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Opinion

Letters: Martin the best candidate

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Pat Martin’s qualifications and dedication to the future of New Hampshire make her by far the best candidate for state rep for the towns of Jaffrey, Rindge, Fitzwilliam, Dublin, Harrisville and Roxbury. Pat listens, Pat cares and Pat responds. She is up to date on current issues and can discuss specific points in detail. Her experience of over 30 years as an electrical engineer, service to our … 0

Letters: Vote for responsible governance

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: I was raised in a Republican-leaning household. My earliest recollections were of Dwight Eisenhower as president. In the 66 years since, I have never heard any minority leader announce that his goal was to make the president fail until Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) declared his intentions in early 2008. Why? His party had changed. Historian Heather Cox Richardson, of Boston … 0

Letters: An elephant in the room

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Democrats claim they are a party of inclusion, are open minded and will work with anyone. If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale. The only time Democrats will work with another party is if you agree with what they want or say. As soon as someone disagrees with them, they are called a name like … 0

Letters: Remembering Kristallnacht

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: On Sunday, Nov. 9, the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College and the Colonial Theatre will host Keene’s annual Kristallnacht Remembrance. The remembrance is free and open to the public and will take place at 7 p.m. at the Colonial … 0

Letters: Emerson has a solid record

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: I am not a resident of Cheshire County District 11, but I have had the privilege to work closely with Rep. Susan Emerson for the past 10 years on issues which have not only impacted the residents of the district, but the people of New … 0

Letter: Another side of Sen. Sanborn

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: In January the Ledger-Transcript published an open letter by Jay Monaco to Sen. Andy Sanborn. Monaco lays out the wrongful treatment of a constituent, referred to as Michael Maly. I clipped and saved that article. Monaco states that Michael, a college student, wrote a “concise … 0

Letters: She’s trampling on free speech

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: I read with great interest the article by Ashley Saari titled “Candidate files election complaint.” I had checked this site out earlier this year after getting an email from a friend. What I found were posts taken right out of Pat Martin’s blog page and … 0

Letters: NH is a means to an end for Brown

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: Scott Brown? Isn’t this the guy who was recently defeated when he ran for Massachusetts senator? Then he suddenly decided he wanted to be a New Hampshire resident, even though he only visited here on vacation? I have to wonder how much he even knows … 0

Letters: Basic information needed

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: The Oct. 14 issue of the Ledger-Transcript featured an article entitled “Building Our Broadband Future” by Carole Monroe, a community broadband planner consultant with New Hampshire FastRoads. The article (which was a recap of a presentation Carole made at a recent Peterborough Chamber of Commerce … 0

Letters: Advocates for Fitzwilliam

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: I am writing in response to Mr. Larry Cleveland’s recent letter in the Ledger-Transcript regarding the Oct. 2 candidates night in Fitzwilliam. I would like begin by thanking the candidates who were able to attend and the Fitzwilliam VFW for allowing us to host the … 0

Letter: May the town spirit live on

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: When I was asked to participate in Peterborough’s 275th Anniversary Parade as an original member of Francie Von Merten’s “Community Garden Project,” it was questionable whether a 93-year-old Parkinson’s victim and resident of Summerhill Assisted Living could participate by spending a number of hours in … 0

Viewpoint: Disenchanted with the Republican Party

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

As an independent voter, I’ve become increasingly disenchanted with the direction of the Republican agenda. Scapegoating government — now especially Obamacare — dismantling regulations, and cutting taxes for the rich are failed policies. I’ve been a lifelong business owner and general fan of our free enterprise system. However, … 0

Viewpoint: The real choice in this election

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The election on Nov. 4 offers voters some stark choices. Will we see a continuation of moderate, centrist Democratic governance, or will we return to the draconian tactics of the far right faction led by Speaker William O’Brien elected in the last mid-term in 2010? I’ve researched voter … 0