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Letters

Letter: Time to change Loudon Road

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I think we need a change for Loudon Road, and I support the three-lane plan that has been proposed. I have lived on the Heights for more than 30 years with my family, and have seen Loudon Road become increasingly busy and dangerous each year. Having walked along Loudon Road frequently, I am especially concerned for pedestrians and cyclists who don’t own a car and need to use this road …

Letter: Invest in safety and livability

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The project scheduled for Loudon Road will cost the city of Concord $160,000 in exchange for safe bicycle lanes, accessible ramps at pedestrian crossings, an updated traffic control system, bus stop pullouts and more. If the city doesn’t continue with the project, the cost of just repaving this stretch of road is nearly $1.2 million. Concord needs to continue to set an example …

Letter: The ‘Clinton Monitor’

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In her Feb. 10 letter to the editor, “Sanders is no Cruz,” Cheryl Bourassa states the true differences between Sanders and Cruz. Bourassa’s response clearly defines the differences. The “Clinton Monitor” should report in an unbiased manner. One only needs look at the front page of Wednesday’s Monitor to realize the Monitor is a Clinton machine. The above-the-fold headlines and front-page stories after …

Letter: Delusional and dangerous

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Paul Krugman recently wrote in the New York Times that there is a persistent delusion running through both political parties believing that a hidden majority of American voters can be persuaded to support radical policies, if only the right person would make the case with sufficient fervor. On …

Letter: A different election

Sunday, February 7, 2016

David Leonhardt, in the Jan. 24 issue of the Tampa Bay Times (“Why the election is just so bizarre”), states that, “One way or another, the 2016 (election) will be different.” He presents data from Pew Research Center. About half of Republicans disapprove of their party’s congressional leaders …

Letter: Bobcat harvest ill-advised

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Let me get this straight: The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is understaffed, underfunded and will once again soon need legislative assistance to secure general funding to stay in the business of managing the state’s game and non-game wildlife. The Fish and Game Commission’s response to this …

Letter: Still bashing Catholics

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Regarding the recent letter by John Kjellman (Monitor letters, Jan. 27) and the Monitor’s recent articles about the film Spotlight, the Catholic bashing by the press and others seems to never end. Obviously, sexual abuse of any young person by a member of clergy is despicable. But the …

Letter: Don’t blame celibacy

Saturday, February 6, 2016

This is in response to John Kjellman (Monitor letters, Jan. 27) regarding the Catholic sexual scandal. It is so easy to blame the scandal on the celibacy of the priest. What is the excuse of that married infamous coach who sexually abused many young boys? What is the …

Letter: The case for GMO labeling

Saturday, February 6, 2016

I was one of the more than 40 people who offered testimony at the Jan. 26 hearing on HB 1674, which calls for the labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. I strongly support HB 1674. I first learned about GMOs, genetically modified organisms, in 1993 when I …

Letter: Endless, expensive saga

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Convicted killer Michael Addison was back in the news last month because the U.S. Supreme Court denied the direct appeal of his death penalty conviction. Rather than marking the end of this case, it’s reported that the decision “opens the door for a lengthier and more expensive appeal …

Letter: Bernie fights for fairness

Friday, February 5, 2016

I support Bernie Sanders, not because I believe that Hillary Clinton is a bad candidate. In fact, she would do a good job of keeping the country on its current path. But we so urgently need a new paradigm, an accurate perspective, and that is what Bernie offers. …

Letter: Sanders is no amateur

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bernie Sanders is far more electable than Hillary Clinton. Matchup polls see him outperforming Clinton against GOP frontrunners by significant margins. He’s the only candidate addressing moderates’ and independents’ growing concerns about whom government is helping, hurting and why. Sanders isn’t a starry-eyed idealist or “amateur”; he’s been …

Letter: Sanders selling pipe dreams

Friday, February 5, 2016

No one, including Hillary, disagrees with all of the things that Bernie wants for this country. However, it is disingenuous, at best, for him to make these promises to lead young people along – promises he knows very well that he cannot keep. His solution? “We have to …