Viewpoint: ‘If you want the service, you have to pay for it’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

When Gary and I were paying the bills the other day, we started talking about the ever-rising costs for services. Seems like we’re paying more for so many things. The satellite TV service has gone up $15 a month since we signed on a few years ago. Our landline and Internet’s gone up, too, more than $10 a month. Not to mention that cell phone bill! We paid anyway. I … 0


Monday, April 14, 2014

To the editor: It is Monday morning, April 14 and it is sunny and warm, and the downtown parking lot by the theater is full. However, the 10 spaces the town developed for parking down by the firehouse are empty. I guess it’s just too much to walk all the way to the center of town from there!   I would suggest the town … 0

Letter: Reporting helps us spread word

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the editor: Thank you to the Ledger-Transcript and Reporter Ashley Saari for the well-written piece in the April 10 edition on The Park Theatre. As Saari observes, we are making every effort to bring people throughout the Monadnock region up to date on the progress and plans for the Park Theatre, which will be a center for film and performing arts that … 0

Viewpoint: Watch out for zoning amendments

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

To the voters of the town of Peterborough: At the 2014 Town Meeting of Peterborough to be held on Tuesday, May 13, voters will be asked to vote on the 11 zoning amendments proposed by the Peterborough Planning Board and three amendments proposed by private individuals. All of … 0

Letter: Let’s find a way for all to be heard

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

To the editor: As he has stated, Mr. Butch Estey is indeed very fortunate to have beaten throat cancer; having a permanent change in vocal ability can be debilitating and frustrating at times. But I doubt this applies to some School Board members or administrators, who can barely … 0

Letter: Gambling is not worth the risk

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

To the editor: Last month, the N.H. House agreed with the Ways & Means Committee and voted down a casino gambling bill, proposing 3,500 slot machines in Salem. Now, a few weeks later, the Senate has sent another bill to the House which proposes two casinos, totaling 5,000 … 0

Viewpoint: Food banks have increasing need for nonperishables

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The newest guests at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough are a family. They heard about MATS at The River Center, where our case manager, Susan, now participates — connecting community members to resources they need, as … 0

Viewpoint: Possibilities, fresh perspectives abound

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It is spring. Wow! I just want to be outdoors as much as I can, soaking in the sun, enjoying the warm temperatures. A nice walk and I am feeling refreshed and energized. Spring will do that for … 0

Editorial: More questions than answers

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ConVal School Board members got a first look Tuesday at a proposal on ways make it safer for students to get to Peterborough Elementary School and South Meadow School. Whether students come on foot, by bus or car, or even in a few cases by bicycle, it’s a … 0

Letter: Bill examines dental care

Friday, April 4, 2014

To the editor: The members on the State Committee on Aging identify concerns of older citizens and make recommendations regarding policy and procedures to best protect the well-being, rights and quality of life of older citizens. District 12 State Senator Peggy Gilmour is sponsoring a bill that will … 0

Letters: Response to call to speak up

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To the editor: The letter to the editor written by Teresa Cadorette was recently brought to my attention regarding my following the lead of Zach Letourneau and his ability to have a strong, loud voice, and one that is easily heard. I too agree that Letourneau has a … 0

Viewpoint: Why you should care about the state’s death penalty

Thursday, April 10, 2014

On April 3, my wife and I attended the Senate hearing on HB1170, which would abolish the death penalty in New Hampshire. We heard many testimonies from mainly the “abolish” group, but also from those who feel it is acceptable to use the death penalty. I realize I … 0

Editorial: Envisioning a town’s future

Monday, April 14, 2014

It can’t have been just the free pizza that drew more that 200 people to ConVal High School on Friday night. They were really there for the first portion of the town of Peterborough’s two-day Vision Forum, where they started the process of developing ideas that we hope … 0