We must better maintain the community center &nbsp

To the Editor,       The Mayoral Notes of last week require some correction and clarification.    Regarding the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, the mayor states that "Changes in personnel management an More...

Posted 5/22/2017 05:55 PM

'Rehab only' prisons &nbsp

Dear Editor and all interested readers,  I'm giving my mind a break from politics for a while. We will see how long that lasts!   More...

Posted 5/15/2017 06:15 PM

On Donald Trump's presidency so far &nbsp

To the Editor:Thank you for your attention on this important subject of Donald Trump.The question is...How much longer will the American people, the Republicans allow this acting president, Donald Trump to continue his display of “leadership.” Beside More...

Posted 5/11/2017 02:31 PM

Proposed cuts to library budget would have negative impact &nbsp

To the Editor,   More...

Posted 5/8/2017 07:27 PM

Don't cut the library budget &nbsp

Dear Claremont City Councilors,   More...

Posted 5/7/2017 02:05 PM

Record Straight

Sex, lies, and M16 on a dairy farm

In 2012, Rafael Posadas-Lara and Jose Lorenzo Cardona-Paguada were found guilty of transporting fellow illegal alien Maribel Huerta-Mendez from one Vermont dairy farm to the next for prostitution. More...

Posted 5/5/2017 07:53 PM

Where's the money going in Bellows Falls &nbsp

To the Editor, More...

Posted 5/4/2017 08:29 PM

Things to watch for at Bellows Falls Village Meeting &nbsp

To the Editor, The upcoming Bellows Falls annual Village Meeting places two issues front and center for the voters: Article 4, which will determine the Village budget, and Article 5, in which voters are being asked to fund $58,000 to "replenish" More...

Posted 5/3/2017 03:50 PM

Close the loophole allowing 'nuisance' killing of animals &nbsp

To the Editor,   More...

Posted 4/28/2017 03:37 PM

Thank you CASA volunteers &nbsp

To the Editor,   More...

Posted 4/23/2017 02:49 PM

Record Straight

Thus spoke the Vermont dairy farmer (Part 1/3)

Vermont’s dairy industry attracts applause for providing impetus to the state economy, and adorning the landscape with a distinct rustic character. More...

Posted 4/21/2017 04:10 PM

Record Straight &nbsp

The Vermont Republican question

In the face of a perpetually uncertain future, the primal impulse toward self-preservation often breaks down. An irrational fear of loss arises in its place, which inspires paradoxical and foolish acts of self-destruction. More...

Posted 4/14/2017 07:08 PM

Tell your representatives to vote no on SB 3 &nbsp

To the Editor,    The New Hampshire House of Representatives needs to oppose Senate Bill 3, a Republican-sponsored proposal that modifies requirements for voting.     More...

Posted 4/13/2017 04:43 PM

Take part in helping Steppin' Up to End Violence grow &nbsp

To the Editor, This will be the fifth year I have participated in the Steppin’ Up to End Violence Walk and Fun Run that benefits Turning Points Network.     More...

Posted 4/11/2017 06:10 PM

Record Straight &nbsp

Honey, the shrink wants the kids

At the age of 15, Cari began living socially as a boy. Her parents wholly supported her decision to take puberty-blocking and cross-sex hormones two years later. More...

Posted 4/7/2017 09:37 PM

Support national funding for the arts &nbsp

To the Editor,  More...

Posted 4/5/2017 07:27 PM

Sununu Center changes will benefit the state and children in crisis &nbsp

The state budget for the next two years now being considered by the House of Representatives proposes much-needed changes to the Sununu Youth Services Center, the facility for New Hampshire’s children adjudicated as delinquent. More...

Posted 4/4/2017 07:39 PM

HCRS thanks towns for approving funding &nbsp

To The Editor,   The board and staff of Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont (HCRS) would like to express our thanks to town residents throughout Windsor and Windham counties who voted to support HCRS’ town-f More...

Posted 3/31/2017 04:12 PM

The problem with Act 46 &nbsp

To the Editor,   More...

Posted 3/26/2017 03:45 PM

The importance of freely expressing our differences &nbsp

Greetings to Vermont, New Hampshire readers and beyond,  Congrats to Meg Hansen on an insightful opinion piece in the March 25 Eagle. More...

Posted 3/26/2017 03:29 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

Preserving our history — A community effort

Claremont has a rich history in many respects, and it is critical that we take the steps to preserve it for future generations.  Our military history, memorialized in various ways, reaches back to the Revolutionary War and extends into the prese More...

Posted 3/23/2017 08:26 PM

Thank you for saving our home &nbsp

To the Editor,  To the volunteer firemen and women of Proctorsville, Cavendish, Ludlow, Springfield, Chester, Reading, Weston, Mount Holly, Ascutney, Walpole, and Weathersfield who rallied to our house in the early hours of Feb. More...

Posted 3/21/2017 08:11 PM

AARP opposes proposed health care bill &nbsp

To the Editor,   More...

Posted 3/19/2017 02:31 PM

Record Straight &nbsp

Louras loss reflects growing intolerance of public shaming

Five-term mayoral incumbent Chris Louras commanded in an interview last month, “Write this down. Complaining about process is the last refuge of scoundrels. More...

Posted 3/17/2017 06:00 PM

Thank you for approving tax abatement &nbsp

To the Editor,  To our Town of Ludlow Voters – A HUGE THANK YOU -  On behalf of the Residents, the employees, the board of trustees, and myself, from the Gill Odd Fellows Home, I want to take this opportunity to thank the voters o More...

Posted 3/17/2017 03:27 PM

'Your'e fired!' &nbsp

To the Editor,  "Your'e Fired!"  How many times did Donald Trump say the above words on his reality show,  "The Apprentice"? I don't have an exact number, but it was many times.   More...

