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

Viewpoint: Are Americans really war weary?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

This summer is the centennial of the outbreak of the Great War of 1914. What relevance does that have for the present and how have attitudes towards war changed since then? Let us begin with a question. Which modern nation is easiest to defeat in a war? According … 0

Letter: Black marks on Our Town

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: It should be a very busy two to three days — the 275th anniversary of Peterborough. It will be a camera enthusiast’s dream — bands, floats, food tents and crowds. Community is the theme of the celebration, and community service is in the spotlight. Peterborough … 0

Letter: I serve all of my constituents

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: I feel I must set the record straight. Mr. Cleveland’s letter yesterday shows us what is wrong with politics today, and what is wrong with Washington. Fortunately, we have always been better than that in New Hampshire. My record speaks for itself. I have a … 1

Letter: Is it really anti- Semitism here?

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: Two weeks ago, Jane Kronheim wrote about fears of anti-Semitism prompted by pro-Palestinian protests in England. The protesters were lashing out in response to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, but to Ms. Kronheim, they were simply anti-Semites. The fact that over 2,100 Gazans were killed, including … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Students were brave’

Friday, September 12, 2014

The last time I was in England I was an 18-year-old college freshman on a six week “short-term,” studying theater and British culture night and day. So much to learn, so little time to absorb even a fraction. … 0

Keep it clean this election season

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Republican and Democratic primaries are now behind us for this election cycle, and the showdowns are set for the Nov. 4 General Election. As those races heat up, politicians will be on the offensive, trying to make clear why they are the right person for the job … 0

Letter: Grand opening a big success

Thursday, August 28, 2014

To the editor: Thank you to all who attended the grand opening of the 2014 Cheshire County Republican Headquarters, on Aug. 24. Jennifer Horn, NHGOP chair, and Juliana Bergeron, Republican National committeewoman, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd about the building enthusiasm for the upcoming November 2014 elections, and … 0

Letter: Run For the Honey was success

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: The 35th Run for the Honey road race and kid’s fun run was held on Aug. 16 as part of Hancock’s Old Home Days celebration. This year, the race was a great success due to all the preparation, planning, record number of runners and, of … 0

Bridging the political divide: Common Core: Common Core conundrum

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Common Core State Standards is a system of standardized tests that our schools use. We are told it is intended to lead to improvements in learning for U.S. students. However, we are finding out that it is not all good — there are pros and cons; enough … 0

Bridging the political divide: Common Core: Common Core — what is it?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Standards in education are a good thing. In fact, they are necessary. So, why did they disappear in the first place? They were still firmly in place when I graduated from high school in 1961! Back then, we in the U.S. of A. were near the top in … 0