Opinion

Editorial: Rep. O’Brien isn’t right for the job

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

State Rep. Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) is not the right person to serve as speaker of the House. And there are numerous examples that serve to illustrate this point. What we know of O’Brien in the role of House speaker — he previously held the position from 2011 to 2012 — shows he is ill-equipped to deal fairly and equitably with people, that he shows little concern for transparency and … 0

Letter: Inclusivity is the answer

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To the editor: It was with great pleasure that my son and I attended the Education Equity Summit in Concord this past weekend. The event, cosponsored by ABLE NH, or Advocates Building Lasting Equality, and Granite State Organizing Project, sought to examine and compare equity in education for students who experience differences — disabilities, you’d say — and students of color. Both populations … 0

Letter: Outraged over high tax bill

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To the editor: In regard to the recent New Ipswich property tax bills, I hope that a lot more folks are finally as outraged as I’ve been for many years. I’m sure that there are many who are wondering why such a large increase. Juggle it any which way you want, but bottom line is we’re spending far too much and continually caving … 0

Viewpoint: What is the real story on the ACA?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

We have seen all the hype, read all the cards about driving distances and losing doctors. What is actually happening for those people for whom the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion were designed to help? Let us first remember what we were trying to solve. Even though … 0

Viewpoint: About the pipeline, whom can you believe?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

These days we’ve been hearing a great deal about two power projects: Northern Pass and the natural gas pipeline. We hear a lot of conflicting opinion about whether these projects are good or even necessary for New Hampshire and New England. Last January, the six New England governors … 0

View from the river: ‘Power of the spoken word’

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thank you. I doubt those words ever get old or can be said too much. Thank you. The Thanksgiving season gives an opportunity tell you about how the community encourages and keeps us going here at The River Center all year long. I want to talk about the … 0

Finding a home: A mother with a mission

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A new guest at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter is a single mother. She fortunately has a part-time job and a car, and being at MATS she is able to save for an apartment of her own. She … 0

Letter: Speaker of the House nominee

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To the editor: William O’Brien returns to Speakership of N.H. House of Representatives. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Mike Bradley Hillsborough Editor’s note: State Rep. Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) was nominated to serve as the next Speaker of the House. The … 0

Letter: A forgotten Muslim legacy

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To the editor: One of the greatest crimes committed against patriotism has been obfuscating historical truths of the vibrant and multicultural tapestry of the American history. A forgotten legacy of Muslims who fought, bled, and died in the American Revolutionary War, Civil War, Civil Rights and more have … 0

Viewpoint: Trip of a Lifetime

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

If you’d asked me a year ago, there was no way a trip to China was in my thoughts. But when the opportunity of the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce trip came along in March, it seemed too good … 0

Letter: Network neutrality is only fair

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: President Obama asked the Federal Communications Commission to set the strongest possible rules to protect network neutrality as it writes new Internet traffic regulations. He said the FCC should reclassify broadband service to be regulated like a public utility. This would mean that Internet service … 0

Letter: Pumpkin Fest support was great!

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of Animaterra Women’s Chorus, to publicly thank everyone who supported us at this year’s Pumpkin Festival. Being a nonprofit, with members from all around the Monadnock area, we once again sold a variety of homemade turnovers … 0

Letter: Share the love for geography

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: I’m a longtime geographer and supporter of the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance and a resident of the Monadnock region. Nov. 16 to 22 is Geography Awareness Week, and this year NHGA joined forces with the Mariposa Museum’s Geo Challenge, which was held Saturday in Peterborough. … 0