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Letters

Letter: From Concord to Cannes

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Concord native Chris Stinson spent the weekend in Cannes, France. Chris is a 1992 Concord High School graduate and has made a career in the independent film business. This year at the Cannes Film Festival, 19 films competed for the 2015 Palme d’Or, one of the most prestigious awards a film can receive. One of the 19 films is a movie called Chronic, and the line producer was none other …

Letter: Same old Bush

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jeb Bush’s attempt to differentiate himself from his father and brother is feeble and he admitted it when he said, “I’m a little different than my dad and my brother.” That’s the crux of the issue. He’s not different enough, and he would be just another incompetent Bush in the White House. He has the same advisers, the same ideas, the same policies, …

Letter: A special place

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Thank you for featuring the story about Live and Let Live Farm (Monitor front page, May 20). We attended the recent open house and adoption fair and now own the cutest 2-year-old female cross-breed dog. She was brought to the farm from Georgia, gave birth to two pups (who were already adopted) and now she’s ours. The AmeriCorps volunteers are doing an amazing …

Letter: ‘Choice’ is no comfort

Monday, May 18, 2015

Jennifer Frizzell, a longtime employee of Planned Parenthood, writes glowingly about “freedom,” “reproductive health,” “personal choice,” “safe and legal” options (Monitor Forum, May 13). Anyone visiting Planned Parenthood on Penacook Street in Manchester any Thursday might find other words to describe PP’s agenda and business. Some 40 lives …

Letter: The wrong precedent

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I am in favor of economic development. Does Sullivan County need economic development? Absolutely. Will the Department of Resources and Economic Development’s drafted plan for the expansion of Mount Sunapee Resort drive the region’s economy forward? No. Brook Road, the access road to the west bowl, is in …

Letter: A good deal for Sunapee

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I run a garden design and installation service every spring and summer in the Sunapee region. Do you know what I hear from my customers about the proposed Mount Sunapee Ski Resort expansion? They are excited for the new amenities and year-round recreational activities. Our mountain is a …

Letter: Benefits of expansion

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I am writing in strong support of the Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Jeff Rose’s draft decision to approve the Mount Sunapee west bowl expansion. Our family has three generations of Mount Sunapee and Cannon Mountain skiers and hikers. We experienced Mount Sunapee before 1998, when …

Letter: Mother’s Day moose meltdown

Sunday, May 17, 2015

What a glorious Mother’s Day we had. My wife, daughter, two granddaughters and I headed down to my mom’s here in Epsom late morning for a visit. At age 91, she certainly was appreciating the “glorious, glorious day.” She begged off with our planned trip to the coast …

Letter: Wilmot under siege

Saturday, May 16, 2015

I am grateful, and horrified, to read Jonathan P. Baird’s “My Turn” (Monitor Forum, May 9) about the Huckleberry Oil and Propane Company’s plan to build – on Route 11, in Wilmot – a facility for storing propane, heating oil and kerosene. All over the country, storage tanks …

Letter: Price of declining enrollment

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Last month, you published an article titled “Declining school enrollment doesn’t always equal lower budgets” (Sunday Monitor front page, April 5). Having prepared enrollment projections for the Shaker Regional School District (Belmont and Canterbury) for more than 10 years, I, together with Peter Hofman have researched the key …

Letter: Weighing the rail reports

Saturday, May 16, 2015

So URS Corp. was paid $3 million-plus to estimate the economic value of commuter rail and concluded that an investment of $260 million for construction costs and an annual operating subsidy of $7 million would result in the creation of 5,600 jobs at a cost of $46,429 per …

Letter: Ethical shortcomings

Saturday, May 16, 2015

It has been disclosed that Gov. Chris Christie spent $85,000 in taxpayer money on luxury boxes at sports arenas between 2010 and 2012. The state Republican Party later reimbursed the state after clearer heads realized just how badly this would make Christie look. Christie, in reply to the …

Letter: Respect parks and fields

Saturday, May 16, 2015

I would like to thank the city of Concord for its continued support of the Frank Monahan Foundation. Named after the legendary basketball coach, the foundation has been able to raise money to give back to the community in various ways to help support the children of our …