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Letter: Don’t let polluters win

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Flash floods warnings across the state this week are coming on the heels of the fifth wettest July in history for the Granite State. But as crazy as the weather seems right now, extremes today could be the new normal for future generations tomorrow unless we rein in pollution. We know what we have to do: limit carbon from the largest sources – our power plants – and shift to … 7

Letter: Path of homelessness

Thursday, August 21, 2014

On a recent Monday night, I got a call from my boyfriend about 10 p.m. He usually volunteers for St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry on Monday and Tuesday nights, and a call from him is most times to say he’ll be home late. But not this Monday night and not this call. He was with a young woman who came to St. … 0

Letter: MS Walk was a big hit

Thursday, August 21, 2014

On behalf of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, I would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous support of the Laconia MS Walk 2014: Annie’s Cafe & Catering, Laconia; Aroma Joe’s, Laconia; Coca Cola Bottling, Belmont; Country Kitchen, Belmont; Hannaford Supermarket, Gilford; Laconia Ice Company, Laconia; Michaud Distributor’s, Laconia; Sal’s Pizza, Belmont; The 99, Tilton; and … 0

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Letter: Robin being Robin

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I, too, have a Robin Williams story to share. Years ago, I was presenting a seminar at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. At the same time, Robin was filming Patch Adams. Faculty colleagues insisted that we watch part of the takes regarding a farewell evening … 0

Letter: A talk with Ardinger, Feltes

Saturday, August 16, 2014

On Monday, Aug. 18, the League of Women Voters of the Greater Capital Area is holding a candidates forum for the state Senate District 15 Democratic primary election candidates, Kass Ardinger and Dan Feltes. The forum is on the NHTI campus in Sweeney Auditorium. Doors will open at … 0

Letter: Misplaced blame

Saturday, August 16, 2014

In Paula Tasker’s letter, “Penacook Deserves More,” she attempts to rile up the populace against our state representative, city councilor and those darn Democrats. She wants a complete change of all those rascals. Why? She would have us believe that by their failure to act, we have lost … 0

Letter: Answers are on the way

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Like most associates at Market Basket, I started at the bottom of our company as a bagger. I am proud of the fact that I have been with Market Basket for 31 years, working hard to move up within our company. The time is now to do the … 1

Letter: Moffett seeking House seat

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I’m announcing my candidacy for state representative for Merrimack County District 9 (Canterbury/Loudon). Many issues and concerns prompted my candidacy. I want to give a voice to fellow citizens who are very concerned about what has been going on in Washington and Concord – to include the rampant … 0

Letter: A question of service

Saturday, August 16, 2014

If Scott Brown served in the National Guard, why was he never deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq? Was his unit never called up? Did he have a deferment? Being in the Guard is one thing, but not serving active duty is another. Let’s get that ad off the … 1

Letter: Grace under pressure

Friday, August 15, 2014

As a longtime Hannaford shopper, I would like to publicly thank the staff there for their extra work these last few weeks. With Market Basket shoppers filling the aisles, Hannaford has stepped up with more checkout lanes, restocking shelves more frequently to keep items on hand, and the … 3

Letter: Hazardous steps

Friday, August 15, 2014

I recently attended the EPA’s public information session on its Clean Power Plan held at the Concord Library. Evidence abounds that our health, the economy and future generations will be positively affected by cleaner air. We in the Northeast in particular are in the path of carbon and … 3

Letter: Solution without a cause

Friday, August 15, 2014

If you think the Main Street proposal is bad, just wait until they complete the changes approved for Loudon Road. With an estimated 100 accidents per year (based on more than 20,000 vehicles per day), the city council accepted a proposal from an engineer to implement a turning … 3

Letter: Thanks, Obama

Friday, August 15, 2014

Two typhoons hit Hawaii. Must be Obama’s fault. CURTIS ECKERS Salisbury … 3