Opinion

Local economy is starting to gain

Cabinet Editorials

For all the criticism we hear of President Obama – and he deserves it for the mess he and his administration have made of health care – we really can’t pick on him for his handling of the economy. The stock market has come back incredibly strong from the debacle ...

Our schools boast talented athletes

Cabinet Editorials

What can you say about a high school that has produced a dozen girls’ soccer championships but has barely been open 20 years? Well, first, the school – naturally we’re talking about Souhegan in Amherst – obviously has some talented athletes. And, second, ...

Thumbing the Files for Nov. 21-28

Cabinet Editorials

100 years ago, 1913 The Milford High School football team was defeated by Nashua, 32-0. Fans said it was Milford’s best game of the season. Mail delivery on holidays was optional with local postmasters, and in Milford, Postmaster McIntire ordered one delivery on Thanksgiving because ...

Thank you to friends of Anne Zahn

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Thank you to all of the friends of Anne Zahn who have written and supported the family during this time. It is remarkable when a town resident of 88 years passes on. Truly a bit of history is witnessed. The family had intended to include the message in the obituary thatany ...

Medicaid expansion in NH will benefit many

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Last Tuesday, I went to the State House to give testimony to expand Medicaid in New Hampshire on behalf of my daughter Rosie, who has cystic fibrosis and the hundreds of patients with cystic fibrosis living in New Hampshire. Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic ...

They knew

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: “They all knew!” We all knew that they all knew, but no one would say it. Well someone just did. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., admitted on the Sunday talking head shows that Democrats “knew full well” that Americans would be booted from ...

Cancelled insurance policy means substandard insurance

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: A great deal of controversy has arisen over the cancellation of health insurance policies that do not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. It is important to note that these cancellations have nothing to do with employer-provided health insurance. They are ...

Rater doesn’t get it

HB Letters

To the Editor: I am rather surprised that I must defend myself as it relates to Brian Rater’s inaccurate claims about past town of Brookline grants. He is representing that I took steps to hurt the town. This couldn’t be further from the truth. First, he makes ...

Thank you from the Greater YMCA of Nashua

HB Letters

To the Editor: The YMCA of Greater Nashua held its 11th annual and Gala on Friday, Nov. 1. Our auction, which raised nearly $80,000, was successful because of the generosity of many individuals and businesses in the Greater Nashua community. These friends of the Y realize that the YMCA meets ...

Go straight to the source on the Common Core

Bedford Letters

Fantastic turnout for OPTN fundraiser To the Editor: On behalf of Nicholas and the Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation, we would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to all of the wonderful families who came out to show their community spirit during the Not-So-Scary Halloween fundraiser on ...

Thank you, Tom McDonough for all your kind words

Merrimack Letters

Karen Halvatzes crucial to MYA’s success To the Editor: I humbly accept the advances of the Merrimack Youth Association but not without the devoted and dedication of a certain individual, Karen Halvatzes, who was the secretary of the MYA Executive Board for my 20-year tenure as ...

Reflection on Veterans Day

Cabinet Editorials

Well, another Veterans Day has come and gone and was partially ignored by the general public. This excludes, of course, the men and women who continue to serve their country through membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion. You might wonder how we could conclude that ...

May Balsama will be missed as chamber’s executive director

Cabinet Editorials

May Balsama will soon be stepping down as executive director of the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce, a post she has held for eight productive years. To say that she will be missed is an understatement. She took the chamber, and particularly its annual Expo, to new heights. Now she will be ...

Thumbing the Files for Nov. 14

Cabinet Editorials

100 years ago, 1913 The Milford Congregational Church celebrated its 125th anniversary with, among other things, old time hymns. Fr. Marshall D. Richards of Lyndeborough was held without bail for the grand jury on a charge of assault. Richards, the paper said, was an elderly man who ...

Stop inviting black bears to dinner

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: The American black bear is a medium-sized bear native to North America. It is the continent’s most widely distributed bear species. Black bears are omnivores with their diets varying greatly, depending on season and location. They typically live in largely forested ...

We wanted answers about Common Core, not a sales pitch

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: After attending a meeting on Common Core at Souhegan High School on Nov. 6, we have to admit that we were deeply disappointed in the presentation. We expected to hear what was good about the Common Core standards, what the problems were and how our district was going to ...

A Veterans Day message

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: As a senior citizen retiree on Social Security and a veteran with a small service connected disability pension, on this Veterans Day, I want to remind you of a couple of things. If we look around at the roads we drive on, the bridges we use, the buildings we work and live in, ...

Amherst Orthodontics 22nd Annual Great Pumpkin Contest

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: All of us at Amherst Orthodontics congratulate the winners of our 22nd annual Great Pumpkin decorating contest. The contest is held every year in honor of National Orthodontic Health Month. First-place winners for funniest, scariest and most original pumpkins were Stacy, of ...

Legislature should pass GMO labeling bill

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Hedrick Smith, the Pulitzer Prize journalist, recently made a tour of our state, making presentations and leading serious discussions on the topic of his new book “Who Stole the American Dream?” To be brief, his message is that the American people are in ...