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ML: Support athletes, sportsmanship

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The days have never seemed hotter, but the nights are turning cool — a sure sign that we’re transitioning from the dog days of summer into the early fall. And with that transformation — you can smell it in the air — comes that age-old tradition: a new season of high school sports. Soccer players have taken to the pitch, the feet of cross-country runners are beating down wooded trails …

lETTERS: Save the dams in Peterborough

Thursday, August 20, 2015

To the editor: With all the talk in other parts of the state about removing dams, I think any thought about doing that here in Peterborough should have a lot of thought and discussion about the possible repercussions of such a move. Number one, I believe, is the fact that all of us depend on groundwater for all of our water needs — …

Viewpoint: My summer reading and ‘hot’ books

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I read a very good book last spring, “The Nightingale,” by Kristin Hannah. It’s a World War II novel about two sisters in occupied France. One of them, the nightingale in the title, finds her life’s purpose (and her estranged father’s as well) by leading downed British airmen on the dangerous trek across the Pyrenees to Spain and safety. I liked the book …

Letter: Fanny, Freddie, a crisis in the works

Friday, August 28, 2015

To the editor: In July 2008, the American taxpayers became the owners of one of the largest financial companies in the world; seven years later we continue to own and heavily subsidize Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac, a $5 trillion behemoth that is twice the size of JP …

Letters: Time to talk turkey about Net access

Saturday, August 29, 2015

To the editor: Well, just what have officials in Peterborough been doing for the past five years to improve Internet service levels in the town? Apparently not much, when they publicly state, “We’re at a point of data collection and learning.” Data collection and learning should have been …

Viewpoint: ISO: good hiding place

Monday, August 31, 2015

Does anyone have a good idea as to where we could hide out until Election Day? Soon there won’t be a Main Street, diner or living room in the Granite State that hasn’t been visited by at least some of these would-be presidents, and we are nowhere near …

Letters: An inarticulate answer to query

Monday, August 31, 2015

To the editor: Francestown resident Gerri Bernstein’s letter published Aug. 20 concerning the current litigation between the Francestown Board of Selectmen and a “band” of citizens (their term) who have alleged numerous violations of the Right to Know law resulted in several public requests by Elizabeth “Bissy” Tolman, …

Thank you: Circus Camp show a huge success

Monday, August 31, 2015

To the editor: The Children and the Arts Festival Committee would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Silver Lining Circus Camp - Touring Troupe for generously offering two performances in support of the 2016 Festival. Their performers are so impressive and fantastic and we enjoyed the …

ML: The veto is not the issue – the issue is compromise

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Here’s the thing — this summer’s budget crisis cannot be laid solely at the feet of Gov. Hassan as suggested in a previous letter to Viewpoints. In June, Gov. Hassan’s proposed budget was sent to the House. This is the usual first step in the budget review process. …

Editorial: Hassan’s letter to FERC chair

Monday, August 31, 2015

We are always interested in what Gov. Maggie Hassan has to say about Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The governor has yet to land on either side of the fence in regard to the pipeline, but she has many times made clear that her constituents deserve …

LETTERS: Lions a shining example

Monday, August 31, 2015

To the editor: Lions Club International has received worldwide recognition for its work to improve sight and prevent blindness, following Helen Keller’s request for them to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” The Peterborough Lions Club is a shining example of that mantra, thanks …

Letter: Hassan to FERC: Listen to our citizens

Friday, August 28, 2015

(Editor’s note: The following is the text of a letter sent by Gov. Hassan to Norman C. Bay, chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The letter was sent Aug. 14) Dear Chairman Bay: I write to request …

Letters: Firefighters have always worked for the good of Greenfield

Friday, August 28, 2015

To the editor: It saddens me to read articles in recent editions of the Greenfield Spirit referencing the Greenfield Fire Department prior to the fall of 2014. The tone of the articles was disparaging to former officers and members of the GFD. To read the articles, you would …