Opinion

Letter: Clothing drive broke the record

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To the editor: The Souhegan Lions Club, serving Greenville, New Ipswich, Temple and Mason, and the Greenville Lioness Club would like to extend a huge, warm and fuzzy thank you to the members of our communities who donated to our annual clothing drive. This year, we collected a record number of 1,146 items! We distributed the clothing to local people when they retrieved their Thanksgiving food baskets from the Saint … 0

Letter: There’s more to learn about Islam

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

To the editor: It’s an unfortunate trait of human nature to treat others different than ourselves with suspicion or worse. Providing information, as Imram Shahzd did, is very important as is the ability to endure under circumstances that are not fair. My father came to this country as a child along with his siblings and parents. The schools made no accommodations for non-English … 0

Letter: Research doesn’t support position

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

To the editor: This is in response to Mr. Shahzad’s comments in the Letters to the Editor. This is a history question, and not a religious question. This is not an attack on Islam or the Qur’an, as Mr. Shahzad is trying to make it. Mr. Shahzad mentions Peter Salem, who was born a slave in Framingham, Massachusetts. Peter Salem is sold and … 0

Viewpoint: Campaign finance reform: Curing the illusion of democracy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Have you felt frustration over the negativity of our current political system? People in general are displeased with American politics. A New York Times journalist wrote, “In 2012, a...poll found that a stunning 78 percent of Americans felt frustration over the increasing negativity of our politics.” I am … 0

Editorial: Nonprofits chosen for ‘Spirit of Giving’

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript is happy to announce the nonprofits in our region that have been selected for our 5th Annual Spirit of Giving Series: Jaffrey-based Shelter From the Storm; School Kids in Peterborough, or SKIP, the Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center located in Antrim; and The River … 0

Editorial: O’Brien denial a coup for voters

Monday, December 8, 2014

Last month when the Republican caucus nominated Rep. Bill O’Brien as Speaker of the House, it was undoubted that the Republican state representative from Mont Vernon and former House speaker would once again take up the gavel in the N.H. House. Politicians at the state and federal levels … 0

Letters: An open mind is called for

Monday, December 8, 2014

To the editor: I have been following the natural gas pipeline story for a while now. Every story and every person I read about is “anti” pipeline. As a construction superintendent for 13 years down in Massachusetts, I worked with natural gas all the time with every job. … 0

Letters: Property owners’ rights at issue

Monday, December 8, 2014

To the editor: I’m one of the unlucky landowners directly affected by the proposed pipeline, which will be running right through my property. I currently own five acres in which PSNH has a 250-foot-wide easement. The edge of the current easement is 200 feet from my house. Kinder … 2

Editorial: Cell phone users, take note of law

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cellular phones have become a natural part of our lives, and for most of us, our phone is never far from our hands. That includes the time spent behind the wheel. Most of us are probably guilty of picking up the phone when it rings, even while we’re … 0

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

By Duane E. Goodell Sr. To The Editor, Having recently been diagnosed with angina and while exercising at Gold’s Gym in Milford in August, I experienced symptoms which lead me to think seriously about safety issues at Gold’s. My husband (a licensed physician) helped me look into the … 0

Viewpoint: Let’s deal with real Ebola facts

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NH-DHHS) has put a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ paper, dated Oct. 6, 2014. on the web at www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/documents/faq-ebola.pdf A number of the statements in the NH-DHHS paper can mislead the public, in my view. I believe in the people and … 0

Letters: Stand by your man isn’t working

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

To the editor: It seems like Obama has been on a campaign vacation lately. Where are all his great supporters who faithfully backed him? If the Democrat candidates so proudly voted for him and his agenda, why shy away from him now? Come on Shaheen, Kuster, Porter and … 0

Viewpoint: My downsizing and the beautiful deck

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

We bought our Boston house 15 years ago. It was just around the corner from where we had been living, but it had many nice features, foremost of which was a deck off the dining area. We imagined ourselves having breakfast or dinner out there during nice weather, … 0