Opinion

Letters: Setting things straight

Friday, March 20, 2015

To the editor: Yes, let’s set things straight. I don’t know how Mr. Doreski thinks my letter was a personal attack on him, but if you can’t take a rebuttal to your statements, then don’t write them in the newspaper. My letter was an attack on all the trust-funded liberal armchair woodsmen and women who want to take away the rights of the New Hampshire outdoorsmen and women. Mr. Doreski’s … 0

Letters: I knew a girl caught in a trap

Friday, March 27, 2015

To the editor: We’ve seen another letter about the favors done for wildlife by compassionate hunters and trappers, but I don’t think the writer listened while in science class. Animal life began 600 million years ago; mammals have been here for 200 million years, Adam and Eve didn’t appear until maybe 200,000 years ago and all that time the animals made it without … 0

Letters: Sustainable eating matters

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To the editor: Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee made it official: Consumption of animal products is not environmentally sustainable. Their conclusions match those of a massive 2010 United Nations report, which concluded that a global shift toward a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty … 0

Letters: School district is following the law

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: The Mascenic Education Association would like to address the current controversy concerning the Smarter Balanced test. Our School Board, superintendent and principals are following the law by administering this test. All public school educators are required to administer the Smarter Balanced test this year. We … 0

View from the river: ‘A fun evening of lively competition’

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I called my 91-year-old aunt this week. We chatted about many things, one of which was her recent interest in March Madness. I don’t really understand this, but I do know it involves basketball teams. It seems that … 0

Finding a home: Family needs a car

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A current guest at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter is the mother of three very well-behaved children. Having lived in this area at one time, the mother knew about MATS. Due to some challenges in the recent past, … 0

Letters: Oppose Fast Track

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To the editor: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a pending international trade agreement shrouded in secrecy, is a major blow against citizens who value food, medicine, the Internet, the environment or democracy in general. This wish list for corporate interests at the expense of our own sovereignty and justice system … 0

Letters: Why support casinos?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To the editor: Casino revenues are falling throughout New England. Why? Because there are already too many casinos and not enough gamblers. So why is it that some of our area state representatives want to sully New Hampshire with two casinos, both within 50 miles of the heart … 0

Thank You NOtes: ‘My hero and my friend’

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

To the editor: In recent days, we have all seen the not-so-great news involving police officers. We would like to say a little something about our local police and by extension, all the other police officers who do not need to be seen in the wrong light of … 0

Letters: Brash was the wrong word

Friday, April 3, 2015

To the editor: In the Ledger-Transcript feature article last Thursday on Bette Davis, we believe that describing the leading Peterborough women of the 1920s as “brash” was a poor choice of words. The implication is that their actions were taken without regard for consequences. As history shows, nothing … 0

Letters: Set conditions on aid to Israel

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

To the editor: For the last 20 years, the U.S. solution to the Palestine/Israel conflict has been the establishment of two states side-by-side, Israel and Palestine. Over and over it’s been claimed that Israel has had “no partner for peace,” that the Palestinians were the obstacle to this … 0

Viewpoint: Where is Elizabeth Seccombe?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Some years ago, my mother-in-law left a book behind after her occasional weekend visit. It was “Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson. She knew I’d love it. Not only did I learn about the invention of … 0

Editorial: Saving a life is worth the forfeit

Monday, April 13, 2015

In a situation where every moment can make the difference between life and death, do we really want to give someone any reason to hesitate before calling for help? That’s the concept behind HB 270 — a good Samaritan law that gives limited immunity to people who call … 0