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Letter: Guinta’s shadows

Saturday, January 24, 2015

With reference to Election 2014, the Associated Press just reported that Congressman Guinta has new problems. “U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta is once again on the radar of the Federal Election Commission for failing to follow campaign finance disclosure rules.” And last fall, candidate Guinta stated in a political ad that Carol Shea-Porter was lying, that he was “100 percent” cleared of violating campaign finance laws by the House Ethics Committee, …

Letter: No rolling stops

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Concord Monitor’s recent editorial position on the rolling stop law is anything but common sense. The Monitor contends that it should always be left up to the individual whether or not to actually stop at a stop sign. It is only necessary that the driver be “. . . acting prudently. . .” as he passes through the intersection. Not every intersection …

Letter: Not a NIMBY

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Someone inferred that I am a NIMBY (not in my backyard) because I am opposed to the Kinder Morgan, NED gas pipeline project. Tell me you would not be a NIMBY if . . . the figurative “backyard” in NIMBY was your actual yard. Someone would clear-cut your land and destroyed your power line right of way buffer. Your home value was devalued …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Alternate endings

Friday, January 16, 2015

In retrospect, it’s fairly easy to see what should have been done at Ferguson and also in the New York semi-chokehold incident. In Ferguson, the officer should have allowed that young gentle giant to yank him out of his police car, then taken his gun away from him …

Letter: Nothing to fear

Friday, January 16, 2015

Now that legislators have voted to allow guns to be taken onto the floor of the House chamber, they have the opportunity to save the taxpayers money. They may now vote a budget that excludes money for security guards and police presence. With all those gun-packing legislators, they …

Letter: Troubling signs

Friday, January 16, 2015

Now that the Republicans have control of both houses of the New Hampshire Legislature, think of what they have accomplished so far. Members of the House can now carry concealed weapons, and they will all feel more secure. Also, the little dictator is going to set up a …

Letter: Feeding the hungry

Friday, January 16, 2015

In December, the 41st annual Holiday Food Basket Project of the Capital Region Food Program distributed more than 75 tons of food to 2,471 families in Concord and 17 surrounding communities. The Capital Region Food Program accomplishes its mission to help reduce hunger in the Greater Concord area …

Letter: Yield to pedestrians

Friday, January 16, 2015

In a little over 2 months, construction will begin on Main Street. As a supporter of the project, I would like to ask one question: Is there anything being done to highlight the fact that drivers are supposed to stop at crosswalks for those trying to cross the …

Letter: Paying it forward

Thursday, January 15, 2015

To the caring couple who anonymously picked up the luncheon tab for a quartet of super-senior ladies at the LongHorn Steakhouse recently, I relay our heartfelt gratitude for your wonderful act of generosity. We have resolved to repeat this gesture to someone else at our next luncheon gathering …

Letter: Shameful

Thursday, January 15, 2015

I’m sincerely appalled at the arrogant and childish behavior of Rep. Bill O’Brien and his cronies. First, Rep. Shawn Jasper becomes speaker of the New Hampshire House in an upset. O’Brien, in typical bullying fashion, then became determined to lead a group to change the rules of the …

Letter: Unanswered questions

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Many people have written about the pros and cons of building the Kinder Morgan Tennessee gas pipeline known as Northeast Direct, or NED. Our governor, in her inaugural address on Jan. 8, talked about bringing more affordable electricity prices to New England because of better access to natural …

Letter: A worthy rebellion

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Thank you for your editorial of Jan 8, “Where Lessig walks, nation should follow.” Personally, I believe getting “big money” out of American politics is priority one. Come 2016, I will do what I can to support and participate in the New Hampshire Rebellion. NANCY HEATH Epsom …

Letter: Channeling Scrooge

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

As I read Roy Schweiker’s appalling analysis of “The four myths of homelessness in Concord” (Monitor Forum, Jan. 9), I could not help but recall the words and wisdom of Charles Dickens in his beloved and timeless story A Christmas Carol. First, Dickens’s description of Scrooge seems well-suited …