Viewpoint: ‘If you want the service, you have to pay for it’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

When Gary and I were paying the bills the other day, we started talking about the ever-rising costs for services. Seems like we’re paying more for so many things. The satellite TV service has gone up $15 a month since we signed on a few years ago. Our landline and Internet’s gone up, too, more than $10 a month. Not to mention that cell phone bill! We paid anyway. I … 0


Monday, April 14, 2014

To the editor: It is Monday morning, April 14 and it is sunny and warm, and the downtown parking lot by the theater is full. However, the 10 spaces the town developed for parking down by the firehouse are empty. I guess it’s just too much to walk all the way to the center of town from there!   I would suggest the town … 0

Letter: Reporting helps us spread word

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the editor: Thank you to the Ledger-Transcript and Reporter Ashley Saari for the well-written piece in the April 10 edition on The Park Theatre. As Saari observes, we are making every effort to bring people throughout the Monadnock region up to date on the progress and plans for the Park Theatre, which will be a center for film and performing arts that … 0

Viewpoint: The GOP needs to be stopped, now

Friday, March 28, 2014

It’s time to counter all the misstatements and out-and-out lies that are coming from the GOP by email, newspapers and TV. Their hope is that you’ll believe anything that’s repeated over and over and over again. Billions, that’s right billions are being spent against most Democrats by secret … 0

Letter: Missing the point about corporations

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

To the editor: In the March 25 Ledger-Transcript Viewpoint about Citizens United, Bob DeMaura makes a good pitch regarding the rights of corporations. However he misses the critical point that Average Joe Citizens’ rights to fair representation have been trashed by all the big money, and thus big … 0

Letter: Firefighters and community helped

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

To the editor: We know this thank you is long overdue, but we would like to extend our dearest thank you for all the support from our house fire at 243 Colburn Rd., Temple, to the Temple and area fire departments and all the rescue crews from surrounding … 0

Viewpoint: About Heritage District ‘oversight’

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Congratulations to the residents of Greenfield for exercising common sense and good judgment at Town Meeting. Over 79 percent of voters there rejected the Heritage District proposed by the Greenfield Planning Board (see Ledger-Transcript articles “Heritage district overwhelmingly defeated at polls” published March 13 and “Hope remains for … 0

Letter: Place to Go event was a success

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

To the editor: There are so many people I’d like to thank for helping make The Place to Go’s 21st Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament such a big success. The tournament is one of our major fundraisers and helps keep our after school program, Kids Together, free. … 0

Letter: Greenfield voters said no to district

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

To the editor: Some members of the Greenfield Planning Board seem to think that a lack of communication on their part and a lack of understanding by townspeople led to the defeat of the proposed heritage district. The townspeople showed neither lack of communication nor understanding when they … 0

Letter: Clarification about heritage district

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

To the editor: The Greenfield Heritage District article in the March 27 edition of your paper was mostly accurate, but a bit misleading, and as a member of the Greenfield Planning Board, I would just like to clarify a few items. The discussion Monday night was to note … 0

letter: Music matters to our kids

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

To the editor: When is the Jaffrey-Rindge School District going to put the kids first? Every year the budget goes up and every year they cut programs. Every year parents need to go to the School Board and beg them not to diminish our children’s education further. We … 0

Viewpoint: Resolution on Citizen’s United is not sound

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A century ago J.P. Morgan, Mandel House and others instigated the outrage of WWI, in order to justify a “peacemaking” League of Nations — the future UN. Morgan next purchased the editorial powers of 25 major newspapers in the United States, to promote that same step-by-step unelected world-control … 0

Editorial: Helping friends and strangers

Monday, March 31, 2014

As various types of transplant surgery have become more widespread in recent years, we’ve all heard of heartwarming cases where someone has donated a kidney or a lung in order to make life better for a close relative or a dear friend. But this week, we learned of … 0