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Opinion

Letter: World needs to support Israel

Friday, July 18, 2014

To the editor: Ms. Saenger’s viewpoint is only hers and for her and the few others to continually blame Israel for the endless violence over there is completely wrong, as Hamas always has been the aggressor and anyone with any common sense and a reasonable amount of intelligence can see what is really going on there. This subject is getting really old and I hope Israel can go in to … 0

Letter: Spring cleaning drive saw success

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To the editor: The Frontier Girls and Quest Boys of Rindge would like to thank everyone for their generosity in helping us with our spring cleaning drive for Veteran Victory Farm of Fitzwilliam. Not only were we able to purchase many needed cleaning supplies, we were also able to partner with Damien Gillespie and Michelle Barrows to bring the farm a Laundry Pure … 0

Letter: Thanks to all for cupcake event

Thursday, July 24, 2014

To the editor: The Night of 1,000 Cupcakes in Jaffrey, sponsored by the Jaffrey Civic Center on July 17, a perfect summer evening, was a rousing success. Nearly 3,500 cupcakes were admired, chosen, and consumed by a crowd of more than 1,500 eager eaters. The Cupcake Committee and the Directors and Incorporators of the Civic Center would like to thank our many creative … 0

Editorial: Time running short for Old Town Hall

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sounds like New Ipswich voters will soon have a tough call to make. The town’s Select Board just gave the OK for one last white elephant sale in the Old Town Hall this year, even though an engineer’s report recommended the building be closed until the deteriorating foundation … 0

Viewpoint: Brandon Garabrant was a fine student

Monday, June 30, 2014

I first knew Brandon as a student in ConVal’s internship program. He was such a genuinely nice guy — personable, polite and very respectful. That counts a lot with me, and it served him well in his internship … 0

Letter: Another win for our ‘Granny D’

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig is calling a mayday on our democracy, a stress signal to all Americans to join him in the fight for campaign finance reform with his “Mayday PAC to end all Pacs.” Started in May and June of 2014 as an … 0

Letter: A look at the new education delivery

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: Wanted: 1,000 students to enroll at Franklin Pierce University and Conval Regional School District. In last week’s Ledger-Transcript, the editor addressed the need for FPU to make some budget changes due to lack of enrollments, increasing costs and need to adjust staff. The editor signaled … 0

Letter: Let’s look at Enron again

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: The name of President Obama’s appointment of Leslie Caldwell to head the Department of Justice criminal division, was the subject of a letter by Paul Moser to the editor in the paper of July 3. She must be quite a demon! Responsible for “the destruction … 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