Opinion

Letters: Thanks, Cyndy, for your dedication

Thursday, October 2, 2014

On behalf of the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce, past presidents and current Board of Directors, we would like to recognize and say a “Thank You” to Cyndy Burgess for all of the years that she was the chairperson for the Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks. Cyndy did an outstanding job and brought so much to the success of the event year after year with the help of many volunteers as well … 0

Letters: Enthusiasm and high spirits

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: The recent Downton Abbey Tea fundraiser at Union Congregational Church was a great success, and that was possible only through the hard work of scores of volunteers. Thank you! Thanks as well to the many folks from throughout the community and beyond who attended. We were thrilled to see so many wonderful period costumes. And whether you came in costume … 0

Letters: Hospital Auxiliary, bakers, thank you

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: As the new CEO at Monadnock Community Hospital and a new resident of the town of Hancock, I experienced Old Home Days and the generosity of the people of Hancock for the first time! Monadnock Community Hospital is a state of the art facility, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the support we receive from events like the Hancock … 0

Letter: Thanks from Old Greenfield Road

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: As a resident of the Old Greenfield Road, I wish to publicly express my gratitude, and delight, on “my” road’s recently completed upgrade. I’m happily reminded of it each time I drive or walk along its level, smooth surface. The step-by-step planning involved in a … 0

Thank you Notes: Hats off to Fire Chief Ed Walker

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Many thanks to Fire Chief Ed Walker of Peterborough for taking time out of his schedule to speak to the Friday Senior Lunch Group at the Community Center. He spoke about common obstacles in your home and how to safeguard yourself against them. Ann Lessard, … 0

Letter to the Editor: Annie Kuster has worked hard

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: We believe Annie Kuster deserves re-election on Nov. 4. She has worked very hard for the state of New Hampshire as our representative in Congress. It’s easy to scoff at the do-nothing Congress controlled by radical Republicans, but here’s a bit of what Annie has … 0

Letters: Don’t let it happen again

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Mr. Rick Sirvint may be correct in suggesting that Americans are not war weary. Why would we be? Most of us have made no sacrifice whatsoever, while the Bush Stop Loss policy assured that a very small fraction of the most patriotic among us were … 0

Letters: Pat Martin is a true treasure

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: I have been hoping for several years that Pat Martin of Rindge would run for one of Rindge’s seats in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and this year she is. She is running to represent Rindge, Fitzwilliam, Dublin, Jaffrey, Roxbury and Harrisville. We will … 0

Letter: Thanks to many for your support

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

To the editor: I would like to thank all of those involved in the treatment and care of my wife Jean as she endured the many years of her journey on the road of cancer. Thank you to Monadnock Community, Cheshire Medical, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock for their care. To … 0

Letter: I’m running for re-election

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: I am a candidate for re-election to the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners. Each county is governed by a three-member Board of Commissioners, which is responsible for the overall supervision of county departments. The board exercises budgetary oversight over all expenditures. Other board responsibilities include … 0

Finding a home: Asking questions is the key

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

While on the National Homeless organization’s website recently, I read an interesting article written by a college student who spent a short time living among people who were homeless. In “6 Things I Want You to Understand About … 0

View from the River Center: Supporting United Way helps River Center

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

“The River Center’s parenting program is a place you can come and learn to be the parent you want to be. ... There is no cookie-cutter approach to parenting.” That is what a group of parents concluded after participating in a parenting group at The River Center. Every … 0

Viewpoint: Why should I vote?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The election is just about a month away. Candidates’ signs are massed along the roadsides. I groan and tune out. What’s to vote for? Congress has truly shamed itself this session. The administration is muddled. Lobbyists are buying issues and candidates right and left. What difference does it … 0