Opinion

Thank you from Friends of Aine

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: Friends of Aine is pleased to thank the community for the tremendous outpouring of support of the fifth annual Friends of Aine Kids Try-athlon, which took place on Sunday, Aug. 13 in Bedford. The Friends of Aine Kids Try-athlon encompasses the 3 things Aine loved to do all ...

It’s all about the apples in Hollis

HB Letters

When I was little, I lived my first seven years of my life with my mother and grandfather, Pop. Pop was an Italian immigrant, a naturalized citizen of the U.S. His sponsor family taught him carpentry as a means of earning a living and supplied him with all the tools he needed when he was ready ...

Stupid songs: Just sing away

Cabinet Editorials

Recently, as Kathy and I were driving to New Jersey, we picked up a Worcester radio station, WCW, or something like that, that was playing oldies, and on came a live version of “You Were Mine” by the Fireflies. It brought back this memory of the time I was slugged by Pat, as in Patricia, ...

Selectmen made right call on Brox issue

Cabinet Editorials

Milford’s Board of Selectmen made the right decision when it adopted a rule prohibiting shooting at the town-owned Brox property. Two selectmen, Gary Daniels and Mike Putnam, voted against the rule – in other words, they thought it was fine for shooters to disturb the peace and quiet of a ...

Watch out for scams related to relief effort

Cabinet Editorials

For all of the wonderful stories coming out of Houston about neighbors helping neighbors and people all over the country sending money and other forms of aid to the flood-ravaged region, we have to remember that in every disaster, there are people who come out from under their rocks to try to ...

SHARE gives thanks for support from community

Cabinet Letters

With the help of a generous community, SHARE prepared more than 250 students for the start of the new school year by providing backpacks and school supplies. There are many people to thank, including area churches, businesses, the Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club and the many SHARE friends ...

Bash incandescent bulbs and go LED

HB Letters

Go to the store today and purchase a pack of LED bulbs and replace perfectly working incandescent bulbs in your home and start saving money in just three months. As a bonus, you’ll be doing your part to help the environment. Yes, that’s right, removing a perfectly good incandescent bulb and ...

Take a step into Bedford’s history

HB Letters

To the Editor: Calling all history buffs, veterans, students and curiosity seekers! On Sept. 9, at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Friends of Bedford Cemeteries will provide free tours of one of New Hampshire’s most fascinating sites: Back River Road Cemetery. Step into the 18th century and learn ...

Who’s at fault for Electoral College flub?

Cabinet Editorials

I’m all for blame. You got an issue you can’t resolve? Blame somebody. You don’t like something that happened? Blame anybody. Blaming everybody is good, too. As the Old Crone said to Edmund Lord Blackadder when he asked her advice on concealing his love for his manservant, Bob: “Kill ...

Fate of Keyes Park building still in limbo

Cabinet Editorials

Let’s see if we can figure out how this works: Milford officials form a committee and charge it to plan the future of Keyes Memorial Park, including what to do with a large, empty building at the west end of the site. The committee presents its report to the Milford Board of Selectmen with ...

Milford Touch-A-Truck expresses gratitude

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: On Saturday, Aug. 12, Milford Recreation Department held its third annual Touch-A-Truck Event at Milford Middle School and High School. We had over 400 people come out for our event. The Recreation Department wants to give a big thank you to Milford Fire Department, Milford ...

Milford assessment of storm drains a good step forward

Cabinet Letters

To The Editor: Milford has initiated a video assessment of the storm drains in town. The primary purpose of this program is to identify the condition of our stormwater pipes and catch basins for future planning purposes. An additional benefit of this work is the identification of pollution ...

Sen. Daniels looks forward to continued service in post

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: This session I served as chair of the Senate Finance Committee, where we produced the operating budget for the state for the next two years, focusing on our state’s most pressing issues while ensuring financial stability and continued economic growth into the future. The budget ...

Thank you to blood donors, volunteers and food donors

Merrimack Letters

To the Editor: The Board of Directors of the John O’Leary Adult Community Center, Inc. of Merrimack wishes to thank everyone who participated in our first Red Cross blood drive, which was held at the center on Tuesday, Aug. 1. Besides serving the State of New Hampshire with this most vital ...

What vanity moose plates say to others

Cabinet Editorials

The other day I went to Lyndeborough Town Hall to register my new 2012 Prius from Horseless Carriage, which is beginning to seem like my second home, and told Trish, the town clerk, I wanted moose plates and she asked, “Do you want moose vanity plates? Because if you do, you have to get them ...

Sedlar defends Am title

Bedford Sports

GRANTHAM – There was never a doubt. Chelsea Sedlar fired a 2-over-par 71 to run away with her second straight New Hampshire Women’s Amateur golf championship on Wednesday at Eastman Golf Links. The 19-year-old Merrimack native cleared the field by 11 strokes and became the first golfer to ...

The dangers of using plastics

Merrimack Letters

The dangers of using plastics To the Editor: I recently read a couple of articles regarding the extent to which the proliferation of plastic disposable water bottles and plastic bags is affecting our environment and thought you might find the info of interest. Plastic bottles and bags can take ...

Merrimack Crimeline golf tourney latest of group’s events

Merrimack Letters

Merrimack Crimeline golf tourney latest of group’s events Merrimack Crimeline will host its 19th annual Golf Tournament Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. This is their major fundraiser for the year. If you would like to be a sponsor please contact Officer Rob Kelleher at 424-3774 if you have not ...

He used to coach in Cleveland, too

Cabinet Editorials

If my family history is correct and I am indeed related to President Grover Cleveland, then, it turns out, I am also related to … Bill Belichick. Because he, according to an article in The Globe, is related to Grover Cleveland. “Dear Uncle Bill, I sure could use some free tickets to the ...

Shooting at Brox leads to questions

Cabinet Editorials

The Milford selectmen have asked several important questions of a group that wants to set up a town-authorized, thus legally sanctioned, shooting range on the Brox property after hearing what has been referred to as an in-depth proposal from the new Milford Gun Club. They probably will get ...