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Opinion

Editorial: Rep. O’Brien isn’t right for the job

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

State Rep. Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) is not the right person to serve as speaker of the House. And there are numerous examples that serve to illustrate this point. What we know of O’Brien in the role of House speaker — he previously held the position from 2011 to 2012 — shows he is ill-equipped to deal fairly and equitably with people, that he shows little concern for transparency and … 0

Letter: Inclusivity is the answer

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To the editor: It was with great pleasure that my son and I attended the Education Equity Summit in Concord this past weekend. The event, cosponsored by ABLE NH, or Advocates Building Lasting Equality, and Granite State Organizing Project, sought to examine and compare equity in education for students who experience differences — disabilities, you’d say — and students of color. Both populations … 0

Letter: Outraged over high tax bill

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To the editor: In regard to the recent New Ipswich property tax bills, I hope that a lot more folks are finally as outraged as I’ve been for many years. I’m sure that there are many who are wondering why such a large increase. Juggle it any which way you want, but bottom line is we’re spending far too much and continually caving … 0

Letter: Planes don’t fly into skyscrapers

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

To the editor: You see a bad wreck. Standing about 10 feet away, a fast movement in the corner of your eye causes you to face it. The next instant, the scene blooms into a fractal of chaos: a cart-wheeling mail carrier’s truck landing on the driver’s door, … 0

Viewpoint: Life on the farm

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Originally from Maine, I’ve lived in Peterborough for the last few years. I spent the first two years working in coffee shops and kitchens, but I’ve known since I was in high school that what I’d like to … 0

Editorial: Veterans Day — a time for reflection

Monday, November 10, 2014

Every year on Memorial Day, you were sure to find New Ipswich’s Eddie Aho riding high in the convertible carrying the town’s remaining World War II veterans along the parade route. Each year, since he returned from his service as a member of the Navy Construction Battalion after … 0

Letters: Kickoff concert was a hit

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: Bravo to all who attended, performed or volunteered at the “Fill The Void” event. The outdoor concert was a kickoff for the ConVal Visual and Performing Arts Center initiative. “The Void” is the space originally intended to hold an auditorium when ConVal High was designed … 0

Letters: With gratitude and tears

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: Just a note to say that what Belletete’s accomplished in its “We Build It Forward” in Jaffrey one Saturday in September brought overwhelming gratitude to the lives of several families, and tears to the eyes of many of us. To reach out, as Vice-President Mike … 0

Letters: Students go wild over Wilde

Thursday, October 23, 2014

To the editor: Project Shakespeare student/actors Jennifer Migotsky, Lauren LeBritton, Somerset Young, Patrick Sherlock, Tia deVera, Eve Pierce, Dillon Sullivan and Jamie Ammon gave a joyful and laugh-filled reading of Oscar Wilde’s comedy masterpiece “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough and the Jaffrey … 0

Letters: Thanks for a great opportunity

Friday, October 31, 2014

To the editor: Thank you to the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce for arranging a candidates forum recently. This was a great opportunity to hear from all those running for state representative, Executive Council and State Senate to represent the Jaffrey-Rindge area. The only exception was Senate candidate Kevin … 0

Viewpoint: The risk of love

Friday, October 31, 2014

Recently my 10-month-old daughter, Elsa, became ill. She started to throw up, shake, and worst of all lose the mischievous glimmer that always seems to dance across her big blue eyes. As first time parents, we face the … 0

viewpoint: New world order challenges

Friday, October 31, 2014

When Americans look around the world today, we see one crisis after another: Russian aggression in Ukraine, extremism and chaos in Iraq and Syria, a deadly epidemic in West Africa, growing territorial tensions in the South China seas, a global economy that still isn’t producing enough growth or … 0

Letters: Candidate: You guys are the best

Thursday, November 6, 2014

To the editor: Thank you so much to all of my supporters and to all veterans that are like family to me, especially the Veteran Business Owners Association. You don’t know how much your support meant to me. Also I would like to congratulate the winners, Peter Leishman … 0