Opinion

Letter: Market Basket officials take note

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To the editor: An open letter to the recently elected management of Market Basket from a customer in Rindge: You were recently elected to replace someone that the board concluded was not maximizing the potential profit and growth of Market Basket. However, he ran a company with a solid base business and the hard-earned trust, respect and admiration of vendors, employees and customers. Not only is he banished from what … 0

Letter: Construction zone is disorganized

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To the editor: Who in the world has set up the crazy rows of cones and made it impossible for any vehicle bigger than a car or pickup to get around the group of cones on Union and Elm streets? No way emergency equipment can get through there. Get rid of the whole setup and start over with a little common sense, and … 0

Viewpoint: Give them shelter in Gaza City and beyond

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

As I follow the headlines and minute-to-minute reporting re: the situation at the Israeli border with Gaza, I continue to ask this question: If Hamas has the wherewithal to construct elaborate tunnels that are 25 yards into the ground, why did they not construct underground shelters for the Gazans who now have to travel far and wide to hide inside U.N.-sponsored schools or … 0

Letter: Set straight on weaponry

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: Until I read Russell Bastedo’s column on advances in weaponry in the July 3 edition of the Ledger-Transcript, I had always believed our forefathers fought the Revolution with ammunition consisting of round balls of lead fired from muzzleloading weapons. Now I know they had balls … 0

Letter: About the gas tax increase

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: If you already cringe every time you fill up your gas tank, you can look forward to even higher prices now, thanks to the increased state tax on gasoline and diesel fuel that went into effect on July 1. New Hampshire consumers already bear a … 0

Hancock: Drug indictment is handed down

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Fitzwilliam man who formerly lived in Hancock is facing a heroin possession charge and a felony theft charge after being indicted in Hillsborough County Superior Court in June. Garrett Lobacki, 30, of Fitzwilliam was indicted by a Grand Jury on a charge of possession of heroin, a … 0

Letter: Thanks, attendees of library meeting

Thursday, June 19, 2014

To the editor: I want to personally thank all who attended 1833’s Annual Meeting at the Peterborough Town Library on Monday, June 16. The fact that so many attendees chose to forgo the outdoors on a beautiful, hint of summer day, speaks to the assertion that in this … 0

Letter: Thanks for making event possible

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

To the editor: The organizers of the Bennington Rhubarb Festival send their thanks and appreciation to all the individuals who helped to make this year’s event a success. Contributing baked goods were Robyn Manley, Linda Osienski, Sandy Cleary, David McKenzie and Leslie MacGregor. The judges of our bake-off … 0

Viewpoint: My drop-in visit and the unlikely professor

Thursday, June 26, 2014

When we take a trip to another country, we enjoy seeing the sights and eating the local food, but we especially like meeting the people who live there, just regular folks. It gives you a better sense of the place than the guidebooks. We don’t speak their language, … 0

Letter: Why didn’t we know it then?

Friday, June 27, 2014

To the editor: In 2006, the standard for approving voting technology in New Hampshire said: “Before approving any voting machine or device, the ballot law commission shall, following a public hearing, find that there is clear and convincing evidence that the voting machine or device being examined has … 0

Letter: Such tactics are questionable

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

To the editor: Now that Obama’s attempt to destroy the conservative party through the chicanery of Louis Lerner and the IRS is falling apart, he is starting a new offensive using the Department of Justice against Wall Street and banks. He has named a mostly forgotten, anti-business activist, … 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