Opinion

Boys’ basketball: A true act of sportsmanship at South Meadow

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The last game of the Blue Winter Slam Basketball Tournament afternoon boys session at SMS turned out to be a championship game. Hillsboro defeated SMS in the first game, the Monadnock defeated SMS in the second game; both games were decided by 2-3 points — lots of fun. The last game of the day was Monadnock, with Coach Brown, vs. Hillsboro with Coach Norton. The winner of this game would represent the Blue Slam in the championship game vs. Milford Middle School. The game was a very good game, but midway or so into the game it was clear that Monadnock would not win. Coach … 0

Viewpoint: In support of SB2 for Temple

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My name is Jeff Sones, I am resident of Temple, a veteran of the U.S. military, and a parent of an active-duty soldier. Last year at Town Meeting, I spoke at the end of the meeting in response to a gentleman’s closing comments regarding the defeat of SB2. It was then, and remains my assertion now, that all residents of Temple have the … 0

Viewpoint: My Las Vegas visit and what I didn’t do

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I left town between two of this winter’s monster snowstorms and watched the Super Bowl from a hotel in Las Vegas. This was my first visit, something no one there could believe. Everyone else, apparently, has been there at least five times. My connections to America’s sin city are pretty thin. A long time ago, I went to camp in Maine with a … 0

Letters: Don’t be stupid about the budget

Friday, February 27, 2015

To the editor: I would like to speak out in favor of the original Mascenic school budget and urge my community members to vote No to the amended budget. As a parent of a child in the middle school and one in the elementary school, I recognize that … 0

Viewpoint: Let’s keep our elementary schools

Friday, February 27, 2015

As one of the voters who signed the petition article requesting closure of Great Brook School and returning all fifth graders to the elementary schools in their home towns, I would like to explain my support. My support is driven primarily by my concern for the elementary schools … 0

Letters: Janine Lesser for School Board

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To the editor: It is a sad day when people do not care enough about the next generation to run for School Board. Fortunately, a fine write-in candidate has stepped forward for the Peterborough seat on the ConVal board. Janine Lesser cares about kids; she has three of … 0

Letters: Time to invest in young people

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To the editor: As children, we are born into circumstances that we don’t choose, such as where we live or how the citizenry allocates its money. Although we all have differences, there is one fundamental aspect that we share: We are all a product of our environment. When … 0

Letters: Re-elect Jeff Salmonson

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To the editor: With himself, all six of his children and five of his grandchildren being educated in the Mascenic School District, Jeff Salmonson has a unique perspective and motivation to do what is best for our district’s students. As a 58 year resident of New Ipswich, he … 0

Letters: Invest in teachers, students, schools

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To the editor: William MacPhee is right. In his eloquent essay in the Feb. 26 Ledger-Transcript, Will makes a persuasive case for our ConVal communities investing in our local teachers, students, and schools. Our children fully deserve highly skilled, deeply caring teachers and all the opportunities that an … 0

Letters: Board members are your neighbors

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To the editor: I am writing about some destructive accusations that have been made in Temple about our board members. I am an active participant in town, serving on the Planning Board for eight years, which allowed me to really get to know our board members. Every one … 0

Letters: Vote No on the energy proposal

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To the editor: I am writing this in response to Dwight Schenk’s Feb. 26 letter “Say yes to energy upgrades in voting.” Mr. Schenk wants the already over-burdened taxpayers of Rindge to give the Energy Commission yet another large amount of money to do “energy upgrades.” This year … 0

Letter: The future of the Conval Schools

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To the editor: Often it is real easy to see a few trends. Adjust here and there and there it is. In some ways it is extremely hard to make projections. The threat of another international war is serious stuff. Congress and the president of our country seem … 0

Letters: Nostalgia can be disastrous

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To the editor: In the past two or three weeks several letters from New Ipswich residents have supported the $1.7 million cut in the school budget that was passed at the Deliberative Session. Most of the writers are nostalgic for a “simpler” and cheaper educational past — the … 0