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Letter: Guinta’s shadows

Saturday, January 24, 2015

With reference to Election 2014, the Associated Press just reported that Congressman Guinta has new problems. “U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta is once again on the radar of the Federal Election Commission for failing to follow campaign finance disclosure rules.” And last fall, candidate Guinta stated in a political ad that Carol Shea-Porter was lying, that he was “100 percent” cleared of violating campaign finance laws by the House Ethics Committee, …

Letter: No rolling stops

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Concord Monitor’s recent editorial position on the rolling stop law is anything but common sense. The Monitor contends that it should always be left up to the individual whether or not to actually stop at a stop sign. It is only necessary that the driver be “. . . acting prudently. . .” as he passes through the intersection. Not every intersection …

Letter: Not a NIMBY

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Someone inferred that I am a NIMBY (not in my backyard) because I am opposed to the Kinder Morgan, NED gas pipeline project. Tell me you would not be a NIMBY if . . . the figurative “backyard” in NIMBY was your actual yard. Someone would clear-cut your land and destroyed your power line right of way buffer. Your home value was devalued …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Let retirement system be

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Committees to reform the New Hampshire Retirement System are a recurring nightmare. These folks need to realize that the unfunded liability does not have to be funded in 2015. It is over 20 or 30 years. I’m beginning to think these recurring committees, which probably do not understand …

Letter: Ignoring oral health

Saturday, January 17, 2015

In an article about New Hampshire Hospital construction (Sunday Monitor Local & State, Jan. 4), I was dismayed (if not appalled) to read: “What has yet to be determined is what will be left of the dental program once we’re beyond construction.” This says to me that once …

Letter: Closing cultural gaps

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Thanks to Robert Azzi for his analysis of the difference in Western and non-Western perceptions of the satirical cartoons in Charlie Hebdo (Sunday Monitor Forum, Jan. 11). Cherished ideals in American/Western thinking can provoke a totally different reception in another culture. When Chinese students paraded with a replica …

Letter: An enlightened writer

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Our world is in need of more people like Robert Azzi (Sunday Monitor Forum, Jan. 11). His thoughtful, enlightened reflections on horrific events is most welcomed. We are very fortunate indeed to have him among us. Thank you! JEANNE CUSSON Concord …

Letter: Paper tiger

Sunday, January 18, 2015

National news last week talked about North Korea’s increasing ability to launch a nuclear missile toward the United States. I hope the public isn’t too worried. After all, North Korea is a third-world country and falling to fourth. But it has an impressive military – if you watch …

Letter: The case for compassion

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The violence unleashed by Islamic terrorists in France left me gasping for air – and words. Words, like a cartographer’s compass, provide orientation and a bearing for a way forward. For this reason, I applaud Robert Azzi’s column (Sunday Monitor Forum, Jan. 11) on two counts. Firstly, with …

Letter: Old wisdom

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Paul Doscher’s paean to a solar-heated house (Monitor Forum, Jan. 7) was old news to our New Hampshire farmer forebears. Look at any old farmhouse and you will usually see a row of deciduous trees on the south side – shade in the summer and solar heat in …

Letter: Don’t silence alarms

Sunday, January 18, 2015

If you have a loved one in a New Hampshire nursing facility, you should know I was recently informed by the nursing home where my nearly 96-year-old mother resides that effective Jan. 1, all nursing homes in the state of New Hampshire are alarm free. The decision to …

Letter: Kudos to Pittsfield

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Congratulations to the faculty and staff at Pittsfield Middle-High School for handling disciplinary issues through mediation, not detention (Monitor front page, Jan. 13). Punishment doesn’t change values and only changes behavior if students care about the consequences. If school is an unhappy environment then, I dare say, suspension …

Letter: Role reversal

Friday, January 16, 2015

Some time ago, I read an article that reported that in August, a white, unarmed man was shot and killed by a black police officer. I decided to check it out to see if it was factual. It was. On Aug. 11 in Salt Lake City, Utah, a …