L. Phillips Runyon III – Personal freedom and the common good

05-16-2024 9:02 AM

We’re all disagreeing about a lot of things these days, but I hope we can still say that the three words most critical to our democracy are “We the people,” and not “I’m No. 1.” Sure, we have a Bill of Rights that guarantees the protection of...

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Robert Beck: Disturbing demographic trends

05-16-2024 9:01 AM

According to a recently-released report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the fertility rate in America in 2023 fell to 1.62 births per woman, the lowest rate since 1979. The dearth of fecundity in this country is well below the...

Opinion: A digital equity plan for Granite Staters

05-07-2024 12:06 PM


Patrick McDermott is AARP NH’s volunteer state president. New Hampshire has a historic opportunity to expand access to affordable, reliable, high-speed internet to everyone in the state, no matter where they live or their circumstances. Access,...

Letter: Vote no on Peterborough zoning amendment

05-07-2024 12:05 PM

Zoning Amendment 1, which Peterborough residents vote on May 14, rescinds the Family District and rezones properties in that district to General Residence.Family District allows single-family houses, two-family dwellings, accessory dwelling units...

Letter: Visceral politics

05-07-2024 12:05 PM

The future of American democracy is now threatened by mean-spirited “them-us” politics. Historically, our strength has been built on diversity, where immigrants keep adding to the melting pot.Thus, viewed through reasonable brains and compassionate...

Letter: Hook, line and sinker

05-07-2024 12:05 PM

Almost daily calls, multiple times per day, trying to hook seniors entering Medicare eligibility or already in Medicare. The line is you will receive free money and extra benefits not available with regular Medicare – $174 dollars given back, possible...

Editorial – Stay connected

05-07-2024 12:00 PM

The latest in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript’s digital offerings is an updated free app available for download on Apple and Android devices. For more than a decade, many readers have been using the previous version of the app to read or listen to a...

Viewpoint – Bridging the chasm of political polarization

05-03-2024 1:20 PM


Our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, opens with a national commitment to individual equality and rights, implicitly recognizing and protecting the diversity of America. Enabled by the declaration, we bring to our communities, our...

Letter: Fool me once

05-03-2024 1:19 PM

Our commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Education, Frank Edelblut, now in his second four-year-term, continues to work diligently in his job.Unfortunately, his efforts are focused on undermining our public schools, diverting funds to the...

Letter: Thanks for memorial cleanup

05-03-2024 1:19 PM

The Rindge Veterans Association would like to thank Larry Cleveland and his crew for their generous donation of time to clean the Rindge Memorial in the center of town. We would also like to thank KDI for their donation of materials.Craig ClarkRindge

Letter: River Center thanks volunteers

04-30-2024 1:10 PM

In recognition of National Volunteer Month, The River Center acknowledges the 20 volunteers who donated over 600 hours completing training, greeting and preparing tax returns through our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.Our volunteers...

Letter: Sell the fire station?

04-30-2024 1:07 PM

Sell the fire station, Nicole MacStay says, for tax revenue. The parking was for those who come to town spending their money, for library employees to park and walk to work, for those using the library, employees working downtown to save the spaces...

Opinion: Inherited hatred and how to stop it

04-30-2024 1:06 PM


Alice Wade is an aerospace engineer from Dover and serves as the treasurer of 603 Equality. When I grew up in the early 2000s, I didn’t know what being transgender meant. I grew up in a time when people cross-dressing on TV shows were laughed at,...

Letter: Do the work, and vote blue

04-30-2024 1:05 PM

Folks looking to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as a way to “vote their conscience,” or are voting for him because they perceive him as the “lesser of two evils,” between President Joe Biden and Donald Trump, have to look past their sense of an entitled vote...

Opinion: It’s time to properly fund education

04-25-2024 1:07 PM


Susan McKevitt lives in Bradford. On April 11, the New York Times ran an article entitled: “It’s Time to End the Quiet Cruelty of Property Taxes.” Like many towns, Bradford recently had its town meeting, and we experienced this cruelty.Over 200...

Letter: It is time for change

04-25-2024 1:05 PM

The health care landscape continually evolves, with advancements in education, training and technology shaping patient care delivery.In New Hampshire, outdated optometry laws hinder access to quality eye care. Optometrists, with extensive training,...

Letter: Leave girls’ teams alone

04-25-2024 1:05 PM

A predominant theme these days is how awful it is to deny transgender girls the right to play on a girls’ team. Sorry, but I do not agree. These transgender girls can play on the boys’ team. They are not excluded from sports.I fought for the passage...

Viewpoint: State Rep. Molly Howard – Public schools are the bedrock of communities

04-23-2024 12:20 PM


A recent Google search informed me that New Hampshire students rank sixth in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report, with similar results on other sites.That’s pretty good, considering New Hampshire ranks 50th in public school funding,...

Letter: Palestine is not a country

04-23-2024 12:19 PM

In the story about Richard Hartshorne April 11 playing and speaking at Mariposa, the item states that he played music in Palestine. Palestine is not a country. Israel is a country where ethnic Palestinians live. That area of the world is no longer...

Letter: Trump’s willing confederate

04-23-2024 12:19 PM

As a pragmatic New England independent voter, I am sincere sadden by Gov. Chris Sununu’s recent flip-flopping. Sununu illustrated how deep into the Republican Party the stench of decay has occurred.Sununu is hardly a MAGA enthusiast. He...

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