Opinion

Compromise, understanding needed to achieve country’s goals

Bedford Letters

Perhaps, we have all forgotten the lessons of the past. Our country and our state were founded by people determined to put in place a government of checks and balances, so that we could avoid an autocratic, undemocratic society. At the same time, frightened by the effective anarchy of the ...

Bi-Partisan approach: When only the best will do

Bedford Letters

Greetings from Colorado. Seven states in 80 years, but New Hampshire is still the state I love most. While serving six years on the Bedford Town Council and as chairman for one year, I worked with public officials across the state, including Sens. Hassan, Shaheen, Ayotte and many others. I ...

Vote to override SB 365 and SB 446

HB Letters

Thank you to Sen. Avard for his continued support for the override of the veto by Gov. Sununu of SB 365 and SB 446. The young people we encourage to stay in or move to New Hampshire and visitors are not attracted by the attractions that Nashua, Manchester and Concord offer. They are ...

Valuable lesson

Cabinet Editorials

What is happening between the school boards of Mont Vernon and Amherst is a lesson in cooperation from which everyone can take note. The two boards are working together to figure out a way to deal with kindergarten class size issues and when we say “working together,” we mean it. And ...

Some random thoughts

Cabinet Editorials

My wife had to deal with the howling beast known as Mandy while I was away for two days recently. She times the start of her day to when I get up - 4 a.m. If I’m not downstairs by then, she sits on the kitchen table - she’s forbidden to sit on the kitchen table, but we’re in bed, so she ...

George, I remember you

Cabinet Editorials

Millions of people across the country have seen the Moving Wall honoring the more than 58,000 Americans who died during the Vietnam War. What they haven’t seen is this name: George Poor. George, a kid from Hillsdale, N.J., was killed only three months after arriving in Vietnam and his ...

Enjoyment and pride

Cabinet Editorials

Sometimes a picture says even more than 1,000 words and that was the case with our Page 1 photo last week of Paul Spiess holding aloft his Amherst Citizen of the Year trophy. The photo tells us of Spiess’s pride in being so honored, it says joy, it says thank you, it says community. This ...

Reminder

Cabinet Editorials

The Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall arrived in Amherst today. At 5:30 p.m. Friday, its four-day stay officially begins. The word “moving” is apropos in at least two ways: The wall does move from place to place, but anyone who sees it, who reads those thousands of names etched into it, will ...

Thumbing the Files for July 19

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1947 Richard Carpenter won the Milford playground horseshoe tournament for junior and senior boys. In a brief mention in his editorial column, “The Observer,” William B. Rotch wrote about North Carolina where “a colored man was refused the prize he won in a raffle, a ...

McAllister Bronze Star

Cabinet Editorials

Sgt. Roger McAllister was a 24-year-old Army ranger from Milford when he was killed in Vietnam on Mother’s Day 1965. In the photo, his children Gary and Roger, and their mother, Rita, receive his Bronze Star. McAllister’s name is on the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall that is scheduled to be ...

Some random tidbits

Cabinet Editorials

All righty, then. Let’s look at some headlines from the New York tabloids, and one from The Hill, from last week. First, from The Hill’s website: “Fla. police chief told officers to pin unsolved crimes on random black people.” Friends, talk about proactive police work. Well ... ...

It’s the lady with the dog in her purse’s fault

Cabinet Editorials

All the excuses you need to know so you can feel better about yourself while paying outrageous prices to fix your car. Viable Excuse number seven, those irritating miscellaneous shop charges. In our last Article we discussed the expense item on the bill “hazardous waste removal”, and we ...

Fernald runs for office

Cabinet Letters

I am running for State Senate District 9 (which includes the towns of Mont Vernon, Lyndeborough and Temple) because New Hampshire is on the wrong track. Consider these trends: Since 2000, the total property tax bill in New Hampshire has more than doubled, rising faster than the incomes of ...

Thank you

Cabinet Letters

We wanted to write to publically thank the Milford Hospital Association for generously awarding us a first-time $2,500 grant to help expand our Loaner’s Closet for Durable Medical Equipment. The Milford Hospital Association supports causes that benefit the health and well-being of the ...

‘Really?’

Cabinet Letters

What’s next? Now, shortly after the horrific separation of immigrant children from their parents, including children under 5 years old, comes the news that the Trump administration has tried to block a resolution supporting breastfeeding at the World Health Organization. There are four ...

Roundtable welcomed

Cabinet Letters

As both a small environmental business owner and a Nashua resident, my hat is off to Melanie Levesque, candidate for state Senate, for putting together a renewable energy roundtable last night at the Lawrence Barn in Hollis. Dick Swett, former congressman/ambassador and two local solar ...

Keeping and open mind

Cabinet Editorials

You might think that a Gay Pride rally that drew 15 people would not be considered a great success, but we would beg to disagree. On the contrary, for the first such rally on the Milford Oval, it was a fine start, aided by the number of people who honked their car horns in support as they ...

Being safe

Cabinet Editorials

An organization called Everytown for Gun Safety, which bills itself as the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, recently issued a report showing that “dozens of states have passed laws to establish or improve their mental health records reporting systems, resulting in a ...