Opinion

Editorial: Our endorsement for the primary

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We’ve been watching, listening, reporting, and today we give you our endorsement for the two candidates who stand out as worthy of the Democratic and Republican nominations in the New Hampshire primary. The Democratic ticket The U.S. needs a president who can represent a wide spectrum of views, interests and needs, and find ways to cross the aisle and advance legislation. Hillary Clinton has proven herself an experienced leader who …

Letter: Thank you to Wright Painting

Friday, January 22, 2016

To the editor: With much gratitude, the Jaffrey Civic Center would like to recognize Dennis Wright of Wright Painting, Jaffrey, for stepping up to our call for community service on the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. Dennis very generously provided crew, paint and supplies to restore the Civic Center upstairs galleries — an extensive repainting job covering three …

Letters: Addiction is a disease

Friday, January 22, 2016

To the editor: A few weeks ago Mr. Banks wrote about his feeling regarding addiction and his sister’s illness. I answered with some feelings of my own and some facts from The National Institute on Drug Abuse. I did certainly say I had a choice regarding heroin use. I clarify this splitting of hairs by Mr. Banks by saying that my “choice” to …

Letter: Your ticket will be punched

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: Maybe your country is different from the country I would like to leave my children — one where the environment is important, one where the future is considered further out than the next quarter’s P and L statement. So maybe you think Trump is the …

Letter: Letter to primary candidates

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: The frenzied pace of the “First in the Nation” presidential primary is at its peak. Whether it is the crowded Republican field or the smaller Democratic field, the citizens of New Hampshire are being treated to up-close and personal encounters with all of the presidential …

Viewpoint: Freedom of expression on college campuses

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The frenzied pace of the “First in the Nation” presidential primary is almost at its peak. Whether it is the crowded Republican field or the more moderate Democratic field, the citizens of New Hampshire are being treated to …

Letters: Do your homework on wind energy

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: In the Ledger-Transcript of Jan. 19, meteorologist Fred Ward issued a warning about wind energy. He pointed out that, when the wind is strong in any one part of New Hampshire, it’s likely to be strong everywhere in New England. How could the grid handle …

Letters: Regarding Trump’s supporters

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: I couldn’t agree more with George Duncan’s article [Ledger-Transcript, Jan. 14], where he writes that this is no longer about Trump, this is about Trump’s supporters. Trump has been very clear about who he is as a person: He’s a real estate/casino magnate — and …

Letters: A suggestion for New Ipswich

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: My grandmother is 84 years old and she owns a small portion land on the southern part of the Souhegan River in New Ipswich. She has lived there for over 35 years. Her husband passed in 2012; he was in the Army. I feel that …

Letters: MCH gets even healthier

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: I was excited to learn that Monadnock Community Hospital signed a letter of intent to explore an affiliation with Catholic Medical Center. MCH has enjoyed a long association with CMC as the referral source for many specialty procedures. I was grateful to take a ride …

Letters: A Canadian’s two cents

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: Canada’s two excellent national newspapers cover our elections, often well as the American press. This came from one of my Canadian friends, who reads all the reports about the American politicians: “Ted Cruz mostly makes news here in Canada because he was born here and …

Letters: International support for Bernie

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

To the editor: Bernie came to Peterborough. When I went to hear him I was greeted by a friendly person who has come from Sweden to volunteer for Bernie for two months! Her name is Bella Roscher. She works as a senior manager for climate and energy at the World …

Letters: Lower energy costs a must

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

To the editor: Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. is a family owned and operated business in Bennington, with nearly 200 years of papermaking experience. We employ over 230 people. The paper manufacturing process is energy intensive, and our company is very sensitive to the high cost of electricity in …