Opinion

LETTERS: Fourth of July volunteers lauded

Saturday, July 4, 2015

To the editor: The 15th Annual Fourth of July reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Jaffrey Meetinghouse was a festive and patriotic occasion enjoyed by a standing-room only audience. The events that followed — open houses at the Little Red Schoolhouse and Melville Academy, the presence of Jaffrey’s antique 1931 Seagrave fire engine and the ice cream social in the Horsesheds — were fitting complements. The sponsoring groups … 0

LETTER: Antrim selectmen meeting illegally?

Saturday, July 18, 2015

To the editor: The Antrim selectmen once again are breaking the Right to Know law (RSA 91-A). In 2013, they were found guilty of violating the Right to Know law because they were holding secret meetings with the owners of Antrim Wind LLC. Hillsborough Superior Court Judge David Garfunkel said in his ruling, “the Board conducted numerous noticed and unnoticed, non-public meetings while … 0

LETTER: More local, less national news

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

To the editor: Sirs, I think it would be a good idea for your local newspaper to stick to local and state news and leave the national news to the big papers and news stations. We are getting overloaded with silliness enough with the big papers and TV stations, Please don’t add the insensitive stuff to your good local paper. Steve Hoadley Peterborough … 0

LETTER: Trump: It’s time

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

To the editor: I’d like to thank the editor for giving me a nudge in the right direction. When I read an editorial (June 30), in praise of the unconstitutional ruling, forcing the states to accept a radical redefinition of marriage, I recall the editor describing our USA … 0

LETTER: Re: Oxymoron?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

To the editor: We are puzzling over a phrase in your July 16 article, “PACs: Where money and politics collide”: “The conservative Super PAC, the Ending Spending Action Fund, which spent over $4.5 million ...” Maybe they will get around later to ending spending. Ursula and John Willis … 0

Letters: Town Wide Yard Sale a big success

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of the families and businesses that took part in the first Jaffrey Town Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12. Hundreds of people came to town to take advantage of the bargains at the … 0

editorial: Respect for the flag, and for a solemn tradition

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Today, across the Monadnock region, flags are half-staffed to honor the four Marines and a Navy officer who died after a shooting July 16 at a recruitment center in Chattanooga, Tenn. The tradition of flying the flag at half-mast (which is what it is called when the flag … 0

letter: In defense of timber harvesting

Saturday, July 18, 2015

To the editor: This letter is in response to a July 14 letter titled “Hasty timbering is a concern.” Our company owns the trailers you see traveling on local roads, hauling forest products to local mills. “Local Wood- Local Good” represents more than just forestland contributions to our … 0

VIEWPOINT: Look to the future

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Gov. Hassan has vetoed the budget passed by the Republican majority in the Legislature. In her veto message, she gave four major reasons why she felt her veto was necessary. Accounting gimmicks were used to make the budget appear balanced, when in fact it is not. This put … 0

Viewpoint: It’s all a shell game

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

It is a truism that the state needs to live within its means. Legislators all agree we need to pass a balanced budget. We can’t outspend our revenues. A new wrinkle is that the budget recently vetoed by Gov. Hassan includes one of the top priorities of New … 1

Viewpoint: Override the veto

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

While the Legislature has been enjoying a well-deserved summer recess, legislative leadership, along with the governor and her staff have begun a series of meetings for the purpose of crafting a plan that would allow us to move forward in dealing with those parts of the budget on … 0

Letter: A case against the NED project

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

To the editor: I strongly urge you to oppose the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) Project and the extension of Kinder Morgan’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline. My reasons are: 1. The monetary and environmental burdens on New Hampshire residents and towns could greatly exceed any direct benefits to consumers and … 0

Win-win for TEAM Jaffrey and guests

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

To the editor: A great evening of entertainment and fellowship was held last Wednesday night at the Jaffrey Common arranged by TEAM Jaffrey and it will be repeated every Wednesday night in July. Combining the Farmers Market with the summer concerts is a win-win for both activities. Visitors … 1