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Letter: Always endangered

Sunday, February 1, 2015

In regard to the article headlined “State to consider bobcat season” (Monitor Local & State, Jan. 22), I felt compelled to write. With certain species of our state’s wildlife under siege from insect pests, trapping, baiting, road kills, habitat displacement due to over-development and the widening of our interstate highway systems, why on earth are we even having a discussion of opening up a bobcat season? It seems that the …

Letter: A social spot

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Gilmanton Year-Round Library provides a central meeting place for a town widely spread out. Besides books and magazines, DVDs, computer use, and scheduled children’s and adult programs, the GYRL hosts many group meetings in comfortable community space. Some of the groups meeting regularly this year at the Year-Round Library have included a crafter’s group, a book club, a murder mystery group, home-schoolers, …

Letter: Undermining America

Sunday, February 1, 2015

While there is considerable criticism from the militant right about President Obama’s foreign policy, there are many of us who welcome a return to the “walk softly” part of Teddy Roosevelt’s famous quote. Roosevelt described his style of foreign policy as “the exercise of intelligent forethought and of decisive action sufficiently far in advance of any likely crisis.” It is reassuring that Obama, …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: RGGI leading the change

Friday, January 23, 2015

I am deeply concerned that RGGI is being put on the chopping block. Carbon is not going away. Climate change is not going away. Worldwide and across the country, the effects of climate change are manifesting daily. Since New Hampshire joined the RGGI in 2009, carbon emissions are …

Letters: Memories of Islam

Thursday, January 22, 2015

There seems to be confusion between Islam and terrorism. In West Africa, I lived a pleasant year with a Muslim family. The wife, Anna, cooked a mean pot of rice and cassava leaf, the kids were playful and inquisitive, and the father, Allieu, was an El Hadj, respected …

Letter: We need time on pipeline

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I very much appreciate the coverage of the pipeline issue by Allie Morris (Monitor, Jan. 18). While our Congressional delegation has plainly asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Kinder Morgan to give New Hampshire towns and constituents more time to learn about the pipeline costs and benefits, …

Letter: Two Saturdays, $8 million

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Do you pay a tax bill, have kids in school, want your roads plowed or expect the police and fire departments to come when called? These things cost money, lots of it. On March 7 and 14 Chichester residents will authorize the Selectman and School Board to collect …

Letter: Ride Concord’s wave

Thursday, January 22, 2015

This is in response to your request for ways to boost the mall’s popularity (Monitor, Jan. 14). I feel Concord needs something to bring more people to this city all year round. My suggestion is to create an indoor amusement park with a wave pool or a lazy …

Letter: A display of cruelty

Thursday, January 22, 2015

To the owner of a short-haired tabby colored cat with white on back legs and its muzzle that was possibly thrown from your vehicle in a purple blanket the other night, on Langley Street halfway before getting to Concord Hospital….I couldn’t bear to see its body lay on …

Letter: Stand up to save RGGI

Thursday, January 22, 2015

As a citizen of New Hampshire and a member of the City of Dover Energy Commission, I feel strongly that greater energy efficiency and conservation are keys in lowering our energy costs. I ask that the Legislature reject the RGGI repeal bill – HB208. If this bill passes, …

Letter: Where’s the sand?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I am writing to express my curiosity about the Department of Transportation’s lack of sand for Route 93. Multi-car accidents, both sides of 93 closed, running out of ambulances and tow trucks – am I missing something regarding the use of sand on the highway? People are getting …

Letter: City should have stayed local

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I was disappointed to read that the City of Concord had approved an agreement to have promotional videos produced by an out-of-state production company. Was there no consideration to looking local, either in Concord or elsewhere in New Hampshire, to produce content and use a similar sponsorship model …

Letter: Be wary, taxpayers

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

As a teacher, I know the value of good education. But as a teacher, I also know better than to trust the federal government when it come to funding educational laws or directives. The idea of free college education through our community colleges may be a great idea, …