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Opinion

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 road improvement project of this magnitude is impressive. It was a lesson in engineering, heavy equipment operation and just plain muscle power. … 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, volunteer coordinator Friday Senior Lunch Group, Peterborough … 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 been able to accomplish despite Republican obstacles: She’s worked hard to create more jobs and … 0

Letter: Project Vote Smart can help

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: The political ads and literature are unending and unhelpful. But there is an answer for discovering what the candidates are really for, based on their records, speeches and votes. Project Vote Smart is a nonpartisan organization which, using an army of interns, has been collecting … 0

Letter: Recalling Russian- made gifts

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Many decades ago while living in Florida, my wife and I had occasion to extend a helping hand to newly arrived Russian immigrants, a married couple. My wife was gifted a beautiful matryoshka (nested dolls). Countless disassemblies and resurrection by grandchildren and great-grandchildren have provided … 0

Letter: Jeanne Shaheen has my vote

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: I listen to New Hampshire Public Radio. I like New Hampshire Public Radio. I am a sustaining supporter of New Hampshire Public Radio. I admire the station’s general efforts to be open and fair-minded in giving voice to various views. But when Laura Knoy, ambitious … 0

Letters: Vote for Sterling and Hunt

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

To the editor: On Oct. 2, I attended Candidates Night at the Fitzwilliam VFW. The candidates in attendance were Rep. John Hunt, Frank Sterling, Luke Sacher, Lee Nyquist, Pat Martin and Rep. Susan Emerson. In my opinion, it turned out to be the John and Frank show. Here … 0

Viewpoint: Geopolitics and the Old World Order

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The thinking that the political leadership of democratic countries can evolve worldwide democratic institutions over time is greatly diminished by the fact that geography is the key variable in the process. For example, the reaction by democratic leaders worldwide is one of disbelief with regards to President Putin … 0

Letters: It’s a bogus premise, at best

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: I read with some amusement the recent front-page attack on Sen. Andy Sanborn. To the writer’s credit, the article was detailed and balanced, offering Andy fair opportunity for comment. What was silly was the way the editors agreed with the premise of this PAC and … 0

Letters: Rep. Emerson is a great ally

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: A recent letter from Rindge was headed “What’s Wrong with Politics Today?” We all probably have our own answers to this question, as the robo calls pour in and millions are handed to WMUR from outside of New Hampshire. My simple answer is “blind allegiance … 0

letters: A history lesson for Peterborough

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Years ago, when my husband and I were new to Our Town, we derived inspiration and comfort from the valiant nature-lovers of the Four Winds corridor as they successfully thwarted a planned shopping center. As the chair of the Planning Board, who recused himself during … 0

Letters: Donations have gone missing

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: To the person or persons who took my donations for the Epilepsy Foundation (Card included attached to one bag saying “for the Epilepsy Foundation): On Aug. 26, I put out several bags of items covered with the plastic sheet I use to cover things in … 0

Letters: Did Peterborough voters realize?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Please note that all the residents of Four Winds Farm Road support farming and agriculture. But there are serious flaws in the “Conditional Use Permit Application For Agricultural Business Enterprises Uses,” which will change a rural residential neighborhood into a commercial one as a result … 0