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Letter: Adult form of bullying

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I think it is time to identify the real issue with the attack against the Pembroke Academy boys basketball team: It is a long-standing vendetta against the coach’s father. The reality is that the boys team will have to work very hard in Division I to be a contender, and that may not happen right away. At the Pembroke Sports Night, coach Matt Alosa said that he hoped to help … 0

Letter: Relocation often means better opportunity for kids

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Given the means, flexibility and desire, parents at times relocate to provide their children and themselves with access to better opportunities and experiences. This practice is quite accepted and even, at times, expected. We do what we can for our kids and ourselves. Suppose my child excels at math or robotics, and I explicitly and legitimately choose to move to a nearby town … 0

Hot Topic: Pembroke Academy boys' basketball team and its schedule

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Many people are speaking out about allegations that the Pembroke Academy basketball program recruits players and the subsequent decision by Division I schools to keep Pembroke off the schedule for the 2014-15 season. Here’s a sampling: Adult form of bullying I think it is time to identify the real issue with the attack … 0

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Letter: She’s lucky to have the Affordable Care Act

Monday, April 14, 2014

A friend’s young daughter has been diagnosed with a rare disease that will require extensive medical treatment throughout her life. This very brave toddler has made it through extensive tests and frequent difficult medical treatments that would have overwhelmed many an adult. She is supported by a loving … 0

Letter: From bad to worse

Monday, April 14, 2014

The insanity of the Republicans has been reaching fever pitches. Logic and reason are replaced with slime tactics. Let’s take Benghazi, for example, the witch hunt where millions have been spent investigating and searching purely for the sake of casting an ominous suspicion over the Obama administration. Yes, … 0

Letter: What’s absurd?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sen. Kelly Ayotte is stirring up fear and misconceptions with her inaccurate portrayal of the effect of a death penalty appeal on Michael Addison’s sentencing (“Ayotte: Ignoring Addison ‘absurd’,” Monitor front page, April 10). The repeal would not apply to Addison’s case but to future cases and would … 0

Letter: We must demand leadership on climate change

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Katy Burns’s column, “A moving mass of deadly mud, then silence” (Sunday Monitor Forum, March 30), tells of the horrible mudslide that wiped out the tiny community of Oso, Wash., recently. At the end, she tells of the many slide warnings that had been issued in the past … 36

Letter: Keep anti-adultery law on the books

Sunday, April 13, 2014

House Bill 1125 is currently before the New Hampshire Senate. If passed, it would repeal the crime of adultery. A recent Monitor editorial (“Repeal outdated state adultery law,” Feb. 18) encouraged passage of this bill. I disagree. Adultery should remain a crime. The arguments against it should be … 12

Letter: Disingenuous vote from Forrester on gas tax

Sunday, April 13, 2014

What a bumpy ride! The 4-cent state gasoline tax increase was passed by the Senate, but with no help from my senator, Jeanie Forrester. Her newsletter explaining why she was opposed was disingenuous at best. The increase doesn’t provide enough, only $32 million, she says, for the highway … 1

Letter: No answer from Democrats

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Earlier this year, I wrote to Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte and Rep. Annie Kuster about the effect of the Affordable Care Act on my local small business. To date, only Ayotte’s office has responded. I am disappointed that Shaheen, Kuster or their staffs have not replied … 1

Letter: Good one!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Monitor’s April 3 editorial, “Ayotte standing in the way of real change with climate change,” was excellent, absolutely excellent! I hope Sen. Kelly Ayotte hears how much shelter you have given her and steps out to speak on the need for climate legislation. JUDY WEISS Brookline, Mass. … 1

Letter: Playing possum

Friday, April 11, 2014

Re “Possum ridicule? That just points to a bigger problem” (Monitor Forum, April 9): While Dan Williams searches for meaning in nature, he needs also to search for a sense of humor. Elaine Kellerman’s satiric letter merely pointed out the nuttiness of making a possum the subject of … 1

Letter: Hungry neighbors need help

Friday, April 11, 2014

Did you know one in five children in your neighborhood are food insecure? Or at risk for hunger? Sad! It’s not just children; many seniors skip meals to pay bills and buy much-needed medications. Men and women who have lost their jobs, or one working for minimum wage, … 1