Viewpoint: ‘If you want the service, you have to pay for it’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

When Gary and I were paying the bills the other day, we started talking about the ever-rising costs for services. Seems like we’re paying more for so many things. The satellite TV service has gone up $15 a month since we signed on a few years ago. Our landline and Internet’s gone up, too, more than $10 a month. Not to mention that cell phone bill! We paid anyway. I … 0


Monday, April 14, 2014

To the editor: It is Monday morning, April 14 and it is sunny and warm, and the downtown parking lot by the theater is full. However, the 10 spaces the town developed for parking down by the firehouse are empty. I guess it’s just too much to walk all the way to the center of town from there!   I would suggest the town … 0

Letter: Reporting helps us spread word

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the editor: Thank you to the Ledger-Transcript and Reporter Ashley Saari for the well-written piece in the April 10 edition on The Park Theatre. As Saari observes, we are making every effort to bring people throughout the Monadnock region up to date on the progress and plans for the Park Theatre, which will be a center for film and performing arts that … 0

Viewpoint: Awaiting alternatives to the nixed N.H. Charrette plan

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Well, congratulations to the citizens of Rindge. The lynch mob has found its victim, and the Charrette hangs limply from the noose. I don’t know too much about the Charrette, except as I understand it, it was an idea to get people passing through town to stop and … 0

Letter: We lost, but we had ‘our say’

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the editor: Although the effort to convince the Rindge Planning Board to keep the Charrette as a historical document in the Master Plan failed, I appreciate the fact that the Ledger-Transcript published my request for support at the public hearing.  You gave us the best chance we … 0

Letter: Tabling is not ‘New Hampshire way’

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the editor: The Greenville Select Board has a very different view of democracy. At the recent Greenville Town Meeting, an article concerning the “Move To Amend” effort was on the agenda. Instead of allowing the article to come up for discussion, as over 60 other New Hampshire … 0

Letter: Volunteers needed at Red Cross

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the editor: The American Red Cross in New Hampshire is celebrating its volunteers and the work they do in the community during National Volunteer Week, April 6 to 13. A volunteer is one of a team and one in a million who makes a lasting difference in … 0

Viewpoint: Money system is in trouble

Thursday, April 3, 2014

I applaud Rick Sirvint for his April 1 viewpoints article in response to an earlier set of viewpoint articles about the Federal Reserve System. His piece besides being well-written and coherent, did raise several good and valid points. I am writing to question a few of those points … 0

Letter: Changes needed from ConVal Board

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the editor: In a 6 to 5 vote on April 1, the members of the ConVal School Board re-elected Butch Estey as this year’s chairman. My last letter to the editor called for a change in leadership. This board chose not to change their leader, so I … 0

Letter: In response to the opposition

Friday, April 4, 2014

To the editor: I read Jay Iselin’s column in Thursday’s Ledger-Transcript with interest. Iselin’s writes in opposition to a proposed amendment to the Constitution limiting the constitutional rights of corporations and other “artificial” entities. This is an effort by citizens who oppose recent Supreme Court rulings allowing corporations … 0

Editorial: Enrollment issues aren’t going away

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Declining enrollment is the issue public school districts throughout our region are facing. In the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, it’s led to a decision to shrink the music program for the coming school year; in the ConVal District, it has Bennington Select Board members talking and wondering if a … 0

ML: My bitter herbs and songs of hope

Friday, March 28, 2014

Though April Showers may come your way They bring the flowers that bloom in May. April brings showers and, usually, the holiday of Passover, which commemorates the Exodus, the liberation of the Jews from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is a joyful holiday, a time when Jewish families, … 0

Viewpoint: Do you trust your state government officials?

Friday, March 28, 2014

This often is the question: Do you trust state government officials? At a recent special meeting of the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee, after intense questioning by one senator, Commissioner of the Department of Insurance Roger Sevigny, with frustration, simply said you either could trust him or not. The … 0