED gas pipeline project. Tell me you would not be a NIMBY if . . . the figurative “backyard” in NIMBY was your actual yard. Someone would clear-cut your …

Letter: Daniels’s continued legacy

Friday, January 23, 2015

Thank you to Ray Duckler for writing the article on Jonathan Daniels (Sunday Monitor, Jan. 18). What many people may not know is that the teenage girl whose life Jonathan saved, Ruby Sales, went on to attend the Episcopal Theological School in Massachusetts, which Daniels had attended. She …

Letter: A fair tax proposal

Friday, January 23, 2015

I am not a big fan of taxes. But I dislike unfairness even more. Therefore, I am following with interest legislation being sponsored by Sen. Dan Feltes and Rep. Richard Ames, both Democrats, that will close tax loopholes benefiting a small percentage of our citizens in favor of …

Letter: We appreciate the help

Friday, January 23, 2015

My family and I would like to say a big thank you to the Franklin police and fire departments for responding fast to the scene of an accident when our car slid on ice and hit a pole. Everyone was extremely sympathetic and understanding and handled the situation …

Letter: Support your library

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Gilmanton Year-Round Library provides a central meeting place for a town so widely spread out. Besides books and magazines, DVDs, computer use, scheduled children’s and adult programs, the GYRL hosts many group meetings in comfortable community space. Some of the groups meeting regularly this year at the …

Letter: RGGI leading the change

Friday, January 23, 2015

I am deeply concerned that RGGI is being put on the chopping block. Carbon is not going away. Climate change is not going away. Worldwide and across the country, the effects of climate change are manifesting daily. Since New Hampshire joined the RGGI in 2009, carbon emissions are …

Letters: Memories of Islam

Thursday, January 22, 2015

There seems to be confusion between Islam and terrorism. In West Africa, I lived a pleasant year with a Muslim family. The wife, Anna, cooked a mean pot of rice and cassava leaf, the kids were playful and inquisitive, and the father, Allieu, was an El Hadj, respected …

Letter: We need time on pipeline

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I very much appreciate the coverage of the pipeline issue by Allie Morris (Monitor, Jan. 18). While our Congressional delegation has plainly asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Kinder Morgan to give New Hampshire towns and constituents more time to learn about the pipeline costs and benefits, …

Letter: Two Saturdays, $8 million

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Do you pay a tax bill, have kids in school, want your roads plowed or expect the police and fire departments to come when called? These things cost money, lots of it. On March 7 and 14 Chichester residents will authorize the Selectman and School Board to collect …