Opinion

Editorial: Let’s help farmers help themselves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In his “History Of Peterborough, Book One,” George Abbot Morison wrote in 1954, “Farming in Peterborough was truly a way of life rather than a means of cash income.” When Morison wrote those words, he was looking back at 215 years of Peterborough history. Could he have looked forward another 60 years, it’s hard to imagine he would have changed his assessment. But while it’s clear that farming in this … 0

Viewpoint: What’s happened to ‘land of the free, home of the brave’?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Amidst the carnage with guns that is being played out daily and nightly across our nation’s media, one aspect of the carnage is not yet being pursued by investigative reporters. That question is, who is profiting from America’s carnage? “Follow the money” is one of American filmdom’s most famous phrases from “All The President’s Men.” The words are as relevant now as they … 0

Letter: Conservatives won’t take us far

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: In his letter of Aug. 28, Mr. Brian Somero urges readers to “Do homework, vote conservative.” If he expects this to solve our immigration problems, he is sadly mistaken. Had he done his homework, he would have found that the recent peak in net illegal immigration into the United States occurred during the administration of “compassionate conservative” George W. Bush. … 0

Letter: This foundation thanks you all

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

To the editor: To the Jaffrey-Rindge Community: Thank you for your support of the Jaffrey-Rindge Educational Foundation at the recent Breakfast Fundraiser. Over 100 members of the community attended to enjoy the great breakfast and a wonderful time of community. The fundraiser was a great success due to … 0

Viewpoint: What we can learn from dogs, this 9/11

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is a piece Deb McGrath of Francestown wrote about her experience at this summer’s dog party at Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, Vt., as it pertains to the sign in front of the chapel … 0

Letter: Emerson isn’t a true Republican

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

To the editor: Attention Rindge and Fitzwilliam voters: As you know, we have three state representatives, John Hunt, Susan Emerson and Harry Young (floating position). I am writing this letter to let you know my absolute disappointment with Rep. Susan Emerson (R-Rindge). You see that “R” next to … 0

Editorial: Learning — it’s a lifelong endeavor

Monday, September 8, 2014

Usually, when we think of learning, we think of school. And when we think of school, we think of school-aged children. But learning is so much more than that, and can’t be defined by the four walls of a school or the age of the learner. Recently, Diane … 0

Letter: Music on the common is fun

Thursday, August 28, 2014

To the editor: I grew up in Jaffrey, but moved away after high school. By the time I moved back to the area I had a husband, a young daughter and another on the way. Now with two small children, I found myself always looking for fun, family … 0

Letter: Jennifer Daler is my choice

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: I am proud and pleased to support Jennifer Daler of Temple in her bid for Executive Council in District 5. I served with Jennifer in the state Legislature and know her to be an extremely honest and dedicated public servant. She is conscientious, and always … 0

Letter: Kuster, answer this question

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: Considering Congresswoman Annie Kuster won’t answer this question when I call her office or write to her, it is only fair to publish it as a letter to the editor: Congresswoman Kuster, why do you refuse to hold a single town hall meeting with residents … 0

Letter: School choice good for families

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: Late last month, the N.H. Supreme Court upheld our state’s School Choice Law. This law encourages businesses to provide scholarship funding to low-income families so that they can send their kids to the schools that best fit their learning needs, or to help cover the … 0

Looking back: My baseball DNA and what I can’t not do

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

We survived the dark, unhappy, chicken wings-and-beer season of 2012. Sixty-nine wins, 93 losses. Management brought in a new manager, but even so we didn’t expect much from last year’s team. Then, to the surprise of the sportswriters … 0

Letter: Jobs for veterans is a key issue

Friday, September 5, 2014

To the editor: In the Monadnock region, the state and nationally, the unemployment rate for veterans having served since 2001 is about 3 percent higher than the overall unemployment rate. We need to provide assistance for veterans returning to the civilian world. Many returning veterans, after having risk … 0