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Letter: Tobacco fight continues

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

With the recent death of baseball great Tony Gwynn at age 54 from cancer related to chewing tobacco, Bow High School graduates with celebratory cigars pictured in the New Hampshire Union Leader and Beverly lacrosse players with cigars on school property – let alone the continued exponential rise of e-cigarette use among kids – we at the Tobacco Free NH network will continue to advocate for prevention of tobacco product … 0

Letter: Vested interest in good roads

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Regarding Mr. Jay Meehan’s statement (Monitor letters, July 5) that “the increase in the gas tax . . . is completely unreasonable”: As a former moving-company man, he must be aware of the strong connection between gasoline taxes (paid by virtually everyone who drives a vehicle in this state) and the quality of the state’s roads and bridges (which you’d think might be … 0

Letter: The lapdog press

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Independence Day is celebrated each year as a victory over tyrannical governance. Those who sacrificed their lives, fortune and sacred honor for freedom would be very disappointed with the free press today. The Founders expected the free press to be a watchdog guarding against oppressive governance. They would be appalled to know that the free press has turned into a lapdog when the … 2

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Letter: A Brit lit companion

Friday, July 4, 2014

When I read that Barbara Bonsignore likes British detective stories (Sunday Monitor, June 29), as I do, I decided to suggest a book that I used to check out from the city library and have now purchased called Bum Bags and Fanny Packs by Jeremy Smith. It’s a … 0

Letter: Just participate

Friday, July 4, 2014

Each July 4 offers us a unique opportunity to celebrate our national birthday with a little barbecue and a moment of reflection. Even the most casual reading of the Declaration of Independence reveals two powerful principles: the idea that “governments derive their powers from the consent of the … 1

Letter: It all starts in preschool

Friday, July 4, 2014

In the editorial “The price of middle school popularity” (Monitor Opinion, June 30), the writer argues that parents need to teach their children “confidence, benevolence and individuality” for their future well-being, but may not know quite how to go about it. Fortunately, research has shown one effective action … 1

Letter: Be wary of Guinta

Friday, July 4, 2014

Recently, former congressman Frank Guinta visited Hampton Beach and told Hampton Beach Area Commission Chairman John Nyhan that getting federal funding for the Ocean Boulevard strip improvement was a priority for him. Guinta said, “This is the kind of project that a TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) … 1

Letter: Embrace hydroelectric power

Friday, July 4, 2014

Though a senior at Carroll College in Helena, Mont., I was born and raised in Goffstown and care deeply about New Hampshire. Our state needs to recognize the benefits of hydroelectric power and support projects that bring clean energy to New Hampshire. Let Montana serve as an example … 4

Letter: Trains, crude oil don’t mix

Friday, July 4, 2014

Readers are invited to a rally in Dover on Sunday that will highlight the risk of trains carrying crude oil. These trains regularly pass through many New Hampshire locations, including downtown Dover, posing a serious risk to the community and waterways. The rally will mark one year since … 1

Letter: Why food labeling matters

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Chris Wood’s letter decrying “genetically modified” food labeling is misguided. Wood apparently believes that substances that pass through the digestive tract in six to 72 hours without immediately sickening us can be deemed “safe.” Unfortunately, substances that spend mere hours in the gut spend years in our environment. … 1

Letter: Too good to be true

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I guess it just couldn’t last. After a few weeks of the Sunday crossword puzzle being printed in an almost easily read sized font, we are right back to the ridiculously tiny print. Here’s a tip for whoever is in charge of the layout of the puzzle page: … 0

Letter: Congratulations, Mike Pride

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mike Pride’s appointment to be management chief of the Pulitzer Prize award system with headquarters in New York City is well deserved. He will be a huge loss for the Concord area but a great gain for journalism and the arts for the whole country. Our association with … 0

Letter: Misguided on climate change

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Monitor editors made several misguided observations in the editorial “Everybody has a church in the woods” (Monitor, July 1). Climate change is no longer a “philosophical” debate; it is a scientific one. They argue that it is “simply not true” that the same things are at stake for … 27