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Letter: Ayotte took stand on climate

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Two thumbs up to Sen. Kelly Ayotte for joining Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina in acknowledging the reality of human-caused climate change in a Jan. 21 Senate vote. As a former Republican who was scorned by supposed political allies several years ago for recognizing the reality of human-caused climate change, I can’t help deriving a sense …

Letter: Easy on Vermont barbs

Sunday, January 25, 2015

I’d like to thank Paul Brogan for coming to my defense against the dyspeptic Katy Burns (Monitor, Jan. 21). I was only trying to suggest that efforts should be made toward regional primaries, and that a good way to start would be Vermont scheduling a primary the same day as New Hampshire. For the record, North Carolina feels the same way about the …

Letter: In defense of Vermont

Sunday, January 25, 2015

I loved Paul E. Brogan’s My Turn in response to Katy Burn’s slice, dice and diminish Vermont piece (Sunday Monitor, Jan. 18). His last statement couldn’t have hit any closer to a soul searching, (wo)man in the mirror moment. Bravo to Brogan! MAUREEN MEDEIROS Barnstead …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Where’s the sand?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I am writing to express my curiosity about the Department of Transportation’s lack of sand for Route 93. Multi-car accidents, both sides of 93 closed, running out of ambulances and tow trucks – am I missing something regarding the use of sand on the highway? People are getting …

Letter: City should have stayed local

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I was disappointed to read that the City of Concord had approved an agreement to have promotional videos produced by an out-of-state production company. Was there no consideration to looking local, either in Concord or elsewhere in New Hampshire, to produce content and use a similar sponsorship model …

Letter: Be wary, taxpayers

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

As a teacher, I know the value of good education. But as a teacher, I also know better than to trust the federal government when it come to funding educational laws or directives. The idea of free college education through our community colleges may be a great idea, …

Letter: Fight to keep RGGI

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I have just learned to my astonishment and alarm that the state Legislature is moving to repeal the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. This is yet another gift to a fossil fuel industry that already fattens on government subsidies and tax breaks at the expense of the world’s climate …

Letter: The real energy issue

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Allie Morris’ informative article “Politicians getting gassed up about pipeline” (Monitor, Jan. 18) repeated several assumptions without indicating to readers these assumptions might not be valid. Gov. Maggie Hassan said New Hampshire must “acknowledge that we need to increase the supply of natural gas.” She assumes the only …

Letter: Freedom and responsibility

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I am with Pope Francis on this one. Freedom of speech doesn’t mean to speak irresponsibly. While nothing justifies the murderous attacks in France, posting disrespectful images of the Muslim Prophet is akin to yelling fire in a crowded movie theater. The Nazi press used similar images of …

Letter: Applauding Bradley

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I don’t agree with the man’s politics, but I have to applaud his grit and perseverance in completing the Grid (Local and State, Sunday Monitor, Jan. 18). Congratulations Sen. Jeb Bradley. JOHN T. GOEGEL Canterbury …

Letter: Looking to our energy future

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Looking to our energy future As a small businessman in our state, I respectfully request the Legislature to reject HB208. This bill will do immense damage to the burgeoning renewable energy efforts across our state. Many citizens have made a mindful investment in the health of our environment, …

Letter: Beyond the rebellion

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Beyond the rebellion Thank you for the parade of letters about money in politics. The New Hampshire Rebellion is a great gesture to cry for an end to corruption in our government. One sentence caught my attention in Ivor Freeman’s Jan. 11 letter to the Monitor: “The only …

Letter: ‘Monitor’ inconsistencies

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

‘Monitor’ inconsistencies Unlike the Monitor, I am glad that no “chicken processing plant” (an offensive, antiseptic euphemism for a slaughterhouse) will be built in East Concord (Monitor editorial, Jan. 13). Though a non-chicken-eating vegetarian myself, I can accept the slaughter of chickens if it is done humanely. But …