Opinion

Editorial: Collaboration is the key to survival

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Monadnock region is rich in its commitment to education and the arts. It’s a place where people have long come for training and praxis in the theater, visual arts, music, as well as humanities. Close to 70 years ago, the Sharon Arts Center was incorporated with a mission to, as its website says, “provide education in the theory and practice of the arts and crafts through instruction, exhibitions and … 0

Letter: Book discussions an opportunity

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: A reader’s treat awaits at the Ingalls Memorial Library in Rindge. Once a month, readers are invited to meet for a book group discussion on the classics, led by Marcia Breckenridge. What makes this group so interesting and fun is Marcia. She is a retired teacher of British and American literature. She brings us the background of the book and … 0

Letter: Thanks for a great festival season

Friday, August 22, 2014

To the editor: The Monadnock Music Board of Trustees would like to express our gratitude for a successful 49th Festival Season. First, there is lots of thanks to be given to all of those great people who made this year such a success: to our staff, headed by our managing director, Christopher Sink; to our festival manager, Helen Titchener, whose efficiency and focus … 0

Editorial: Freedom of the press isn’t free

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

At home and overseas, American journalists are engaged in a bitter battle for the truth. In some cases, these reporters’ rights are infringed upon, and their Constitutionally granted access to public information is denied. In others, they’re forced away from the locations where news is being made, unable … 0

Viewpoint: The rise of poverty

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Over the past four years, just under half of the people who have been our guests at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter have been children. But in 2013 alone, 17 of the 27 guests were children. And the … 0

Viewpoint: Employment services available

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Job hunting. Somehow this phrase strikes fear in the hearts of most of us. Finding work is hard work. There are many reasons to be looking for work. Some have just graduated from high school or college. Others have been part of company downsizing. Some have lost their … 0

Letter: Nonprofits are our strength

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

To the editor: Thank you for the sensitive editorial in your Aug. 14 edition entitled “The powerful play goes on.” I learned about Robin William’s death the just before going to bed the day it happened. A certain sadness kept calling me to stay awake. I have spent … 0

Editorial: Reduce, reuse, recycle — reality

Monday, August 18, 2014

It’s hard to fault Peterborough Recycling Center Manager Scott Bradford and his staff for wanting to find ways to reuse material that residents bring in to throw away. The center’s metal and lumber piles can be a treasure trove for those with imagination and the willingness to sift … 0

Viewpoints: Scouting trip to Curacao changed my life

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The adventure is over, but the memories are sure to last a lifetime! My participation in the 15th Caribbean Jamboree in Curacao this summer was absolutely amazing. Let me start at the beginning. As one of 15 Boy … 0

Letter: Re: “Man rescues dog from a canal”

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: If Mr. Michael Boyd was in control of his dog as per a town ordinance he wouldn’t have put himself or his dog in danger. The ordinance says he is supposed to have control of his dog and, in the article, he states he took … 0

Letter: Open letter to Gary Lambert

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: Re: Aug. 14’s Union Leader, page A3. Col. Lambert: Re: your days in the N.H. Senate when you and Sen. Bragdon decided to turn against the will of all New Hampshire residents, not just those in your District 13. When it appeared you and Bradgon … 0

Letter: Please reconsider recycling policy

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: Peterborough Public Works Director Rodney Bartlett’s recent directive prohibiting employees of the Peterborough Recycling Center from acting on requests by residents to salvage and set aside particular items was undoubtedly well-intentioned. However, the consequences of the directive seem to us to be similar to throwing … 0

Letter: Misconceptions on Northern Pass

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: Recently, this paper covered a speech made by the president of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests to the Amos Fortune Forum. One of the issues discussed was the Northern Pass. Unfortunately, the article repeated many of the inaccuracies the Forest Society … 0