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Letter: Recycling travesty

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Words cannot express my disappointed to hear that the recycled plastics are not actually being recycled but being dumped in the general trash hopper at the town of Boscawen transfer station. For years, the town of Boscawen has stressed the importance of recycling, which my family has practiced for years. We have expressed the importance of recycling to our children, as globally it is the right thing to do. When …

Letter: Ayotte can lead on climate

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The 2016 federal budget process tells us a lot about our lawmakers’ priorities. Sen. Kelly Ayotte recently signaled her support for action on climate change by voting for the Sanders Amendment, which recognized that climate change is real and needs action now. The same cannot be said about her action on the EPA Clean Power Plan. The plan is a commonsense plan to …

Letter: Embrace renewables

Sunday, April 26, 2015

I am writing to voice my opposition to “re-purposing” funds in the state budget allocated to support renewable energy. Building energy independence is critical to both the state and the nation’s security and economic development, and this can be done by reducing our dependence on foreign energy with the collateral benefits of lowering the costs we pay both in money and lives in …

Letter: A tragedy recognized

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bravo to Pope Francis for addressing the atrocities of the Armenian massacre and decrying the global indifference that has allowed us to forget the first genocide of the 20th century: “It is the duty of everyone to not forget the senseless slaughter of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians …

Letter: Everybody should read Azzi

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Thanks to the Monitor for printing Robert Azzi’s commentary (Sunday Monitor Forum, April 12). It should be required reading for everyone, and especially for politicians and the makers of foreign policy. How many people know the history of the U.S. involvement/interference with Iran, going back a century? The …

Letter: Devastating cuts

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Last week, Lakes Region Community Services celebrated 40 years of service to our community. It was a time to think about how the organization began and remember those who together affected change and created a community-based system that supports independence, dignity and opportunity in the lives of people …

Letter: Common Core myths

Sunday, April 19, 2015

New Hampshire’s proud electoral traditions give us an early view of the presidential campaigns and their messages. So far, it’s been a disappointing slog of misinformation and myths about the Common Core State Standards. Voluntarily adopted by more than 40 states beginning in 2010, the Common Core is …

Letter: Bear-baiting facts

Sunday, April 19, 2015

It is important to pause and become informed as hunters and non-hunters. Baiting is an important and useful management tool, as New Hampshire Fish and Game has stated. The effectiveness of baiting allows a responsible hunter to make an educated and informed ethical harvest. Protecting lactating sows from …

Letter: Rally for clean energy

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The public is invited to call on policy makers to “Lead Us to Clean Energy” at an Earth Day rally in front of the State House at noon on Wednesday. The rally will ask for policies that promote energy efficiency and the development of solar and off-shore wind …

Letter: Good stuff in Pittsfield

Saturday, April 18, 2015

To the good citizens of Pittsfield: I needed a month to collect my thoughts about this year’s school district meeting. I had attended the school’s celebratory dinner a few days earlier, and heard the news about phase two funding of the NMEF grant, as well as the recently …

Letter: Check your facts

Saturday, April 18, 2015

‘Live free or die” was widely used during the French Revolution way before General Stark: “Vivre livre ou mourir.” You better double check your fact check (Monitor, April 11). PETER DAVIS Laconia …

Letter: No meat, better Earth

Saturday, April 18, 2015

In regard to human physiology and our eating of meat, I am living proof that it is not necessary. In fact the only reason to consume meat is purely for one’s own “pleasure” of palate. Also, the practice is taking a heavy toll on the environment. Last month, …

Letter: Dear letter writers

Saturday, April 18, 2015

With all due respect to each of the following April 11 letter writers: Dan Williams: Yes, I can have it both ways. I personally, am not quite “vegan” yet, but pretty close. I am aware that many people do require meat otherwise they have very severe headaches and …