Opinion

A bright future for solar projects

Monday, September 29, 2014

Following unanimous voter approval in July of a plan to build the largest solar array in the state on the site of a former sewage lagoon, the Peterborough Select Board is in the process of finalizing details of a 20-year lease agreement for the land with Borrego Solar, the Lowell, Mass., company that will build and operate the solar array. When it’s complete, the array will cover about 3.5 acres … 0

Letter: My viewpoint was misread

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: In response to Tricia Saenger’s comments on my most recent article titled “A box of matzos on the grocery shelf,” she totally missed the point of what I had to say. And she not only twisted up the intent of that heartfelt article, she went off on her own tangent in a completely different direction. My writings and expressions, and … 0

Letter: What are Brown’s achievements?

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: In Scott Brown’s latest TV ad he says, “I’ll be an independent Senator that votes for New Hampshire first.” If this is the kind of Senator he is, wouldn’t he still be the Senator from Massachusetts? Jeanne Shaheen’s ads list her accomplishments as a Senator. What are Scott Brown’s accomplishments? William Graf Jaffrey … 0

Viewpoint: Open letter to Susan Emerson

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dear Sue, Wow, what a letter, had many great qualities of political expressions. However, my instinct tells me that you had help with this. Camaraderie is great, but sad to say, it is obvious that certain people may be using you to their advantage — politically! I want … 0

Editorial: Let’s help farmers help themselves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In his “History Of Peterborough, Book One,” George Abbot Morison wrote in 1954, “Farming in Peterborough was truly a way of life rather than a means of cash income.” When Morison wrote those words, he was looking back at 215 years of Peterborough history. Could he have looked … 0

Editorial: We expect healthy bipartisanship

Monday, September 15, 2014

We expect a lot of our state Legislators, and part of the expectation is that they will work well with others, even those who sit on opposite sides of the aisle up in Concord. New Hampshire is known for its moderate politics and much of that is down … 0

Viewpoint: Are Americans really war weary?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

This summer is the centennial of the outbreak of the Great War of 1914. What relevance does that have for the present and how have attitudes towards war changed since then? Let us begin with a question. Which modern nation is easiest to defeat in a war? According … 0

Letter: Black marks on Our Town

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: It should be a very busy two to three days — the 275th anniversary of Peterborough. It will be a camera enthusiast’s dream — bands, floats, food tents and crowds. Community is the theme of the celebration, and community service is in the spotlight. Peterborough … 0

Letter: I serve all of my constituents

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: I feel I must set the record straight. Mr. Cleveland’s letter yesterday shows us what is wrong with politics today, and what is wrong with Washington. Fortunately, we have always been better than that in New Hampshire. My record speaks for itself. I have a … 1

Letter: Is it really anti- Semitism here?

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: Two weeks ago, Jane Kronheim wrote about fears of anti-Semitism prompted by pro-Palestinian protests in England. The protesters were lashing out in response to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, but to Ms. Kronheim, they were simply anti-Semites. The fact that over 2,100 Gazans were killed, including … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Students were brave’

Friday, September 12, 2014

The last time I was in England I was an 18-year-old college freshman on a six week “short-term,” studying theater and British culture night and day. So much to learn, so little time to absorb even a fraction. … 0

Keep it clean this election season

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Republican and Democratic primaries are now behind us for this election cycle, and the showdowns are set for the Nov. 4 General Election. As those races heat up, politicians will be on the offensive, trying to make clear why they are the right person for the job … 0

Letter: Grand opening a big success

Thursday, August 28, 2014

To the editor: Thank you to all who attended the grand opening of the 2014 Cheshire County Republican Headquarters, on Aug. 24. Jennifer Horn, NHGOP chair, and Juliana Bergeron, Republican National committeewoman, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd about the building enthusiasm for the upcoming November 2014 elections, and … 0