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Letters

Letter: Both sides lose

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Owen Labrie trial has certainly captured headlines, and it is so surreal that it is getting the coverage it’s getting. Being an inmate at the state prison, I’ve also endured a very public case and can sympathize with what both sides are going through. In the end, no matter what the result, no one walks away unscathed; and there are victims on both sides. The victim and her family …

Letter: Hard to believe

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Since all St. Paul’s faculty are required to live on-site at the school, I am finding the claim of no knowledge of the “senior salute” incredible. A lawsuit might bring some needed changes. A pain in the wallet has done it for companies convicted of wrongdoings. CAROL DOWNING Concord …

Letter: The value of awareness

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

At first glance there is seemingly no connection between the circumstances surrounding the Canterbury police chief and the former student at St. Paul’s School. If you ponder how this happened there are similarities. Undercurrents of outdated societal acceptance of male indiscretions still exist today. This chief allegedly used his position as an officer to gain a conquest. The student used his senior status …

Letter: Homework for St. Paul’s

Monday, August 24, 2015

Following the rape trial involving students at St. Paul’s School, I am struck by several things. One truly wonders where the administration has been in terms of oversight of a situation that sounds more like a cross between Lord of the Flies and Animal House than an elite …

Letter: Bridge madness

Monday, August 24, 2015

The state can only offer aid to do seven bridge projects per year (Monitor Local & State, Aug. 19)? Really? There are 344 municipal red-listed bridges posted on the state website. At the rate of seven projects per year, these bridges will be safe to cross in either …

Letter: Ayotte honest, dedicated

Monday, August 24, 2015

It’s a shame that politicians have to be so dirty to get elected. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is one of the most honest and dedicated senators in Washington today. You can bank on it that she will do everything in her power to do what is right for the …

Letter: Choices clear for climate voters

Sunday, August 23, 2015

NextGen Climate recently called on presidential candidates to set two benchmarks for America: transitioning to 50 percent clean energy by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. For some candidates, that plan seems daunting – not because of how realistic it is to achieve (it is), how cost effective …

Letter: Renewable beauty

Sunday, August 23, 2015

We need to develop a broader definition of beauty. In past months, I have read about people complaining about how terrible windmills look. There are some neighborhoods in Concord where outside clotheslines are banned. Now there is news of a family saying that some nearby solar panels disrupt …

Letter: Give Iran deal a chance

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I must say I’m appalled at the opposition to the multinational nuclear accord recently negotiated with Iran – much of it, though not all, by congressional Republicans. With our experience of the past 10 years, why would anybody be inclined to trash, many without even reading, an agreement …

Letter: A true lifesaver

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I would like to show my gratitude and appreciation to the man who saved my life while I was having lunch with my granddaughters at the Tilt’n Diner on Aug. 13. While enjoying a wonderful lunch, I felt the food I was eating get stuck and I could …

Letter: Winant deserves better

Sunday, August 23, 2015

In the most recent attempt by activists to fill an open space, the John Winant Memorial Committee is going to place a statue of John Gilbert Winant on the State Library lawn (Monitor front page, Aug. 15). Unfortunately, the proposed statue does not begin to do justice to …

Letter: Old pets need homes, too

Saturday, August 22, 2015

An animal shelter is the best place to find your next “forever” companion animal, whether it be a dog, cat, horse, or small pets such as hamsters, gerbils or guinea pigs. Yes, there is a fee to adopt shelter animals, but you are making a donation to help …

Letter: Manufactured controversy

Saturday, August 22, 2015

With hidden camera equipment, anti-abortion activists have surreptitiously recorded hours of video tape with physicians at Planned Parenthood. The group went on to claim that edited video shows that PP sells the body parts of aborted fetuses, a serious felony throughout the United States. As a former news …