Opinion

Boys’ basketball: A true act of sportsmanship at South Meadow

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The last game of the Blue Winter Slam Basketball Tournament afternoon boys session at SMS turned out to be a championship game. Hillsboro defeated SMS in the first game, the Monadnock defeated SMS in the second game; both games were decided by 2-3 points — lots of fun. The last game of the day was Monadnock, with Coach Brown, vs. Hillsboro with Coach Norton. The winner of this game would represent the Blue Slam in the championship game vs. Milford Middle School. The game was a very good game, but midway or so into the game it was clear that Monadnock would not win. Coach … 0

Viewpoint: In support of SB2 for Temple

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My name is Jeff Sones, I am resident of Temple, a veteran of the U.S. military, and a parent of an active-duty soldier. Last year at Town Meeting, I spoke at the end of the meeting in response to a gentleman’s closing comments regarding the defeat of SB2. It was then, and remains my assertion now, that all residents of Temple have the … 0

Viewpoint: My Las Vegas visit and what I didn’t do

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I left town between two of this winter’s monster snowstorms and watched the Super Bowl from a hotel in Las Vegas. This was my first visit, something no one there could believe. Everyone else, apparently, has been there at least five times. My connections to America’s sin city are pretty thin. A long time ago, I went to camp in Maine with a … 0

Letters: Trappers have compassion

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: In response to William Doreski’s Feb. 19 Viewpoint piece on “leg hold traps”: Dear Bill, please first start by getting educated about wild fur bearer conservation. And then continue your education about “foot” hold traps, not “leg” hold. Modern-day wildlife biologists understand the need to … 0

Letters: Vote for Forbes Farmer, March 10

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: I am writing in support for Forbes Farmer, who is running for the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School Board. In the 30 years of our acquaintance, I have known Forbes to be honest and fiscally conservative. He is also an educator who is highly respected by his … 0

Letters: Stay realistic on Mascenic budget

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: If Ms. Joly researched my incident, instead of excerpting, she’d have found differently. Snipers resort to odd tactics like attacking the person, thereby dodging the issue. Are not their classroom charges being presented the whole story to allow them to draw their own conclusions? Just … 0

Letters: Support Moore for Select Board

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: As an early supporter of Cush Moore’s candidacy for Jaffrey selectman, I was contacted by quite a few people wanting to know more about his views on SB2. As reported in the Feb. 19 edition of the Ledger-Transcript, Cush said he “would like to look … 0

Letters:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Once again the taxpayers of New Ipswich find themselves under a vicious attack for trying to keep life affordable. With our faithful local paper leading the charge, we’re made to look like an uncivilized, child-hating group. Nothing could be further from the truth. New Ipswich has one of … 0

Letters: Edelblut for water commissioner

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: I am the current chairman of the Wilton Water Commission. I am writing today to offer my sincere recommendation of State Representative Frank Edelblut for the position as Wilton water commissioner in the Wilton town election coming up on March 10. Mr. Edelblut is currently … 0

Letter: An unfortunate turn of events

Monday, March 2, 2015

To the editor: An open letter to: Judith Carr, VP, Physicians Services, Monadnock Community Hospital: Your letter dated Feb. 6 regarding the departure of Drs. Jaynes and Brown was delivered last week. My wife and are disappointed with the lack of an explanation of the real cause of … 0

Letters: Primary vs. secondary use

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

To the editor: I’d like to clear up some points made in your front-page coverage of the Peterborough Planning Board’s hearing on changes it’s proposing for the Agricultural Business Enterprise ordinance. The intent of the ordinance is to expand non-farm commercial uses on a farm (retail sales, events, … 0

Viewpoint: Time to talk about cutting teachers

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Many of you will not like what I have to say now, but that will not prevent me from presenting it to you. I continue to examine primary sources as I review the ConVal budget and warrant articles. … 0

Viewpoint: Cuts to the budget, curriculum are off

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

At the deliberative session for the Mascenic school budget, I was appalled by the callousness (and ignorance) expressed by the budget cutters. First, Bentii Hoiska (who proposed the $1.6 million cut) told us that the school mission statement, which puts students at the center, was just a rhetorical … 0