Opinion

ML: Support athletes, sportsmanship

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The days have never seemed hotter, but the nights are turning cool — a sure sign that we’re transitioning from the dog days of summer into the early fall. And with that transformation — you can smell it in the air — comes that age-old tradition: a new season of high school sports. Soccer players have taken to the pitch, the feet of cross-country runners are beating down wooded trails …

lETTERS: Save the dams in Peterborough

Thursday, August 20, 2015

To the editor: With all the talk in other parts of the state about removing dams, I think any thought about doing that here in Peterborough should have a lot of thought and discussion about the possible repercussions of such a move. Number one, I believe, is the fact that all of us depend on groundwater for all of our water needs — …

Viewpoint: My summer reading and ‘hot’ books

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I read a very good book last spring, “The Nightingale,” by Kristin Hannah. It’s a World War II novel about two sisters in occupied France. One of them, the nightingale in the title, finds her life’s purpose (and her estranged father’s as well) by leading downed British airmen on the dangerous trek across the Pyrenees to Spain and safety. I liked the book …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Letters: A better way to kill weeds

Monday, August 3, 2015

To the editor: I would like to express my profound gratitude to the volunteers of the Hancock Fire Department for their swift response to a recent garage fire at my residence and for the incredibly professional and skilled manner in which they handled the situation. My calamity resulted …