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Letters

Letter: CCSNH is doing good work

Saturday, August 1, 2015

I have read the recent letters to the editor and the Monitor’s editorial concerning the Community College System of New Hampshire. I serve on the board of trustees for the community colleges and am proud of the work we have done. I can understand the opinions being expressed, as it is certainly true that change is very hard. Decisions regarding layoffs were not made lightly and were very hard to …

Letter: CCSNH on the right track

Saturday, August 1, 2015

I am a former student at Manchester Community College and served as a student trustee on the Community College System of New Hampshire board. With that perspective, I write to praise CCSNH leadership for their focus on affordability and student success. It is never easy to make difficult decisions when it means expense and personnel reductions. It is not easy to change and …

Letter: Ghoulish characters

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Everyone should watch the two video clips made public of the pro-life actors posing as buyers for fetal organs, seeking to purchase them from Planned Parenthood. In one of the clips they are discussing how they might best kill the unborn babies in order to get the desired organs. People, come on. If Planned Parenthood broke any laws or not, are we too …

Letter: CCSNH needs outside help

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Recently there have been many calls – including an editorial by this paper – for Gov. Hassan to have an independent panel investigate the management of the Community College System of New Hampshire. Since the CCSNH receives $42 million annually in state funding, and the governor appoints the …

Letter: Ayotte hasty on Iran deal

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Recently, I received another one of Kelly Ayotte’s emails. Her subject line offered her “thoughts” on President Obama’s historic agreement with the government of Iran, which will reduce the number of uranium centrifuges in Iran and limit the amount of processed uranium the Iranians would produce (and which …

Letter: No fan of new downtown

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I do not know Scott Preston Hardy but I very much agree with his July 19 letter and Susanne Smith Meyer’s July 11 “My Turn” about the fountain proposed for the State House Plaza. The State House Plaza is a historic civic place, not a playground. We have …

Letter: An archaic tax system

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I have read a few articles lately pro and con for a broad-based tax in New Hampshire. Many of the positions have been passionately presented. To me, it should simply boil down to the ability to pay. Our family vacationed in Maine recently. Nice state – the people …

Letter: Take a stand, NHMS

Saturday, July 25, 2015

For years, my interracial family has lived 3.5 miles from the entrance to New Hampshire Motor Speedway. On July 17, as I drove home from work amid a sea of Confederate flags, I realized this was going to be 2015’s No. 1 novelty item to display or sell. …

Letter: In the weeds

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Who’s responsible? Who is supposed to cut the grass alongside the road, between the road curb and the sidewalk on Bridge Street in Concord. The weeds are more than 3 feet tall on the east side just before the Interstate 93 northbound exit ramp. If you are stopped …

Letter: Another Iraq

Saturday, July 25, 2015

I watched and listened to our president tell the people of America that this was the best deal we have ever made (bull). I just happened to hear President Bush all over again. That got us in another war. Is that what we want? Congress, get smart and …

Letter: Poor news judgment

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Seriously? On the front page of the July 17 Concord Monitor we see that “Gunman kills four Marines in Tennessee.” Where is the story? On page B5. Where is all the political foolishness that we have to put up with for 18 months to 2 years prior to …

Letter: Socialism distinctions

Saturday, July 25, 2015

I follow New Hampshire politics very closely and have since my days attending Phillips Exeter Academy. I appreciate your balanced view in a recent article about Sen. Bernie Sanders (Sunday Monitor front page, July 19). My only concern is the inaccuracy with the description of Sanders as a …

Letter: Excellent care

Saturday, July 25, 2015

I am a disabled veteran who has suffered from chronic neck and shoulder pain for many years. The Manchester VA has been treating me for the last two years. When my doctor at the pain clinic left because of budget constraints, many veterans lost treatment. The same thing …