Opinion

Editorial: Who wins when women paid less?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Many of us can remember that first professional job we landed out of college. There were over 100 applicants, they said, and they were looking for someone who could speak, in addition to English, two other languages close to fluently, and was well-traveled. Your first task? Making coffee and serving it to everyone in the office. If that sounds remotely familiar to you, you are probably a woman. It sounds … 0

Letter: ‘It truly takes a village’

Friday, April 4, 2014

To the editor: Sincere appreciation and thank you to all contributing to the success of the Spring Fling dinner dance and silent auction, which raised $5,000 for restoration of the Old Meeting House of Francestown. Especially, to the sponsors underwriting the event: Monadnock Paper Mill, Francestown Village Store, Charles and Sarah Pyle, David Avery, MBA CFP, NH Historic Window and Sash, DH Hardwick … 0

Letter: Ski resort makes it all possible

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To the editor: It’s safe to say that this winter and ski season is behind us, but not without first acknowledging another successful accessible ski and ride season in the Monadnock region. Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center’s Accessible Recreation and Sports (CMARS) program has partnered with Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride for the past nine years. We become more grateful and appreciative for our … 0

Letter: Investment is worth the cost

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To the editor: We extend a big ‘thank you’ to the Jaffrey-Rindge School Board for restoring district funding for the SAU 47 portion of the QUEST program. We were pleased and relieved that the board recognized the importance of QUEST and the value of this three-way partnership. It … 0

Letter: ‘Eat Out’ was a success

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the editor: Our heartfelt thanks to Rick and Diane’s Restaurant, Fiddlehead’s Café and Catering, The Common Place Eatery and The Hancock Inn for supporting The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center by participating in our “Eat Out For The Grapevine” event in March. By all measures, this … 0

Letter: You took care of her well

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the editor: I wish to thank all who helped and supported my wife, Jo Ann Harvey Austin, during her recent illness and in her final days. At the risk of missing an important contribution, I wish to specifically recognize the Jaffrey ambulance squad and Jaffrey Police Department … 0

Letter: The billionaires and the grid

Monday, April 21, 2014

To the editor: After ignoring, then denigrating, alternative energy capabilities of generating electricity, many public utility companies in some 21 states are fighting net metering rates for the cost of the energy homeowners get back for the energy they produce and add to the grid. Utilities claim that … 0

Letter: In support of Ward for selectman

Monday, April 21, 2014

To the editor, Tyler Ward is running for Peterborough Select Board and this is why Carl and I are supporting him. He’s young. Just that fact would bring great diversity to the board, but of course there has to be more than age. I think there is. Tyler has … 0

On leaving the Senate, and the death penalty

Monday, April 21, 2014

My decision, announced on Friday, to not run for re-election evolved over the past two years. Twelve years in the Senate preceded by two years in the House is a long time to serve. I told Chuck Morse, our Senate President, in early March that I would not … 0

ML: It’s human nature to ignore our responsibility, fate

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Yet another cold morning in April. I prepared to walk the dog, putting on my winter coat and zipping it tight to the neck. As it was dark outside, I switched on the front porch light, but Duke pulled me to the side yard where the light did … 0

Letter: Should we spend more on parking?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

To the editor: For the last two really nice days I checked out the nice parking area that the town spent a fair amount of money developing down by the Firehouse ,and both sunny days all of the spaces were and are empty, while the parking lot by … 0

Letter: Entrepreneur at spaghetti dinner

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

To the editor: The Cheshire County Democrats will be hosting its annual Spaghetti Dinner on May 3 at 6 p.m. at the Best Western in Keene. This is a fun, informative event and anyone is welcome. We are pleased to announce that guest speakers include U.S. Senator Jeanne … 0

Letter: Censorship alive and well here

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

To the editor: I read with interest your viewpoints page “Finding a Way Forward,” intrigued by the simplistic understandings of “compromise” and “civility.” Few historians today, for example, would be able to find the “genius” in the odious Compromise of 1850 which united Daniel Webster and Henry Clay. … 0