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Letters

Letter: Ensuring a bright future

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Much has been written in this newspaper about leadership decisions at the Community College System of New Hampshire. Some question the administration’s priorities, claiming faculty are losing their jobs in place of online courses and questioning spending on technology and staffing. There have been tough economic times for colleges in recent years. Reflecting national trends, the rapid enrollment growth that occurred during the recession has abated, making it impossible to …

Letter: Words with ‘trump’

Thursday, July 30, 2015

My dictionary says a trumpeter swan “honks.” It also has interesting definitions for “trumpery,” “trump up,” “trumpet,” “trumpete,” “strumpet” and, last of all, “no trump.” PERSIS GOW Concord …

Letter: Iran give-aways

Thursday, July 30, 2015

And now finally it is revealed that “secret” agreements have been made as part of the Iran deal. Maybe the public would like to know what kind of give-away the Obama administration has agreed to now. However, it isn’t being reported in the “mainstream” news outlets. Curious. FYI to the American public: a treaty, or agreement by the United States without distinction as …

Letter: Socialism distinctions

Saturday, July 25, 2015

I follow New Hampshire politics very closely and have since my days attending Phillips Exeter Academy. I appreciate your balanced view in a recent article about Sen. Bernie Sanders (Sunday Monitor front page, July 19). My only concern is the inaccuracy with the description of Sanders as a …

Letter: Excellent care

Saturday, July 25, 2015

I am a disabled veteran who has suffered from chronic neck and shoulder pain for many years. The Manchester VA has been treating me for the last two years. When my doctor at the pain clinic left because of budget constraints, many veterans lost treatment. The same thing …

Letter: A failed war on drugs

Saturday, July 25, 2015

It’s time we started to listen to new theories on the heroin problem we are currently facing. We’ve been waging a war for 45 years that has failed miserably. We incarcerate more people than any other country in the world, including China. Switzerland, an extremely conservative country, has …

Letter: A document misread

Saturday, July 25, 2015

When I read the headline of Rabbi Robin Nafshi’s article (Monitor Forum, July 16, “United Church of Christ membership deserves better from leaders”) I, as a member of that denomination, was naturally interested. As I read her letter, I became even more interested, interested enough to read the …

Letter: What’s the story?

Friday, July 24, 2015

I was troubled to see the Monitor’s prominent placement of NASCAR on July 20. Contrast that with the below-the-fold placement given to the Confederate flag issue at the speedway. The placement of the two stories shows that the Monitor will place the economic engine that is the speedway …

Letter: Rabbi Nafshi doesn’t speak for me

Friday, July 24, 2015

As a congregant of Temple Beth Jacob, it pains me to publicly disagree with my spiritual leader. Nonetheless, I take strong exception to Rabbi Robin Nafshi’s assertion (Monitor Forum, July 16) that the United Church of Christ’s endorsement of boycotts against West Bank products constitutes an act of …

Letter: Too hot for dogs

Friday, July 24, 2015

The week of July 8 saw yet another dog left in a car with windows cracked on a hot day at the grocery store. Concord police were called and yet they never showed up. Sadly, police failed this dog that was in heat distress, and they also failed …

Letter: Candidate questionnaire

Friday, July 24, 2015

To get my vote, the candidates for political office would have to answer the following key questions: 1. Have you ever pushed a shopping cart through a supermarket on a Friday or Saturday night? 2. Have you ever stood in line at the motor vehicle office to renew …

Letter: On Hassan’s side

Friday, July 24, 2015

After reviewing the budget arguments, I find myself in agreement with Gov. Hassan. The budget sent to her was fiscally imprudent. It would have given more tax cuts to big corporations and added tens of millions to the state deficit (as was determined by an analysis by state’s …

Letter: Texas is open for business

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The message is clear. On the same day Gov. Hassan vetoed a bill protecting business startups from added taxes that threaten job creation in New Hampshire, the Wall Street Journal wrote this about the business-friendly and resilient economy in the Lone Star State: “Texas is mainly in the …