Opinion

Letters: Thanks, Cyndy, for your dedication

Thursday, October 2, 2014

On behalf of the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce, past presidents and current Board of Directors, we would like to recognize and say a “Thank You” to Cyndy Burgess for all of the years that she was the chairperson for the Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks. Cyndy did an outstanding job and brought so much to the success of the event year after year with the help of many volunteers as well … 0

Letters: Enthusiasm and high spirits

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: The recent Downton Abbey Tea fundraiser at Union Congregational Church was a great success, and that was possible only through the hard work of scores of volunteers. Thank you! Thanks as well to the many folks from throughout the community and beyond who attended. We were thrilled to see so many wonderful period costumes. And whether you came in costume … 0

Letters: Hospital Auxiliary, bakers, thank you

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: As the new CEO at Monadnock Community Hospital and a new resident of the town of Hancock, I experienced Old Home Days and the generosity of the people of Hancock for the first time! Monadnock Community Hospital is a state of the art facility, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the support we receive from events like the Hancock … 0

Letters: It was an uplifting event

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: Although the 2014 Uplift Music Festival is now a happy summer memory, the fruits of this coming together of community will live on in the children, youth and families who come to The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center. The folks who organized, worked and … 0

Letter to the Editor: It’s a misleading ad from Brown

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

To the editor: Scott Brown has launched another of his misleading ads. This one is actually dangerous. In it, he claims that “radical Islamist terrorists are threatening the collapse of our country.” The collapse of our country? This is the kind of fear-mongering and hysteria that actually works … 0

Letters: Play by the rules, on political signs

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: I read an article whose author spoke of the quaintness in New Hampshire with its flock of campaign signs that settle in this time of year. I feel misgivings each voting season when I see campaign signs. Up earlier and earlier each year, I calculated … 0

Letters: Holocaust survivors speak

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Jane Kronheim said Israel had no choice in bombing Gaza and invoked comparisons between actions of pro-Palestinian demonstrators and “...what occurred in Germany just before Jews were taken away to the concentration camps.” I will take myself out of the back and forth and defer … 0

Letters: New energy at Humane Society

Thursday, October 9, 2014

To the editor: As supporters of the Monadnock Humane Society, we were pleased to see the turnout at the “Special Meeting” called on Wednesday, Oct. 8. It went a long way to show there are many concerned individuals who also do not want to see the society fail. … 0

Letters: The 275th was a wonderful day

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: The 275th celebration of Peterborough this past weekend was a good reminder of why I love this town. Thank you to everyone involved in the planning and execution of such a wonderful day. It was a day to truly enjoy what living in a close-knit … 0

Letters: Remembering a special person

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: Five years ago this month the community lost a special person, friend, coworker and family member, Stephen Krause. A tragic accident took the lives of four special people in just a few moments. With the recent celebration of the Columbus Day weekend and the celebrations … 0

Letters: This it to those in the middle

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: I was going to write a letter extolling the virtues of Brown, Walt and Garcia to take New Hampshire forward. Then I realized that the R’s are going to vote that way and the D’s are not! So I thought I would appeal to those … 0

Letters: Reject the far left agenda on Nov. 4

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: As a local small-business owner, and a woman, I was truly offended by the advertisement placed in the Ledger-Transcript recently by Dick Ames, Doug Ley and Pat Martin promoting their run for the N.H. House. Clearly, these three Democratic candidates have signed onto, and are … 0

Viewpoint: I’m neither right, nor left

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I like to describe myself as a meat-eating, gun-toting, ecologically aware, fiscally conservative, pro-free trade, capitalist, social libertarian who doesn’t believe Adam and Eve were frolicking with dinosaurs 8,000 years ago. This makes me a political pariah for partisans on both sides of the current political divide. Please … 0