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Letter: A beautiful article

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thank you for publishing the excellent, beautiful, full length article by Sindiso Mnisi Weeks (Monitor Forum, April 16). That is what newspapers are for: to inform and educate. That also sells newspapers. SELDEN R. STRONG Franklin … 0

Letter: It’s time to stop killing

Friday, April 18, 2014

What’s wrong with capital punishment to begin with is that it is humans making the decision to kill another human. The punishment, once completed, is irrevocable. Humans are prone to error, to misjudgment, to prejudice. The justice system itself is not perfect. Death row inmates have been exonerated with new evidence. There is enough killing in the world. End capital punishment for good. … 1

Letter: Reward for missing data

Friday, April 18, 2014

I am writing to see if I can get any help retrieving the data from the computer that I lost on April 2. I inadvertently drove out of my driveway on Sanborn Road in Concord with my black Macbook on the trunk of my black Miata. I don’t know where it fell off, but it was somewhere between there and Mountain, Sewall’s Falls, … 0

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Letter: Disingenuous vote from Forrester on gas tax

Sunday, April 13, 2014

What a bumpy ride! The 4-cent state gasoline tax increase was passed by the Senate, but with no help from my senator, Jeanie Forrester. Her newsletter explaining why she was opposed was disingenuous at best. The increase doesn’t provide enough, only $32 million, she says, for the highway … 1

Letter: No answer from Democrats

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Earlier this year, I wrote to Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte and Rep. Annie Kuster about the effect of the Affordable Care Act on my local small business. To date, only Ayotte’s office has responded. I am disappointed that Shaheen, Kuster or their staffs have not replied … 1

Letter: Good one!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Monitor’s April 3 editorial, “Ayotte standing in the way of real change with climate change,” was excellent, absolutely excellent! I hope Sen. Kelly Ayotte hears how much shelter you have given her and steps out to speak on the need for climate legislation. JUDY WEISS Brookline, Mass. … 1

Letter: Playing possum

Friday, April 11, 2014

Re “Possum ridicule? That just points to a bigger problem” (Monitor Forum, April 9): While Dan Williams searches for meaning in nature, he needs also to search for a sense of humor. Elaine Kellerman’s satiric letter merely pointed out the nuttiness of making a possum the subject of … 1

Letter: Hungry neighbors need help

Friday, April 11, 2014

Did you know one in five children in your neighborhood are food insecure? Or at risk for hunger? Sad! It’s not just children; many seniors skip meals to pay bills and buy much-needed medications. Men and women who have lost their jobs, or one working for minimum wage, … 1

Letter: He deserved more respect

Friday, April 11, 2014

My husband was in the National Guard for 20 years and retired last April. He got his paperwork in the mail all unsigned – nothing showing his service, no flag or even being called to be in front of his family, showing how proud they are or we … 2

Letter: Life imitates art (or vice versa)

Friday, April 11, 2014

I have enjoyed reading John Gfroerer in the Monitor recently, so I approached his April 6 column (“The best pictures are often the ones in your mind,” Sunday Monitor Your Life page) with anticipated pleasure at the story that would unfold. What especially delighted me that day was … 0

Letter: Kinder and gentler

Thursday, April 10, 2014

We have only one way to long survive as a species, which is learning to be a kinder, gentler human society. It makes no sense trying to end the violence of the death penalty while trying to make exceptions for dark-skinned people or white-faced fat people. If you … 1

Letter: About that tennis move . . .

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Monitor headline/caption writer strikes again in the April 8 paper. The caption under a photo on Page B1 states: “Bow sophomore Laura Zbehlik follows through on a serve during the Falcons’ season opener against Sanborn yesterday.” Apparently the caption-writer has never played or seen much tennis or … 0

Letter: A more humane sentence

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The New Hampshire Senate hearing on the repeal of the death penalty reminded me of all I learned in 2010 by attending the legislative committee hearings on the same topic. At that time I was convinced that we should shift our focus from seeking revenge on perpetrators to … 1