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Letter: 10 years and going strong

Friday, March 6, 2015

On March 5, 2005, I was featured in the Local/State section of the Monitor under an article headlined, “It used to be 18 wasn’t too early to get married.” I was 18 years old and about to marry Chris Leary and then travel across the country. He was stationed in Colorado with the Navy. I am happy to report that we are celebrating our 10th anniversary, and I am still …

Letter: Vote in Hopkinton

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Hopkinton School District annual meeting is tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the high school gym. Voters are encouraged to attend and learn about the school budget, share thoughts and concerns, and vote. The school administration, school board and municipal budget committee are all in support. Now we need your support. The warrant represents a 0.82 percent increase over the current year, and …

Letter: Much to ponder in Pembroke

Friday, March 6, 2015

Pembroke voters and taxpayers have what should be treasured opportunities of self-determination at the school district meeting tomorrow, the town election on March 10, and the town meeting on March 14. The question is whether the voters will use or waste those opportunities. The school budget and other appropriations proposed by the school board will once again result in a substantial increase in …

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Letter: Whispers on the wind

Sunday, March 1, 2015

If plans to build a wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts have failed (some of the windiest waters of our country), why would turbine developers hunt for New Hampshire land? The answer is simple: They’re looking for locations that already have high-voltage power lines, access to a …

Letter: A critic for hire

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Will Coggin’s attempt to stand up for civil liberties while attacking national animal charities is flimsy and dishonest (Monitor Forum, Feb. 25). More a Washington operative-for-hire than a researcher of anything, Coggin gets his paychecks from an outfit that maligns Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the CDC and other …

Letter: Needless suffering

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The recent Monitor editorial “Assisted-dying debate is not to be avoided” (Monitor Opinion, Feb. 20) is timelier than the editors may realize. Soon the New Hampshire House will debate and vote on HB 151, which would establish a committee to study end-of-life decisions. This legislative committee would study …

Letter: The ‘greenwashing’ of Ayotte

Saturday, February 28, 2015

We are told by Chris Wood and Paul Doscher in their “My Turn” letter on Feb. 21 that “senate votes prove conservation is bipartisan.” This is just the latest example of what appears to be a pre-election campaign attempting to greenwash Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s actual environmental voting record. …

Letter: A better view

Saturday, February 28, 2015

It’s been a tough winter for clearing snow from the roads and the crews have done a great job staying on top of it. Since we are between storms, it would be a good idea to clear some of the piles that block visibility in critical areas. Anyone …

Letter: Find the culprits

Saturday, February 28, 2015

I read, with great horror and sadness the story about the ducks covered in oil found in Penacook. The article stated it was unknown if it was an intentional act or possibly accidental. No matter what, somebody dumped a good amount of oil which contaminated the water. The …

Letter: Fund kindergarten

Friday, February 27, 2015

I write in support of SB 228, co-sponsored by Sens. Dan Feltes, Nancy Stiles, David Watters and David Boutin. This bill is a bipartisan effort that provides full state funding support for those local school districts that choose to offer full-day kindergarten. It is vitally important that the …

Letter: A misleading photo

Friday, February 27, 2015

Good heavens! Where on earth did you get the terrible photo that accompanied your vaccine article in the printed version of the Monitor (Sunday Monitor front page, Feb. 22)? How frightening it must have been to parents and children. No clinician in the country would aim a needle …

Letter: A cartoon image

Friday, February 27, 2015

As a nurse who has given hundreds, likely thousands, of injections, I found your front page picture of a child receiving an injection to be preposterous (Sunday Monitor, Feb. 22). The syringe and needle are huge and the amount of “medicine” is way too much; it reminds me …

Letter: Learn from Walmart

Friday, February 27, 2015

Walmart recently raised its hourly wage paid to half a million workers. The investment is a business move that the company hopes will act to empower its workforce, create a more conducive place to shop and improve sales figures, which have declined or have seen no growth for …