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Opinion

Editorial: Collaboration is the key to survival

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Monadnock region is rich in its commitment to education and the arts. It’s a place where people have long come for training and praxis in the theater, visual arts, music, as well as humanities. Close to 70 years ago, the Sharon Arts Center was incorporated with a mission to, as its website says, “provide education in the theory and practice of the arts and crafts through instruction, exhibitions and … 0

Letter: Book discussions an opportunity

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: A reader’s treat awaits at the Ingalls Memorial Library in Rindge. Once a month, readers are invited to meet for a book group discussion on the classics, led by Marcia Breckenridge. What makes this group so interesting and fun is Marcia. She is a retired teacher of British and American literature. She brings us the background of the book and … 0

Letter: Thanks for a great festival season

Friday, August 22, 2014

To the editor: The Monadnock Music Board of Trustees would like to express our gratitude for a successful 49th Festival Season. First, there is lots of thanks to be given to all of those great people who made this year such a success: to our staff, headed by our managing director, Christopher Sink; to our festival manager, Helen Titchener, whose efficiency and focus … 0

Letter: Thanks for your continued support

Friday, August 22, 2014

To the editor: I have been certified as an Independent candidate for District 24 N.H. House seat. I want to thank everyone who signed my nomination papers allowing me to run for office. It was good to meet and talk with you about veterans issues, small business and … 0

Letter: Our legislators deserve thanks

Friday, August 22, 2014

To the editor: As a female college student ready to enter the workforce next year, I am incredibly concerned with the gendered pay gap which still exists in the state, as well as in the rest of the country. Last week, I was happy to see that a … 0

Letter: Viewpoints writer was off the mark

Friday, August 22, 2014

To the editor: Not surprisingly, many of Rick Sirvint’s statements in his article, “School — let’s talk about how to pay for it,” are false. In 2012, New Hampshire ranked fourth in education and fourth in spending per pupil. More broadly, education quality and costs are highest in … 0

Viewpoint: Shopping without Market Basket

Friday, August 22, 2014

For many years now, Market Basket has been my grocery store of choice for several reasons. First, their prices are always low, second the stores are always clean neat and orderly, and finally the employees become friends and are always friendly and exceptionally helpful. Alas, I think the … 0

Viewpoint: More questions for GOP Congressional hopefuls

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thank you, Franklin Pierce University, Ledger-Transcript, and N.H. Public Television, for having these insightful political debates at FPU. On Aug. 19, I attended the Congressional District 2 debate. Garcia, Lambert and Lawrence presented themselves well, then got lost on attacking one another, instead of sticking with the issues, … 0

Viewpoint: There were two who stood out, in civility

Monday, August 25, 2014

Elections are opportunities where the outcomes often transcend the issues. These outcomes are a declaration of the values of a community and the candidates are a direct representation of those values. It is with this perspective that I offer the voters an insight after the Monadnock Debate series. … 0

Letter: Our Town: 275 years in transition

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To the editor: As Oct. 11 and the Our Town celebration of Peterborough’s 275th year approaches, I began to reflect on what made us what we are. I immediately began to add up what has happened in these 275 years, and ask the question: Are we all that … 0

Letter: Charity should begin at home

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

To the editor: Reading the paper about the Selbys adopting the Congolese child. Why? There so many children here in the U.S.A. that need our help, if not adoption. I admire them for wanting to help, but we should take care of our own first. Betty Myhaver Spring … 0

Letter: My take on this recycling business

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: As a long time recycler and picker, I just want to say that Scott Bradford and his crew do a fine job there, and the center is a model for the state and country on how to run a efficient and fun center. I have … 0

Letter: Scott Brown has got it wrong

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: After receiving several Scott Brown mailings blaming Jeanne Shaheen for the limited hospital networks under Obamacare, I have looked into the facts of the case. In fact, the limited networks are due to Anthem Blue Cross, which is the only insurance company currently available under … 0