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Opinion

Editorial: About time for a ban on synthetics

Monday, July 6, 2015

It’s a move long overdue. On Monday, Gov. Maggie Hassan signed into law a bill banning synthetic drugs, a cause championed by State Rep. Susan Emerson (R-Rindge) and Rindge Crime Watch. In 2013, synthetic drugs were not the statewide conversation they are now. A spate of reported overdoses linked to synthetic marijuana in Concord and Manchester in August 2014 brought the issue to light and was a motivating factor for … 0

Viewpoint: This land is (not) your land

Monday, June 15, 2015

June 23 marked the ten-year anniversary of the infamous U.S. Supreme Court “eminent domain” opinion: Kelo v. City of New London (Connecticut.) In this case, setting the stage for what may happen here with Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline, families were forced to give up property for the benefit of a Pfizer drug company research facility. The Institute of Justice, an Arlington, Virginia-based foundation … 0

Viewpoint: Pipeline hysteria

Monday, June 29, 2015

The proposed pipeline running through our border towns has certainly stirred debate in our area. Talk of incinerating a school in Temple 2.5 miles from the power line route particularly stirred me. Not to be out done, the wells will be poisoned. Is everyone believing this? This may be a little stretch but it does generate fear. I live in New Ipswich and … 0

Viewpoint: ‘we will fight this predator’

Monday, June 29, 2015

Never let it be said that being a steward of a critically endangered species is an easy thing. Villi Poni Farm Sanctuary in New Ipswich is a preserve for the critically endangered Newfoundland pony. It seems around every … 0

Letters: Republicans pick the wrong fight

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: The Republicans play the religion card for the purely pragmatic reason that it buys them votes. (Thanks for the votes, suckers!) But, when the Catholic pope, who is a respected religious leader and scientist, takes a position that contradicts their industry-funded dogma on climate change, … 0

Letters: Where are our rights in NED?

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: The Northeast Energy Direct pipeline proposed by Kinder Morgan provides no benefit to Rindge. Families that wanted a beautiful, quiet place to call home and raise their kids bought their homes in southern New Hampshire. That said, I live in Rindge. My home is about … 0

Letters: Time to reassess the approach

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

To the editor: We couldn’t agree more with Bill Forrest’s opinion in “Reversing the dog unfriendliness trend.” In particular we’ve always been taken aback and offended by the signage at Fremont field and the Old Railroad Trail. Courtesy and education would seem better tools to reach the desired … 0

Letters: Opening their hearts to me

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

To the editor: Hello, my name is Lourdes Polanco, a 16-year-old girl from New York City. Every year for the past 10 years, I’ve spent two weeks in the quiet, kind and settled town called Jaffrey. Some folks ask me how I got such an opportunity? Well, I … 0

Letters: Yankee should be commended

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

To the editor: I am a Dublin resident who depends on solar power for most of my household electricity and hot water, as well as power for my plug-in vehicle. Solar power is a proven source of energy and reliably provides electricity all around the world. I was … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 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