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: Seeking your vote in November

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: To the people of Bennington, Greenfield, and Hancock, I want to thank all the voters who voted in the primary. It has been my privilege to serve you in the House of Representatives since 2012. As your representative, I was able to work toward accomplishing … 0

Letter: Frank Sterling has my support

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: Voters in Cheshire District 14, a large district covering the towns of Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Harrisville, Jaffrey, Rindge and Roxbury, are fortunate to have an outstanding and experienced candidate for the N.H. House seat: Republican Franklin W. Sterling Jr. of Jaffrey. I personally had the pleasure … 0

Viewpoint: The ABC’s of Ebola

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

No one who lived through the well-documented “blood diamond war” in Sierra Leone has forgotten the terrifying sound of an approaching automatic weapon. Still today, the loud noises of thunder, fireworks, a honking horn can cause panic. Millions … 0

Letter: Sad to see the trees cut

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

To the editor: I am once again saddened to see pretty maples from 30 to 40 years old cut down for (this time) road construction. In front of Adams park in Peterborough, several such trees were cut to the ground as well as one in the little children’s … 0

Letter: ‘Absolutism is the enemy’

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

To the editor: Only in the absolutist Tea Party world of Larry Cleveland is Susan Emerson not a Republican. His letter last week shows just how much the Republican Party has been hijacked by extremists. Susan Emerson, I believe, was one of Barbara Bush’s “Silver Foxes” when Susan … 0

Letter: The Monahons supported farming

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: Next Monday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. there will be a public meeting of the Planning Board at the Town House in relation to a Conditional Use Permit being sought by local farmers to enhance and support their plans to carry on the work of … 0

Letter: Rep. Emerson has changed

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: Thank you to the people who wrote letters of support for Rep. Susan Emerson. You proved my point precisely. It’s interesting to see that the only ones that came to Ms. Emerson’s defense were liberals. I have seen the voter lists. One proudly stating that she … 0

Letter: Repeal education tax credit

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the Editor: On Sept. 4, the Ledger-Transcript published nearly identical letters from two Republican candidates for the State House, David Bedard and Jim Kofalt. These letters are clearly not the independent and original work of their authors. They provide an example of the lock-step orthodoxy, exemplified by … 0

Moments of Bliss: ‘I am an artist after all’

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I am in the middle of a two-week vacation. We scheduled going away for parts of it, and we have done that. I planned to read many books and I have done that, too. I planned to eat … 0

Viewpoint: Issue goes well beyond simply supporting farmers

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The following is in response to the editorial published on Sept. 18, 2014, regarding the Conditional Use Permit Application filed by Dancing Grounds Farm, LLC to allow permission for 16 large events, including weddings, to be held on … 0