Opinion

Letters: Who’s worse?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

To the editor: As usual, demonstrating his bacterium level of intelligence and colossal cognitive dissonance, our closet-Muslim and domestic terrorist Barry Soetoro, while asserting that potential victims should be defenseless through further infringements on their Second Amendment civil rights, fails to recognize that the illegal alien foreign invaders, whose invasion he traitorously facilitates through his open borders and unmonitored visas, have murdered thousands more innocents than all those killed by … 0

Viewpoint: What need, what profits?

Monday, June 29, 2015

I came away from my latest Kinder Morgan open house the other evening with a decidedly sinking feeling. One of the Kinder Morgan reps answering questions was clearly intelligent and well-informed. His answers were thoughtful and complete. He was no liar, nor a con man. The conclusion I was left with is a simple one: The company he represents wants one thing, and … 1

Letter: The moral right to say no

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

To the editor: The introduction of a gas pipeline through southern New Hampshire is not just a local issue, but a global one. In many places worldwide, the fossil fuel industry is imposing its will on often unwilling populations. As countries begin to move to renewable energy sources, this industry seeks to extract the last ounce of profit from an activity on its … 1

Letters: Hasty timbering is a concern

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

To the editor: While I have resisted the temptation to write yet another letter about a unnecessary parking lot on a protected river, and while I ignored the “why people don’t vote” dialogue (when 70 percent of the town commutes long distances to work, you have a bedroom … 0

Letter: Is voting by gender sexist?

Monday, July 13, 2015

To the editor: If I vote for a candidate of one party who happens to be male, so as to prevent a candidate of another party from being elected because she is female, would I be a sexist? On the other hand, if I voted for a candidate … 0

Letters: State rep’s view on pipeline

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

For the benefit of my constituents I have written the following to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: I am writing to oppose the Northeast Energy Direct Project (NED) under PF14-22 as currently proposed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. Division of Kinder Morgan (KM). There is no argument … 1

Viewpoint: ‘The people demand that government really work for us’

Friday, July 10, 2015

For the dreamers among us, every four years come new reasons for hope: Maybe this time, maybe this guy, maybe at last. Then comes the election, and (sometimes) the honeymoon: The new guy rolls out his plans, reaffirms … 0

Editorial: Drug issue calls for balancing act

Monday, July 13, 2015

It’s complicated. Law enforcement, town officials and human service agencies all must balance the need to stop the drug distributors and drug dealers, while also addressing the needs of those who suffer the disease of addiction, no matter what their drug of choice may be. Two incidents in … 0

Viewpoint: Is history repeating itself?

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Nazis called the Holocaust the “final solution of the Jewish question.” What did they mean by “the Jewish question?” Why was it important in history? What is its relevance to the present? Sept. 2 will mark 70 … 1

Viewpoint: Let’s build an addition, rather than new facility

Monday, June 15, 2015

Aromatherapy was touted as a benefit to the residents of Maplewood Nursing Home if the Green House model is implemented in Keene. They can smell the coffee and the food. Well, that is all nice and good if you want to smell food in your room. Somehow, the … 0

Letters: Helping our neighbors in need

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: The Contoocook Valley Transportation Company provides no-fee transportation to appointments for neighbors in real need of local transportation from Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Greenville, Hancock, Jaffrey, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Rindge, Sharon and Temple. CVTC is a non-profit 501c(3) charity. As a new volunteer driver, … 0

Thank you notes: The benefits of Project Search

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: Thank you for your continued coverage of those members of our community who have graduated from the Project Search program in Keene. Your recent two articles performed a great service of highlighting those in our area who may need a helping hand in the workplace … 0

letters: Maplewood needs your attention

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

To the editor: As a group of concerned citizens, we, the Coalition for Transparency and Fact, have asked the Cheshire County delegation for the future of the Cheshire Nursing Home to reexamine their facts and figures. After careful examination of the Warren Street report, we requested that the … 0