Opinion

Letter: Peace in Israel, Gaza seems far off

Monday, July 28, 2014

To the editor: To join the comments, letters about the Israel/Gaza disaster, I would like to say the following: The problem started in 1948 when the Israelis in some cases simply took houses from the Palestinian owners and occupants and told them to leave. There was much resentment, naturally. There were people in the U.N. refugee camps in Jordan still wearing their house keys on a chain around their necks, … 0

Letter: About Bass’ support of Brown

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

To the editor: So Charlie Bass has endorsed Scott Brown. No surprise there. What is surprising, as quoted in the Keene Sentinel, is this: “Bass also cited Brown’s efforts to limit the scope of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. ‘We would have single-payer, European-style health care right now if it weren’t for [Brown].’” Charlie pretends not to know any Europeans, who … 0

Letter: Social Security program in Keene

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

To the editor: Throughout human history all peoples faced the economic uncertainties of illness and unemployment, especially the elderly and disabled. In America, prior to 1935, persons facing economic hardships, needed to rely upon family members, charity, or went to the poor farm. Today social safety nets relieve the financial hardships that many of our elderly and disabled American citizens face. Social Security … 0

Letter: Another take on the solar array

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

To the editor: Oh, the poor, poor people of Peterborough. So poor they can’t even afford to flush their own toilets! So it’s understandable that, in their desperation (as this paper reported July 24), they voted to steal, err, I mean “accept,” the money to erect solar panels … 0

Moments of Bliss: Reflections on the views of my many homes over the years

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This morning my view from a corner chair is focused on a willow tree. Susan planted it at least five years ago, at which time it was too small to be seen from where I am writing. Its branches move in the wind in concert with two larger … 0

Viewpoint: The ghost and legend that ignited the First World War

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Editor’s note: This piece appeared in Sunday’s Concord Monitor. Friday marks the centennial of Germany’s declaration of war against Russia, an action that would engulf Europe in a conflagration that turned the world upside down. All ignited by … 0

Uplift brings out the best in people

Thursday, July 31, 2014

For the past three years now, the organizers of the Uplift Music Festival have put on a concert at Oak Park in Greenfield, with the proceeds benefiting a local organization in need of funding. While each year has been a good time and a satisfying fundraiser, this year’s … 0

Letter: World needs to support Israel

Friday, July 18, 2014

To the editor: Ms. Saenger’s viewpoint is only hers and for her and the few others to continually blame Israel for the endless violence over there is completely wrong, as Hamas always has been the aggressor and anyone with any common sense and a reasonable amount of intelligence … 0

Letter: Spring cleaning drive saw success

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To the editor: The Frontier Girls and Quest Boys of Rindge would like to thank everyone for their generosity in helping us with our spring cleaning drive for Veteran Victory Farm of Fitzwilliam. Not only were we able to purchase many needed cleaning supplies, we were also able … 0

Letter: Thanks to all for cupcake event

Thursday, July 24, 2014

To the editor: The Night of 1,000 Cupcakes in Jaffrey, sponsored by the Jaffrey Civic Center on July 17, a perfect summer evening, was a rousing success. Nearly 3,500 cupcakes were admired, chosen, and consumed by a crowd of more than 1,500 eager eaters. The Cupcake Committee and … 0

Letter: Children need our support, shelter

Monday, July 28, 2014

To the editor: We are a nation of immigrants. We welcomed many thousands of refugees from Southeast Asia in the years following 1975. Since then the United States as a whole, and New Hampshire in particular, have accepted refugees from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and … 0

Letter: Candidate on his bid for N.H. Senate

Monday, July 28, 2014

To the editor: My name is Lee Nyquist and I want to represent you in the New Hampshire State Senate. I know I have the experience, the ability, and the values to be a passionate advocate for the people of this region and of this state. As a … 0

Letter: Market Basket officials take note

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To the editor: An open letter to the recently elected management of Market Basket from a customer in Rindge: You were recently elected to replace someone that the board concluded was not maximizing the potential profit and growth of Market Basket. However, he ran a company with a … 0