Letters To The Editor

Letters To The Editor

Friday 05/29/2015
Real reasons for protest, by Maury Whitney

A short while ago in this section, a letter-writer said today's flag protesters were the same as our 18th Century ancestors who were protesters against European government rulers. That's like comparing ping pong balls to watermelons.

Students step up, deserve thanks, by Barbara Woods

I want to express my gratitude to some members of the Keene Interact Club, and the Rotary members who put me in touch with them.

Thursday 05/28/2015
A good man who made positive contributions, by Joseph Reynolds

I am a Keene State College alumni and a former cross country and track & field runner for coach Pete Thomas. I have taken a while to write this letter because of its sensitive subject matter, but I did want to show my support for a man who means the world to me.

Gorge restoration will have big payoff, by John Koopman

We would first like to emphasize that Chesterfield Gorge today is a safe, beautiful local attraction that in no way reflects any elements of its recent past.

Documentary points to growing problem, by Barbara Hull Richardson

The documentary “Fed Up” examines the underlying causes of childhood obesity which has become a serious medical issue in our country. Once again, big corporations are reaping high profits at the cost of the health of our citizens.

Wednesday 05/27/2015
Vermont Yankee, by Martin Cohn

Decommissioning a nuclear power facility is very complicated. Given all the filings submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, it is understandable that the media, as well as the general public, can be confused.

Pushing a pedal-themed festival, by Marcus McCarroll

Since the torch that was the Keene Pumpkin Festival is being passed, many of us are yearning for an alternative to pumpkins. Perhaps it should be something that we already have a history of in New Hampshire. Being one of the only towns in New England with a nice level playing area, bicycles have always had a great popularity in Keene.

Senior projects a tribute to school community, by Robert Mitchell

Last Thursday night, I had the great pleasure to attend six senior project presentations at Monadnock Regional High School. They were but a small fraction of the more than 80 projects presented that night.

Tuesday 05/26/2015
At Monadnock, a start, but not enough, by Barbara Bryce

I was very relieved to hear that the Monadnock Regional School Board responded to the administration’s request to restore some essential staff to the Monadnock Regional Middle/High School. We are new to the district this year, parents of a high school freshman. I am also a clinical psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents and their families in Cheshire County for 28 years, including providing school consultation. I have certainly seen many ups and downs in all our local school districts over the years. But the worst has been the drastic cuts affecting the Monadnock Regional School District, particularly at the middle/high school.

Sunday 05/24/2015
Power of compassion on display, by Michael F. Hall

The 2014-15 free Community Breakfast program was held from December of last year until April 3 in the parish hall of the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church, and served 2,137 guests.

Saturday 05/23/2015
Hold students to a higher standard, please, by Nancy Stone

The article headlined "Trying to clear the air" (April 15, The Sentinel) on the front page focused on city residents and Keene State College students discussing culture and behavior.

Generosity in large, helping doses, by Tom Finnegan

For more than 20 years, the National Association of Letter Carriers has conducted an annual nationwide food drive on the second Saturday of May. Using the unparalleled postal networks, letter carriers collect non-perishable food donations on that day as we deliver mail along our postal routes.

Article counterproductive; hardly front-page news, by Nick Wheelock

An article headlined “A problem with the pledge” (May 14, The Sentinel) was that day's cover story. The article patronizes a young girl as some kind of martyr for refusing to observe the pledge in class, while also ridiculing the faculty for “violating” her rights under the Patriot Act.

Friday 05/22/2015
A win-win proposal to care for those in need, by Peter Hartz

Here is a proposal for consideration by our county delegates regarding the future of the Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland:

A show of support; a round of thanks, by John Stone

The Knights of Columbus Council 8544 from Saint Patrick Parish in Jaffrey would like to thank all those who attended, participated in and supported our efforts to raise funds for local charities during our “2nd Annual Knight of Talent Show.”

Beware barbecue bugs, by Kasper Sweitzer

What ever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion?

Thursday 05/21/2015
Search committee to be comended for its efforts, by Neil Moriarty

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my committee members for their efforts on behalf of Monadnock Regional School District in the selection of two candidates for superintendent of School Administrative Unit 93. This team worked tirelessly on behalf of the citizens of the school district.

Linda's Closet yard sale items needed, by Kathleen Birch

Linda’s Closet is a Keene-based not-for-profit clothing resource for women of limited income who are entering or re-entering the work force and for working women living on a restricted budget.

Absent policies, direction that serve the people, by Johanna Laurie

Gwynne Dyer’s op-ed article “Another Bush damaged by the bogus invasion of Iraq” rightly targets “neo-conservatives” in the two Bush administrations as conscious perpetrators of the bogus reasons for invading Iraq, but fails to draw sufficient attention to their much longer and much more sinister influence on America and its foreign policy.

Wednesday 05/20/2015
No one can know safety of weed and feed formulas, by Alyssa Owens

Does anyone really know about the pesticides used on our lawns and grounds?

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