Opinion

Letters: Campaign lies should be barred

Thursday, October 9, 2014

To the editor: It is becoming more difficult to make an informed decision nowadays, since many people think it is acceptable to say almost anything, true or not, in order to make their point. The most obvious result of such thinking is now clearly obvious in campaign verbiage. Casting anyone who disagrees with you as evil is unfortunately effective, as choices are most easily made by the process of elimination. … 0

Letters: The governor is half-right

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: In the run-up to this year’s primary election, Gov. Hassan ran a television ad in which she proudly touted the fact that she was able to balance the state’s budget without instituting a broad-base tax and bring people together. What she didn’t say is that she balanced the budget by shifting the state’s retirement system obligation on to our backs. … 0

Letters: Bedard is truly independent

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

To the editor: Too often we vote for people not because they’ve proven anything to us, but because they promise to prove something to us. We vote for potential, not the actual; for a vision, not reality. Occasionally we get to elect someone who is a real person, not one bound to some orthodoxy that demands unthinking allegiance. Sometimes we get to vote … 0

ML: Reasonable — can elections be?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: There have been a number of passionate and visceral arguments posited on these pages over the last few weeks. The elections are near. I hope we all remember that while we may disagree with our neighbors, we still pick our tomatoes the same way and … 0

Letters: A shining star

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: In Senate District 9, we are fortunate to be represented by State Senator Andy Sanborn. He has fought long and hard for businesses and taxpayers in New Hampshire. Andy always stands on principle and fights for his beliefs. From working to repeal the LLC tax … 0

Letters: There’s still more left to be done

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

To the editor: There are a few things in my life that make me especially proud. One is leading the team that brought hospice care to New Hampshire and built the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. Knowing that hundreds of patients and their families have had better quality … 0

Letters: It really is quite simple

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

To the editor: Pat Martin is the best candidate running for state representative in Cheshire District 14. She is the one who will stand for the real values and needs of our communities, and she has repeatedly demonstrated this by the volunteer work she has done over the … 0

Letters: Stand by your man

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

To the editor: It seems like Obama has been on a campaign vacation lately. Where are all his great supporters who faithfully backed him? If the Democrat candidates so proudly voted for him and his agenda, why shy away from him now? Come on Shaheen, Kuster, Porter and … 0

Letters: Nelson a man of integrity

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

To the editor: We, the residents of Cheshire County, have a great opportunity to get out and vote on Nov. 4 for Earl Nelson for sheriff. As a resident of Cheshire County and former law enforcement officer for more than 26 years, I have known Earl for close … 0

Letters: ConVal district budget update

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: The ConVal School Board is starting the budget process for the 2015-16 school year. Our goal is to keep everyone informed on the progress and work being done to develop the budget. The information on activities currently underway is provided below. The Budget and Property … 0

Letters: Consider Pat Martin on Nov. 4

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Patricia Martin is standing for election to represent Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Harrisville, Jaffrey, Rindge and Roxbury in the New Hampshire State House. Pat was enlisted in the Air Force, and eventually finished as a staff sergeant in the New Hampshire Air National Guard. She later led … 2

Letters: Get the vote count right

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: I’m now in the thick of legal action against the N.H. Secretary of State and “system.” It sure would have been a lot easier if when the vulnerabilities of the Diebold AccuVote became known, state and local officials, legislators and citizens had sat down to … 0

Letters: Scott Brown will listen

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: For the most part, the people of New Hampshire are hard working and like living in the Granite State. We need leadership that will preserve and maintain our way of life. Scott Brown is the person who can do that. He has the right agenda … 0