Opinion

Letter: World needs to support Israel

Friday, July 18, 2014

To the editor: Ms. Saenger’s viewpoint is only hers and for her and the few others to continually blame Israel for the endless violence over there is completely wrong, as Hamas always has been the aggressor and anyone with any common sense and a reasonable amount of intelligence can see what is really going on there. This subject is getting really old and I hope Israel can go in to … 0

Letter: Spring cleaning drive saw success

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To the editor: The Frontier Girls and Quest Boys of Rindge would like to thank everyone for their generosity in helping us with our spring cleaning drive for Veteran Victory Farm of Fitzwilliam. Not only were we able to purchase many needed cleaning supplies, we were also able to partner with Damien Gillespie and Michelle Barrows to bring the farm a Laundry Pure … 0

Letter: Thanks to all for cupcake event

Thursday, July 24, 2014

To the editor: The Night of 1,000 Cupcakes in Jaffrey, sponsored by the Jaffrey Civic Center on July 17, a perfect summer evening, was a rousing success. Nearly 3,500 cupcakes were admired, chosen, and consumed by a crowd of more than 1,500 eager eaters. The Cupcake Committee and the Directors and Incorporators of the Civic Center would like to thank our many creative … 0

Letter: It’s time for action in our schools

Friday, July 11, 2014

To the editor: In a recent issue of our New Hampshire state newspaper, it was reported that Mount Washington College has made the business decision to close two of its campuses because of declining enrollment. The closing of the two campuses, and the layoff of approximately 50 employees … 0

Editorial: Look to balance, in cost savings

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Every taxpayer is grateful when they have a governing body that is looking out for their best interests, both financially and when it comes to the level and quality of services provided to residents. The key is knowing what the balance is between the two. Sometimes the decision … 0

Country Living: About my dreaded root canal

Monday, June 30, 2014

This is the time of year I should be stretched out on a sandy beach or sitting on a blanket under a cool leafy tree and opening a goodie-filled picnic basket. But no — so far my summer seems to be all about teeth. It began in my … 0

Letter: Appreciation is due to Candace Wharton and all

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: The Trustees of the Old Meeting House of Francestown, Inc. send a special public thank you to Candace Wharton of Francestown, and to her music students, their parents and their other concertgoers. Candace, her husband, Richard, and her music students give an annual concert in … 0

Letter: Our thanks to Scouts, chamber

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: Thank you Rindge Chamber of Commerce and Boy Scouts, Troop 308. On July 2, our celebration of Independence Day, on a late afternoon where we had weather just short of a hurricane, it was amazing to see all the dedicated workers, from volunteers to organizations … 0

Letter: Internet is a basic human right

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: I believe that the Internet should be an egalitarian international global resource. It should be as ubiquitous as air. Internet access should be a basic human right. I know that infrastructure is required to provide such a service and someone needs to pay for it. … 0

Letter: Mystery dinner fundraiser was a success

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

To the editor: The Greenfield Historical Society is very appreciative of the support from area residents for our first Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser. We sold out! It was a fun and entertaining evening for all. A big thank you to the cast and to all of the attendees. … 0

Viewpoint: Expressions of generosity aplenty at food pantry

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Peterborough Food Pantry has been a service organization in town since 1995. That’s a long time for a nonprofit. Lots of factors determine our success; things like reliable volunteers, providing good service, accessible space and, very importantly, … 0

Viewpoint: ‘The story is how we did it — with real bipartisanship’

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Last week, the state’s revenue numbers for June came in, giving us the budget picture for the whole fiscal year. The news was good: We are on track to finish the year on budget, with even a little room to spare. Since balanced budgets seem so far out … 0

Viewpoint: A look at driving factors in Middle East Muslim extremism

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

There is a radical Sunni militant movement in the Middle East that is providing the seeds for a regional sectarian war between the Shiites and the Sunnis. But to understand the total ramifications of this varying conflict over time, we must turn to history to understand the driving … 0