Opinion

Letter: Thank you for the smooth ride

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

To the editor: First of all, I would like to thank John and Joshua of the Peterborough Fire and Rescue Ambulance Service for making my unexpected trip from Monadnock Community Hospital to Catholic Medical Center so pleasant. As Joshua and I conversed back and forth to make the time pass, I mentioned to Joshua, “What a nice, smooth riding ambulance.” “Yes,” he replied. “It’s our new one.” Peterborough should be … 0

Viewpoint: A day for the dogs

Monday, June 29, 2015

Editor’s note: A Day for the Dogs was a free event Saturday hosted by Treat Goods, offering the pubic a chance to meet with pet adoption agencies, as well as pet groomers, trainers, photographers, etc. On Saturday my boy Bleu Bayou and I went to Depot Square to enjoy a pretty summer day … 0

Letter: Egg production is beneficial

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: Thank you for the important article on the current egg price development. Aside from paying a little more for eggs, many might not understand what causes such a change. The strong and devastating impact of the bird flu is just one of the threats to conventional agriculture. It is also one of the many results of conventional agriculture. There are … 0

Letter: Wake up, Francestown!

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor Wake Up Francestown! What has happened to civil discourse? What has happened to respect? Why are we experiencing enormous hostility and divisiveness? In March of 2014 and again in March of 2015, residents of Francestown expressed their positions very clearly through their overwhelming votes. Yet … 0

Letter: School staff is thankful

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor As the 2014-2015 school year draws to a close, the members of the Jaffrey-Rindge Education Association and the Jaffrey-Rindge Support Staff Association would like to extend their gratitude to the communities of Jaffrey and Rindge for their support this year. Each June, we look back … 0

Letters: Please keep my tax cut

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the Editor: Our Republican-led Legislature has proposed a budget that includes tax cuts for my business. I should be thrilled with this. I am not. Don’t get me wrong. Any business owner, including me, welcomes tax breaks or other cost reductions that let us expand our business … 0

Viewpoint: My latest trip and words that have meaning

Monday, June 29, 2015

They say travel broadens the mind, and no doubt they’re right. I’ll tell you something else. It wrecks the body. We spent much of June in Japan. I learned a lot about the culture but hardly anything about the language except that they apparently have three alphabets and … 0

Moments of Bliss: ‘Did you know, I once had a dragon I loved?’

Monday, June 29, 2015

On a sunny day sirens used to call, but I grew to enjoy cloudy days more. Especially those that bring winter’s snow and summer’s rain. On cloudy days I feel kindred Scottishness. As with all kin, we have … 0

Letter: Pipeline plan impacts us all

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

To the editor: Do you live in a town that will not be hosting the Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline project and think it won’t affect you? Think again! Kinder Morgan, a multi-billion dollar company, has petitioned to impose tariffs on electricity bills to finance its project. The fourth … 0

Editorial: Pipeline is a state, regional issue

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

While information about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline continues to inundate us, wading through the rhetoric is an unending battle. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that many of the towns that neighbor those that would be part of the route have held back on joining one side … 1

Letters: Calling on Rotary for the other side

Monday, June 8, 2015

To the editor: The exchange between proponents and opponents of Alison Weir’s anti-Israeli views published here emphasizes the vital role of a responsible newspaper in a democracy. My initial assumption was that Ms. Weir was invited to speak by the Rotary in an effort to present her viewpoint. … 0

Letters: A nation of name callers

Monday, June 8, 2015

To the editor: So far our Middle East-policy has been brilliant. Saddam Hussein was not a nice guy, but by taking him out and not putting anything workable in its place, we destabilized the Middle East. Then we announce a date when we will leave, against all advice. … 0

Letters: Two issues with China

Monday, June 8, 2015

To the editor: On the very day of the 26th anniversary of the Chinese Tiananmen Square incident/massacre, the U.S. government revealed that approximately 4,000,000 Federal employees’ and retirees’ payroll records had been stolen several months previously. We’ll contrast two issues. 1. For weeks before the 26th Tiananmen anniversary, … 0