Opinion

Editorial: Let’s help farmers help themselves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In his “History Of Peterborough, Book One,” George Abbot Morison wrote in 1954, “Farming in Peterborough was truly a way of life rather than a means of cash income.” When Morison wrote those words, he was looking back at 215 years of Peterborough history. Could he have looked forward another 60 years, it’s hard to imagine he would have changed his assessment. But while it’s clear that farming in this … 0

Viewpoint: What’s happened to ‘land of the free, home of the brave’?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Amidst the carnage with guns that is being played out daily and nightly across our nation’s media, one aspect of the carnage is not yet being pursued by investigative reporters. That question is, who is profiting from America’s carnage? “Follow the money” is one of American filmdom’s most famous phrases from “All The President’s Men.” The words are as relevant now as they … 0

Letter: Conservatives won’t take us far

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: In his letter of Aug. 28, Mr. Brian Somero urges readers to “Do homework, vote conservative.” If he expects this to solve our immigration problems, he is sadly mistaken. Had he done his homework, he would have found that the recent peak in net illegal immigration into the United States occurred during the administration of “compassionate conservative” George W. Bush. … 0

Letter: Summer reading program success

Friday, September 5, 2014

To the editor: For the first time ever, this summer the Jaffrey Public Library offered a Summer Reading Program for adults. We had 118 people sign up, and of those, 85 actively participated with 506 total books read — a percentage of 72 percent. It was great to … 0

Letter: Thanks to all for Labor Day event

Friday, September 5, 2014

To the Editor: On behalf of the Francestown Improvement & Historical Society and from me personally I thank everyone who helped make this, our 97th consecutive, Labor Day Weekend Celebration another successful event. To the citizens of Francestown, the event chairs and volunteers, to those behind the scenes … 0

Letter:

Friday, September 5, 2014

To the editor: At first blush, its easy to say, “No Subway sandwich shop in Peterborough!” But how realistic is that? If you’re against Subway, then you must be against Dunkin’ Donuts, Shaw’s, CVS, Exxon/Mobil, RiteAid, H&R Block, US Cellular, Edward Jones, Enterprise Rental Car, Verizon, Radio Shack, … 0

Letter: Time to thank a caregiver

Friday, September 5, 2014

“There are only four types of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” — Rosalynn Carter At Monadnock Developmental Services, … 0

Viewpoint: ConVal music — the search for a place to call their own

Friday, September 5, 2014

In the following interview, Martha Eichler talks with Dick Sanders, who served as the ConVal Band director for 19 years. Sanders gives an historical perspective on operating a music program at ConVal, without an actual musical performance facility. … 0

Column: On talking less and listening more

Monday, September 8, 2014

“Everything I need to know, I have yet to learn; but even as I age, maybe if I begin to listen more often than I speak, I might actually continue to learn more than I have forgotten.” -Deb McGrath After decades of being a student, a parent, and … 0

Letter: Budget approach is right on

Monday, September 8, 2014

To the editor: It is refreshing to read the article titled “ConVal board rethinks budget plans” in the Ledger-Transcript, dated Sept. 4, explaining the hard work facing the Budget and Property Committee under the capable direction of Mr. Myron Steere. This work will clear up some of the … 0

Letter: Sen. Gilmour cares about us

Thursday, August 28, 2014

To the editor: As we all know, the cost of higher education takes a toll on many Granite State families. Recently, my daughter decided to transfer from a private college, due to high tuition costs, to one of New Hampshire’s state colleges. As a college junior going into … 0

Letter: Jim Rubens is the way to go

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: The recent Granny D Memorial Walk from Dublin to Hancock reminded us of the need to place principle above party and big money politics. We have an opportunity right now to follow Granny D’s lead. Jim Rubens, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, was a … 0

Letter: I support school choice law

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: The New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld the school choice law, which provides all parents with schooling options. This law provides scholarship opportunities for children who might not have been able to attend a private school without this opportunity. It affords parents educational choices that had … 0