Opinion

Viewpoint: Putting the ‘grand’ in grandparenting

Friday, May 15, 2015

When I was first told I would be a grandmother, I must admit I had reservations. Grandparenting is for old people. Grandmothers wear their hair in a bun, wear sensible shoes that tie, and they have false teeth. I was not ready for that. I have since discovered the wonder of being a grandmother. Wow. I had two granddaughters born within seven months of each other last year. They are … 0

Letters: Pipelines don’t belong in wetlands

Friday, May 15, 2015

To the editor: Have you ever looked at the environmental footprint of a gas transmission line and an electrical transmission line in a wetland area? I hope all of the paper’s readers have seen the pictures that Kinder Morgan frequently publishes of a large gas line being installed. Ever wondered why you don’t see pictures of a pipeline installed in a wetland? Kinder … 1

Letters: Finding health care providers

Friday, May 15, 2015

To the editor: Lucy Nichols’ thoughtful letter of May 12 underscored the difficulty of selecting a new health care facility based on publicly available hospital performance data. Hospitals typically expend a great deal of energy ensuring that they perform well on required safety and quality measures. A major driver for this is the emergence of “pay for performance,” whereby revenue from government and … 0

Letter: Your care for downtown matters

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

To the editor It was Lady Bird Johnson who once said, “The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” On behalf of TEAM Jaffrey, I would like to thank the 25 volunteers who came … 0

Viewpoints: Looking for ways to improve education

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

I am the mother of a child who has attended preschool the past two years at Peterborough Elementary School. I absolutely love the program and teachers. They have been amazing with my daughter. Recently there has been a lot of talk in the area about what our school … 0

Letters: Rethinking our health-care plans

Thursday, May 7, 2015

To the editor: My family and I are saddened by the departure of Doctors Jayne and Brown, who have cared for us since we arrived in the Monadnock region more than 16 years ago. In common with many local families, we are reluctantly rethinking our health care arrangements. … 0

Viewpoint: The cause of addiction: It’s not what you think

Thursday, May 7, 2015

We have spent the better part of the last century in a war on drugs. We still have a huge drug problem. Attempting to rid society of drugs is another top-down approach and, as with everything else that … 0

Letter: Remember their sacrifice

Friday, May 8, 2015

To the editor: Each year around Memorial Day, American Legion family members volunteer across the country to distribute millions of red crepe-paper poppies, in exchange for donations to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans in their communities. The poppy has become a worldwide recognized symbol of sacrifice and is … 0

Letters: A lot of what ifs with pipeline

Thursday, April 30, 2015

To the editor: If all the facts are correct (escalating need for energy, yield from the shale reserves, less CO2 emissions); if all hopes are realized (fair compensation to landowners, jobs, cheap energy cost); if all promises are kept (working with landowners to minimize disruption to property, tax … 0

Letters: ‘This is a call to action’

Thursday, April 30, 2015

To the editor: Our 38-year-old daughter was born with severe developmental disabilities and has been receiving services through the Department of Health and Human Services ever since. New Hampshire’s budget runs on a two year schedule. Legislators are currently working on the 2016-2017 budget. Every two years, services … 0

Viewpoint: A trade deal that could be harmful to your health

Friday, May 1, 2015

Suddenly Washington appears less dysfunctional and a surprisingly common purpose is emerging between the White House and the Congress around a new trade deal: the Trans Pacific Partnership, the biggest ever such, covering 40 percent of the world’s trade. Begun by George W. Bush in the last year … 0

Letter: Thanks to all the volunteers

Monday, May 4, 2015

To the editor: Greenfield had another successful Roadside Roundup on April 25, bringing in 1.2 tons of trash. This event relies on a large number of volunteers and the Greenfield Conservation Commission would like to thank everyone who participated. Many residents in town collected nearly 200 bags of … 0

Letters: Trash fairy? No such thing

Monday, May 4, 2015

To the editor: Now that the snow has melted in our quaint little town, I thought it would be a good time to dispel a myth for all the Antrim residents who utilize the recycling center. The “Trash Fairy” does not exist. When you travel to the recycling … 0