Opinion

ML: Support athletes, sportsmanship

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The days have never seemed hotter, but the nights are turning cool — a sure sign that we’re transitioning from the dog days of summer into the early fall. And with that transformation — you can smell it in the air — comes that age-old tradition: a new season of high school sports. Soccer players have taken to the pitch, the feet of cross-country runners are beating down wooded trails …

lETTERS: Save the dams in Peterborough

Thursday, August 20, 2015

To the editor: With all the talk in other parts of the state about removing dams, I think any thought about doing that here in Peterborough should have a lot of thought and discussion about the possible repercussions of such a move. Number one, I believe, is the fact that all of us depend on groundwater for all of our water needs — …

Viewpoint: My summer reading and ‘hot’ books

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I read a very good book last spring, “The Nightingale,” by Kristin Hannah. It’s a World War II novel about two sisters in occupied France. One of them, the nightingale in the title, finds her life’s purpose (and her estranged father’s as well) by leading downed British airmen on the dangerous trek across the Pyrenees to Spain and safety. I liked the book …

Letters: Clark steps down from Babe Ruth

Thursday, August 20, 2015

To the editor: I’m writing this thank you because I want to let everyone know that I will no longer be the president for the Monadnock Babe Ruth League. It has been a very satisfying and interesting eighth years and I’d like to express my gratitude for all …

Letters: Taxpayers pay the price in lawsuit

Friday, August 14, 2015

To the editor: Monday, Aug. 10, marked the dubious pleasure of witnessing an appalling abuse of our legal system, one that will result in all Francestown citizens needing to reach deeper into their pockets to pay for the town’s legal bills. It is hard to believe that Francestown …

Editorial: Preserving space, preserving peace

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

“A brisk early fall afternoon. Sparkling grass and song birds. Everyone should be so lucky to have a place like this ... just down the road!” There is something about a trail that is both intriguing and inviting. Whether it’s a new path or one traveled many times, …

Keep funding for Planned Parenthood

Monday, August 17, 2015

Planned Parenthood is a vital and necessary service for the people of New Hampshire, and the all-male Executive Council’s decision to defund state contracts with the agency was a critical mistake based on unfounded speculation. Ever since the deceptively edited video by the disreputable “nonprofit” Center For Medical …

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A portion of a sentence in the letter titled “Looking for the greatest good” in the Aug. 4 edition should have read, “... that the long-term benefits seen from a wider diversity of songbird species over time will outweigh the temporary loss of bird nests during a timber …

Letters: Hopes for a happier future

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

To the editor: On July 17, a family member found a tiny dog wandering down Greenville Road. We would like to extend a belated thank you to Officer Dave Myer for his assistance in rescuing this dog and ensuring he would have a safer, healthier and happier future. …

Letters: Things to think about

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

To the editor: Interesting article in Aug. 17 edition of Forbes magazine that all interested in the current pipeline issue should read. Titled “Nimby Nation,” it’s something everyone needs to think about. I hate the concept of eminent domain, always have; but I’m always open to new information …

Letters:

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

To the editor: Based upon the Select Board’s recent decision to prohibit dogs from Evans Flats, they demonstrated that they continue to kowtow to the Conservation Commission. The Commission had posted an illegal sign prohibiting dogs and, instead of reprimanding them for their high-handed action, the Select Board …

Letter: Water at risk of pipeline pollution

Monday, August 17, 2015

To the editor: My father loved coming to Mason from Nashua to visit, of course, and to take home a couple of gallons of our well water; the best he’d had ever had, he’d say. In early June I saw a spotted turtle crawling across the field that …

Letters: Limited leadership capability

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

To the editor: I am writing to inform the public that I have written practically all the declared presidential candidates asking that they express opposition to the Kinder Morgan proposed pipeline. I naively thought that some of these second-tier candidates like former New York Governor Pataki would seize …