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Letter: Cynical politics

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The recent criticism of Kass Ardinger by Dan Feltes both in mailings and in a letter to the editor by his campaign manager are unfair and misstate Kass’s position on the issue of full-day kindergarten. I served on the school board with Kass for six years. Never once in that time period did I hear her oppose full-day kindergarten. While I was off the board for a one-year gap when … 1

Letter: Feltes is a special person

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

As a fourth-generation member of my family to own and operate our business and a lifelong Concord resident, I am voting for Dan Feltes on Sept. 9 in the Democratic state Senate primary for District 15. Dan is a special person. In addition to his many professional accomplishments, he has never lost sight of his working-class values, and he has a powerful and … 0

Letter: Don’t follow the money

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In the Aug. 21 edition of the Monitor, a total of 66 column inches was devoted to the upcoming Democratic primary, focusing on the candidates’ fundraising success or lack thereof, leading with an above-the-fold, right column header on A1, “Financially, Feltes has edge in race.” Honey, if these journalistic rites to Mammon didn’t get me so damned exercised, I’d yawn. Given that the … 4

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Letter: Path of homelessness

Thursday, August 21, 2014

On a recent Monday night, I got a call from my boyfriend about 10 p.m. He usually volunteers for St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry on Monday and Tuesday nights, and a call from him is most times to say he’ll be home late. But not this Monday … 1

Letter: MS Walk was a big hit

Thursday, August 21, 2014

On behalf of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, I would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous support of the Laconia MS Walk 2014: Annie’s Cafe & Catering, Laconia; Aroma Joe’s, Laconia; Coca Cola Bottling, Belmont; Country Kitchen, Belmont; Hannaford Supermarket, … 0

Letter: Trouble at the jail

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Much discussion and controversy has surrounded the Belknap County jail in recent months. As a candidate for state representative from Laconia, I decided to visit this facility and tour the inside. The jail is made up of a hodgepodge of several additions constructed over the years. It was … 0

Letter: Experience matters

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I’ve compared the two Democratic candidates for District 15 state Senate, and here is my conclusion. Dan Feltes and Kass Ardinger are both smart and caring candidates who are focused on the right issues. The difference, for me, is in their experience. Feltes has lived here for eight … 0

Letter: The family picks Feltes

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

While we are politically aware, it takes a special candidate to get our family actively involved in a campaign. Dan Feltes is that candidate, and we proudly support and endorse him for state Senate. We recently held a house party for Dan, and his remarks reinforced our belief … 0

Letter: Chicken versus BearCat

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Political speech is the most protected speech we have in this country, except in Londonderry, where the police cited Michael Zona for disorderly conduct. While wearing a chicken suit, Zona allegedly aggressively clucked and flapped his wings at Gov. Maggie Hassan and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Warning, Mr. Zona: … 4

Letter: What climate change looks like

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Your recent article on Lake Sunapee (Monitor front page, Aug. 11) notes how “in the late 19th century . . . wealthy families would arrive by train and be ferried to one of a handful of remote waterfront resorts.” This reliance on navigable water, in the absence of … 64

Letter: The scoop on beans

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hillary Nelson’s article about bean hole beans (Monitor Food, Aug. 13) is interesting and informative. However, Hillary’s research went off track in writing about the process of putting the kettle of parboiled beans into the hole. She described the hole, the rocks and the coals, but then goes … 0

Letter: No need for a nation

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Monitor editorial on Aug. 14 argues the United States and its allies must intervene to prevent Iraq from becoming another militant Islamic state and training ground for jihadists to attack other countries, including our own, as Afghanistan was before 9/11. That analysis appears to overlook the fact … 2

Letter: Wrong view of Northern Pass

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Too bad there is so much misinformation out there about Northern Pass. PSNH employees are being demonized although they are our neighbors and our children go to the same schools. Hydro-Quebec is demonized although it is always here to help New Hampshire when we have bad storms and … 6