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Opinion

LETTERS: Fourth of July volunteers lauded

Saturday, July 4, 2015

To the editor: The 15th 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 and Melville Academy, the presence of Jaffrey’s antique 1931 Seagrave fire engine and the ice cream social in the Horsesheds — were fitting complements. The sponsoring groups … 0

LETTER: Antrim selectmen meeting illegally?

Saturday, July 18, 2015

To the editor: The Antrim selectmen once again are breaking the Right to Know law (RSA 91-A). In 2013, they were found guilty of violating the Right to Know law because they were holding secret meetings with the owners of Antrim Wind LLC. Hillsborough Superior Court Judge David Garfunkel said in his ruling, “the Board conducted numerous noticed and unnoticed, non-public meetings while … 0

LETTER: More local, less national news

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

To the editor: Sirs, I think it would be a good idea for your local newspaper to stick to local and state news and leave the national news to the big papers and news stations. We are getting overloaded with silliness enough with the big papers and TV stations, Please don’t add the insensitive stuff to your good local paper. Steve Hoadley Peterborough … 0

Letter: Governor’s vision a bridge to nowhere

Friday, July 10, 2015

To the editor: For months I’ve been reassuring people that Governor Hassan is not for or against the pipeline projects in New Hampshire; that she is supporting the work of the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee. When people attacked the Governor for not standing against pipeline projects that … 0

Viewpoint: The power of an encouraging presence

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Climbing Mount Washington has long been on my bucket list. I always figured I would do it the summer I was in tiptop shape. Summers came and went. I realized that if I waited to be in optimal … 0

Letter: Why I love dogs so much

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

To the editor: After reading the local papers for the last few weeks, it seems people in this area have nothing better to worry about than dog poop! Really?! With all the evils in the world, and especially with our rampant local drug problem, we need to spend … 0

Viewpoint: What Granny D tried to tell us

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

It happens every day. A piece of legislation to benefit small businesses, the engine of the U.S. economy, gets blocked. You wonder why, then you hear that a special interest, often a large business or union, has hired a lobbyist at great expense, or made a large campaign … 0

Letters: Southern NH under attack

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Southern New Hampshire is under attack from a multibillion dollar foe. Kinder Morgan, Tennessee Gas and all of their many corporations have decided to invade southern New Hampshire, and their plan is to decimate 70 miles of our forests, lakes, rivers and even our homes. They try to … 5

Letters: Is gas or electric better? Wind?

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: Our electric stove is breaking. Should we go electric again, or change to gas? On one hand, I prefer to cook on gas because change in gas flow leads to almost immediate change in pan heat. On the other, gas cooking produces carbon dioxide and … 0

Letters: Saving Mascenic, a response

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

To the editor: Chris Lund doesn’t need to mourn Mascenic, vote against it, or obstruct progress. Jen Krook and Ben Kilar took the fall for the Leo Corriveau/Maria Dryer administration and their fast/loose style of spending taxpayer monies. They left, as did Chris, before the audit hit the … 1

Letters: Hasty timbering is a concern

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

To the editor: While I have resisted the temptation to write yet another letter about a unnecessary parking lot on a protected river, and while I ignored the “why people don’t vote” dialogue (when 70 percent of the town commutes long distances to work, you have a bedroom … 0

Letter: Is voting by gender sexist?

Monday, July 13, 2015

To the editor: If I vote for a candidate of one party who happens to be male, so as to prevent a candidate of another party from being elected because she is female, would I be a sexist? On the other hand, if I voted for a candidate … 0

Letters: State rep’s view on pipeline

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

For the benefit of my constituents I have written the following to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: I am writing to oppose the Northeast Energy Direct Project (NED) under PF14-22 as currently proposed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. Division of Kinder Morgan (KM). There is no argument … 1