Opinion

Editorial: Hassan’s letter to FERC chair

Monday, August 31, 2015

We are always interested in what Gov. Maggie Hassan has to say about Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The governor has yet to land on either side of the fence in regard to the pipeline, but she has many times made clear that her constituents deserve to be heard. As the formal deadline nears for comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, there’s little doubt that FERC will … 1

LETTERS: Lions a shining example

Monday, August 31, 2015

To the editor: Lions Club International has received worldwide recognition for its work to improve sight and prevent blindness, following Helen Keller’s request for them to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” The Peterborough Lions Club is a shining example of that mantra, thanks to their generous initial donation of $1,100 toward the Descriptive Video Service (DVS) technology recently … 0

Letter: Hassan to FERC: Listen to our citizens

Friday, August 28, 2015

(Editor’s note: The following is the text of a letter sent by Gov. Hassan to Norman C. Bay, chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The letter was sent Aug. 14) Dear Chairman Bay: I write to request that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission require Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. to respond to the … 1

Letters: Clinton not fully qualified

Monday, August 3, 2015

To the editor: It continues to amaze me that someone can believe Hillary Clinton can do all the things mentioned in the letter “Don’t be trapped in the past,” printed on July 30. Nice to think she will singlehandedly solve the energy problem with solar panels. Um, doesn’t … 0

Thank you notes: Impressive friendliness

Monday, August 3, 2015

To the editor: As a Fresh Air Program host and volunteer, I wish to thank the Jaffrey-Peterborough residents and businesses who welcomed our Fresh Air guests this summer with their friendliness. I wish especially to thank the many businesses that generously provided gifts and discounts for our kids … 0

Letters: Potter family speaks on son

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

To the editor: We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to our community of friends for their incredible support and encouragement during the recent extended period of high stress we have endured. The arrest and conviction of our son induced shock and devastation in our lives to a … 0

Letters: Redefining ‘compromise’

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

To the editor: In response to Rep. Porter’s Viewpoint article about compromise on the state budget, since she is a Democrat I am not surprised to see her only pointing out so-called compromises by Gov. Hassan. Also interesting how she starts her article with the definition of the … 0

Viewpoint: The river meets in all of us

Monday, August 10, 2015

“We are human only in relation to other humans. Our humanity is bound up in one another ... This interconnectedness is the very root of who we are.” —Desmond Tutu I did not have the good fortune to know Sam Pennington though I was a guest in his … 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