Opinion

Rindge: FPU commencement speakers named

Monday, April 27, 2015

Franklin Pierce University announced three honorary degrees will be awarded at its 50th commencement ceremony, along with the Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award: Juan Williams of Fox News; Stanley B. Fry, chairman and CEO of FlashPoint Technology, Inc.; and Yvonne S. Boice, philanthropist and Florida businesswoman will receive honorary degrees. Former New Hampshire state senator, Bob Odell, will receive the Peterson Award. Juan Williams is a top political … 0

Letters: Free electricity? That’s a farce

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: Free electricity? If the students of Dublin School get into the “math and science” surrounding the Head of School’s proposed solar project, as he suggests (see “Dublin School pursues solar” in the March 31 edition), he’ll likely earn an “F.” How can anyone advocate for a project largely on the basis of supposed financial benefits yet, as the paper reports, … 0

Letters: Troublesome facts about Hamas

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To the editor: To pursue peace one has to unequivocally declare one’s intentions. To be taken seriously one decides to renounce all past statements of aggression against a sworn enemy. In 1988 Hamas created a charter, which unequivocally declared war on Israel; its statements were never renounced even after becoming a “national” party in 2006. The Hamas charter is widely considered anti-Semitic. In … 0

Thank You Notes: An outpouring of support

Thursday, April 2, 2015

To the editor: Thank you, friends, neighbors and business associates for honoring me with the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year Award. It was a privilege to serve on the planning committee for Peterborough’s 275th Celebration and to also play a significant role in the … 0

Letters: Examining Ayotte’s record

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: I received a robot call from Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s campaign on my cell phone recently that asked me two questions: age, and sex, then asked if I would vote for Ayotte or Kuster. Then it told me that Ayotte is a very strong on defense … 0

Letters: Bobcats useful vs. Lyme disease

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: Kudos to Linda Dionne of Raymond for providing helpful information about where to write regarding saving the bobcat. At last we have a healthy predator, whose numbers have risen slightly, that can potentially bring down a few deer. What? Yes, deer. A bobcat, while small, … 0

Letters: Bear baiting out of step

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: I do not hunt and have no intention of doing so, but I am not opposed to responsible hunting. I have three hunters in my family who follow the rules and eat what they kill, which is far more humane than our current factory farming … 0

Thank You note: Volunteers make an impact

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: During National Volunteer Week last week, Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center celebrated the dedicated people who take action to solve critical problems in the Monadnock region through volunteer service. Every day you make a difference and we thank you! Volunteers make an impact: ∎ 73 percent of … 0

Letter: Your kindness helps at this time

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To the editor: To everyone who has supported us following the death of Donald H. Clough, Sr., we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation. Your many acts of kindness and sympathy continue to be a great comfort to us in our time of sorrow. We … 0

Letters: Walking the Rindge border

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To the editor: To residents of Rindge and surrounding communities: My name is Ben Germano and over the coming weeks, as part of my Eagle project for Boy Scout Troop 308 in Rindge, I will be perambulating the town line of Rindge. Part of this project may include … 0

Letters: SB 136 needs your support

Thursday, April 16, 2015

To the editor: Our representative, Jack Flanagan, sits on a New Hampshire House committee which will soon vote on bill SB 136. His vote is crucial for passage of this bill, which addresses the increasing encroachment of outside interest groups into our local politics. So far, he has … 0

Editorial: Where do you stand, candidates?

Monday, April 20, 2015

We’re now a year and a half away from the 2016 presidential election, but potential candidates are already making their way through New Hampshire. All three of the declared Republican candidates were on hand — along with more than a dozen potentials who’ve yet to declare — at … 0

Letter: Monadnock Community Hospital administration turns win into a big loss

Friday, April 17, 2015

To the editor: Suppose that you are a CEO or board member of a small hospital like Monadnock Community Hospital, where family medicine doctors are both critical to your mission and nearly impossible to recruit. Wouldn’t you pull out all the stops to retain two highly talented family … 0