Cook on Concord

Don’t forget DividedWeFail

To the editor: During the New Hampshire primary, you may have seen DividedWeFail’s purple mascot “Champ” on signs, on television, online and in print ads. Champ, our special elephant/donkey cross, has become a symbol of bipartisanship across the country. We…

Property tax killing middle class

To the editor: The long-standing precedent of paying for public education on the back of property taxation is absolutely the most senseless, mindless and harmful tax practice I can think of - a practice totally without merit that subsidizes those (the rich) that are…

Rep. wrong on home births

To the editor: I would like to counter the quote by Rep. Mathew Houde of Plainfield, made in an article on NHBR.com, in his argument about mandated insurance reimbursement for midwives attending home births. “We just do not know the…

States’ rights and economic development

To the editor: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, some $30 billion in public funding was given to big business between 2005-2006 for, among other things, incentives to build, move to, or stay, in a respective area in which…

Why FairPoint deal will work

To the editor: In 2006 I restarted Arnett Development Group LLC, a New Hampshire-based company with a focus on economic development via technology. Previously, I served as the New Hampshire director of the Division of Economic Development for eight years.…

Oil industry’s flawed energy ‘study’

To the editor: Your recent online edition offered a link to a story called “Study: Energy bills could cut N.H. jobs.” I followed the link and read a story about the possible loss of jobs as a result of the current…

New Generation generosity praised

To the editor: I wanted to thank everyone who gave donations over the last two months to fill the New Generation food pantry on behalf of Dot Smith of Exeter. Two months ago, our shelves were nearly bare of supplies…

In praise of ‘steely independence’

To the editor: I know the New England Council and its work. It is a fine organization, in my opinion. However, Chief Executive Jim Brett’s op-ed (“New England: many voices, one region,” Oct. 26-Nov. 8 New Hampshire Business Review) on…

In search of a nursing care solution

To the editor: I am writing to express my outrage and total frustration at the lack of nursing home beds in New Hampshire. I was just informed this past week that there has been a moratorium for at least the…

Universal health is possible

To the editor: Ever since I entered the insurance field in 1975 I have been a proponent of universal health insurance. Not a government-run program, but a private industry program, government-monitored. In the past I have contacted all of my…