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

Viewpoint: On the Republican gubernatorial primary race

Friday, August 15, 2014

Dr. Emmet Fox once wrote, “As long as you accept a negative condition at its own valuation, so long will you remain in bondage to it, but you only have to assert your birthright as a free man or woman and you will be free.” This observation, applicable … 0

Letter: Washington’s letter to Jefferson

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Letter to the editor: In Jon Meacham’s “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,” a Pulitzer-winning biography, he writes of President Washington’s frustration with disagreement between Hamilton and Adams on one hand and Jefferson on the other. Progress in forming our new government was hindered by their continuing disagreements … 0

Letter: Thanks for Senior Lunch efforts

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Letter to the editor: Now that the Peterborough Senior Lunch at the Community Center is on vacation, it’s time to recognize those who sustain the program! A big thank you to Mary McArdle of Genesis Healthcare who has delivered yummy desserts each Friday; to Tony Regan of Bowling … 0

Letter: We don’t have the statesmen of old

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Letter to the editor: I have noted with interest the conflicting and opposing viewpoints with respect to the political issues of the day. Back in the 1840s and 1850s people lived in similarly contentious times, but they had leaders in the Senate with varying political viewpoints: Clay, Webster … 0

Letter: Adams Pool is on my mind

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To the editor: Although I am writing this letter out of frustration and annoyance, I would like to start on a positive note. I recently visited Adams pool for the first time since the renovations and was very pleased. The water was surprisingly warm compared to previous years, … 0

Letter: Thankful for this police officer

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To the editor: Melissa “Mel” Hetrick is a police officer for our quaint little town of Hancock. My daughter, Savannah, and I met Officer Hetrick while we were going through the most difficult time in our lives. She responded to our 911 call about the drowning death of … 0

Letter: Don’t change the spirit of this resource

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Recycling Center is absolutely a community resource! I am not a resident of Peterborough, but I am a taxpayer, so I use the center on occasion for recycling and I frequent the Mini Mall. For the last three years, Scott, Cliff and Marshall have saved three-ring binders … 0

Letter: On health clinic buffer zones

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To the editor: Recently the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law that provided for a buffer zone around women’s health clinics. In the last session of the New Hampshire Legislature, we passed a bill that was similar in many ways. The result of the Supreme Court … 0

Letter: Score one for Yankee ingenuity

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To the editor: Often we hear the stories of government projects gone awry, multiplying time and dollars to the taxpayers of New Hampshire. This is a different kind of story. A story of good old Yankee ingenuity, something we don’t see much of in an era of big … 0

Editor: ‘The powerful play goes on’

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin Williams touched millions of lives around the world, including at least one Peterborough resident — perhaps more — who appeared as an extra in “Jumanji,” which was filmed in Keene in the mid-1990s. But even if you never shared a set with the famed actor, it’s likely … 0