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Letters

Letter: Questions and observations

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A few observations on the political “chaos” in the United States: If you criticize Planned Parenthood, it is a “war on women.” Does Planned Parenthood have a war on babies? Hillary Clinton lies on a daily basis about Emailgate. How come Democrats do not call for her resignation? How come Sen. Shaheen and Rep. Kuster are voting to support Planned Parenthood and the Iran agreement? Do they support the harvesting …

Letter: Ayotte impeded public safety

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

As a citizen, and as a mother, I am heartbroken every time there is a shooting. Two years ago, in response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., there was actual momentum to finally get something done on the issue of guns and public safety. Unfortunately, Sen. Kelly Ayotte stood in the way. She voted against a bipartisan, …

Letter: A wonderful secret

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

David Tardif’s Aug. 23 letter to the Monitor made me recall something else about Grace Muzzey. She and my mother worked together long ago, and I knew from her that Grace got the first Social Security card. What David made me remember was that Grace was on national TV: I’ve Got A Secret, which was a very popular TV show. Guess what her …

Letter: Give Iran deal a chance

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I must say I’m appalled at the opposition to the multinational nuclear accord recently negotiated with Iran – much of it, though not all, by congressional Republicans. With our experience of the past 10 years, why would anybody be inclined to trash, many without even reading, an agreement …

Letter: A true lifesaver

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I would like to show my gratitude and appreciation to the man who saved my life while I was having lunch with my granddaughters at the Tilt’n Diner on Aug. 13. While enjoying a wonderful lunch, I felt the food I was eating get stuck and I could …

Letter: Winant deserves better

Sunday, August 23, 2015

In the most recent attempt by activists to fill an open space, the John Winant Memorial Committee is going to place a statue of John Gilbert Winant on the State Library lawn (Monitor front page, Aug. 15). Unfortunately, the proposed statue does not begin to do justice to …

Letter: Old pets need homes, too

Saturday, August 22, 2015

An animal shelter is the best place to find your next “forever” companion animal, whether it be a dog, cat, horse, or small pets such as hamsters, gerbils or guinea pigs. Yes, there is a fee to adopt shelter animals, but you are making a donation to help …

Letter: Manufactured controversy

Saturday, August 22, 2015

With hidden camera equipment, anti-abortion activists have surreptitiously recorded hours of video tape with physicians at Planned Parenthood. The group went on to claim that edited video shows that PP sells the body parts of aborted fetuses, a serious felony throughout the United States. As a former news …

Letter: Sounding the alarm

Saturday, August 22, 2015

I would like to thank you for publishing the editorial “A great security risk in the making” (Monitor Forum, Aug. 14). It is just this type of piece that, hopefully, can alert our legislators to action. The editorial cited James Hansen the climatologist who has issued grave warnings …

Letter: Something’s fishy

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Recently, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker called the requirement for fishermen to pay $710 per day for catch monitoring “the most perfect example of an unfunded mandate” and called the policy “ridiculous” and “outrageous.” As a fisherman with close to 50 years experience, I could not agree more, but …

Letter: Return of the king

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Donald Trump repeatedly attacks his opponents (of both parties) for their raising money in order to campaign for president. Of course all of his opponents have to raise money to be heard. He claims that the biggest donors will tell their candidates what to do and to favor …

Letter: The wrong message

Friday, August 21, 2015

Like Hugh Williams Benziger, I’m disturbed about the allegations of rape and abuse of female students at St. Paul’s School. My conclusions are quite different than his, though. It shouldn’t be necessary to segregate male and female students to prevent rape. It sounds like there is a fundamental …

Letter: Blame the victim

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hugh Williams Benziger’s letter in the Monitor was offensive on many levels. He seems to think the girl allegedly raped at St. Paul’s brought it on herself because she was there. Does he really think males have no control over the impulses? This harkens back to women being …