Opinion

Letter: Clothing drive broke the record

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To the editor: The Souhegan Lions Club, serving Greenville, New Ipswich, Temple and Mason, and the Greenville Lioness Club would like to extend a huge, warm and fuzzy thank you to the members of our communities who donated to our annual clothing drive. This year, we collected a record number of 1,146 items! We distributed the clothing to local people when they retrieved their Thanksgiving food baskets from the Saint … 0

Letter: There’s more to learn about Islam

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

To the editor: It’s an unfortunate trait of human nature to treat others different than ourselves with suspicion or worse. Providing information, as Imram Shahzd did, is very important as is the ability to endure under circumstances that are not fair. My father came to this country as a child along with his siblings and parents. The schools made no accommodations for non-English … 0

Letter: Research doesn’t support position

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

To the editor: This is in response to Mr. Shahzad’s comments in the Letters to the Editor. This is a history question, and not a religious question. This is not an attack on Islam or the Qur’an, as Mr. Shahzad is trying to make it. Mr. Shahzad mentions Peter Salem, who was born a slave in Framingham, Massachusetts. Peter Salem is sold and … 0

Letters: Is Bill O’Brien a leader?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

To the editor: Much has been written recently about Bill O’Brien and his planned return to his former position as New Hampshire Speaker of the House. In various recent interviews with the former speaker, he has been proclaiming how much he likes being a leader. A leader? Nobody … 0

Letters: Stand up against the pipeline

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

To the editor: I am disgusted by your recent Pollyanish editorial regarding being open-minded to the proposed pipeline. Northern Massachusetts communities rejected it. Hollis, N.H., rejected it. Now of course they turn to a route through some of the poorer, lesser represented towns like Greenville and New Ipswich. … 0

Letters: History books based on events, not religion

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

To the editor: This is in response to the letter about a Muslim legacy. Our history books are based on events and not on one type of follower of a religion. We’re a diverse country and always have been, and to list all the religions of those who … 0

Letters: Keep Keystone in Canada

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

To the editor: Let Canada build the pipeline to Vancouver; it’s in their interest. It’s a much shorter distance, leading to fewer spills, fewer cover-ups and lies, more money to build oil refining capacity instead of oil spill capability. Pipelines leak: example, Alaska’s pipeline. Oil companies cover up … 0

Letters: Window painting contest went well

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

To the editor: Now that the 2014 election cycle has come a conclusion, I want to thank the more than 6,110 voters who took the time to come to the polls and cast their ballot for state representative for Cheshire County District 14. Voter turnout was exceptional and … 0

Viewpoint: Costs to ratepayers piling up, but who’s listening?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It is encouraging to read that PSNH CEO William Quinlan believes the cost of burying the Northern Pass project may be on the low-end of estimates. However, ratepayers need to be mindful of two important points: (1) Underground transmission line projects with the capacity and voltage of Northern … 0

Viewpoint: Success will come from compromise, not ideology

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Politics is defined by conflict, government by compromise. This balance seems to be perpetually lost on Washington, where politicians are swept away in perceived mandates and partisan warfare. This is not what the people want. Quite frankly, it’s what they most dislike about politics, and now it is … 0

Viewpoint: Needed: 2,000 students for ConVal School District

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

In 2003, I proposed building a new ConVal High School in Antrim to handle the exploding enrollment in the high school. We now know the ConVal district enrollment peaked about that time, while now we have lost almost one-third of that enrollment. In 2003, we had 278 teachers … 0

Viewpoint: Talk about long-term care plans during the holidays

Thursday, November 20, 2014

As Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday time approaches, and families gather to celebrate the events of the past year, family discussions about the future are bound to come up. As a member of Monadnock at Home, I was recently reminded that holiday time is also a critical time to … 0

Letter: Next two years could be brutal

Friday, November 21, 2014

To the editor: I agree with your editorial of last Thursday. What a disappointment to be anticipating a return to petty party politics! If past behavior predicts future behavior, the next two years will be most embarrassing for New Hampshire, if Bill O’Brien is confirmed as Speaker. I … 0