Opinion

Viewpoint: Showing up, being present

Friday, November 14, 2014

I attended the Community Conversation on poverty at Bass Hall in Peterborough on Nov. 11. All present were interested in getting at the roots of poverty, while we recognize that “Band-Aids,” such as food pantries and emergency and transitional shelters, are necessary. A response to poverty at its roots requires a spiritual engagement, then a political analysis, and finally social action. The spiritual engagement is compassion, recognizing that another person’s … 0

Viewpoint: The time for action is now

Friday, November 14, 2014

What I came away with from the discussion on poverty at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture is that despite living in an affluent region, we have many individuals, couples and families who struggle with meeting the most basic needs. Most of these people are working families. A small percentage are unemployed. Some of the solutions talked about were creating more job … 0

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Friday, November 14, 2014

At the conversation on poverty the evening of Nov. 11, most of the discussion centered on what is already being done to alleviate the results of poverty, hunger, homelessness and drugs by giving crisis support to those hanging on by a thread but unable to save money, establish credit, or have any hedge in the face of job layoff, health catastrophes and minimum … 0

Letter: World-class theater here

Friday, November 7, 2014

To the editor: Here in Peterborough we are fortunate to have not only award-winning summer theater at the Peterborough Players, but plays, operas and ballets presented at the Players throughout the off season. The productions are in HD; many are live broadcasts with state of the art sound … 0

Letter: Thoughts from a proud father

Friday, November 7, 2014

To the editor: Last week was Halloween, and what a day it was. The town of Jaffrey was in full tilt. Every store, station and nook and cranny was giving out candy. As the night came to a close, I was driving by the town library and watched … 0

Letters: Thanks for ongoing support

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: Celebrating 25 years of service to the land and people of southwestern New Hampshire this year, the Monadnock Conservancy thanks the community for its ongoing support. It’s because of willing landowners, who voluntarily conserve their land, that this region of New Hampshire continues to be … 0

Letters: Harvest Fair a success

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: On behalf of the Rindge Woman’s Club, I’d like to thank all those who helped make the 41st Annual Harvest Fair a great success! We appreciate the Rindge Police and Fire Departments, RAMS, the Recreation Department and the individuals, organizations and businesses that contributed to … 0

Letters: 275th, a fantastic celebration

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: The 275th Peterborough anniversary celebration came off with a bang — actually, quite a number of bangs; muskets firing, drums drumming, and booming fireworks! And all because a core group of dedicated people from Peterborough, Bennington, and even as far away as Gilsum, put in … 0

Letters: A seasonal thank you from pantry

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: On behalf of the Peterborough Human Services Fund board of directors, we send out a hearty thank you to all of the local farmers, gardeners, and gleaners for bringing your beautiful vegetables and flowers to the Peterborough Food Pantry during the summer months. In fact, … 0

Letter: Breakfast was a huge success

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

To the editor: On behalf of the N.H. Sisters of Mercy, I would like to thank the many people, businesses and organizations for helping us make our annual breakfast for the Women of Plaisance, Haiti, a huge success. This includes St. Patrick Parish, St. Patrick School, Savron Graphics, … 0

Letters: In appreciation of library director

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: All of us at the Peterborough Community Center’s Senior Lunch want to thank Corinne Chronopoulos, library director, for her recent talk about what is happening at the Library. She discussed future programs, research services and the downloading of e-books. And six residents signed up for … 0

Letters: Clean-up was a great success

Thursday, October 30, 2014

To the editor: Special thanks to all who participated in the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce and the town of Jaffrey fall town-wide cleanup. As usual, a great job was done by all! We always like to give the town of Jaffrey’s DPW employees kudos; they do a great … 0

LOOKING BACK: My recent interview and the temple without a sign

Friday, October 31, 2014

In 1948, the State of Israel was born, and the Jews of Claremont opened the doors of their very own synagogue, a white brick building that had once been an elementary school. They named it Temple Myer-David after two Claremonters who died in World War II, Myer Satzow … 0