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Letter: Chomsky deserves attention

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thanks for running the article about Noam Chomsky (Monitor Forum, Dec. 12). I am a Vietnam veteran, and it’s nice to see Chomsky getting attention here in Concord for his accurate assessment of not only the Vietnam war, but for his tireless advocating for the oppressed. He has always been quick to point out the wrongheaded policies of our government’s foreign relations. Thanks to Jonathan Baird for a nice portrait. …

Letter: The wrong 12 days

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Keith Testa and Tim Goodwin stated in their “Insiders” column on Friday that we can’t begin Christmas until Sunday, Dec. 14, because of the 12-day rule. I hate to burst their bubble, but the “12 days of Christmas” doesn’t refer to the 12 days before Christmas. It refers to the 12 days starting on Dec. 25 and ending on Epiphany. I supposed I …

Letter: Don’t forget about seniors

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Opening the Hopkinton tax bill was a shock this year. For fixed-income folks trying to live economically in condos, there is undue hardship. Seniors facing health issues often need to change living arrangements quickly. Many are one illness away from assisted living. Receiving a 40 percent increase over one tax cycle doesn’t allow for financial planning. Taxes make selling properties difficult without taking …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Dental ignorance

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Thank you so very much for the coverage explaining that dental care is not included in coverage by programs for seniors (Sunday Monitor Local & State, Dec. 7). I would smile more, and we know the benefits of a smile, were it not for dental problems. This is …

Letter: Beware of the pipeline

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I have deep concerns about the proposed gas pipeline project through southern New Hampshire that go well beyond the environmental impacts of the project. While people in the Concord area may think this is not an issue that they should be concerned about because it is not in …

Letter: Remove dangerous trees

Monday, December 8, 2014

More than 200,000 homes in New Hampshire lost power for days over Thanksgiving, disrupting many lives. Thanksgiving dinners went uncooked, people canceled family get-togethers, people moved out of cold houses and many businesses had to close. Just the result of winter in New Hampshire and something to be …

Letter: Arena turns 50

Monday, December 8, 2014

Happy Birthday to the Everett Arena. It was built in 1964. Fifty years ago I went to my first rock and roll live music concert – Eric Burton and the Animals. It was a great concert as far as I can remember. I was 15. MALCOLM GRAHAM ROGERS …

Letter: Not a foregone conclusion

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Monitor’s above-the-fold headline on Nov. 19 was “O’Brien chosen as speaker.” Among others, the article included these statements: “Rep. Bill O’Brien will again wield the gavel in the state’s House of Representatives,” and “The Mont Vernon Republican defeated Rep. Gene Chandler by four votes yesterday to win …

Letter: GOP ticket needs energy plan

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Regarding “Wishing for a Kasich-Rubio ticket” (Monitor, Dec. 5), A John Kasich-Marco Rubio Republican presidential ticket would be an odd couple, to say the least, especially with regard to energy policy. In April 2012, Kasich broke the GOP taboo against acknowledging human-caused climate change by declaring, “This isn’t …

Letter: Housing cost is critical

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Monitor’s editorial of Dec. 3 hit several good points why the state’s future is not-so-rosy. However a crucial point, cost of housing, was not mentioned. A lot of well-educated youth would probably love to stay in New Hampshire after graduation. However it is after graduation that students …

Letter: Appreciate the effort

Sunday, December 7, 2014

During this time of year, I am especially grateful for caring people like those who stand outside in the cold ringing the Salvation Army bells so that others can have a Christmas meal and children will wake up on Christmas morning knowing Santa did not forget them. I …

Letter: Sanity returns

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wow! It appears that some measure of sanity has returned to the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Billy the Bully O’Brien has been thwarted in his quest for dictatorship. Whether it’s a result of Sheila Dinapoli’s request for prayers in her letter to the Monitor on Wednesday, or …

Letter: Line burial an investment

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The electric companies claim it would be “cost prohibitive” to bury the power lines, which would have prevented the power lines from coming down during the latest storm. I would like to know how that cost compares to the cost of all the out-of-state workers (transportation, lodging, meals, …