Opinion

Thank You Note: Two-day Phoenix program success

Friday, March 13, 2015

To the editor: On March 9 and March 10, 17 Conant High School students and four adults attended the two-day Phoenix Leadership Conference held at the United Church of Jaffrey. Expertly facilitated by Diane Fukuda of Microcatheter Components, attendees identified personal values and goals with strategies for achievement. Students and adults explored personal leadership skills such as value identification, positive mental attitude, responsibility and problem solving techniques. Many thanks to … 0

Letters: Smokers putting themselves at risk

Friday, March 13, 2015

To the editor: Many may not realize that this year the period from April 6 to April 10 is known as National Public Health Week. Each of these five days has an individual goal to be achieved, and as a whole, the week is intended to bring awareness to public health issues. There is a wide range of public health issues and some … 0

Letters: Hunting is not compassionate

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

To the editor: I would like to thank Liz Thomas for her letter of March 12 regarding the “proud trapper.” Liz and I share the same belief of what “compassionate” means, which in no way matches the belief of the “proud trapper.” I will never attach the word compassionate to any trapper or hunter. To do so is putting a spin on something … 0

Thank you note: Thanks for support at Town Meeting

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

To the editor: I wish to thank the residents of Dublin for their support at Town Meeting. Tom Kennedy Dublin … 0

Letters: How Mother Nature works

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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Thank You note: Voters are aware of pipeline plan

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

To the editor: The Rindge Pipeline Awareness team would like to express its deep appreciation to all the voters and homeowners in Rindge who supported by 71 percent Articles 20, 21, and 22 on the 2015 Rindge town warrant. It was heartening to have so many voters understand … 0

Viewpoint: No loose ends

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Our friend Liz was one of a kind. I use the past tense because she is no longer with us. This would have come as no surprise to her, however, because she’d been expecting it for some time. When she reached her last birthday, in a decade which … 0

Letter: Thankful to many for help

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

To the editor: Peterborough is a good place to live. I want to thank the police for helping my husband. Thank you, Chief Scott Guinard, for all your help. Thank you, town of Peterborough, as we were out of water for three weeks. And a special thanks to … 0

Letters: Let’s hope MCH will get smart

Friday, March 20, 2015

To the editor: Please let me add my name and consternation to the many people who will be left without the finest medical family practice in the area. Yes, that is the practice of Drs. Annika Brown and Scott Jaynes. I hope the hospital doesn’t continue to withhold … 0

Letters: Ask the bigger question

Friday, March 20, 2015

To the editor: It would be funny if it weren’t so sad, reading the letters from Brian Somero and Francis Cook, of New Ipswich and Greenville, complaining about their school taxes. The debate is about town funding formulas and how many administrators there are in the Mascenic District. … 0

Letter: Warning about student testing

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

To the editor: We would like to publicly thank Mr. Chirichella for his efforts of trying to forewarn his students and their parents of the upcoming new Smarter Balanced Assessments tests coming to all schools this year (by the end of May), replacing the NECAP testing. We advise … 0

Letters: Helping wealthy, hurting the middle

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

To the editor: Cut, cut, cut seems to be all the GOP wants to do, using smoke and mirrors for cover. All this without a thought of those who would be badly hurt. To “balance the budget,” they help the wealthy and hurt the middle class. They fight … 0

Moments of Bliss: Facing my mortality

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Our region offers multiple places for good coffee. The variety can make coffee more like lunch. Calorie-free if I stay away from the milk and pastry. As with lunch, coffee sipping is a time of communion. A time … 0