Opinion

What to ask the candidates: What’s going to happen with Social Security?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A group of us here in the Monadnock region have some questions for our presidential candidates we think are important to share with our neighbors before we vote in November. What follows is an expanded question about the future of Social Security and some of the background that’s relevant as context: How, specifically, would you stop the federal government’s confiscation of our retirement savings in Social Security, which we are forced to participate in, which is then routinely diverted into the general fund? Better yet, would you advocate for a Chilean-style private system, which has been so successful for decades? If not, why? Recent headlines …

Viewpoints: Bipartisan progress on heroin and opioid crisis

Friday, January 29, 2016

As people across New Hampshire know painfully well, the heroin and opioid crisis is the most pressing public health and safety challenge facing our state. No matter how often we repeat the statistic, the fact that more than 400 Granite Staters died from a drug overdose in 2015 is no less staggering or …

Letters: A barbaric bobcat lottery

Thursday, February 4, 2016

To the editor: Special thanks to the Ledger-Transcript staff for its comprehensive review of all things related to the well being of New Hampshire’s bobcats. Though I gained insights from the firsthand accounts of a trapper and Fish and Game, I am most grateful to Eric Aldrich’s informative contributions, which delicately locate the issue of the bobcat within the Fish and Game Commission’s …

Looking Back: My love of tennis and a valentine for Bud

Monday, January 25, 2016

When my parents bought our house in Claremont in 1943, a clay tennis court came along with it. This was the last thing they needed, but apparently the previous owners, the Fry family, played tennis, so we inherited the court along with an arrangement with a group of …

Letter: It’s a good move for MCH

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: As a member of the Investment Committee at Monadnock Community Hospital and the Board of Governors at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, I believe that MCH’s announced intention to affiliate with Catholic Medical Center is a thoughtful, appropriate and well designed move by our own …

Thank you letter: Easing the food needs

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: On behalf of the Rindge Food Pantry, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the Rindge community for your continued support. Because of your monetary support, purchases of food at local stores, and donations from various local food drives, we were able to …

Letters: Time for a Plan B in the Middle East

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: The Middle East is a tinder box and a random spark could ignite World War III. Our latest strategy is to defeat ISIS by carpet bombing. So far, we have used drones to kill Al Qaeda leaders. It took some time, but we tracked down …

Thank You letter: Thanks, Hannaford

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: Monadnock Worksource would like to thank the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for selecting the Worksource as the beneficiary of the sale of reusable grocery bags sold at the Hannaford store in Rindge in the month of January. For every Hannaford blue “Good Karma” bag …

Thank you letter: Celebrating Dr. King

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: The Jaffrey Civic Center MLK Committee expresses our appreciation to all who contributed toward our successful event “Journey of Peace —Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.” Thank you to our hosts at the United Church of Jaffrey and the Rotary Interact Club members who ushered. Thank …

Letter: My vote is for Bernie Sanders

Thursday, January 28, 2016

To the editor: There are many candidates running in the presidential election who hope to win your support. I have decided to support Bernie Sanders. I hope you will too. Sen. Sanders is someone I believe in. He is not beholden to anyone, only the American people. I …

Letters: Constitutional change needed

Thursday, January 28, 2016

To the editor: Thank you to the Jaffrey voters who have supported beginning the community conversation about a proposed change to our N.H. Constitution at our Town Meeting on March 12. HCACR 14, introduced by Rep. Susan Emerson and others, codifies the right of local communities to enact …

Thank you letter: Overwhelmed by generosity

Friday, January 29, 2016

To the editor: The Jaffrey Food Pantry would like to thank the many businesses and individuals for their overwhelming generosity during this past holiday season. Special thanks to: Grace Electric, Rindge Hannaford, C & S Wholesale Grocers, First Church in Jaffrey, St.Patrick’s Church, United Church of Jaffrey, Boy …

Letter: My experience with Trump

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: It takes a lot of effort to endure the Presidential Primaries in New Hampshire. I’d rather not mention the number of times family dinners have been interrupted by inconsiderate wannabe politicians. As your opinion columns and editorials have pointed out in comprehensive fashion: Each candidate …