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Opinion: The bad news and good news about landfills in New Hampshire

03-04-2024 4:15 PM

By ELIOT WESSLER

Eliot Wessler lives in Whitefield and works with a number of grassroots organizations in NH’s North Country. Let’s start with the bad news: New Hampshire’s Department of Environmental Services (DES) has known for years that our state is awash in...


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Letter: Return to civility in Bow

03-04-2024 3:28 PM

Bow voters have the opportunity to restore civility and common sense to the Board of Selectmen on March 12. Ian Flanagan and Kip McDaniel are exactly what we need to end the angry tirades and visceral misogyny that have come to dominate meetings of...


Letter: Faith Minton for Warner Select Board

03-04-2024 3:28 PM

I am running for the one year term of the Warner Select Board. As a proud and active resident of Warner for the last 45 years I have witnessed firsthand the growth and changes in our town. From my early days as a teacher in Warner, to raising my...


Letter: Please don’t make marijuana legal

03-04-2024 3:28 PM

The fentanyl crisis in New Hampshire has reached dangerous levels. Why then would New Hampshire want to legalize marijuana and have the state of New Hampshire liquor stores be responsible for dispensing it? You are adding another drug to an already...


Letter: Now is the time for Community Power in Concord

03-04-2024 3:28 PM

I am writing to encourage the city council to vote yes to launch community power through Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire (CPCNH) instead of engaging with a for-profit energy broker. Our community deserves a cost-effective and transparent...


Letter: Approve military aid to Ukraine

03-04-2024 8:36 AM

The hostile takeover of Ukraine by Putin is beginning to gain steam with the help of some strange bedfellows. The GOP, a long-time opponent of Russian expansionism, has grown soft in recent years. The evil empire, as Ronald Reagan called it, seems to...


Letter: National Guard doesn’t belong in Texas

03-04-2024 8:36 AM

I commend Bob Sanders for his excellent opinion piece: “The national problems we should be focused on (It’s not the southern border.)” Rather than write my own opinion echoing his words, I decided to make a copy of the article (Google it), and we...


Letter: Conscience of America

03-04-2024 8:36 AM

The stories of the horror and suffering coming out of Gaza are gut-wrenching. Ordinary people, civilians, wounded and dying, entire families killed, children orphaned, denied food and water, starving. The old and infirm herded into tents lacking beds,...


Letter: About embryos

03-04-2024 8:36 AM

To those AL families with embryos you must start asking for child support. If it really works that way then the republicans have handed the middle class an opportunity to survive. These AL ‘parents’ have the opportunity to write these embryos off on...


Letter: How you can help fight climate change

03-04-2024 8:36 AM

Regarding the Feb. 22 My Turn in the Concord Monitor that is making the most read list, “Our first Virginia winter? How climate change has impacted NH” by Eric Orff, I would like to respond. Mr. Orff’s My Turn is an important reminder to everyone that...


Letter: SB2 will afford the entire community to vote

03-04-2024 8:36 AM

In reply to Janet Ward’s opinion, the fact is SB2 affords the community the opportunity to attend the deliberative session, voice their opinion there, hear the respective boards reasoning for the budgets and warrants, then go home and reflect on what...


Letter: Incompetent ER administration

03-04-2024 8:36 AM

On Feb. 26, my wife, whose balance has been compromised by an unexplained stroke three years ago, fell backwards in a local parking lot and struck the back of her head on the pavement. With the help of a good friend and numerous good Samaritans, I...


Letter: Why does Trump keep helping Russia?

03-04-2024 8:36 AM

My generation practiced nuclear war drills in elementary school. We’d move in silence to the basement and kneel with our heads to the wall. During the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, we waited for that nightmare to come true. By the grace of God, it did...


Opinion: We need a New Hampshire community for us all

03-04-2024 6:00 AM

By RICHARD OBER

Richard Ober is president and CEO of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Back in 2018, a very New Hampshire moment happened: The New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill affirming the rights of transgender people in the Granite State...


Take the Monitor’s weekly reader poll

03-04-2024 5:00 AM

Take our weekly reader poll on Mondays and read the results in Saturday’s opinion section.Do you have a poll question you’d like to share with other readers? Let us know at letters@cmonitor.com 


Opinion: What Trump’s 2020 gambit could mean for the 2024 election

03-03-2024 3:00 PM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. After the January 6 Committee released its report, it would be easy to conclude that we learned everything about Donald Trump’s attempt to stay in power after the 2020 election. Recent events show that is not the...


Opinion: The long-term care sector’s workforce needs sustainable solutions, not blanket mandates

03-02-2024 8:00 AM

By DEBRA SHACKETT, ROSS CUNNINGHAM, RAY BOWER, and JULIE LIBBY

This My Turn is written by a group of NH county administrators, commissioners and nursing home administrators including Debra Shackett, Belknap County; Ross Cunningham, Merrimack County; Ray Bower, Strafford County; Julie Libby, Grafton County; Chris...


Opinion: Why more mental health services won’t help

03-02-2024 7:30 AM

By MAURICE REGAN

Maurice Regan is a psychologist and former college professor. He lives in Pembroke. Many news stories of personal tragedy include the suggestion that “mental health services” or more mental health services might have prevented the disturbing outcome....


Opinion: A conversation on guns and democracy

03-02-2024 7:00 AM

By JOHN BUTTRICK

John Buttrick writes from his Vermont Folk Rocker in his Concord home, Minds Crossing. He can be reached at johndbuttrick@gmail.com Last week I was with a gathering of eight people who had come together to discuss the appropriateness of declaring some...


Opinion: Amidst violence in Russia, Gaza, for whom do you mourn?

03-02-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com ‘Violence is initiated by those who oppress, who exploit, who fail to recognize others as people - not by those who are...



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