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Viewpoint: Don’t gamble with their education

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A clan of private petitioners have proposed two warrant articles that will appear on the ConVal ballot. One would close Great Brook School. The other would potentially close elementary schools in the district. These petitioners, who desire to wreak havoc on the ConVal School District, have little regard for families or students who will in many cases be traveling on a bus upward of an hour and 15 minutes just … 0

Letters: Remembering Paul Hobbs

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: I will never forget the first time a customer came into Hobbs Jewelers and asked me “How’s your dad?” Unfortunately I think I stuttered and stared at the man for minute, trying to figure out how this perfect stranger knew my father. And then it hit me. He meant Paul. That was the first of many times I would be … 0

Letter: Say yes to energy upgrades in voting

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: This year, the voters of Rindge will again be asked to approve an investment in the town’s energy-saving program. In the past three years investments made in upgrading town facilities have already almost fully paid for themselves. The details of those expenses and returns are contained in the Energy Commission section of the Town Report and include lighting changes, additional … 0

Letters: Evidence-based elections are key

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

To the editor: Town and school District meeting season is upon us, with many important issues to decide. New Hampshire law requires all votes to be counted in public on election day so any error can be caught and corrected before totals are certified. (RSA 669:58) Traditional Town … 0

Letters: A good education is most important

Thursday, February 12, 2015

To the editor: Corinne Joly, a well-respected teacher at Mascenic Regional High School, you said it all. You stated what I wanted to, but with more tact and grace than I would have. I had no idea who Mr. Fionda was until this last letter you wrote; he … 0

Letters: A poor conversion for customers

Thursday, February 12, 2015

To the editor: It is now time to “call out” TDS telecommunication company on their extremely poor ability to carry out their conversion from a Google based email platform to another (Synacor) platform. The original completion date was stated as Dec. 1, 2014. TDS then received an extension … 0

Letters: Loss of a legend in Peterborough

Thursday, February 12, 2015

To the editor: Peterborough has lost a legend, a saint and warrior monk with the passing of John MacGillivray recently. John was a man like no other — a proud Harvard dropout, a brilliant military historian, an accomplished bass player and a loyal friend. For many years he … 0

Letters: About bobcat season in NH

Friday, February 13, 2015

To the editor: In regards to the article on bobcats in the Feb. 12 Ledger-Transcript, please keep in mind that this is the same revenue-seeking, totally dysfunctional N.H. Fish and Game that at one time contemplated “harvesting” mourning doves. Paul McPhie Rindge … 0

Finding a home: All good news at MATS

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

“The good news is that we have a Susan Howard locally to help us,” a member of an extended family told me recently,referring to the case manager at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough. Another member of … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Silence is not leadership’

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The ConVal School Board has voted not to discuss consolidation of schools for three years. This is a mistake. Our student population peaked over a decade ago. The number of students is now down by one-third. The school district expects continuing declines over the next eight years. By … 0

VIEW FROM THE RIVER: Love, snow and taxes

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February brings Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate loved ones — whether it is a romantic love, Grandma or classmates, we make an effort to express our love (or like, as the case may be). The big picture … 0

Letters: Keep Mascenic strong and healthy

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

To the editor: The situation with the Mascenic school budget is serious. People need to consider what is important. Consider: $3 on coffee per day = $1,095 a year. Cigarettes: $300 a month = $3,600! Beer/liquor: $5 a day= $1,825 a year! Is it wise to save $500 … 0

Letters: Eliminate leg-hold traps in hunting

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

To the editor: Regarding the trapping of bobcats: Leg-hold traps are not “humane.” What is humane about causing such suffering that many animals gnaw off their own legs to escape? Leg-hold traps are indiscriminate. They snap on dogs, children, whoever comes along. To call this cruelty “harvesting” is … 0