Opinion

Letter: Thank you for the smooth ride

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

To the editor: First of all, I would like to thank John and Joshua of the Peterborough Fire and Rescue Ambulance Service for making my unexpected trip from Monadnock Community Hospital to Catholic Medical Center so pleasant. As Joshua and I conversed back and forth to make the time pass, I mentioned to Joshua, “What a nice, smooth riding ambulance.” “Yes,” he replied. “It’s our new one.” Peterborough should be … 0

Viewpoint: A day for the dogs

Monday, June 29, 2015

Editor’s note: A Day for the Dogs was a free event Saturday hosted by Treat Goods, offering the pubic a chance to meet with pet adoption agencies, as well as pet groomers, trainers, photographers, etc. On Saturday my boy Bleu Bayou and I went to Depot Square to enjoy a pretty summer day … 0

Letter: Egg production is beneficial

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: Thank you for the important article on the current egg price development. Aside from paying a little more for eggs, many might not understand what causes such a change. The strong and devastating impact of the bird flu is just one of the threats to conventional agriculture. It is also one of the many results of conventional agriculture. There are … 0

Be nice to the summer people

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The summer solstice has arrived and departed, leaving in its wake a beautiful crescent moon, gorgeous watercolor skies and sweaty summer weather. And as with every year, the next wave of arrivals to the Monadnock region is set to descend. No, not black flies (they’re always here, it … 0

Editorial: A focused driver is a safe driver

Monday, June 22, 2015

How many of us have picked up a phone and checked the time, a text, or other alert when stopped at a red light or stop sign? Beginning July 1, you’ll be breaking the law if you do. New Hampshire’s Hands-Free Electronic Device Law will be in effect … 0

Thank You Note: JRMS parents are wonderful

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

To the editor: A huge thank you to our wonderful Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School parents who helped to make Teacher Appreciation Week so wonderful! The food was great, but the thought behind the food was that much sweeter. Thanks so much for thinking of us! Lisa Wilkinson Dean of … 0

Letters: Much support for library project

Monday, June 15, 2015

To the editor: On behalf of the 1833 Society, I would like to thank all those who attended our annual meeting at the Peterborough Town Library on June 10. We were pleased with the turnout, and it was gratifying to witness so much support for the Library of … 0

Thank You NOte: Exhibit opens at the center

Monday, June 15, 2015

To the editor: The Monadnock Center for History and Culture recently concluded our exhibit, “Gents Bow, Ladies Know How: Traditional Dance in the Monadnock Region,” presented in partnership with the Monadnock Folklore Society. We are delighted to report that this exhibit will be on display in Concord at … 0

Letters: Don’t tell women how to vote

Monday, June 15, 2015

To the editor: Re Mr. Wilkins’ letter of June 9: In an era where it is finally conceivable that a woman might be elected president, it is telling to see that there is still enough of a patriarchy intact that men feel entitled to instruct “ladies” on how … 0

Letter: Create unity, not discord

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

To the editor: And round and round we go — another fiery local presentation of the case against Israel is challenged by questions of anti-Jewish language and/or perspective, followed by a categorical dismissal of anti-Semitism. Our community has seen this divisive cycle for decades, with little or no … 0

Viewpoint: Need for trust between public, private sectors

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

It was a great pleasure to hear former Governor John Lynch deliver the talk at the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse at the Bass Hall earlier this month. His homey, conversational and witty style was captivating, and drawing upon his rich trove of experiences in the public … 0

Letter: Music belongs at Marty’s

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Nicole Ruggiero. I currently operate Marty’s Driving Range in Mason. My parents built this business from the ground up in 1992. I was 7 years old. Growing up in a family business can teach you a lot about work ethic, … 0

Viewpoint: Why I will veto budget

Friday, June 19, 2015

In recent days, Republicans on the budget Committee of Conference finalized a budget proposal that is unbalanced and dishonest about what it funds. It also includes unpaid-for corporate tax cuts, creating a hole in this budget and in future budgets at the expense of critical economic priorities. For … 0