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Opinion

Letter: Our Town: 275 years in transition

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To the editor: As Oct. 11 and the Our Town celebration of Peterborough’s 275th year approaches, I began to reflect on what made us what we are. I immediately began to add up what has happened in these 275 years, and ask the question: Are we all that Wilder described in his play of Grover’s Corner? What has influenced the change and transition of Peterborough? Brian Heckert, our research person … 0

Letter: Charity should begin at home

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

To the editor: Reading the paper about the Selbys adopting the Congolese child. Why? There so many children here in the U.S.A. that need our help, if not adoption. I admire them for wanting to help, but we should take care of our own first. Betty Myhaver Spring Hill, Fla. formerly of Peterborough … 0

Letter: My take on this recycling business

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: As a long time recycler and picker, I just want to say that Scott Bradford and his crew do a fine job there, and the center is a model for the state and country on how to run a efficient and fun center. I have saved dozens of vacuum cleaners from there, because people don’t seem to be able to … 0

Letter: Brown’s fearful, misleading ads

Friday, August 8, 2014

To the editor: The Scott Brown ads are ridiculous. Blaming Shaheen and Obama policies for illegal immigrants? The current administration has deported 2 million people back to their home country, far more than any other. Why are Republicans, and Texas, so upset now? Bush was governor for eight … 0

Letter: It’s time to serve those who served

Friday, August 8, 2014

To the editor: Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center will carry out a National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11 to provide support to veterans and immediate military family members throughout the Monadnock region. We are seeking veterans and adults age 55 and over to serve in teams … 0

Letter: Your care meant a lot to our family

Friday, August 8, 2014

To the editor: From the family of Virginia S. Blanchette of Hancock: We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Home Health Care Hospice for their caring and dedicated staff. A special thank you to: Alex, Joan, Donna, Sue, Chris and Margarette. Thank you does not seem to … 0

Letter: My vote is for Dave Wheeler

Friday, August 8, 2014

To the editor: There are two Republicans running for the New Hampshire Executive Council District 5 seat — which is currently held by Councilor Debora Pignatelli — in the upcoming primary on Sept. 9. After a quick check, I found that one of them, Steve Hattamer of Hollis, … 0

Editorial: Old Home Day traditions matter

Monday, August 11, 2014

“I wish that in the ear of every son and daughter of New Hampshire, in the summer days, might be heard whispered the persuasive words: Come back, come back,” wrote N.H. Governor Frank West Rollins at the turn of the 19th century. In 1897, Rollins saw the state’s … 0

Letter: Do your homework and then vote

Friday, August 1, 2014

To the editor: Well, if you needed any more proof of the GOP’s intentions, you now have it! The House of Representatives just voted to sue the President, with rumors of impeachment. But even if you’re sick of these political games, you’ve got to care about what path … 0

Letter: Assistance made Jaffjam a success

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

To the editor: The Jaffrey Family Jamboree committee would like to thank our sponsors who made this free community fair a reality. We gave out 250 backpacks, 500 lunches, 40 free kid haircuts and 30 free caricatures. We also offered a bounce house, face painting, dunk tank, rock … 0

Letter: A big thanks to all for Riverfest

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

To the editor: On behalf of TEAM Jaffrey’s Board and Riverfest volunteers, I extend heartfelt gratitude to everyone whose efforts, generosity and participation made this year’s Riverfest on July 26 such a tremendous success! Whether you participated in the Fire Department’s 5K, found a deal at one of … 0

Letter: Park Theatre is well on its way

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

To the editor: In July, the N.H. Community Development Finance Authority awarded The Park Theatre a second tax credit award for the reconstruction of its facility. The Board of Trustees could not have achieved this without the help and support of so many in our communities. We are … 0

Letter: Some changes at the fair this year

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

To the editor: The New Ipswich Children’s Fair has had a change in several areas this year, due to the Town Hall having some structural issues. As in years past, the fair has always been able to use the Town Hall to house their rummage and white elephant. … 0