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Letters

Letter: A caring city

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Having lived in Concord for almost a year now, I am speaking from experience when I say that Concord is a wonderfully friendly city. Not only is it friendly, but every single time I go shopping from Havenwood-Heritage Heights, someone has gone out of their way to be kind and helpful. It has truly amazed me so that I’ve meant to write this letter for a long time. I must …

Letter: Just astounding

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The article “Extra costs led DOT to call for transponder replacement” (Monitor front page, Aug. 27) was astounding on many levels. The fact that the DOT sent out more than 200,000 letters that they admitted were badly worded and confusing is astounding. That they admitted the process for ordering a new transponder through the DOT website is a clumsy and difficult process is …

Letter: Truth about GMOs

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Apparently the writer of the letter concerning GMO propaganda (Monitor letters, Aug. 28) has not read the article “GMOs, herbicides and public health” in the Aug. 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The article, which was co-authored by a noted pediatrician and an agricultural economist, calls for GMO labels on foods because such labeling “is essential for tracking emergence of …

Letter: Pronunciation key

Friday, August 28, 2015

One would think the talking heads who parachute into New Hampshire to cover the presidential circus and the St. Paul’s rape trial would learn how to pronounce the name of our capital, Concord. It is KON-curd (New Englandly Kawn-kidd), not Kon-CORD. ADOLPHE BERNOTAS Concord …

Letter: Kenney should know better

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Executive Councilors Chris Sununu and David Wheeler have taken some heat recently for their votes to stop New Hampshire’s payment to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. Their critics are right on. But let us not forget that Councilor Joseph Kenney, representing District 1, also voted against the …

Letter: Bird sounds of long ago

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I would add to Steve Taylor’s No. 49 on his list of “Things to do in New Hampshire” (Monitor Forum, July 30), which was to “observe a purple finch.” I would tell you to tell your grandchildren how at dusk the many nighthawks that used to fly around …

Letter: An obligation to protect

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Rev. John Buttrick was given a privileged place on the front of the Forum section on Aug. 16. One would have expected some light to be shed by his essay on the use of guns by civilians on the streets of Concord. What we got was obfuscation. …

Letter: Toplessness and equality

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I found this to be a curious juxtaposition. Many wrote in to express their indignation with the position taken by Hugh Williams Benziger, and I feel rightly so. Simply removing women students from the St. Paul’s School campus will not change male students’ attitudes toward women. However, these …

Letter: Immigration facts

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fran Wendelboe’s “End the reign of the PC police” (Sunday Monitor, Aug. 15) reads like an incoherent amalgam of opinion, illogic and complaint. Conflating standards of consideration and decency with censorship and authoritarianism is little more than a cry for a return to the “good old days,” when …

Letter: Taxpayers and Narcan

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

From every form of media and politician, I continue to hear how important it is to appropriate state funds to pay for Narcan to revive heroin users who have overdosed. Why is it that I, as a taxpayer, have to pay for medical treatment of a drug user …

Letter: A sensible vote

Monday, August 24, 2015

In her Aug. 19 “My Turn,” Jennifer Frizzell blames the politicians for politicizing funding for Planned Parenthood. Rather than blame them, why not instead look at the funding issue sensibly? The funding itself is political because Planned Parenthood is asking the public to pay for it. There are …

Letter: A road rescue

Monday, August 24, 2015

There are still nice people in the world! While returning from vacation recently with our motor home, we developed problems and could go no further. Within minutes of stopping, a young man and his two small boys pulled in behind us. Matt DeGreenia is a mechanic for Kirk’s …

Letter: Prayer travesty

Monday, August 24, 2015

I am not only upset by the “performance” of Rev. Garrett Lear at an Executive Council voting session but have a question. Does the Well of Living Waters (with a local address of 66 Buttercup Lane in Wakefield) enjoy a tax-exempt status as a religious institution? If so, …