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Opinion: How our twin toddlers turned our lives (and chairs) upside down

04-13-2024 8:00 AM

By BRIAN ADAMS

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...


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Opinion: New Hampshire, it’s time to drive into the future

04-13-2024 7:00 AM

By JESSYCA KEELER and BRIAN NORTON

Jessyca Keeler, president, Ski New Hampshire and Brian Norton, president & general manager, Loon Mountain Resort. New Hampshire’s rich natural resources have long attracted visitors from surrounding states and provinces, a pattern that has enabled...


Opinion: Back to the future or no future at all, it’s our choice

04-13-2024 6:30 AM

By JEAN STIMMELL

Jean Stimmell, retired stone mason and psychotherapist, lives in Northwood and blogs at jeanstimmell.blogspot.com. What would an old Yankee think? Around Jenness Pond, it used to be an April Fool’s joke to tell folks the ice was out when it wasn’t....


Opinion: Eid al-Fitr in Gaza: A war against humanity itself

04-13-2024 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. Tuesday was the last day of Ramadan fasting. At sunset, around the world, believers began calling or sending ‘Eid Mubarak’...


Opinion: Profits (and losses) of war

04-12-2024 5:05 PM

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 The objectives of a war are inevitably costly. There is the cost of children’s lives. The war in Ukraine has killed 500...


Letter: What good is legalization?

04-12-2024 2:41 PM

I am writing to challenge the members of the New Hampshire Legislature to provide a logical statement as to how “legalizing” dope (oops, marijuana) sales will add a strong and sustaining thread to the fabric of the state of New Hampshire? There is...


Letter: Navigating governance challenges

04-12-2024 2:41 PM

Let’s revisit the impactful message delivered by Kass Ardinger to the board on Dec. 6, 2023. In her address, she eloquently highlighted the intricate relationship between community engagement and the distinctive governance system of the Concord School...


Letter: Response to ‘Belonging and diversity’

04-12-2024 2:41 PM

I found Dr. Bennett’s My Turn to be sound advice in the discussion regarding diversity in our society, and schools.We need to continue to welcome everyone’s experience in our schools by embracing all history of and by our diverse group of...


Letter: It is bogus how much money is in politics

04-12-2024 2:41 PM

I want to thank Gov. Sunnunu for saying on March 27 in the Concord Monitor, “The fact that someone can write a $250,000 check to a PAC and no one ever sees it or knows where it comes from, that’s bogus.” It is bogus how much money is in politics. I...


Opinion: Calling candidates for CD 2: Show me what democracy looks like!

04-12-2024 6:00 AM

By JENNIFER FRIZZELL

Jennifer Frizzell of Concord is an attorney, advocate and activist who works to advance gender justice, reproductive freedom and democracy in the Granite State. In 2020 she was awarded the Ann McLane Kuster Community Leader award from the NH...


Opinion: Preserve the history of NH Savings Bank

04-12-2024 6:00 AM

By DAVID WOOLPERT

David Woolpert lives in Henniker. The former bank building currently being torn down for a legislators’ parking garage was primarily used by NH Savings Bank, not Mechanics Bank as stated in a recent Monitor article. Before 1980, commercial banks and...


Opinion: The third party con game

04-11-2024 4:38 PM

By WAYNE FULLER

Wayne Fuller is a retired organizational consultant and facilitator living in Concord. We live in a winner-take-all two-party political system where you can either vote for Biden or Trump. Many people who don’t want to vote for either think that they...


Letter: Cowards in Congress need to act

04-11-2024 3:35 PM

Until last fall, the United States was the world’s standard bearer for democracy, freedom, and humanitarian rights. Now, not so much. Right now $60 billion worth of American-made military equipment sits ready to be shipped to Ukraine. This, while...


Opinion: Revisiting our duty to warn, and the art of the bamboozle

04-11-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT S. KIEFNER

Robert S.Kiefner, MD lives in Concord. “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has...


Opinion: The devastating impact vouchers have had on Arizona, Florida local public schools

04-10-2024 4:15 PM

By DAMARIS ALLEN and BETH LEWIS

Damaris Allen is the executive director of Families for Strong Public Schools, a Florida public school graduate, and a parent of public school children. Beth Lewis is the executive director of Save Our Schools Arizona, an Arizona educator, and a...


Letter: New Hampshire on track to pass “book ban” bill

04-10-2024 3:12 PM

Jeremy Margolis’ recent article outlines a book ban bill that has passed through the New Hampshire Senate, and the contents of the bill should concern all New Hampshire residents. The bill offers a system for reporting books to the school, which...


Letter: What evidence supports puberty blockers, hormones?

04-10-2024 3:12 PM

The March 27 My Turn “The Truth about gender-affirming care for youth in NH from Dartmouth Health Children’s” assures us their practices are grounded in “evidence-based treatment protocols.” Where is this evidence, and how has it led them to such...


Letter: Medical homegrown

04-10-2024 3:12 PM

I have a NH medical cannabis card. Cannabis helps me manage chronic pain, while avoiding the use of opioids. I truly appreciate the products offered by the NH’s Alternative Treatment Centers, but their products are expensive and not covered by...


Opinion: Making the belonging case for diversity

04-10-2024 6:00 AM

By JACOB A. BENNETT

Dr. Jacob A. Bennett lives in Chester. Last year I conducted research into the meaning and value of diversity in education contexts, a project that resulted in the publication of “The Belonging Case for Diversity,” a focused literature review that I...


Opinion: Should New Hampshire really penalize nonviolence?

04-09-2024 3:53 PM

By DAVID GRISHAW-JONES

The Rev. David Grishaw-Jones is pastor of the Community Church of Durham, a congregation of the United Church of Christ, and serves on the steering committee for the United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network. Again the New Hampshire House is...



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