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Owen Houghton of Jaffrey was awarded the Vaughan Award for Cheshire County, an award that acknowledges outstanding volunteer service from New Hampshire seniors.

Community Conversations: Seniors make good neighbors

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Ledger-Transcript and Monadnock Center’s Community Conversations on Turning Neighbors into Neighborhoods is so timely for Monadnock at Home, a nonprofit helping seniors over 62 to age at home. This week, we announce a new initiative we are calling Members Helping Members. It goes beyond our previous services by developing a calling program where volunteers reach out to those who …

Viewpoint: Medicaid expansion in our best interest

Monday, January 25, 2016

Recently, we celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Across the state, citizens, elected officials, and those aspiring to be elected officials, praised King’s work toward justice and equality. Some even remembered tha King admonished “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” …

letters: Rein in spending by corporations

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: An open letter to all elected officials: Revoking corporate charters is a pleasure and responsibility elected officials may want to learn more about. It’s been too long since we the people have been able to effectively advocate for the quality of life our children deserve. Our state can and should use the model created by Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin …

Viewpoint: N.H. executives urge reauthorization of Medicaid

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

We write in support of House Bill 1696, which will reauthorize the state’s unique version of Medicaid expansion, the New Hampshire Health Protection Plan. A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. The health of New Hampshire’s residents is …

Letters: Corruption in pipeline process

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

To the editor: I am appalled to learn that Susan Chamberlain, the N.H. Public Utilities Commission consumer advocate, did not have her appointment renewed, even though she had applied to serve once more. It is clear she was not renewed because she advised against the Liberty Utilities plan …

Letter: Contributions mean raffle is on

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

To the editor: We would like to offer up a huge thank you to the contributors and to Marc LaPlante for their efforts in the Jaffrey VFW Post 5613’s Fuel Relief Raffle. The tickets cost a $10 each and only 100 tickets will be sold. The raffle items …

Letters: Stop the ugly side of elections

Thursday, February 4, 2016

To the editor: The current election process shows just how conflicted Americans are and it is getting uglier and uglier. Various members of my own family are supporting Bernie, Hillary, Rubio or Trump. The Trump supporters are kind, decent people who are deeply concerned about our country’s direction …

Community Conversations: ‘We played ... until the streetlights came on’

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Like many Boomers, I grew up in a big-city suburb. Gangs of us kids raced through the postage-stamp backyards of our Woodland Ave. neighborhood. We played at games, mischief and mayhem until the streetlights came on, our signal …

Viewpoint: I oppose ‘Obamacare,’ Medicaid expansion

Monday, February 8, 2016

Can a person who opposes health insurance coverage for the poor, children and women who have ovarian cancer be all that bad? That person is me. Actually, I oppose President Obama’s health care law and its offspring — …

Jaffrey is home to downtown neighborhood of shops

Thursday, February 4, 2016

What defines a neighborhood? Is it a group of people living together and depending on one another? Or simply those living in a certain place? A true neighborhood fosters feelings of belonging, and creates a sense of shared …

Letters: We need Bernie Sanders

Thursday, February 4, 2016

To the editor: Every day that I have to struggle with food insecurity and what and how to feed my family, I think of how things will be on a better path with Bernie Sanders in the White House, watching over our food supply and calling companies and …

Editorial: Our endorsement for the primary

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We’ve been watching, listening, reporting, and today we give you our endorsement for the two candidates who stand out as worthy of the Democratic and Republican nominations in the New Hampshire primary. The Democratic ticket The U.S. needs a president who can represent a wide spectrum of views, …

Letter: Thank you to Wright Painting

Friday, January 22, 2016

To the editor: With much gratitude, the Jaffrey Civic Center would like to recognize Dennis Wright of Wright Painting, Jaffrey, for stepping up to our call for community service on the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. Dennis very generously provided crew, paint and …