Opinion

Letter: Thanks from Old Greenfield Road

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: As a resident of the Old Greenfield Road, I wish to publicly express my gratitude, and delight, on “my” road’s recently completed upgrade. I’m happily reminded of it each time I drive or walk along its level, smooth surface. The step-by-step planning involved in a road improvement project of this magnitude is impressive. It was a lesson in engineering, heavy equipment operation and just plain muscle power. … 0

Thank you Notes: Hats off to Fire Chief Ed Walker

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Many thanks to Fire Chief Ed Walker of Peterborough for taking time out of his schedule to speak to the Friday Senior Lunch Group at the Community Center. He spoke about common obstacles in your home and how to safeguard yourself against them. Ann Lessard, volunteer coordinator Friday Senior Lunch Group, Peterborough … 0

Letter to the Editor: Annie Kuster has worked hard

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: We believe Annie Kuster deserves re-election on Nov. 4. She has worked very hard for the state of New Hampshire as our representative in Congress. It’s easy to scoff at the do-nothing Congress controlled by radical Republicans, but here’s a bit of what Annie has been able to accomplish despite Republican obstacles: She’s worked hard to create more jobs and … 0

Letter: Recognize rights of abutters

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: Homeowners and taxpayers in neighboring towns are well advised to “review farm use restrictions in wake of Peterborough controversy” as described in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on Sept. 23. “I apologize that we have not reached out to you the abutters in advance?” reads the letter … 0

Letter: It’s predictable politics

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: Some people are pretty predictable, especially people who are thinking about running for a political office. You can always tell the polished politician from the inexperienced. Such is the case with Larry Cleveland challenging Susan Emerson’s loyalty to the Republican party, while portraying himself as … 0

Letter: Intersection needs a fix

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: A need exists to remove the visual impediments located on the east side incline of Sand Hill road at the intersection of Sand Hill and Old Street roads, to further reduce the potential for traffic accidents to occur. When a motorist arrives at this intersection … 0

Letter: A possible way forward

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: I note the vast concerns expressed in the press regarding the future of Four Winds Farm. The Wentworth Coolidge Mansion, a formerly privately owned property now operated by the state’s Bureau of Historic Sites for the benefit of the public, had the same amount of … 0

Letter: Ag Commission is in full support

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: In response to the last Planning Board meeting regarding the conditional use permit for Dancing Ground Farm, the Peterborough Agricultural Commission would like to issue the following statement; Agricultural Commission Chair Ruth Holmes, recused herself from participating in the development and outreach associated with this … 0

Letter: Wasteful spenders in the voting booth

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: I want to sincerely thank the employees of Market Basket who put their careers on the line to support Arthur T. Demoulas. Also thanks to the shoppers for a fantastic boycott. New England is a very expensive place to live and heavily taxed so we … 0

Country living: Cleaning out the corners of our lives

Friday, October 3, 2014

How long have you been living in your present abode? Have you been there long enough to have the roof re-shingled a few times? How about the attic? Been up there lately to get things sorted out — you know, all those photos that never got put into … 0

Viewpoint: Keeping the door open for common ground

Monday, October 6, 2014

Many thanks to the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse for bringing Gov. Dukakis to Peterborough. Franklin Pierce University professor and State Representative for Cheshire District 9 Doug Ley introduced Gov. Dukakis and shared with us the most important idea he absorbed from his conversation with the governor: … 0

Viewpoint: Motives as important as actions

Monday, October 6, 2014

Gov. Michael Dukakis is a politician of unquestioned honesty and integrity, and the lesson he offered on Sept. 24 was a simple yet difficult one: “Don’t question the motives of those with whom you disagree.” His example of that referenced his days in the Legislature, when disagreements were … 0

Editorial: A call to action on the heroin problem

Monday, October 6, 2014

“Heroin — ‘This problem is here’” was a headline on last Thursday’s front page. For some of us, that was news. For others, it wasn’t. Ron Smith lost his son to a heroin overdose more than two years ago. Today, he tells his story. We know others in … 0