Opinion

Editorial: Enough hot air — time to play ball

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl are always a time for media hype, overblown issues and millions of words dedicated to discussing things most NFL fans already know. This year is no exception to that rule. In fact, it’s the best example in recent memory of the media beating a story into the ground as we head toward the big game. The big story, of course, is … 0

Letters: It’s just greed, pure and simple

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

To the editor: Why, oh why, is it that so many people support politicians and causes that are directly contrary to their own best interests? No sooner do we get the frightful news that Kinder Morgan is proposing a huge new natural gas pipeline to run through our beautiful southern New Hampshire towns than the usual local gas bags are writing letters to … 0

Letters: Pipeline got a ‘full-court press’

Thursday, January 15, 2015

To the editor: I’m not sure what the New Hampshire journalism awards are called, but I hope your paper is recognized for the remarkable work you are doing covering the story of the Kinder Morgan pipeline planned for this region. Since local towns were first made aware of this project in early December, your paper has done a wonderful job raising awareness of … 0

Letters: With rights come responsibilities

Friday, January 23, 2015

To the editor: In the sometimes acrimonious debate over gun laws, the arguments almost all revolve around the “right” to bear arms. But with “rights” come responsibilities. Debate on gun control should include the serious responsibility one assumes when carrying a deadly weapon. It’s empowering to imagine brandishing … 0

Editorial: Concealed guns demand licensure

Monday, January 26, 2015

It’s clear that the majority of representatives in the N.H. House are in favor of people carrying concealed firearms in the Chamber, with their recent vote to allow just that. But now there’s a movement that would do away with licensing requirements for anyone, anywhere in the state … 0

Conant High school: Student’s take on separation of the church and state

Thursday, October 9, 2014

I would like to address the relation between church and state in our country. When we think of the term “separation of church and state,” it is easy to interpret that to mean that the two cannot mix. That is wholly untrue. If that were the case, the … 0

Letters: Thanks from the greyhounds

Friday, January 2, 2015

To the editor: Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption would like to thank the merchants at Depot Square and downtown Peterborough for including us in the first annual Wrapping for a Good Cause. As a nonprofit organization, Fast Friends was invited to provide holiday gift wrapping services from Dec. 19 … 0

Letters: The River Center appreciates grant

Friday, January 2, 2015

To the editor: The River Center has been awarded a $40,000 multiyear grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for operating support. This grant is made possible through the A. Erland and Hazel N. Goyette Memorial Fund. On behalf of the board and staff of The River Center, … 0

Thank you letters: Woman’s Club has praise for pantry

Thursday, January 15, 2015

To the editor: The Jaffrey Woman’s Club would like to offer its heartfelt thanks to the Jaffrey Food Pantry for hosting our Club on an enlightening after-business hours tour of their tidy facility. We were not aware that although the Pantry is a member of the NH Food … 0

Letters: New nursing home just makes sense

Friday, January 16, 2015

To the editor: As New Hampshire’s ombudsman for long-term care, I have attended many meetings in and around Keene over the last year to offer insights related to current nursing home care. In Cheshire County, after much review, the Maplewood Task Force has recommended that a new nursing … 0

Letters: What’s true about the wind project?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To the editor: Some comments on the Ledger-Transcript’s recent coverage of the Eolian/Antrim Wind Energy project: The state’s permitting agency rejected the original project because of visual impacts on the region, not just on Antrim as you stated. Located on ridgelines, industrial wind projects are visible regionally and … 0

Letters: An attack on the U.S. Constitution

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To the editor: I oppose the Northeast Energy Direct project. The evidence against this project, an act of eminent domain abuse that robs individuals to benefit a private out-of-state corporation, is so overwhelming that I find it hard to understand how any thinking person could support it, or … 0

Letters: If you want to make a change, plan to vote

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

On March 10, every voter in the ConVal School District will either (1) vote to remove the legal requirement for the ConVal taxpayers to keep eight buildings open, heated, maintained, and staffed regardless of enrollment; (2) vote to … 0