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Letter: RINO fatigue

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The problem we little home-bound citizens have is we think we elect good people to represent us in Concord and Washington. Too often they are do-gooders who want to do something without thinking through all the consequences. So when we elected a Democratic governor who has lived in a tax-free house for so many years with no thought of expenses for electric, oil, home repairs, etc., she really has no …

Letter: Opportunity for enlightenment

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I read with interest Jean Rich’s comments (Monitor Opinion, March 24) and sense her passion for the well being of the town. I spoke just before her and echoed her sentiments to some degree. If we are to end the divisiveness, then we need to stop pointing fingers. Divisiveness can be viewed differently depending on whose ox is being gored. Rich points the …

Letter: Budget minimizes a big threat

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I am deeply concerned about the congressional Republicans’ 2016 budget, and particularly the lack of priority given to climate change and the protection of the integrity and diversity of Earth. The proposed budget will cut funding to study climate change by the Department of Defense despite warnings that climate change is a significant threat to national security. We are all interconnected. We are …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Keep the high court in mind

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

I see that Sen. Ted Cruz came to town to tell us that the sky is falling. Having been a voter since 1968, I have survived the presidencies of Nixon, Reagan and Bush II, so I suppose we’ll manage to continue this experiment in representative government – unless …

Letter: State of dysfunction

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Under current efforts of the New Hampshire House Finance Committee, New Hampshire will become a pariah in the nation, known as the state that: is most hostile to two-income families that happen to have children in need of child care; allows shut-in seniors to starve without Meals on …

Letter: Cuts are too deep

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

I support Gov. Hassan’s budget proposal and oppose the House Finance Committee’s proposal to cut funding for the Department of Transportation’s budget at a time when the state’s bridges and roads are in serious need of repair. This and the proposed cuts to Health and Human Services are …

Letter: Stop working against us

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Well, here we go again. The state cannot balance its budget without taking services away from our most needed facilities such as the Department of Safety, Veterans Home in Tilton, etc. Try reaching into your own pocket and see how long you can survive. It is about time …

Letter: A nonexistent problem

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Hampshire Senate Republicans recently voted against the repeal of an onerous election law designed by a previous Republican legislature to suppress voting rights. The defeated SB 207 was a common-sense repeal bill that would have kept in place the current photo ID law while protecting voters’ privacy. …

Letter: Prison reimagined

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Hampshire lawmakers have another chance to build a reasonably priced women’s prison. The reports that the new prison will be $10 million over budget gives them a chance to take another look at this issue. The first step would be to save some money and look for …

Letter: Great shots

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Compliments to Cameron Johnson on the great shots of Irish dancers at the Barley House (Monitor Local & State, March 18). Low light, fast action. Good job! SHERRY YOUNG Contoocook …

Letter: Why we need term limits

Monday, March 23, 2015

The preponderance of letters on a single subject – Sen. Kelly Ayotte and the Iran letter (Monitor Forum, March 13) – makes a political cynic like myself think there may be some organization behind the effort. It was admirable for Peter Hoe Burling to reveal his political preference. …

Letter: Fund kindergarten

Monday, March 23, 2015

One of the many cool things about having a granddaughter is watching her go through her developmental stages. As a lifelong special educator, I am in awe at how quickly she is acquiring language and social skills. This is due in no small part to her active, engaged …

Letter: A great show

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Magic of Movies and Television produced by the Rotary Club of Concord at the Concord City Auditorium recently can be summed up so beautifully with the musical number that Caroline and Claude Gentilhomme sang, “Unforgettable.” Martha Kuepper and Marc Murai should be commended for putting together a …