Opinion

Letter: Clothing drive broke the record

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To the editor: The Souhegan Lions Club, serving Greenville, New Ipswich, Temple and Mason, and the Greenville Lioness Club would like to extend a huge, warm and fuzzy thank you to the members of our communities who donated to our annual clothing drive. This year, we collected a record number of 1,146 items! We distributed the clothing to local people when they retrieved their Thanksgiving food baskets from the Saint … 0

Letter: There’s more to learn about Islam

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

To the editor: It’s an unfortunate trait of human nature to treat others different than ourselves with suspicion or worse. Providing information, as Imram Shahzd did, is very important as is the ability to endure under circumstances that are not fair. My father came to this country as a child along with his siblings and parents. The schools made no accommodations for non-English … 0

Letter: Research doesn’t support position

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

To the editor: This is in response to Mr. Shahzad’s comments in the Letters to the Editor. This is a history question, and not a religious question. This is not an attack on Islam or the Qur’an, as Mr. Shahzad is trying to make it. Mr. Shahzad mentions Peter Salem, who was born a slave in Framingham, Massachusetts. Peter Salem is sold and … 0

Viewpoint: Riley the dog goes to Rivier

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.” —James Cromwell This past week Riley, my 5-year-old Lab, was invited to participate in the “Paws for … 0

Viewpoint: It’s not (only) about the resume

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

This week at The River Center we say goodbye to Donna Brand, our employment specialist. Through our Employment Resource Center, Donna has helped many individuals who have been unemployed or underemployed with resumes, interview skills, help with the … 0

Finding a home: Homelessness by the numbers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Having recently spoken with a former guest of the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter, I am pleased to pass along good news from this single mother. She still enjoys her job and her son is doing better in school. … 0

Editorial: Several transitions on the horizon

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tuesday night’s Peterborough Select Board meeting brought to light major changes to two town institutions, while the ConVal School Board meeting in Francestown saw the unveiling of the next generation of important people who could shape our region. After recent rumblings, Eastern Mountain Sports finally announced the news … 0

Letter: Let’s withdraw from the district

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

To the editor: Perhaps it is time that the Town of Peterborough look into withdrawing from the ConVal School District. Coming to an acceptable solution on how to deal with declining enrollments and rising educational costs is an impossibility. District towns are unwilling to make hard decisions on … 0

Letter: Natural gas is not the answer

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To the editor: This is in response to the letter by Charles Saari in the Dec. 9 edition. Increasing dependence on natural gas will not lower energy costs. More natural gas is not needed to meet our heating or electricity needs. The industry’s justification is based on a … 0

Letter: Tough choices in school budgets

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To the editor: School Budget time. Some districts are being forced to cut teachers. I hope that they choose very carefully. It seems that most people think about cutting special education teachers first. They are just glorified babysitters, right? Wrong, they are the difference between children with issues … 0

Letter: Power for NH, and the country

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To the editor: Sirs, as a longtime advocate of nuclear power, the endless talk about gas and hydro should be replaced with some discussion of nuclear power. However, I would like to see a different approach by looking at the U.S. Navy and the nuclear plants that run … 0

Viewpoint: Some answers to our budgetary shortfalls

Friday, December 12, 2014

Governor Hassan has done an excellent job working with legislative leaders to craft and oversee the state’s current two-year budget. An array of problems is being effectively managed. This budget will end in balance. But looking ahead to the next two-year budget, we in state government face difficult … 0

Viewpoint: NH suffering from aligning with Obama administration’s agenda

Friday, December 12, 2014

Oh, Maggie, Maggie, Maggie. Read an article recently titled, “Governor tells state agencies to trim budgets.” It announced, “State agencies are cutting a combined $18.3 million from their current budgets to meet the spending reductions Gov. Maggie Hassan … 0