Opinion

Editorial: Enough hot air — time to play ball

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl are always a time for media hype, overblown issues and millions of words dedicated to discussing things most NFL fans already know. This year is no exception to that rule. In fact, it’s the best example in recent memory of the media beating a story into the ground as we head toward the big game. The big story, of course, is … 0

Letters: It’s just greed, pure and simple

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

To the editor: Why, oh why, is it that so many people support politicians and causes that are directly contrary to their own best interests? No sooner do we get the frightful news that Kinder Morgan is proposing a huge new natural gas pipeline to run through our beautiful southern New Hampshire towns than the usual local gas bags are writing letters to … 0

Letters: Pipeline got a ‘full-court press’

Thursday, January 15, 2015

To the editor: I’m not sure what the New Hampshire journalism awards are called, but I hope your paper is recognized for the remarkable work you are doing covering the story of the Kinder Morgan pipeline planned for this region. Since local towns were first made aware of this project in early December, your paper has done a wonderful job raising awareness of … 0

Letters: The right to safety in the State House

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To the editor: Our favorite local paper is again insisting we deny our most trusted citizens the right to safety in the New Hampshire House Chamber. In your Dec. 23 editorial, the editors use a Shawn Jasper quote to insinuate that, because House members have traditionally been allowed … 0

Thank you letter: Thanks for a successful fair

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To the editor: We would like to thank the entire community for the spirit, enthusiasm and support of our fundraising event — the Handcrafted for the Holidays Craft Fair. Special thanks to our amazing volunteer crew. This event would not be possible without you. Thank you to the … 0

Viewpoint: Why I oppose 2.7-percent raises for teachers, staff

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

As Rindge budget advisor to the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, these are my recommendations for the forthcoming warrant articles for the Feb. 4 Deliberative Session and the final vote on March 10. 1) The board is recommending an operating budget of $25,616, 015. This is $74.092, or 0.29 percent, … 0

Editorial: Obama’s challenge to the people

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Imagine this: All of the constraints of commerce are lifted and the nation is at peace. Young people can get the college-level courses they need to transition from high school to a career, or perhaps to even higher institutions of learning. The new health care system is firmly … 0

Viewpoint: Why 3.2-percent more for administrators?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The latest budget information from the Conval School District indicates that a sweet deal enjoyed by the administrators will continue. What exactly do I mean? The group of 25 administrators includes nine SAU administrators, 11 principals and five … 0

Peterborough: Victims, cop testify about Durham fires

Monday, January 19, 2015

Editor’s note: This is combination of two stories posted by Foster’s Daily Democrat, with coverage of the trial on both Wednesday and Thursday. DOVER — Testimony in Gregory Potter’s arson trial continued Thursday at Strafford County Superior Court. Potter, 23, is a former Peterborough on-call firefighter and EMT … 0

Letters: Mr. Leach’s anti-gun position

Thursday, January 8, 2015

To the editor: This letter is in direct response to Mr. Ted Leach’s opinion on the state Legislature’s decision to allow concealed carry within the State House and the legislature rooms. Mr. Leach, your portrayal of events unfolding are so laughable they are imbecilic. Your description of our … 0

Letters: Short memory on school district

Thursday, January 15, 2015

To the editor: Regarding Benji Rosen’s story in the Ledger-Transcipt that appeared in print Jan. 15. The article stated, “Abby Meyer of Peterborough, author of the petition article to close Great Brook School, said Tuesday she was expressing public sentiment...” Apparently Abby Meyer has a short memory, as … 0

Letters: Peterborough is not the same

Thursday, January 15, 2015

To the editor: It’s difficult to imagine the town of Peterborough without Paul Hobbs. At the very least, Thornton Wilder should come back and re-write “Our Town” because this special place just won’t be the same without him. Joann Duncanson Greenland … 0

Letters: Paul Hobbs, a perfect friend

Thursday, January 15, 2015

To the editor: Everyone has a Paul Hobbs story, no doubt. Mine is this: After years of procrastination, I decided to propose to my (now) wife, Diane. Both of us were friends with the Hobbses, and they seemed to be as excited as I was when I told … 0