Opinion

Editorial: Our endorsement for the primary

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We’ve been watching, listening, reporting, and today we give you our endorsement for the two candidates who stand out as worthy of the Democratic and Republican nominations in the New Hampshire primary. The Democratic ticket The U.S. needs a president who can represent a wide spectrum of views, interests and needs, and find ways to cross the aisle and advance legislation. Hillary Clinton has proven herself an experienced leader who …

Letter: Thank you to Wright Painting

Friday, January 22, 2016

To the editor: With much gratitude, the Jaffrey Civic Center would like to recognize Dennis Wright of Wright Painting, Jaffrey, for stepping up to our call for community service on the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. Dennis very generously provided crew, paint and supplies to restore the Civic Center upstairs galleries — an extensive repainting job covering three …

Letters: Addiction is a disease

Friday, January 22, 2016

To the editor: A few weeks ago Mr. Banks wrote about his feeling regarding addiction and his sister’s illness. I answered with some feelings of my own and some facts from The National Institute on Drug Abuse. I did certainly say I had a choice regarding heroin use. I clarify this splitting of hairs by Mr. Banks by saying that my “choice” to …

Letters: The chain of socialist abuse

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

To the editor: It amazes me that so many intelligent folks can’t read into the socialist playbook of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. On the surface they appear to be helpers of the poor and downtrodden with a heartfelt desire to lift them up by leveling the playing …

Letters: About Hancock’s new dump rule

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

To the editor: I was intrigued by the Jan. 12 article “Dump will no longer take cash” about Hancock. The Coinage Act of 1965, specifically Section 31 U.S.C. 5103, states that: “United States coins and currency (including Federal reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal reserve banks and …

Letters: Why we’re voting for Carly Fiorina

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

To the editor: Carly Fiorina is our choice for the Republican nomination for president. She is a true conservative, one who has stood by her beliefs for her whole life. Carly is not a just converted conservative like Trump or Carson; can we trust that they are not …

Letter: There is no reason for a season to kill bobcats

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

In my wildest dreams I never thought I would touch a bobcat. In 32 years of living on a rural landscape in Tennessee, I have only seen two bobcats, decades apart. Both were crossing the Old Natchez Trace …

Letters: Is Bernie biting off too much?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

To the editor: In a perfect world, a lot of what Bernie Sanders says is appealing — free higher education, one-payer healthcare, break up the banks — but it’s time a get down to the nuts and bolts of this election. The devil is in the details. When …

#FITN a right and responsibility

Monday, February 1, 2016

As presidential tour buses traverse the Monadnock region in these final days before the primary, we remind our readers that we live in a state that allows voters incredible access to the candidates. Most — we can’t say all — of the presidential candidates have made multiple visits …

Viewpoint: Tennessee Gas Pipeline puts forth deceptive figures

Friday, January 22, 2016

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, is trying to fool the federal regulators and the rest of us into thinking that the Northeast Direct gas pipeline will run underneath the existing Eversource powerline easement across …

Letter: Right candidate for climate change

Friday, January 29, 2016

To the editor: How do you choose a candidate to take on climate change? Here are a few hints: 1. Does the candidate include the issue on his/her webpage? Don’t vote for a candidate who is asleep at the wheel. 2. Does the candidate deny the existence and …

Letters: The ability to find common ground

Monday, January 18, 2016

To the editor: We need a candidate for president who is experienced, resilient, cares about the interests and needs of all Americans, and has a proven track record. Hillary Clinton worked effectively as first lady and served as U.S. senator for two terms. She faithfully served our country …

Letters: Hiding in the shadows

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

To the editor: I’m writing to let people know something about a well-funded, but shadowy, organization called “New England Ratepayers Association” and a very expensive glossy mailer you may receive in your mail this week opposing net metering for solar installations. NERA is headed by Executive Director Marc …