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Letter: Affordable early-childhood education a priority for Feltes

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Research shows that quality early childhood education is the keystone to success for children in both primary and secondary school. This is true for children across socio-economic classes. Our family is lucky in that we have the ability to send our children to a high-quality preschool while we work. Our boys will also be able to go to kindergarten full time, which they could not do if we had to … 2

Letter: North is paying for south

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In northern New Hampshire, a region plagued with gas prices 15 to 20 cents per gallon consistently higher than southern New Hampshire, adding another deliberate tax is unthinkable. But in the infinite wisdom of state politicians, a deliberate tax increase was imposed. Have you felt the “pain at the pump” yet, northern New Hampshire? North Country Democratic representatives as well as a majority … 3

Letter: Expand Social Security

Thursday, July 10, 2014

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law in 1935. The country was suffering through the Great Depression, and millions of people were out of work. The program was originally intended, and still acts today, as a social insurance program. Big Money interests have pushed Congress to end or drastically reduce government involvement in retirement programs and health care, while … 0

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Letter: Be wary of Guinta

Friday, July 4, 2014

Recently, former congressman Frank Guinta visited Hampton Beach and told Hampton Beach Area Commission Chairman John Nyhan that getting federal funding for the Ocean Boulevard strip improvement was a priority for him. Guinta said, “This is the kind of project that a TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) … 1

Letter: Embrace hydroelectric power

Friday, July 4, 2014

Though a senior at Carroll College in Helena, Mont., I was born and raised in Goffstown and care deeply about New Hampshire. Our state needs to recognize the benefits of hydroelectric power and support projects that bring clean energy to New Hampshire. Let Montana serve as an example … 4

Letter: Trains, crude oil don’t mix

Friday, July 4, 2014

Readers are invited to a rally in Dover on Sunday that will highlight the risk of trains carrying crude oil. These trains regularly pass through many New Hampshire locations, including downtown Dover, posing a serious risk to the community and waterways. The rally will mark one year since … 1

Letter: Why food labeling matters

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Chris Wood’s letter decrying “genetically modified” food labeling is misguided. Wood apparently believes that substances that pass through the digestive tract in six to 72 hours without immediately sickening us can be deemed “safe.” Unfortunately, substances that spend mere hours in the gut spend years in our environment. … 1

Letter: Too good to be true

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I guess it just couldn’t last. After a few weeks of the Sunday crossword puzzle being printed in an almost easily read sized font, we are right back to the ridiculously tiny print. Here’s a tip for whoever is in charge of the layout of the puzzle page: … 0

Letter: Congratulations, Mike Pride

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mike Pride’s appointment to be management chief of the Pulitzer Prize award system with headquarters in New York City is well deserved. He will be a huge loss for the Concord area but a great gain for journalism and the arts for the whole country. Our association with … 0

Letter: Misguided on climate change

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Monitor editors made several misguided observations in the editorial “Everybody has a church in the woods” (Monitor, July 1). Climate change is no longer a “philosophical” debate; it is a scientific one. They argue that it is “simply not true” that the same things are at stake for … 27

Letter: Ardinger is ready for Senate

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I am writing to endorse Kass Ardinger for state Senate in Concord, Henniker, Hopkinton and Warner. I have known Kass for more than 25 years. We each have three children, and our oldest children are the same age and were friends growing up. Through the years, we became … 0

Letter: Feltes stands up for women

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I am proud to be supporting Dan Feltes for the New Hampshire Senate. The Supreme Court’s recent decisions in the buffer zone and contraception cases show that a woman’s right to choose continues to be under attack. Dan is a strong pro-choice candidate who believes women should have … 1

Letter: Ardinger is superb candidate

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What qualities do you look for in candidates seeking public office? I favor these: electability, leadership, integrity, commitment and experience. In the September primary, Concord Democrats have the candidate who fits this profile: Kass Ardinger. She has had resounding victories in three city-wide elections to the school board. … 0