Opinion

Welcome back, Market Basket

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The deal reached by the competing factions of the Demoulas family last week that put Arthur T. Demoulas back in charge of the Market Basket grocery store chain is great news for the local residents who shop regularly at the company’s stores in Rindge, Milford and Swanzey. They’ll once again be able to take advantage of Market Basket’s consistently low prices, which will no doubt help those who’ve been struggling … 0

Viewpoint: Let’s review buffer zone facts

Friday, August 22, 2014

Jon Manley’s letter last week explained why he continues to favor the New Hampshire buffer zone law, in spite of the fact that a similar Massachusetts law was unanimously struck down by the Supreme Court. While Jon’s letter reflects his opinion, it appears to ignore the facts of the case. Jon describes a … 0

Letter: Integrity needed for N.H. Senate

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

To the editor: Republican voters in Milford, Wilton, Amherst and Merrimack have a choice to make in the upcoming State Senate primary. Of the four candidates, only one has the legislative experience, consistency and integrity to be the best senator we could ever hope for: Gary Daniels. Last year, some Republicans in our State Senate helped increase the gas tax, passed Obamacare Medicaid … 0

Letter: Do homework, vote conservative

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

To the editor: In her letter to the paper on Aug. 7, Marilyn Britton closed by saying, “Please, please do your homework and plan to vote.” I completely agree because apathy in the voting booth is a national epidemic. Yes, do your homework concerning the illegals who are … 0

Moments of bliss: What are you worried about?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

WTF is my acronym for Worry, Trust, and Fear. They seem to go together, but which comes first? What do you worry about? What do you fear? Does either affect trust? Susan worries about different things than I do. When we become aware of the other’s worry, we … 0

A Learning Experience: A box of matzos on the grocery shelf

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I have always found it quick and easy to go to my local grocery store and purchase a variety of foods along with other household items. In fact I do this with such ease and comfort, I almost never give it a second thought. However, I was reading … 0

Viewpoint: What’s new in New Hampshire health care

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Since July 1, many New Hampshire residents have a new health insurance option. The New Hampshire Health Protection Program will provide coverage to thousands of our neighbors, friends and family members. For many, peace of mind means getting coverage for preventive care such as regular check ups. It … 0

Editorial: Legalizing it could stop the overdoses

Monday, August 25, 2014

We citizens in the Granite State are living in a state of emergency. It might not feel too different to you or I, but for those whose lives have been affected by the use of synthetic marijuana, whether by their own use or a loved one’s, the emergency … 0

Letter: The Jaffrey library thanks you

Friday, August 8, 2014

To the editor: I am writing to express my gratitude for the many who lined up on Riverfest morning, July 26, to support our annual Friends of the Library book sale. Our sale was incredibly well-attended, with a line outside our doors before we opened! Each year, the … 0

Letter: Summer reading a success

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: The Ingalls Memorial Library in Rindge had 87 children participate in the Summer Reading Program. A total of 111,927 minutes were read. The following children won for being the three top readers in their grade group: Preschool; Makayla Paolino, Emma Whaley, Jasmine Nagle, Grades K-1st; … 0

Letter: Misconception on Common Core

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: In “Jim Lawrence: Jobs, economy, education are key issues” in the Aug. 14 edition, Dave Anderson quotes Mr. Lawrence: “‘I'm strongly opposed to Washington, D.C. dictating policy to New Hampshire,’ he said, citing the Affordable Care Act and the Common Core educational standards as examples.” … 0

Letter: Who really wins in wartime?

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: It is very sad when our soldiers are killed in action or return home severely wounded in body or mind. It is equally sad when innocent civilians, many of whom are women and children, are killed and maimed in war zones. War itself is a … 0

Letter: Questioning editorial’s logic

Friday, August 22, 2014

To the editor: Last week’s Ledger-Transcript editorial about Peterborough’s directive that Scott Bradford and the crew at the recycling center stop the longstanding practice of serving both the goal of eliminating waste from landfills, as well as strengthening ties among the community by setting aside requested items, included … 0