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Letters

Letter: Give steam a chance

Monday, June 29, 2015

I am writing to express my support for the city staying with Concord Steam rather than converting to natural gas. I have followed the issue, and I am also a longtime city taxpayer. If Concord Steam is truly able to upgrade its equipment, lower our cost as projected and purchase its raw material from renewable New Hampshire resources, then it would appear that option is a winning proposition. Why would …

Letter: Patriotism in action

Monday, June 29, 2015

On July 4, the N.H. Rebellion will be holding several walks to help rescue American democracy from the rising influence of big money. The big walk will be along the Seacoast. This is a fine opportunity to overcome the sad notions that government is merchandise for sale and that those who own a country should govern it. Now we can reaffirm Lincoln’s promise …

Letter: No one like Hillary

Monday, June 29, 2015

I was invited and planned to attend the New Hampshire launch party for the Hillary Clinton New Hampshire campaign. I could not attend. This letter was written as the launch was taking place. I supported Clinton in the past and I support her now. There is no one else like her in experience, in energy, in knowledge, in personality, in success, in skills …

Letter: Stick with steam

Saturday, June 20, 2015

As the Concord City Council takes up the proposed budget at its next meeting, I strongly urge them to consider a proposed long-term contract with Concord Steam and incentivize them to stay and upgrade their facilities to support a homegrown, renewable source of energy within the city. The …

Letter: The gun distraction

Friday, June 19, 2015

It is difficult for me to understand how Fran Wendelboe can write an article as she did in the Sunday Monitor and not see how ridiculous she sounds (Sunday Monitor Forum, June 14). She explains how if women in New Hampshire all carried concealed weapons we would be …

Letter: Safer hobbies

Friday, June 19, 2015

Fran Wendelboe’s article about women and guns was, I guess, trying to make the point that women can have a great time getting a gun or two and going to shooting ranges (Sunday Monitor Forum, June 14). I don’t think I know any women who would find that …

Letter: Right on, Fran

Friday, June 19, 2015

The article regarding the empowerment of women owning a gun was articulate and spot on (Sunday Monitor Forum, June 14). I agree with Fran Wendelboe, that more women should consider taking a training course for protection or sport. I grew up in a household with guns. They were …

Letter: Budget oxymoron

Friday, June 19, 2015

No new taxes, as usual is the mantra. Who are they kidding? Technically, there will not be new taxes but a lot of us will be paying a lot more on the one tax no one seems to care about increasing – property taxes. This so-called budget will …

Letter: Down the drain

Friday, June 19, 2015

Do we need a fountain? Isn’t downtown Concord going to be “beautiful” enough without it? Almost half a million dollars to create? Thousands more each year to maintain? Has anyone thought about what those many thousands from private donors could accomplish in gifts to nonprofits, which have many …

Letter: New Hampshire disadvantage

Thursday, June 18, 2015

To those who crafted the budget for the New Hampshire House and claim that the budget cuts going on in Concord are going to help boost our economy, here is a real example of the ways our state is being affected. The community college system budget was cut …

Letter: Ayotte for pet safety

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Kudos to Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Gary Peters for introducing the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act, which would amend the Violence Against Women Act to extend domestic violence protections to four-legged family members. Between 71 percent and 83 percent of women entering domestic violence shelters report that …

Letter: This land is our land

Thursday, June 18, 2015

As a significant landowner in southern New Hampshire, I am dedicated to preserving the land and its responsible use. I am dismayed that the urbanification of New Hampshire by people seeking a country lifestyle is leading to the destruction of all we cherish and love. Justice Gary Hicks …

Letter: Just a bad idea

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Are you freaking kidding me? The New Hampshire House has decided that it is okay to use a baby picture on a beer label? If that isn’t bad enough, the beer is a “breakfast” stout. Might as well encourage folks to have beer for breakfast since kids and …