Opinion

Wrong Message

Cabinet Editorials

Michael Avenatti brought the wrong message to the annual picnic of the Hillsborough County Democrats when he told them, in essence, that in order to battle Donald Trump, they had to get down into the gutter with him. “When they go low, we hit harder,” Avenatti told the Democrats, and they ...

A laughable mistake

Cabinet Editorials

All right now, that’s enough ragging on Fox News for putting up a picture of Patti LaBelle when they should have put up a picture of Aretha Franklin who, after all, was the singer who died. The folks at Fox News SINCERELY believe that all black people are interchangeable so they keep around ...

Thumbing the Files For Aug. 30

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1947 The Milford Masonic Lodge was preparing to celebrate its 150th anniversary. The Joslin Farm in South Lyndeborough was looking for apple pickers. The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Beginning or the End” with Brian Donlevy, Robert Walker, and Beverly Tyler. ...

Protecting New Hampshire

Cabinet Letters

Thank you to Sen. Kevin Avard for his continued support for the override of the veto by Gov. Chris 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 ...

Support Avard

Cabinet Letters

Sen. Kevin Avard works tirelessly on behalf of the frail elderly, adult disabled and developmentally disabled citizens of New Hampshire. During the last session, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services pursued an effort to mandate a managed care model for long-term care ...

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 ...