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: Being generous works in all cases

Monday, July 20, 2015

To the editor: Americans are generally a generous people. To some extent, of course, our generosity is affordable, a sign of our having enough, even having plenty. Generosity shows among ordinary citizens in the way most Americans include people from all foreign countries into our society. Generosity shows … 0

viewpoint: No good reason for veto

Friday, July 17, 2015

The governor’s office has issued a large volume of rhetoric to justify her veto of the budget passed by the House and Senate, much of it deliberately misleading and some of it just not true. Also with her veto we lost much needed funding to combat the rising … 0

Editorial: Why Donald Trump deserves your vote

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A surprising revelation has arisen from the slew of recent polls gauging support for the field of Republican presidential hopefuls — Donald Trump is, depending which poll you read, tied for first place with Jeb Bush (Reuters) or the outright frontrunner (USA Today/Suffolk University). And while at first … 0

Letter: Want to be an incineration zone?

Friday, June 5, 2015

To the editor: R = 0.685 times the square root of (pd) squared, where p is expressed in pounds/square inch, and d = distance. What does that mean to you? For me it’s the end of sleeping well in my home, purchased recently as newlyweds, where my husband … 0

Viewpoint: Spiritual nourishment in the Monadnock region

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

When my husband and I gave up our 20-year stretch of corporate-working-lives in Manhattan In April 2011, and moved to a place of soulful-wilderness-living in a log cabin set among the trees in Temple, I began to read … 0

Letter: Re: Voting and the schools

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: Why not close RMS for Voting Day? All schools in Spotsylvania, Virginia, are closed on that day, and have been for many, many years -- over 30 that I know of. Mary Ellen Sullivan Spotsylvania, Virginia Editor’s note: Sullivan has family living in Rindge. … 0

Letters: Nigeria can teach us about solar

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

To the editor: In “Climate Scientists Visit Town” in the June 18 edition, this paper reports eight international “experts in climate change and renewable energy” visited Peterborough’s not-even-plugged-in-yet solar facility and will bring Peterborough’s “example” back to their countries. Ha! One of the visitors was from Nigeria. Peterborough … 0

Letter: Response in the pipeline debate

Friday, July 10, 2015

To the editor: I just read Mr. Suokko’s piece featured under “Pipeline Debate.” I am incredulous. The irony. First paragraph. Talk about stretch! He states emphatically that the school in Temple is 2.5 miles from the power line. Well, Arnold, I must correct your fact and inform you … 0

Letter: Here’s my take on Donald Trump

Friday, July 10, 2015

To the editor: If there’s any characteristic more dangerous than arrogance in a public official — like a president — it’s arrogance coupled with ignorance, as Donald Trump proved in recent interviews and continues to demonstrate every time he opens his mouth. The man has no real answer … 0

Letter: Here’s my take on the pipeline

Friday, July 10, 2015

To The editor: This is a brief response to Arnold Suokko’s oped in the July 7 paper. I’m impressed that someone with roots in this region cares enough to write, seemingly, defending the pipeline. I asked friends to comment, and I got responses saying 1.) the elementary school … 0