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Letter: Why does his age matter?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A few questions concerning the Monitor headline “73-year-old surrenders” on the front page of the March 19 edition and one comment: What is the significance of the man’s age? How old is the writer of this headline? How old is the editor who let it pass? Hey, it’s okay! I can remember when I never thought I’d be 30. DAN DUSTIN Contoocook …

Letter: An elder plot

Thursday, March 26, 2015

It appears from reports that the Republicans in Congress are proposing to cut funding for Meals on Wheels. Apparently, some billionaire donor has convinced them that us elderly folk are staying elderly longer just so we can get Meals on Wheels. ART MORSE Pittsfield …

Letter: Speak out about cable

Thursday, March 26, 2015

It is time for the residents of Concord to voice their concerns regarding renewal of the contract with Comcast. Seniors and disabled persons on fixed incomes should demand a low flat rate. It is my understanding there is currently available a $2 per month discount for seniors if they meet the qualifications. It seems to be a well-kept secret as those I have …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: The assault on unions

Sunday, March 22, 2015

I think the strategy the Republicans will use to try to dismantle unions in New Hampshire is to allow the police and firefighters to keep their unions for only a few more years, not forever. By enacting right-to-work legislation now, they want to weaken and eventually get rid …

Letter: Ayotte’s on the right side

Sunday, March 22, 2015

I can’t believe that this paper would chastise our U.S. senator, Kelly Ayotte, for publicly voicing her concerns with President Obama’s disastrous Iran deal (Monitor Opinion, March 11). Iran is at best a regional thug and at worst a breeding ground and ATM machine for terrorism. The regime …

Letter: Frightening cuts

Sunday, March 22, 2015

To be brief, the proposed cuts by the Republican House are absolutely scary. Throwing 36,000 to 40,000 people off health care is regressive and cruel. The same is true for all the cuts they propose. JUDITH ELIASBERG Concord …

Letter: A money-free primary

Sunday, March 22, 2015

In your “Rebellion Reaches a Crossroads” editorial (Monitor Opinion, March 17), you advocate for our New Hampshire citizenry being helped to envision a primary cycle free of the corrosive influence of money. That could take a Michael Moore movie, or an Ernest Thompson script, or a Jay Craven …

Letter: Unfair to Walmart

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The editorial about Walmart’s wage increase and new opportunities announcement contained factual errors and misleading statements that may leave readers confused (Sunday Monitor Opinion, March 8). As the manager of the Walmart store in Concord, and an employee of the company for more than 15 years, I am …

Letter: A binding resolution for peace

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Dear Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen: I urge you to vote no to any authorization to use military force by President Obama. Because I am not satisfied that our members of Congress have used their moral imagination and intellect to consider how conflicts might be resolved before …

Letter: Nuclear hypocrisy

Saturday, March 21, 2015

I am so ashamed of the recent letter sent to Iran and signed by Kelly Ayotte. Not since Herbert Hoover’s time, when his Senate wouldn’t ratify the League of Nations, have we seen such a callous disregard for the efforts of a U.S. administration. I have always considered …

Letter: Giving away our rights

Saturday, March 21, 2015

President Obama’s latest proposal to avoid Senate scrutiny and put “his” treaty with Iran before the U.N. for approval is a terrifying prospect. First, because it simply violates the Constitution of the United States, which is very clear in saying that the president can propose treaties but that …

Letter: Treatment shortage

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Approximately 85 percent of inmates in New Hampshire prisons have some sort of substance misuse problem at the time of their incarceration. Couple that with our exceedingly low availability of substance disorder treatments and consider our 44 percent recidivism rate (tied for 9th worst in the nation), and …

Letter: Civics and grammar lessons

Friday, March 20, 2015

That little note sent to the Iranian government by 47 of our best and brightest senators, including our own junior senator from New Hampshire, had some serious spelling and grammar problems embarrassingly noted by Iran’s American-educated foreign minister. Wonder if he had a red pencil? Problematic content aside, …