Opinion

Letters: Setting things straight

Friday, March 20, 2015

To the editor: Yes, let’s set things straight. I don’t know how Mr. Doreski thinks my letter was a personal attack on him, but if you can’t take a rebuttal to your statements, then don’t write them in the newspaper. My letter was an attack on all the trust-funded liberal armchair woodsmen and women who want to take away the rights of the New Hampshire outdoorsmen and women. Mr. Doreski’s … 0

Letters: I knew a girl caught in a trap

Friday, March 27, 2015

To the editor: We’ve seen another letter about the favors done for wildlife by compassionate hunters and trappers, but I don’t think the writer listened while in science class. Animal life began 600 million years ago; mammals have been here for 200 million years, Adam and Eve didn’t appear until maybe 200,000 years ago and all that time the animals made it without … 0

Letters: Sustainable eating matters

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To the editor: Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee made it official: Consumption of animal products is not environmentally sustainable. Their conclusions match those of a massive 2010 United Nations report, which concluded that a global shift toward a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty … 0

Letters: Humans do affect the climate

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To the editor: I am responding to Ed Rintoul, who recently wrote to point out that large, rapid swings in climate have occurred in the past, independent of human activity. The facts cited by Rintoul are correct. The timings of glacial and interglacial periods are determined by Earth’s … 0

Letter: Bear sighting in Peterborough

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

To the editor: A heads-up to walkers and residents living just west of the traffic lights in Peterborough: We spotted a mother bear and two cubs walking on lower Old Dublin Road, then heading up the hill towards Goyette Drive early Tuesday morning. Bill Chatfield Peterborough … 0

Viewpoint: So you want to join a board?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

There are approximately 1,400 nonprofit organizations in the Monadnock region — yes, you read that right, 1,400. That’s a lot of boards scouting for board members. Nonprofit boards work via a set of established bylaws that establish their … 0

Viewpoint: Slavery in ancient Israel telling

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Slavery in ancient Israel was vastly different from slavery in America. It was a form of indentured servitude designed, primarily, to reduce poverty. Strict laws governed treatment of slaves, both Hebrew and non-Hebrew. A poor person would volunteer to become a slave, i.e., an indentured servant for a … 0

Viewpoint: Spring is in the air — and so is poetry

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Don’t look now, but April is National Poetry Month. I know, your eyes are starting to glaze over and you are thinking this would be a good time to go and walk the dog, but hear me out. Poetry is not only alive and well these days, but … 0

Editorial: Community looks for the positive

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The recent anti-Semitic graffiti and associated vandalism at two Rindge residences saddens us. Just when we think we’ve gotten past the racism ubiquitous in former times, something occurs, seemingly out of nowhere, that looks like a setback. There’s a $1,000 reward being offered for information leading to the … 0

Letter: Not worthy of our community

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

To the editor: Our community has been violated. The display of hate graffiti recently discovered in Rindge does not represent me or anyone I know. I have written to the Rindge Police Department, and have offered my time and efforts to do everything I can to help. I … 0

Letter: ‘We stand with our Jewish friends’

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

To the editor: On behalf of all of us at the United Church of Jaffrey, I want to express our solidarity with our Jewish friends here in the Monadnock area. We are saddened by the news of the anti-Semitic graffiti found on the properties near Lake Contoocook. As … 0

Viewpoint: In response to questions about two departures

Friday, March 20, 2015

While it’s unusual for me to speak publicly about internal operations at Monadnock Community Hospital, I want to dispel misconceptions about an issue that has become quite public: the departure of Drs. Scott Jaynes and Annika Brown. Dr. Jaynes and Dr. Brown of North Meadow Family Health have … 0

Thank You Notes: An outpouring of support

Thursday, April 2, 2015

To the editor: Thank you, friends, neighbors and business associates for honoring me with the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year Award. It was a privilege to serve on the planning committee for Peterborough’s 275th Celebration and to also play a significant role in the … 0