Viewpoint: Showing up, being present

Friday, November 14, 2014

I attended the Community Conversation on poverty at Bass Hall in Peterborough on Nov. 11. All present were interested in getting at the roots of poverty, while we recognize that “Band-Aids,” such as food pantries and emergency and transitional shelters, are necessary. A response to poverty at its roots requires a spiritual engagement, then a political analysis, and finally social action. The spiritual engagement is compassion, recognizing that another person’s … 0

Viewpoint: The time for action is now

Friday, November 14, 2014

What I came away with from the discussion on poverty at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture is that despite living in an affluent region, we have many individuals, couples and families who struggle with meeting the most basic needs. Most of these people are working families. A small percentage are unemployed. Some of the solutions talked about were creating more job … 0


Friday, November 14, 2014

At the conversation on poverty the evening of Nov. 11, most of the discussion centered on what is already being done to alleviate the results of poverty, hunger, homelessness and drugs by giving crisis support to those hanging on by a thread but unable to save money, establish credit, or have any hedge in the face of job layoff, health catastrophes and minimum … 0

Viewpoint: Life on the farm

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Originally from Maine, I’ve lived in Peterborough for the last few years. I spent the first two years working in coffee shops and kitchens, but I’ve known since I was in high school that what I’d like to … 0

Editorial: Veterans Day — a time for reflection

Monday, November 10, 2014

Every year on Memorial Day, you were sure to find New Ipswich’s Eddie Aho riding high in the convertible carrying the town’s remaining World War II veterans along the parade route. Each year, since he returned from his service as a member of the Navy Construction Battalion after … 0

Letters: Kickoff concert was a hit

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: Bravo to all who attended, performed or volunteered at the “Fill The Void” event. The outdoor concert was a kickoff for the ConVal Visual and Performing Arts Center initiative. “The Void” is the space originally intended to hold an auditorium when ConVal High was designed … 0

Letters: With gratitude and tears

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: Just a note to say that what Belletete’s accomplished in its “We Build It Forward” in Jaffrey one Saturday in September brought overwhelming gratitude to the lives of several families, and tears to the eyes of many of us. To reach out, as Vice-President Mike … 0

Letters: Students go wild over Wilde

Thursday, October 23, 2014

To the editor: Project Shakespeare student/actors Jennifer Migotsky, Lauren LeBritton, Somerset Young, Patrick Sherlock, Tia deVera, Eve Pierce, Dillon Sullivan and Jamie Ammon gave a joyful and laugh-filled reading of Oscar Wilde’s comedy masterpiece “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough and the Jaffrey … 0

Letters: Thanks for a great opportunity

Friday, October 31, 2014

To the editor: Thank you to the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce for arranging a candidates forum recently. This was a great opportunity to hear from all those running for state representative, Executive Council and State Senate to represent the Jaffrey-Rindge area. The only exception was Senate candidate Kevin … 0

Viewpoint: The risk of love

Friday, October 31, 2014

Recently my 10-month-old daughter, Elsa, became ill. She started to throw up, shake, and worst of all lose the mischievous glimmer that always seems to dance across her big blue eyes. As first time parents, we face the … 0

viewpoint: New world order challenges

Friday, October 31, 2014

When Americans look around the world today, we see one crisis after another: Russian aggression in Ukraine, extremism and chaos in Iraq and Syria, a deadly epidemic in West Africa, growing territorial tensions in the South China seas, a global economy that still isn’t producing enough growth or … 0

Letters: Candidate: You guys are the best

Thursday, November 6, 2014

To the editor: Thank you so much to all of my supporters and to all veterans that are like family to me, especially the Veteran Business Owners Association. You don’t know how much your support meant to me. Also I would like to congratulate the winners, Peter Leishman … 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