Opinion

A step in the right direction

Cabinet Letters

On March 8, the New Hampshire House Commerce Committee votes on HB 560, a bill that goes a long way in addressing the wasteful proliferation of plastic bags in our state. New Hampshire is the only east coast state from Maine to Washington, D.C., that has not enacted a ban. Plastic shopping ...

Parking issues for businesses problematic

Cabinet Editorials

There is clearly a lot of faith in the economic future of Milford. Look at the restaurants going up at the corner of Nashua and South streets and at the old Souhegan Bank building on Nashua Street. And look at how well so many long-established restaurants are doing on the Oval. And now look ...

Welcome to the candidates

Cabinet Editorials

Good grief, it seems early. The New Hampshire presidential primary is at least 10 months away – depending upon when Secretary of State Bill Gardner decides it should be held – yet we’ve already been inundated with candidates and more to come. Even New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio might ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948 The Milford Business Association was to suggest that the town’s Fire Department make monthly inspections of local businesses. The Milford High School Players presentged “Jane Eyre” at the Bales School auditorium with Cynthia Randall as Jane and Archie Carpentiere as ...

Thoughts on current events

Cabinet Editorials

This Jussie Smollett story: Know why I find this fascinating? Because now, all of a sudden, out of the blue ... I’ve heard of him. Never had before. Wouldn’t know him from Adam and still wouldn’t except that I “Get the papers, get the papers” (vague “Goodfellas” reference.) Now ...

Legislative Update

Cabinet Editorials

To my constituents in Amherst and to the surrounding communities: As your state representative in Concord, I would like to provide you with an overview of the bills we voted on during our most recent House session. Since I am limited in the size of the update, I am only going to mention those ...

Travel with the Chamber

Cabinet Editorials

The Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to offer to the community a unique opportunity to travel internationally with us on a spectacular Food and Wine Tour of Italy. You do not need to be a Chamber member to participate in this exciting trip. The trip departs from Logan to Milan on ...

Open letter to Erick Erickson

Cabinet Letters

In 2016 you said you could not support Donald Trump because “I found him to be an amoral man and an unprincipled politician.” Now in 2019 you say you are “ready to vote for him in 2020. So what happened?” It appears to me that you are willing to trade principle for a better paycheck. ...

Get ready for more logging

Cabinet Letters

Fourteen acres of forest at Milford’s Brox town land are about to be cut down to make way for future sand and gravel excavation. Logging is scheduled to start March 1. This 14 acre forest is east of homes on Ches Mae Lane, and just north of houses on Mason Road and the lovely Cold ...

Job well done

Cabinet Letters

Kudos to Rep. Jeanine Notter for her stand supporting the right of folks to carry firearms in our state capital buildings. While it is acknowledged that armed guards are on the premises and do a fine job, it must also be acknowledged that numerous events, meetings, and hearings with hundreds, ...

Councilor seeks re-election

Bedford Letters

My name is David Gilbert, and I am running for re-election to the Bedford Town Council. I want to continue to represent the residents of Bedford by insuring that we continue to provide a high level of services at a reasonable price. I believe our goals should include maintaining our appeal as ...

Diane O’Neil for Bedford

Bedford Letters

I am writing to support Diane O’Neil for Bedford Town Clerk because I believe she is the most qualified person running for the position. As a candidate, she brings 10 years of town government experience and over 25 years of professional experience. I am positive Diane will deliver exceptional ...

Diane will bring experience

Bedford Letters

I am writing in support of Diane O’Neil as candidate for Town Clerk. Our kids played softball together and I met Diane through my coaching in the Bedford Sports Recreational program and got to know her well. Over the years, I found Diane to be available and always supportive of the needs ...

American Legion Posts to Help Communities

Bedford Letters

Military veterans in and around the Southern Districts of Belknap, Cheshire, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford and Sullivan Counties are invited for a special service session at Merrimack Post 92 located at 43 Baboosick Lake Rd., Merrimack, NH 03054. State teams along with local ...

Why is State Curtailing ATV Use and Tourism?

Merrimack Letters

I am a New Hampshire resident and I am extremely troubled about several measures before the State Legislature that would essentially kill Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRV) (i.e., ATVs, UTVs) use and the associated tourism it brings to NH. Just as bad is the position the State has taken ...

If the EPA won’t protect us and our communities

Merrimack Letters

The long-awaited EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) PFAS (per- and polyflouroalkyl substances) Action Plan released on February 14th outlined steps the agency will take to address PFAS contamination and to protect public health. The plan: · Provides both short-term solutions and ...

Change in start time a good thing

Cabinet Editorials

Too bad they have to wait a year, but starting in September 2020, students in Amherst middle and high school will be able to get a bit more sleep in the morning because school officials there finally decided to make start times later. We say “finally decided” because we can’t for the ...

Let’s make history together

Cabinet Letters

History isn’t just dusty old artifacts, yellowed paper or faded photographs, or nearly forgotten stories. History is happening now, changing daily, and constantly evolving. We invite you to join us in making history in Milford. The Milford Historical Society is celebrating our fortieth year ...

A job well done

Cabinet Editorials

We do not know the name of the New Hampshire state trooper who, after last week’s snow storm, issued 17 tickets to drivers who had not bothered to clear the snow off of their cars, thus finding themselves in violation of Jessica’s Law, named for a young woman killed when flying ice hit a ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948 The three-story brick store and post office building in Amherst, owned by Andrew J. Raymond, was destroyed by fire. It was the only three-story building on town and had been a Village landmark since 1809. Also housed in the building were the IGA market on the first floor ...