Opinion

Letters: Looking at life differently

Friday, February 20, 2015

To the editor: Back in the day, Peterborough had a legendary folk music club (the Folkway), and a radio station — WSLE: The Folks Station — that featured a lot of music of people who played at the Folkway. Among them was folksinger Claudia Schmidt. A few years ago Claudia returned to Peterborough to play a concert in Bass Hall, and we found ourselves at Harlow’s for dinner before the … 0

Letters: In support of Camilla Lockwood

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: I am writing to express my whole-hearted support of Camilla Lockwood for Planning Board in Temple. I have had the tremendous pleasure of working with Camilla on the Planning Board, and have been extremely impressed by her diligence, open-mindedness, and complete commitment to finding the best solutions for our town of Temple. Camilla uses her legal background to help decipher … 0

Letters: Trappers have compassion

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: In response to William Doreski’s Feb. 19 Viewpoint piece on “leg hold traps”: Dear Bill, please first start by getting educated about wild fur bearer conservation. And then continue your education about “foot” hold traps, not “leg” hold. Modern-day wildlife biologists understand the need to control the numbers of animals certain areas can sustain and still keep the populations healthy … 0

Letters: Taxpayers need some help

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

To the editor: It seems like a lot of scare tactics are floating around concerning the amended Mascenic school budget. I’ll start by informing the readers that at the deliberative meeting one of the school board members spoke of the hard times we live in — in fact … 0

Letters: Students make the choices

Thursday, February 19, 2015

To the editor: In regard to the students at Mascenic Regional High School: You can be just as good of a student if you were in a one-room school house taught by one teacher as you will be with the budget at $17,665,000! You make the choices of … 0

Letters: Pipeline jobs? Join the union

Thursday, February 19, 2015

To the editor: There are many sources of information about the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline proposed by Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas. However, to date, I have not seen anything as clear about “job opportunities on the pipeline” as I found on the cover of the summer 2014 magazine of … 0

Viewpoint: Some have forgotten the vision

Thursday, February 19, 2015

There has been a lot of talk recently about closing down Great Brook School and possibly a number of elementary schools as well. The savings associated with closing Great Brook is modest at best, potentially $154 per taxpayer, per year on average, according to Model Study No. 3 … 0

Viewpoint: Not to be feared, nor all-consuming

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hi. My name’s Daniel Frehner. I’m a ConVal student and I was the primary teen-representative at the Community Conversation that took place on the 10th. The Conversation — focused on the impact of digital media — was compelling, with a wide range of opinions and people. However, specifically … 0

Editorial: Talking about our carbon footprint

Monday, February 23, 2015

In June of 2014, the Ledger-Transcript began reporting on the accomplishments of the Conant High School Environmental Club. It was less than a year before that, that the Jaffrey-Rindge School District had begun to recycle. But in just that short time, we learned, a 4-cubic-yard recycling container had … 0

Editorial: Sports create drive, opportunity for kids

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The importance of sports is both oft-debated and oft-underestimated. Some are quick to dismiss athletics as simply a mindless physical pursuit or a numbing diversion for the masses who tune in to the major televised sporting events every Sunday — nothing that a truly creative or intelligent person … 0

Viewpoint: Future geopolitical impacts of U.S. in world economy

Friday, January 16, 2015

It is the consensus of leading political figures that the United States will exercise less power in the coming years in nearly every region of the globe. According to Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, globalization will promote neither American values nor best practices. Although the U.S. is … 0

Letters: Evidence-based elections are key

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

To the editor: Town and school District meeting season is upon us, with many important issues to decide. New Hampshire law requires all votes to be counted in public on election day so any error can be caught and corrected before totals are certified. (RSA 669:58) Traditional Town … 0

Letters: A good education is most important

Thursday, February 12, 2015

To the editor: Corinne Joly, a well-respected teacher at Mascenic Regional High School, you said it all. You stated what I wanted to, but with more tact and grace than I would have. I had no idea who Mr. Fionda was until this last letter you wrote; he … 0