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Opinion

Letters: Martin the best candidate

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Pat Martin’s qualifications and dedication to the future of New Hampshire make her by far the best candidate for state rep for the towns of Jaffrey, Rindge, Fitzwilliam, Dublin, Harrisville and Roxbury. Pat listens, Pat cares and Pat responds. She is up to date on current issues and can discuss specific points in detail. Her experience of over 30 years as an electrical engineer, service to our … 0

Letters: Vote for responsible governance

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: I was raised in a Republican-leaning household. My earliest recollections were of Dwight Eisenhower as president. In the 66 years since, I have never heard any minority leader announce that his goal was to make the president fail until Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) declared his intentions in early 2008. Why? His party had changed. Historian Heather Cox Richardson, of Boston … 0

Letters: An elephant in the room

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Democrats claim they are a party of inclusion, are open minded and will work with anyone. If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale. The only time Democrats will work with another party is if you agree with what they want or say. As soon as someone disagrees with them, they are called a name like … 0

Letters: Pat Martin is a true treasure

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: I have been hoping for several years that Pat Martin of Rindge would run for one of Rindge’s seats in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and this year she is. She is running to represent Rindge, Fitzwilliam, Dublin, Jaffrey, Roxbury and Harrisville. We will … 0

Letter: Thanks to many for your support

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

To the editor: I would like to thank all of those involved in the treatment and care of my wife Jean as she endured the many years of her journey on the road of cancer. Thank you to Monadnock Community, Cheshire Medical, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock for their care. To … 0

Letter: I’m running for re-election

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: I am a candidate for re-election to the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners. Each county is governed by a three-member Board of Commissioners, which is responsible for the overall supervision of county departments. The board exercises budgetary oversight over all expenditures. Other board responsibilities include … 0

Finding a home: Asking questions is the key

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

While on the National Homeless organization’s website recently, I read an interesting article written by a college student who spent a short time living among people who were homeless. In “6 Things I Want You to Understand About … 0

View from the River Center: Supporting United Way helps River Center

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

“The River Center’s parenting program is a place you can come and learn to be the parent you want to be. ... There is no cookie-cutter approach to parenting.” That is what a group of parents concluded after participating in a parenting group at The River Center. Every … 0

Viewpoint: Why should I vote?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The election is just about a month away. Candidates’ signs are massed along the roadsides. I groan and tune out. What’s to vote for? Congress has truly shamed itself this session. The administration is muddled. Lobbyists are buying issues and candidates right and left. What difference does it … 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