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Letter: Our crumbling infrastructure

Saturday, May 23, 2015

There was nothing we could do about gravity pulling down the Old Man of the Mountain, but our crumbling infrastructure is a different story. When I first came from Pennsylvania decades ago to attend college in New Hampshire, I marveled at the great roads and bridges. No more. We live in East Concord, so I am well aware of the urgency to replace the Sewalls Falls Bridge. Many depend on …

Letter: Expansion resistance

Saturday, May 23, 2015

I attended the meeting at Sunapee on May 5. People were encouraged to have their say on the subject of expansion. I was concerned that the economically interested coalition would hold sway, but no. I was pleased to hear speaker after speaker, local residents and others, leaders of the Forest Society and Olympic skiers who trained here, said no, don’t do this. I …

Letter: Guinta’s only choice

Friday, May 22, 2015

It’s now official! New Hampshire voters elected a bald-faced liar: Congressman Frank Guinta. Despite his numerous and constant protestations to the contrary, the Federal Election Commission found that Guinta violated campaign finance laws and lied when he gave all the various explanations these past five years as to where he got the $355,000 he lent his campaign in 2010. He has told nothing …

Letter: Support Kimball-Jenkins

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Robert Fried recently wrote an excellent “heads up” article about the uncertain future of the Kimball-Jenkins Estate (Monitor Forum, May 6). The problem is, while the estate plays a vibrant role in our community as a respected art school with galleries and events open to the public, it …

Letter: Clinton on side of the rich

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

In response to Rep. Caroletta C. Alicea (Monitor Forum, April 29), “Clinton Ready to Fight for America,” I respectfully disagree. Hillary Clinton is an entrenched member of the political elite. Her hesitation in declaring her candidacy suggests to me she is questioning her ability to lead, and she …

Letter: Beyond Baltimore

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

In 1968, I lived in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., during the riots that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King. Recent scenes from Baltimore are reminiscent of that earlier time. The nation was also mired in the Vietnam war then. Forty-seven years later, little has changed. The …

Letter: The real predator

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Iberdrola Renewables, a foreign, for-profit corporation in the business of developing industrial wind projects all over the world has sponsored “Predators of the Sky” at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness. Whether the Science Center is aware of it or not, it has accepted money from …

Letter: Kudos to Ayotte

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I was so pleased to learn the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act was reintroduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Kelly Ayotte. This crucial legislation will finally put an end to the practice of “soring” once and for all. Soring is an abusive training practice in which unscrupulous …

Letter: Dean-Bailey for freedom

Monday, May 11, 2015

My family and I just moved to Deerfield after 46 years of looking longingly over our northern border from Massachusetts. I cannot say enough about how friendly and warm everyone has been since we moved here. There is a special election coming up in the Rockingham 32 District. …

Letter: Education obfuscation

Monday, May 11, 2015

In his legalese-filled epistle on education policy, New Hampshire state Board of Education Chairman Tom Raffio frequently invoked strict requirements of state and federal accountability as the final word on such matters as whether parents may withdraw their children from mandated Common Core testing they find objectionable (Monitor …

Letter: GOP should learn from Duprey

Monday, May 11, 2015

I don’t know Steve Duprey except to shake hands, but I saw him at the Planned Parenthood event recently. Republicans like him are the type of politicians I could vote for. He is a solid member of the Concord community and the face of economic development in the …

Letter: Wrong for Sunapee

Monday, May 11, 2015

I am opposed to the draft decision made by the Department of Resources and Economic Development to approve the West Bowl expansion as well as the mountain coaster. This decision is in conflict with the public interest and the mission of the state park system in the state …

Letter: In praise of Fresh Air mothers

Sunday, May 10, 2015

In 1930, 10-year-old Mario Puzo left his Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in New York City to visit a woman and her husband in New Hampshire. Mario’s summer mother “had a beautiful flower and vegetable garden and let (him) pick from it. A cucumber or strawberry in the earth was …