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Opinion

Letter: World needs to support Israel

Friday, July 18, 2014

To the editor: Ms. Saenger’s viewpoint is only hers and for her and the few others to continually blame Israel for the endless violence over there is completely wrong, as Hamas always has been the aggressor and anyone with any common sense and a reasonable amount of intelligence can see what is really going on there. This subject is getting really old and I hope Israel can go in to … 0

Letter: Spring cleaning drive saw success

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To the editor: The Frontier Girls and Quest Boys of Rindge would like to thank everyone for their generosity in helping us with our spring cleaning drive for Veteran Victory Farm of Fitzwilliam. Not only were we able to purchase many needed cleaning supplies, we were also able to partner with Damien Gillespie and Michelle Barrows to bring the farm a Laundry Pure … 0

Letter: Thanks to all for cupcake event

Thursday, July 24, 2014

To the editor: The Night of 1,000 Cupcakes in Jaffrey, sponsored by the Jaffrey Civic Center on July 17, a perfect summer evening, was a rousing success. Nearly 3,500 cupcakes were admired, chosen, and consumed by a crowd of more than 1,500 eager eaters. The Cupcake Committee and the Directors and Incorporators of the Civic Center would like to thank our many creative … 0

Letter: Children need our support, shelter

Monday, July 28, 2014

To the editor: We are a nation of immigrants. We welcomed many thousands of refugees from Southeast Asia in the years following 1975. Since then the United States as a whole, and New Hampshire in particular, have accepted refugees from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and … 0

Letter: Candidate on his bid for N.H. Senate

Monday, July 28, 2014

To the editor: My name is Lee Nyquist and I want to represent you in the New Hampshire State Senate. I know I have the experience, the ability, and the values to be a passionate advocate for the people of this region and of this state. As a … 0

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 … 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. … 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 … 0

Viewpoint:

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