Opinion

Letters: Who’s worse?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

To the editor: As usual, demonstrating his bacterium level of intelligence and colossal cognitive dissonance, our closet-Muslim and domestic terrorist Barry Soetoro, while asserting that potential victims should be defenseless through further infringements on their Second Amendment civil rights, fails to recognize that the illegal alien foreign invaders, whose invasion he traitorously facilitates through his open borders and unmonitored visas, have murdered thousands more innocents than all those killed by … 0

Viewpoint: What need, what profits?

Monday, June 29, 2015

I came away from my latest Kinder Morgan open house the other evening with a decidedly sinking feeling. One of the Kinder Morgan reps answering questions was clearly intelligent and well-informed. His answers were thoughtful and complete. He was no liar, nor a con man. The conclusion I was left with is a simple one: The company he represents wants one thing, and … 1

Letter: The moral right to say no

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

To the editor: The introduction of a gas pipeline through southern New Hampshire is not just a local issue, but a global one. In many places worldwide, the fossil fuel industry is imposing its will on often unwilling populations. As countries begin to move to renewable energy sources, this industry seeks to extract the last ounce of profit from an activity on its … 1

Viewpoint: Shhhh! School buses sleeping!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

You’ve probably noticed that something is missing from our roadways these days. Our school buses — those canary-colored carriers of our most prized possessions — are taking their summer naps. After the snow-packed winter they went through this … 0

Letter: Keep business tax to fund Medicaid

Thursday, July 2, 2015

To the editor: Thank you for including the information on the state budget, presented by the Governor and Peterborough’s state senator, in your June 23 edition. Many small businesses do not support Senator Sanborn’s push to decrease the Business Enterprise Tax and Business Profits Tax, despite his continuing … 0

Letter: Reflecting on the life of Paul Hobbs

Thursday, July 2, 2015

To the editor: I began working with my father, Paul Ellsworth Hobbs, when I was 13 years old. He taught me lifelong lessons about people, business, ethics and family. He often burned the midnight oil, working until the wee hours of the morning at the store in Peterborough. … 0

Editorial: Hassan: Energy is critical to economy

Thursday, July 9, 2015

When Gov. Maggie Hassan agreed to stop in for a talk with our Editorial Board on Tuesday, chief among our concerns was how she would address the pipeline question. Hassan was thoughtful, saying she and other New England governors were looking at the Northeast as a whole when … 1

Editorial: About time for a ban on synthetics

Monday, July 6, 2015

It’s a move long overdue. On Monday, Gov. Maggie Hassan signed into law a bill banning synthetic drugs, a cause championed by State Rep. Susan Emerson (R-Rindge) and Rindge Crime Watch. In 2013, synthetic drugs were not the statewide conversation they are now. A spate of reported overdoses … 0

Viewpoint: This land is (not) your land

Monday, June 15, 2015

June 23 marked the ten-year anniversary of the infamous U.S. Supreme Court “eminent domain” opinion: Kelo v. City of New London (Connecticut.) In this case, setting the stage for what may happen here with Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline, families were forced to give up property for the benefit … 0

Viewpoint: Pipeline hysteria

Monday, June 29, 2015

The proposed pipeline running through our border towns has certainly stirred debate in our area. Talk of incinerating a school in Temple 2.5 miles from the power line route particularly stirred me. Not to be out done, the wells will be poisoned. Is everyone believing this? This may … 2

Viewpoint: ‘we will fight this predator’

Monday, June 29, 2015

Never let it be said that being a steward of a critically endangered species is an easy thing. Villi Poni Farm Sanctuary in New Ipswich is a preserve for the critically endangered Newfoundland pony. It seems around every … 1

Letters: Republicans pick the wrong fight

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: The Republicans play the religion card for the purely pragmatic reason that it buys them votes. (Thanks for the votes, suckers!) But, when the Catholic pope, who is a respected religious leader and scientist, takes a position that contradicts their industry-funded dogma on climate change, … 0

Letters: Where are our rights in NED?

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: The Northeast Energy Direct pipeline proposed by Kinder Morgan provides no benefit to Rindge. Families that wanted a beautiful, quiet place to call home and raise their kids bought their homes in southern New Hampshire. That said, I live in Rindge. My home is about … 0