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Opinion

Letter: Market Basket officials take note

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To the editor: An open letter to the recently elected management of Market Basket from a customer in Rindge: You were recently elected to replace someone that the board concluded was not maximizing the potential profit and growth of Market Basket. However, he ran a company with a solid base business and the hard-earned trust, respect and admiration of vendors, employees and customers. Not only is he banished from what … 0

Letter: Construction zone is disorganized

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To the editor: Who in the world has set up the crazy rows of cones and made it impossible for any vehicle bigger than a car or pickup to get around the group of cones on Union and Elm streets? No way emergency equipment can get through there. Get rid of the whole setup and start over with a little common sense, and … 0

Viewpoint: Give them shelter in Gaza City and beyond

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

As I follow the headlines and minute-to-minute reporting re: the situation at the Israeli border with Gaza, I continue to ask this question: If Hamas has the wherewithal to construct elaborate tunnels that are 25 yards into the ground, why did they not construct underground shelters for the Gazans who now have to travel far and wide to hide inside U.N.-sponsored schools or … 0

Letter: Ruling parties both at fault

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: Thanks to the Constitution-contemptuous, tyrannical and traitorous Democrat and Republican ruling duopoly, there was more cause for having a wake than a celebration this past Fourth of July. Why? Well, here are just a few of many reasons: The ruling duopoly has transformed us from … 0

Letter: Many to thank for July 4 event

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: The 14th 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, the presence of Jaffrey’s antique … 0

Viewpoint: Silence is not an option

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In Peterborough we have the unique opportunity to be participatory decision-makers through the governmental processes of our town. For example, the annual open session of the town meeting provides a forum for all of our voices to be heard. At town hall over the course of a year, … 0

Letter: Gas tax makes sense to me

Friday, July 11, 2014

To the editor: The recently enacted gas tax is an example of good common-sense legislation. New Hampshire roads and bridges need attention, whether it is I-93 to attract business and tourism or smaller roads to save on wear and tear on our cars. The 4-cent tax increase in … 0

Letter: A big thanks for the big day

Friday, July 11, 2014

To the editor: The Fourth of July is a grand holiday for our country. The spirit of community was unmistakable at Hancock’s Independence Day celebration this year. The reading of the Declaration of Independence, the ice cream social, the music performance on the Commons and a spectacular fireworks … 0

Letter: It’s time for action in our schools

Friday, July 11, 2014

To the editor: In a recent issue of our New Hampshire state newspaper, it was reported that Mount Washington College has made the business decision to close two of its campuses because of declining enrollment. The closing of the two campuses, and the layoff of approximately 50 employees … 0

Editorial: Look to balance, in cost savings

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Every taxpayer is grateful when they have a governing body that is looking out for their best interests, both financially and when it comes to the level and quality of services provided to residents. The key is knowing what the balance is between the two. Sometimes the decision … 0

Country Living: About my dreaded root canal

Monday, June 30, 2014

This is the time of year I should be stretched out on a sandy beach or sitting on a blanket under a cool leafy tree and opening a goodie-filled picnic basket. But no — so far my summer seems to be all about teeth. It began in my … 0

Letter: Appreciation is due to Candace Wharton and all

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: The Trustees of the Old Meeting House of Francestown, Inc. send a special public thank you to Candace Wharton of Francestown, and to her music students, their parents and their other concertgoers. Candace, her husband, Richard, and her music students give an annual concert in … 0

Letter: Our thanks to Scouts, chamber

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: Thank you Rindge Chamber of Commerce and Boy Scouts, Troop 308. On July 2, our celebration of Independence Day, on a late afternoon where we had weather just short of a hurricane, it was amazing to see all the dedicated workers, from volunteers to organizations … 0