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Letter: Honor veterans

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dear town moderators: Town meeting day presents a golden opportunity to recognize the service men and women in our towns. Please consider honoring those who have served or are now serving our country in the armed forces by asking them to stand and be recognized for their sacrifices in defense of our nation’s freedom. Ask those present to come forward or remain standing to lead their town meeting in the …

Letter: A wise investment

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dear Gilmanton voters: Please support the Gilmanton Year-Round Library this year at election time. The request is less than last year by more than $6,000 so there will be no new tax impact. The board was able to raise the $18,000 additional funds for this year and $25,000 to go toward 2015, keeping the request to $45,000. The board is very fiscally responsible …

Letter: Dion for selectman

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Of the several candidates running for Bristol selectman, Les Dion is head and shoulders above the others. While all are to be commended for putting their name on the ballot, the most highly qualified is Dion. She has experience with municipal finances and a solid reputation for working with people, as well as a record of honesty and trustworthiness. When combined with her …

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Letter: Find the culprits

Saturday, February 28, 2015

I read, with great horror and sadness the story about the ducks covered in oil found in Penacook. The article stated it was unknown if it was an intentional act or possibly accidental. No matter what, somebody dumped a good amount of oil which contaminated the water. The …

Letter: Fund kindergarten

Friday, February 27, 2015

I write in support of SB 228, co-sponsored by Sens. Dan Feltes, Nancy Stiles, David Watters and David Boutin. This bill is a bipartisan effort that provides full state funding support for those local school districts that choose to offer full-day kindergarten. It is vitally important that the …

Letter: A misleading photo

Friday, February 27, 2015

Good heavens! Where on earth did you get the terrible photo that accompanied your vaccine article in the printed version of the Monitor (Sunday Monitor front page, Feb. 22)? How frightening it must have been to parents and children. No clinician in the country would aim a needle …

Letter: A cartoon image

Friday, February 27, 2015

As a nurse who has given hundreds, likely thousands, of injections, I found your front page picture of a child receiving an injection to be preposterous (Sunday Monitor, Feb. 22). The syringe and needle are huge and the amount of “medicine” is way too much; it reminds me …

Letter: Learn from Walmart

Friday, February 27, 2015

Walmart recently raised its hourly wage paid to half a million workers. The investment is a business move that the company hopes will act to empower its workforce, create a more conducive place to shop and improve sales figures, which have declined or have seen no growth for …

Letter: Toward a better school district

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The interviewing and hiring of the next Franklin school district superintendant is of significant importance to the entire community. In the past few years, some progress has been made but much remains to be done. The hiring process of a new superintendent with new candidates provides a great …

Letter: A misguided ban

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recently proposed a ban on the common SS109/M855 green tip 5.56 mm ammunition popular in AR-15 style rifles. This popular round is slated to be banned by the ATF as it is said to be “armor penetrating” due to its …

Letter: Obama’s love of country

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Former New York City mayor and failed presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani has lowered the bar for intelligent debate over the war against terrorism. He now questions President Obama’s love of country. He also implies that only New Yorkers fully appreciated the horror of 9/11. Obama wasn’t dodging falling …

Letter: WCA is a Wilmot treasure

Thursday, February 26, 2015

For the first time in its 50-year history, the Wilmot Community Association will ask Wilmot voters for funds at town meeting on March 12. I strongly endorse the WCA’s request for $4,500. 1. By owning and maintaining the Red Barn, a community center on Village Road, the WCA …

Letter: Say yes, Bradford voters

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Regarding Jane Johnsen’s letter, “Say no, Bradford voters,” in the Feb. 21 Monitor: Here is an example of how good friends can disagree. I’ll offer a different painting of the picture. In the midst of the Civil War, the town folk of Bradford found the resources and people …