Opinion

Letters: Compromise is necessary

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

To the editor: Several months ago I was talking with someone about Warren Hatch and Ted Kennedy working across the aisle. The person responded with “No more Ted Kennedys.” In the Jan. 8 paper I’m reading a letter from John Diefenbach of Mason, who writes, “Voters did not put a Republican majority in place to ‘compromise’ — it was to make into law Republican ideals, not some watered-down facsimile thereof.... … 0

Viewpoint: Food for thought: Eminent domain

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

While I’m not a lawyer, I’m puzzled by the possibility that Kinder Morgan can take a large piece of my land for the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project through eminent domain. The American Heritage dictionary definition of eminent domain is relatively straightforward: “eminent domain n. The power of a government to take private property for public use without the owner’s consent, provided just … 0

Letters: Budget hearing disappointing

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To the editor: On Jan. 15, I had the pleasure of being in the audience at the Jaffrey-Rindge School Board’s 2015-2016 budget hearing. The hearing was to explain and defend the cost for the next school year. To help those folks in the gallery to understand, we (the taxpayers) were given voluminous and equally convoluted handouts of all the minutia that make up … 0

Editorial: Concealed guns demand licensure

Monday, January 26, 2015

It’s clear that the majority of representatives in the N.H. House are in favor of people carrying concealed firearms in the Chamber, with their recent vote to allow just that. But now there’s a movement that would do away with licensing requirements for anyone, anywhere in the state … 0

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 … 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 … 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, … 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