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Letter: A great son

Friday, November 27, 2015

An open letter to the parents of David: On the afternoon of Oct. 28, I was at the Pembroke Library at the same time as students from Ms. Persichetti’s sixth-grade class from Three Rivers School in Pembroke for their project on Pembroke history. I served in the Army (military police corps) for five years in the early 1960s. I am proud to still wear my hat with military police insignia …

Letter: Girl Scouts as revenue source

Friday, November 27, 2015

The Concord School District has recently made a change to its policy on allowing nonprofit children’s groups, such as the Girl Scouts, to meet on the school property. There is now a $35 charge per meeting. The previous rule, in place since 1983, was that nonprofit children’s groups could meet free of charge on the school premises, as this was a direct benefit …

Letter: History’s ugly lessons

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Words have power, especially when they come from our leaders. Recently, Gov. Hassan said that Syrian refugees should not be given sanctuary in New Hampshire, implying they might be terrorists. She has since tried to walk her statements back, but she needs to understand that this kind of vitriol can cause people to do inhumane things. In 1940, the United States Supreme Court …

Letter: Our president, the statesman

Thursday, November 19, 2015

As a citizen of New Hampshire, it is embarrassing enough when our governor issues a non sequitur about the need to ensure Syrian refugees are perfectly vetted before allowing more in the country. (When was the last time a group of foreigners stole into the U.S. and wreaked …

Letter: Santorum can get the United States back on track

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

I would like to commend my friend David Levine for his courage to speak about our lack of good choices for president (Monitor letters, Nov. 12). The U.S. is facing many challenges in the struggle to work for world peace. I believe we do have a good man …

Letter: A flawed birth control bill

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Kelly Ayotte calls her bill for over-the-counter birth control a “common-sense proposal.” But making getting contraception more expensive and more complicated is not common sense, and that’s what this bill would do. What Sen. Ayotte fails to realize is that not all birth control methods can be made …

Letter: Funding the heroin fight

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Every day, on average, over the last two years, one New Hampshire resident has died from a drug-related cause. Young people, white people, people of color, males, females – it does not matter. All have lost their lives in the epidemic of drug abuse. If this were an …

Letter: Sanders as McGovern

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

My problem with the Bernie Sanders candidacy doesn’t have to do with whether I like him or his policies. Rather, my concern is that given his “democratic socialist” moniker, he might find himself in hotter water than even he’d counted on. Let’s face it: Some names or words …

Letter: Say no to turkey

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This holiday season, if you care about the environment, want to avoid animal suffering and eat healthier, forget about consuming animal products, including turkey, and cook up a plant-based feast. If you purchase a turkey in a supermarket, you are buying a bird that is purposely bred to …

Letter: A poor choice of words

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

I was appalled that you allowed a letter to the editor to get through. In a letter regarding retirement for Administrative Services, the writer referred to a “rape” of her benefits. Excuse me. I have know at least two victims of rape. It is not funny, and it …

Letter: Our precious flags

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

To Secretary of State Gardner and Speaker Jasper: I’m the chairman of the Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers, a Civil War living history unit, and I’m also a history professor at Granite State College. My great grandfather, Charles Jones, fought under the flags of the 2nd New Hampshire Volunteers …

Letter: Stick to journalism

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Does it make sense to ask the question: “Should we exist if we already do?” Of course, we should exist. Here we are; we already exist! I thought this question was answered at the Scopes Trial, probably before that. So how does this merit the front page of …

Letter: A celebration of art

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Earlier this month, after more than a year since its inception, Mosaic 250 was unveiled at the Concord Public Library. Over the years, during my involvement in the Creative Concord initiative, there has been lots of talk about public and community art projects. It was an honor to …