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Editorial – ConVal and community

04-16-2024 9:24 AM

As the ConVal School District contemplates the next steps to take after a proposed reconfiguration failed at the polls, School Board members and officials should heed comments from participants in Wednesday’s Community Conversation. When the Monadnock...


Margaret Nelson: View From the River – The gift of volunteers

04-12-2024 8:31 AM

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. So let’s talk about the wonderful gift of volunteers.The River Center’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program just ended for 2024. This year, 11 IRS certified volunteer tax-preparers completed over 325...


Letter: Letter is unfair to Democrats

04-11-2024 12:37 PM

I am writing in response to Charlie Krause’s latest comments (“Democrats aim for total power,” April 4). He writes that Democrats don’t believe in “…old fashioned, national Constitution.” He must think those that stormed and vandalized the Capitol,...


Letter: A little cosmic circumspection

04-11-2024 12:36 PM

We should take this opportunity to recognize the eclipse for what it was – a reminder that no matter what our differences may be, we're all just a bunch of awkward primates doing our best to eke out an existence on this big blue marble hurtling...


Letter: Closing night at The Folkway

04-11-2024 12:35 PM

Odetta sang on closing night at The Folkway.The only way into the building that night, for those without tickets, was via the third floor back walkway. But wherever you were inside, you could hear Odetta. How she pitched her voice soft enough to reach...


Letter: Abortion and religion

04-11-2024 12:35 PM

Not letting women have control over their bodies is something we profess from our religious views of all life, whether we attend church or not. Men have never had to deal with their own bodies this way. Men have been men and deem women less than...


Letter: Fellow customer saved the day

04-09-2024 12:39 PM

I have an eyesight problem, not a bad one, but without the medicine I take for it I would have a big problem.I get the prescription from a local pharmacy, and Medicare pays for most of it. When I ran out of my medication, I went to the pharmacy to get...


Viewpoint: Robert Beck – Why NATO matters

04-09-2024 7:32 AM

Imagine a scenario in which the major powers of Europe and North America had come together in a political-military alliance in the early 1930s, pooling their diplomatic, economic and defense resources to counter the rising menace of Nazi...


Viewpoint: L. Phillips Runyon III – Jaffrey has seen this case before

04-09-2024 7:31 AM

One of the many far-reaching cases rocketing its way to the Supreme Court this term will settle whether the State of Texas - and presumably any other state - can use its own laws to criminalize and detain people it believes are entering its borders...


Letter: Women have the power

04-05-2024 11:34 AM

Women in this country have struggled to get the right to vote, since the American Revolution. Women like Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony and others too numerous to mention here have fought fearlessly on behalf of all women to have the right to...


Letter: Democrats aim for total power

04-05-2024 11:34 AM

The current, ruling progressive Democrats believe only in a one world government. Nations are not their thing. For that matter, citizens aren't either.They believe in themselves, the ruling elite, not in old-fashioned, ratified, national...


Letter: Horrendous animal cruelty

04-05-2024 11:33 AM

Recently, a 4-year-old male bobcat who lives on our property came crawling to our home. He was severely injured. We managed to trap him, and sent him to Tufts in Grafton with help of a fabulous wildlife rehab contact.We learned he had been shot, and...


Viewpoint: Bradley Davis – Keep the light on for Proctor

04-05-2024 11:33 AM

By BRADLEY DAVIS

The light is on. Long after the cheering stops, the fans depart, the referees are cleaned up and headed home and the visiting team buses turn on to Route 202, headed back to their respective towns, the light in the northwest corner office window is...


Community Conversations: Gary Gorski – Build enrollment by building more homes

04-02-2024 8:35 AM

By GARY GORSKI

The high cost of operating our small elementary schools is driven by an imbalance between capacity and enrollment. We’ve voted on cutting capacity by closing schools, and voters have made clear that’s not where they want to go.  It’s time to focus on...


Community Conversations: Bethany Craig – Start again, but pledge to keep elementary schools

04-02-2024 8:31 AM

By BETHANY CRAIG

Where do we go from here? We go back to the drawing board, but honor the original Articles of Agreement.Instead of repeatedly attempting to change the rules, we work within those rules to find solutions and make a reconfiguration plan. The Articles of...


Community Conversations: Tom Burgess – The meanings of the articles

04-02-2024 8:01 AM

By TOM BURGESS

On March 12, the residents of the nine ConVal towns went to the polls to vote on the proposed school budget and 11 other articles related to the operation of the school system. The voters approved 11 of the 12 articles. Let's focus on three articles...


Letter – School Board members made great effort

03-26-2024 12:20 PM

In a recent letter to the editor (“ConVal board members should resign”), a writer harshly criticized the ConVal School Board for its attempts to control costs (and our taxes) by diligently investigating an option to consolidate schools. I disagree...


Letter: ConVal board members should resign

03-26-2024 12:19 PM

The vote is in, and the ConVal School Board’s proposal failed to get even 46%.The reasons why it failed are obvious. Many thoughtful members of our communities have pointed them out in detail. Board members should be ashamed of the turmoil they put...


Letter: Indefinite postponement is no way to legislate

03-26-2024 12:18 PM

Almost every Thursday since Jan. 4, I have taken my seat in Legislators’ Hall, prepared to do the work I was elected to perform – to consider the bills before us and vote on them in the way I believe best serves my constituents and the citizens of New...


Letter: Vote for Biden to save democracy

03-26-2024 12:18 PM

During President Joe Biden's fiery and inspirational State of the Union speech on March 7, he stated that his second term would focus on ensuring that women will continue to have access to abortion and all reproductive health care and that everyone...


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