Posted 3/16/2017 02:44 PM

Making a mess of teachers' health insurance &nbsp

To the Editor,    More...

Posted 5/21/2017 03:52 PM

The need for political discourse at the local level &nbsp

To the Editor,   More...

Posted 5/17/2017 09:31 PM

Thank you from the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce &nbsp

To the Editor:  More...

Posted 5/12/2017 08:31 PM

The word is supine &nbsp

President Donald Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey has resulted in a firestorm of protest. More...

Posted 5/11/2017 09:26 PM

Federal government spending money in the wrong places &nbsp

To the Editor,  Will Congress earmark millions of dollars to educate the American public about the causes and effects of global warming?   More...

Posted 5/8/2017 07:22 PM

Thank you Claremont first responders for saving my plane &nbsp

To the Editor,  I would like to commend Chief Rick Bergeron, the Claremont Fire Department and Claremont Police Department, and all those who responded to my announced intention to land gear-up at Claremont Airport on Wednesday, May 3.  More...

Posted 5/7/2017 01:49 PM

Approving Act 46 consolidation was the wrong move &nbsp

To the Editor,  The voters of Andover, Cavendish, Chester and Baltimore, who said YES on Tuesday May 2 to the mandates of ACT 46  have either willfully or unknowingly traded local control, their Vermont heritage of  liberty, and y More...

Posted 5/4/2017 08:35 PM

Record Straight

The myth of the lazy gringo (Part 2/3)

“And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, ‘I need a caretaker.’ It had to be somebody who will plow deep and straight and not cut corners […] who will finish his 40-hour week by Tuesday noon, and then paining from trac More...

Posted 4/28/2017 07:56 PM

Thank you from the Goshen Community Church &nbsp

To the Editor:The Goshen Community Church and Ladies' Circle wish to thank everyone who came to the free luncheon last week, Wednesday, April 19 at the church. Due to three months of bad weather, we did not have it. More...

Posted 4/25/2017 04:22 PM

Supporting after school activities for children &nbsp

To the Editor, Here, in the towns along both sides of the Connecticut River, we all want to live in healthy communities that are sustained by thriving economies.  However, this desire requires that we confront a growing academic achievement More...

Posted 4/21/2017 04:31 PM

'Crooked Hillary?' &nbsp

To the Editor,  I recently heard the above words said by you know who, and it started my mind cranking again. It is Mr. Trump who I have to assume is "crooked." Simply because he will not release his most current tax returns.  More...

Posted 4/19/2017 07:40 PM

Save New Hampshire libraries &nbsp

Dear fellow New Hampshire citizens,  Our libraries are under attack. More...

Posted 4/14/2017 05:38 PM

Do not pass Senate Bill 193 &nbsp

To the Editor,  We, the New Hampshire taxpayers, should not inadvertently help well-to-do families pay for their children’s education at private and religious schools, at the expense of children from middle- and low-income homes.   More...

Posted 4/12/2017 02:26 PM

When democracy suffers &nbsp

To the Editor,   Democracy is a government in which power is vested in the people. When you provide fewer polling sites for voting – democracy suffers.  When voters have to wait for hours to vote – democracy suffers.&nbs More...

Posted 4/10/2017 03:52 PM

Poody Walsh should be the next St. Joe's Night speaker &nbsp

To the Editor:Another outstanding St. Joe’s Sports Night has been completed. More...

Posted 4/6/2017 03:36 PM

Thank you Fresh Air volunteers &nbsp

To the Editor,   The Fresh Air Fund looks forward to celebrating National Volunteer Week every year.    More...

Posted 4/3/2017 04:35 PM

A sour note about the sweet stuff &nbsp

It’s springtime in New Hampshire and that can mean a lot of different things.  Sometimes spring means bright sunny days with crocuses in bloom. Other times it means a foot of slushy snow on April Fool’s Day. More...

Posted 4/3/2017 03:01 PM

Political parties need to work together to put America first &nbsp

To the Editor,  We are so very lucky that we have two political parties and the freedom of speech in the USA. Like the topography of America, we have a very diverse people, this is our strength.    More...

Posted 3/27/2017 07:36 PM

Record Straight &nbsp

Walk toward the fire

The only memories I have of my mother, other than two or three personal impressions, derive from a few home videos and many stories told by my maternal grandmother. The most indelible one of the latter is an anecdote from when I was three years old. More...

Posted 3/24/2017 04:18 PM

An invitation for Vietnam veterans &nbsp

Attention Vietnam Veterans,  All Vietnam era veterans and their families are invited to attend a Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony  at 11 a.m. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 05:44 PM

Sorry, Trump haters… 45 isn’t going anywhere (Part 2 of 2) &nbsp

(In last week’s column, I began addressing the five “grounds” upon which former Obama Labor Secretary Robert Reich felt President Donald Trump could be impeached.  This week’s column is the second half of that article.)  More...

Posted 3/21/2017 08:06 PM

Speaking up for the needs of Vermont game wardens &nbsp

To the Editor,  This letter is addressed to all residents of our state, and in particular to those who hunt, fish, and otherwise enjoy Vermont’s outdoors.  This is an issue concerning discrimination against game wardens.  &nb More...

Posted 3/19/2017 02:23 PM

Please support Parent Child Centers &nbsp

To the Editor,   More...

Posted 3/17/2017 03:33 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

Community college: A driver for economic growth

On March 13, I attended a Legislative Breakfast hosted by River Valley Community College.  In addition to members of the New Hampshire Legislature and the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH), personnel from the Claremont business c More...

Posted 3/16/2017 08:37 PM