Opinion

Editorial: Challenges ahead for theater group

Monday, September 22, 2014

Saturday’s “Fill the Void” concert on the grassy slope behind ConVal High School was a great way to kick off a campaign to raise money for a performance arts center at the high school. The event showcased the talents of local musicians and singers, including the high school band and chorus, who could benefit from a performing space that could serve both the ConVal school system and the wider community. … 0

Letter: Extremism gets us nowhere

Friday, September 12, 2014

Letter to the editor: Why I’m voting for both a Democrat (Pat Martin) and a Republican (Susan Emerson) to represent me in the New Hampshire House: The art of politics is the art of compromise. For any political body to succeed, its members must, at the very root of their being, understand this fundamental truth. I watched a few years ago as the … 0

Letter: His passion is helping veterans

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: My name is John Carpenter, the older brother of Gary Carpenter, who is running for N.H. State Representative. While I live in San Diego, Calif., and have no affiliation with New Hampshire, I wanted to share with your readers that Gary became disabled while in the Air Force. His determination to earn a college degree meant that he would drive … 0

Letter: I support Rep. Emerson, too

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: I would just like to point out that I have also proudly helped Representative Susan Emerson with her campaign in this election and the last. It has been an honor to hold signs for her at the polls. We have many undeclared voters in the … 0

Letter: Shaheen stands behind us

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: Reports from the Scott Brown camp announce that New Hampshire’s well-loved Jeanne Shaheen supports President Obama most of the time. Reports also indicate that Scott Brown will “take our country back.” Back? Back to where? Back to more reckless wars we can’t afford and can’t … 0

Viewpoint: Her work helped save NH history

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Editor’s note: Catherine Warner Gregg, the wife of the late New Hampshire Governor Hugh Gregg and former first lady of New Hampshire, died on Aug. 1, 2014. Cy Gregg, a son, lives in Peterborough; another son, Judd Gregg is a former New Hampshire Governor. When Hugh and Cay … 0

Viewpoint: How to build community — it’s about relationships

Monday, September 22, 2014

In Deb McGrath’s thoughtful submission she identified one of the critical components of highly functioning learning community and democratic society as listening. Listening creates the conditions for building community. When we bring people together for a public forum and provide the opportunity for each person to have a … 0

letter: I’m behind the theater project

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: Yes, I do want to see a visual and performing arts center at Con Val. Arts spark the brain into activity. Every cerebral function is enhanced by the arts, be it science, math, language, logic, technology and more. Many performance-related organizations are discussing use of … 0

Editorial: Let’s help farmers help themselves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In his “History Of Peterborough, Book One,” George Abbot Morison wrote in 1954, “Farming in Peterborough was truly a way of life rather than a means of cash income.” When Morison wrote those words, he was looking back at 215 years of Peterborough history. Could he have looked … 0

Viewpoint: What’s happened to ‘land of the free, home of the brave’?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Amidst the carnage with guns that is being played out daily and nightly across our nation’s media, one aspect of the carnage is not yet being pursued by investigative reporters. That question is, who is profiting from America’s carnage? “Follow the money” is one of American filmdom’s most … 0

Letter: Conservatives won’t take us far

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: In his letter of Aug. 28, Mr. Brian Somero urges readers to “Do homework, vote conservative.” If he expects this to solve our immigration problems, he is sadly mistaken. Had he done his homework, he would have found that the recent peak in net illegal … 0

Letter: Email is not too much to ask for

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: In your story of Sept. 24, “Task force to review town’s picking policy,” Select Board Chair Barbara Miller invited the public to call or email any of the selectmen if they would like to volunteer...” I just spent 10 minutes searching www.townofpeterborough.com website and cannot … 0

Find a home: Some new faces with MATS

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Two new Board of Trustee members of the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter have lived in our region of New Hampshire for many years. Mary Loftis lives in Dublin and, although now retired, she taught art in the Keene … 0