Opinion

Conant High school: Student’s take on separation of the church and state

Thursday, October 9, 2014

I would like to address the relation between church and state in our country. When we think of the term “separation of church and state,” it is easy to interpret that to mean that the two cannot mix. That is wholly untrue. If that were the case, the vast majority of laws and rights that define the American government would not be. For example, the beliefs that murder, stealing, and … 0

Letters: Thanks from the greyhounds

Friday, January 2, 2015

To the editor: Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption would like to thank the merchants at Depot Square and downtown Peterborough for including us in the first annual Wrapping for a Good Cause. As a nonprofit organization, Fast Friends was invited to provide holiday gift wrapping services from Dec. 19 through Dec. 21. The graciousness and generosity of the merchants was incredible. Their enthusiasm and … 0

Letters: The River Center appreciates grant

Friday, January 2, 2015

To the editor: The River Center has been awarded a $40,000 multiyear grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for operating support. This grant is made possible through the A. Erland and Hazel N. Goyette Memorial Fund. On behalf of the board and staff of The River Center, I would like to thank the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for this support and show … 0

Thank you letters: Woman’s Club has praise for pantry

Thursday, January 15, 2015

To the editor: The Jaffrey Woman’s Club would like to offer its heartfelt thanks to the Jaffrey Food Pantry for hosting our Club on an enlightening after-business hours tour of their tidy facility. We were not aware that although the Pantry is a member of the NH Food … 0

Letters: New nursing home just makes sense

Friday, January 16, 2015

To the editor: As New Hampshire’s ombudsman for long-term care, I have attended many meetings in and around Keene over the last year to offer insights related to current nursing home care. In Cheshire County, after much review, the Maplewood Task Force has recommended that a new nursing … 0

Letters: What’s true about the wind project?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To the editor: Some comments on the Ledger-Transcript’s recent coverage of the Eolian/Antrim Wind Energy project: The state’s permitting agency rejected the original project because of visual impacts on the region, not just on Antrim as you stated. Located on ridgelines, industrial wind projects are visible regionally and … 0

Letters: An attack on the U.S. Constitution

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To the editor: I oppose the Northeast Energy Direct project. The evidence against this project, an act of eminent domain abuse that robs individuals to benefit a private out-of-state corporation, is so overwhelming that I find it hard to understand how any thinking person could support it, or … 0

Letters: If you want to make a change, plan to vote

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

On March 10, every voter in the ConVal School District will either (1) vote to remove the legal requirement for the ConVal taxpayers to keep eight buildings open, heated, maintained, and staffed regardless of enrollment; (2) vote to … 0

Letters: The right to safety in the State House

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To the editor: Our favorite local paper is again insisting we deny our most trusted citizens the right to safety in the New Hampshire House Chamber. In your Dec. 23 editorial, the editors use a Shawn Jasper quote to insinuate that, because House members have traditionally been allowed … 0

Thank you letter: Thanks for a successful fair

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To the editor: We would like to thank the entire community for the spirit, enthusiasm and support of our fundraising event — the Handcrafted for the Holidays Craft Fair. Special thanks to our amazing volunteer crew. This event would not be possible without you. Thank you to the … 0

Viewpoint: Why I oppose 2.7-percent raises for teachers, staff

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

As Rindge budget advisor to the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, these are my recommendations for the forthcoming warrant articles for the Feb. 4 Deliberative Session and the final vote on March 10. 1) The board is recommending an operating budget of $25,616, 015. This is $74.092, or 0.29 percent, … 0

Editorial: Obama’s challenge to the people

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Imagine this: All of the constraints of commerce are lifted and the nation is at peace. Young people can get the college-level courses they need to transition from high school to a career, or perhaps to even higher institutions of learning. The new health care system is firmly … 0

Viewpoint: Why 3.2-percent more for administrators?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The latest budget information from the Conval School District indicates that a sweet deal enjoyed by the administrators will continue. What exactly do I mean? The group of 25 administrators includes nine SAU administrators, 11 principals and five … 0