Editorial: About time for a ban on synthetics

Monday, July 6, 2015

It’s a move long overdue. On Monday, Gov. Maggie Hassan signed into law a bill banning synthetic drugs, a cause championed by State Rep. Susan Emerson (R-Rindge) and Rindge Crime Watch. In 2013, synthetic drugs were not the statewide conversation they are now. A spate of reported overdoses linked to synthetic marijuana in Concord and Manchester in August 2014 brought the issue to light and was a motivating factor for … 0

Viewpoint: This land is (not) your land

Monday, June 15, 2015

June 23 marked the ten-year anniversary of the infamous U.S. Supreme Court “eminent domain” opinion: Kelo v. City of New London (Connecticut.) In this case, setting the stage for what may happen here with Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline, families were forced to give up property for the benefit of a Pfizer drug company research facility. The Institute of Justice, an Arlington, Virginia-based foundation … 0

Viewpoint: Pipeline hysteria

Monday, June 29, 2015

The proposed pipeline running through our border towns has certainly stirred debate in our area. Talk of incinerating a school in Temple 2.5 miles from the power line route particularly stirred me. Not to be out done, the wells will be poisoned. Is everyone believing this? This may be a little stretch but it does generate fear. I live in New Ipswich and … 0

Letters: A bad deal for the United States

Monday, June 15, 2015

To the editor: Congress is currently in the process of paving the way to pass a huge trade deal — the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The biggest boosters are Obama and the Republicans (funny bedfellows there). The TPP is a bad deal for the U.S. The TPP is a very … 0

Letters: What type of energy to support?

Monday, June 15, 2015

To the editor: Energy independence used to mean not being reliant on foreign oil. Today it means independence from large corporations trying to control our fate for their own personal gain. For the past year, southern New Hampshire has been plagued with the threat of a natural gas … 1

Letters: Making new friends

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

To the editor: A thank you letter to Kinder Morgan: Dear Sir, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for proposing the huge pipeline through southern New Hampshire. Thanks to you and this proposed project, I have come out … 0

Letters: Mourning for Mascenic

Thursday, June 18, 2015

To the editor: I am disgusted at the manner in which the Mascenic School Board and current administration have conducted themselves during the past two years. And I am appalled at the lack of transparency and damage they have done to what was an award-winning school district. After … 0

Viewpoint: A complex history of health care

Monday, June 29, 2015

Messrs. Huberman and Anderson provided viewpoint readers on June 8 with excellent op-ed pieces addressing disparate political and complex economic issues applicable to developing affordable health care for our nation. I join the discussion introducing examples of mankind’s experiential health history in expectation such knowledge will offer useful … 0

Letters: No trust in politicians

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

To the editor: I had intended to write Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Secretary Kimberly Bose, as was suggested by Eve Kodiak in a recent letter. However I concluded it was futile to do so after reading in the June 20th Boston Globe that the town of Dedham, Massachusetts, … 0

Viewpoint: Reversing the dog unfriendliness trend

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Since the Select Board is currently focusing its attention on developing a solution to what is being described as a dog waste problem, now is a great time for an open debate. I appreciate Francie Von Mertens’ response to my opinion piece. Her position and mine are actually … 0

Letters: Win-win on statewide testing

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

To the editor: There is a win-win solution to the Smarter Balanced mandatory testing issue. Maggie will get her “95 percent participation” and “federal dollars” while parents can simultaneously protest “federal over-reach and undue influence on local education.” Simply send your children to school; have them log into … 0


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I sincerely hope that every person who reads this will take the opportunity to reflect, honor and, most importantly, see the impact that Paul Hobbs had on them. This journey dates back 50 years, to when I got … 0

Viewpoint: Sanborn and friends fail Economics 101

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

As a successful tech entrepreneur whose company has brought millions in revenues into New Hampshire for nearly 20 years, I cringe at the constant rant for lower business taxes as a cure-all to attract and retain jobs. If Andy Sanborn and the others who join in this clamor … 0