Opinion

Letters: Martin the best candidate

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Pat Martin’s qualifications and dedication to the future of New Hampshire make her by far the best candidate for state rep for the towns of Jaffrey, Rindge, Fitzwilliam, Dublin, Harrisville and Roxbury. Pat listens, Pat cares and Pat responds. She is up to date on current issues and can discuss specific points in detail. Her experience of over 30 years as an electrical engineer, service to our … 0

Letters: Vote for responsible governance

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: I was raised in a Republican-leaning household. My earliest recollections were of Dwight Eisenhower as president. In the 66 years since, I have never heard any minority leader announce that his goal was to make the president fail until Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) declared his intentions in early 2008. Why? His party had changed. Historian Heather Cox Richardson, of Boston … 0

Letters: An elephant in the room

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Democrats claim they are a party of inclusion, are open minded and will work with anyone. If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale. The only time Democrats will work with another party is if you agree with what they want or say. As soon as someone disagrees with them, they are called a name like … 0

Letters: New energy at Humane Society

Thursday, October 9, 2014

To the editor: As supporters of the Monadnock Humane Society, we were pleased to see the turnout at the “Special Meeting” called on Wednesday, Oct. 8. It went a long way to show there are many concerned individuals who also do not want to see the society fail. … 0

Letters: The 275th was a wonderful day

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: The 275th celebration of Peterborough this past weekend was a good reminder of why I love this town. Thank you to everyone involved in the planning and execution of such a wonderful day. It was a day to truly enjoy what living in a close-knit … 0

Letters: Remembering a special person

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: Five years ago this month the community lost a special person, friend, coworker and family member, Stephen Krause. A tragic accident took the lives of four special people in just a few moments. With the recent celebration of the Columbus Day weekend and the celebrations … 0

Letters: This it to those in the middle

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: I was going to write a letter extolling the virtues of Brown, Walt and Garcia to take New Hampshire forward. Then I realized that the R’s are going to vote that way and the D’s are not! So I thought I would appeal to those … 0

Letters: Reject the far left agenda on Nov. 4

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: As a local small-business owner, and a woman, I was truly offended by the advertisement placed in the Ledger-Transcript recently by Dick Ames, Doug Ley and Pat Martin promoting their run for the N.H. House. Clearly, these three Democratic candidates have signed onto, and are … 0

Viewpoint: I’m neither right, nor left

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I like to describe myself as a meat-eating, gun-toting, ecologically aware, fiscally conservative, pro-free trade, capitalist, social libertarian who doesn’t believe Adam and Eve were frolicking with dinosaurs 8,000 years ago. This makes me a political pariah for partisans on both sides of the current political divide. Please … 0

Viewpoint: Negative ads based on fear

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I find negative campaigning to be a fascinating topic and look forward to its arriving in the mail and appearing on television political ads. They are interesting, in a bad sort of way, as a form of vicious propaganda. Negative ads make me reflective on how they were … 0

Letters: Community pride shows through

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: Thank you all who made the Peterborough 275th celebration the success it was. I don’t know about you, but I am recuperating from the weekend celebration. The total celebration was so broad and varied in scope, that it took me a day to sort things … 0

Letters: Vote for David Bedard

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: Residents of Greenfield, Bennington and Hancock in Hillsborough District 3: This November, I am voting for David Bedard. For a decade, I have known David as a Hancock neighbor, a colleague of a financial services company, a manufacturing company owner, a friend and a mentor … 0

Letters: Your conservative vote is crucial

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: The political ads are now peppered with distorted statements about a candidate’s position, usually on a single social issue. This narrow, erroneous focus leads would-be voters to debate and ultimately make their decisions based on lesser differences while completely ignoring the greater and most consequential … 0