Opinion

Thank You Note: Two-day Phoenix program success

Friday, March 13, 2015

To the editor: On March 9 and March 10, 17 Conant High School students and four adults attended the two-day Phoenix Leadership Conference held at the United Church of Jaffrey. Expertly facilitated by Diane Fukuda of Microcatheter Components, attendees identified personal values and goals with strategies for achievement. Students and adults explored personal leadership skills such as value identification, positive mental attitude, responsibility and problem solving techniques. Many thanks to … 0

Letters: Smokers putting themselves at risk

Friday, March 13, 2015

To the editor: Many may not realize that this year the period from April 6 to April 10 is known as National Public Health Week. Each of these five days has an individual goal to be achieved, and as a whole, the week is intended to bring awareness to public health issues. There is a wide range of public health issues and some … 0

Letters: Hunting is not compassionate

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

To the editor: I would like to thank Liz Thomas for her letter of March 12 regarding the “proud trapper.” Liz and I share the same belief of what “compassionate” means, which in no way matches the belief of the “proud trapper.” I will never attach the word compassionate to any trapper or hunter. To do so is putting a spin on something … 0

Letter: My car made the paper

Thursday, March 12, 2015

To the editor: My car made the paper. My car was the vehicle that went up in flames in the story “Vehicle fire closes Route 202; driver not hurt.” I am so thankful that my son, Brian, the driver, was not hurt physically and only shaken up. Anyone … 0

Letters: A stinging slap in Mascenic vote

Thursday, March 12, 2015

To the editor: It’s time that New Ipswich taxpayers get informed about a few facts concerning Greenville. First, I want to sincerely thank the 939 voters from both towns who supported the school budget, which lost by only 17 votes. It won in New Ipswich by 118 but … 0

Letters: Proposed cuts did not affect admin.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

To the editor: I would first like to state that I am against any sales or income tax, as that would take away local control and would open the flood gates of additional money for government bureaucracies of all kinds to spend. The current system works and this … 0

Letter: Let’s get down to business

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

To the editor: The juxtaposition of Mr. Kolk’s and Mr. Williams’s viewpoint articles on page 9 of the March 10 paper was enlightening and validated some of my previous observations on how one’s “opinions” can be based on emotions, assumptions and/or facts. Mr. Kolk made some erroneous assumptions … 0

Viewpoint: Help for the homeless

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

As those involved with the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough know, rentals in our general area are costly. An article by Scott Carrier in the March issue of Mother Jones Magazine tells how homelessness in America is … 0

Viewpoint: Here’s what’s happening this spring

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In a few days it will officially be spring. The days are getting longer. We dare to think about our gardens, flowers and green grass. We have hope. At the core of what we do here at The … 0

Editorial: For leadership, look to our youth

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Leadership, achieving goals and making the most of yourself through hard work are traits that ought to be instilled early in a person’s life. For those who grow up playing sports, these things are ingrained through inspiring mentorship from coaches and older teammates. And when those traits carry … 0

Editorial: Town Meeting makes a difference

Monday, March 16, 2015

Town Meeting is a special time. It’s a place for town business, of course, where the budget gets set, voters decide whether or not to purchase new town equipment, or fix up town buildings and shore up capital reserves. But that’s not all that Town Meeting is about. … 0

Letters: Guinard: A positive for Peterborough

Friday, February 27, 2015

To the editor: As a resident of Peterborough for more than a dozen years, my wife and I have had numerous experiences that reinforced our decision to choose this place as our home. There is the downtown district with various shops and fine restaurants, as well as our … 0

Letters to the Editor: A gas pipeline that makes sense

Friday, February 27, 2015

To the editor: Eversource Energy (Northeast Utilities), National Grid and Spectra Energy are proposing a gas pipeline expansion project. The project is called Access Northeast. It isn’t getting much press because of the Kinder Morgan NED project is causing so much heat, smoke and mirrors. I’ve looked into … 0