Opinion

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: Sanborn and friends fail Economics 101

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

As a successful tech entrepreneur whose company has brought millions in revenues into New Hampshire for nearly 20 years, I cringe at the constant rant for lower business taxes as a cure-all to attract and retain jobs. If Andy Sanborn and the others who join in this clamor … 0

Letter: They said we won $300,000

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: We got a letter from Shaw Financial Incorporated, posted in Witwaters, South Africa, no return address. In it, was a very real check for $3,950 made out to one of us, from, according to the check, Aetna Life Insurance Company, drawn on Citibank N.A. The … 0

Viewpoint: When it comes to war, there are no simple answers

Monday, June 15, 2015

Although as numerous as the stars, Republican presidential candidates all seemed stumped by one question: “Knowing what you know now, would you have supported the invasion of Iraq in 2003?” Although the question is absurd, a candidate’s response reveals his level of historical understanding. This question is absurd … 0

Letter: Where are our elected officials?

Monday, June 15, 2015

To the editor: To the elected officials of the state of New Hampshire: I attended the recent forum on the Kinder Morgan Pipeline project at the Temple Elementary School and was appalled at the negative impact this project will have on Temple, New Ipswich and many other towns … 0

Viewpoint: A.P. History offers solid understanding

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school students choose to take A.P. U.S. History, or APUSH as it’s known. Generally the course is used either to explore a student’s interest in the subject further or to receive college credit. The concept seems simple enough, but APUSH is … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Highest result of education is tolerance’

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

In a world of constant media barrage, where all of us can easily get over our heads in information, I had to stop recently to consider the world of deaf and blind people whose very awareness of their … 0

Letter: Trade agreement is flawed

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

To the editor: We’re hearing a lot about the new Pacific Trade agreement and how it’s important for American businesses. But the only opposition we ever hear about is that of labor unions over the potential for loss of jobs. Why is there no mention of the other … 0

Letters: The Democrats need to go

Thursday, June 18, 2015

To the editor: In reply to the June 18 letter titled “Pay attention to presidential race,” perhaps the writer might want to get a few of her facts straight. Concerning the amount of money donated to political parties, she failed to mention that it’s not exclusive to only … 0

Letters: School district is in good hands

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

To the editor Congratulations to the Jaffrey-Rindge School District on Conant High School being named one of the best schools in New Hampshire. Congratulations also to Reuben Duncan on being hired as the new superintendent for our school district. Last but not least, congratulations to Jim O’Neill on … 0

Letters: Kudos to the Players on ‘Red’

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

To the editor: The Peterborough Players have opened their 2015 season with the Tony-award winning play, “Red,” which imagines the day-to-day life of pioneer abstract painter, Mark Rothko, and his shop assistant, Ken. Ken arrives in Rothko’s studio as a newbie art-school grad, “knowing nothing” according to Rothko. … 0