Opinion

Editorial: Who wins when women are paid less?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Many of us can remember that first professional job we landed out of college. There were over 100 applicants, they said, and they were looking for someone who could speak, in addition to English, two other languages close to fluently, and was well-traveled. Your first task? Making coffee and serving it to everyone in the office. If that sounds remotely familiar to you, you are probably a woman. It sounds … 0

Letter: ‘It truly takes a village’

Friday, April 4, 2014

To the editor: Sincere appreciation and thank you to all contributing to the success of the Spring Fling dinner dance and silent auction, which raised $5,000 for restoration of the Old Meeting House of Francestown. Especially, to the sponsors underwriting the event: Monadnock Paper Mill, Francestown Village Store, Charles and Sarah Pyle, David Avery, MBA CFP, NH Historic Window and Sash, DH Hardwick … 0

Letter: Ski resort makes it all possible

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To the editor: It’s safe to say that this winter and ski season is behind us, but not without first acknowledging another successful accessible ski and ride season in the Monadnock region. Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center’s Accessible Recreation and Sports (CMARS) program has partnered with Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride for the past nine years. We become more grateful and appreciative for our … 0

Letters: Response to call to speak up

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To the editor: The letter to the editor written by Teresa Cadorette was recently brought to my attention regarding my following the lead of Zach Letourneau and his ability to have a strong, loud voice, and one that is easily heard. I too agree that Letourneau has a … 0

Viewpoint: Why you should care about the state’s death penalty

Thursday, April 10, 2014

On April 3, my wife and I attended the Senate hearing on HB1170, which would abolish the death penalty in New Hampshire. We heard many testimonies from mainly the “abolish” group, but also from those who feel it is acceptable to use the death penalty. I realize I … 0

Editorial: Envisioning a town’s future

Monday, April 14, 2014

It can’t have been just the free pizza that drew more that 200 people to ConVal High School on Friday night. They were really there for the first portion of the town of Peterborough’s two-day Vision Forum, where they started the process of developing ideas that we hope … 0

Letter: Word of advice to a Rindge resident

Friday, April 11, 2014

To the editor: I’m sure that, like myself, there are many Rindge voters who would like to thank Larry Cleveland for his efforts in making us aware of the numerous ill effects the N.H. Charrette plan would have had on the town. But just a word of advice, … 0

Bridging the political divide: Let’s prepare for the inevitable, and embrace the positives

Friday, April 11, 2014

To more fully understand the reality and implications of climate change, one must look to the science, but not to the theoretical science of computer models that attempt, very imperfectly, to predict the behavior of the Earth’s vast atmosphere. Instead, one must turn to geology, the science of … 0

Bridging the political divide: Ignoring it won’t make it go away, whatever you call it

Friday, April 11, 2014

Climate change is a hot topic replete with heated rhetoric and smoking guns. On the one hand, there is consensus among the scientific community that our planet’s atmosphere is warming up. Is this just another “Chicken Little” scare? These are the experts who are supposed to be qualified … 0

Bridging the political divide: Global warming? — no problem

Friday, April 11, 2014

I must admit that I was a global warming skeptic from the get-go. Not sure why, exactly — maybe partly because I remember in the ’70s some people saying the earth was entering an “ice age”!?! Heck, possibly this means we are now at the tail end of … 0

Bridging the political Divide: Clean energy is a relative term

Friday, April 11, 2014

When I was a boy in Philadelphia before WW II, the air was so full of particulates that, if a window was open and also fully screened; the sill would soon collect a black dust that could best be removed with a damp cloth in two passes. First … 0

Viewpoint: Civil discourse: Tradition and necessity

Friday, April 11, 2014

Over the past decade, the level of partisan warfare has risen to the point where there is virtual deadlock in Congress. In New Hampshire, a similar hyper-partisan approach to governance characterized the N.H. House from 2010-2012. The resulting … 0

Letter: Asking questions is the key in voting

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the editor: A few weeks ago, I attended a talk by David Cobb, sponsored by MoveToAmend.org, as I wanted to understand recent towns’ ballot articles, calling for voters to support a Constitutional amendment to regulate political spending. As I spoke with Cobb, I found he was very … 0