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Letter: The case for Mount Sunapee

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

An open letter to Jeffrey Rose, commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development: Dear Mr. Rose, I am writing you this letter to advocate for the proposed expansion of Mount Sunapee. I have been a resident of Sunapee for 17 years and can attest to the positive impact Mount Sunapee has had on our town and the surrounding region. I was hired by the new mountain operations management … 0

Letter: Don’t let Big Oil win

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Recently, Frank Guinta denied “man-made” climate change. Climate change deniers often cite a bogus non-peer-reviewed report by the oil industry-funded Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change. Don’t be fooled. NIPCC’s main funding comes from the Heartland Institute, an industry shill with a clear conflict of interest and bias. In 1998, the Heartland Institute cited “experts” who said, “smoking in moderation has few, if … 0

Letter: We need more Roosevelts

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hopefully, many in New Hampshire have enjoyed one of our state’s great natural resources, the creativity of Ken Burns. Viewing his intimate portrait of the Roosevelts has been both educational and inspiring. The ability of people to rise up from great personal sorrow to contribute so much to our country should serve as an example for our public servants today. Unfortunately, our political … 0

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Letter: Invitation to war

Friday, September 19, 2014

I’m overjoyed to announce that the Iraqi army is now accepting recruits without Iraqi citizenship. This means that all of the warmongering members Congress, the president, his cabinet, the State Department, the Pentagon talking heads, media pundits and generals can have their wish and go to war against … 4

Letter: A powerful story

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sincere thanks to Paul J. Shread Jr. for his “My Turn” article, “Battle Scars” (Sunday Monitor Forum, Sept. 14) and for sharing his dad’s powerful first-person account of the invasion of Peleliu. Both pieces are particularly poignant to me from a family history standpoint and provide a deeper … 0

Letter: Groups of three

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With the November elections coming soon, I’m reminded of some famous or not so famous trios in our nation’s history. There was: Richard Nixon, H.R. Haldeman and John Mitchell; George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld; and John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte. They will all … 0

Letter: Save the chickens

Thursday, September 18, 2014

As someone who supports animal rights organizations and farm animal sanctuaries, I want to express serious concerns about plans to build a chicken slaughterhouse in East Concord. Chickens are unusually affable and expressive creatures who should not be subjected to the terror and pain they experience in slaughterhouses. … 1

Letter: Override that veto

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It is with sadness that I write this letter in support of overriding the governor’s veto of House Bill 591, the so-called anti-bullying bill to protect state workers. I’m sad because the governor has been promoting her bipartisan solutions in recent campaign ads, yet she vetoed this bill … 1

Letter: Party swapping isn’t easy or common in New Hampshire

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A recent editorial stated that in New Hampshire, “party swapping is as common an occurrence as the leaves changing color” and that “devoted Democrats could have had their say in the GOP Senate Primary.” That is wrong. An affiliated voter has to decide to change parties about three … 0


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Brown will push state back toward 2008 Scott Brown has amnesia. His recent ad states that the economy is suffering in New Hampshire, but he forgot that the Republican Party, his party, destroyed our economy in 2008 and gave us the worst economy in 80 years since the … 0

Letter: A strong foundation

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I have many life experiences that can help me do a good job as a state representative for the people of Laconia, including my time as state fire marshal. In 1984, then-Gov. John Sununu was looking to appoint the state’s top fire official. I happened to be visiting … 0

Letter: Hassan has my vote

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I support Gov. Maggie Hassan for re-election. She is a governor who knows the people of the state and the issues that confront them. She recognizes the right of women to make their own health choices. She spends time listening to her constituents, not just donors. She supports … 1

Letter: Ardinger is a class act

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I would like to say thank you to Kass Ardinger. Thank you for wanting to continue in public service representing us in the state Senate. Thank you for running a very clean race against Dan Feltes. Even though I voted for Feltes, the district would have been well-represented … 1