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Letter: Thanks from District 9

Thursday, November 27, 2014

After a hard-fought race that ended up with one seat in a perfect tie, we would like to thank the voters of Loudon and Canterbury (Merrimack County District 9), not only for their votes, but also for their interest and attendance at the two candidate forums and several “meet and greet” venues that were hosted in the two towns. We hope to continue meeting with you at regular intervals to …

Letter: Save the pigs

Thursday, November 27, 2014

As a New Hampshire resident who cares deeply about animals, I have been following the news stories about a bill in New Jersey that would ban the use of gestation crates, inhumane barren cages where pregnant pigs are kept for almost their whole lives. The crates are so small, the pigs can’t even turn around. I am discouraged to hear that Gov. Chris …

Letter: Pilgrims Shadow

Thursday, November 27, 2014

When pumpkins dot the landscape A frost it coats the ground Cornstalks dried from days gone by My spirit starts to settle down I think of family and crowded rooms The kitchens busy background implies A time for honest reflection Of the years hopes and dreams arise Casting shadows of tall black hats With feathered bans and native dress I hear the sound …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Freeloaders

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

According to the front page of the Nov. 8 Monitor, Carol and Dan McGuire “became two of the first 50 people to follow through on the Free State Project Pledge when they moved to New Hampshire.” To quote Dan McGuire, the “Free State Project exists only outside New …

Letter: Time to pull together

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I for one am glad this latest election season is over. I became so tired of all the political mudslinging and negative ads that had very negligible credibility. I think every member of Congress and the administration should be required to read Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends …

Letter: Failure of leadership

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Again, I write to let the people of this great country know that our president is negligent in his failure to act. How many more lives are we going to let be ended by the Islamic State terrorists? It is time to act now; no more waiting. The …

Letter: Past lessons

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I truly hope the state’s legislative representatives are familiar with George Santayana’s quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The upcoming vote for selecting the speaker of the House could result in “Billy the Bully” O’Brien’s return to his dictatorship of the House. …

Letter: Be amused

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I am an octogenarian who finds himself in a pickle quite often. I thoroughly enjoy the comedy in your Pickles. I feel sorry for people who cannot laugh at themselves. Life is too short not to enjoy the humor around us. FRED LANGEVIN Jr. Concord …

Letter: You have to laugh

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I’m two weeks shy of my 79th birthday and the first thing I read is Pickles. Pingree needs to get a life. If one cannot laugh at one’s self, then one shouldn’t laugh at all. The cartoonist must have either paid very close attention to his parents aging …

Letter: Overreaction

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Okay, people like Pickles – even an entire week devoted to the wife having misplaced a whole chicken that she had cooked. I got tired of the strip soon after it appeared, and when that week about the missing chicken began, I wrote to the Monitor (Letters, Nov. …

Letter: A sad election story

Monday, November 17, 2014

I recently heard the numbers of people who voted in this last election. I think that it was around 40 percent. I have to wonder what the other 60 percent of the so-called voters were doing. Some probably would say that their vote does not count, so why …

Letter: Life, too, is dangerous

Monday, November 17, 2014

Here we go again, all you “do-gooders” trying to ban everything enjoyable in life. Yes, all sports have dangerous aspects, as does life itself. Injuries are part of sports: football, baseball, hockey, basketball, running, soccer, racing – any sport you can name – includes an element of risk. …

Letter: An honor to serve

Monday, November 17, 2014

I would like to say thank you to the voters of District 7 for re-electing me to the New Hampshire state Senate. It’s my honor and privilege to serve, and your support is humbling. I also want to congratulate Kathy Rago for her efforts in the campaign. Campaigns …