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Letters

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 funding. Kenney, more than anyone, had (or ought!) to know how important PPNE has been in providing health care services and advice …

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 South Danbury would dive down at another bird feeding down below, and about the swoop …

Letter: An obligation to protect

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Rev. John Buttrick was given a privileged place on the front of the Forum section on Aug. 16. One would have expected some light to be shed by his essay on the use of guns by civilians on the streets of Concord. What we got was obfuscation. He objects to the presence of men with what he calls “automatic rifles” guarding a …

Letter: Speak up, elder women

Friday, August 21, 2015

‘Wicked” is the word that comes to mind when I think of Planned Parenthood and those who support such ugly abortions. In this day and age of technology, we know “tissue” terminology is a covering for baby. Look at the philosophy of saving “countless women from poverty”; our …

Letter: Missed history

Friday, August 21, 2015

In the Concord 250 magazine, you completely ignored the most important date of all: when New Hampshire became a state and when Concord became its capital. The other omission was that Dr. Josiah Bartlett became its first governor. As the great great great great grandson of Dr. Bartlett, …

Letter: Kudos all around

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A shout-out to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen for supporting the nuclear arms deal and what is best for our country in spite of the powerful and wealthy lobbying against it (Sunday Monitor Forum, Aug. 9); to Rev. John Buttrick for his letter regarding the armed “protectors” (Sunday Monitor Forum, …

Letter: Protect your ash

Thursday, August 20, 2015

We all know ash makes great firewood, and in light of the emerald ash borer continuing to increase its range here in New Hampshire, there will be plenty of it. Recently, Belknap County was added to the quarantine list since the adult bug was found in Belmont and …

Letter: ‘Monitor’ sensationalism

Thursday, August 20, 2015

I was surprised to see the lead headline and front page of the Aug. 19 Monitor devoted to Owen Labrie and the St. Paul’s rape trial. The accompanying front page photo also caught my eye. I found both the article and the photo sensationalistic and clearly designed to …

Letter: Dangerous sun

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Did you know that one blistering sunburn or five sunburns over your life will more than double your chances of getting melanoma. According to skincancer.org one person dies from melanoma every hour. The best way to protect yourself is to wear sunscreen when outdoors or to seek shade. …

Letter: A foolish war

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

In response to the “My Turn” column by Dr. Sean Kelly headlined “Candidates shouldn’t forget role of technology in battling opiate crisis” (Monitor Forum, Aug. 8): This is an extremely important issue and deserves a lot more attention. We spend billions of dollars on the war on drugs. …

Letter: Elephant in the room

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s recent op-ed piece showed she is listening to her constituents about the ongoing drug abuse crisis in New Hampshire (Monitor Forum, Aug. 6). She is to be lauded for her efforts to introduce or co-sponsor federal legislation regarding methadone, drug monitoring and efforts to prevent …

Letter: A 44-year-old mistake

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

As George Cheyne Shattuck, founder of St. Paul’s School, is my great great grandfather, I am disturbed to read about the alleged rape and abuse of female students. Apparently the decision to make the school co-educational in 1971 was a very poor choice. Maybe this is what happens …

Letter: Sounds familiar

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Did anyone notice the brief timeline entry in the Concord 250 magazine insert about a fountain on the State House Plaza? On May 22, 1879, the Monitor editorialized against a fountain on the plaza: “The fountain continues to squirt water all over those who have the temerity to …