Opinion: What it means to be an American

05-18-2024 8:00 AM


Michael Pelchat of Webster is a retired pharmacist and current history student. In 1850, Presbyterian minister, James Thornwell of South Carolina, speaking on the major issue of the day, said “they are atheists, socialists, communists on the one...

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Opinion: While sometimes boring, parenthood is no snoozefest

05-18-2024 8:30 AM


Brian Adams of Andover, Mass., is a UNH alumnus originally from Londonderry. He was previously a sketch comedy writing instructor and staff writer at ImprovBoston and a founding contributor to satirical online newspaper Recyculus. He is a father to...

Letter: A divided city?

05-18-2024 8:00 AM

For many reasons I was strongly in the Rebuild at Rundlett camp. I saw my property taxes increasing and valuable green space being paved over. However, I began to consider the kind of city that I wish to live in and realize that this decision will...

Letter: Scrap House Bill 1569

05-18-2024 8:00 AM

Trump reiterates he will not accept the results of the November election unless he wins. When president, he states he will rewrite the U.S. Constitution to his liking; punish his long list of domestic enemies; reward insurrectionists with pardons; is...

Letter: Response to ‘wildlife in the news’

05-18-2024 8:00 AM

Thank you to Olia Webb for the May 11 letter condemning the recent barbaric Wyoming incident in which a young wolf was intentionally run over with a snowmobile, tortured and killed for the amusement of the perpetrator. The letter writer poses an...

Letter: Concord High production

05-18-2024 8:00 AM

Having lived in Concord for over 50 years, I was fortunate to have been invited to see Mamma Mia! at Concord High. It was amazing! Magnificent voices, fabulous choreography, and great musical accompaniment all made this a very special event indeed! If...

Letter: Gaza War

05-18-2024 8:00 AM

The news of Palestinians in Gaza being bombed, starved, subject to artillery fire, and imprisoned, is hard to watch. It is understandable that the young people in our country are moved to protest on college campuses. I remember the anti-Vietnam...

Opinion: Looking forward to resting in motion

05-18-2024 7:00 AM


Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. Not too long ago, Nancy Jo and I finally buttoned up our estate planning documents. Ours is...

Opinion: Technology and the human brain

05-18-2024 6:00 AM


Jean Stimmell, retired stone mason and psychotherapist, lives in Northwood and blogs at jeanstimmell.blogspot.com Is technology crushing human creativity? That was the question asked in the May 11 article in the Concord Monitor about a recent Apple...

Opinion: Show support for transgender girls

05-17-2024 12:55 PM


John Buttrick writes from his Vermont Folk Rocker in his Concord home, Minds Crossing. He can be reached at johndbuttrick@gmail.comIt is no surprise that some people are uncomfortable when issues of sex and gender are acknowledged to be a part of the...

Opinion: Brown v. Board of Education and the Claremont Lawsuit

05-17-2024 6:00 AM


Richard W. Osborne lives in Contoocook. Today, May 17, is the anniversary of a milestone in American jurisprudence. It was on this date, seventy years ago that the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision in the case of Brown v. Board of...

Opinion: Our responsibility to care for the most vulnerable among us

05-16-2024 4:11 PM


Jean Lewandowski is chair and Deb Yuknewicz-Boisvert vice chair for the PAIMI Advisory Council. The Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council (PAC) invites readers to join us in recognizing May as Mental...

Letter: Trump is getting a free pass, not being picked on

05-16-2024 2:18 PM

Although some may feel that Donald Trump is being unfairly picked on, it makes me wonder if former Congressman Frank Guinta feels the same. Years ago, he was accused of misrepresenting campaign funds that he said were his, but weren’t. In the end, he...

Letter: Bipartisanship is alive and keeping the country running

05-16-2024 2:18 PM

Bipartisanship is alive and keeping the country running A group of clowns is called “a congress.” Last week has given me hope that the political circus that has been going on in the U.S. House of Representatives may be coming to an end. Since the...

Letter: Leading in ‘adversity’

05-16-2024 2:18 PM

As schoolchildren we learned that George Washington crossed the ice-clogged Delaware River in an open boat to rout the British in Trenton, New Jersey on Christmas Day 1776. The next year he had to overwinter at frigid Valley Forge, mostly in a humble...

Opinion: New Hampshire’s LGBTQ+ Youth need support, not political attack

05-16-2024 7:00 AM


Angel Simone (she/they), is the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Operations at The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ+ young people, a member of Seacoast Outright, and a resident of New Hampshire. I remember in...

Opinion: Seeing the full picture: Optometry can increase access to care

05-16-2024 6:00 AM


Dr. Tony Sacco lives in Bow. Dr. Tyler Weber lives in Concord. During the past several decades, healthcare education, training and innovations have advanced exponentially to everyone’s benefit. Unfortunately, the laws arbitrarily dictating limitations...

Opinion: Which cannabis law, New Hampshire?

05-15-2024 4:22 PM


James Riddle lives in Hillsborough. With the Senate Judiciary Committee advancing a cannabis legalization bill for the first time in state history, the legislature and governor now have three choices.First, cannabis legalization could be rejected by...

Letter: A day without childcare

05-15-2024 3:49 PM

America has become a country that depends on multiple-income families for a thriving economy, yet we do a dismal job of supporting working parents. That’s why parents pledged to stand with providers on May 13 to host a Day Without Childcare, put the...

Opinion: NH’s legislative landscape, and bills with the potential to harm

05-15-2024 6:00 AM


Tess Sumner is a student at Newfound Regional High School in Bristol. As a young citizen of New Hampshire, I want to express my reservations about House Bill 1312. This bill is just one example of a recurring trend in the legislative landscape, where...

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