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Opinion

Stop the trashing; give us Hillary

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

To the editor: “Benghazi,” “emails,” “Benghazi,” “emails,” ... it’s a broken record with lyrics stuck in a groove. It’s the only record Republicans have got, the only lyrics they can think up. It’s no surprise that all Republicans can sing and play to the American public is some form of trashing. Why, they’ve even taken to trashing each other while their top candidate trashes them and anyone else. Let’s play … 1

Letter: We need to speak out about pipeline

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

To the editor: I honestly can’t believe I am writing a letter to the editor. Usually when it comes to important issues, I tend to put my head in the sand and hope for the best. Leaving the issue to someone more knowledgeable, in other words “Pass the buck.” I truly think we all need to come together and at least try to … 1

Letter: Patience, bologna, a happy reunion

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

To the editor: Seven weeks ago a young, beautiful puppy came to our yard. We sat on our deck. John looked over toward the fence and said, “Look!” And there was “pretty girl!” For weeks we tried to gain her trust. She tried to be — I guess you could say — brave. After about four weeks, Pretty Girl was coming closer. John … 0

Editorial: Celebrate the dead, by living

Monday, August 10, 2015

Two events this weekend shared a common theme. The MacDowell Colony’s Medal Day and the Uplift Music Festival both were, on the surface, a celebration of art and music and community and all that makes our region great. Under bright blue skies, tunes were picked, honors were bestowed, … 0

Letters: Questions for pipeline developer

Thursday, July 23, 2015

To the editor: I would like to apologize to all the Temple and New Ipswich residents about the Temple schoolhouse distance from the pipeline. (“Response in the pipeline debate,” Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, July 7) Steve Riggs measured it and it is 3,088 feet. This is .58 miles, so he … 1

Viewpoints: My parking spots and Claremont karma

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

People who live in Jaffrey or Claremont have a lot in common. One similarity is that they don’t have to worry about finding a parking spot. That was also true in the 1950s when I got my license and first drove downtown to the Pleasant Sweet Restaurant. When … 0

Moments of Bliss: Humility and mourning

Thursday, July 30, 2015

High school challenged all my abilities at a time when I didn’t know what they were. High school hurt, wounded and damaged. It left me functional, but not recovered. High school’s aftermath has occasionally interfered and interrupted my … 0

Viewpoints: Time to face the facts about democracy in N.H.

Friday, July 31, 2015

I was raised with the unshakable belief that my vote counts. Growing up in the small town of Temple, I would tag along to town meeting, sit in on community discussions and watch the grow-ups debate issues large and small. As a student at ConVal High School in … 0

Letters: A better way to kill weeds

Monday, August 3, 2015

To the editor: I would like to express my profound gratitude to the volunteers of the Hancock Fire Department for their swift response to a recent garage fire at my residence and for the incredibly professional and skilled manner in which they handled the situation. My calamity resulted … 0

Letters: Hardly a ‘meeting’

Monday, August 3, 2015

To the editor: In response to Charles Levesque’s letter, “Antrim selectmen meeting illegally?”: Oh, for goodness sake. I was present on the day of the so-called meeting of Antrim Wind Energy and the Antrim Select Board during the lunch break at the Site Evaluation Committee meeting. I chose … 0

Editorial: ML

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

We’re all Cecil the Lion. In the aftermath of the tragic death of Cecil the Lion at the hands of Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer … 0

Letters: Looking for the greatest good

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

To the editor: In response to Mrs. Doreski’s July 14 commentary on her concerns with “hasty timbering.” As a licensed professional forester who manages forest land for more than solely timber production, I too am concerned with altering natural rhythms of wildlife as we perform timber harvesting. To … 0

Letters: Words to avoid?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

To the editor: NED is Socialism. I saw a sign the other day which read “We Privatize the Profits and Socialize the Loss to Communities and Landowners.” No matter what your political persuasion might be, you know Socialism is one of those words you avoid. Well, I for … 1