Opinion

Letter: Our Town: 275 years in transition

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To the editor: As Oct. 11 and the Our Town celebration of Peterborough’s 275th year approaches, I began to reflect on what made us what we are. I immediately began to add up what has happened in these 275 years, and ask the question: Are we all that Wilder described in his play of Grover’s Corner? What has influenced the change and transition of Peterborough? Brian Heckert, our research person … 0

Letter: Charity should begin at home

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

To the editor: Reading the paper about the Selbys adopting the Congolese child. Why? There so many children here in the U.S.A. that need our help, if not adoption. I admire them for wanting to help, but we should take care of our own first. Betty Myhaver Spring Hill, Fla. formerly of Peterborough … 0

Letter: My take on this recycling business

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: As a long time recycler and picker, I just want to say that Scott Bradford and his crew do a fine job there, and the center is a model for the state and country on how to run a efficient and fun center. I have saved dozens of vacuum cleaners from there, because people don’t seem to be able to … 0

Letter: Scott Brown has got it wrong

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: After receiving several Scott Brown mailings blaming Jeanne Shaheen for the limited hospital networks under Obamacare, I have looked into the facts of the case. In fact, the limited networks are due to Anthem Blue Cross, which is the only insurance company currently available under … 0

Editorial: Freedom of the press isn’t free

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

At home and overseas, American journalists are engaged in a bitter battle for the truth. In some cases, these reporters’ rights are infringed upon, and their Constitutionally granted access to public information is denied. In others, they’re forced away from the locations where news is being made, unable … 0

Viewpoint: The rise of poverty

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Over the past four years, just under half of the people who have been our guests at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter have been children. But in 2013 alone, 17 of the 27 guests were children. And the … 0

Viewpoint: Employment services available

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Job hunting. Somehow this phrase strikes fear in the hearts of most of us. Finding work is hard work. There are many reasons to be looking for work. Some have just graduated from high school or college. Others have been part of company downsizing. Some have lost their … 0

Letter: Nonprofits are our strength

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

To the editor: Thank you for the sensitive editorial in your Aug. 14 edition entitled “The powerful play goes on.” I learned about Robin William’s death the just before going to bed the day it happened. A certain sadness kept calling me to stay awake. I have spent … 0

Editorial: Reduce, reuse, recycle — reality

Monday, August 18, 2014

It’s hard to fault Peterborough Recycling Center Manager Scott Bradford and his staff for wanting to find ways to reuse material that residents bring in to throw away. The center’s metal and lumber piles can be a treasure trove for those with imagination and the willingness to sift … 0

Viewpoints: Scouting trip to Curacao changed my life

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The adventure is over, but the memories are sure to last a lifetime! My participation in the 15th Caribbean Jamboree in Curacao this summer was absolutely amazing. Let me start at the beginning. As one of 15 Boy … 0

Letter: Re: “Man rescues dog from a canal”

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: If Mr. Michael Boyd was in control of his dog as per a town ordinance he wouldn’t have put himself or his dog in danger. The ordinance says he is supposed to have control of his dog and, in the article, he states he took … 0

Letter: Open letter to Gary Lambert

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: Re: Aug. 14’s Union Leader, page A3. Col. Lambert: Re: your days in the N.H. Senate when you and Sen. Bragdon decided to turn against the will of all New Hampshire residents, not just those in your District 13. When it appeared you and Bradgon … 0

Letter: Please reconsider recycling policy

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: Peterborough Public Works Director Rodney Bartlett’s recent directive prohibiting employees of the Peterborough Recycling Center from acting on requests by residents to salvage and set aside particular items was undoubtedly well-intentioned. However, the consequences of the directive seem to us to be similar to throwing … 0