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Letter: So much for transparency

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Last week was celebrated as Sunshine Week to reflect the need for government to be open and accountable. This newspaper did a great analysis of state and local responses to requests for information. This past week also was the second consecutive year that the Obama administration set a record for censoring government files or denying access to them under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. The Washington Post and the …

Letter: College math

Friday, March 27, 2015

The usual attack on the president’s proposal for free community college that suggests that a student who doesn’t pay for college won’t value it when part or all of the tuition is subsidized contains faulty economics. While studying, that student is delaying working to put herself into a better employment position. Going to school, even for free, incurs costs for the student. These …

Letter: A simple solution

Friday, March 27, 2015

We are today an unhappy nation. Nothing seems to work as advertised. President Obama is blamed for all bad things at home and overseas. Congress is deadlocked. We have a national malaise. Republicans now believe that an immediate solution to all of America’s problems is to remove the heavy burden of taxes and government regulations from business. New jobs will appear, they predict, …

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Letter: Fund kindergarten

Monday, March 23, 2015

One of the many cool things about having a granddaughter is watching her go through her developmental stages. As a lifelong special educator, I am in awe at how quickly she is acquiring language and social skills. This is due in no small part to her active, engaged …

Letter: A great show

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Magic of Movies and Television produced by the Rotary Club of Concord at the Concord City Auditorium recently can be summed up so beautifully with the musical number that Caroline and Claude Gentilhomme sang, “Unforgettable.” Martha Kuepper and Marc Murai should be commended for putting together a …

Letter: A good time in Pittsfield

Monday, March 23, 2015

To the good citizens of Pittsfield: I did not make it on the zoning board. I’m not really too disappointed due to the fact that Paul Metcalf is still onboard. I was going to try to vote along his way, which is to favor an applicant to the …

Letter: That’s ‘Gandhi’

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Whoa! “Cameron unveils Ghandi statue” (Sunday Monitor, March 15)? Your copy editor isn’t aware that in Hindi “ghandi” means dirty. The proper spelling of the champion of nonviolence is Gandhi. Bet you’ll never make that mistake again! SHEILA ZAKRE Concord …

Letter: Trust the data

Sunday, March 22, 2015

It was refreshing to read Steve Mongan’s thoughtful article on climate change (Sunday Monitor Forum, March 15). My criticism toward conservatives on this issue has always been toward the Republican leadership and not toward individual members of the GOP or Libertarians. This is a human issue that gets …

Letter: The point of no return

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Steve Mongan urges “serious, intelligent” debate on climate change (Sunday Monitor Forum, March 15). Where has he been? Ice fields are breaking up, ocean levels rising. There is overwhelming consensus among world scientists on the phenomenon and its causes. Our planet is in trouble, and the point of …

Letter: The debate is over

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Steve Mongan’s “My Turn” piece (Sunday Monitor Forum, March 15) deserves an answer, although it’s likely not the one he wants. Virtually everything about climate change, including what it’s called, use of the term “deniers,” and so on, has been debated to death for the past several decades. …

Letter: The rest of the DOT story

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Rep. Patricia Higgins’s statement about New Hampshire Department of Transportation employees versus contractors was far from the truth (Monitor Forum, March 13). I do not think it is fair to say and I do not agree with the statement that contractors are not as dedicated and do not …

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 …