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

letters: Kuster is not the way to go

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: Habitually, Annie Kuster demonstrates her contempt for the Constitution, the rule of law, and common sense. As part of the corrupt Republican and Democrat ruling duopoly, when she derides Marilinda Garcia for wanting to eliminate the wasteful federal Department of Education and speaks of “investing” … 0

letters: Carpenter a unique candidate

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: Gary Carpenter is an interesting guy. A longtime resident of Peterborough, Gary is running, as an independent, for the New Hampshire House. It is a brave and unusual path to the state house. Ordinarily, one is identified with one party or the other, but Gary … 0

Letters: What is the damage?

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: John Vance in his letter to the editor in the Aug. 14 issue accuses the “Tea Party Republicans” of causing “damage” and attempting to “scuttle the ship of state.” What? I can only recount what I observed with one “Tea Party” group but I think … 0

Letters: They are hardworking women

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: It is election time again, and the importance of this mid-term election cannot be overstated. We have seen the sharp contrast in Concord between the legislature elected in the 2010 and the current legislature elected in 2012. We have gone from radical cuts in education … 0

Letters: Vote the person, not the party

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: Once again we are inundated with half-truths and accusations about those running for office. For some strange reason we expect them to be perfect. After many years it seems we have not learned to check on what is said in the ads. I for one … 0

Letters: Please, vote thoughtfully

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

To the editor: I am a psychologist and I see the effect stress has on families and individuals on a daily basis. Stress and chaos in our neighborhood, town, in our kids’ school affects us all. None of us is an island. Eventually we will be touched by … 0

LETTERS: No sympathy for big oil

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

To the editor: A recent letter writer asked us to weep for oil companies because they are struggling to earn profits. I find it difficult to have sympathy for the top five oil companies, which earned a total of $93 billion in profit in 2013 (that breaks down … 0

Letters: Choice is clear in District 8

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

To the editor: District 8 is facing a clear choice between Representative Linda Tanner and Jerry Little for replacing retiring Bob Odell in the N.H. State Senate. For the last 23 years of his career, Jerry Little, the Republican candidate, was the president and public relations director of … 0

Letters: District 9 needs Lee Nyquist

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

To the editor: I support Lee Nyquist for State Senate in the District 9 (Peterborough, Sharon, Temple, Greenfield, Hancock, Dublin, Jaffrey, Bedford, New Boston, Mont Vernon, Lyndeborough, Troy, Fitzwilliam, and Richmond). Lee supports women’s access to health care and using tax credits and improvements to the state’s infrastructure … 1

Letters: Let’s support Steve Hahn

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

To the editor: Civility, cooperation, and creative thinking will be necessary in the state legislature if New Hampshire is to move forward to meet the challenges it faces. I write to support a candidate who will work collaboratively and creatively with other legislators to build a better future … 0