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Letters

Letter: Spirit of Sunapee

Monday, May 25, 2015

A few years have passed since I stood with a couple hundred fellow New Hampshire citizens in the Sherburne Gymnasium in Sunapee. The occasion was the presentation by Rob Thomson, then director of the Department of Resources and Economic Development, of the Muellers’ proposal to lease Mount Sunapee State Park. At the session, the Muellers said, “We’re not developers, we’re skiers!” This gathering was touted as an opportunity for the …

Letter: Behind the Ayotte ad

Monday, May 25, 2015

As I read through the Monitor recently, I saw a Kelly Ayotte full-page ad pretending to be a bipartisan announcement. Here was a smiling picture of Kelly, with the headline “Bipartisanship is breaking out on Capitol Hill!” I was given a telephone number to call Ayotte and ask her to support these so-called “bipartisan” initiatives. Big on the list was somehow fixing Medicare, …

Letter: Invest in mental health

Monday, May 25, 2015

Have you ever noticed that whenever someone becomes a victim of suicide, the world around them seems to stop? Only then does everyone realize how important mental health is, because 90 percent of people who are victims of suicide have a diagnosable and treatable mental illness. It is about time that people start acting upon these realizations. Most people seem to be unaware …

Letter: A good deal for Sunapee

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I run a garden design and installation service every spring and summer in the Sunapee region. Do you know what I hear from my customers about the proposed Mount Sunapee Ski Resort expansion? They are excited for the new amenities and year-round recreational activities. Our mountain is a …

Letter: Benefits of expansion

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I am writing in strong support of the Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Jeff Rose’s draft decision to approve the Mount Sunapee west bowl expansion. Our family has three generations of Mount Sunapee and Cannon Mountain skiers and hikers. We experienced Mount Sunapee before 1998, when …

Letter: Mother’s Day moose meltdown

Sunday, May 17, 2015

What a glorious Mother’s Day we had. My wife, daughter, two granddaughters and I headed down to my mom’s here in Epsom late morning for a visit. At age 91, she certainly was appreciating the “glorious, glorious day.” She begged off with our planned trip to the coast …

Letter: Wilmot under siege

Saturday, May 16, 2015

I am grateful, and horrified, to read Jonathan P. Baird’s “My Turn” (Monitor Forum, May 9) about the Huckleberry Oil and Propane Company’s plan to build – on Route 11, in Wilmot – a facility for storing propane, heating oil and kerosene. All over the country, storage tanks …

Letter: Price of declining enrollment

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Last month, you published an article titled “Declining school enrollment doesn’t always equal lower budgets” (Sunday Monitor front page, April 5). Having prepared enrollment projections for the Shaker Regional School District (Belmont and Canterbury) for more than 10 years, I, together with Peter Hofman have researched the key …

Letter: Weighing the rail reports

Saturday, May 16, 2015

So URS Corp. was paid $3 million-plus to estimate the economic value of commuter rail and concluded that an investment of $260 million for construction costs and an annual operating subsidy of $7 million would result in the creation of 5,600 jobs at a cost of $46,429 per …

Letter: Ethical shortcomings

Saturday, May 16, 2015

It has been disclosed that Gov. Chris Christie spent $85,000 in taxpayer money on luxury boxes at sports arenas between 2010 and 2012. The state Republican Party later reimbursed the state after clearer heads realized just how badly this would make Christie look. Christie, in reply to the …

Letter: Respect parks and fields

Saturday, May 16, 2015

I would like to thank the city of Concord for its continued support of the Frank Monahan Foundation. Named after the legendary basketball coach, the foundation has been able to raise money to give back to the community in various ways to help support the children of our …

Letter: A point misunderstood

Friday, May 15, 2015

In response to Rabbi Robin Nafshi’s May 14 letter: When I wrote, “The ADL, founded in 1913 ‘to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all,’ cannot by any stretch of the imagination be described as being pro-Muslim,” I merely …

Letter: Invest in UNH

Friday, May 15, 2015

I serve on the board of directors for the UNH Alumni Association, which represents the 130,000 alumni across the globe, 50,000 of whom live in New Hampshire. As the state Senate Finance Committee continues to work on the state budget, I encourage them to prioritize funding for the …