Opinion

Viewpoint: ‘If you want the service, you have to pay for it’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

When Gary and I were paying the bills the other day, we started talking about the ever-rising costs for services. Seems like we’re paying more for so many things. The satellite TV service has gone up $15 a month since we signed on a few years ago. Our landline and Internet’s gone up, too, more than $10 a month. Not to mention that cell phone bill! We paid anyway. I … 0

Letter:

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the editor: It is Monday morning, April 14 and it is sunny and warm, and the downtown parking lot by the theater is full. However, the 10 spaces the town developed for parking down by the firehouse are empty. I guess it’s just too much to walk all the way to the center of town from there!   I would suggest the town … 0

Letter: Reporting helps us spread word

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the editor: Thank you to the Ledger-Transcript and Reporter Ashley Saari for the well-written piece in the April 10 edition on The Park Theatre. As Saari observes, we are making every effort to bring people throughout the Monadnock region up to date on the progress and plans for the Park Theatre, which will be a center for film and performing arts that … 0

letter: The Right to Know laws work

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the editor It’s been many, many years since I have been on the Conval School Board and now I find things don’t seem to change much. Recent headlines in the Union Leader stir unpleasant memories of my three years on the board. The Timberlane School Board has … 0

letter: Shaheen standing up for wind

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the editor: I want to thank N.H. Senator Shaheen for standing up for American wind power and for New Hampshire. Wind power is a good deal for New Hampshire that, with the right policy in place, can only get better. Recently, Sen. Shaheen joined a bipartisan coalition … 0

letter: No substitute for direct experience

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

To the editor: In response to William Thomas’s letter, “Awaiting alternatives to the nixed N.H. Charrette plan” posted April 8. After reading this, I am not sure how anything in this letter has any credibility. Apparently folks can write letters pertaining to subjects that they know nothing about. … 0

Letter: Why I’m running for Select Board

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

To the editor: I have a son heading to ConVal High School in the fall as a freshman. I asked myself, “What can I do to make Peterborough a place that he would want to return to after college? How can I help make a great town even better?” I joined the Heritage … 0

Letter: ConVal savings a windfall, or no?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

To the editor: At the ConVal School Board meeting on April 1 management pointed out that the health insurance expense for the current year will be approximately $300,000 less than originally budgeted. This occurs because budgets are prepared using a guaranteed maximum rate while the actual rate is … 0

Viewpoint: On mental health settlement

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Two months to go, and the State House is abuzz with House and Senate committees holding public hearings on hundreds of bills. There is much work to do in committees and in House and Senate sessions before we get to committees of conference and final votes in late … 0

Viewpoint: Unexpected inspiration

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

On March 25, the N.H. House passed the Senate’s compromise on expanded Medicaid. Once this bill becomes law, 50,000 more New Hampshire citizens will be covered by health care. The bill from the Senate came to us as a bipartisan measure. In the House it did not pass … 0

Letter: Who do we want teaching our kids?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

To the editor: I wanted to let you know how disappointed I was to hear that Kim Wall would not be coming back to South Meadow School after this school year. Although my children have not had her as a teacher, my daughter, Delaney, has had the privilege … 0

Viewpoint: Education is about more than just facts and figures

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The primary problem of public education has nothing to do with public education. The collapse of societal values as reflected in acceptance of out-of-wedlock births, declining male participation in the workforce and colleges, a culture that excuses bad behavior by creating categories of alleged psychological disorders, and the … 0

Viewpoints: His passion for planes touched many lives

Friday, March 28, 2014

February 9, 2012. It is a day that will forever be etched into our memories. On that fateful day, Paul Schlieben was killed when his plane crashed shortly after taking off at the Lebanon Airport. Paul’s death left a huge void in many people’s lives. He had just … 0