Opinion

Editorial: Surveillance cameras mulled

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Surveillance cameras have long helped law enforcement catch criminals as well as clear potential suspects. At the same time, many argue they protect the public from unlawful abuse from police. Their use in counter-terrorism efforts have also been noted. In Jaffrey this week, the Select Board mulled the idea of using them to monitor the town common, where dog excrement has become an issue. The town common is for obvious … 0

Thank You Note: Help with flat tire appreciated

Thursday, April 2, 2015

To the editor: I would like to thank Sara and Richard for helping my daughter with a flat tire around noontime on Squantum Road in Jaffrey on March 28. I don’t know your last names, but your assistance was greatly appreciated. Thank you. Kathleen Sterling Jaffrey … 0

Thank You Notes: Thank you for the honor

Monday, April 6, 2015

To the editor: The Monadnock Center for History and Culture would like to thank the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce and the community for recognizing us with the 2015 Nonprofit of the Year award. We were honored to be included with the River Center, ConVal Dollars for Scholars and Arts Alive as a finalist for this honor. The Monadnock Center is privileged to … 0

Letters: Tell Fish & Game to save the bobcat

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: At the N.H. Fish and Game Commission’s Feb. 11, 2015, meeting, we learned it is considering opening a season on bobcats that will include hunting, hounding and trapping of this elusive, reclusive and not bothersome creature. Some of us in the room were surprised to … 0

Letters: Misleading info. on Roundup

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

To the editor: I read with interest Kathie Beltz’s Letter to the Editor printed in the March 19th Ledger Transcript. Ms. Beltz writes that “‘Roundup Ready’ crops do not contain glyphosate” and that Roundup “passes through animal systems without any harmful effects.” As a farmer who raises lamb … 0

Letter: Looking only at the dollar signs

Thursday, April 2, 2015

To the editor: Is the New Ipswich Select Board truly thinking about the whole town? They remain neutral on the Kinder Morgan pipeline, because they are looking only at the dollar signs from the potential tax revenue. Do they realize the $720,000 Kinder Morgan is saying the town … 0

Viewpoint: Questions about aging and dying

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sandy Webber, a registered nurse at MCH, and I feel equally about being supportive to patients and families during aging and death. Many nurses can be very supportive in navigating conversations between physicians, patients and families about “what are your wishes and what does the plan look like?” … 0

Viewpoint: Why not plan funerals ahead?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

We all plan for our future — educations, careers, vacations, even for the unexpected. But people often pause when it comes to planning for their funeral. Many people hesitate when they consider pre-arranging funeral services. Although it reminds us of difficult times ahead for a loved one or … 0

Viewpoint: Key points on end of life planning

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Despite the emotional and circumstantial obstacles that sometimes interfere with end of life planning, every person should address the following things prior to death: 1. Give someone you trust a durable general power of attorney to manage your affairs if you become sick and unable to do so … 0

Viewpoint: Spending plan represents a pledge to big money, not the people

Friday, April 3, 2015

On April Fool’s Day, the N.H. House passed its version of the state budget, and I have to give my Republican colleagues this: When they take a pledge, they mean it! Before November’s election, every candidate running for office received a pledge to sign from the Americans for … 0

Viewpoint: Here’s what hospice is about

Friday, April 3, 2015

There is a perception held by some that hospice is strictly about death. Individuals may wait too long to come onto hospice care, and miss out on help available, because they believe it means “giving up.” In reality, Hospice is dedicated to helping people “have the best possible … 0

Editorial: Getting beyond what’s in it for me

Monday, April 6, 2015

In the days since the N.H. House passed its budget, the Ledger-Transcript has been talking with representatives of the Monadnock region from both sides of the fence. It’s clear Republicans and Democrats have very different perspectives on what’s best for New Hampshire. It would be easy to take … 0

Letter: Budget vote is telling

Friday, April 3, 2015

To the editor: It is tiresome to read that many of our state legislators think that cutting support for substance abuse, mental health and human services in general, in addition to funding for the Department of Transportation (infrastructure), somehow makes New Hampshire a better place to live. Not … 0