Opinion

Letters: Campaign lies should be barred

Thursday, October 9, 2014

To the editor: It is becoming more difficult to make an informed decision nowadays, since many people think it is acceptable to say almost anything, true or not, in order to make their point. The most obvious result of such thinking is now clearly obvious in campaign verbiage. Casting anyone who disagrees with you as evil is unfortunately effective, as choices are most easily made by the process of elimination. … 0

Letters: The governor is half-right

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: In the run-up to this year’s primary election, Gov. Hassan ran a television ad in which she proudly touted the fact that she was able to balance the state’s budget without instituting a broad-base tax and bring people together. What she didn’t say is that she balanced the budget by shifting the state’s retirement system obligation on to our backs. … 0

Letters: Bedard is truly independent

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

To the editor: Too often we vote for people not because they’ve proven anything to us, but because they promise to prove something to us. We vote for potential, not the actual; for a vision, not reality. Occasionally we get to elect someone who is a real person, not one bound to some orthodoxy that demands unthinking allegiance. Sometimes we get to vote … 0

Letter: A positive light on negative events

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

To the editor: Greetings, President Dr. Anne E. Huot, Keene State College: It is unfortunate that the good name of your school and the vast majority of your students have been dragged down by the events and publicity surrounding this year’s Keene Pumpkin Festival. Having worked in school … 0

Editorial: Here’s who has our votes in General Election 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tired of the endless wave over-sized post cards filling your mailbox, sent by politicians casting aspersions on their rivals, leaving us wondering what to believe? The end is near so get ready to make your decisions and vote on Tuesday. After much debate, we’ve made ours. Two of … 0

Letters: Why I, Nyquist, am running

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: Dear District 9 voters: Shortly before our wonderful 15-year old son, Cliff, died in a tragic drowning accident on Nov. 7, 2004, he had told me that he saw me as a man of action. I will never forget that. For several years thereafter, grief … 0

Letters: We need a rep. who will show up

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: I live in N.H. House District 3, which has been represented for the last two years by Jon Manley. Rep. Manley’s opponent in this year’s election is David Bedard, a first-time candidate from Hancock (and Wellesley, Mass., where his wife and children live). I had … 0

Letter: Board’s actions equal default

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: Sorry to hear that our ConVal School Board members can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. How ridiculous is it to focus on reducing expenses, yet not address consolidation for the next three years? Certainly some form of consolidation would provide the most … 0

Letters: Proud to stand with Pat Martin

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: Mr. Cleveland’s narrative regarding the fake website that was set up to attack Pat Martin has been inconsistent, to say the least. When the story of the fake website first appeared, Mr. Cleveland commented online on another newspaper’s website and included the following statement: “Until … 0

Letters: Carpenter is independent

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: It is amazing what is going on in politics today, both parties taking polarizing views ... where are the candidates that don’t take sides based on party views? Yes, there are some. Peterborough has a moderate independent candidate for the New Hampshire House who is … 0

Letters: Police chiefs back LaFrance

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: The Hillsborough County Chiefs of Police Association has voted unanimously to endorse County Attorney Patricia LaFrance for re-election. We have had the opportunity to work with both her and her current opponent, the former county attorney, whom she defeated in 2012. We can say, without … 0

Letters: Proud of Democratic agenda

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: Having spent most of my 78 years as a loyal Republican, believing firmly in “pick yourself up by your bootstraps,” I am delighted to report that a few years back I awakened to the realization that the Republican Party did not represent my values. The … 0

Letters: Why bother to vote?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: If you are a present or future college student, a college graduate or supporting parent, facing college loan debt plus interest at 6 percent for as far ahead as you can see, uncertain of prospects for employment and wages to pay off your debt; if … 0