Letter: Peace in Israel, Gaza seems far off

Monday, July 28, 2014

To the editor: To join the comments, letters about the Israel/Gaza disaster, I would like to say the following: The problem started in 1948 when the Israelis in some cases simply took houses from the Palestinian owners and occupants and told them to leave. There was much resentment, naturally. There were people in the U.N. refugee camps in Jordan still wearing their house keys on a chain around their necks, … 0

Letter: About Bass’ support of Brown

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

To the editor: So Charlie Bass has endorsed Scott Brown. No surprise there. What is surprising, as quoted in the Keene Sentinel, is this: “Bass also cited Brown’s efforts to limit the scope of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. ‘We would have single-payer, European-style health care right now if it weren’t for [Brown].’” Charlie pretends not to know any Europeans, who … 0

Letter: Social Security program in Keene

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

To the editor: Throughout human history all peoples faced the economic uncertainties of illness and unemployment, especially the elderly and disabled. In America, prior to 1935, persons facing economic hardships, needed to rely upon family members, charity, or went to the poor farm. Today social safety nets relieve the financial hardships that many of our elderly and disabled American citizens face. Social Security … 0

Viewpoint: A town of ‘excessive blessings’

Friday, July 18, 2014

“What was home, really, but the place where a space just your shape and size waited for you.” -Elin Hilderbrand Historically, Francestown, like many other communities in the Monadnock region, experienced a sharp decline in population during the … 0

Letter: Solar project will cost us in the end

Monday, July 21, 2014

To the editor: In his letter to the editor on July 17 concerning the proposed solar installation, Peterborough Planning Board member Alan Zeller assures the public that “the grant money comes from PSNH, not the federal government, not the ratepayers, but our utility.” So where does he think … 0

Letter: Too much mystery in principal’s exit

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To the editor: I recently checked my property tax bill for my residence in Jaffrey. It appears that 48 percent of that revenue goes to the school district. I believe that this entitles me and the people of Jaffrey and Rindge to a complete and thorough explanation as … 0

Viewpoint: How murder trials handled in ancient Jewish society

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It is the year 783 BCE or 2977 on the Hebrew calendar. Uzziah is king of Judah. It is 30 years before the founding of Rome, 779 years prior to the birth of Jesus, 1,353 years before Mohammed’s birth, and 1,421 years prior to the Arab conquest of … 0

Letter: North Meadow will be missed

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To the editor: It was a great sadness to see a for sale sign in front of the North Meadow Family Health building and then to read, in the Ledger-Transcript, that the practice was moving to the hospital. No doubt, this is for financial (the hospital’s) reasons. I … 0

Letter: Limits on truck drivers lacking

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To the editor: Over the last month, I’ve read many articles about an amendment included in the Senate’s Fiscal Year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. This amendment rolls back the current restart provision in the truck drivers’ hours of service rule. It suspends the current … 0

Letter: Solar project needs your vote

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To the editor: On June 24, there was an article in the Ledger-Transcript by Jason Reimers, an attorney with BCM Environmental & Land Law, PLLC in Concord. Jason highlighted the success that the Monadnock region is leading the way with renewable energy projects. Our region was awarded six … 0

Viewpoint: ‘We need a drastic change in our Middle East policy’

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Last Thursday, Bill Chevalier, in his piece “A look at driving factors in Middle East Muslim extremism,” presented a picture of a benevolent “West” trying to understand incomprehensible Muslim societies prone to irrational violence in the form of terrorism. While expressing earnest concern over violence in the region, … 0

Viewpoint: About our “Give a Little Help a Lot” campaign

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Give a Little Help a Lot. “Yeah, yeah,” you say. “A little will help a little. I don’t have a hundred dollars to give you — 10 bucks isn’t going change a life.” Hmmmm. I disagree. Your $10 combined with my $10 just made $20. Add that to … 0

Editorial: Court’s cell phone ruling a step forward

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It’s the technological age. For some people, their entire lives are stored on their cell phones, which nowadays can additionally function as cameras, camcorders, day planners, computers and phonebooks. And nearly every adult not only has a cell phone, but most carry it with them constantly. In light … 0