Opinion

Letter: Thank you for the smooth ride

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

To the editor: First of all, I would like to thank John and Joshua of the Peterborough Fire and Rescue Ambulance Service for making my unexpected trip from Monadnock Community Hospital to Catholic Medical Center so pleasant. As Joshua and I conversed back and forth to make the time pass, I mentioned to Joshua, “What a nice, smooth riding ambulance.” “Yes,” he replied. “It’s our new one.” Peterborough should be … 0

Viewpoint: A day for the dogs

Monday, June 29, 2015

Editor’s note: A Day for the Dogs was a free event Saturday hosted by Treat Goods, offering the pubic a chance to meet with pet adoption agencies, as well as pet groomers, trainers, photographers, etc. On Saturday my boy Bleu Bayou and I went to Depot Square to enjoy a pretty summer day … 0

Letter: Egg production is beneficial

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: Thank you for the important article on the current egg price development. Aside from paying a little more for eggs, many might not understand what causes such a change. The strong and devastating impact of the bird flu is just one of the threats to conventional agriculture. It is also one of the many results of conventional agriculture. There are … 0

Viewpoint: Republican for responsible budget, while Hassan plays politics

Monday, June 22, 2015

As a State Senator, one of the most important things we do is to write the state budget. The two-year plan controls all the money New Hampshire government will need over the next two years, in addition to … 0

Letter: What do you think of the budget?

Monday, June 22, 2015

To the editor: Two weeks ago I joined a vigil at the N.H. State House. Forty people from around the state stood silently in the Hall of Flags and then at the entrance to the Senate chamber, as the Senate voted on the budget proposal. We held signs … 0

Letters: Buy American

Monday, June 8, 2015

To the editor: Please, do all of us a favor and end the pro and con letters on Israel. Enough is enough. It’s time to look at China. Although I believe the people there are good, the government is not. And the military is determined to be a … 0

Viewpoint: Your kids, my kids, our kids

Friday, June 12, 2015

I will never forget taking the Dublin Girl Scouts to Del Rossi’s for a sit-down dinner. They were dressed up; we had our own room and waitress; we ordered off the menu. There was wonder in that evening. … 0

Letters: Gardeners needed in Greenville

Monday, June 15, 2015

To the editor: Dear Greenville residents: Have you ever noticed the flower beds spread around town? Look nice, don’t they? Since 2005, the Greenville Beautification Committee has maintained those beds, but now we need your help. Besides being short of funds, we’re running out of energy and we … 0

Letters: Pipeline meeting was surreal

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

To the editor: Last week, I was at the Pipeline Forum meeting at Temple Elementary School — less than half a mile from the proposed compressor station in New Ipswich. If the station is built, the schoolchildren will be hearing a a constant roar. We may, too, 24/7. … 1

Letters: Why dog sewage is a problem

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

To the editor: Bill Forrest’s letter last week questioned the Peterborough Select Board’s attention to “dog poop” when there are far more pressing issues — three of which he mentioned. Reasons for their attention: Dog feces contain almost twice the fecal coliform bacteria than human waste (23 million … 0

Viewpoint: Some stats on homelessness

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Last year, Hillsborough County rates for families who are homeless were the highest in our state and Cheshire County rated fifth out of the state’s 10 counties, even though elsewhere in New Hampshire the total numbers decreased. At the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough, the number of … 0

Letters: A clarification of what was said

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

To the editor: I’d like to clarify what I was reported to have said at the Jaffrey Public Informational Hearing on June 8. I think I said that when I learned that St. Patrick School was going to close, I felt (past tense) that it was a “no … 0

Peterborough: Pay attention to presidential race

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

To the editor: As the 2016 presidential race heats up, keep some recent history in mind. President Obama and the Democrats lost control of the House and the Senate in 2014 because it was believed the government’s failure to get things done was theirs. Why? When the GOP … 0