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Letter: A poor strategy

Friday, November 21, 2014

Glenn K. Currie’s “My Turn” (Monitor Forum, Nov. 20) was something that a lot of people needed to hear. Unfortunately, his conservative message of individual freedoms and small government is being drowned out by the message of Christian hate toward Islam and homosexuals, and pure hatred of the Democratic Party. The only voices we hear through media are the endless, ridiculous rants from pundits like Ann Coulter and the accusations …

Letter: Party problems

Friday, November 21, 2014

If I may, I would like to respond to Glenn K. Currie’s reply (Monitor Forum, Nov. 20) to my article (Sunday Monitor Forum, Nov. 16). I tried to be careful to talk about “Republican politicians,” not “Republicans.” I find most Republicans – as well as most Democrats and independents – to be reasonable folks. I have always been independent. I used to be …

Letter: Truth about turkeys

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving turkeys have nothing to be thankful for. More than 170 million of them are crammed for their four short months of life in open sheds allowing 1 square foot per bird. Intense crowding, filthy litter and ammonia fumes from huge amounts of urine cause respiratory ailments, foot ulcers, breast blisters and ammonia-burned eyes. Because stressed turkeys cannibalize, producers de-beak them using a …

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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: A missing report

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The proposal by Mount Sunapee Resorts submitted in the 2014-19 master plan to expand skiing onto privately owned land adjacent to Mount Sunapee State Park omitted a report done in 2004 by the New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau. The report identifies four areas of ecological significance within the …

Letter: Another missing man

Saturday, November 15, 2014

I thought the article about James Pindell was really interesting. Made me think about the “disappearance” of Martin Bashir, also a wonderful journalist who crossed a losing candidate. CHARLENE MAYO Concord …

Letter: Learning from a mistake

Saturday, November 15, 2014

On Oct. 26, the Monitor printed an editorial titled, “Dangerous message rides on city buses.” The article outlined how the Community Action Program (CAP), which oversees billboard space on the city buses, allowed (and got paid for) an advertisement by the National Vaccine Information Center. As the article …

Letter: A happy holiday

Saturday, November 15, 2014

In response to Dennis R. Soucy (Monitor letters, Nov. 12), I am part of the 85 percent who celebrate Christmas. There will be a nativity set – actually several – in my house, and when my children were small, church came first and presents second. But I also …

Letter: An uneducated electorate

Friday, November 14, 2014

I agree with Mary Parker’s “My Turn” article (Monitor opinion, Nov. 11), insofar as the referenced editorial she opined “arrogant and offensive.” Although educated and more involved in politics, I am not because of the Monitor’s or Jeanne Shaheen’s contexts, but in spite of the Shaheens, Kusters, Hassans, …

Letter: Thanks for voting

Friday, November 14, 2014

I wish to thank all of the residents of Northfield and Franklin Ward 3 who voted for me Nov. 4. In addition, my thanks to the Franklin Democrats for all their help and support in the campaign process. Also, special thanks to Suzi and Ron White for opening …

Letter: The hard work begins

Friday, November 14, 2014

Now that all the excitement and work of the campaign season is over, we would like to thank the many people who voted to send us to represent them in the state Legislature. It has been an exciting and instructional five months while we were out in the …

Letter: Ditch ‘distaff’

Friday, November 14, 2014

To Richard Berryman (Monitor letters, Nov. 10): I, too, am a child of the 1960s high school experience and had friends in the Future Homemakers of America Club. But then I was fortunate enough to attend a Catholic women’s college, Trinity, which has since folded into St. Michael’s …

Letter: Curious omission

Friday, November 14, 2014

It was interesting to read the article concerning the likely effect of the GOP-led Congress on stocks (Monitor Business, Nov. 10). The author commented that Republican control of Congress could lift stock prices of health and energy industries. One of the examples mentioned was medical device companies, since …

Letter: Bingo praise

Friday, November 14, 2014

Before Sunday, I had never played bingo before. I can’t say enough about all the nice people who ran the Airport Road Bingo game in Concord. They made me feel welcome and told me if I had any questions to just ask. At one point, I must have …