Opinion

Letter: World needs to support Israel

Friday, July 18, 2014

To the editor: Ms. Saenger’s viewpoint is only hers and for her and the few others to continually blame Israel for the endless violence over there is completely wrong, as Hamas always has been the aggressor and anyone with any common sense and a reasonable amount of intelligence can see what is really going on there. This subject is getting really old and I hope Israel can go in to … 0

Letter: Spring cleaning drive saw success

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To the editor: The Frontier Girls and Quest Boys of Rindge would like to thank everyone for their generosity in helping us with our spring cleaning drive for Veteran Victory Farm of Fitzwilliam. Not only were we able to purchase many needed cleaning supplies, we were also able to partner with Damien Gillespie and Michelle Barrows to bring the farm a Laundry Pure … 0

Letter: Thanks to all for cupcake event

Thursday, July 24, 2014

To the editor: The Night of 1,000 Cupcakes in Jaffrey, sponsored by the Jaffrey Civic Center on July 17, a perfect summer evening, was a rousing success. Nearly 3,500 cupcakes were admired, chosen, and consumed by a crowd of more than 1,500 eager eaters. The Cupcake Committee and the Directors and Incorporators of the Civic Center would like to thank our many creative … 0

Viewpoint: ‘We need a drastic change in our Middle East policy’

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Last Thursday, Bill Chevalier, in his piece “A look at driving factors in Middle East Muslim extremism,” presented a picture of a benevolent “West” trying to understand incomprehensible Muslim societies prone to irrational violence in the form of terrorism. While expressing earnest concern over violence in the region, … 0

Viewpoint: About our “Give a Little Help a Lot” campaign

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Give a Little Help a Lot. “Yeah, yeah,” you say. “A little will help a little. I don’t have a hundred dollars to give you — 10 bucks isn’t going change a life.” Hmmmm. I disagree. Your $10 combined with my $10 just made $20. Add that to … 0

Editorial: Court’s cell phone ruling a step forward

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It’s the technological age. For some people, their entire lives are stored on their cell phones, which nowadays can additionally function as cameras, camcorders, day planners, computers and phonebooks. And nearly every adult not only has a cell phone, but most carry it with them constantly. In light … 0

Editorial: ConVal Quest a rousing success

Monday, July 14, 2014

From what we saw and heard last week, the ConVal Quest summer camp program in Hancock was everything it was promised to be when Peterborough Rotary Club members pitched the idea to the School Board last November. Seventy-four students from the ConVal district’s two middle schools spent a … 0

Viewpoint: Poetry, poetry, everywhere in the Monadnocks

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A couple of headlines in The New York Times caught my attention recently: “Statisticians 10, Poets, 0” read the first with a subhead, “Words take a backseat to spreadsheets and metrics as more aspects of life become quantifiable … 0

Letter: Ruling parties both at fault

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: Thanks to the Constitution-contemptuous, tyrannical and traitorous Democrat and Republican ruling duopoly, there was more cause for having a wake than a celebration this past Fourth of July. Why? Well, here are just a few of many reasons: The ruling duopoly has transformed us from … 0

Letter: Many to thank for July 4 event

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: The 14th Annual Fourth of July reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Jaffrey Meetinghouse was a festive and patriotic occasion enjoyed by a standing-room only audience. The events that followed — open houses at the Little Red Schoolhouse, the presence of Jaffrey’s antique … 0

Viewpoint: Silence is not an option

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In Peterborough we have the unique opportunity to be participatory decision-makers through the governmental processes of our town. For example, the annual open session of the town meeting provides a forum for all of our voices to be heard. At town hall over the course of a year, … 0

Letter: Gas tax makes sense to me

Friday, July 11, 2014

To the editor: The recently enacted gas tax is an example of good common-sense legislation. New Hampshire roads and bridges need attention, whether it is I-93 to attract business and tourism or smaller roads to save on wear and tear on our cars. The 4-cent tax increase in … 0

Letter: A big thanks for the big day

Friday, July 11, 2014

To the editor: The Fourth of July is a grand holiday for our country. The spirit of community was unmistakable at Hancock’s Independence Day celebration this year. The reading of the Declaration of Independence, the ice cream social, the music performance on the Commons and a spectacular fireworks … 0