Opinion

Editorial: Enough hot air — time to play ball

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl are always a time for media hype, overblown issues and millions of words dedicated to discussing things most NFL fans already know. This year is no exception to that rule. In fact, it’s the best example in recent memory of the media beating a story into the ground as we head toward the big game. The big story, of course, is … 0

Letters: It’s just greed, pure and simple

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

To the editor: Why, oh why, is it that so many people support politicians and causes that are directly contrary to their own best interests? No sooner do we get the frightful news that Kinder Morgan is proposing a huge new natural gas pipeline to run through our beautiful southern New Hampshire towns than the usual local gas bags are writing letters to … 0

Letters: Pipeline got a ‘full-court press’

Thursday, January 15, 2015

To the editor: I’m not sure what the New Hampshire journalism awards are called, but I hope your paper is recognized for the remarkable work you are doing covering the story of the Kinder Morgan pipeline planned for this region. Since local towns were first made aware of this project in early December, your paper has done a wonderful job raising awareness of … 0

Viewpoint-: Martin Luther King Jr. was an American hero

Friday, January 16, 2015

I am very inspired by the speech “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King Jr. I have found some very inspirational quotes from this speech. It was held on Aug. 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. In the speech, one of Dr. King’s most … 0

Viewpoint: Martin Luther King Jr. — a legend with lessons that live on

Friday, January 16, 2015

In researching Martin Luther King Jr., I learned lots about a man who wanted equality, justice and peace for all. He was a man who stood up for what he believed in. “Since being in India, I am more convinced than ever before that the method of nonviolent … 0

Viewpoint: Teamwork makes the dream work

Friday, January 16, 2015

I believe that teamwork makes the dream work is very true. Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t make his dream come true on his own; he needed lots of help. It took thousands of people to achieve desegregation of the Montgomery bus system through boycotts. It took tens of … 0

Viewpoint: Perseverance

Friday, January 16, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr.’s astonishing “I Have a Dream” speech inspires me to have perseverance through unyielding times. Martin Luther King Jr. had to have perseverance when our nation was unwilling to give civil rights to African-Americans. Police chiefs were allowing their officers to arrest, hurt, and even … 0

Editorial: Devotion to a dream lives on

Monday, January 19, 2015

The region in which we live has long been known for its forward thinking. Great men and women, like Willa Cather, Mark Twain and Frederick Douglass, have made their homes, if only temporarily, in our towns. Others born and raised here embody that same tolerant, creative and universally … 0

Viewpoint: Courage

Friday, January 16, 2015

Martin Luther King was an activist, a pastor, a father, a leader. He was the prime mover of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the keynote speaker in the March on Washington, and the youngest man to receive the Noble Peace Prize. He changed the way Americans viewed African American … 0

Editorial: Mixed signals on the local economy

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

It’s hard to draw any firm conclusions about the strength of the Monadnock region’s economy as we head into 2015. Statistics show our unemployment level is lower than 4 percent — better than the state number of 5.6 percent, which itself is the lowest number since June 2008. … 0

Letter: Thank you for pantry donations

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

To the editor: Thank you to Dennis Markaverich, Donna Reed and Jimmy Stewart for helping to bring so much to so many with the traditional showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Dec. 21. The red curtain of the Wilton Town Hall Theatre was parted, only after the … 0

Letters: Gift drive a huge success

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

To the editor: On behalf of the Peterborough Rotary Club’s Operation Santa Program, we extend our sincere appreciation to our community for making the 29th annual gift drive a huge success this year. The generosity of members of the greater Peterborough community helped so many of our area’s … 0

Letter: Gun fantasy is farfetched

Thursday, January 8, 2015

To the editor: This is in response to Ted Leach’s opinion piece titled: “2nd Amendment, let’s look again.” The first thing that comes to mind is, was he drunk on Koolaid when he wrote this? How else would you explain such a childish and unrealistic imagination? His absurd, … 0