Opinion

Viewpoint: Yearbook team creates unique time capsule

Friday, May 15, 2015

I’ve always been told that I needed to buy a yearbook because it would become a treasured memory of the of good times and the not-so-good times of high school. But now that I am part of the team creating the yearbook at ConVal High School, I have a different perspective. I still look forward to looking at my yearbook in 10 years, however, now I also see how much … 0

Thanks you notes: ‘Knight of Talent’ a hit

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

To the editor: The Knights of Columbus Council 8544 from St. Patrick Parish in Jaffrey would like to thank all those who attended, participated in and supported our efforts to raise funds for local charities during our second annual “Knight of Talent” show. Because of the generosity shown to us we were able to raise funds for the following organizations: Perfect Peace, Jaffrey … 0

Letters: Scoping session needed in Rindge

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the editor: Kinder Morgan postponed the open house in Rindge several times. I assume the frequently changing schedule prevented a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission representative from meeting with the people of Rindge or listening to their concerns about the NED pipeline. Rindge has the longest section of the proposed NED pipeline in New Hampshire and the largest number of abutters to the … 1

Letters: Finding health care providers

Friday, May 15, 2015

To the editor: Lucy Nichols’ thoughtful letter of May 12 underscored the difficulty of selecting a new health care facility based on publicly available hospital performance data. Hospitals typically expend a great deal of energy ensuring that they perform well on required safety and quality measures. A major … 0

Letters: “Eat Out” success

Friday, May 15, 2015

To the editor: Our heartfelt thanks to Rick and Diane’s Restaurant, Fiddlehead’s Café and Catering, The Common Place Eatery and The Hancock Inn for supporting The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center by participating in our “Eat Out for the Grapevine” event in March. By all measures, this … 0

Letters: Nonsensical Town Meeting format

Monday, May 18, 2015

To the editor: One in 10 people on the checklist cast ballots on Tuesday last week in Peterborough elections. Then fewer than one in 25 showed up the next day for the open session of Town Meeting. The most oft-quoted explanations for the pitiful rate of participation are … 0

Viewpoint: What you should know about natural gas consumption

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Many of my constituents are worried about the Northeast Direct pipeline proposed to run through communities in Southern New Hampshire. They fear contamination of soil, air, and water damage to wells, property devaluation, and the risk of pipeline explosions. They resent the fact that there is evidence that … 1

Finding a home: A mother finding her way

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Because of financial difficulties, a current guest at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter needed to come to our shelter. A young woman with a small son, she needed to stop depending on anyone else but herself — and MATS has provided her with that opportunity. When this mother … 0

Viewpoint: Remains: Remembering the Korean War

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The ceremony was formal, correct, and without emotion, as barren of feelings as the surrounding hills were of vegetation. The hard, stern face of the North Korean Peoples Army officer was locked in a grimace that manifested no feeling except displeasure for what was for him an onerous … 0

Editorial: Honoring fallen heroes’ stories

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Memorial Day began after the Civil War to honor the soldiers who fought on both sides of the battle. Today, we commemorate all veterans who have died during military service, and the events planned here in the Monadnock region are aplenty. Parades will line the streets with veterans … 0

Editorial: Let your voice be heard on high

Monday, May 18, 2015

Up, up and away! That was the theme of this year’s Children and the Arts Day festival. And just as it suggested, the event showed why our community is always soaring to new heights. “This is a day when you can literally dance in the streets!” shouted one … 0

Letters: Economic impact statement needed

Friday, May 15, 2015

To the editor: I am impressed and heartened at the excellent research on the pipeline presented in numerous letters to the editor, and I thank the Ledger-Transcript for its quality reporting on this crucial, emerging issue. I have not seen any hard data on the impact of the … 1

Letters: Let’s draw the line against pipeline

Monday, May 18, 2015

To the editor: In the HBO series “John Adams,” George Washington says to Adams, “An attack on some of us is an attack on all of us.” Seems to me, the same is true here. It is heartening to see Sharon consider joining in the opposition to the … 1