Opinion

A bright future for solar projects

Monday, September 29, 2014

Following unanimous voter approval in July of a plan to build the largest solar array in the state on the site of a former sewage lagoon, the Peterborough Select Board is in the process of finalizing details of a 20-year lease agreement for the land with Borrego Solar, the Lowell, Mass., company that will build and operate the solar array. When it’s complete, the array will cover about 3.5 acres … 0

Letter: My viewpoint was misread

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: In response to Tricia Saenger’s comments on my most recent article titled “A box of matzos on the grocery shelf,” she totally missed the point of what I had to say. And she not only twisted up the intent of that heartfelt article, she went off on her own tangent in a completely different direction. My writings and expressions, and … 0

Letter: What are Brown’s achievements?

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: In Scott Brown’s latest TV ad he says, “I’ll be an independent Senator that votes for New Hampshire first.” If this is the kind of Senator he is, wouldn’t he still be the Senator from Massachusetts? Jeanne Shaheen’s ads list her accomplishments as a Senator. What are Scott Brown’s accomplishments? William Graf Jaffrey … 0

Letter: Run For the Honey was success

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: The 35th Run for the Honey road race and kid’s fun run was held on Aug. 16 as part of Hancock’s Old Home Days celebration. This year, the race was a great success due to all the preparation, planning, record number of runners and, of … 0

Bridging the political divide: Common Core: Common Core conundrum

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Common Core State Standards is a system of standardized tests that our schools use. We are told it is intended to lead to improvements in learning for U.S. students. However, we are finding out that it is not all good — there are pros and cons; enough … 0

Bridging the political divide: Common Core: Common Core — what is it?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Standards in education are a good thing. In fact, they are necessary. So, why did they disappear in the first place? They were still firmly in place when I graduated from high school in 1961! Back then, we in the U.S. of A. were near the top in … 0

Letter: This foundation thanks you all

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

To the editor: To the Jaffrey-Rindge Community: Thank you for your support of the Jaffrey-Rindge Educational Foundation at the recent Breakfast Fundraiser. Over 100 members of the community attended to enjoy the great breakfast and a wonderful time of community. The fundraiser was a great success due to … 0

Viewpoint: What we can learn from dogs, this 9/11

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is a piece Deb McGrath of Francestown wrote about her experience at this summer’s dog party at Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, Vt., as it pertains to the sign in front of the chapel … 0

Letter: Emerson isn’t a true Republican

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

To the editor: Attention Rindge and Fitzwilliam voters: As you know, we have three state representatives, John Hunt, Susan Emerson and Harry Young (floating position). I am writing this letter to let you know my absolute disappointment with Rep. Susan Emerson (R-Rindge). You see that “R” next to … 0

Editorial: Learning — it’s a lifelong endeavor

Monday, September 8, 2014

Usually, when we think of learning, we think of school. And when we think of school, we think of school-aged children. But learning is so much more than that, and can’t be defined by the four walls of a school or the age of the learner. Recently, Diane … 0

Letter: Music on the common is fun

Thursday, August 28, 2014

To the editor: I grew up in Jaffrey, but moved away after high school. By the time I moved back to the area I had a husband, a young daughter and another on the way. Now with two small children, I found myself always looking for fun, family … 0

Letter: Jennifer Daler is my choice

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: I am proud and pleased to support Jennifer Daler of Temple in her bid for Executive Council in District 5. I served with Jennifer in the state Legislature and know her to be an extremely honest and dedicated public servant. She is conscientious, and always … 0

Letter: Kuster, answer this question

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: Considering Congresswoman Annie Kuster won’t answer this question when I call her office or write to her, it is only fair to publish it as a letter to the editor: Congresswoman Kuster, why do you refuse to hold a single town hall meeting with residents … 0