Opinion

Editorial: Our endorsement for the primary

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We’ve been watching, listening, reporting, and today we give you our endorsement for the two candidates who stand out as worthy of the Democratic and Republican nominations in the New Hampshire primary. The Democratic ticket The U.S. needs a president who can represent a wide spectrum of views, interests and needs, and find ways to cross the aisle and advance legislation. Hillary Clinton has proven herself an experienced leader who …

Letter: Thank you to Wright Painting

Friday, January 22, 2016

To the editor: With much gratitude, the Jaffrey Civic Center would like to recognize Dennis Wright of Wright Painting, Jaffrey, for stepping up to our call for community service on the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. Dennis very generously provided crew, paint and supplies to restore the Civic Center upstairs galleries — an extensive repainting job covering three …

Letters: Addiction is a disease

Friday, January 22, 2016

To the editor: A few weeks ago Mr. Banks wrote about his feeling regarding addiction and his sister’s illness. I answered with some feelings of my own and some facts from The National Institute on Drug Abuse. I did certainly say I had a choice regarding heroin use. I clarify this splitting of hairs by Mr. Banks by saying that my “choice” to …

Letters: Why vote for Carly Fiorina

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: It’s crunch time in New Hampshire. We take pride in being the first in the nation primary state. It’s with that sense of responsibility and privilege that we attempt to scrutinize as many candidates as we can. After a thorough vetting process myself, I have …

Letter: Thanks for support of food pantry

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

To the editor: Dear friends of the Jaffrey Food Pantry: Thank you for your support of the United Church of Jaffrey Food Pantry. Your contribution of $10 helps our community during these difficult times. On behalf of the Justice and Peace ministries mission of hunger needs in our …

Viewpoint: Let’s consider Bernie Sanders’ record

Monday, February 1, 2016

Knowledgeable people say whoever is elected our president should have personal experience of being in an executive role at some time and on some level in his or her professional or political career. This matters because the president must wisely recruit a competent staff, visionary Cabinet members, and …

Letter: Who you vote for matters

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: I have been canvassing for Hillary Clinton because I think she’ll make the best president of all candidates — Democrat or Republican. She has extensive experience — in terms of depth and breadth as well as domestic and international; she’s intelligent; she’s been fighting for …

Letter: Right to petition government

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: Dear Greenfield Residents, As town meeting and budget season are upon us, you may have heard about several petitions that are circulating around town with the intention of promoting transparency in our town government. Whether the subject matter is something you support or reject, I …

Letter: On the bobcat season proposal

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: N.H. Fish and Game Commission, As a hunter, fisherman and member of the Rindge Conservation Commission, I strongly object to the proposed bobcat hunting season. I don’t believe the number of bobcats in the state justify a hunting season. If they were a nuisance or …

Letter: Martin O’Malley is one to watch

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the Editor: Last Wednesday evening, Democrats associated with Iowa’s Drake University held a “mock” caucus to determine if caucus participants favored Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, or Martin O’Malley; 312 individuals attended. The results surprised everybody, and upset some. The caucus selected 10 delegates: 4 for O’Malley, 4 …

Letter: There’s no need for bobcat season

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: It is baffling that the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission is proposing a season for hunting and trapping bobcats, seemingly only because the population has rebounded just enough that it “could sustain modest harvest.” So when an animal population begins to recover from being …

Letter: Here’s my take on the Republicans

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: After placing third with 23 percent of the vote, Marco Rubio is declared a winner by political pundits. Here, we have a candidate who wants to take back our country. Back to what? Another war? Another recession? Another unpopular administration? Continued accumulating deficits? Ex-governors Jeb …

Letter: Dump fees can be paid in cash

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: I would like to respond to Mr. Sadler and his letter on Hancock’s new dump rule. Had he bothered to read the whole article, he would have learned that we do accept cash for the fees at the dump. All one has to do is …