Opinion

A bright future for solar projects

Monday, September 29, 2014

Following unanimous voter approval in July of a plan to build the largest solar array in the state on the site of a former sewage lagoon, the Peterborough Select Board is in the process of finalizing details of a 20-year lease agreement for the land with Borrego Solar, the Lowell, Mass., company that will build and operate the solar array. When it’s complete, the array will cover about 3.5 acres … 0

Letter: My viewpoint was misread

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: In response to Tricia Saenger’s comments on my most recent article titled “A box of matzos on the grocery shelf,” she totally missed the point of what I had to say. And she not only twisted up the intent of that heartfelt article, she went off on her own tangent in a completely different direction. My writings and expressions, and … 0

Letter: What are Brown’s achievements?

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: In Scott Brown’s latest TV ad he says, “I’ll be an independent Senator that votes for New Hampshire first.” If this is the kind of Senator he is, wouldn’t he still be the Senator from Massachusetts? Jeanne Shaheen’s ads list her accomplishments as a Senator. What are Scott Brown’s accomplishments? William Graf Jaffrey … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

Letter: Email is not too much to ask for

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: In your story of Sept. 24, “Task force to review town’s picking policy,” Select Board Chair Barbara Miller invited the public to call or email any of the selectmen if they would like to volunteer...” I just spent 10 minutes searching www.townofpeterborough.com website and cannot … 0

Find a home: Some new faces with MATS

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Two new Board of Trustee members of the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter have lived in our region of New Hampshire for many years. Mary Loftis lives in Dublin and, although now retired, she taught art in the Keene … 0

View from the river: Coping with family transitions

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I have been involved in a few major family transitions this past month. We greeted a granddaughter, born Aug. 26 to our middle daughter and her husband. A week later we took our oldest daughter, son-in-law and 7-month-old granddaughter to the airport, headed to Rwanda to live for … 0

Letter: R next to Emerson stands for Rindge

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

To the editor: As an unaffiliated voter in Rindge, I have always enjoyed the ability to vote the person and not the party, especially in local elections. I have supported Susan Emerson often, because she understands that all politics are local, with credit to Tip O’Neill, and has … 0

Letter: I support Rep. Emerson

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

To the editor: Your editorial of Sept. 11, 2014, was well said. Civility is indeed needed in political discourse. Ironically, Larry Cleveland’s attack on Rep. Emerson was positioned directly below your statement of this position. Was this, in and of itself, an editorial statement? Was Mr. Cleveland’s foolish … 0

Letter: Let’s limit carbon pollution

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

To the editor: It only makes sense to control the amount of carbon pollution that power plants produce. Many Americans believe these limits are already in place; they aren’t. We have safeguards in place to protect against arsenic, mercury and lead, it is past time to limit the … 0

Letter: Emerson works for the people

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

To the editor: There was a letter published recently that I believe contained incorrect information regarding N.H. State Representative Susan Emerson no longer being a Republican. She is a Republican through and through. Even after the terrible way that her party has treated her in the last few … 0