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Opinion

Viewpoint: Yearbook team creates unique time capsule

Friday, May 15, 2015

I’ve always been told that I needed to buy a yearbook because it would become a treasured memory of the of good times and the not-so-good times of high school. But now that I am part of the team creating the yearbook at ConVal High School, I have a different perspective. I still look forward to looking at my yearbook in 10 years, however, now I also see how much … 0

Thanks you notes: ‘Knight of Talent’ a hit

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

To the editor: The Knights of Columbus Council 8544 from St. Patrick Parish in Jaffrey would like to thank all those who attended, participated in and supported our efforts to raise funds for local charities during our second annual “Knight of Talent” show. Because of the generosity shown to us we were able to raise funds for the following organizations: Perfect Peace, Jaffrey … 0

Letters: Scoping session needed in Rindge

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the editor: Kinder Morgan postponed the open house in Rindge several times. I assume the frequently changing schedule prevented a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission representative from meeting with the people of Rindge or listening to their concerns about the NED pipeline. Rindge has the longest section of the proposed NED pipeline in New Hampshire and the largest number of abutters to the … 1

Thank you notes: Blankets help children in need

Friday, May 15, 2015

To the editor: The Monadnock chapter of Project Linus would like to thank everyone who participated in our third annual “Make A Blanket Day” on May 2. The First Congregational Church and the Charity Crafters of Rindge sponsored and organized the event. Special thanks to Rev. David Jadlocki, … 0

Thank you notes: Successful arts fest once again

Monday, May 18, 2015

To the editor: It is because of the support and care of our community that Children and the Arts was once again a “soaring” success. So many people took the theme of “Up, Up and Away” and did incredible work to bring it to life. Thank you to … 0

Letters: Fund programs for addiction

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

To the editor: Mike Beebe’s story titled “Our dysfunctional relationship with alcohol” should be swiftly made a into a book, with book signings/discussions at the Toadstool and other bookstores around the state spreading awareness of this problem. Substance abuse has been lighting newspapers on fire this year with … 0

Letters: Speaker should be questioned

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

To the editor: I read the Ledger-Transcript article regarding Alison Weir’s presentation to the Rotary Club with interest. Ms. Weir is against any U.S. aid to Israel. The Rotarians mentioned in the article offered support for her positions and no dissent or opposing viewpoint was mentioned. I’m sorry … 1

Letters: Fix the Route 101 roundabout

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

To the editor: Now that the parking lot in town is on, the roundabout by Shaw’s needs to be fixed. It is a embarrassment to this town. Look at the roundabout in Keene by the college, which is designed correctly and is a third bigger than the one … 0

Thank you notes: Roadside cleanup a great success

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

To the editor: Special thanks to all who participated in the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce spring roadside clean-up. As usual, a great job was done by all! We always like to give the town of Jaffrey’s DPW employees kudos; they do a great job picking up our blue … 0

Letter: Litter pickers, are we just suckers?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

To the editor: Like Mr. John Wyndham, (see his letter of May 14, “On picking up trash”) I’m a picker. However, after more than 10 years in this calling I recently decided to quit picking. My decision was based on the results of a simple experiment: Stop picking … 0

Letter: We stand and fall together

Thursday, May 21, 2015

To the editor: I moved to New Ipswich, New Hampshire, one year ago with the vision of retiring here, growing an organic farm, and in five years time opening a B&B in the home I live in. And then Kinder Morgan decided that my community was an ideal … 0

Viewpoint: Putting the ‘grand’ in grandparenting

Friday, May 15, 2015

When I was first told I would be a grandmother, I must admit I had reservations. Grandparenting is for old people. Grandmothers wear their hair in a bun, wear sensible shoes that tie, and they have false teeth. I was not ready for that. I have since discovered … 0

Letters: Pipelines don’t belong in wetlands

Friday, May 15, 2015

To the editor: Have you ever looked at the environmental footprint of a gas transmission line and an electrical transmission line in a wetland area? I hope all of the paper’s readers have seen the pictures that Kinder Morgan frequently publishes of a large gas line being installed. … 1