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Opinion

Editorial: How does the past shape the future?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Everyone agrees there’s something special about the Monadnock region that draws so many here for the summer, fall foliage season and beyond. Mount Monadnock and other scenic features are popular among outdoor enthusiasts, and the Peterborough Players, MacDowell Colony and the various live music opportunities, among many others, provide a draw for arts lovers. Some who visit decide to make the area their home, as did the McGraths of Francestown. … 0

Letter: Give the inside candidate for police chief a chance

Friday, July 18, 2014

Here we go again. History appears to be repeating itself in Rindge. The selectmen voted to hire MRI to come in and administer a search for a new police chief, and give recommendations on how to improve the department. This is costing the taxpayers of Rindge several thousand dollars. We have been down this exact road before. We hire a firm to find … 0

Letter: Israel is under constant attack

Friday, July 18, 2014

To the editor: Due to well-meaning sympathy for Palestinians, the writer of a July 15 letter to the editor, Tricia Saenger, and much of the free world in general seem to define peace in the Middle East as a time when Israel does nothing to retaliate against constant, unilateral attacks. Attacks on Israel are by missiles supplied by other Muslim countries, which do … 0

Letter: A look at the new education delivery

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: Wanted: 1,000 students to enroll at Franklin Pierce University and Conval Regional School District. In last week’s Ledger-Transcript, the editor addressed the need for FPU to make some budget changes due to lack of enrollments, increasing costs and need to adjust staff. The editor signaled … 0

Letter: Let’s look at Enron again

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: The name of President Obama’s appointment of Leslie Caldwell to head the Department of Justice criminal division, was the subject of a letter by Paul Moser to the editor in the paper of July 3. She must be quite a demon! Responsible for “the destruction … 0

Letter: Set straight on weaponry

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: Until I read Russell Bastedo’s column on advances in weaponry in the July 3 edition of the Ledger-Transcript, I had always believed our forefathers fought the Revolution with ammunition consisting of round balls of lead fired from muzzleloading weapons. Now I know they had balls … 0

Letter: About the gas tax increase

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: If you already cringe every time you fill up your gas tank, you can look forward to even higher prices now, thanks to the increased state tax on gasoline and diesel fuel that went into effect on July 1. New Hampshire consumers already bear a … 0

Hancock: Drug indictment is handed down

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Fitzwilliam man who formerly lived in Hancock is facing a heroin possession charge and a felony theft charge after being indicted in Hillsborough County Superior Court in June. Garrett Lobacki, 30, of Fitzwilliam was indicted by a Grand Jury on a charge of possession of heroin, a … 0

Letter: Thanks, attendees of library meeting

Thursday, June 19, 2014

To the editor: I want to personally thank all who attended 1833’s Annual Meeting at the Peterborough Town Library on Monday, June 16. The fact that so many attendees chose to forgo the outdoors on a beautiful, hint of summer day, speaks to the assertion that in this … 0

Letter: Thanks for making event possible

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

To the editor: The organizers of the Bennington Rhubarb Festival send their thanks and appreciation to all the individuals who helped to make this year’s event a success. Contributing baked goods were Robyn Manley, Linda Osienski, Sandy Cleary, David McKenzie and Leslie MacGregor. The judges of our bake-off … 0

Viewpoint: My drop-in visit and the unlikely professor

Thursday, June 26, 2014

When we take a trip to another country, we enjoy seeing the sights and eating the local food, but we especially like meeting the people who live there, just regular folks. It gives you a better sense of the place than the guidebooks. We don’t speak their language, … 0

Letter: Why didn’t we know it then?

Friday, June 27, 2014

To the editor: In 2006, the standard for approving voting technology in New Hampshire said: “Before approving any voting machine or device, the ballot law commission shall, following a public hearing, find that there is clear and convincing evidence that the voting machine or device being examined has … 0

Letter: Such tactics are questionable

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

To the editor: Now that Obama’s attempt to destroy the conservative party through the chicanery of Louis Lerner and the IRS is falling apart, he is starting a new offensive using the Department of Justice against Wall Street and banks. He has named a mostly forgotten, anti-business activist, … 0