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Letters

Letter: You better vote

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Why we all need to vote whenever we get the opportunity: 1) Voting is not simple. It takes awhile to figure out the procedure. This difficulty keeps us sharp and teaches us there is a system for governing that gives everyone a voice. 2) Just by registering to vote and actually taking part in the primary and our town elections, you have taken the first step on what could be …

Letter: Hillary for health care

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Americans need access to affordable, quality health care. No other candidate has fought for this as long or as hard as Hillary Clinton, and no other candidate is as committed to continue this fight. Hillary gets real results. In the 1970s, she worked to expand access to care in rural Arkansas. In the 1990s, she helped create the Children’s Healthcare Insurance Program. In …

Letter: Nation needs Bernie now

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to restore our country to a real democracy by supporting the campaign of Bernie Sanders. Politicians of both parties have been unconscionably oblivious to Bernie’s decades-long attempts to warn of the immorality and adverse effects of bipartisan trade deals that shipped jobs overseas, the invasion of Iraq, income inequality, for-profit health care and the deregulation of Wall Street …

Letter: A kind of eminent domain

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Should Northern Pass/Eversource be allowed to cut down your trees? The Northern Pass/Eversource proposal, submitted to the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee, would allow access to your property to cut down any trees considered to be a threat to their power distribution via transmission towers and lines. Sounds …

Letter: Sanders is a man of integrity

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bernie Sanders is a visionary and inspirational leader who’s called the “amendment king” for effectively improving legislation and making a positive difference in peoples’ lives across this country even though Republicans control Congress. He’s enacted measures through the amendment process, which, for example, provided heating assistance to the …

Letter: Carly is the only one

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tired of the negative campaigns, accusations and mud-slinging? Looking for a candidate who is serious about being a working and accountable president? Do you want a president who is appropriately forceful, appropriately dignified, appropriately gracious and knows how to negotiate a deal to empower American citizens and make …

Letter: Clinton is the best choice

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The New Hampshire primary is important to the country. It is important that everyone vote. If you are a Democrat, it is important to vote for Hillary Clinton. I have been interested in elections since I first became eligible to vote (1941), and I have never known a …

Letter: Speak up for bobcats

Monday, February 1, 2016

For anyone who is opposed to the proposed hunting and trapping season on bobcats, please let Fish and Game know of your opposition no later than Feb. 10. You can email comments@wildlife.nh.gov or mail your comments to Executive Director, NH Fish and Game Dept., 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, …

Letter: Facing death

Monday, February 1, 2016

I appreciated the thoughtful and poignant article by Jim Kinhan on “walking with cancer” (Monitor Forum, Jan. 21). His description of the possibilities for the end of life and his contrast between suicide and the individual’s choice of dying with dignity seemed to me to be valuable centers …

Letter: Jeb has vision to lead

Monday, February 1, 2016

This election represents an opportunity to regain our standing in the world after years of feckless leadership from Barack Obama. One candidate, Jeb Bush, has the leadership skills needed to help guide our country through mounting global threats. Gov. Bush has a foreign policy vision that will restore …

Letter: A breath of fresh air

Monday, February 1, 2016

A candidate like Bernie Sanders comes around once (maybe) in one’s lifetime. Bernie’s wave of popular support should not surprise anyone. Just like clean air, people can smell a clean political agenda and know intuitively that its proponent has the honesty, integrity and good judgment the country needs …

Letter: A solid choice

Monday, February 1, 2016

Thank you to the Monitor for the excellent endorsement of Hillary Clinton as the “best choice” to be the Democratic nominee for president, especially the following comment: “The plans Clinton has put forward . . . display her knowledge of the issues. They are not pie-in-the-sky but achievable” …

Letter: A road for everybody

Monday, February 1, 2016

There is no reason to shy away from putting Loudon Road on a diet. When the decision was made to revamp the road nearly two years ago, the vote was unanimous. And it’s obvious why: The proposed reconfiguration would be safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians with minimal …