Sunny
67°
Sunny
Hi 84° | Lo 52°

Letters

Letter: A piece of history lost

Sunday, May 24, 2015

It’s the end of an era. Two hundred years of Pembroke Academy’s existence is drawing to a close, and with it the last vestige of a proud history. Who will be celebrating the bicentennial, when the school board itself has erased our connection to that history? As they claim, they have moved us, willingly or reluctantly, into the “new” millennium. It’s time for us all to bravely consider the “subtle …

Letter: Get to know an EpiPen

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Do you know what an EpiPen is? Have you ever had to use one or know anyone who carries one? An EpiPen can save a life. It is an auto-injector for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions. I have two grandchildren who carry EpiPens. One has a seafood allergy. All of my grandson’s friends know of his allergy, all know how to …

Letter: Guns and abortion

Sunday, May 24, 2015

I read Fran Wendelboe’s column (Sunday Monitor Forum, May 24) with interest and was struck by the parallels between what she calls the “real” extremists on the abortion issue and what I consider the extremists on the gun control issue. Has she considered encouraging a dialogue between the two groups in respect to moderating their extreme stances since they both believe they are …

Letter: Weighing the rail reports

Saturday, May 16, 2015

So URS Corp. was paid $3 million-plus to estimate the economic value of commuter rail and concluded that an investment of $260 million for construction costs and an annual operating subsidy of $7 million would result in the creation of 5,600 jobs at a cost of $46,429 per …

Letter: Ethical shortcomings

Saturday, May 16, 2015

It has been disclosed that Gov. Chris Christie spent $85,000 in taxpayer money on luxury boxes at sports arenas between 2010 and 2012. The state Republican Party later reimbursed the state after clearer heads realized just how badly this would make Christie look. Christie, in reply to the …

Letter: Respect parks and fields

Saturday, May 16, 2015

I would like to thank the city of Concord for its continued support of the Frank Monahan Foundation. Named after the legendary basketball coach, the foundation has been able to raise money to give back to the community in various ways to help support the children of our …

Letter: A point misunderstood

Friday, May 15, 2015

In response to Rabbi Robin Nafshi’s May 14 letter: When I wrote, “The ADL, founded in 1913 ‘to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all,’ cannot by any stretch of the imagination be described as being pro-Muslim,” I merely …

Letter: Invest in UNH

Friday, May 15, 2015

I serve on the board of directors for the UNH Alumni Association, which represents the 130,000 alumni across the globe, 50,000 of whom live in New Hampshire. As the state Senate Finance Committee continues to work on the state budget, I encourage them to prioritize funding for the …

Letter: No RGGI refund

Friday, May 15, 2015

I am writing about the amendment to House Bill 208 that would allocate the current portion of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative proceeds to low-income weatherization and municipal energy efficiency programs instead of to refunding individual utility ratepayers, as the bill currently does. We Americans (including New Hampshirites), individually …

Letter: Expand clean energy

Friday, May 15, 2015

Tesla Energy’s recent announcement of the Powerwall, a stationary battery that can help power homes and businesses when the sun isn’t shining, is a potent reminder of game-changers poised to accelerate the transition to 100 percent clean energy. Tesla’s new battery is but one of many new developments …

Letter: Protect renewables fund

Friday, May 15, 2015

Regarding the article “Potential Huge for N.H. Solar” (Sunday Monitor front page, May 10): Concerns such as those expressed by House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan about using the renewable energy fund to support “individual projects” miss the larger picture. Renewable energy reduces our reliance on imported fossil fuels, …

Letter: Vote for Mann

Thursday, May 14, 2015

When I first moved to Northwood 21 years ago, Bob Johnson was our representative. He was the epitome of a New Hampshire Republican of his day, a kind and gentle man and a thoughtful legislator. He served Northwood and eventually the four towns as a representative for 33 …

Letter: Mann’s record speaks volumes

Thursday, May 14, 2015

In response to Terry Roy’s letter of May 11 encouraging voters to vote for Yvonne Dean-Bailey in the May 19 special election, it is obvious that Roy is new to town and “knows no candidate well enough to judge them.” Roy has no idea what Maureen Mann has …