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Viewpoint: Installation options for solar energy

Friday, May 8, 2015

The state of New Hampshire passed legislation encouraging the use of solar electric energy for nonprofit entities, such as towns and schools, with the cooperation of utility companies to allocate grid connections for transmission of projects that are generating electric power. A very noble idea to benefit the public generally, but not individual households. As a longtime resident of New Hampshire I commend our State Representatives for creating this law. This legislation created much interest and several towns and private schools are applying for state of NH grants that pay about 50 percent of the total cost of these solar projects. These state grants for … 0

Thank you notes: Buzzing with gratitude

Thursday, May 7, 2015

To the editor: Thanks to everyone who helped make the 10th annual Community Spelling Bee, benefiting The River Center, a huge success. We would like to thank the many sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants who supported The River Center through this event. Because of you we meet a generous challenge match, made by anonymous donors, totaling $8,500. Monadnock Paper Mill was our grand … 0

Thank You Notes: A successful food drive

Friday, May 15, 2015

To the editor: From all of us at the Peterborough Food Pantry, we send big thanks to the Peterborough Post Office and the Dublin Post Office, for conducting a community food drive in early May. Over 400 pounds of food was collected at each Post Office and then shared between us and the Monadnock Food Pantry. The timing of this drive was perfect, … 0

Letters to the Editor: On picking up trash

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

To the editor: While participating in Peterborough’s 2015 spring roadside cleanup, these sobering thoughts and observations came to mind: There are at least two very different types of people in this world: those who toss trash along the roadside, and those who pick it up. Trash does not … 0

Viewpoints: Building guidelines for FERC, eminent domain

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I wonder what our founding fathers would say if we told them the federal government allows private businesses to take land from owners under certain circumstances with less than adequate compensation. I can’t imagine they would be too enthusiastic after penning the line “nor shall private property be … 0

Editorial: Parents need a say in education

Monday, May 11, 2015

“Changing Education” was the topics of the June 2014 Community Conversations held in Peterborough’s Bass Hall. There were many who attended the forum to share their ideas for re-envisioning our educational system. There was a lot of synergy and interest in thinking outside the box. A business incubator … 0

Viewpoint: Parents on a mission

Thursday, April 30, 2015

I am a very concerned parent that started a conversation with another parent about what was happening in our elementary school: the lack of recess, the uninspiring workload, and the crazy emphasis on testing to evaluate our children. Once we began talking, we realized most of our issues … 0

Letters: Donation to pantry made a difference

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

To the editor: South Meadow School would like to thank Brady Proctor, Makenna Proctor and the Antrim Elementary PTO for their very generous donation of $283 for the SMS Food Pantry. Your generosity and hard work in putting this food drive together will help many families in our … 0

Viewpoints: I want more than ‘adequate’

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

My daughter started first grade last fall at Peterborough Elementary School. She had been at a Waldorf preschool/kindergarten for the past three years and we knew it was going to be a challenging transition for her but she is bright and eager and motivated to learn, so we … 0

Viewpoints: Make time for more recess

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

I am a parent of a first-grader at Peterborough Elementary School who recently became involved with the PIE (Parents for Inspiring Education) organization. I like the idea of getting together with other parents in the district to discuss any concerns. Our schools can benefit from one another in … 0

Viewpoint: Recess: Best part of their day

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

”Recess is a necessary break in the day for optimizing a child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development, it should not be withheld for academic or punitive reasons.” -- American Academy of Pediatrics. Teachers at PES are allowed to withhold recess and I am astounded by this! The … 0

Letter: Military group gives thanks

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

To the editor: The Circle of Strength Military Support Group for Moms, Friends and Family of the military would like to thank Pastor Melissa Lawless for blessing the 20 care packages we are sending to the wounded warriors and active deployed troops for our spring champaign. We would … 0

Letters: Kinder Morgan, good neighbors?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

To the editor: At one of the Kinder Morgan “Show and Tells” a Kinder Morgan representative told the audience that Kinder Morgan wants to be a good neighbor. What the people of the Monadnock region have learned over the past few months would bring Kinder Morgan’s sincerity into … 0