Opinion

Letter: Market Basket officials take note

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To the editor: An open letter to the recently elected management of Market Basket from a customer in Rindge: You were recently elected to replace someone that the board concluded was not maximizing the potential profit and growth of Market Basket. However, he ran a company with a solid base business and the hard-earned trust, respect and admiration of vendors, employees and customers. Not only is he banished from what … 0

Letter: Construction zone is disorganized

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To the editor: Who in the world has set up the crazy rows of cones and made it impossible for any vehicle bigger than a car or pickup to get around the group of cones on Union and Elm streets? No way emergency equipment can get through there. Get rid of the whole setup and start over with a little common sense, and … 0

Viewpoint: Give them shelter in Gaza City and beyond

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

As I follow the headlines and minute-to-minute reporting re: the situation at the Israeli border with Gaza, I continue to ask this question: If Hamas has the wherewithal to construct elaborate tunnels that are 25 yards into the ground, why did they not construct underground shelters for the Gazans who now have to travel far and wide to hide inside U.N.-sponsored schools or … 0

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Several years ago, during the commemoration of the quincentennial of Columbus’s discovery of the New World, I was walking down a street in Cuzco, Peru. An indigenous person threw human waste on me from a rooftop. I was informed later that there was great resentment in Peru against … 0

Editorial: CEO firing pits people vs. profits

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In the world of retail stores — and, some would argue, in every universe we currently exist within — the almighty dollar rules. That appears to be the driving force behind the recent decision made by the Market Basket Board of Directors to relieve longtime, beloved CEO Arthur … 0

Viewpoint: Fresh perspective helps family get back on its feet

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A family of four, including both parents, is now at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter. They heard about MATS through their town welfare officer and moved in several weeks ago. They are working hard to keep a bright outlook on their situation and to move ahead. The husband … 0

Letter: Middle East situation complex

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

To the editor: It is difficult to understand what is happening in the Middle East when it is taken out of the context of the history, geography and Western involvement in that part of the world. The Roman Empire, the Crusades, and the carving up of the Middle … 0

Editorial: Leading the way with solar array

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Paying 8 cents per kilowatt hour for electricity rather than 14 cents seems like a no-brainer. It clearly was the deciding factor for the 130 or so Peterborough residents who turned out for Tuesday’s Special Town Meeting. They unanimously endorsed the town’s plan to partner with Borrego Solar, … 0

Editorial: How does the past shape the future?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Everyone agrees there’s something special about the Monadnock region that draws so many here for the summer, fall foliage season and beyond. Mount Monadnock and other scenic features are popular among outdoor enthusiasts, and the Peterborough Players, MacDowell Colony and the various live music opportunities, among many others, … 0

Letter: Give the inside candidate for police chief a chance

Friday, July 18, 2014

Here we go again. History appears to be repeating itself in Rindge. The selectmen voted to hire MRI to come in and administer a search for a new police chief, and give recommendations on how to improve the department. This is costing the taxpayers of Rindge several thousand … 1

Letter: Israel is under constant attack

Friday, July 18, 2014

To the editor: Due to well-meaning sympathy for Palestinians, the writer of a July 15 letter to the editor, Tricia Saenger, and much of the free world in general seem to define peace in the Middle East as a time when Israel does nothing to retaliate against constant, … 0

Viewpoint: A town of ‘excessive blessings’

Friday, July 18, 2014

“What was home, really, but the place where a space just your shape and size waited for you.” -Elin Hilderbrand Historically, Francestown, like many other communities in the Monadnock region, experienced a sharp decline in population during the … 0

Letter: Solar project will cost us in the end

Monday, July 21, 2014

To the editor: In his letter to the editor on July 17 concerning the proposed solar installation, Peterborough Planning Board member Alan Zeller assures the public that “the grant money comes from PSNH, not the federal government, not the ratepayers, but our utility.” So where does he think … 0