Opinion

Letters: Setting things straight

Friday, March 20, 2015

To the editor: Yes, let’s set things straight. I don’t know how Mr. Doreski thinks my letter was a personal attack on him, but if you can’t take a rebuttal to your statements, then don’t write them in the newspaper. My letter was an attack on all the trust-funded liberal armchair woodsmen and women who want to take away the rights of the New Hampshire outdoorsmen and women. Mr. Doreski’s … 0

Letters: I knew a girl caught in a trap

Friday, March 27, 2015

To the editor: We’ve seen another letter about the favors done for wildlife by compassionate hunters and trappers, but I don’t think the writer listened while in science class. Animal life began 600 million years ago; mammals have been here for 200 million years, Adam and Eve didn’t appear until maybe 200,000 years ago and all that time the animals made it without … 0

Letters: Sustainable eating matters

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To the editor: Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee made it official: Consumption of animal products is not environmentally sustainable. Their conclusions match those of a massive 2010 United Nations report, which concluded that a global shift toward a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty … 0

Thank You Note: Help with flat tire appreciated

Thursday, April 2, 2015

To the editor: I would like to thank Sara and Richard for helping my daughter with a flat tire around noontime on Squantum Road in Jaffrey on March 28. I don’t know your last names, but your assistance was greatly appreciated. Thank you. Kathleen Sterling Jaffrey … 0

Thank You Notes: Thank you for the honor

Monday, April 6, 2015

To the editor: The Monadnock Center for History and Culture would like to thank the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce and the community for recognizing us with the 2015 Nonprofit of the Year award. We were honored to be included with the River Center, ConVal Dollars for Scholars … 0

Viewpoint: State budget a shell game

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Recently, the N.H. House of Representatives majority leadership was poised to offer a gas tax to cover an $88 million shortfall in their transportation budget. They did not have the support of their own members. The hole was filled by raiding funds for education. When it became clear … 0

Letters: Thanks for listening, solving

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

To the editor: I am writing to praise the leadership of TEAM Jaffrey for listening to a problem and organizing a solution. On Friday, it became evident that there was a dog-poop problem on the town common. With Easter activities scheduled for downtown, there was no time to … 0

Letters: Reconsider your approach

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

To the editor: I have been a faithful reader of the Monadnock Ledger for several decades. I enjoy following the news of our rich community. However, it has been increasingly disappointing to read your editorials that sharply criticize people who hold views different from yours, particularly on same-sex … 0

Letters: Wonderful people, wonderful town

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: I greatly appreciated the article about me in Tuesday’s paper! I would like to add only two things to the report, one of which is that I don’t think I said that Peterborough, while wonderful, was “quirky.” We are not quirky. We are so nonquirky … 0

Letters: Fast Track is bad trade policy

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: Fast Track is like a “Fast Train” to take more away from America’s workers. Our Congressional representatives need to oppose Fast Track. This is bad trade policy that ships jobs overseas, ties the hands of Congress and gives laws of other countries power over the … 0

Letters: Devastated by theft of sign

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: On March 28, we realized that the sign for our home decor store, Laurel & Grove, had been stolen. I am writing in the hope that someone would have seen something or the person or people would return our sign. I started the store in … 0

Letters: Voting still to do in Peterborough

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: On April 7, Peterborough held its annual Deliberative Session and those in attendance sent the voters several articles to vote on and a budget of over $13 million. That’s a lot of money. Through the years voters have supported the Budget Committee’s recommendations. This year … 0

Letters: Wake up, New Ipswich voters

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: We, the taxpayers of our New Ipswich schools, need to wake up. We own our schools and are employers of the employees, but we have no say who gets hired and fired and never even know when it takes place. We need to be the … 0