Opinion

Viewpoint: Yearbook team creates unique time capsule

Friday, May 15, 2015

I’ve always been told that I needed to buy a yearbook because it would become a treasured memory of the of good times and the not-so-good times of high school. But now that I am part of the team creating the yearbook at ConVal High School, I have a different perspective. I still look forward to looking at my yearbook in 10 years, however, now I also see how much … 0

Thanks you notes: ‘Knight of Talent’ a hit

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

To the editor: The Knights of Columbus Council 8544 from St. Patrick Parish in Jaffrey would like to thank all those who attended, participated in and supported our efforts to raise funds for local charities during our second annual “Knight of Talent” show. Because of the generosity shown to us we were able to raise funds for the following organizations: Perfect Peace, Jaffrey … 0

Letters: Scoping session needed in Rindge

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the editor: Kinder Morgan postponed the open house in Rindge several times. I assume the frequently changing schedule prevented a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission representative from meeting with the people of Rindge or listening to their concerns about the NED pipeline. Rindge has the longest section of the proposed NED pipeline in New Hampshire and the largest number of abutters to the … 1

Letters: Transition should be seamless

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the editor: Having worked for the town of Peterborough for the majority of my life under the direction of Harry Reed Jr., John Isham and Pam Brenner, I can not think of a more seamless transition than promoting Public Works Director Rodney Bartlett to town administrator upon … 0

Moments of bliss: Following in the footsteps of my father’s books

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

“Moby Dick” was my father’s favorite book. Before he died, he gave me his copy published in 1926. Just above the opening line of “Call me Ishmael,” he wrote a note to himself, “Read about Ishmael in the Bible.” So that’s what I did. Ishmael, whose father was … 0

Letters: About the genesis of litter

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the editor: This is in response to Neal Brown’s thoughtful letter on litter in the May 26 edition, specifically to his statement that most of the litter is foisted upon us by Dunkin’ Donuts, Anheuser-Busch, et. al. While much of the litter may be engendered by companies, … 0

Editorial: Balance is the key to technology use

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Smartphones are the single most innovative, world-changing invention of the past 100 years. But like many of the global catalysts the human race has churned out, the extremely useful technology could end up killing us all. Much has been made of the ironic juxtaposition of the power smartphones … 0

Letters: Don’t trust others’ opinions

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the editor: In the May 19 paper, Benji Rosen reported on a presentation by Alison Weir to the Rotarians, where she was critical of U.S. support for Israel. Rosen informed readers that the Anti-Defamation League says Weir “...employs anti-Semitic imagery in portraying Israel’s influence over America.” Reporting … 0

Letters: What Memorial Day means

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the editor: What Memorial Day means to me is I think of the United States flag, waving in midair with its bright stars on the top left corner and its wavy white and red stripes. I also think of the soldiers that served in World War I, … 0

Letters: Petition on voting for consideration

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the editor: Disgusted by the fact that with very few exceptions only we older people take the trouble to vote, some of us will consider submitting the following petition to the town of Peterborough at the next Town Meeting. We need only 19 signatures, as 25 are … 0

Viewpoint: Installation options for solar energy

Friday, May 8, 2015

The state of New Hampshire passed legislation encouraging the use of solar electric energy for nonprofit entities, such as towns and schools, with the cooperation of utility companies to allocate grid connections for transmission of projects that are … 0

Thank you notes: Buzzing with gratitude

Thursday, May 7, 2015

To the editor: Thanks to everyone who helped make the 10th annual Community Spelling Bee, benefiting The River Center, a huge success. We would like to thank the many sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants who supported The River Center through this event. Because of you we meet a … 0

Thank You Notes: A successful food drive

Friday, May 15, 2015

To the editor: From all of us at the Peterborough Food Pantry, we send big thanks to the Peterborough Post Office and the Dublin Post Office, for conducting a community food drive in early May. Over 400 pounds of food was collected at each Post Office and then … 0