Thank you CASA volunteers &nbsp

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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

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Posted 4/5/2017 07:27 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

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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

Setting the record straight on per pupil spending &nbsp

To the Editor,   I recently submitted a letter to the editor in which I discussed school taxes in Sunapee and different ways we might look at them.  More...

Posted 3/15/2017 06:25 PM

Sorry, Trump haters, 45 isn’t going anywhere (Part 1 of 2) &nbsp

Several days ago, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich took to the Twittersphere to lambaste President Trump in a tweet featuring a screenshot of a text document pompously listing the reasons he felt that 45 could face impeachment and removal from off More...

Posted 3/15/2017 02:40 PM

Thank you for funding the Springfield Art & Historical Society &nbsp

To the Editor, The Springfield Art & Historical Society thanks the voters of Springfield for, once again, supporting our special funding request. More...

Posted 3/13/2017 06:42 PM

North East Kingdom Veteran’s Summit &nbsp

To the Editor,  Having attended my first North East Kingdom Veteran’s Summit at Lyndon State College, I can only say it was awesome!  The college and the Lyndon State Veterans Club pulled together one of the most comprehensive pro More...

Posted 3/13/2017 06:38 PM

In opposition of federal cuts to the EPA &nbsp

To Editor and Readers of the Eagle Times,I write to urge all who care about our health and environment to urge Washington lawmakers to oppose the administration’s proposed 25 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency budget.   More...

Posted 3/10/2017 06:34 PM

House of Representatives fails to protect its citizens &nbsp

I’m not sure how to put into words how I feel about the majority vote Thursday by the New Hampshire House of Representatives. More...

Posted 3/10/2017 06:52 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

Vote on charter amendments

On Tuesday, March 14, the Claremont School District will hold its annual election.  In conjunction with that election, the city will also hold a special election for proposed charter amendments.  The elections are being held simultaneously More...

Posted 3/9/2017 10:05 PM

My thoughts on school taxes &nbsp

To the Editor,  In a recent letter published by "concerned taxpayers of Sunapee" in the Kearsarge Shopper, John Augustine, a candidate for the Sunapee School Board raised some interesting points for discussion about the cost of Sunapee scho More...

Posted 3/8/2017 10:47 PM

To Charlestown residents in regard to town office audit &nbsp

To the residents of Charlestown,   More...

Posted 3/6/2017 06:54 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

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

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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

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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

RE: In opposition of federal cuts to the EPA &nbsp

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Posted 3/14/2017 09:23 PM

Take part in the 11th annual TPN Steppin' Up To End Violence Walk, Fun Run &nbsp

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Posted 3/14/2017 09:28 PM

Please vote yes on March 14, 2017 &nbsp

To the Editor,  The Claremont teachers, paraprofessionals, secretaries, custodians, and administrators work tirelessly for our children and families. We regularly ask them to do more in our schools with fewer resources. More...

Posted 3/13/2017 06:40 PM

It's time for a change &nbsp

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Posted 3/13/2017 04:43 PM

Please vote yes on Warrant Article 3 &nbsp

To the Editor,Greetings, my name is Victoria West and I am the President of the Claremont Association of Paraprofessionals. More...

Posted 3/10/2017 07:49 PM

Record Straight &nbsp

Political smoke and mirrors obstruct law enforcement

In 2010, the Arizona Legislature signed S.B. 1070 into law to address the state’s growing troubles with border security and illegal immigration resulting from the Obama Administration’s unwillingness to enforce federal immigration laws.    More...

Posted 3/10/2017 06:42 PM

Thank you for supporting the GMUHS budget &nbsp

Dear Community Members,   I want to thank all of you who approved our operating budget for the coming school year. More...

Posted 3/8/2017 10:49 PM

Life's certainties: Death, taxes, liberal democrat hypocrisy &nbsp

It is a commonly held truth that there are no certainties in life except death and taxes.  As I navigate the uncharted waters of life, I have come to recognize another truth that is not often acknowledged:  the hypocrisy of the liberal Demo More...

Posted 3/7/2017 11:16 PM

Work together to develop Vermont's economy &nbsp

There is a scene from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" set in days of the Black Plague. Eric Idle moves through a village calling “Bring out your dead!” John Cleese appears, a body slung over his shoulder. More...

Posted 3/6/2017 05:17 PM