Opinion

Editorial: Let’s help farmers help themselves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In his “History Of Peterborough, Book One,” George Abbot Morison wrote in 1954, “Farming in Peterborough was truly a way of life rather than a means of cash income.” When Morison wrote those words, he was looking back at 215 years of Peterborough history. Could he have looked forward another 60 years, it’s hard to imagine he would have changed his assessment. But while it’s clear that farming in this … 0

Viewpoint: What’s happened to ‘land of the free, home of the brave’?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Amidst the carnage with guns that is being played out daily and nightly across our nation’s media, one aspect of the carnage is not yet being pursued by investigative reporters. That question is, who is profiting from America’s carnage? “Follow the money” is one of American filmdom’s most famous phrases from “All The President’s Men.” The words are as relevant now as they … 0

Letter: Conservatives won’t take us far

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: In his letter of Aug. 28, Mr. Brian Somero urges readers to “Do homework, vote conservative.” If he expects this to solve our immigration problems, he is sadly mistaken. Had he done his homework, he would have found that the recent peak in net illegal immigration into the United States occurred during the administration of “compassionate conservative” George W. Bush. … 0

Garcia has passion and compassion

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

There’s no such thing as a sure thing in politics. No matter how the polls are reading or for whom the pundits are guaranteeing victory, there’s nothing set in stone until Election Day. In New Hampshire this election cycle, we think the best example of a race where … 0

Viewpoint: Recycling Center practices should be for the good of all

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Editor’s note: The Select Board meeting referred to in this piece was held Tuesday night. The recent policy change made by the town of Peterborough’s administration to stop having staff put aside items at the request of townspeople seems unwarranted, precipitously made, and decided without input from the … 0

Viewpoint: Thank you for allowing me to serve you

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I want to thank each and everyone one of you for giving me the opportunity to represent you in Concord for the past two years. It has truly been one of the highlights of my life. While we all see the daily dysfunction in Washington, where nothing seems … 0

Welcome back, Market Basket

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The deal reached by the competing factions of the Demoulas family last week that put Arthur T. Demoulas back in charge of the Market Basket grocery store chain is great news for the local residents who shop regularly at the company’s stores in Rindge, Milford and Swanzey. They’ll … 0

Viewpoint: Let’s review buffer zone facts

Friday, August 22, 2014

Jon Manley’s letter last week explained why he continues to favor the New Hampshire buffer zone law, in spite of the fact that a similar Massachusetts law was unanimously struck down by the Supreme Court. While Jon’s letter … 0

Letter: Integrity needed for N.H. Senate

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

To the editor: Republican voters in Milford, Wilton, Amherst and Merrimack have a choice to make in the upcoming State Senate primary. Of the four candidates, only one has the legislative experience, consistency and integrity to be the best senator we could ever hope for: Gary Daniels. Last … 0

Letter: Not what I expect in a candidate

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Letter to the editor: I am not going to ask voters to vote for a particular candidate. I would just like to remind District 8 residents, which include those in Antrim, Bennington and Francestown, about one Republican state Senate candidate that attempted to serve the Town of Deering. … 0

Letter:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

To the editor: Subway, no way! Fact: Subway is and has been looking to come to Peterborough for years and the time is getting short. Many inquires have occurred recently. Over the past five years, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know the owners of the 16 … 0

Peterborough: I will miss those trees

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

To the editor: The saddest thing. Well maybe not the saddest, but pretty disturbing for this self-professed tree-hugger from way back. I just ran down Union Street past the playground and saw that the road crew is, right now, cutting down the row of trees on the south … 0

Letter: Writer missed my meaning

Thursday, August 28, 2014

To the editor: A letter of Aug. 26 was critical of my ideas on educational funding expressed in an earlier viewpoints. My critic misunderstood my position. He accuses me of opposing funding for special needs students. I specifically wrote, “Some students need special education...” I criticized our state … 0