Opinion

Editorial: Let’s help farmers help themselves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In his “History Of Peterborough, Book One,” George Abbot Morison wrote in 1954, “Farming in Peterborough was truly a way of life rather than a means of cash income.” When Morison wrote those words, he was looking back at 215 years of Peterborough history. Could he have looked forward another 60 years, it’s hard to imagine he would have changed his assessment. But while it’s clear that farming in this … 0

Viewpoint: What’s happened to ‘land of the free, home of the brave’?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Amidst the carnage with guns that is being played out daily and nightly across our nation’s media, one aspect of the carnage is not yet being pursued by investigative reporters. That question is, who is profiting from America’s carnage? “Follow the money” is one of American filmdom’s most famous phrases from “All The President’s Men.” The words are as relevant now as they … 0

Letter: Conservatives won’t take us far

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: In his letter of Aug. 28, Mr. Brian Somero urges readers to “Do homework, vote conservative.” If he expects this to solve our immigration problems, he is sadly mistaken. Had he done his homework, he would have found that the recent peak in net illegal immigration into the United States occurred during the administration of “compassionate conservative” George W. Bush. … 0

Letter: Email is not too much to ask for

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: In your story of Sept. 24, “Task force to review town’s picking policy,” Select Board Chair Barbara Miller invited the public to call or email any of the selectmen if they would like to volunteer...” I just spent 10 minutes searching www.townofpeterborough.com website and cannot … 0

Find a home: Some new faces with MATS

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Two new Board of Trustee members of the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter have lived in our region of New Hampshire for many years. Mary Loftis lives in Dublin and, although now retired, she taught art in the Keene … 0

View from the river: Coping with family transitions

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I have been involved in a few major family transitions this past month. We greeted a granddaughter, born Aug. 26 to our middle daughter and her husband. A week later we took our oldest daughter, son-in-law and 7-month-old granddaughter to the airport, headed to Rwanda to live for … 0

Letter: R next to Emerson stands for Rindge

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

To the editor: As an unaffiliated voter in Rindge, I have always enjoyed the ability to vote the person and not the party, especially in local elections. I have supported Susan Emerson often, because she understands that all politics are local, with credit to Tip O’Neill, and has … 0

Letter: I support Rep. Emerson

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

To the editor: Your editorial of Sept. 11, 2014, was well said. Civility is indeed needed in political discourse. Ironically, Larry Cleveland’s attack on Rep. Emerson was positioned directly below your statement of this position. Was this, in and of itself, an editorial statement? Was Mr. Cleveland’s foolish … 0

Letter: Let’s limit carbon pollution

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

To the editor: It only makes sense to control the amount of carbon pollution that power plants produce. Many Americans believe these limits are already in place; they aren’t. We have safeguards in place to protect against arsenic, mercury and lead, it is past time to limit the … 0

Letter: Emerson works for the people

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

To the editor: There was a letter published recently that I believe contained incorrect information regarding N.H. State Representative Susan Emerson no longer being a Republican. She is a Republican through and through. Even after the terrible way that her party has treated her in the last few … 0

Viewpoint: Open letter to Susan Emerson

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dear Sue, Wow, what a letter, had many great qualities of political expressions. However, my instinct tells me that you had help with this. Camaraderie is great, but sad to say, it is obvious that certain people may be using you to their advantage — politically! I want … 0

Editorial: Let’s help farmers help themselves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In his “History Of Peterborough, Book One,” George Abbot Morison wrote in 1954, “Farming in Peterborough was truly a way of life rather than a means of cash income.” When Morison wrote those words, he was looking back at 215 years of Peterborough history. Could he have looked … 0

Editorial: We expect healthy bipartisanship

Monday, September 15, 2014

We expect a lot of our state Legislators, and part of the expectation is that they will work well with others, even those who sit on opposite sides of the aisle up in Concord. New Hampshire is known for its moderate politics and much of that is down … 0