Opinion

‘He’s all hat and no cattle’

Cabinet Editorials

As far as I can tell to this point, Beto O’Rourke lives up to, or down to, that old Texas saying: “He’s all hat and no cattle.” Oh, he’s young and enthusiastic and handsome and well-spoken and perhaps he has some ideas, but nothing that’s grabbed me. I’m no huge fan of ...

No more vaping

Cabinet Letters

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is a justifiable amount of evidence to keep the youth of America away form vaping products. These products contain the highly addictive substance nicotine, which has been shown to harm the developing brain. As a college ...

How they voted

Cabinet Letters

The following bills were voted to pass by Reps. Murray and Radhakrishnan and not to pass by Reps. Panasiti and Sanborn when present for the vote. SB 1 Establishing an income tax, HB 397 Making it easier for illegals to obtain a drivers license, HB 558 Banning plastic straws. HB 560 Banning ...

Thank everyone for their votes

Bedford Letters

I want to thank everyone for their votes on March 12. I am honored that the people have elected me to the Bedford Town Council. I will do my best to keep the best interests of the Town and the Residents as a top priority. Again, I thank you for the trust you have placed in me.

It was a good day for Bedford!

Bedford Letters

We wish to thank Bedford voters for turning out on March 12 and 13. Many received an unsigned, unauthorized flyer from a California PAC (despite the NH name) that attempted to fool people into thinking their recommendations would “make Bedford a great place to live”. Town Council ...

Gun-Free School Zones Don’t Work

Merrimack Letters

This letter is in response to the article entitled “Gun-Free School Zones” written by the members of the Oyster River Cooperative School Board. HB 564, an act allowing for “Safe School Zones”, will do nothing to ensure the safety of our children. 86% of public mass shootings took ...

Tlapa has made a strong point

Cabinet Editorials

Regardless of the outcome of the recount of the Milford School Board election – scheduled for today, Thursday, March 21 – no one will be able to take away from Holleigh Tlapa the fact that more than 800 of her fellow residents took the time and the effort to write in her name. On the ...

Living a nightmare?

Cabinet Editorials

What is it about so called “elite” universities that drives people, some of them famous, to get involved in what clearly were scams directed at getting their children into colleges they obviously couldn’t have gotten on merit? Speculation about motives has been rife ever since news of ...

Pence gets a surprise

Cabinet Editorials

Favorite story of the week: Ireland’s leader, Leo Varadkar, had breakfast with U.S. Vice President Mike (LGBTQ people shouldn’t have rights) Pence and Varadkar brought with him (drum roll) his boyfriend. Uh oh. Mike Pence and Mrs. Mike Pence don’t seem all that comfortable with gay ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948 About 105 inches of snow had fallen in Milford so far, the most on Dec. 23 when 15 inches fell, followed by 12 inches on Dec. 26. Our Milford High School correspondent, Nancy Fitch, wrote that “stringent warnings” were being issued concerning “snowballing.” The ...

Bags, buses and helping the village to feed itself

Cabinet Editorials

Occasionally, somebody says something to me that is humbling, in that it seems like something I should have known but did not. When this happens, if often gets my mind spinning on what can be done to possibly effect change. I want to share with you a story about just such an incident that ...

Wilton EOP or OMG?

Cabinet Letters

The awkward behavior of the Wilton Select Board was again on display in The Cabinet’s coverage of the March 11 meeting. One of the evening’s topics was the emergency operations plan (EOP). This appears to be a rather unconventional document as noted in one section stating, “…Generally, ...

Preserve the N.H. advantage

Cabinet Letters

New Hampshire Democrats, led by State Sen. Dan Feltes, are putting our state on the pathway to an income tax. They are pursuing an income tax by tucking it inside proposed paid family medical leave legislation, called Senate Bill 1. Put simply, their plan is an 0.5 percent income ...

Budget balances needs

Cabinet Letters

Gov. Chris Sununu’s budget balances the need to solve existing problems and to responsibly manage taxpayer dollars. The most notable aspect of his budget is the overarching theme that one-time monies should only be used to pay for one-time expenses. Surplus funds are often seen as a green ...

HB 415 would only allow ballot voting

Bedford Letters

We hear constant complaints that by enforcing clean election laws, we are “suppressing the vote”. But now Democrats, those crafty devils, have sponsored HB 415, a bill which would completely take away the right of the townspeople to vote on SB2 by ballot, which means if SB2 is defeated, ...

Why Does Socialism Invariably Fail?

Bedford Letters

The functional results of socialism are consistent with its antithetical morality discussed in a prior letter. The free market is the only possible way of determining commodities’ true economic values and the economical allocation of scarce resources; i.e., an agreeable monetary price based ...

I would support the President

Bedford Letters

72000 deaths in 2018 from opioid overdose is a national emergency. 700,400 people, the projected number of people that will die of an opioid overdose from 2016 to 2025, is a national emergency. 39770 people dying from firearm injuries in 2016 is a national emergency. 5,790 children being ...

We’re all in this together

Cabinet Editorials

This question has probably been around since the advent of overhead power lines and perhaps especially since the great ice storm of 2008, but it comes up again because Eversource, our regional power company, has asked the Amherst Planning Board to host a public hearing on its plan to remove ...

Name, town and phone number, please

Cabinet Editorials

We received a letter from someone who signed it with something that was obviously not a real name and as per our rules at The Cabinet, did not run it. The letter does not reach our criterion for running letters without a name and town. In the long history of The Cabinet, we have run a few ...