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You should always answer your own questions Tillie, that way you can validate your beliefs. Watch out for that wind out there, a tree just fell in my back yard. Did not hit the house. ...(full comment)

Letter: What it means to vote for the Republican Party

I can't believe my eyes as I see Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young shaking hands with Arsenault. I'm not even sure God knows what other illegal activity he was involved in. Prison is exactly where he belongs. Young should resign and, if she doesn't, AG Foster should fire her. For Cathy Green to laud Arsenault as having "...held the diocese together..." is ridiculous. ...(full comment)

Monsignor Edward Arsenault gets jail time for thefts

Yeah..."&"....does not work...¶...no idea what that is ...(full comment)

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen touts energy efficiency bill at Earth Day event in Concord

I am not missing the core issue Gcarson. I, like many others have put my kids through school. I also believe that parents hold the schools hostage. They do that with issues like, my kid has reading problems, get him a tutor, or I will sue. No chat about the parent reading to the kid every night at home before bedtime. Ask and threaten and the schools will provide. We also have shrinks making it easier for kids to get coded and get services at the expense of taxpayers. Your kid has a dirty mouth, he has mild tourettes, no manners and does not play well with others, he has mild aspergers. Cannot sit still because he has a junk food sugar diet, he has ADD. We also have a lot of teachers in the US that have graduated at the bottom 1/3 of their class. We have lousy administratators who do not support the teachers. Teachers are not judged on their performance and paid accordingly or fired. Thank the unions for that. Now our public school system could adopt some of the private school system's methods. Uniforms, everybody is judged on who they are, not what they are wearing. Community service in HS for 4 years in order to graduate. 10 hours the first year of HS and so on. Detention means you get up early on Saturday morning and clean the school. I guarantee you that teens hate getting up early on the weekends. We need to find a way to hold more lousy parents responsible instead of giving them a pass. Get kids out of the classroom who cannot manage being in the classroom. Lots we can do instead of throwing more money at a failed system. Seems the left has issues with holding anybody responsible, but instead shifts that responsibility to others. Teachers are hired to teach, not parent and are the ones who should be out front talking about what is wrong in the classroom and how things can be fixed. They are being used as scapegoats. ...(full comment)

Webster parents interested in sending kids to Hopkinton schools

Six months after I, a man, was hired by a finance company in the mid-1960s, a man was hired to do the exact same thing that I did -- at a higher salary than what mine was at the time. The company had a policy of salary confidentiality. (Workers discuss their salaries despite the policy.) The policy's purpose was to enable employers to woo from other companies prospective employees who the company thought would be star performers. That went on in the "Mad Men" era, and it goes on now. What women will find out, if salary secrecy is banned, is that they make more than some men, and some men make less than some other men -- all doing the exact same work right next to each other, elbow to elbow. “The Doctrinaire Institute for Women's Policy Research: A Comprehensive Look at Gender Equality” http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/the-doctrinaire-institute-for-womens-policy-research/ ...(full comment)

State House Live: N.H. House passes bill aimed for pay equity between men, women

The core issue you are missing is based in one of your statements. That there are requirements for entering a private school, one of them being parental involvement. That.s it in a nutshell. You also mention the pluses of competition, well in this case there are none. The one thing holding back some students is the fact that public schools have to accept everyone by definition. Special needs, general troublemakers, the full spectrum. From IEP's to out of district services, this doesn't come free and trust me these are not the students in high demand by private schools. ...(full comment)

Webster parents interested in sending kids to Hopkinton schools

Isn't this just horrible, following a moose on a snowmobile? It would be legal if they bought a hunting license and shot one. ...(full comment)

Belmont couple charged by moose under investigation

that's BS ...(full comment)

Letter: What it means to vote for the Republican Party

No, it's not clear New Hampshire rejects this idea. Your statement is nonsense. The NH Senate says yes and the NH House says no. That doesn't prove anything. You have your opinion, others have their own opinion. Voters haven't expressed their preference- and they are "NH". 41 states have decided casinos are ok, so they must be a terrible thing, no? ...(full comment)

My Turn: New Hampshire has spoken on casinos

Harry Reid is one of the most corrupt pols in DC. He is also using race to shut down discussion. As a matter of fact quite a few folks in DC use race at every turn. What comes out of Harry's mouth is vile and he passes on the message to use vile rhetoric at every turn. That is why we are at each other's throats. The Dems prefer that over fixing anything and coming together. Get the folks attacking each other, and the issues will not be discussed.The oldest trick in the book. Attack someone personally and change the topic. Put them on the defensive. Use race, gender and the size of folk's wallets to divide us. That is how you get votes. promise the moon, and when you fail to deliver divide folks. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Red-meat Republicans

Dear Concord Monitor: Why was the moose under investigation ? ...(full comment)

Belmont couple charged by moose under investigation

No and no. ...(full comment)

Forum question: What do you think about Hassan or Ayotte as vice president?

In other "David Campbell-related" news . . . David Campbell announced he won't be running for reelection! Hmmmm . . . when were you gonna tell us about this new development in Mr. Campbell's life, Monitor???? ...(full comment)

State House Live: N.H. House passes bill aimed for pay equity between men, women