Opinion

Thank You Note: Two-day Phoenix program success

Friday, March 13, 2015

To the editor: On March 9 and March 10, 17 Conant High School students and four adults attended the two-day Phoenix Leadership Conference held at the United Church of Jaffrey. Expertly facilitated by Diane Fukuda of Microcatheter Components, attendees identified personal values and goals with strategies for achievement. Students and adults explored personal leadership skills such as value identification, positive mental attitude, responsibility and problem solving techniques. Many thanks to … 0

Letters: Smokers putting themselves at risk

Friday, March 13, 2015

To the editor: Many may not realize that this year the period from April 6 to April 10 is known as National Public Health Week. Each of these five days has an individual goal to be achieved, and as a whole, the week is intended to bring awareness to public health issues. There is a wide range of public health issues and some … 0

Letters: Hunting is not compassionate

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

To the editor: I would like to thank Liz Thomas for her letter of March 12 regarding the “proud trapper.” Liz and I share the same belief of what “compassionate” means, which in no way matches the belief of the “proud trapper.” I will never attach the word compassionate to any trapper or hunter. To do so is putting a spin on something … 0

Letter: Red-tailed hawk comment wrong

Friday, March 20, 2015

To the editor: I was very disappointed to read about a member of our Legislature abusing the enthusiasm of a group of young students in order to score cheap political points. The fourth grade class from Hampton Falls that proposed Bill 373 to establish the red-tailed hawk as … 0

Letters: We’ve got your back, Mascenic

Friday, March 20, 2015

To the editor: In regards to the March 19 letter “A stinging slap in Mascenic vote”: I found the letter to be divisive and unfounded, filled with half truths and false statements. I want to remind voters from the Mascenic district that the 50/50 formula discussion in years … 0

Letter: Response to views on business taxes

Friday, March 20, 2015

To the editor: Thank you for your Viewpoints section in the March 17 edition regarding “New Business Environment.” I loved State Senator Sanborn’s declaration that Democrats are just looking for ways to raise your taxes. We all know that “they” just want to do that, with no good … 0

Editorial: 3 steps forward, 3 steps back

Monday, March 23, 2015

Question: Why are we back to talking about Medicaid expansion again? Sometimes it seems as if our state Legislature never really gets anywhere. Once a decision has been made, our representatives are forever finding ways to reopen the issue. Be that as it may, we’d like to share … 0

Promise in sports plan

Monday, March 23, 2015

We’re excited to hear about ConVal’s new plan for district-wide youth sports to serve as a feeder program for the high school varsity teams, as well as give more children a chance to play more sports at a younger age for less money. It should make the Cougar … 0

Viewpoint: Hate isn’t the answer

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

General Smedley Darlington Butler, a highly decorated Marine, wrote a treatise after serving in the military for 33 years titled “War is a Racket.” He understood that at the heart of every war were people who were profiting, while others paid the price: warmongers. His insight resonates today. … 0

Letter: Issues confused in recent column

Friday, February 27, 2015

To the editor: I note with interest Ruth Holmes’ column in the Feb. 17 edition of the Ledger-Transcript. While I agree with some of Ms. Holmes’ points, she is confusing two separate and distinct issues. I agree that chemical herbicides can be potentially harmful. However, glyphosate and Roundup … 0

Letters: What would Thoreau think?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To the editor: Henry David Thoreau spent a lot of time observing the natural world and advocating for the conservation and preservation of natural resources because he knew it was important for the future of a healthy world. Currently, the residents and landscape of southern New Hampshire face … 0

Letter: Reporter off on town’s position

Thursday, March 12, 2015

To the editor: We are writing to refute a statement made in David Blumenthal’s Feb. 12, 2015, article titled “Move to Make Treasurer Appointed.” In the article, Mr. Blumenthal misrepresented Deputy Administrator Kristie LaPlante’s brief history of staffing changes within the treasurer’s position. While Mr. Blumenthal’s choice of … 0

Letters: Let’s get some things straight

Thursday, March 5, 2015

To the editor: Usually I wouldn’t bother to respond to a letter that rehashes all the sad old nonsense about how humane trapping is, how these poor animals are starving, etc., but since Mr. Ostergard has framed his March 3 Letter to the Editor as a personal attack … 0