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Letter: A series of missteps

Monday, July 28, 2014

Market Basket’s implosion? Implosion is when an organization is destroyed by things that are happening within it. Case in point is the naming of co-CEO Jim Gooch at Market Basket, who was the former CEO at Radio Shack for 16 months. During his tenure there, share prices declined 84 percent. In July 2012, the company reported an unprecedented loss of $21 million compared with a $25 million profit during the … 0

Letter: Greed is not good

Monday, July 28, 2014

Regarding Market Basket turmoil: This is not a typical labor/management dispute. This is a family feud. Co-CEO’s and board of directors: WAKE UP! STOP THE GREED! I’m 77 years old and have been shopping at Market Basket for decades. I don’t like boycotts, but I am supporting this one. Managers, employees and customers are sticking together, pleading for and awaiting the return of … 0

Letter: Board ignored voters

Monday, July 28, 2014

At the March school district meeting, Chichester voted down what was seen as excessive raises. Voted down was a contract that would have paid an almost 20 percent salary increase to staff over three years, costing the taxpayers an additional $300,000. This was a loud and clear message to the school board that 5 percent to 6 percent annual raises was not going … 0

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Letter: Shea-Porter knows key to creating job growth

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter is a friend of small business. She introduced the Reward and Encourage New Business Act, a bill to permanently double the tax deduction for new businesses to $10,000. This is the right way to help both businesses and employment. According to the Washington Post, job … 1

Letter: Shaheen is a fighter

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has proven she listens to the women of New Hampshire and fights to make sure they get the care they deserve. As governor, she signed into law a contraception mandate that had broad bipartisan support. Shaheen understands the importance of preventative care, as it has … 1

Letter: Raise the diesel tax

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Your editorial on a long-term fix for the federal highway fund focuses on the impossible and the silly (Sunday Monitor Opinion, July 13). We have a problem, and it needs a quick solution. However, you propose to use general funds “paid for” by eliminating tax credits for the … 9

Letter: Ardinger is a steady voice

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I know Kass Ardinger will work hard on behalf of her constituents in particular and for the state in general. She will be thoughtful about what comes before the Senate and will look ahead to accomplish the best outcomes. Her work on behalf of hungry families and her … 0

Letter: A question of accessibility

Monday, July 21, 2014

How is it that CATCH, whose mission would seem to imply attention to the needs of persons with disabilities, has built an inaccessible store in its Endicott Hotel renovation? Did no staff member, board member or architectural consultant catch this flaw? The renovations to the Endicott were clearly … 0

Letter: Alligator alley?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Here is a little hint for New Hampshire’s small but persistent group of climate change deniers. If our weather remains as tropical as it has been for several weeks, we had better start keeping our eyes peeled for alligators and even piranhas showing up in our major rivers … 17

Letter: Motivated for change

Monday, July 21, 2014

This letter was sent to Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s office: Dear Sen. Ayotte: Thank you for reminding me just how debased the English language can become in the hands of people with an agenda whose job is financed by people with the same agenda. This bit of double-talk drivel … 4

Letter: Feltes gets things done

Monday, July 21, 2014

I am supporting Dan Feltes to represent the towns of Concord, Hopkinton, Henniker and Warner in the New Hampshire Senate and am urging citizens in those towns to vote for Dan, too. On Saturday, July 12, I had the chance to hear Dan speak about the issues that … 1

Letter: In defense of Sagan

Monday, July 21, 2014

To Ayn Whytemare, who wrote the article “Climate change for beginners” in the July 13 Sunday Monitor: Please, before disparaging real scientists, do your homework. I was appalled when I read “Carl Sagan (more philosopher than scientist)” and that his predictions were “rudimentary and completely wrong” and were … 1

Letter: Un-American activity

Monday, July 21, 2014

I am appalled that the United States would even consider rejecting refugee children, sending them back to face death at the hands of narco-gangs that have overtaken their countries due to U.S. intervention. As a country of immigrants, proud of its heritage and values, how can we perform … 4