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Letter: Hassan has boosted economy

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Economics are fundamental to our quality of life here in New Hampshire, and Gov. Maggie Hassan is providing inspiring leadership to ensure working families have the best economic opportunities possible and it is working. Here is what I want my fellow Granite Staters to know about New Hampshire’s economy under Maggie Hassan: the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.4 percent, one of the lowest rates in the country; the median …

Letter: Beyond the statistics

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Domestic violence is complex. Often we don’t even recognize it. I once overheard a couple behind me in line – she was belittling him, calling him names. Her tone was condescending and nasty. He silently allowed her to publicly verbally assault him. As wrong as this is, the fact that it was the woman who was verbally abusive seemed almost normal. The complexity …

Letter: What about men in movies?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Bechdel test is not to be taken seriously (Monitor Forum, Sept. 26). As is often the case with such agenda oriented “tests,” there is not an equivalent test for how important men are in movies. Thelma and Louise and Sex and the City might fail that. It also leads to absurd results. It is difficult to say with a straight face that …

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Letter: Hosmer crosses the aisle

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I’m a lifelong Republican and I support Sen. Andrew Hosmer. I know this is considered traitorous within the state GOP, but Andrew is the best-suited candidate to represent District 7 and the people who live here. I’ve known Andrew for almost 20 years. We’ve had many spirited debates …

Letter: Don’t miss this opportunity

Saturday, September 27, 2014

As a longtime North Country resident, I want to see our communities thrive, but for too many years now I’ve watched them struggle. For more than 30 years, my business has been trucking. I know the kind of boost a large-scale construction project can bring. Northern Pass is … 3

Letter: Happy seniors

Saturday, September 27, 2014

On behalf of residents at John H. Whitaker Place, I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the folks at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Loudon Road for yet another wonderful senior day. This was the seventh year the church has hosted seniors of all faiths …

Letter: Republican for Pappas

Saturday, September 27, 2014

I am a registered Republican, but this year I will not be casting a straight Republican ticket. In his first term, Executive Councilor Chris Pappas has worked to streamline state government and to increase competition for government contracts. As a business owner, Pappas understands how New Hampshire can …

Letter: Send Dawson to Concord

Saturday, September 27, 2014

I attended a number of the Belknap County Convention meetings this past year and witnessed firsthand the lack of willingness to collaborate in solving problems demonstrated by some representatives now running for re-election. Their strict adherence to an ideology was more apparent than their responsibility to work with …

Letter: A rash decision

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Reading about the city’s decision to remove features and other enhancements made by area youth at the city skateboard park left me scratching my head. I imagine skateboarders – looking to innovate, being creatively inspired by others and longing for a challenge but without a place to call … 1

Letter: The church’s hypocrisy

Friday, September 26, 2014

After 35 years, the Suncook Senior Center was told to vacate St. John the Baptist Church with only 38 days notice, as the church needed the space for religious education programs (Monitor front page, Aug. 22). Oh, the irony of that statement. What the church is teaching by …

Letter: Underplayed

Friday, September 26, 2014

Shame on the Monitor. The largest protest march on climate change. The single most important issue facing humanity and the world and you relegate it to the bottom corner of the Sept. 22 front page, beneath a NASCAR story. Concord had buses that included a contingent from Concord … 2

Letter: Leaving footprints

Friday, September 26, 2014

I wonder how many tons of fossil fuels will be burned in transporting all those attending climate marches, whose main purpose is banning fossil fuels? JAMES M. DODSON Concord … 20

Letter: The missing facts

Friday, September 26, 2014

A recent “My Turn” article by Alexandra Smith (Monitor Forum, Sept. 17) that tries to tie the rise in college costs to Democrats caught my eye. I just had to see what kind of “logic” this person was going to attempt to use to support such a far-fetched … 4