Opinion

LETTERS: Fourth of July volunteers lauded

Saturday, July 4, 2015

To the editor: The 15th Annual Fourth of July reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Jaffrey Meetinghouse was a festive and patriotic occasion enjoyed by a standing-room only audience. The events that followed — open houses at the Little Red Schoolhouse and Melville Academy, the presence of Jaffrey’s antique 1931 Seagrave fire engine and the ice cream social in the Horsesheds — were fitting complements. The sponsoring groups … 0

LETTER: Antrim selectmen meeting illegally?

Saturday, July 18, 2015

To the editor: The Antrim selectmen once again are breaking the Right to Know law (RSA 91-A). In 2013, they were found guilty of violating the Right to Know law because they were holding secret meetings with the owners of Antrim Wind LLC. Hillsborough Superior Court Judge David Garfunkel said in his ruling, “the Board conducted numerous noticed and unnoticed, non-public meetings while … 0

LETTER: More local, less national news

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

To the editor: Sirs, I think it would be a good idea for your local newspaper to stick to local and state news and leave the national news to the big papers and news stations. We are getting overloaded with silliness enough with the big papers and TV stations, Please don’t add the insensitive stuff to your good local paper. Steve Hoadley Peterborough … 0

letter: Tireless staff at MCH

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

To the editor: I hope all the folks in the Monadnock region appreciate the world-class care we get from the tireless, dedicated men and women at Monadnock Community Hospital. That includes everyone that works there; all these dedicated professionals and staff deserve our deepest thanks, prayers and gratitude. … 0

Viewpoints: ML

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Kinder Morgan NED project is not something which only impacts those who live within a half-mile of it like myself, but is capable of far reaching environmental effects. When something as valuable as clean water to drink, and air to breathe was threatened it was time to … 0

LETTER: Kinder Morgan is the new Enron

Monday, July 27, 2015

To the editor: The town of New Ipswich is upset. It is expected to foot the $5 million bill for studies demonstrating that the NED pipeline is not a good idea. FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is slated to vote on Docket PF14-22 in September. Kinder Morgan, … 0

letter: Don’t be ‘trapped in the past’

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

To the editor: Fracking! It’s a word that makes nerve endings tingle. The process recovers natural gas from shale beds in New York and Pennsylvania by fracturing rock with millions of gallons of pressurized water, contaminating the water in the process. Pipelines to carry the recovered gas across … 0

Letters: Who’s worse?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

To the editor: As usual, demonstrating his bacterium level of intelligence and colossal cognitive dissonance, our closet-Muslim and domestic terrorist Barry Soetoro, while asserting that potential victims should be defenseless through further infringements on their Second Amendment civil rights, fails to recognize that the illegal alien foreign invaders, … 0

Viewpoint: What need, what profits?

Monday, June 29, 2015

I came away from my latest Kinder Morgan open house the other evening with a decidedly sinking feeling. One of the Kinder Morgan reps answering questions was clearly intelligent and well-informed. His answers were thoughtful and complete. He was no liar, nor a con man. The conclusion I … 1

Letter: The moral right to say no

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

To the editor: The introduction of a gas pipeline through southern New Hampshire is not just a local issue, but a global one. In many places worldwide, the fossil fuel industry is imposing its will on often unwilling populations. As countries begin to move to renewable energy sources, … 1

LETTER: Thank you to ConVal community

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

To the editor: Friends of ConVal Athletics (FCVA), the multi-sport booster club for ConVal High School, would like to thank all of the community members who made our first year such a success. This includes the local businesses who made donations to fundraisers such as our October “31 … 0

LETTER: Silence shows respect

Friday, July 17, 2015

I want to thank the Monadnock Rod and Gun Club for closing the range from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 12. The Monadnock Quaker Meeting held a service at that time for a dearly loved Friend who had been murdered by gunshot several years ago. … 0

LETTER: Looking for a hero on climate change

Saturday, July 18, 2015

To the editor: Climate change is the most enormous issue facing humanity today and it must be a top issue in the presidential primaries. There is much at stake; inaction in the next presidential term will likely result in an ice-free Arctic, an increase in unpredictable weather and … 0