Opinion

Letter: Giving thanks to our volunteers

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To the editor: This National Volunteer Week, April 6 to 12, Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center celebrated our dedicated volunteers, the people who are the essence of all we do. Every day you make a difference and we thank you! Monadnock RSVP has over 300 registered volunteers from all walks of life who share a common dedication to take action to improve social living conditions and create long-term change that produces … 0

Viewpoint: Gregg’s position flawed

Friday, April 18, 2014

I was among those privileged to attend the inaugural Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse last week. Senator Gregg was the perfect choice to kick off what is sure to become a landmark series going forward. Monadnock Center Executive Director Michelle Stahl, Joni Doherty of Franklin Pierce University, and Monadnock Center Board President Gordon Peery are all to be congratulated on initiating and … 0

Letter: Response to global warming viewpoints

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thank you for including the page on global warming. The differences in viewpoints are a mixed bag that may well represent widely shared opinions. Eric Blackmer makes an excellent presentation on the realities of global warming. Evidently he shares the viewpoint of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that limiting rising global temperatures to bearable limits (2 degrees C) has to be done … 0

Viewpoint: Judd Gregg is wrong about Citizens United

Friday, April 18, 2014

I just returned from the inaugural Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse, and it was time well and civilly spent. I have always appreciated how Judd Gregg can bring disparate views into clear focus. Even though I am a Democrat, I have trusted Judd Gregg to be almost … 0

Letter: Who represents us in county affairs?

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the editor: A group of local concerned citizens is noticing changes from county to regional demarcation. It appears present-day elected officials are ceding authority to non-elected bureaucrats. Result: We the citizens soon will have no voice in issues affecting our lives. Zoning changes for example. As power … 0

Letter: Vision Forum was successful

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the editor: We want to thank all the Vision Forum Planning Committee members: Tyler Ward, Swift Corwin, Hope and Bob Petegrew, Rick Hance, John Trautwein, Ivy Vann, James Kelly, Allan Zeller, Roland Patten, Bonnie Fecowicz, Audrey White, Laura Hanson, Laura Gingras, and town staff: Pete Throop, Laura … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Pulling Together’ — against the invaders among us

Friday, April 18, 2014

Well over a decade ago, the Peterborough Conservation Commission donated the two Norway maple trees planted in front of the police station on Grove Street. That was before we learned about invasive plant species and the toll they … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Our true genius is for compromise’

Friday, April 18, 2014

My wife and I had the pleasure of attending Senator Judd Gregg’s presentation last Tuesday night at the inaugural Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse. Like many citizens, we are both disappointed by the uncivil nature of not only national, but local politics as well. Senator Gregg rightly … 0

Viewpoint: Is laughter the best medicine?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Words can unite us or divide us. So can images. Even silence can be golden or deafening. Likewise, humor is a double-edged sword that can be used either to attack or to disarm one’s adversaries. Can humor play … 0

Editorial: Local Earth Day efforts effective

Monday, April 21, 2014

Forty-four years ago today, with quite a bit of fanfare, environmental activists throughout the country held the first Earth Day celebrations. The brainchild of Sen. Gaylord Nelson — a Wisconsin Democrat and environmentalist inspired by the anti-war movement of the Vietnam era — the first national Earth Day … 0

Viewpoint: ‘If you want the service, you have to pay for it’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

When Gary and I were paying the bills the other day, we started talking about the ever-rising costs for services. Seems like we’re paying more for so many things. The satellite TV service has gone up $15 a month since we signed on a few years ago. Our … 0

Letter:

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the editor: It is Monday morning, April 14 and it is sunny and warm, and the downtown parking lot by the theater is full. However, the 10 spaces the town developed for parking down by the firehouse are empty. I guess it’s just too much to walk … 0

Letter: Reporting helps us spread word

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the editor: Thank you to the Ledger-Transcript and Reporter Ashley Saari for the well-written piece in the April 10 edition on The Park Theatre. As Saari observes, we are making every effort to bring people throughout the Monadnock region up to date on the progress and plans … 0