Opinion

Viewpoint: Yearbook team creates unique time capsule

Friday, May 15, 2015

I’ve always been told that I needed to buy a yearbook because it would become a treasured memory of the of good times and the not-so-good times of high school. But now that I am part of the team creating the yearbook at ConVal High School, I have a different perspective. I still look forward to looking at my yearbook in 10 years, however, now I also see how much … 0

Thanks you notes: ‘Knight of Talent’ a hit

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

To the editor: The Knights of Columbus Council 8544 from St. Patrick Parish in Jaffrey would like to thank all those who attended, participated in and supported our efforts to raise funds for local charities during our second annual “Knight of Talent” show. Because of the generosity shown to us we were able to raise funds for the following organizations: Perfect Peace, Jaffrey … 0

Letters: Scoping session needed in Rindge

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the editor: Kinder Morgan postponed the open house in Rindge several times. I assume the frequently changing schedule prevented a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission representative from meeting with the people of Rindge or listening to their concerns about the NED pipeline. Rindge has the longest section of the proposed NED pipeline in New Hampshire and the largest number of abutters to the … 1

Letters: Remember police and Memorial Day

Monday, May 18, 2015

To the editor: Now is a wonderful time to honor our police and veterans. We personally wish to say “thank you” to these fine organizations for all they have done, for their continuing service and especially to those who have sacrificed their lives for our safety and freedom. … 0

Letters: A modest proposal for town elections

Monday, May 18, 2015

To the editor: When asked by the Ledger-Transcript what I thought of the low voter turnout last Tuesday, I said the paper wouldn’t print my answer. Almost all the voters who bothered to come were older people, as it seems to be our generation that imagines voting to … 0

VIEWPOINTs: Our dysfunctional relationship with alcohol

Monday, May 18, 2015

All Granite State citizens, including me, are very irresponsible drug pushers in that we collectively sell lots of alcohol, the liquid drug, both to in- and out-of-state folks, yet we do relatively little to prevent and treat problems that result. The mantra of any drug pusher is to … 0

Viewpoints: Town Meetings — gone but not forgotten?

Friday, May 1, 2015

Recently the town I live in did the unthinkable. At least it was unthinkable for some of us die-hard New Englanders. They voted to do away with Town Meetings. Yes, they walked into those voting booths and checked off the spot that put the proverbial kibosh on a … 0

Thank you notes: A successful clean-up

Monday, May 4, 2015

To the editor: The Rindge Woman’s Club 2015 Earth Day roadside clean-up has been successfully completed for another year with the collection of over 150 30-gallon bags at the Rindge transfer station. Over 23 adult and eight younger groups or individuals turned in their bags of roadside litter. … 0

Create connection, combat addiction

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Drug addiction is something we often about in low voices and behind closed doors. That’s something that is going to have to change if the state wants to get a handle on what many lawmakers and advocates are terming an epidemic. The message of the most recent Community … 0

Letter: No good reason to support pipeline

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

To the editor: I have been closely following the debate over the construction of the pipeline, which would permanently alter life as we like it in many towns in southern New Hampshire. The very few local proponents of this project offer few, if any, benefits to the regions … 0

VIEWPOINTS: Deflategate and the integrity of the sport

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Regardless of the sport being played, it is absolutely essential that the playing field be equal for all. But that hasn’t necessarily been the case especially over the late two decades. One negative impact has been the use … 0

Thank you letters: Thanks for Shelter fundraiser

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

To the editor: Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our first annual Taste Of Monadnock and Beyond fundraiser for Shelter From The Storm went beyond our expectations. We had over 350 people attend the event, with over 40 food and wine vendors. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers … 0

Letters to the Editor: Please properly dispose of trash

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

To the editor: I want to thank all the people who donate their time and effort to pick up the roadside trash every spring. But it makes me very sad that every year, sometime even before the bags are picked up, I start to see trash again. To … 0