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Letter: Don’t punish state’s seniors

Friday, April 17, 2015

Don’t miss it. Amid all the finger-pointing over the state budget, the Legislature is trying to restore millions of dollars in reimbursements for nursing homes and senior care that Gov. Hassan refused to honor this year. Hassan is a tax-and-spend liberal. She’d say the House Republicans are heartless misers. Neither of those are reasons to throw seniors under the bus, and the governor should do the right thing this time …

Letter: Constitutional lesson

Friday, April 17, 2015

An open letter to Sen. Kelly Ayotte: It has come to my attention while observing your attempts to subvert the president’s negotiations with Iran that you may not understand our constitutional system. Thus, I am writing to bring to your attention a feature of our Constitution – the power of the people to elect their representatives in the Senate every six years – …

Letter: Weighing Loudon Road costs

Friday, April 17, 2015

Regarding the Loudon Road redesign (Monitor front page, April 10), here’s the thing: Many of us who travel frequently on Loudon Road consider the idea of going from four to three lanes to be a dismal, thoughtless waste of money. Prove us wrong, city leadership, by telling us (with reasonable cost assumptions) how many years it would take to use up $1.44 million …

Letter: A lack of compassion

Saturday, April 11, 2015

I am a native New Hampshirite and proud of it. But I’m having a difficult time trying to understand what is happening in my beloved state. I am clueless when it comes to our current Legislature and the legislators, who seem to be a very angry lot. Their …

Letter: A civics lesson

Friday, April 10, 2015

If multimillionaire Les Otten wants our money to develop his private Dixville resort then by all means let’s help him. Not by giving him money, but rather by giving him a casino license. It will be a good experiment as to whether a casino will thrive or fail …

Letter: Real problems?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Rep. Christy Bartlett, in a discussion of our Legislature’s “state raptor” fiasco – reminds citizens of the time and resources expended in disposing of proposed legislation (Monitor Forum, April 1). I have heard the cost of preparing and acting on a single bill estimated at more than $1,500. …

Letter: The typical left

Friday, April 10, 2015

Last month, George Stephanopoulos tried to deceive us into believing that the Religious Freedom Restoration Acts and the people who support them support homophobia, bigotry and discrimination against gays. This lie would mean that President Obama, Sens. Chuck Schumer and Ted Kennedy, 95 other senators, all the congressmen …

Letter: Preying on the weakest

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Oh, the wisdom of youth. If only the class of fourth-graders from the Lincoln Akerman School had shown the insight to name the red-tailed hawk our House raptor rather than our state raptor, there would have been no debate at all. It would have passed on a roll …

Letter: Other wasted bills

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Regarding Christy Bartlett’s “My Turn” article (Monitor Forum, April 1), I would like to say that I wholeheartedly agree with her position that bills espousing a state bird, dog, food, etc., are a waste of time and resources. As others have stated, every time a bill such as …

Letter: The Republican lie

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

To our Republican legislators: If we have a spending problem and not a revenue problem, how do you justify stealing money from dedicated funds and the rainy day fund in order to balance the budget? Republicans ran on a promise to not raid dedicated funds and the rainy …

Letter: A peaceful campaign

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I witness for life at the Concord Feminist Health Center of Concord and at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Manchester. I have been a participant in the 40 Days For Life campaigns (a prayerful, peaceful campaign in the spring and fall) at both of these sites. Never have …

Letter: A critical resource

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

If what has been described as the harshest cut under the proposed New Hampshire budget passes, the ServiceLink Resource Centers, which annually help thousands of our citizens, would reportedly be defunded. ServiceLink, located in every New Hampshire county, helps residents from all walks of life successfully navigate the …

Letter: Cruz and Obamacare

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Canadian born Rafael Edward Cruz, a.k.a. Ted Cruz, our first official candidate for president, is an interesting character. He speaks one way but acts another. Let’s look at his stand on Obamacare. He has promised to repeal “every bloody word of Obamacare” if he becomes president (in fact, …