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Opinion

Rindge: FPU commencement speakers named

Monday, April 27, 2015

Franklin Pierce University announced three honorary degrees will be awarded at its 50th commencement ceremony, along with the Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award: Juan Williams of Fox News; Stanley B. Fry, chairman and CEO of FlashPoint Technology, Inc.; and Yvonne S. Boice, philanthropist and Florida businesswoman will receive honorary degrees. Former New Hampshire state senator, Bob Odell, will receive the Peterson Award. Juan Williams is a top political … 0

Letters: Free electricity? That’s a farce

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: Free electricity? If the students of Dublin School get into the “math and science” surrounding the Head of School’s proposed solar project, as he suggests (see “Dublin School pursues solar” in the March 31 edition), he’ll likely earn an “F.” How can anyone advocate for a project largely on the basis of supposed financial benefits yet, as the paper reports, … 0

Letters: Troublesome facts about Hamas

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To the editor: To pursue peace one has to unequivocally declare one’s intentions. To be taken seriously one decides to renounce all past statements of aggression against a sworn enemy. In 1988 Hamas created a charter, which unequivocally declared war on Israel; its statements were never renounced even after becoming a “national” party in 2006. The Hamas charter is widely considered anti-Semitic. In … 0

Letters: Snake oil: Pipeline tax revenues

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To the editor: In my early days, in the computer industry, I spent a lot of time rescuing customers from what the company’s salesmen sold. I called salesmen who over-promised system capabilities “snake oil salesmen.” I now have seen enough Kinder Morgan “show and tells” to realize what … 0

Letters: A new idea for Peterborough

Friday, April 24, 2015

To the editor: I recently read in your paper about the upcoming closing of the branch bank of People’s United at the Route 101/202 intersection. That’s too bad for them maybe, but it may be even better for Peterborough and the area. Here is an idea that perhaps … 0

Viewpoint: Mount Sunapee expansion?

Friday, April 24, 2015

To the editor: Dear DRED, The Mount Sunapee expansion would be in the middle of acres of old-growth trees. I was taken aback reading that they are not that old growth, although old. Taking them down means they are gone forever. Taking the woods away means more open … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Before whom do we stand?’

Friday, April 24, 2015

Acts that target others with disdain and contempt deserve our studied examination as well as our explicit repudiation. They wound the persons they target, as well as the communities those individuals represent. And in each case, the wounding of those communities reminds us that the targeted individuals represent … 1

Editorial: Voter ID becomes unfunded mandate

Monday, April 27, 2015

New Hampshire has a longstanding divide on the issue of voter ID. After a lengthy battle, new provisions were adopted back in 2012 that restricted the ease with which voters could register and cast their ballots. Those guidelines required voters to either show a piece of allowable identification, … 0

Viewpoint: ‘The people in Rindge care for each other’

Friday, April 24, 2015

Anti-Semitism is not rampant in Rindge. Not one of the people I know in Rindge is anti-Semitic. Rindge is the best community I have ever lived in and that, in large measure, is because its residents are kind, friendly, law-abiding charitable, patriotic, supportive and concerned citizens. The people … 1

Letters: About the casino bill, an apology

Monday, April 27, 2015

To the editor: Dear residents of Peterborough: I am writing to apologize for missing the vote on N.H. Senate Bill 113, relative to casino gambling. I did not expect to have to miss this vote, because it is one that I know is important to the people of … 0

Letters: Setting things straight

Friday, March 20, 2015

To the editor: Yes, let’s set things straight. I don’t know how Mr. Doreski thinks my letter was a personal attack on him, but if you can’t take a rebuttal to your statements, then don’t write them in the newspaper. My letter was an attack on all the … 0

Letters: I knew a girl caught in a trap

Friday, March 27, 2015

To the editor: We’ve seen another letter about the favors done for wildlife by compassionate hunters and trappers, but I don’t think the writer listened while in science class. Animal life began 600 million years ago; mammals have been here for 200 million years, Adam and Eve didn’t … 0