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Opinion

Viewpoint: Needed: 2,000 students for ConVal School District

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

In 2003, I proposed building a new ConVal High School in Antrim to handle the exploding enrollment in the high school. We now know the ConVal district enrollment peaked about that time, while now we have lost almost one-third of that enrollment. In 2003, we had 278 teachers and a total enrollment of 3,128. Currently we have 254 teachers and 2,247 in enrollment. If we had the same student to … 0

Viewpoint: Talk about long-term care plans during the holidays

Thursday, November 20, 2014

As Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday time approaches, and families gather to celebrate the events of the past year, family discussions about the future are bound to come up. As a member of Monadnock at Home, I was recently reminded that holiday time is also a critical time to think about the future and discuss plans for long-term care. The sometimes disastrous consequences of … 0

Letter: Next two years could be brutal

Friday, November 21, 2014

To the editor: I agree with your editorial of last Thursday. What a disappointment to be anticipating a return to petty party politics! If past behavior predicts future behavior, the next two years will be most embarrassing for New Hampshire, if Bill O’Brien is confirmed as Speaker. I really believe the good citizens of this state prefer compassion and justice for all — … 0

Letter: Speaker of the House nominee

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To the editor: William O’Brien returns to Speakership of N.H. House of Representatives. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Mike Bradley Hillsborough Editor’s note: State Rep. Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) was nominated to serve as the next Speaker of the House. The … 0

Letter: A forgotten Muslim legacy

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To the editor: One of the greatest crimes committed against patriotism has been obfuscating historical truths of the vibrant and multicultural tapestry of the American history. A forgotten legacy of Muslims who fought, bled, and died in the American Revolutionary War, Civil War, Civil Rights and more have … 0

Viewpoint: Trip of a Lifetime

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

If you’d asked me a year ago, there was no way a trip to China was in my thoughts. But when the opportunity of the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce trip came along in March, it seemed too good … 0

Letter: Network neutrality is only fair

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: President Obama asked the Federal Communications Commission to set the strongest possible rules to protect network neutrality as it writes new Internet traffic regulations. He said the FCC should reclassify broadband service to be regulated like a public utility. This would mean that Internet service … 0

Letter: Pumpkin Fest support was great!

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of Animaterra Women’s Chorus, to publicly thank everyone who supported us at this year’s Pumpkin Festival. Being a nonprofit, with members from all around the Monadnock area, we once again sold a variety of homemade turnovers … 0

Letter: Share the love for geography

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: I’m a longtime geographer and supporter of the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance and a resident of the Monadnock region. Nov. 16 to 22 is Geography Awareness Week, and this year NHGA joined forces with the Mariposa Museum’s Geo Challenge, which was held Saturday in Peterborough. … 0

Letter: Troop 2 Boy Scouts say thanks

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: The Boy Scouts of Troop 2 would like to thank the community for their donations to our “Scouting for Food” food drive that we held last week. These kind and generous donations helped supply the Antrim/Bennington food pantry, which will aid in feeding many families … 0

Viewpoint: How to conduct your own food drive

Friday, November 14, 2014

People often ask us this time of year how they can help out the Peterborough Food Pantry. My first thought is always this: “If you win megabucks, please write us a big check.” OK, so that’s wishful thinking … 0

Editorial: Take some time before reacting

Monday, November 17, 2014

One inarguable fact of human existence is that people are resistant to change. No matter how good an idea turns out to be in the end, there are invariably detractors when the concept is first pitched. Just think back to those who dismissed the rising new technology of … 0

Editorial: Stark contrast of success and sorrow

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

There’s a fine line between success and sorrow. Many among us have only known one side of that line, relegated to winning or losing for their entire lives, with nary a dip or ascent to the other side. It’s a stark contrast. One might get the impression from … 0