Opinion

Letters: Campaign lies should be barred

Thursday, October 9, 2014

To the editor: It is becoming more difficult to make an informed decision nowadays, since many people think it is acceptable to say almost anything, true or not, in order to make their point. The most obvious result of such thinking is now clearly obvious in campaign verbiage. Casting anyone who disagrees with you as evil is unfortunately effective, as choices are most easily made by the process of elimination. … 0

Letters: The governor is half-right

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: In the run-up to this year’s primary election, Gov. Hassan ran a television ad in which she proudly touted the fact that she was able to balance the state’s budget without instituting a broad-base tax and bring people together. What she didn’t say is that she balanced the budget by shifting the state’s retirement system obligation on to our backs. … 0

Letters: Bedard is truly independent

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

To the editor: Too often we vote for people not because they’ve proven anything to us, but because they promise to prove something to us. We vote for potential, not the actual; for a vision, not reality. Occasionally we get to elect someone who is a real person, not one bound to some orthodoxy that demands unthinking allegiance. Sometimes we get to vote … 0

Letters: Vote for Flanagan and Adams

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

To the editor: I strongly support Jack Flanagan and Chris Adams for Mason-Brookline state representatives. This team supports candidate Walt Havenstein’s detailed plan to bring 25,000 new jobs into New Hampshire by Aug. 15, 2017. The goal is to start a technology boom right here, boost incomes and … 0

Letters: The answer to Ike’s question

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

To the editor: Here’s a quiz. Which Republican President, after meeting with his own party’s leadership, said to an aide: “I don’t know why anyone should be a member of the Republican Party.” The answer to the quiz question is Dwight Eisenhower—but what is the answer to Ike’s … 0

Letters: Sanborn watching out for economy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

To the editor: In last Tuesday’s mail, I received a political flyer at my Bedford home from Peterborough’s Strong Local Economies NH group talking down the track record of our incumbent state senator, Andy Sanborn. I do not agree with the statements in this mailer. Andy Sanborn is … 0

Letters: School Board shuts out voters

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

To the editor: To all residents of New Ipswich and Greenville: Please be advised that if you want to speak or ask questions of your school board they will not answer them. The latest ploy that our board has taken is the following: “Public Comment will be restricted … 0

Letters: Lee Nyquist understands

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

To the editor: I appreciated reading about state senate candidate Lee Nyquist in last week’s Ledger Transcript. I liked his views on improving New Hampshire’s infrastructure, funding more vocation-based education and wanting to increase people’s paycheck, not just increase corporate profits. On Nov. 4, voters in State Senate … 0

Letters: Strong Republican candidates

Thursday, October 23, 2014

To the editor: I have been a veterinarian in this community for more than 20 years. My profession is known for its compassion. I am neither a racist nor a bigot. I’m a well educated female who watches and has supported PBS. But I don’t think it’s my … 0

Letters: Bring Mason concerns to Concord

Thursday, October 23, 2014

To the editor: My name is Gale Taylor and I am running for state representative. If elected, I will focus on those issues that will strengthen the economy by supporting small businesses and reducing property taxes, helping students afford college and protecting worker’s rights and human rights including … 0

Letters: Bedard gets the state’s needs

Thursday, October 23, 2014

To the editor: It was refreshing to hear David Bedard speak to us at the Hancock Republican Committee meeting yesterday. We are fortunate to have a young, articulate, informed and private-sector- experienced candidate to offer up his services to represent us in the state legislature. We need a … 0

ML: Keep N.H. moving forward

Thursday, October 23, 2014

To the editor: I am a candidate to represent the 10 towns in District 38, and I ask voters for consideration on Nov. 4. I have many goals for our region and our state. I want to invest in a positive business climate by supporting and funding outstanding … 0

Letters: Republicans vs. Democrats

Thursday, October 23, 2014

To the editor: You can tell a lot about a political party just by noticing what offends them. In general, we Democrats are offended by poverty, hunger, allowing children to die from purely preventable diseases, students drowning in debt, growing wealth inequality, and that senior citizens too often … 0