Opinion

Letter: Peace in Israel, Gaza seems far off

Monday, July 28, 2014

To the editor: To join the comments, letters about the Israel/Gaza disaster, I would like to say the following: The problem started in 1948 when the Israelis in some cases simply took houses from the Palestinian owners and occupants and told them to leave. There was much resentment, naturally. There were people in the U.N. refugee camps in Jordan still wearing their house keys on a chain around their necks, … 0

Letter: About Bass’ support of Brown

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

To the editor: So Charlie Bass has endorsed Scott Brown. No surprise there. What is surprising, as quoted in the Keene Sentinel, is this: “Bass also cited Brown’s efforts to limit the scope of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. ‘We would have single-payer, European-style health care right now if it weren’t for [Brown].’” Charlie pretends not to know any Europeans, who … 0

Letter: Social Security program in Keene

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

To the editor: Throughout human history all peoples faced the economic uncertainties of illness and unemployment, especially the elderly and disabled. In America, prior to 1935, persons facing economic hardships, needed to rely upon family members, charity, or went to the poor farm. Today social safety nets relieve the financial hardships that many of our elderly and disabled American citizens face. Social Security … 0

Editorial: ConVal Quest a rousing success

Monday, July 14, 2014

From what we saw and heard last week, the ConVal Quest summer camp program in Hancock was everything it was promised to be when Peterborough Rotary Club members pitched the idea to the School Board last November. Seventy-four students from the ConVal district’s two middle schools spent a … 0

Viewpoint: Poetry, poetry, everywhere in the Monadnocks

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A couple of headlines in The New York Times caught my attention recently: “Statisticians 10, Poets, 0” read the first with a subhead, “Words take a backseat to spreadsheets and metrics as more aspects of life become quantifiable … 0

Letter: Ruling parties both at fault

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: Thanks to the Constitution-contemptuous, tyrannical and traitorous Democrat and Republican ruling duopoly, there was more cause for having a wake than a celebration this past Fourth of July. Why? Well, here are just a few of many reasons: The ruling duopoly has transformed us from … 0

Letter: Many to thank for July 4 event

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: The 14th Annual Fourth of July reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Jaffrey Meetinghouse was a festive and patriotic occasion enjoyed by a standing-room only audience. The events that followed — open houses at the Little Red Schoolhouse, the presence of Jaffrey’s antique … 0

Viewpoint: Silence is not an option

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In Peterborough we have the unique opportunity to be participatory decision-makers through the governmental processes of our town. For example, the annual open session of the town meeting provides a forum for all of our voices to be heard. At town hall over the course of a year, … 0

Letter: Gas tax makes sense to me

Friday, July 11, 2014

To the editor: The recently enacted gas tax is an example of good common-sense legislation. New Hampshire roads and bridges need attention, whether it is I-93 to attract business and tourism or smaller roads to save on wear and tear on our cars. The 4-cent tax increase in … 0

Letter: A big thanks for the big day

Friday, July 11, 2014

To the editor: The Fourth of July is a grand holiday for our country. The spirit of community was unmistakable at Hancock’s Independence Day celebration this year. The reading of the Declaration of Independence, the ice cream social, the music performance on the Commons and a spectacular fireworks … 0

Letter: It’s time for action in our schools

Friday, July 11, 2014

To the editor: In a recent issue of our New Hampshire state newspaper, it was reported that Mount Washington College has made the business decision to close two of its campuses because of declining enrollment. The closing of the two campuses, and the layoff of approximately 50 employees … 0

Editorial: Look to balance, in cost savings

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Every taxpayer is grateful when they have a governing body that is looking out for their best interests, both financially and when it comes to the level and quality of services provided to residents. The key is knowing what the balance is between the two. Sometimes the decision … 0

Country Living: About my dreaded root canal

Monday, June 30, 2014

This is the time of year I should be stretched out on a sandy beach or sitting on a blanket under a cool leafy tree and opening a goodie-filled picnic basket. But no — so far my summer seems to be all about teeth. It began in my … 0