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Letter: The faces of terrorism

Sunday, March 1, 2015

TV and radio in America are going crazy about Islamic terrorism and yet, in this country, only one terrorist attack by a Muslim has resulted in someone else dying since 9/11. That was the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. In 2014, there was a similar mass killing at Fort Hood leaving four dead. There was also the attack on a Navy yard in 2013, killing 12. Neither was …

Letter: What about the Clintons?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Your editorial on Feb. 6 detailed the influence of the Koch Brothers in political campaign financing. Can we expect a similar expose on the Clinton Foundation’s financing activities? The Clinton situation was detailed in recent issues of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. When and if you do, you could detail the difference between the Kochs’ buying influence and the …

Letter: Ayotte’s political games

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Regardless of the issue, there always seems to be a dearth of common sense in Washington nowadays, but recently Kelly Ayotte has been bringing that truth too close to home. In order to make the far right of her party happy, and possibly boost her chances as a potential GOP pick for vice president, Ayotte has been playing political games with the Department …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Unintended support

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Thanks to Allan McCausland for making such a clear case for a 5 percent state tax on capital gains, even though his goal was the opposite (Monitor Forum, Feb. 14). Here’s what the figures he quoted amount to: Based on their federal income tax returns for 2012, people …

Letter: Silber for budget committee

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The budget committee serves as the eyes and ears of the Gilford taxpayers, questioning in detail every proposed expenditure of Gilford tax monies and seeking cuts or providing for expenditures where appropriate. No one likes to pay taxes, but they are necessary. I respectfully ask for your vote …

Letter: A lovely snow day

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Thank you to South Church, United Church of Christ, in Concord for keeping its doors open for Sunday worship during the snowstorm Feb. 15. Forty or 50 people – members, friends and drop-ins – came together for quiet meditation and readings punctuated with songs and sharing of personal …

Letter: Lapham for selectman

Saturday, February 21, 2015

My name is Bev Lapham, and I am a candidate for selectman in Meredith. For those who don’t know me, my family and I moved to Meredith 27 years ago. Until 2008, I owned my own local business, Village Canvas. I have been a member of the Meredith …

Letter: Way to go, Franklin!

Friday, February 20, 2015

To municipal department workers for the city of Franklin (road crews, water department crews, etc.): We extend our thanks to you all for the incredible job you have been doing (and have always done) to clear the streets after each snowstorm. We are amazed at how clear the …

Letter: Right time for ‘Bow Times’

Friday, February 20, 2015

Based on Susan Doucet’s article in the Feb. 7 Monitor, one would believe that the only reason that Chuck Douglas is resurrecting the Bow Times is to stimulate acrimony about town government and wasteful spending. Nothing could be further from the truth. In an early discussion of his …

Letter: Look to Maine

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bad news travels fast, and it didn’t take us long in Maine to learn of Gov. Maggie Hassan’s decision to pull $7 million from the state’s nursing homes, without warning, to help fill a budget shortfall caused in large part by the governor’s decision to expand Medicaid to …

Letter: Twisted priorities

Friday, February 20, 2015

I am so proud of my New Hampshire Senate. We have people struggling to pay their property taxes, kids who don’t have access to health or dental care, a homeless problem, a university system that will have to raise tuition again, and roads and bridges that need repair. …

Letter: Say no, Bradford voters

Friday, February 20, 2015

The taxpayers of Bradford are again and again asked for about $1 million in warrant articles for a building that had been used as town offices. This old building was vacated due to mold. These warrants would be for new septic, sprinklers, a basement, elevator, new heating system, …

Letter: Great neighbors

Friday, February 20, 2015

I’d like to tell you about my incredibly generous and thoughtful neighbors. I have two neighbors who will occasionally come over and snow blow or plow me out. Just today, they came over and said they were concerned with the amount of snow on my roof, and they …