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Giving thanks for holiday generosity

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Did you receive help or offer help in your community this Thanksgiving? Perhaps you donated to a food drive or pantry, or set an extra plate for someone who needed a seat at the table. If you have been helped by a nonprofit or have been inspired by the work of one, we encourage you tell us about it. The Ledger-Transcript will be accepting In the Spirit of Giving nominations …

Thank you notes: Roundabout beautification

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

To the editor: Thanks and deep appreciation strongly go to Peterborough’s DOT and Mike Lombard, owner of Ideal Compost, for their work in beautifying the roundabout on Route 101, their patience with the process and weather, and their commitment to our community. Though unavailable for a photo shoot, they deserve your gratitude as well as the ConVal High School students and teacher who …

Moments of Bliss: Let’s be more than thankful

Monday, November 16, 2015

At each passing year, Thanksgiving has become less about thanks and more about memories. The memories around tables. The tables about community. The communities enjoying the moment. As memorable as my Thanksgivings have been, it takes a lot of brain work to recall them as separate dining events. They all blend together. This …

Letters: Filling the gaps in care for elderly

Friday, November 6, 2015

To the editor: Here in the Monadnock region many elderly people with long-term health needs struggle daily to maintain their independence. They are our neighbors: our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and friends. But all too often, their simple needs are not met, and the ability to stay in …

Editorial: Athletes must take responsibility

Monday, November 16, 2015

We hold our student-athletes in high regard around here. With their almost superhuman performances on the field or on the court comes a level of respect, a wealth of inspiration and a great sense of pride in school and community. These young men and women have been elevated …

Viewpoint: It’s complicated

Friday, November 6, 2015

As chair of the Energy Facilities Advisory Committee created by the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, I have spent much of this year learning about New Hampshire’s energy issues, and specifically, the Northeast Energy Direct natural gas transmission pipeline …

Letters: A busy legislative season ahead

Monday, November 9, 2015

To the editor: In Concord this is the time of year we file new bills. As of today there are 779 new proposals. Each proposed bill must go to a committee for a hearing and a vote recommending passage or not. All early bills must be done in …

Letters: About the solar array story

Monday, November 9, 2015

To the editor: A response to the Nov. 5 article “Town Flips the Solar Switch”: I am sure many are ecstatic over the town’s “free” new solar farm. Not so fast. Nothing is free! Forty-six percent of this project was built with your money, which is extracted by …

Letters: Act soon to save land and economy

Monday, November 9, 2015

To the editor: Living in New Hampshire lends itself to taking for granted the beautiful nature all around us. From the foliage around the Kancamagus to the majestic White Mountains to our miles of coastline, we live in a uniquely gorgeous area. What we also tend to look …

Viewpoint: Talking about teen suicide: in search of spirit

Friday, November 13, 2015

Some very courageous folks attended the recent Community Conversation in Peterborough on teen suicide. Each speaker shed a bit of light on this complex and terrifying problem, noting the factors involved, and some strategies for intervention. Many in the group of around 80 people have loved ones who …

Viewpoint: Three poor choices

Monday, November 16, 2015

If a modern-day Rip Van Winkle had gone to sleep on election eve 2008 and awakened for Saturday’s Democratic debate, Rip could not have imagined that a Democrat had been president for almost seven years. The three candidates …

Viewpoint: Clinton shone, but not for the right reasons

Monday, November 16, 2015

Hillary Clinton was by far the strongest candidate on the stage Saturday night. She is well-informed, poised and articulate. She has been around Washington so long that she has learned exactly how to dance her way around questions …

Viewpoint: Money talks for young people

Monday, November 16, 2015

Saturday night’s Democratic debate was interesting to watch, and it was the first one that I’ve watched on the Democratic side this election season. Being a young person who follows politics quite closely, I’m happy to have started …