Opinion

Letters: Looking at life differently

Friday, February 20, 2015

To the editor: Back in the day, Peterborough had a legendary folk music club (the Folkway), and a radio station — WSLE: The Folks Station — that featured a lot of music of people who played at the Folkway. Among them was folksinger Claudia Schmidt. A few years ago Claudia returned to Peterborough to play a concert in Bass Hall, and we found ourselves at Harlow’s for dinner before the … 0

Letters: In support of Camilla Lockwood

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: I am writing to express my whole-hearted support of Camilla Lockwood for Planning Board in Temple. I have had the tremendous pleasure of working with Camilla on the Planning Board, and have been extremely impressed by her diligence, open-mindedness, and complete commitment to finding the best solutions for our town of Temple. Camilla uses her legal background to help decipher … 0

Letters: Trappers have compassion

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: In response to William Doreski’s Feb. 19 Viewpoint piece on “leg hold traps”: Dear Bill, please first start by getting educated about wild fur bearer conservation. And then continue your education about “foot” hold traps, not “leg” hold. Modern-day wildlife biologists understand the need to control the numbers of animals certain areas can sustain and still keep the populations healthy … 0

Letters: A poor conversion for customers

Thursday, February 12, 2015

To the editor: It is now time to “call out” TDS telecommunication company on their extremely poor ability to carry out their conversion from a Google based email platform to another (Synacor) platform. The original completion date was stated as Dec. 1, 2014. TDS then received an extension … 0

Letters: Loss of a legend in Peterborough

Thursday, February 12, 2015

To the editor: Peterborough has lost a legend, a saint and warrior monk with the passing of John MacGillivray recently. John was a man like no other — a proud Harvard dropout, a brilliant military historian, an accomplished bass player and a loyal friend. For many years he … 0

Letters: About bobcat season in NH

Friday, February 13, 2015

To the editor: In regards to the article on bobcats in the Feb. 12 Ledger-Transcript, please keep in mind that this is the same revenue-seeking, totally dysfunctional N.H. Fish and Game that at one time contemplated “harvesting” mourning doves. Paul McPhie Rindge … 0

Finding a home: All good news at MATS

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

“The good news is that we have a Susan Howard locally to help us,” a member of an extended family told me recently,referring to the case manager at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough. Another member of … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Silence is not leadership’

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The ConVal School Board has voted not to discuss consolidation of schools for three years. This is a mistake. Our student population peaked over a decade ago. The number of students is now down by one-third. The school district expects continuing declines over the next eight years. By … 0

VIEW FROM THE RIVER: Love, snow and taxes

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February brings Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate loved ones — whether it is a romantic love, Grandma or classmates, we make an effort to express our love (or like, as the case may be). The big picture … 0

Letters: Keep Mascenic strong and healthy

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

To the editor: The situation with the Mascenic school budget is serious. People need to consider what is important. Consider: $3 on coffee per day = $1,095 a year. Cigarettes: $300 a month = $3,600! Beer/liquor: $5 a day= $1,825 a year! Is it wise to save $500 … 0

Letters: Eliminate leg-hold traps in hunting

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

To the editor: Regarding the trapping of bobcats: Leg-hold traps are not “humane.” What is humane about causing such suffering that many animals gnaw off their own legs to escape? Leg-hold traps are indiscriminate. They snap on dogs, children, whoever comes along. To call this cruelty “harvesting” is … 0

Letters: Think of the money we’ll save

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

To the editor: Hooray! Conval’s Budget and Property Committee voted to outsource the school district’s program to a vendor in Londonderry. Sure, the current food service program has received numerous awards for the fresh and healthy choices it offers our kids. But think of the money we’ll save! … 0

Letters: An incorrect date for reception

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

To the editor: The Feb. 12 edition of the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript featured a story describing the Monadnock Writers’ Group’s Dare to Write a Haiku project ­— thank you. However, the article stated that a reception would be held at the Hancock library on April 16. This is incorrect. … 0