Opinion

Letter: Natural gas is not the answer

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To the editor: This is in response to the letter by Charles Saari in the Dec. 9 edition. Increasing dependence on natural gas will not lower energy costs. More natural gas is not needed to meet our heating or electricity needs. The industry’s justification is based on a peak demand scenario that occurs a few hours a day on a few days a year. Such peaks could be handled by … 0

Letter: Tough choices in school budgets

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To the editor: School Budget time. Some districts are being forced to cut teachers. I hope that they choose very carefully. It seems that most people think about cutting special education teachers first. They are just glorified babysitters, right? Wrong, they are the difference between children with issues becoming either an active member or a burden to society. They teach children life lessons. … 0

Letter: Power for NH, and the country

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To the editor: Sirs, as a longtime advocate of nuclear power, the endless talk about gas and hydro should be replaced with some discussion of nuclear power. However, I would like to see a different approach by looking at the U.S. Navy and the nuclear plants that run the aircraft carriers and subs. The nuclear program in the Navy is light years ahead … 0

Letter: Gas pipelines are not the enemy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

To the editor: The town in Hampden, Massachusetts, where I used to live for 20-plus years has one of those 36-inch — or perhaps bigger, I’m not sure — natural gas pipelines going through the southern edge of the entire town and has been there for many, many … 0

Letter: Thanks to those who care

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

To the editor: This is the time of the year where, more than ever, goodwill seems to abound. Here at Peterborough Elementary School this is especially true. Many people have reached out to ask how they can help families who have financial issues. But this year, something a … 0

Viewpoint: Campaign finance reform: Curing the illusion of democracy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Have you felt frustration over the negativity of our current political system? People in general are displeased with American politics. A New York Times journalist wrote, “In 2012, a...poll found that a stunning 78 percent of Americans felt frustration over the increasing negativity of our politics.” I am … 0

Editorial: Nonprofits chosen for ‘Spirit of Giving’

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript is happy to announce the nonprofits in our region that have been selected for our 5th Annual Spirit of Giving Series: Jaffrey-based Shelter From the Storm; School Kids in Peterborough, or SKIP, the Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center located in Antrim; and The River … 0

Editorial: O’Brien denial a coup for voters

Monday, December 8, 2014

Last month when the Republican caucus nominated Rep. Bill O’Brien as Speaker of the House, it was undoubted that the Republican state representative from Mont Vernon and former House speaker would once again take up the gavel in the N.H. House. Politicians at the state and federal levels … 0

Letters: An open mind is called for

Monday, December 8, 2014

To the editor: I have been following the natural gas pipeline story for a while now. Every story and every person I read about is “anti” pipeline. As a construction superintendent for 13 years down in Massachusetts, I worked with natural gas all the time with every job. … 0

Letters: Property owners’ rights at issue

Monday, December 8, 2014

To the editor: I’m one of the unlucky landowners directly affected by the proposed pipeline, which will be running right through my property. I currently own five acres in which PSNH has a 250-foot-wide easement. The edge of the current easement is 200 feet from my house. Kinder … 2

Editorial: Cell phone users, take note of law

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cellular phones have become a natural part of our lives, and for most of us, our phone is never far from our hands. That includes the time spent behind the wheel. Most of us are probably guilty of picking up the phone when it rings, even while we’re … 0

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

By Duane E. Goodell Sr. To The Editor, Having recently been diagnosed with angina and while exercising at Gold’s Gym in Milford in August, I experienced symptoms which lead me to think seriously about safety issues at Gold’s. My husband (a licensed physician) helped me look into the … 0

Viewpoint: Let’s deal with real Ebola facts

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NH-DHHS) has put a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ paper, dated Oct. 6, 2014. on the web at www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/documents/faq-ebola.pdf A number of the statements in the NH-DHHS paper can mislead the public, in my view. I believe in the people and … 0