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Opinion

Editorial: Rep. O’Brien isn’t right for the job

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

State Rep. Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) is not the right person to serve as speaker of the House. And there are numerous examples that serve to illustrate this point. What we know of O’Brien in the role of House speaker — he previously held the position from 2011 to 2012 — shows he is ill-equipped to deal fairly and equitably with people, that he shows little concern for transparency and … 0

Letter: Inclusivity is the answer

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To the editor: It was with great pleasure that my son and I attended the Education Equity Summit in Concord this past weekend. The event, cosponsored by ABLE NH, or Advocates Building Lasting Equality, and Granite State Organizing Project, sought to examine and compare equity in education for students who experience differences — disabilities, you’d say — and students of color. Both populations … 0

Letter: Outraged over high tax bill

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To the editor: In regard to the recent New Ipswich property tax bills, I hope that a lot more folks are finally as outraged as I’ve been for many years. I’m sure that there are many who are wondering why such a large increase. Juggle it any which way you want, but bottom line is we’re spending far too much and continually caving … 0

Letters: Your support was appreciated

Thursday, November 6, 2014

To the editor: Many thanks to the nearly 4,000 voters in District 38 who supported my candidacy for the N.H. House of Representatives and to the many committed volunteers who worked so hard on my behalf. Although I missed out by 98 votes, it was a privilege and … 0

Letter: World-class theater here

Friday, November 7, 2014

To the editor: Here in Peterborough we are fortunate to have not only award-winning summer theater at the Peterborough Players, but plays, operas and ballets presented at the Players throughout the off season. The productions are in HD; many are live broadcasts with state of the art sound … 0

Letter: Thoughts from a proud father

Friday, November 7, 2014

To the editor: Last week was Halloween, and what a day it was. The town of Jaffrey was in full tilt. Every store, station and nook and cranny was giving out candy. As the night came to a close, I was driving by the town library and watched … 0

Letters: Thanks for ongoing support

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: Celebrating 25 years of service to the land and people of southwestern New Hampshire this year, the Monadnock Conservancy thanks the community for its ongoing support. It’s because of willing landowners, who voluntarily conserve their land, that this region of New Hampshire continues to be … 0

Letters: Harvest Fair a success

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: On behalf of the Rindge Woman’s Club, I’d like to thank all those who helped make the 41st Annual Harvest Fair a great success! We appreciate the Rindge Police and Fire Departments, RAMS, the Recreation Department and the individuals, organizations and businesses that contributed to … 0

Letters: 275th, a fantastic celebration

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: The 275th Peterborough anniversary celebration came off with a bang — actually, quite a number of bangs; muskets firing, drums drumming, and booming fireworks! And all because a core group of dedicated people from Peterborough, Bennington, and even as far away as Gilsum, put in … 0

Letters: A seasonal thank you from pantry

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: On behalf of the Peterborough Human Services Fund board of directors, we send out a hearty thank you to all of the local farmers, gardeners, and gleaners for bringing your beautiful vegetables and flowers to the Peterborough Food Pantry during the summer months. In fact, … 0

Letter: Breakfast was a huge success

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

To the editor: On behalf of the N.H. Sisters of Mercy, I would like to thank the many people, businesses and organizations for helping us make our annual breakfast for the Women of Plaisance, Haiti, a huge success. This includes St. Patrick Parish, St. Patrick School, Savron Graphics, … 0

Letters: In appreciation of library director

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: All of us at the Peterborough Community Center’s Senior Lunch want to thank Corinne Chronopoulos, library director, for her recent talk about what is happening at the Library. She discussed future programs, research services and the downloading of e-books. And six residents signed up for … 0

Letters: Clean-up was a great success

Thursday, October 30, 2014

To the editor: Special thanks to all who participated in the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce and the town of Jaffrey fall town-wide cleanup. As usual, a great job was done by all! We always like to give the town of Jaffrey’s DPW employees kudos; they do a great … 0