Opinion

Support grassroots effort to ammend to U.S. Constitution

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: Four years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its now infamous Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission (FEC) decision. In a 5-4 ruling, the Court decided that it was an unconstitutional ban on free speech to limit corporations, labor unions and associations in ...

Vote No on proposed Bedford school budget

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: I attended the Bedford School District deliberative session on Feb. 4. I was impressed with the professionalism of our school board and administrators. I appreciate the respectful tone they maintain and I want to give them credit for leading the district to national and state ...

Biggest proposed development to hit Hollis

HB Letters

To the Editor: I believe the biggest development to hit Hollis is currently being proposed. It is for a 26 residential lot HOSP subdivision off of Federal Hill Road and Rocky Pond Road. It is on the land currently owned by Frederick Worcester Trust. This will certainly impact the Hollis ...

There are 2 sides to every issue

HB Letters

To the Editor: I am writing in response to Mr. Keith Thompson’s public comments regarding my recent visit to the Brookline Seniors. The tactics that you accuse me of using are nothing more than simple and straightforward communication. I reached out to our seniors here in Brookline ...

Important dates for Brookline residents

HB Letters

To the Editor: I wanted to take a moment and alert Brookline residents to four important dates that are quickly approaching – and seek your participation in them. March is the month of annual School and Town Meetings and the opportunity for voters to make their opinions and choices ...

Even with challenges, there’s opportunity in Brookline

HB Letters

To the Editor: I am writing to introduce myself to members of the Brookline community who may not already know me, and to ask you all for your votes for Selectman on March 11. I have lived in Brookline since 2000, but my family ties go much further back and I spent many summers, holidays and ...

CBO findings and what they leave out

HB Letters

To the Editor: Last week’s letter on the Affordable Care Act read like a promo for low-fat ice cream. Who would not want a bowl? When in fact the Congressional Budget Office report is from 2009 with an addendum in 2010. The loss of the dollars value by 8-10 percent in that time ...

New Hampshire should legalize assisted suicide

Merrimack Letters

To the Editor: As many of you know there is a bill in the Judiciary Committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives to legalize Assisted Suicide - HB 1325 FN. Yes, this bill will cost the state of New Hampshire money. This hits home for me as my husband was very ill. He had diabetes, ...

Advanced Placement scholars at Merrimack High School

Merrimack Letters

Kudos to AP scholars To the Editor: On a recent visit to Merrimack High School, I became aware of an accomplishment that I thought deserved to be brought to the community’s attention. Earlier this year, the high school was recognized by the College Board as one of only three ...

The more candidates, the merrier

Cabinet Editorials

It’s refreshing to see how many people have decided to run for selectman in Milford. Besides the two incumbents, five others have decided to seek the two open seats. Why is that good? Certainly, it won’t be a banner day in March for the five who will not win, but ...

New Milford Improvement Team director off to a good start

Cabinet Editorials

We like the way that Wendy Hunt, the new director of the Milford Improvement Team, is thinking. In our profile of her last week, we mentioned new projects she will introduce this year: ? Milford Pride Day – a town-wide cleanup and barbecue on May 3. ? A town tour with the ...

A Milford winter hot spot from years past

Cabinet Editorials

100 years ago, 1914 The biggest storm in 20 years hit the region, affecting local trains. The 2:40 p.m. didn’t make it to Milford until 5 p.m. and the 4:26 got in at 10 p.m. The Milford-Manchester train was canceled because of concern about curves in Grasmere, Bedford and Amherst. ...

The money election

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: The 2012 presidential election cost $2.6 billion. About $1.3 billion was spent by the candidates, and $578 million of the balance represents “influence spending” by political action committees promoting or attacking particular candidates or issues, an ...

SHARE Outreach in Milford nears end of capital campaign

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: SHARE is five months into our capital campaign to raise funds to renovate and expand our food pantry and to add a 2,300-square-foot addition to our building at 1 Columbus Ave. in Milford. I am pleased to report that we have received donations and commitment totaling almost 90 ...