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Eli Rivera

Cheshire County Sheriff: Improving communications key

Monday, October 27, 2014

Eli Rivera, D-Keene Occupation: Incumbent Cheshire County Sheriff Time living in town: Keene since 1989 Previously elected offices: Keene School Board/Chair, Keene School Moderator Other qualifications: Sheriff, retired Keene Police Lieutenant, National Sheriff’s Institute graduate, Roger Williams Leadership Institute graduate, Babson College Leadership graduate, U.S. Coast Guard/Army Reserve veteran, Bachelor’s degree, Franklin Pierce College. Thirty-plus years public safety experience. What are two issues you feel are important and how do you plan to address them? The current and most critical issue the Sheriff’s Office is facing is our communications infrastructure. Our area of coverage, because of the terrain, can be tricky. A law enforcement officer … 0

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 … 0

Letters: Proud to stand with Pat Martin

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: Mr. Cleveland’s narrative regarding the fake website that was set up to attack Pat Martin has been inconsistent, to say the least. When the story of the fake website first appeared, Mr. Cleveland commented online on another newspaper’s website and included the following statement: “Until I read this, I didn’t know it existed.” In his recent letter to the editor … 0

Rindge police log: Oct. 9, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Rindge Wednesday, Oct. 1 Fire: At 10:19 a.m., police assisted the Rindge Fire Department with traffic control on Route 202 during a utility pole fire. Power to the entire town was shut down for a few minutes while the problem was isolated, and then was restored by PSNH. … 0

Letters: Vote for Sterling and Hunt

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

To the editor: On Oct. 2, I attended Candidates Night at the Fitzwilliam VFW. The candidates in attendance were Rep. John Hunt, Frank Sterling, Luke Sacher, Lee Nyquist, Pat Martin and Rep. Susan Emerson. In my opinion, it turned out to be the John and Frank show. Here … 0

They’re off to the other side of world

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Beijing, Shanghai, the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City — it’s a trip that could easily grace just about anyone’s bucket list. It’s that trip you always dreamed of taking, but never actually … 0

Rindge: Swearing in

Monday, October 6, 2014

RINDGE — Residents got the opportunity to meet the newly-appointed chief of police, Todd Muilenberg, during a swearing-in ceremony at the Meeting House on Thursday morning. … 0

Rindge: Wolken joins staff at Franklin Pierce

Friday, October 3, 2014

Franklin Pierce University has announced the hiring of Jim Wolken as executive director of marketing and communications, a new position for the university. Wolken brings more than 20 years of marketing experience to Franklin Pierce, having held senior … 0


Monday, October 6, 2014

The following students graduated from Franklin Pierce University this summer: Earl Collins of Rindge, magna cum laude, Bachelor of Science in management; Ashlyn Kundert of Rindge, Bachelor of Arts in social work and counseling; Derek Lawn of Jaffrey, magna cum laude, Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice; and … 0

Letter: What’s wrong with politics today

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

To the editor: On Nov. 4, 2014, will we vote for solutions or the same old things? Did you know that our borders are wide open? According to Nancy Pelosi the U.S. and Mexico are a community that happens to have a border running through it. That is … 0

Letter: It’s predictable politics

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: Some people are pretty predictable, especially people who are thinking about running for a political office. You can always tell the polished politician from the inexperienced. Such is the case with Larry Cleveland challenging Susan Emerson’s loyalty to the Republican party, while portraying himself as … 0

Viewpoint: Keeping the door open for common ground

Monday, October 6, 2014

Many thanks to the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse for bringing Gov. Dukakis to Peterborough. Franklin Pierce University professor and State Representative for Cheshire District 9 Doug Ley introduced Gov. Dukakis and shared with us the most important idea he absorbed from his conversation with the governor: … 0

Editorial: A call to action on the heroin problem

Monday, October 6, 2014

“Heroin — ‘This problem is here’” was a headline on last Thursday’s front page. For some of us, that was news. For others, it wasn’t. Ron Smith lost his son to a heroin overdose more than two years ago. Today, he tells his story. We know others in … 0