Opinion

Reflecting on missed opportunity

Cabinet Editorials

I missed my chance with Harry Belafonte. Many years ago, Kathy, Sara and I went to New York to see “Angels in America,” and at intermission, I went to the men’s room, where I found myself standing between John Lithgow on my left, to whom I had nothing to say, and Belafonte on my right, to ...

Courtesy on the streets works both ways

Cabinet Editorials

Last week, we reminded drivers that we have entered the time of year when bicycles and motorcycles are, as a bumper sticker says, everywhere, and asked motorists to be alert for them and – especially in the case of bicycle riders – to show courtesy. Bicycle riders, we should remember, have ...

Spring joy – for turtles, snakes

Cabinet Editorials

One could argue that logging on Milford’s Brox property will not be all that onerous for concerned conservationists or abutters because, after all, it will only go on for three to five days. But those who would argue such a point, we think, are folks who don’t understand the importance of ...

Sununu’s first 100 days all downhill

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Gov. Sununu’s first 100 days in office have been all downhill. I’m not talking about his abuse of a government Twitter account to promote his family’s ski resort, I’m talking about the job losses he has overseen. Half a billion dollars in economic activity over 10 years, ...

‘No such thing as being nice’

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: You are completely wrong when you say people should give up their right of way to be nice. If you obey the rules of the road, we know that whomever is on the thru way has the right of way. If you slow down and allow others to take the right of way, you cause untold accidents and ...

Thanks for help with annual Easter Egg Hunt in Milford

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: On Saturday, April 15, the Milford Recreation Department held its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Keyes Field. We had over 450 people join us. The Recreation Department wants to give a big thank you to Texas Roadhouse for donating eggs and helping our Easter Bunny by filling eggs, and ...

Dispute on climate change goes well beyond just the climate

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: Although there are good reasons to be skeptical of many climate change claims, the real conflict concerns the implication that climate change then requires full political control of the environment, the economy and the discourse by climate change advocates. A historical record ...

Our Promise to Nicholas Easter Egg Festival set for April 15

Bedford Letters

BEDFORD – That’s right, 10,000 eggs will be ready for your little ones to gather up at this year’s Easter Egg Hunt Festival scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 15, at the N.H. Sportsplex in Bedford. This popular family fundraising event from the OPTN, now in its ninth year, ...

Local woman to run in Boston Marathon for Mass. hospital team

Bedford Letters

Bedford resident Charla Stevens will run in the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17 in support of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Emergency Response Marathon Team. Charla will join an estimated 30,000 runners along the 26.2 mile course that spans from Hopkinton to Boston’s Boylston Street. ...

A special thanks to Sen. Avard

HB Letters

As a forester based in southern New Hampshire, I would like to thank Sen. Avard for co-sponsoring and supporting Senate Bill 129 – NH’s Clean Energy Jobs Act. New Hampshire has been using wood chips from forest thinnings, land clearing and landscaping to generate electricity for over 30 ...

Hold on to that train of thought

Cabinet Editorials

I’ve been thinking about trains. You know what trains are: Those things that run on tracks that you can’t catch anywhere around here. Those things. And I’ve been thinking about them because when Kathy and I were in Portugal recently, we took a lot of trains. Well, actually, a total of ...

Be courteous: Clear off snow

Cabinet Editorials

It might seem a bit late in the year for this, but given that we live in New England, one can never be sure, so: Please clean snow and ice off the roofs of your vehicles. Just last week, someone could have been killed when ice flew off the roof of a truck and struck the windshield of a car ...

Spring means be alert for bikes

Cabinet Editorials

With the coming of spring and, one can hope, the end of our snow season, we need to be aware that bicycles and motorcycles will become more prevalent on streets and highways. The recent accident in Wilton is a clear reminder that not everyone on the road is in a car. We have no idea what ...

Polar Plunge raises more than $15K

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: On March 26 at Seabrook Beach, where the air temperature was 38, the water temperature was 37 and a nippy breeze, and with Ally and Cooper looking on, our family, Bill Doucette and Dave Beati hit the ocean for the ninth annual Polar Plunge to help out Ally Teixeira and Cooper ...

Peace group presents testimony

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Over 200 people gathered at the Statehouse in Concord on April 4 to make their views known about the Education Bill SB 193. Members of Wilton Peace Action presented testimony expressing their concerns that with the bill there is no reliable estimate of the cost to taxpayers, that ...

Search leads to spiritual home

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: For many years, I described myself as spiritual, but not religious. I believed in the Golden Rule and that all religions followed this core tenet, but I did not attend church. Though I had fond memories of Sunday school, I never attended church as a teen or young adult. I was ...

Brox land purchase saved town of Milford money

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: In the year 2000, when the town purchased the Brox pit, there were 275,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel already piled up, left behind by the seller and ready for the town’s use. It was worth over $1 million, according to the state’s appraiser and reported by a committee of ...

Funding arts, humanities benefits all Americans

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Have you ever watched Ken Burns’ documentary on the Civil War, read “The Color Purple” or seen “Sesame Street” with your children? Have you seen a Sundance film, listened to NPR or watched anything on PBS? Did you ever use interlibrary loan for a book you need, attend a ...

Vote yes on Warrant Article 2

Merrimack Letters

I am writing this letter to urge you to vote “yes” on Warrant Article 2, April 11, for a new Public Works Facility and renovations to the existing building. The current building on Turkey Hill Road is 43 years old, is inadequate for current needs from space, layout, ventilation, insulation, ...