Opinion

Letters: Thanks, Cyndy, for your dedication

Thursday, October 2, 2014

On behalf of the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce, past presidents and current Board of Directors, we would like to recognize and say a “Thank You” to Cyndy Burgess for all of the years that she was the chairperson for the Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks. Cyndy did an outstanding job and brought so much to the success of the event year after year with the help of many volunteers as well … 0

Letters: Enthusiasm and high spirits

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: The recent Downton Abbey Tea fundraiser at Union Congregational Church was a great success, and that was possible only through the hard work of scores of volunteers. Thank you! Thanks as well to the many folks from throughout the community and beyond who attended. We were thrilled to see so many wonderful period costumes. And whether you came in costume … 0

Letters: Hospital Auxiliary, bakers, thank you

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: As the new CEO at Monadnock Community Hospital and a new resident of the town of Hancock, I experienced Old Home Days and the generosity of the people of Hancock for the first time! Monadnock Community Hospital is a state of the art facility, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the support we receive from events like the Hancock … 0

Letter: Looking back on the past 6 years

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

To the editor: I thought it might be a good time to reflect back on some of the outcomes achieved, during the past six years, under the leadership of President Obama. 1) Our country is currently $17-plus trillion in debt, which will be inherited by our children and … 0

Editorial: Food and farming go hand in hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

If you were lost in the woods, would you want a handful of dollars or a handful of food? That question, posed by farmer Ruth Holmes at Tuesday’s Community Conversation in Peterborough’s Bass Hall, is a pithy and profound way to get to the core of both the … 0

Viewpoint: What’s in store for ConVal School District?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Editor’s note: The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript asked Supt. Brendan Minnihan to share his vision of the ConVal School District’s future with readers. What follows is his response. When I was interviewing for the position of ConVal Superintendent a little over a year ago, I frequently was asked the question, … 0

Money Matters: Have you begun preparing for tax time 2014?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Clearly, it is difficult for working people, especially those with families, to start thinking about their 2014 tax return in October, but it is a good idea to do so. My advice to taxpayers must fall into two … 0

Letter: Less free, just as vulnerable

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: Thirteen years ago today, thanks to the political correctness obsession of the evil Democrat and Republican ruling duopoly over the security of the American people, Islamo-terrorists were not only allowed to enter our country but allowed to murder over 3,000 innocent Americans. Thirteen years later, … 0

Letter: Volunteers needed for Red Cross

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

To the editor: Residents of Cheshire and western Hillsborough Counties have utilized the trusted services of the American Red Cross for the past 90 years. In addition to the well-known blood, disaster and educational services, we also provide a free transportation service for those who have no other … 0

Letters: Brown an obvious carpetbagger

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Scott Brown served 35 years in the Massachusetts National Guard. He logged 12 years in the Massachusetts state legislature. Through a quirk of fate, a short election season, and advertisements featuring the former Wilhelmina model in a “barn coat,” he was installed briefly as interim … 0

Letters: Women must take action

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: More than 50 years after President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, addressing the problems caused by income inequality and the lack of parity in retirement and health benefits for women, it’s time we stopped wringing our hands and started ringing Congress. In America today, … 0

Letters: Some scary voting records

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Much caution is needed when you vote on Nov. 4. And vote you must! Apathy will kill this country. The GOP ads would have you believe they will give you the moon, but they don’t tell you how. They also try to say that an … 0

Viewpoint: Operation VETS connect

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Operation VETS Connect is a 100-day challenge concluding Dec. 10 for New Hampshire’s business community to demonstrate support for our veterans and returning service members and to find great employees to fill their vacant positions at the same time. Under the leadership of Governor Hassan, the New Hampshire … 0