Opinion

Convincing golf ball to do your will

Cabinet Editorials

Occasionally, I find myself needing to go comatose, so I put a golf match on television. Only two matches – the Masters and the British Open – are of any serious interest, but sometimes on a Sunday afternoon, when I want to read but need some background noise that won’t be at all ...

Involvement in politics great for youths

Cabinet Editorials

Milford High School has a Young Republicans Club – the MHS Young Republicans – and that, we think, is a good thing. We don’t know if the school has a Young Democrats Club or a Young Independents Club, but those would be good things, too. Say what you will about politics in this day and ...

Group has worked with town for conservation gift

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: In 1974, several families purchased 57 acres with a farmhouse on Melendy Road in Milford. Most of us built our homes there, and we put 30-plus acres into current use. From the beginning, our vision was that this land would remain open. As we age and before the land passes to the ...

Shooting procrastination at Brox causes concern

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: On June 27, the Milford Board of Selectmen postponed until July 24 a meeting to discuss target shooting at the town-owned Brox property, with a presentation by members of the public regarding a proposed shooting range. This past winter, Police Chief Michael Viola had urged the ...

Gov. Chris Sununu, please join the Climate Change Alliance

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: Governor Sununu deserves a nod for expressing his concern for New Hampshire’s environment (The Exchange, July 10.) His support for NH hydro and geothermal energy sources would reduce our carbon dioxide emissions. However, he should reconsider his position to not join the ...

Cooking up revenge for sticky pasta

Cabinet Editorials

I like to cook. Even if I didn’t, I’d be the cook because my wife has an actual square job. She goes to work every day and on weekends, she’s in our workroom at home … working. She claims it’s only for a couple of hours every day but that’s just not true. It’s lots more than a ...

Safe meeting a smart decision

Cabinet Editorials

The Wilton police have tagged onto a wonderful idea that we only wish weren’t necessary. Taking a hint from a police professional magazine, Chief Brent Hautanen and his officers have provided folks who transact online sales that require face-to-face meetings with a safe place to do that ...

Superfund site cleanup a long, positive journey

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: I don’t think that anyone is more pleased that the Fletcher Paint Superfund Site is coming to an end than I! My business is right next door to the entire cleanup, Power of One Chiropractic, and we have gone through it all from the beginning, the shaking, noise, disruption, ...

Environmental destruction masked as conservation

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: What appears to be a generous donation of 30 acres of land to the Town of Milford’s Conservation Commission by the Melendy Country Association is in process of becoming finalized. But is it generosity on the part of the Association or is it something else? The fact is that the ...

Merrimack Rotary thanks July Fourth sponsors

Merrimack Letters

The Merrimack Rotary wishes to thank its extraordinary sponsors of this year’s Fourth of July pancake breakfast and Family Fun Day. The categories of sponsorships range from $1,500 to $25. “The Merrimack Rotary values its sponsors of the July 4 Family Fun Day,” said Ed Hilston, incoming ...

Corinne E. Pelchat

Cabinet Editorials

Corinne E. Pelchat, 87, lifelong resident of Milford, NH died on July 2, 2017 at The Courville of Nashua, NH. She was born in Milford on June 9, 1930, a daughter of Percy and Rosemond (Butterfield) Field. Corinne was a graduate of Milford High School, Class of 1948. She was employed as a ...

Carefree is how youth should be

Cabinet Editorials

My friend Steven died last July and the other day I was thinking about him and how we used to argue about really dorky things, especially when we were in high school and one I recalled was the battle over a few of the words in the song “Love Potion No. 9,” by The Clovers. (An aside: When I ...

Still fortunate this 4th of July

Cabinet Editorials

Another Independence Day has come and gone, but there was something about this one that was different, something that continues to speak so well about this nation and about its people. That something is our ability, for 241 years, to choose as our leaders anyone we deem preferable to anyone ...

Pentagon spending hike not in nation’s best interest

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: I have lived in Harrisville and worked with students in NH’s public schools since 1975. It has been my privilege to work with many immigrant students and their families and to witness their remarkable courage and persistence. Our social safety net has been crucial in helping ...

Thank you to all who made Strawberry Festival happen

HB Letters

To the Editor: The Hollis Woman’s Club Strawberry Festival chairpersons began planning for the June Hollis Strawberry Festival in January. There are three areas of the festival that the chairpersons have absolutely no control over: the weather, quality and availability of the strawberries ...

Fashion Showcase brings in funds for Community Center project

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: On May 24 the multi-generational efforts of a group of Bedford High School students and teachers, along with members of the Bedford Historical Society, organized and hosted an amazing show, Design Through the Decades, A Fashion Showcase to benefit the Stevens-Buswell Community ...

Board gets it wrong by nixing Brookline sidewalk project

HB Letters

To the Editor: Congratulations to the three Selectboard members who shamelessly gave Brookline residents the finger by surreptitiously cancelling the “TAP-2” sidewalk project overwhelmingly approved by the taxpayers they’re supposed to represent. They may have cost the town $580,000 in ...

One big world of culture and appropriation

Cabinet Editorials

As if we don’t have enough to worry about, now we have to fret about something called “cultural appropriation,” or in the alternative, “cultural misappropriation.” In case you don’t know exactly what it is you’re supposed to fret about, here is a definition from ...