Opinion

Letters: Martin the best candidate

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Pat Martin’s qualifications and dedication to the future of New Hampshire make her by far the best candidate for state rep for the towns of Jaffrey, Rindge, Fitzwilliam, Dublin, Harrisville and Roxbury. Pat listens, Pat cares and Pat responds. She is up to date on current issues and can discuss specific points in detail. Her experience of over 30 years as an electrical engineer, service to our … 0

Letters: Vote for responsible governance

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: I was raised in a Republican-leaning household. My earliest recollections were of Dwight Eisenhower as president. In the 66 years since, I have never heard any minority leader announce that his goal was to make the president fail until Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) declared his intentions in early 2008. Why? His party had changed. Historian Heather Cox Richardson, of Boston … 0

Letters: An elephant in the room

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Democrats claim they are a party of inclusion, are open minded and will work with anyone. If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale. The only time Democrats will work with another party is if you agree with what they want or say. As soon as someone disagrees with them, they are called a name like … 0

Viewpoint: Social Security and pay equity are key

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Over the last several months I have attended Republican meetings and forums and spoken with candidates. I went with an open mind and was taken back at the disconnection between candidates and the ordinary citizens. Yes, there were issues where I was in agreement, but issues of difference … 0

Viewpoint: It’s time to finally go Republican

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

As mid-term elections are upon us, it brings to mind years past in comparison with our lives today. Has our way of life improved or been hurt? More importantly, what are we leaving to our future generations? Since 2010, a small library of books and articles have been … 0

Editorial: Waiting 3 years isn’t the answer

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The ConVal School Board’s response to the District Study Committee on Tuesday was disheartening to say the least. The committee brought forward a proposal from Peterborough Select Board Chair Barbara Miller, calling for the district’s two middle schools to be closed and the buildings sold, in an effort … 0

Letters: Thanks, Cyndy, for your dedication

Thursday, October 2, 2014

On behalf of the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce, past presidents and current Board of Directors, we would like to recognize and say a “Thank You” to Cyndy Burgess for all of the years that she was the chairperson for the Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks. Cyndy did an outstanding … 0

Letters: Enthusiasm and high spirits

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: The recent Downton Abbey Tea fundraiser at Union Congregational Church was a great success, and that was possible only through the hard work of scores of volunteers. Thank you! Thanks as well to the many folks from throughout the community and beyond who attended. We … 0

Letters: Hospital Auxiliary, bakers, thank you

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: As the new CEO at Monadnock Community Hospital and a new resident of the town of Hancock, I experienced Old Home Days and the generosity of the people of Hancock for the first time! Monadnock Community Hospital is a state of the art facility, but … 0

Letters: It was an uplifting event

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: Although the 2014 Uplift Music Festival is now a happy summer memory, the fruits of this coming together of community will live on in the children, youth and families who come to The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center. The folks who organized, worked and … 0

Letter to the Editor: It’s a misleading ad from Brown

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

To the editor: Scott Brown has launched another of his misleading ads. This one is actually dangerous. In it, he claims that “radical Islamist terrorists are threatening the collapse of our country.” The collapse of our country? This is the kind of fear-mongering and hysteria that actually works … 0

Letters: Play by the rules, on political signs

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: I read an article whose author spoke of the quaintness in New Hampshire with its flock of campaign signs that settle in this time of year. I feel misgivings each voting season when I see campaign signs. Up earlier and earlier each year, I calculated … 0

Letters: Holocaust survivors speak

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Jane Kronheim said Israel had no choice in bombing Gaza and invoked comparisons between actions of pro-Palestinian demonstrators and “...what occurred in Germany just before Jews were taken away to the concentration camps.” I will take myself out of the back and forth and defer … 0