Hi 87° | Lo 64°


Editorial: How does the past shape the future?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Everyone agrees there’s something special about the Monadnock region that draws so many here for the summer, fall foliage season and beyond. Mount Monadnock and other scenic features are popular among outdoor enthusiasts, and the Peterborough Players, MacDowell Colony and the various live music opportunities, among many others, provide a draw for arts lovers. Some who visit decide to make the area their home, as did the McGraths of Francestown. … 0

Letter: Give the inside candidate for police chief a chance

Friday, July 18, 2014

Here we go again. History appears to be repeating itself in Rindge. The selectmen voted to hire MRI to come in and administer a search for a new police chief, and give recommendations on how to improve the department. This is costing the taxpayers of Rindge several thousand dollars. We have been down this exact road before. We hire a firm to find … 0

Letter: Israel is under constant attack

Friday, July 18, 2014

To the editor: Due to well-meaning sympathy for Palestinians, the writer of a July 15 letter to the editor, Tricia Saenger, and much of the free world in general seem to define peace in the Middle East as a time when Israel does nothing to retaliate against constant, unilateral attacks. Attacks on Israel are by missiles supplied by other Muslim countries, which do … 0

Letter: Bogus surveys do harm, not good

Monday, June 30, 2014

To the editor: Today I received a 56-page piece of mail from the Keene Shopper that announced the Readers’ Choice Awards of the weekly paper. Is it just me, or do others have a problem with bogus surveys like this? It appears that the only winner was the … 0

Letter: Respect is due Cpl. Garabrant

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

To the editor: Romans 13:7 (English Standard Version) “Pay to all what is owed to them...respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.” I did not personally know Lance Corporal Brandon Garabrant. I do not know his family, but the Holy Scripture clearly teaches … 0

Viewpoint: Advances in weaponry should be recalled on Independence Day

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

These thoughts on our Second Amendment are prepared for Ledger-Transcript readers as we celebrate our national Independence Day and the beginnings of our new nation, more than 200 years ago. On Sept. 25, 1789, our Second Amendment was … 0

Hate groups feed off your energy

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Rumors have been swirling that a certain ubiquitous Kansan church has announced its intention to spread its message of hate at the memorial service for fallen American hero Marine Corporal Brandon Garabrant. The church — which has been in the news since 1994 for picketing soldiers’ funerals and … 1

Editorial: Finding the way at Franklin Pierce

Monday, June 30, 2014

Times are tough these days for small liberal arts schools like Franklin Pierce University. As college costs skyrocket, both students and parents are taking a hard look at what they get for their money. They may be choosing where to attend college as much on whether it offers … 0


Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Viewpoint: Stark reminders that racism persists

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Editorial note: This viewpoint ran in the June 22 edition of the Concord Monitor. Daniel Weeks is a 2001 ConVal grad. June 12 was Loving Day. What’s that? The day that, in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court handed … 0

Letter: About broadband debate in Rindge

Friday, June 27, 2014

To the editor: In response to Larry Cleveland and Selectwoman Roberta Oeser’s notions concerning Broadband Internet here in Rindge: I’d like to let you both in on a little secret. While this so called FastRoads project was running lines, so was FairPoint Communications. We have FairPoint’s DSL broadband … 0

Letter: Vote for clean energy, July 22

Friday, June 27, 2014

To the editor: In the June 24 issue of this paper, attorney Jason Reimers explained how Peterborough residents will soon have a fabulous opportunity to help develop clean, renewable energy right here in Our Town (see “Monadnock Region Leads the Way on Renewable Energy”). The N.H. Public Utilities … 0

Letter: Internet access is costly in Rindge

Friday, June 20, 2014

To the editor: In response to the article “High-speed Internet project at a standstill due to town vote” by Karina Barriga Albring, published June 18: First of all, the title itself is misleading. The standstill is caused by the fact that the FastRoads project in Rindge is complete. … 1