Letter: Thank you for the smooth ride

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

To the editor: First of all, I would like to thank John and Joshua of the Peterborough Fire and Rescue Ambulance Service for making my unexpected trip from Monadnock Community Hospital to Catholic Medical Center so pleasant. As Joshua and I conversed back and forth to make the time pass, I mentioned to Joshua, “What a nice, smooth riding ambulance.” “Yes,” he replied. “It’s our new one.” Peterborough should be … 0

Viewpoint: A day for the dogs

Monday, June 29, 2015

Editor’s note: A Day for the Dogs was a free event Saturday hosted by Treat Goods, offering the pubic a chance to meet with pet adoption agencies, as well as pet groomers, trainers, photographers, etc. On Saturday my boy Bleu Bayou and I went to Depot Square to enjoy a pretty summer day … 0

Letter: Egg production is beneficial

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: Thank you for the important article on the current egg price development. Aside from paying a little more for eggs, many might not understand what causes such a change. The strong and devastating impact of the bird flu is just one of the threats to conventional agriculture. It is also one of the many results of conventional agriculture. There are … 0

Viewpoint: Greenfield roads are washing away

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Maybe it won’t happen this year, but for the next five to 10 years the Greenfield tax rate is surely going to go up. Here’s why: Since Duffy Fox retired as road agent in 2008 our town roads have been in a steady state of deterioration. A revolving … 0

Letters: A bad deal for the United States

Monday, June 15, 2015

To the editor: Congress is currently in the process of paving the way to pass a huge trade deal — the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The biggest boosters are Obama and the Republicans (funny bedfellows there). The TPP is a bad deal for the U.S. The TPP is a very … 0

Letters: What type of energy to support?

Monday, June 15, 2015

To the editor: Energy independence used to mean not being reliant on foreign oil. Today it means independence from large corporations trying to control our fate for their own personal gain. For the past year, southern New Hampshire has been plagued with the threat of a natural gas … 1

Letters: Making new friends

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

To the editor: A thank you letter to Kinder Morgan: Dear Sir, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for proposing the huge pipeline through southern New Hampshire. Thanks to you and this proposed project, I have come out … 0

Letters: Mourning for Mascenic

Thursday, June 18, 2015

To the editor: I am disgusted at the manner in which the Mascenic School Board and current administration have conducted themselves during the past two years. And I am appalled at the lack of transparency and damage they have done to what was an award-winning school district. After … 0

Viewpoint: A complex history of health care

Monday, June 29, 2015

Messrs. Huberman and Anderson provided viewpoint readers on June 8 with excellent op-ed pieces addressing disparate political and complex economic issues applicable to developing affordable health care for our nation. I join the discussion introducing examples of mankind’s experiential health history in expectation such knowledge will offer useful … 0

Letters: No trust in politicians

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

To the editor: I had intended to write Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Secretary Kimberly Bose, as was suggested by Eve Kodiak in a recent letter. However I concluded it was futile to do so after reading in the June 20th Boston Globe that the town of Dedham, Massachusetts, … 0

Viewpoint: Reversing the dog unfriendliness trend

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Since the Select Board is currently focusing its attention on developing a solution to what is being described as a dog waste problem, now is a great time for an open debate. I appreciate Francie Von Mertens’ response to my opinion piece. Her position and mine are actually … 0

Letters: Win-win on statewide testing

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

To the editor: There is a win-win solution to the Smarter Balanced mandatory testing issue. Maggie will get her “95 percent participation” and “federal dollars” while parents can simultaneously protest “federal over-reach and undue influence on local education.” Simply send your children to school; have them log into … 0


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I sincerely hope that every person who reads this will take the opportunity to reflect, honor and, most importantly, see the impact that Paul Hobbs had on them. This journey dates back 50 years, to when I got … 0