Opinion

Letter: Clothing drive broke the record

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To the editor: The Souhegan Lions Club, serving Greenville, New Ipswich, Temple and Mason, and the Greenville Lioness Club would like to extend a huge, warm and fuzzy thank you to the members of our communities who donated to our annual clothing drive. This year, we collected a record number of 1,146 items! We distributed the clothing to local people when they retrieved their Thanksgiving food baskets from the Saint … 0

Letter: There’s more to learn about Islam

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

To the editor: It’s an unfortunate trait of human nature to treat others different than ourselves with suspicion or worse. Providing information, as Imram Shahzd did, is very important as is the ability to endure under circumstances that are not fair. My father came to this country as a child along with his siblings and parents. The schools made no accommodations for non-English … 0

Letter: Research doesn’t support position

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

To the editor: This is in response to Mr. Shahzad’s comments in the Letters to the Editor. This is a history question, and not a religious question. This is not an attack on Islam or the Qur’an, as Mr. Shahzad is trying to make it. Mr. Shahzad mentions Peter Salem, who was born a slave in Framingham, Massachusetts. Peter Salem is sold and … 0

Viewpoint: No big deal?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

In the days following the mid-term elections of 2014, the extent of the conservative win could have been measured by the number of news anchors who declared that “It wasn’t so much a show of support for Republicans, as it was a vote against Congress,” or “It was … 0

Viewpoint: What do the midterm election results mean?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

George Washington believed that political parties would be the downfall of the country. In a letter to the nation upon leaving office, he warned of the dangers of political parties... how they would change government from a group of individuals interested in the nation’s good, to a “rabbling … 0

Bridging the political divide: Election fallout: Pickpocket ladies and hot turkey sandwiches

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

With the month of December comes the final call for holiday fairs — the last chance to get thyself to a church or schoolhouse near you and partake of their various homemade offerings. Some shoppers go looking for hand-knitted goods while others look for jewelry or attic treasures. … 0

Letters: Children helping others admirable

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

To the editor: Considering the season of giving that we are upon, this is a timely story of children serving others in their community. Children taking responsibility for others’ needs is bound to bring inspiration and cheer. On Sunday, Dec. 1, six children, between the ages of 8 … 0

Letters: A candle of sorrow for Brown

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

To the editor: I am Shirl Garhart. I light this candle of sorrow for Michael Brown, his parents, the people of Ferguson, and the outraged people throughout the land. Shot dead by an unindicted white police officer six or more times and then left on the street four … 0

Letters: No evidence to support the letter

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

To the editor: This letter is in response to Imran Shahzad’s allegations that Muslims fought in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. It is also in response to statements that Muslims were here in America long before Columbus. I looked up the quoted text “Excursion of the Longing One … 0

Letters: Teacher thankful for students

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

To the editor: Thank you to everyone who supported the ConVal High School French Club at its first annual Cafe Theatre. Your generous donations will help offset the cost of our trip to Paris and Venice this April. The students acted as servers, entertainers, event planners, decorators, sound … 0

Letters: Shoe drive was a success

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

To the editor: To the businesses and communities of the Monadnock region: On behalf of the board members and staff at the Monadnock Community Early Learning Center, we wish to thank you for your tremendous support in the recent shoe drive fundraiser. More than 4,500 pairs of shoes … 0

Letter: Hair ball was a success

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

To the editor: The Hair Ball Committee and Board of Directors of Monadnock Humane Society wish to thank everyone involved with making our 12th Annual Hair Ball “The Great Catsby” a huge success. Thank you to our attendees, business and media sponsors, and donors. We were able to … 0

Viewpoint: Let’s start rethinking our education system

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It is difficult to change beliefs, but new thinking is needed when it comes to education. Parental vouchers and charter schools should replace our public school system. I am not advocating an end to public financing of education, Instead, vouchers, funded by state revenues, should be given to … 0